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.
The Online Dog Trainer
by Doggy Dan
Secrets to Dog Training
Kingdom of Pets
by Dove Cresswell
Expert Dog Training Secrets Revealed
by Ray Coleiro
Train Any Dog
Forum access and consultation, weekly updates
e-Books and audio
upgrade: also videos
In a Nutshell
Very Comprehensive and extremely effective
program. SPCA Endorsed. Trial membership is a MUST HAVE for
dog lovers, as $1 provides full access to 236(!)
Videos, loads of Audios and eBooks or just about any
training need you might have. Easy to follow and makes
training fun and effective. You really want this!
Monthly membership very high quality. New
videos every week. Personal forum access and
consultation a real boon.
Our top pick until The Online Dog Trainer
came out. Very well structured. Very effective e-Book.
Recommended to buy with Upgrade Option of Secrets To Dog
Training Video Files.
Video course make
learning easy and fun.
Good eBooks and audio
training, but lacks videos.
Not one of the best
courses, but if you only require house and potty training,
this is the best course we could find
for under $16.
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:
The best online
dog training course
currently on offer
Doggy Dan's The Online Dog Trainer, followed by Kingdom of
Pets' Secrets to Dog Training.
Doggy Dan's The Online Dog
simply won us over. Arranged as a
membership site, The Online Dog Trainer combines
HUNDREDS of high-quality videos, along with numerous audios and
e-books to cover any training need you might have. Being
video-based, using the course was fun and easy. It proved
extremely effective for very both general obedience training and specific
What's more, Dan is so confident
in the quality of the course that he provides a trial membership
with FULL access to the entire package for only $1. We consider
this trial a must have for any dog
owner. The monthly membership also delivers WAY more than you
pay for. Come voting time we unanimously agreed that compared to
courses this is truly the top-dog.
Secrets to Dog Training
(previously called Sit, Stay, Fetch!)
is a different affair. The course is based on the most comprehensive
and best e-book around. While e-books don't cut it nowadays, the
premium version of the course also includes excellent videos which complement the e-book
Dove Cresswell's Dog
is an online video 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 accompanying e-book preclude it from reaching a higher place.
Dog Training Secrets Revealed
shows us how far do-it-yourself dog training lessons have
progressed in recent years. When we just started doing these
reviews in 2009, this course (then called "Dog Training
Masters") reached our top spot. However, while new courses
arrived and other courses progressed by adding videos, this
course remained where it previously stood. It still provides
good, solid dog obedience training, but the lack of videos lmit
it to our 4th spot.
Finally, House Train
is our default choice if you're on a tight budget and only need
to house-train and potty-train yor dof or puppy.
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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