Ian Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

http://www.ted.com Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, trainer Ian Dunbar asks us to see the world through the eyes of our beloved dogs. By knowing our pets’…

25 comments on “Ian Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

  1. @wreckedrasclad cesars better than victoria slutwell.cesar doesnt tell
    families over the phone that they should put down theyre dog,because she
    cant train it. this dumbar guy and slutwell,still use negitive
    corection,they use loud bangs and noises.just because they like to feel
    superior claiming better methods.

  2. @timHYPERLITE I wasn’t able to find that episode, but contrary to your
    belief, not all dogs can be saved! Some dogs are too dangerous to humans
    and other animals alike (poor breeding/mental issues) that they are not
    safe to have in society. Because of this danger level they need to be
    humanely put down. It is more humane for the dog, and the responsible thing
    to do. I train, and specialize in aggression cases, and I KNOW when there
    is no hope. It is sad, but very much a reality.

  3. Can someone please explain to me what the punishment was in his example
    with the dog that had agression problems in the kitchen?

  4. @gentlegiants1 u have some poitns, but you are missing the POINT. because,
    what c.m. is doin is TRYING TO CORRECT A FUCKED UP DOG!!! you are all
    mistaking training from early age with CORRECTION of unwanted
    behaviour..which is not likely to happen…a fucked up dog in most cases is
    a fucked up dog.

  5. @HiveDes There was no specific punishment which is the point….. The dog
    was made aware of what was expected of him and corrected without anger or
    aggression. Just like kids or spouses, the energy you put out will be
    dished right back to you. There is an exception to every rule. Life will be
    easier for all involved if we accept what we have and deal with each
    situation individually.

  6. @PaulAndMuttley 20 years ago, many people would agree with you. But the
    salient issue at the moment is, science (and anecdotal evidence) has
    discovered so many things about how dogs learn, their genetic origins,
    their ancestor’s social behaviour and the domestic dogs’ social behaviour-
    as pets and as feral dogs. And all the evidence is against what Millan
    speaks about. People can make their own choices, but there is now a clear
    line between what is true about dogs and what isn’t.

  7. Nice of you to make assumptions and resort to namecalling, sure makes me
    take you seriously! How about Dr Sophia Yin (look at her website) and Jean
    Donaldson who treat aggression all the time? Patricia McConnell works
    closely with her local shelters to promote positive dog training and since
    her involvement return rates have dramatically decreased. I agree degrees
    aren’t worth anything if you can’t train dogs but just because there are
    bad positive trainers does not mean the method is to blame.

  8. Now I’m 100% convince you’re inept and not a person to listen to. If you
    think the purpose of the prong collar is to cause pain. You are not using
    it right. Any real dog trainer would know this. I’m done with you as of now.

  9. Leonard “Buzz” Cecil is not aka anything. Musicofnote1 is my channel name.
    Also my Behavior Mod business. I have no idea who AboutDogTraining3 is. Nor
    do I have an idea who Shelly Lanette is. Should I?

  10. its amazing, dog training is literally common sense and so many people just
    seem to be disconnected to their pets.

  11. “Dog trainer Ian Dunbar asks us to see the world through the eyes of our
    beloved dogs. By knowing our pets’ perspective, we can build their love and
    trust. It’s a message that resonates well beyond the animal world.”

    I agree with Ian completely. 

  12. @BB King, you clearly have never been to a developing country, or else you
    wouldn’t make such an ignorant comment. Many animals, especially dogs, are
    very mistreated in these areas and most obedience they have is fueled by
    fear. Not exactly the approach you should have towards any living being.

  13. What a great way of training – I’ve done some wrong things with my dog and
    learnt a lot from watching this video – thanks so much.

  14. caesar is a much more engaging and interesting presenter than this stuck up
    pompous know all

  15. By knowing our dogs’ perspective, we can build their love and trust. It’s a
    message that resonates well beyond the animal world.

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  17. There is a lot of bitching back and forth between folks who favor this guy
    and folks who favor Cesar Milan. I’ll just add this little tidbit to the
    mix. Dunbar is all about using his method of training from early puppyhood
    on up. That’s his thing. Cesar came to fame because he had a knack for
    dealing with “red zone” dogs that are far beyond that impressionable age.
    At around 8:15 Dunbar tells the story of reluctantly agreeing to work with
    a “red zone” dog (Cesar’s term, but it applies in Dunbar’s scenario). The
    best he could get was a series of down-stays with the owner using a calm
    but insistent, ie “assertive” demeanor. (Does that sound familiar?). Then
    the dog was euthanized. But for that one afternoon there was progress.
    Interesting that Dunbar was using Milan’s strategy in that scenario.

    My point is that I believe BOTH Dunbar and Milan have value in the dog
    behavior world. They just happen to work in two very different arenas of
    the behavior spectrum. Dunbar molds behavior from the beginning. Milan
    brings dogs, and more importantly their OWNERS, back from the edge so that
    Dunbar can take over where the training previously failed. Notice that
    EVERY episode of Cesar’s show repeats the mantra of how you should be
    enlisting the aid of a professional trainer. To make an analogy, Dunbar is
    the smoke alarm, the exit strategy, the care taken with candles, the
    locking up of matches, the repair of faulty wiring, etc. . . Milan is the
    fire department. Both are useful.

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