Is it possible to train my dog myself,
hiring an expensive personal dog trainer?
The answer is surprisingly Yes,
but a few warnings apply.
In a nutshell, "Train Your Dog Yourself"
courses are now ubiquitous, and while some packages are
amazingly effective, others are just short of being
Do NOT waste your time,
money and energy
on Dog Training scams or bad products!
ReviewsNest team of experts, with the help of several
(trainers and vets), performed
hands-on tests of numerous dog training
courses. The test results proved that while the market is packed
with worthless (or even fraudulent) products, some excellent
courses exist, which enable you to
train your dog
very quickly, both for general obedience
training and for specific behavior problems, such as potty
training or leash training.
The five programs
rated highest by our testers are thoroughly reviewed in the
following web pages. This web page summarizes our findings.
It provides a comparison table, followed by our conclusions
and final buying tips.
Dog Training Masters
Home Study Course
by Ray Coleiro
by Daniel Stevens
by Dove Cresswell
Complete Dog-Training System
E-Mail Consultation Line
upgrade: also video files and
In a Nutshell
Very Comprehensive course. Excellent mix of
audio files. Training effective,
fun. Very easy to use. E-mail consultation line a boon.
Our top pick until Dog Training Masters
came out. Very well structured. Very effective e-Book.
Recommended to buy with Upgrade Option of Secrets To Dog
Training Video Files and SitStayFetch Pro
Multimedia format enables
seeing and hearing how things should be done. Lack of e-book
and having only 7 lessons prevent this course from climbing
higher in the ranking.
Excellent for purely audio-visual learners.
Excellent video files and
very good e-book make training effective. Other e-books,
however, not on par and should be considered as bonuses.
Not one of the best
courses, but best and most effective course we could find
for under $15.
If SitStayFetch is ordered with upgrade option,
Dog Training Masters
falls to #2 spot.
If purchased with upgrade option,
SitStayFetch becomes our #1 Choice
Editor's Choice on a Tight Budget
Satisfaction measured by product return rate, user poll and
Note: Although the
chart compares only the five top-rated
courses, we've tested
numerous other courses and sites but many did not
make the cut. To avoid data overkill (and legal issues from sore
losers), the also-rans and scams are not listed here. You may of
course try other products, but we strongly advise you to be very
cautious in doing so. Your chances of unknowingly falling upon a
bad dog training course or a scam and
wasting your time, energy and money, are enormous.
Our tests of
numerous online dog training
courses and sites laid out a very clear picture of the
market. We have found some extremely effective
courses, among dozens of also-rans, bad products and
You will be amazed
at what an effective
course can do to your dog. No
matter if large or small, a puppy or old
- there are a few courses out there that can really
train your do.
These Effective products will:
Teach you to
train your dog in a matter of days.
general obedience training and help you obtain Alpha status
with your dog.
Help you solve
specific problems that bother you, such as potty training,
biting, chewing, etc.
Offer tips &
tricks for various situations (dog with children, with other
dogs, in heat, etc.)
Be fun for both
you and your dog.
Bond you and
your dog better.
Use humane methods only!
Offer a true
money back guarantee.
Produce little progress.
Are misguiding, and teach your dog wrong habits.
too general without addressing specific problems,
too specific without installing Alpha status.
produced, difficult to use, boring for both you and your
Take your money
and practice time, leaving you feeling like a fool and your
dog frustrated and intimidated.
Although we have
tested numerous dog training courses, we listed here only the
five top-rated courses. This means that all online dog
training courses listed above are good, and provide
effective results. In addition, none of them is a scam,
and you can safely buy and use any of them. However,
you need to buy one course, not five, and
you certainly want to put your dollars only on the
dog training course that gives you the
best value. That is why we have to pick our winners:
Instead of picking one winner,
the two top-honchos switch
position according to which configuration you order:
The best online
dog training course
currently on offer
Dog Training Masters Home Study Course,
with SitStayFetch in second place. However,
SitStayFetch together with the upgrade option
moves it to first place, ahead of Dog Training Masters (and at a
lower price, at that).
Dog Training Masters Home
is the gifted newcomer. It combines
multiple excellent e-books, with numerous audio files, and provides
very effective training. Using the course was fun and easy, and it
makes for very effective training
for both general obedience training and specific
It costs more than other
programs, but you get more than you pay for -
especially if you're an Audio-Visual learner. Compared to other
courses without upgrading SitStayFetch, this course is the top-dog.
is a different affair. The course is based on the most comprehensive
and best e-book around, and considered by itself comes second place.
However, when ordering the course you can also order a course
upgrade consisting of excellent videos which complement the e-book
extremely well, and a unique software for organizing your dog's
essential data and monitoring the progress of training.
Together with the upgrade,
SitStayFetch easily jumps to first place, ahead of all other courses
we tested. In addition, offered at a lower price than Dog Training
Masters, we consider
SitStayFetch+upgrade as the best deal
in improvement-per-dollar terms.
you do not want to spend $59 for a dog training
course, the regular version of SitStayFetch costs much less, and
still beats all other courses except the more expensive Dog Training
Masters. It is fun, effective and your dog will thank you for it.
Dog Training Masters and SitStayFetch
came out of our tests as the best dog training courses currently
offered, all three other courses are viable, excellent options:
Dove Cresswell's Dog
is an online multimedia course, which enables you to easily see
and hear each training step and command, as you learn them.
Though it is a truly excellent course (and the best for purely
audio-visual learners), lack of an e-book and having seven
lessons only preclude it from reaching a higher place.
Dog Training Lessons
is an online membership site which provides nine excellent video
lessons and a host of online content.
quality video lessons mostly teach canine psychology and form a
solid basis on which the online content builds this course.
Judging by the videos and online content, this course comes
fourth. The other
e-books however, do not reach
this level of execution.
Finally, The Complete
wins our Editor's Choice on a Tight Budget award. Although not
on par with the other more expensive courses, it is
the only truly effective program for under $15, and is much much
better than any of the free courses we checked.
For more information about
the courses, we invite you to read our reviews following this
webpage, or enter the product sites.
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