Does Don Sullivan's Training Work on all Types of Dogs
Don Sullivan's book, Wake Up And Smell The Poop, shares his methods of how #dogs should be trained
"My husband and I saw Don Sullivan's system on an infomercial late one night, and thought that it may be just what we needed for our unruly 3 month old Great Dane puppy. I went online and researched it a little bit before purchasing, because I am always a little doubtful of "As Seen On TV" products. I saw a lot of good reviews, but I also saw bad ones talking about how it was outdated training and painful to the dogs, but because our Dane had not responded to any other type of training I decided to give it a try. WHAT A MISTAKE!!! One of the first scenes of his training video is Don Sullivan yanking down on a puppy's neck with the spiky "command collar", that was so awful my husband and I had to turn it off. I thought maybe using Don's techniques (but not yanking quite so hard) would do something. The only thing it did was make my poor puppy yelp and try to run away from me. His struggling made the collar dig into his neck harder, and he started crying and whining. I had to hold him down to get it off of him. That was it! I want to be the alpha in my dog's eyes, but I want them to RESPECT me, not be PETRIFED of me! Don Sullivan even says in the video that you should wear heavy gloves while training, because your dog will most likely try to bite you! I would try to bite someone too that was aggressively yanking spikes into my neck! There are ways to train and alpha your dogs without them trying to attack you! This is the worst obedience program I have come across in many years of owning dogs. I am returning the video and collar and signing up for puppy obedience classes, because I'd rather pay the extra money for classes over hurting my dog."
A: Don Sullivan teaches you how to establish boundaries with your dogs so that they are aware of, and obey, the rules that you set for them. You need to decide what you will allow and what you will not. Don then empowers you to communicate this to your dogs and train them to discipline themselves i.e. to respect your wishes. So, you can teach your dog never to dig at home, but still dig to indicate. You can teach your dog not to bark at home, but still bark when he finds a victim. And, you can teach your dog to never chase after the ducks at the local park, but still hunt in the field. The Perfect Dog System will help you to gain a more attentive and respectful dog in general, so that he performs better in the field or show ring. You will be able to choose which commands you desire to teach your dog, once you have watched through the DVDs and determined what will work best in your particular situation.
Don Sullivan Command Collar - Dogs By Nina
Don Sullivan- The DogFather - Behavior & Training Forum - Dogster
Don Sullivan’s The Perfect Dog system works so great because it really helps to get you inside the head of your dog. Dogs do not think as we do in terms of reward for good behavior.Q4: DO THE TRAINING DVDS COVER MY DOG’S PARTICULAR PROBLEM BEHAVIOR? Read a detailed explanation of all the topics covered in Don Sullivan’s two disc training DVD set.