A guide to navigating the challenge and adventure of life with your dogs.

Resources for owners of the "Give Your Dog a Brain" ebook

Hey there, GYDAB owners. Here are your training videos. They are password-protected. Use the password you were emailed when you purchased the program.

If you stumbled upon this page by accident and have no idea what’s going on,
these videos are for an ancient (five years old!) 3LD training program you can check out here: Give Your Dog a Brain.

The Videos

Lesson One: Basic Manners & Relationship-Building
Hand Touch/Targeting
Eye Contact

Lesson Two: A Little Self-Control
Leave It (Impulse Control Level One)
Wait at the Door

Lesson Three: Staying Cool Instead of Freaking Out
Calm Leashing
Greeting Without Jumping

Lesson Four: Learning to Focus in a Distracting World
Friend With Food
Check it Out

Lesson Five: Loose Leash Walking
Walking Together
Loose Leash Walking

Useful Links

(It should be noted that I am not affiliated with any of the product companies mentioned, nor do I get paid if you click on the links)

Tools for dealing with dogs who pull on leash

Head collars
Gentle Leader
Halti

Both the Gentle Leader and the Halti are available at most pet stores and Amazon.com.

Here’s a good write-up about how to properly use a head collar: Are Head Collars on Dogs Dangerous or Safe? It’s All About Technique!

Front-clip harnesses (my preference)
SENSE-ible Harness
Easy Walk

The Easy Walk is available in most pet stores. The SENSE-ible usually has to be ordered online but I think the design is slightly better.

Making your own agility course

Some people showing off the agility courses they made out of household objects:
Video one
Video two
Video three

Instructions for PVC obstacles
More instructions for PVC obstacles

If you want to buy some practice equipment, Affordable Agility is the most, well, affordable agility stuff I’ve found.

And gotta love Amazon, they now carry some pretty inexpensive beginner agility equipment. Like this total steal on an eighteen-foot tunnel.

Puzzle toys

This 3 Lost Dogs post has links to our favorites: Puzzle Toys: A Beginner’s Guide to the Most Useful Dog Toys Ever