Hi guys, I thought I’d make a post reviewing a product I had heard about on an online dog forum I sometimes hang around in (too much spare time I guess!) But the main reason I’m doing this is to help you decide whether this might or might not benefit you with your Rottweiler Training. So I thought I’d buy it and see how I get along with it, if you’d like to check it out for yourself you can Click Here.
I’ll just dive right in an start by sharing what I thought of the initial sales page. I’ve bought products online before (not many about dog training though) and I’m usually really put off with big pushy sales pages. But I didn’t really get that feeling with The Online Dog Trainer, it seems quite nicely laid out and professional looking. Also it states that it’s SPCA endorsed at the top, which I thought was a nice little touch.
It also contains a section showing what problems the course tackles.
Inside The Members Area
After I purchased the course, I logged into the members area and the home page seemed a bit too much of an information overload to be honest. There are lots of topics and categories to choose from along the top and the side, so I felt a bit lost at first. However once I calmed down, there is a big video in the middle telling you to ‘Watch This First’ and it promptly explains the layout of the site and where to start.
The Pack Leader
In the homepage video, Dan really hammers home the point that you should focus on becoming the pack leader of your dog or dogs first, before trying out any of the other sections to just treat the symptoms. He stresses that it is much more effective to treat the cause of your dogs behavior rather than just the symptom. Click here to visit The Online Dog Trainer Site
You can treat the cause by first becoming the pack leader, then he states that the symptoms of unwanted behavior will disappear on their own or be much easier to treat.
So as advised, I started in the pack leader section where Dan talks about The 5 Golden Rules. These seem to be the 5 rules he teaches to assert yourself as the pack leader. I was already aware of some of the stuff in here, having grown up breeding dogs. But the videos were very informative and laid out really well. He typically has a theory video for each rule and also a video showing the rule in practice.
I also found that his accent helps keep your attention on the video! (New Zealand I believe.)
There are lots of topics to get started with, once you have become that pack leader! So choose whichever one you would like to start with.
Everyday Tools And Techniques
These are the links on the sidebar which confused me at first. I was wondering why these were separate from the topics, but it became apparent that these were a set of techniques you can use to calm your dog down and make them listen to you. I must admit, I did learn a trick or 2 from this section definitely.
One last thing I’d like to mention about The Online Dog Trainer Course is the ‘Project Moses’ section. Dispite what you may think, this is not a top secret religious government program. It’s actually a live action ‘case study’ of Dan’s puppy called Moses which he documents growing up. Along the way you see all the various tricks and techniques Dan is teaching Moses from 8 weeks to 8 months old. He also tackles common problems along the road to adulthood, all whilst documenting it on video for you to see.
If you think the course might benefit your Rottweiler Training – Click here to see the product