Science Based Dog Training (With Feeling)
by Dr Ian Dunbar
Publisher Naturally Happy Dogs
Reviewed by Regan Skinner MBIPDT
Date 20th March 2014
These two DVDs are high quality films of Dr Dunbar’s seminars in July of 2013. 'Science
Based Dog Training' has 15 hours of content, and 'Crucial & Cutting Edge Concepts' has 6
hours of content. For £60 and £25 respectively they represent excellent value for money,
but only if the content is of high value. I am pleased to say that Dr Dunbar has delivered
content of the very highest value.
As a scientist and pioneer of modern companion dog training, he is in a unique position to
assess the development of new ideas and methods. In these DVD's he examines some of
these ideas and explains his own beliefs and methods. Dr Dunbar has the ability to bring
clarity to the principles of learning theory, in particular how to avoid getting bogged down
with the terminology. He also examines the relevance of traditional learning theory to the
dog trainer of today.
He excels at identifying the crucial elements of an inappropriate behaviour and the
appropriate methods to deal with it. From super–charging the food treat to differential
counter conditioning, he not only explains the tools you need, but does so in a clear and
I believe that these DVDs should be part of every trainers and behaviourists armoury.