Training DVDs

DVD-Obedience from the Beginning Part 1

$49.95

Training lessons from 8-12 weeks of age with Xtra vom Kraftwerk and owner, Wayne Curry. Shows how to train a puppy to listen and respond quickly through natural drive. See short highlight clip on the available puppies page.

Seven easy to follow lessons:
#1. Creating drive to learn
#2. Xtra learns her name
#3. "No" means stop!
#4. Sit and stay
#5. Come sit in front position
#6. Learning heel position
#7. Teaching down

DVD-Obedience from the Beginning Part 2

$49.95

This video shows the Kraftwerk training method for dogs that are over five months of age. It begins with showing how to transition the food reward to a play object to build drive. Drive is a term describing the emotional and physical energy that motivates the dog to act. Once optimum drive level is achieved, more advanced training can begin. This video shows how to balance a negative experience with a positive one in order to solidify correct behavior. It includes the techniques to master basic obedience exercises that every dog should know. A properly trained dog creates a enjoyable experience for both dog and owner. Lessons include: building drive, proper heeling, ‘unconditional down’ and ‘come when called’ commands.

DVD-Jump Prevention & Open Door Control Training

$49.95

This video shows how anyone can teach their dog not to jump on them and others in less than ten minutes! The method demonstrates how to apply the opposite reflex theory. Ask the dog to jump up and he will not! This video also demonstrates how to teach dogs not to run through open doors without permission. Runtime 45 minutes.

DVD-Empowering the Handler in Protection Training

$49.95

The techniques that are demonstrated in this video can be used to improve performance in every aspect of protection work, including police and schutzhund sport. Eight different dogs are used to demonstrate the two collar training method with all of them showing consistent results. The helper only reacts to the handler to help switch drives between prey and aggression. This method reduces conflict and develops confidence in all areas of protection work. Clear signals from the handler enable the dog to show maximum power in the guarding phases, along with full commitment to the helper during the biting exercises. The hold and bark, escape exercise, the out with re-bite, along with obedience control is shown. This video is professionally filmed, edited, produced and is packed with detailed information and easy to follow instructions. Runtime is one hour and fifteen minutes.

DVD-Obedience From the Beginning Part I & II Package

$89.95

Training lessons from 8 weeks through 9 months of age with Xtra vom Kraftwerk and owner, Wayne Curry. Shows how to train a puppy to listen and respond quickly through natural drive. Part II shows how to balance a negative experience with a positive one in order to solidify correct behavior. It includes the techniques to master basic obedience exercises that every dog should know. A properly trained dog creates an enjoyable experience for both dog and owner.

Part I will require a leash and some treats to keep the attention of your dog. Part II will require equipment available in our Intermediate Obedience Package.

DVD-Grip & Drive Development Training for Puppies

$49.95

This video shows how to introduce young puppies to protection work. Puppies from eight to sixteen weeks old are shown. Regardless of their age, all puppies with natural drive will respond to the method demonstrated. Introduction to the helper at an early age is important. If a puppy's drive is fulfilled only by its handler, it will require more stimulation from the helper when the dog is older. Imprinting active behavior towards someone else will encourage the dog to show maximum power with minimum agitation as it matures. The techniques used can be applied to every puppy no matter what kind of protection work they will be doing as an adult. This is full of valuable information for all ages of puppies and dogs starting protection training. Professionally edited and produced. Runtime approximately 45 minutes.

1. Establishing first contact with the helper and prey object
2. Building drive for the prey object
3. Transition from the flat tug to the larger round tug

DVD-Basic Techniques for the Beginning Schutzhund Helper

$49.95

This video is an excellent source of 'how-to' information for the person who wants to get a head start on doing helper work. Several different dogs are worked by a first time helper alongside one of the best helpers in Germany. This program is a great tool for the handler that wants to teach a new helper how to safely work dogs. The basic mechanics of proper movement and fundamentals are discussed in detail without a dog prior to working with them. This DVD is packed with easy to follow instructions while each dog is worked. Professionally filmed, edited and produced. Runtime is one hour and ten minutes.

How to stand in front of the dog in the correct position. Keeping the dog active with body posture and eye contact. How to protect yourself with the sleeve. Right position for the sleeve, non-biting and biting. Correct presentation for giving bites on line. Body signals prior to bites, stick movements. Creating drive with body movements. Setting the grip and moving the dog after biting. Sleeve and body position after the out. Correct presentation of the sleeve in the re-attack. Catching the dog from a distance off line. Escape or prey carry. Driving the dog properly.

DVD-Protection Training on the Tie-Out Pole

$49.95

The training in this video shows ways to create balanced drive levels. It demonstrates how to transition clearly between aggression and prey drive. It also shows how to build grips and increase aggression in the guarding phase while maintaining handler control. Training on the tie-out pole gives both the handler and helper the best advantage to build a solid foundation of drive and control. The helper can work on grip development and aggression on the tie-out without having to be concerned with the handler and dog moving from their original position. The handler can help his dog to transition from obedience to active aggression as he does not have to be concerned about holding the back-tie line in place. Several dogs of different temperaments are worked, all with varying needs. Whenever a specific area in training needs to be addressed, it is always good to "put 'em back on the pole". Professionally filmed, edited and produced. Approximately one hour of exciting protection work and techniques.

Increasing drive through frustration, missing of the sleeve. Reinforcing proper guarding with bite rewards. Building firm and full grips using straight back pulling techniques. Keeping the dog's feet off the helper to insure the dog maintains constant bite pressure. Giving proper stick threat signals for correct attack bite timing. Releasing the sleeve and guarding after the out command. Correct handling techniques once the helper gives the sleeve to the dog. Controlling aggression through obedience.