How We Manage Dogs in Our Home -by Ed Frawley

A Road Map to Success

Skill Level: Beginner

Length: 8 Modules

Access Period: Unlimited

Price: FREE

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How to Live With or Manage Your Dogs


Learning to live with dogs is a life long process. I was born in 1947 and have never stopped living and learning how to interact with our house dogs.  Probably the most important thing I have learned is that managing dogs and obedience training dogs are two distinctly different skills.


The reason we chose to produce this course was because of the many emails we get concerning behavioral problems. Most problems people have are a result of the mistakes made in those people choose to live with their dogs.


The average person buying or adopting a dog thinks that taking the dog to a 6 or 8 week obedience class is going to teach that dog to be a calm, friendly, submissive member of their family.  Unfortunately that is just not the case. Dogs that go to obedience classes leave those classes with the same behavioral problems they had when they started. 


In this course you will learn how Cindy and I bring totally untrained dogs into our home and through proper management, our new dog learns how we expec5t it to live with us.   We don't need to do this thru corrections, we simply control their freedom and teach them that freedom is earned .


At this time we live with 4 house dogs: a Belgian Malinois, a Border Terrier, German Shepard , and a Shih Tzu. One of the dogs has never been off leash around our small dogs. We have a very safe happy household. 


 If you have a new dog or a dog with behavioral problems, you are going to benefit from the information we share. Do not get me wrong, this is not the only training you will need for your dog, but it will get you started on the right foot and its never too late to restart. 


You have more to learn than your dog. We will teach you how to get and maintain control of your dog (or dogs). We will also show you ways to further your education.


Students walk away from this course with a road map to accomplish the same things Cindy and I take for granted.


Unfortunately nice dogs are given up to shelters every day because the owners didnt know how to manage their dogs. 


2 min 49 sec




Course Content:


Module 1  Management in the Home  
  Segment 1 What management means and why it is so important
  Segment 2 Tools of management
  Segment 3 How to use ex-pens at home and work
  Segment 4 Dog crates in our home and work
  Segment 5 Leashes in the home
  Segment 6 Dog beds and baby gaits in the home
  Segment 7  Managing dog kennels and dog yards
  Segment 8 Managing dog and house guests
  Segment 9  Working dogs Vs family companions
  Segment 10 The only easy day was yestyerday
  Segment 11  Our feeding ritual
  Segment 12 Dogs are creatures of Routine
Module 2 Managing Dogs on Walks  
  Segment 1 what walks are a daily part of our management
  Segment 2 Meeting people or bikes
  Segment 3 Meeting on-leash walks
  Segment 4 Meeting off-leash dogs
  Segment 5 Dog parks & ff leash walks
Module 3 Brining Your New Dog Home  
  Segment 1 Adding a puppy to a home with an adult dog
  Segment 2 Managing multiple adult dogs in the home
  Segment 3 My significant other has 2 dogs - I have never owned a dog
Module 4 Managing dogs and cats  
  Segment 1 Adding a puppy to a home with cats
Module 5 Managing dogs, kids and dog toys  
  Segment 1 Dogs an babies
  Segment 2 Dogs and children
  Segment 3 Managing your dog toys
Module 6 Vehicles and Vet visits  
  Segment 1 Managing dogs in our vehicles
  Segment 2 Managing Your dog at the vet
Module 7 Ask Cindy  
  Segment 1 Customer emails
Module 8    
  Segment 1  Reward Based training
  Segment 2  Training a new puppy
  Segment 3 I want to train my new Service dog
  Segment 4 Competition Obedience
  Segment 5 Biting dog sports
  Segment 6 S&R / Police K9 Training
  Segment 7 Nosework
  Segment 8 I want to be a professional dog trainer
  Segment 9 Certificate of completion


We feel that once you have seen the quality of information in our course and how easy it is to  go back and review material you will want to take other courses.




Ed Frawley's Philosophy on Dog Training

It's important that dog trainers have confidence in the instructor they chose to listen to. This is why I am including a short video detailing my philosophy of dog training. 


7 min 48 sec




A Short Bio on Ed Frawley

At the bottom of this web page you can watch or read about my philosophy on dog training. I recommend you take a minute and watch. I say that because it is important the new dog owners respect the source of information they get to help their live with and train their dog.


I have owned dogs' my entire life. For the past 50 years training dogs has been my passion. I have been very lucky to have turned my passion into a career.


For more than 30 of those 50 years I bred working bloodline German Shepherds. We had a state of the art breeding facility with dedicated whelping rooms, inside/outside dog runs. We had nine 40 'x 60' dog yards which were separated by 20 foot lanes filled with pine trees. We also had 8 puppy yards that were designed exclusively to managing puppies during and after they were weaned.


The biggest thing I learned over the past 50 years is how to live with and manage my dogs and that's exactly what this course is about. We will show you how Cindy and I live with and manage our house dogs.


I am sure there are those who do things a little differently which is fine. What we do works for us and is based on our experience.  


We hope you can take a few ideas away from this course that will help you manage and live with your dog or dogs.


New dog owners, or those owners with behavioral problems that want to fix or avoid behavioral problems in the home.



Course Outline


"This course covers a broad range of topics as they apply to managing dogs in the home. If you don't think this is interesting topic, you'd be surprised … especially after you start seeing results. Anyone who has a dog; or is considering getting one; owes it to themselves, their family, and their dog, by taking this course. Set yourself (and the dog) up for success by learning the techniques necessary to build a trusting relationship and how to avoid common mistakes. The knowledge you take away just might make all the difference in your sanity (as it did for me) and the success of your relationship moving forward. Great stuff!"

- Robert Y. on 12/07/2015

"This is a great course! I learned a lot of things! I learned how to break up dog fights, what to do with distractions on a walk, the importance of management, introducing a cat and dog, and more! I enjoyed how there were videos to watch and not just stuff to read. I liked how this course covered a lot of topics and was easy to understand! I recommend you take this course!"

- Pearl W on 03/22/2016

"Another great course full of information that everyone can benefit from. The average owner needs to learn this knowledge and trainers can gain much too. I like the idea of the links to subjects which relate to the subject matter being taught. These links provide so much more for anyone whose interested to take this further and delve deeper.

I would recommend this course."

- Andrea Cowen-Richards on 08/18/2016

"Terrific! I've gotten a number of streaming videos and online courses and I love them. I love that the "How we manage our dogs in our home" is free. I'm sad to say that when we first got married and got a dog, we re-homed it because I thought it was the dog (now I know it was because I didn't know anything about managing or training a dog). Now I am learning all I can about managing and training a dog and our dogs (and me) are so much happier now! In fact, today my poodle went to where I keep the training treats and barked because she was asking for a training session! She wags her tail and loves it so much! Thanks!"

- Kristie on 11/15/2018



Training a dog and training a human are two different skill sets.


The reason for this is simple. Dogs do not learn like humans learn. Dogs are visual learners. From the time they are puppies they learn to read their owners body language, even though they don't understand a word their owner are saying.


Just because a person can train a dog to do very complex behaviors does not mean that same person can teach another human how to train a dog to do the same complex behaviors.


 This course allows new dog trainers the ability to learn from a professional dog trainer (Ed Frawley) who has spent his entire career (sine 1982) teaching people how to train their dog.  


The advantage of Eds' online course is it has over hours of video that are organized is a very logical order. You can review the outline below in the course description.

Students can move through the course at their own speed. If they want to quickly skim through the content they can, if they want to spend a week on each module they can, but they always have the options to come back and quickly review the course content.The structure of Leerburgs' online courses allows this.


This is one of the reasons Ed constantly tells potential students that the online course is far better than taking a local obedience course in which students come for a one hour class once a week. They listen to a lecture, work their dog for 10 minutes, go home and then can only remember about 40% of what the instructor said.



What's the difference between this course, the DVD, and the stream?


DVD:  2 hours 59 minutes (physical copy)

Stream:  2 hours 59 minutes, lifetime access, stream from anywhere

Online Course:  69 videos (221 minutes), additional text content, discussion board,  lifetime access, stream from anywhere

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