I play this dog training video on my computer with Dvix Player & VLC Player. I created this video in Dvix Author. You can play it in a stand alone DVD player and watch it on your TV, (I think you can, I don't have a DVD player attached to my TV so I couldn't test it.) If you want to watch the video in Windows Media Player you can change the file extension to .avi and it will play just fine in Windows Media Player.
The following is a complete list of topics covered, including detailed descriptions:
Training Philosophy: In-depth theory behind Don Sullivan’s training method.
Golden Rules: The critical points to remember when training your dog.
Training & Treats (the detrimental effects): Why Don Sullivan discourages the use of food bribery as a method of training/motivation; how treat training achieves limited and often superficial results compared to Don Sullivan’s techniques.
Children & Training: How to successfully incorporate your children into the training process and the key issues to remember when doing this.
Verbal Baiting: How to avoid common enticements that will undermine your training success.
Incorporating Training into Daily Routine: How to save time by training your dog in everyday real life situations, as you interact with him as part of your daily relationship together.
Trust Zone: A vision, and demonstration, of the ultimate goal every dog owner should have for his dog: Freedom.
Housebreaking: A step-by-step process to teaching your dog (whether a brand new puppy or an older dog with bad habits) to relieve himself where YOU would like him to. How to achieve success no matter what you have experienced with your dog so far, including learning to be “in tune” with your dog’s signals for needing to “go potty” outside. Note: The techniques taught in this segment, in combination with those in other segments, will help to correct the issue of “excited peeing.”
Essential Equipment: An explanation of the essential training tools to use for each dog (Command Collar™, 3 Freedom Training Lines etc.); how they operate, in what situations to use them, and the key things to remember.
Specialized Equipment: Other useful training tools to consider for specific situations; how they operate, in what scenarios to use them, and the key things to remember.
Command Collar: A detailed demonstration of the Command Collar; how to adjust the collar to suit your dog’s neck size; how to attach and remove the collar once sized; key things to remember.
Useless Equipment (to avoid): A discussion of other collars and dog training devices on the market; their limitations and how they can actually be detrimental to achieving successful results.
(Correcting) Pulling on the Leash: How to get your dog to stop pulling on the leash, and walk calmly with you (but not necessarily at a strict “heel” position) within minutes, no matter the struggles you have endured so far.
Sit Command: How to teach you dog to sit on command. Also, putting the “Sit” command into perspective, compared to more useful commands.
Down Command: How to teach your dog to lie down on command. Also, why this is one of the most useful commands; and how it is critical to training success, based on Don Sullivan’s training theory.
Stay Command: How to teach your dog to stay in any position (even on his bed in the house, if you want him to), for any length of time, until released.
Down from a Distance: How to teach your dog to lie down when he is at a distance from you; even if he is in the middle of running e.g. retrieving a toy.
Hidden Stay Command: How to teach your dog to remain in a “Down” position for any length of time, while you are hidden from his sight, until released. How this command can be useful. Cautions and safety measures.
Come Command: How to teach your dog to come to your side whenever you call him, no matter what he may be distracted or tempted by.
Heel Command: How to teach your dog to walk precisely by your side, without being restricted by a tight leash. How this command can be useful in certain situations, but not to be used on a regular basis.
Moving Off-Leash: How to progress from the above commands, using the Command Collar™ and all 3 Freedom Training Lines, to needing no training equipment at all. How to reach the point of being “in tune” with your dog so that he not only understands and obeys the new rules and boundaries, but he actually anticipates situations and controls himself of his own accord before you even have to say anything.
Retrieving: How to teach your dog to chase after the ball/toy, bring it back, and willingly place it in your hand (without a game of tug-of-war!). Also, how to get your dog to drop the ball/toy on command; this technique can be transferred to any other objects that you wish your dog to release from his mouth e.g. if your dog likes to chew on the leash.
Playing: The importance of incorporating play time into the training process; how this works to be a key reward and motivation for obedience and good behavior.
Off-Leash Control: Why reaching the goal of having control over your dog’s actions (and, in fact, teaching your dog to curb his own temptations to disobey or misbehave) is critical to a safe, harmonious, and fulfilling dog/owner relationship.
(Thoughts on) Dog Parks: Don Sullivan discusses local dog parks; how the influence of the misbehavior that goes on in these environments can undermine your training efforts. Don offers exciting alternatives to allowing your dog to exercise and socialize in fun environments.
Swimming: Step-by-step instruction to teach your dog not to be afraid of the water; then to swim confidently and even retrieve water toys.
Fun Fetch Ball: How to use the Fun Fetch Ball to teach your dog to retrieve; how this tool can help save your arms/shoulders from the strain of continually throwing the ball/toy; how to progress to using a racket and ball to give your dog the intense cardiovascular exercise that he needs in order to burn off his excess energy (thereby limiting the potential for annoying and destructive behavior).
Socializing: The importance of teaching your dog how to harmoniously intermix with other dogs, and with other people. When to begin socializing a puppy. Key points to be aware of.