What is the methodology behind the training?
We are balanced trainers, meaning we use lots of love, praise, and treats along with corrections when necessary to obtain reliable obedience and a dog with a high spirit! You can learn all about our methodology by watching some of Bryan’s Facebook live videos. He’s done over 365 of them. They are all on our YouTube channel.
Is this training all positive?
Is the training treat-based?
Not entirely. There are many dogs who are not motivated by treats. That lack of treat motivation can be an added challenge when training obedience. However, that's where good equipment comes into play! The very first lesson in the Challenge covers equipment. You don't need anything fancy and some challenge participants are just using whatever they already own. Our basic recommendations are a slip collar, a 4' leather leash, and tasty treats your dog can’t resist. When you get to the PLACE lesson, you will want to have a PLACE cot or mat to use. If you don't already have that equipment and would like to purchase it, we have links in your lessons for convenience. While we do use lots of treats, praise, and love in training, we also use corrections (when necessary) to create reliable behaviors and a dog with a high spirit!
My dog is not food motivated. Will this program work for us?
Yes! Our training is not centered around treats so you will find success with us even with a dog who isn't food motivated. I would recommend including a ball, favorite toy, or a simple pet, and "Good boy!"
Can I train two dogs at the same time?
Do you have subtitles?
Not yet, but we are working on it.
Will this program work for an older dog who is stubborn?
Yes! Follow the lessons and you will make great progress! Also, the private Facebook group is amazing for social support. We have such a wonderful community of dog lovers!
My dog is a constant barker. Will this help?
Nuisance barking will make you want to poke your eyeballs out! As long as your dog isn’t maladaptive, then yes, this program will help. You will be taught how to use the QUIET command.
Are these lessons done by eBook, video, or a combination?
The lessons are all video tutorials. However, there are supplemental materials in the form of ebooks
Who is the instructor and what are their qualifications?
Bryan Bailey, along with our team of TTW professional trainers, is the course instructor. Bryan has various certifications from Pro-Train Institute as well as Cornell University. Aside from his formal training, he has over 4 decades of experience working with dogs and their owners. That experiential knowledge gained from over 40 years in the field is priceless. If you would like to know more about Bryan and his expertise, check out the 365 live videos he did last year to help dog owners enjoy the best possible life with their dogs. Here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpLano4-aTDOC_-qZSBFaig
Are there subsequent programs beyond the 14-Day Challenge?
Yes! Our Advanced Training Program is the logical next step beyond the 14-Day Challenge. In the Advanced Training Program, we teach how to train off-leash obedience through the proper use of remote training collars. The Advanced Training Program is by invitation only to those dedicated dog owners who have successfully completed the 14-Day Challenge.