If you are like me, you want a well-trained, good-mannered dog who can sit, heel and fetch on command. You want the best for your dog, unfortunately best comes with a steep price. Dog schools are excellent but often times expensive. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have your pet be trained. All dogs need to be trained even the most basic of dog manners. Now, with the many dog training DVDs out in the market, prime canine education can be yours to own.
A professional dog trainer will usually be the face on a dog training DVD. Keep in mind though that just because a dog sits when told does not mean he is an expert. The person tutoring you in the video is most likely licensed and has graduated in a veterinary school to get the required courses for his field of expertise. Use the search engines to look for reputable trainers who may have the training resources you need available.
If you are considering buying one of these DVDs, know what level your dog is in and what exactly you want to teach him. You would want to get a basic obedience training video for a new puppy. For behavior modification or specific dog tricks, research for reputable sites that have an extensive DVD collection. Find the most suitable title from the product offerings usually sorted by topic.
Where can you buy these dog tutorials? There are probably very few video shops who have a good compilation of animal training videos. Your best bet will be rubbing your virtual lamp, the Internet. Amazon is always a reliable source of anything educational including canine related DVDs. There are websites that specifically cater to pet owners. They have whole pages of product offerings which include instructional resources. Search for buy and sell sites for pre-owned DVDs; however, be forewarned that this is not a usually recommended source.
Dog training videos are valued at around $20-$50, depending on the package (quantity of discs and literature included). There are sites that offer discounts and freebies if you order within a certain period of time. If the particular DVD you are eyeing will be much used and reused for your training needs then buy it as soon as you can. It is a worthy investment. However, if you don’t really think you need the title, don’t be enticed by great bargains and keep your credit card in your wallet. You may find something your pet needs more in the future.
A well-trained dog is an affordable luxury any pet owner can get. With dog training DVDs, you can have professional trainers teach your dog right in your living room for a fraction of the cost. Fido may not be trotting the grounds of any prestigious dog academy anytime soon — but thanks to the internet, the dog academy can now go to him.
Author: Geraldine DimarcoThis author has published 13 articles so far.