Basic Dog Obedience

Over 150 Videos

Skill Level: Beginner

Length: 7 Modules

Access Period: 1 year

Price: $65.00

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 An Overview of What's Covered in Basic Dog Obedience

If I was going to take an online course in any subject, I would want to know exactly what that course was going to teach me. By that, I mean I would want to know more than just the title of the course. I had that criterion in mind when I produced the video above on my Basic Dog Obedience course.

My Basic Obedience course has 6 modules. Each module is divided into a number of segments. The course has over 150 short videos that cover the most important aspects of learning how to train a family pet. These vary in time from 30 seconds and up.

I have also included the streaming version of our 4-hour DVD titled Establishing Pack Structure with the Family Pet  (which we sell separately) and the streaming version of our 3 1/2-hour DVD titled The Power of Training Dogs with Markers (which also sells separately).

In our opinion, students can learn a great deal from our online course -- far more than they can learn from a DVD.  But with this said, we still recommend that students get hands-on instruction under the tutelage of an instructor like Michael Ellis or others who share our philosophy on dog training in a balanced reward-based system.

I produced my first Basic Dog Obedience video (VHS) back in 1982. Since then, I have updated the material in the videos and DVDs 7 or 8 times. The online course is a culmination of 32 years of work.


This course is designed for people who are new dog owners and have never trained a dog before, as well as for those who have owned a dog for years but now found the time to learn new dog training techniques. The course can also be recommended for people who work in humane societies or shelters, or people who want to start a dog-training business and are looking for a way to start learning the nuts and bolts of dog training.





"I thought this course was excellent. I am hoping for more to come. I don’t know what to tell you on how to improve but I can say videos are the easiest way for me to learn so I appreciated all of them. And I did practice on my dog after watching some of them. Thank you again I Loved the course and am hoping for more. Thank you very much for the opportunity to take this and to learn from your knowledge."

- Shantelle