Does the Don Sullivan training system work?

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Charlotte (Charlie)

Barked: Fri Sep 5, '08 9:38am PST 
Does the Don Sullivan training system work? Ido not want to hear about the disclaimer, I just want to find out if anyone has tried it and if it works
Zeppelin J.- Dogg, ESQ

My Genetic Color- Code is e/e,- b/b.
Barked: Fri Sep 5, '08 12:35pm PST 
not any better than, and probably not as well, as myriad other training philosophies that you can learn via purchasing a book at barnes and noble for $15.

munch munch
Barked: Fri Dec 5, '08 9:29am PST 
its probably way too late but i still want to say, we got it for my 8 month puppy who is psycho but it calmed him down respectfullly. He still plays crazy when he is allowed, but he definately knows his limits now and respects us a lot more.


we will dance in- the ring without- words
Barked: Fri Dec 5, '08 10:12am PST 
I guess it depends on your definition of "work".

I can see why it would, but there are far more effective and fun ways to train even the most difficult dog.

*Retrieva Diva!*
Barked: Fri Dec 5, '08 12:42pm PST 
There's many other better ways to spend your money. Enroll your dog into basic obedience classes for a start, before you hand your money out to a stranger.

I had a few words with the people from Don Sullivan's company and I am not at all impressed with his practices. You didn't ask to hear about the disclaimer but their response to my concern was very unprofessional and not thought out very well. I would certainly not spend a dime on him, but thats my opinion. shrug