Dog Training Fundamentals (Watch this before any other dog training video)

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31 Comments on “Dog Training Fundamentals (Watch this before any other dog training video)”


    “𝕴’𝖒 𝖌𝖎𝖋𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖊𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖞𝖔𝖓𝖊 𝖜𝖍𝖔 𝖘𝖚𝖇𝖘 𝖙𝖔 𝖒𝖊”🦙

  2. I have a 10 month old lab, “Joey”. He is at his best behaviour because of Zak’s videos.
    There have been times when i think the training is not going anywhere and i’m getting frustrated. But then i look at Zak’s video and he honestly admits that even for him it doesn’t go as planned at times.
    So thumbs-up to the best set of dog training videos out there. Watching these gave me the confidence to bring “Joey” into our lives.

    Side effect of these training videos – I’m raising a stickler for belly rubs. He seldom barks at strangers, and if they call him by his name, he happily will run towards them wagging his tail to play. Double-facepalm.

    1. Lab owner here. At about 7 months I started looking elsewhere for obedience guidance. The Lab was nowhere close to being the camping-hiking-swimming dog I always wanted. By elsewhere, I mean better dog trainers. As soon as I found them, The Lab was learning faster than I ever expected. By 12 months she was recalling off of running deer, off leash. Zak George aint gonna get you there. ZG is a kindergarten teacher. Here are the professors: Larry Krohn, Marc Goldberg, Michael Ellis, Tyler Muto, Jay Jack, Chad Macklin, the monks of New Skeet, Tom Davis, Ian Grant. Your dog’s life is too short to waste time.

  3. I continually find the parallels between puppy training and child rearing interesting: focusing on the positive, setting them up for success, “catch” them being good to reinforce the behaviors you like, making sure they have a lot of mental and physical exercise as well as a healthy diet, and most important is the loving bond.

    1. Amen! It’s a beautiful thing now that my eyes have been opened to positive reinforcement training! I love it & I love watching my boys make the connections as we progress.

    1. Haha, he’s trained us well. I’m constantly looking for good behaviour so I can be like “yes! yaahhhs!!” and then sometimes I laugh at myself because she’s literally just sitting and watching something without *losing her damn puppy mind.*

    2. Haha yup, same here! Every time my boys hear that YES! They light up 😄 They know they have just done something excellent! Even if it mean just not barking at a squirrel outside.

  4. I love watching Inertia and Kona! Such beautiful intelligent dogs; and Kona is so sweet. Zak has a great video personality, there is an amazing amount of valuable content; and Bree’s talent as a videographer is the icing on the cake.

  5. Can you do a video that models the ideal routine of someone working full time? For example, showing what you would do in the morning, how you situate them when you leave (toys, treats, etc), what you would do when you come back during lunch, and then again when you return in the evening. Also, if you use a two way camera and see them getting worked up while you’re out, do you try to interact with them through the camera?

  6. Your approach makes so much sense! Thank you for sharing your expertise. We have incorporated your methods with our dogs and have improved our lives together so much. ❤💙💜

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