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***I bought the Perfect Dog training system about 4 1/2 years ago. My labradoodle Sweet Pea is now the most perfect dog in my neighborhood! The only drawback was finding like-minded dog owners and dogs to socialize with.
Just recently, I met a woman on “Nextdoor” who was looking for a trainer to help her with her dog. I reached out to her to explain how well trained Sweet Pea is and I introduced her to the Perfect Dog. After our first meet and greet, she was on board! I recommended she read your book first and then purchase the complete DVDs set with your Command Collar.
Through nextdoor.com a few more dog owners (6) have joined us! The requirement to join us is you purchase the book and Perfect Dog system and then follow the training exercises. We meet on Saturday mornings to work on the training skills. – Cheryl Garibay
***We have a 3 ½-month-old silver lab puppy. She is so beautiful and such a cuddle bug, BUT she was the most demanding, barking and biting puppy I have ever known. I couldn’t walk or sit on the couch without her aggressively biting my legs and clothes.
Anytime I wasn’t paying 100% attention to her, she barked fiercely at me— even nipping and growling. I tried everything to stop this behavior. After all, she’s just a cute little puppy, right? How dare I think her behavior is anything other than “just a puppy”. She doesn’t know what she’s doing, right? WRONG!
She is highly intelligent and picked up on every moment of weakness Mommy had. I felt guilty when I was firm. I treated her like a baby and became emotional when she misbehaved. I felt SO bad that I wasn’t enjoying EVERY precious moment with my sweet, new puppy.
But, now?!! After TWO days, I have the perfect puppy! We play lovingly and can truly enjoy each other now. She does “sit”, “down” and leash training like a champ! She is becoming the dog we always knew she was. Thank you, DogFather! THANK YOU!! – Sarah Norwood
***This works!!! We had the dog from hell. After just a couple of days he was a completely different dog!! – Rick Christopherson
***This is the best investment you can make as a dog owner. My fiancé and I have an Australian Shepherd who is almost two years old. We tried a number of different avenues to correct his behavioral issues, including Petsmart training classes and expensive private lessons. After purchasing Don Sullivan’s Perfect Dog System, we saw immediate results within 2 days. It truly helps the dog and the owner to change habits and behaviors, to have a great relationship. This is an amazing program, and for the price you can’t go wrong. – Doug Chavis
***We love this program, the philosophy, and the equipment. We’re on day 3 and amazing results already. My dog would only follow the “down” command if we had a treat – and still reluctantly. On day 2, he followed the command with no corrections. Today we practiced down from a distance and I was shocked at how well he responded. We can’t wait to check out the other DVD segments. I cannot recommend this product enough. We are so thankful!! – Lauren Antoinette
***This program is amazing! I have used it on both my dogs and two weeks I have already been able to take them to fourth of July where they impressed family and received compliments from dinner guests as my dog sat in a down the whole evening as we walked around, ate dinner, and talked. Thanks Don! – Rick Ezekiel
***In our house we don’t call you The DogFather, but the “dog saint.” With my first dog (Bernese), I used to cry (9 years long!) whenever walking him. Our current dog (a Cane Corso x Boerboel rescue puppy) is known as the best behaved dog in the neighborhood. Now we enjoy every walk. I wish I knew your method before. – Mona Kharazi
***…I am a dog trainer and I can tell you that I have never seen anything that works better at training dogs quickly and effortlessly. It is simply amazing the way the collar works… – Dave C. Lincoln, CA.
***Every walk with my dog downtown I tell people about Don’s system… I’ve probably gotten hundreds of people to use it just because my dogs are so well trained. love it.” – Jeremy Byrd
***I have been training an adopted rescue dog since January for SSIG service for my autistic daughter, using your Perfect Dog system. Everyone is amazed at Rocky’s transition. He was not an ill behaved dog before, but he had no obedience training experience, which is required for a service dog. I’m also currently training my rescued pit mix for service when Rocky retires, as well as my toy poodle – simply because I want the perfect dogs. Thank you so much for offering a comprehensive and affordable training program that is so simple to follow. Definitely worth 5+ stars. I recommend your product to everyone who asks how I have done it with Rocky. Thanks again! – Lauri T.
***We bought this training system 8 years ago for our rescue husky. We were very consistent with our (then) very stubborn and non trusting dog. Within a month and ever since, she is a dream dog! She is always off leash and very responsive. No bolting. We need 2 new collars for our 2 new husky pups because we love the system. Highly recommend this program! – Gale W.
***I was paralyzed in 2015 and it’s a kind of permanent damage to my spine that limits my physical strength, but I could still train my large and hyper puppy using your techniques.
Like you mention in your videos, I got control over my dog’s will rather than trying to control or manage him on a leash. And your training methods are so very effective as well as simple. They’re common sense and show the changes in such a short period. I am truly amazed!!
I truly wish more people would use your techniques and give the freedom to their dogs that they deserve. If I could achieve this, I strongly feel anyone could. – Anju Devanur
***I bought your DVD originally for my two dogs, but I had to put it to the test. I wondered if it would work on my cat and it did. I was very surprised! Could you make a cat one? Thank you for your wonderful training. My dogs are now much calmer, and I learned that I was the one doing things wrong – not the dogs. Thank you, Don Sullivan. It’d be nice to meet you some day. – Susan Mark
***My dog used to be a terror outside. I was embarrassed to take her anywhere and for that matter I could not take her anywhere because she was absolutely out of control. Today for the first time since owning my dog, I took her out to an outdoor restaurant. There were dogs there that are barking and I told my dog Down! She lay there and behaved! I overheard people saying how good my dog was! I am not lying, I actually cried at hearing those words! How long have I been using the system?…..try about six days! I am so grateful for this program! My life has changed and my dog’s life has changed! – Carla Rochin
***Best dog trainer ever. The videos are well put together, the techniques are understandable. Money well spent. All of the other YouTube vids and TV dog training shows just confuse me! They contradict each other and take forever to work. Don Sullivan’s techniques work! – Chelsea Hopkins
***We bought this system a few years ago and swear by it! It is amazing, our pups are amazing! Definitely works! – Jena Williams-Gable
***Your training has really made a big difference and it is nice to finally get to talk to people while my dogs are in the yard not barking! Thank you! God Bless You All! – Debra Eggeman-Steffen
***Day #1 and we are already seeing drastic improvements in our puppy’s behavior! Can’t wait to move on to the more advanced training over the next few days! Thanks so much, Don! HIGHLY recommended!! – Blake Boyles
***I just received the system in the mail today. I put the collar on my 13-week-old Australian Shepherd. My daughter and I sat and watched the videos, and we now have no more leash pulling, and we know the down, sit and come commands. I’m so happy I bought this instead of spending 300 bucks on obedience classes that may not even work. – Megan Renee Irby
***We just began using this with our puppy. I am amazed how quickly this little guy (16-week-old Havanese) is catching on. I am sure by spring we will be leash free. Won’t that be fun for the good weather!! – Michelle Sifford
***As the owner of a Coonhound mix, I can say “YES, assuredly, breeds with strong instincts CAN be trained!” Lilly’s instincts were so strong that she could track the trail of a rabbit that ran through our yard and just follow the trail, even when it was dinner time. Since her training, though, she’s learned to keep an ear out for us and comes WHENEVER she’s called. – Christina Perkins
***This is the best dog training training we have seen. Its very comprehensive and applicable. The collar and techniques really work as advertised. – Jaime Hendley
***I have a Siberian Husky puppy. I recently started using this system about a week ago and I’m amazed. I’m especially thankful for the crazy in the crate segment. We got the dog first and had to wait a week for the crate. He was used to roaming the house, chewing up everything. When I crated him he would bark, whine and howl. I thought I would go insane. After two successful nights in a row I’d say this product is working! – Michelle Glick
***I typically don’t do reviews, but for this product I have to! We just acquired a 1 year old great dane. She’s about 145lbs and the owners before us taught her NOTHING! She was very set in her ways, alpha female- refused to listen, was constantly in our space, pulled us everywhere – she pulled my left arm out of place on our first walk.
I couldn’t afford to have her trained off leash for under 700 down here in Houston- which right now it’s not in my budget. So I search around – saw Don’s DVD and the reviews – I visited his website and his YouTube page.
What sold me was who I believe is Archie? (the little black lab puppy who was incredibly well mannered and trained by 3 months old.) Incredible! If you haven’t seen it – go watch it! Incredible! I decided to order it- my husband and I sat down after dinner and watched it through and through.
We started to apply the techniques the next day when we went out for our walk, she wasn’t happy with me at first but she has knocked her pulling off and our walk is so much more pleasant! In just 2 walks our leash has become loose! She’s even remaining calm around joggers and kids playing at the park and normally she would drag me to them. We’ve been working on down and down and stay as well (she’s being a bit more stubborn with this – but she is getting there).
Sorry this was lengthy but I couldn’t resist writing a review in hopes it saves someone else’s arm.
I can’t thank you enough Don! Your training DVD saved our relationship with our dog!
We will continue to use this technique for any dogs or puppies we bring home! – Jim and Kayla Marquis
***I have had great success with the system! No more pulling me off my feet or into trees and cars …. thank you! – Denise Mullen McDonald
***Wow! What a life changer! Don’t listen to any negative opinions! Don’t listen to anyone that says it’s gonna hurt/ruin your dog, or even make it more aggressive, etc. – especially anyone that has never ever used a corrective collar in their lives, or if they have, not used it correctly!
(If your dog gets aggressive during training, it’s the training that will expose it, not cause it. Up until now, there has not been a threat to your dog’s perceived authority/dominance over you which is why it never had to try and put you in your place/drive you back down into submission. But now that your dog’s perceived leadership is being challenged, aggression might rear its ugly head. Please don’t be discouraged or scared if that happens – have a properly fitting nylon muzzle handy, to keep the dog from using its teeth on you! Of course, only for short periods of time!)
Bear with me, this is gonna be long winded, but it’ll paint a better picture:
I’m 48, never had a dog in my life, and work as a nanny for a family who was kind enough to ask if it was okay with me if they got a puppy. Never having had a dog in my life, only cats, I figured – why the heck not, how hard can it be…
Since none of us had any experience with dogs, they did the responsible thing of hiring a dog trainer to essentially teach us how to train the pooch. It was your typical click and treat training. The trainer came 4 days/week @ $90 a session for a bit over 5 months. Yep, go ahead and do the math on that!
I thought we had the perfect puppy with the perfect recall. She didn’t bolt… Life, although much busier, was great. It all went very well until the puppy turned 8 months old. All of a sudden, it didn’t matter how good a treat I had. Whatever distraction she was interested in was way better than the treat I had to offer.
Unfortunately, for the safety of the dog and the people around her, her sudden change in behavior left me no choice but to confine her to a leash at all times because I could no longer trust her. I was feeling bad for her because she was getting frustrated, plus I didn’t feel like she got the exercise she needed anymore. And, if we went to the beach and I took a chance letting her off the leash, I was feeling stressed about what might happen. Will she take off after a bird and get lost, get hit by a car? Is she gonna jump up and throw someone over – again? Is she gonna nip them? The trainer assured us, ‘it was all very normal because she’s now becoming a teenager and, very much like a human teenager, will act up now and then. It’ll get better…once she’s 2-3 years old!’ WHAAAT????
I started to reflect on what I had learned from the trainer, thinking back on some of the questions I had for her. Realizing that because I didn’t know anything about dogs, I just swallowed everything I was fed. One time I asked her:
“Why is it that every time I command the dog to go down, she whines, protests and nips at me before she goes into a down position, if she does it at all?”
The trainers answer:
“Oh, it’s very uncomfortable for her to go down on her belly like that!”
“Where’s the difference in her going in a down position and her plopping down on her own, to rest?”
“The way she has to go on her elbows with the down command is what makes it uncomfortable for her!”
Of course, now – thanks to Don Sullivan – I know that was a load of crap. The reason she didn’t want to go down most of the time, no matter the treat, wasn’t due to physical discomfort. It was because going down is a submissive behavior – a way of showing respect, and she did not see me as a leader!
We’re now almost 3 months into training her the Don Sullivan way, and 3 days ago we finally reached the ‘Trust Zone’! The point where I trust the dog completely, able to keep her off leash wherever I go (if no leash law is requiring me to put one on). No more fear of her getting hurt or hurting anything/anyone else. Perhaps it took a bit longer than it would have taken Don, but eh, we took it slow, and got there…
If you’re still reading at this point, and want nothing more than a great life for you and your dog, so go ahead and purchase the system! You won’t regret it!
First thing you need to do, even if you think you kind of know what you’re doing, is watch the DVDs as often as possible. And I mean beginning to end, no skipping parts! I must have watched 10 times, and I’m glad I took the time to do that before making any attempt to start with the training. Because once we did start, I felt sure/confident that I knew what I was doing.
Just follow the DVD instruction step by step, to gain your dog’s respect. Don’t try and skip ahead of the basics. For example, don’t try perimeter/boundary training before establishing respect as the pack leader. Begin with no pulling on the leash, then the down/stay command.
Also very important, do not correct the dog before you have shown it and made it understand what it is you expect it to do. Then, if you do correct the dog, be sure to always start off with a very light correction for each new command. If the dog doesn’t respond, slowly increase the correction by snapping the lead slightly harder each time until your dog decides it’s no longer in its best interest not to listen. (Don’t say the command louder – your pooch isn’t deaf, it just doesn’t feel it needs to listen without the correct power of correction given.) Some commands come easier than others and don’t require much of a correction at all to make the dog understand that not listening isn’t acceptable.
Don’t drill your dog to no end. I kept it to one new command every 2-3 days, and just casually incorporated them into our day to day life. That came to maybe 30-40 minutes of training a day, max.
Be sure to exercise your dog properly. It’s much easier to train a dog that had a couple of good run/play/fetch sessions than a dog that is full of pinned up energy! Your dog will only be as good as you give it a chance to be! So be sure you do your part for the dog…
Thank you Don Sullivan! – Doris Adamietz
***This is amazing. I put it on my mastiff and it just seems so easy. It made me almost cry, for the sheer reason my 100lb dog was looking to me for what to do next. Thank you so much. I have watched Cesar Milan for years and did lots of things which helped me, but you can only use that “shs” sound so much before they stop listening, but this makes that final command without the leash in my hand. She was literally looking to me eye to eye with that look asking me what “I” wanted her to do and didn’t move without releasing her.
I had been working for almost a year with her training. She was right there at the end where I just couldn’t get over the hump of off leash and today I received this kit and to my amazement it worked perfectly right down to me being able to clip her nails. I am amazed when I watch the videos. I had my doubts but not anymore. – Tina Perry
***I picked up The Perfect Dog Training system brand new, never opened at a rummage sale for five dollars. I had a wild dog and thought what the hell it’s only five dollars. I immediately placed the collar on my dog, watched the videos and jumped right into training my dog.
Well I will say this is the best five dollars I have ever spent. In one weeks time I have my crazy dog following the sit and down commands and walking without tugging or holding the leash. My dog is also somewhat skittish due to being abused as a pup. I have seen her confidence grow and she is more calm as she is now getting plenty of needed exercise to burn off all her energy. I am so grateful I took a chance and picked this up. – Deb Loop
***Just started using this on our dogs she’s about a year and we’ve only had her about 5 months. Amazing results after just a few hours. I would recommend this to anyone. Makes it easy and enjoyable and we fit it in during the time that we have. – Teresa Halsey-Hollar
***The system works! I worked with a foster puppy for 3 months and she was so good at everything. For us it was a game and she loved our communication as did I. Thank you for a great system!! – Suzanne DuBarry
***Don’s system is the best way to train any dog young or old. I have a 7 month old puppy who is extremely energetic with Don’s training it makes it so easy by following the steps to teach essential commands to any dog owner and the best part I will be able to trust my dog with no leash restricting her and you could too!!
I can honestly say it’s extremely helpful to those who may have puppies/dogs who can seem hard to train. THIS WILL WORK !!!! If you have a dog you are thinking of giving up for adoption due to their behavior I ask you PLEASE try this first? It will change YOU and your DOG’s relationship and give you a loyal trustworthy companion for years to come! – Gene Fowler Jr.
***Everything I’ve applied with training Sophie using the Perfect Dog training system has worked. The main problem I have in our house is getting all the other people to use the same commands and hand gestures. They like to do whatever they decide to do! My granddaughter is actually better with Sophie than any of the grownups that are a regular presence in our home, and she’s in elementary school! I haven’t done all of the lessons yet, but so far everything my dog has been taught, she has learned to do. Sophie also walks well with the Command Collar. It works like a charm. She just turned 5 and the collar is 4 years old – not one problem, no breaks, and it’s easily adjustable as the dog grows. Sophie’s a very strong dog – she’s nearly 60 pounds, an Akita. She was pulling with all the other products I tried. The very first time I used the DogFather collar, poof…no more pulling! – Lisa Baxley
***My son has been watching your videos and is diligent in training his new puppy. This has resulted in a fabulous dog and family member! Thank you! – Brenda Pitlyk Howsmon
***The Best and Only Training system you’ll ever need!!! No treats no bad habits just love and joy!!! With a lil discipline of course. – Josiah Suxo
***Amazing system. Give it a try and you’ll never use anything else ever again! – Lee Paris Seibold
***Great system! Worked on both my dogs in a heartbeat! I highly recommend! – Nicki Darden
***My lab/shepherd mix had been on his own for most of his life and he was already 1 1/2 yrs old when he chose me. He was emaciated, starved, and dehydrated. My sister had Don Sullivan’s Perfect Dog training system already, so I watched the video for a week before beginning. This dog had been known as Henry Houdini – impossible to keep him confined anywhere.
After 3 days of using Don’s system, Henry stopped jumping on people, had the sit/down position down pat, and wouldn’t move when I took him to his position while we ate. Then the process went faster and faster till within 3 months I could trust him to walk with me with no leash, and he greeted people and other dogs with respect. I would do a hand command for him to sit or lay down.
People love Henry. I’m so proud of him and I thank Don Sullivan for making his training lessons available to all.
Henry is now 3 years old and I watched him do something amazing and scary this summer that made me cry on two levels – happy but also fearful for my wonderful dog.
Just across the street from me lives a wonderful family with a 2-year-old boy. This little fellow ran out into the street which is a corner street. There was a truck coming way too fast around the corner just as the little boy ran out and my Henry bolted around in front of the truck between the truck and the boy. He reared up and barked at the driver which stopped him immediately.
Thankfully, the driver knew Henry and understood something was wrong. He stuck his head out of the window, looked at me and yelled, “Belinda, what is Henry doing”? I said, “Look behind Henry…” That man turned totally white and had to just sit there to compose himself as Henry nudged the 2-year-old back into his yard. Amazingly, my dog would have sacrificed himself for that little boy! – Belinda Fleming
***I’ve used Don’s training methods with several Dobermans and had much success. – Gary Champagne
***I’m a skeptic by nature. I’m a BELIEVER in this method!
I have 3 dogs and until recently, could only handle one at a time on walks. One of them also barks at visitors and at people on our walks.
Day 1: I worked with each dog individually in the backyard. I got 3 “downs” in a row with each almost immediately. Next was walking – correcting them took no time at all. I can walk them (individually still for now) with slack in the lead. The transformation using this training method is just unbelievable.
I’m also able to get all 3 dogs in the down/stay immediately. I’m working on down/stay while I’m moving about the house and need them out of the way. This morning was successful! And I was out of their sight for several minutes. One of them came looking for me, but I simply took her back to where she was and she laid back down (the other two were still in place).
Anyone who thinks the collar is cruel or hurts the dog just doesn’t know what they’re talking about. My dogs have never cried or whimpered when corrected. They simply stop what they are doing…or they obey the command. And I find that the collar corrections are getting fewer and far between.
I still can’t believe how simple this has all been. It takes dedication and time set aside, that’s for sure. But if you can spare even 15 minutes of your day, you will have the dog everyone wants. I loved my dogs before starting this training…and now I’m ENJOYING them even more!
Thanks Don! – Anita Lee
***I bought the training collar almost 6months ago, and it seemed like almost immediately my dog changed. I’m still working on some things like separation anxiety but all in all my fur baby is perfect. I decided to put the collar on one of my other dogs and the results were immediate when it came to walking him, he is only 9 months old. Our 9 month old is my daughter’s dog and has no manners at all, so I’m hoping to get another collar for him so I can step in and train him myself. I absolutely love this system. – Lisa Stumpjumper Petersen
***My husband and I have four kids. Our kids would always ask us if they could get a puppy or dog, and we would reply with, no. There was no way. They never listen. They don’t stay in the yard, they chew things up, they go to the bathroom in the house, they bark for no reason, they eat food off the counters. BOY WAS I WRONG!
There came an opportunity where a lady was not able to keep her great Dane/chocolate lab mix. My husband and I talked it over but we knew we had to figure out a training system. My sister had been using this for years and her dogs are very well behaved, so I had her come over the day we got our puppy, Kimber. We immediately started potty training/kennel training. Went absolutely amazing. 40 seconds after we got her we started leash training. I had her at zero pulling within four minutes! Concord that, then we went on to a down a sit in a stay.
I now take her wherever I can, in the stores in banks anywhere I can take her. LEASH FREE! It’s amazing how workers in the store will be completely fine with you bringing your dog that is that well trained. We now have two dogs that go everywhere with us. It’s fun to take them it is not a chore, which makes it so much easier! Seriously, thank you for bringing so much love into our house. – Jennifer Boone
***Just started using the system today. I worked on pulling on the leash. My two large dogs (one German Shepard and one German Shepard mix) used to drag us everywhere, within about 10 minutes, maybe less, they were walking calmly and quietly beside me and my 16 year old daughter. Can’t wait to do more! – Mary Richards
***I have used your Perfect Dog system to train my dog. People are amazed by how she is so well behaved. And I have told 100’s of people about the training videos and training aids.
My dog, Minieme, is a rat terrier/long hair chihuahua female. She acts like she is bigger than she really is, but she also saved my life. I use a Bipap for sleep apnea. One night it quit working and I wasn’t breathing. Minieme noticed and jumped on my chest to wake me up. In this case, I have registered her as a Service Animal.
People who professionally train service dogs are amazed at how well she behaves. Also, I would like to add that I have shown my dog the border of my one acre using your techniques. There is no visible line, but Minieme knows that it’s there and she won’t cross it unless I’m with her.
So, thank you for your training system. – Mike McCutchan
***Dear Mr. Sullivan, I love your System. It is well prepared and thought out, and highly effective. I am so impressed with it that I am planning to incorporate it into the animal shelter where I volunteer in the NWT, Canada. We get many large dogs, huskies, pit bulls, shepherds and many very small breed dogs. Most are abused and abandoned. Many have been raised in “puppy mill” type homes. I would like to start training them in the basics with your System and put them in better homes. I would also like to start training some of them with your advanced methods so they can be given as companion animals and eventually working dogs.
I found your DVDs to very well prepared and explained. And I like your gentle approach. I am teaching my children with your DVDs as well. It helps with our dog and with their lives in general. I am hoping to start a prison dog training program with your methods to help inmates (most often abused and abandoned) take control of their lives and learn forgiveness, patience and compassion. – Robyn H. Fort Smith, Canada.
***I received the DVDs and equipment Saturday morning. BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE LUNCH my lab no longer pulled on the leash, was staying in the down position until called, and was able to beautifully retrieve (which she has struggled with since birth). This program is easy and most of all, IT WORKS!!! Now I’m waiting for the next weekend to come because I’ll be introducing the distractions. Thanks Don. – Justin M. Mesa, Arizona.
***I have two beautiful West Highland Terriers. Our oldest, Bailey, is 5, and we just got our little guy, Barkley (who just turned 1 in June) last October. All of our friends always said what a great dog Bailey was – and we thought it was because we had trained her so well. Wanting a playmate for her, we got Barkley, and quickly learned that it was Bailey’s submissive personality, not our training, that made her a “good dog”. Barkley was a terror….he chewed, he barked, he ran around our house like he was on fire. When he chewed the spindles on our staircase, my husband told me that I had to do something or Barkley was headed out the door. I was in tears; on the one hand, I have this dog, who even though he is a terror around the house, is also the most loving, sweet little guy when he wants to be; and on the other hand, my husband and I can’t bear to watch this crazy little dog tear our house apart!
I happened to see the infomercial for your training on TV a few weeks ago, and had considered it because of Barkley’s mischievous ways…after that conversation with my husband, I purchased your System. I received it 4 days ago.
The first thing I noticed was how much information your DVDs cover! As recommended, I watched the initial training segments on the DVD, and then set out on a walk to work on “Leash Pulling.” I was AMAZED that, in literally 5 minutes, my dog was walking with me without pulling! Even more amazing was the fact that when I would stop walking, he would also stop AND LAY DOWN! I couldn’t believe it. In 4 days, he has learned to walk without pulling on his leash, he has learned Down, Down and Stay (even while I throw his toy in front of him!), Retrieve, and Come. My husband can’t believe it.
Your philosophy on training is something I hadn’t heard before (most of the time you hear about training with treat rewards), but when I listen to Mr. Sullivan speak about the mind-set of dogs, it makes so much sense. To see the change in my dog in just 4 days is unbelievable – I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish in the next 4 days! If I had to pick my favorite part of this training so far, it was seeing the happiness on Barkley’s face last night as he got to play “Retrieve” with me for the first time ever – outside where he could run. I would recommend these DVDs to anyone and everyone with a dog. If my little terror can change so much in a matter of minutes, it can work for anyone!
Thank you, Thank you! – Jennifer W.
***First, I would like to say THANK YOU! Your Systemrocks! I have tried many types of training for my 2 Labs and nothing has worked until I started your System. I was shocked and amazed that you weren’t lying when you said there would be a difference in only 5 minutes. I couldn’t believe it, but now I certainly do…Thank you so much for this System. My 5 year old son can finally play in the yard without me having to lock the dogs in their crates. – Gwendolyn
***Don – The fact that your training DVDs have been so masterfully structured and concisely edited, and your instructions simply leave no doubt what is correct and what won’t work, has resulted in what I would consider, the best trained, freest dog I’ve ever been around! And that’s just in the first 6 months of her life, and the first 6 weeks since I bought your program.
When I was waiting for your disks to arrive in the mail, I saw a posted rate of $125 per hour for phone consulting on your site. I thought, “That’s good to know. If there are any gaps or special problems, I may have to pay, but I can get real, accurate answers. It’s not just, ‘good luck with your DVDs.’ ” Then after I got and watched the DVDs, I thought, “Wow! I can’t think of a single thing he left out or that I would ask. This guy has done a GREAT job of putting things together! It’s all there.” I almost went ahead and booked a phone consultation just to say thanks personally.
I spoke today with a friend of mine at work who has owned Labradors for years. I told her that my six month old dog can now do commands with incredible reliability. She can SIT, DOWN, STAY, WAIT, COME, SIT AT A DISTANCE, GO PEE, GO TO THE BATHROOM, and a couple of extra things like, we have a PLAY command that she just runs full speed around the back yard in circles, figure eights, etc. because she wants to. It was a behavior she enjoyed (she invented) while playing outside one time with a dropped leash, and now we say PLAY to let he know it’s okay if she wants to. Also, I have a THAT’S FAR ENOUGH command to tell her that she has wandered to a border and it’s time to turn back, but don’t worry about coming all the way back like a COME command.
After owning dogs for years, my friend was amazed at all my puppy can do, and so quickly! She says, “You sure got a smart dog.” I told her it’s not the dog, it’s Don Sullivan’s training. Around the office we’re all into photography and we have some of the world’s leading photographers on our staff. We all know a story about being at dinner and showing photos to others at the table when the waitress commented, “Those are great pictures! You must have a great camera.” When the check came, the photographer said to the waitress, “That was an excellent meal! You must have great pots.” – I think that really kind of covers it.
Sure, I have a great dog, but it’s mostly because of great training! – Larry B. Tampa, FL.
***I am writing to say that this training program is EXCELLENT! I have a 6 year old German Shepherd that has been running our household since she was a puppy. We were aggravated, tired, and at our wits end with her, and then I saw an infomercial for this product. I thought, well, I don’t have anything to lose, and I decided to try the program.
Unbelievably, I saw some results the day I started training! My husband thought I was a kook for buying these DVDs and he thought it would never work on our dog. Well, he was really surprised, and then he started watching the videos too. We are about 4 days in and already there has been a dramatic change in her attitude. I look forward to continuing her training and seeing the full results. I would recommend the program to ANYONE with an out of control dog. Thank you for putting these DVDs out there. Reading it in a book isn’t half as effective as watching the DVDs, so thanks again! – Nicole H.
***I was home sitting and watching TV when I saw your advertisement on TV. I was skeptical at first, but with the 30 day money back guarantee I told myself I have nothing to lose. We have a 15month old aggressive, hyperactive and stubborn but gorgeous Yorky.
I received the Program two days ago. I immediately started with the training and am so pleased with the result. My Yorky has transformed into a totally submissive, well behaved dog in a matter of days. Our whole family is enjoying him so much more. He is so well behaved that I thought something was wrong with him. We are no longer hesitant in letting him move freely around small kids, and other dogs. We can now trust him and we can tell that he is so much happier as well.
Thank you so much. – Jeannette C.
***I bought your perfect dog system a month or so ago, with no great expectations of it really working. My young dog was unresponsive to most commands (unless doing tricks for food), and was becoming increasingly aggressive towards larger dogs and strangers. I am BLOWN AWAY by the change in her! Her responses are immediate, and in most cases, consistent until I release her from the command. We’re still a work-in-progress, but her progress has amazed me. Thank you! – Matthew V. Akron, OH.
***I just wanted to say THANK YOU DON! Just a week before I saw your infomercial, I was thinking of finding a new home for my dog. But now I am on day three and it’s like I have a new dog; a good dog! Thank you so much! I would buy this System if you are having troubles with your dog; it works! – Thomas
***Dear Mr. Sullivan, I just wanted to send you another email to let you know how wonderful your DVD and training methods have been for myself and my dog Rose. Rose is a Thailand Ridgeback and they are a rare dog in the United States and are known to be somewhat independent dogs. She came to me by air shipment from Maryland to Los Angeles. She came stuffed into a crate that was barely large enough to contain her. She was sick and terrified.
I was determined to train her from the minute we got her and I started right away. We were going to train her to stay in a crate but each time I placed her in the kennel she would defecate and then dig in it to spread it all over the crate. I made the crate smaller but nothing worked. After three weeks we gave up and tried to contain her in the kitchen with gates, she simply climbed or jumped over no matter how big a gate or blockade we erected. We finally gave in and she slept under our bed when we were away from the house. This set the tone for everything, she would sit and come sometimes, but she knew she was the boss, walking was a nightmare.
I have more collars than I can count, no pull, choke, halti, no pull harnesses. Nothing worked. I have several clickers and books, books on training including some from famous TV trainers. Nothing helped she pulled, pulled, pulled.
My daughter who has done a lot of research on dog training for her dog recommended your DVDs. This was after we left the dog to board for a few days at a veterinarians office and she attacked the staff, I was so concerned she would bite someone and that I would lose her.
Your DVDs are fabulous. The advice is so practical and effective…Our first walk was a learning period for both of us, by the second walk I had learned how to correct and the difference is amazing. No more sore shoulders and arms, no more being dragged across the street. We enjoy our walks together. I have Rose wear her collar and a shorter lead in the house and the difference is amazing, she seems calmer already. We are going to start down and stay in the next few days.
We did have a problem with your collar, but the customer service person I spoke to immediately ordered a new one for me. She was apologetic and sincerely concerned. I was surprised to get an email directly from you and then a phone call. To have such concern over quality and customer service is a rare thing in today’s business world. Thank you so much for your concern, advice and help. I am truly looking forward to the day Rose can walk off lead and we can be happy together as it should be with dog and owner.
Thanks so much! – Charla Van V. Los Angeles, CA.
***I finally received my DVDs and I have been learning a lot. Don is wonderful! Ginger actually sits there and watches TV with me. It’s just too funny…Great product… – Valerie S. Ocean City, Maryland.
***Thanks so much for everything. We have been using your system with great success… – Rob G. East Islip, NY.
***Thank you for all your help with my dogs! It works because God has blessed you with wisdom and has anointed you with his Holy Spirit so you may prosper and bless others. Thanks!!! – Mary Ann R. Visalia, CA.
***Don, we got the DVDs. Thank you very much. I took Shooter and Gunner for a walk in Brush this morning and they did very well. No pulling or barking. The dogs have been really good. Emily, my daughter, works with them both everyday and is watching your DVDs like a sponge. She will even take them out individually before school. It is great seeing her so excited…
My Dad watched me today and was smiling when my dogs did a down stay on his driveway. He was amazed at their being so responsive. He has babysat for us in the past and it always wore him out. 🙂 He was impressed and that is saying something. Thanks again. – Geri D. Snyder, CO.
***I am absolutely thrilled after receiving this program and working with my 5 month old puppy for just 2 days!! There is very little information about this program on the web (besides this site) but I did find a brief discussion group at Amazon.com where I added my testimonial to the thread. As a dog owner for 25 years of my life (I’m 45) and a graduate of several dog training classes, I believe THIS 2DVD set was the BEST thing I could have done for my dog and my life. – THANK YOU just doesn’t cover it, but THANK YOU!! – Shelley
***I am sooo thankful to you and your training system!! We became the proud owners of a “cute little Weimeraner” that soon became very dominant. We read all the books and thought we were educated and ready to train. Nothing worked. I couldn’t walk across the room without being attacked. People couldn’t/wouldn’t visit because she was so out of control. She is now a happy, calm puppy. We only wish we had known about your training system sooner. It would have saved us and our puppy, Gwennie, so much stress and unhappiness. Thanks, again, for the best training system available. I will be telling everyone we know about it. – Larry
***Since I’ve had my Border Collie (it’s been about 9 months now), not ONCE had she walked by my side. Every single time I would take her for a walk she would be constantly pulling. Today I took her for a walk and applied Don’s techniques. She stopped pulling after 2 minutes and was walking like a normal dog for the remainder of our walk! – Cody
***Oh my goodness…I thought long and hard about getting a puppy. My doc gave me one restriction, make it small. I want NO pulling on your back. I had fallen and crushed vertebrae and disks in my back, so with that and other problems I have, I go head over teacups very easy. I was in my new home now and alone and missed the companionship of my perfect dog, Tink. She passed away in the fire that took my home.
So when I sat down in the floor with a large group of pomeranian puppies rolling and playing around me, Luci melted my heart.
We started out ok. She dealt with the crate wonderfully but all hell was about to break loose. She did pee pee where she wanted, refused to do poo outside. Chews up every thing she can reach – shoes, mail, rubber tips on door stops, glasses, pens, you name it. Nothing is safe or sacred. No matter how hard I baby proofed she found away to get around it. She barks a shrill that shivers your bones, torments the cats, pulls on the leash, trips me and has separation anxiety like you wouldn’t believe, whines, cries, jumps, licks, nips, chews your hands. If you can name it, she does it.
Now I have read and searched the internet, tried the dog whisperer tips, received advice from friends, cried, screamed and was humiliated with her chewing up house guests’ personal items. I had reached the decision that Luci needed to go to a new home.
I was flipping channels and your infomercial popped up. I watched you change dogs in minutes. Truthfully I figured it was another trip down rip off drive. I looked at Luci and said okay, one more try, and I even did the $10.00 get it to me now!!! It was in my mail box when Luci and I arrived home from my 3 1/2 hour ride (one way) that we make every month to my doc. I watched DVD number one and looked at the collar and leashes and the ball. Then put it all in the box and went to sleep.
This morning, I watched the DVD again, then put the collar on Luci. Then watched some of the second DVD. I let Luci get adjusted to the new collar and dragging leash and went back to the first DVD. I felt that “down” and “stay” was the priority, sooooo here we go.
She took to the collar immediately. A light jerk and her eyeballs were big as saucers in shock, tug two and she was down and a strange new look was on her face. The demon was leaving. Then we did stay and needed the silent reminder tug. OMG. Who is this new dog? She has taken on a whole new body language. I was not frustrated and shaking. She was listening and cooperating. I called my ex husband and told him about the new program. We actually got to talk on the phone without her barking, biting, licking and jumping all over me.
WONDERFUL, FABULOUS, OUTSTANDING. This is Unbelievable!!! We have taken a walk around the property without the tug-of-war barking battle. You have saved my dog from being evicted from my home. I know that the rest of the training will go well. I have the companion I thought about when I brought her home. I just needed to be trained how to train her.
Thank you so much. I will recommend your system to everyone. I’m sure that Luci thanks you too. – Kathy
***We ordered Mr. Sullivan’s program; skeptical, like so many other folks. It really works! Even our 10 year old daughter with a physical disability has been able to get our rowdy one year old doxie, Ellie, to behave much better! We have been working on the program as a whole family and I can tell you it makes a difference right away… – Kelly
***Hello Don, after working with your program for just a couple of weeks, I have realized the difference in not only my dog, but the way I feel about him. He is no longer just a pet; he is now another member of the family. Rather than leaving him at home because it’s just too much of a pain to take him, he gets to come with us pretty much everywhere.
When I take him on his nightly walks, I have gone from dreading the walks because of being so exhausted from him pulling on the leash the whole time, to us not even using the leash most of the time. Due to some rather severe back injuries, taking my dog on walks was something that I could not do very often – even though he is a small Jack Russell, he spent the whole walk just yanking fiercely the leash, which caused me so much pain. Now he heals without even being on the leash.
I still have some work to do on him, but even my family was amazed today. They have been in Europe for the past month and did not know that I had purchased your training System. Every time that they came over before leaving for Europe, my dog was jumping up on them and was just a terror. They came over today and got here a bit early; we were not home yet, so they just let themselves in. By the time we got home, they were asking if he was sick, or if something was wrong with him, since he was no longer jumping all over them and being a complete pain. They were almost dumbfounded to find out that simple training had made such a huge and positive change in him. Thanks Don. – David C. Lincoln, CA.
***I have a 4 month old Bluetick Hound. I’ve been using your method with him for about two weeks. I am amazed; he no longer pulls on the lead at all, he automatically goes to the sit position when we approach a cross street and when I stop walking, and he immediately comes to my side and sits without verbal or hand commands. We have started working on the heel command and he seemed to understand what was wanted within about 10 minutes. Fantastic System, fantastic results. Thank You. – Carl F.
***I am very happy after receiving this program and working with my 14 month old golden retriever puppy. It was not more that 10 Minutes on the first day and he was not pulling the leash. I love the program… – Chuck
***DEAR SIR. AMAZED IS WHAT I AM. IT’S SO WONDERFUL NOT TO HEAR MY DOG EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY. FOR ANY NOISE, SHE WOULD BARK, BARK. NOW SHE HAS COMPLETELY DONE A TURN AROUND. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’M NOT WELL , SO IT’S STEP BY STEP. I FORSEE NO PROBLEMS. THANK YOU. – DANIELLE
***I just bought your system as I have heard excellent feedback from others who have used it. I have a 9 week old Lhasa Apso. Thanks for such a wonderful system – I am excited to get the system and help my baby be on her best behavior – it is too easy to spoil our babies and help create bad habits. That’s why I like this system – so we can both learn together! Thank you! – Lori
***I have received Don’s DVDs, it works perfect! I love it and so does my dog! Thank you for this program. I appreciate all you have done. – Guy
***I recently ordered this for my mom’s dog…so far it’s working great. – Enza
***I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Rana
***A true God send! – Clare
***My Mom ordered the collar for my dog Ranger, a 130 lb lab/newfoundland mix. It’s working beautifully. – Tina
***Love the DVDs. It has helped me a lot and I have only had the program a few days. My dog is a 138 lb lab and I did order the large dog system. This system is awesome. Thanks. – Jason
***This is really great, one of the best $60.00 I have ever spent! It is taking time, my fault, it is me that has to be trained more than the dog!! But very very good! I am enjoying this and so is my dog!! – Darcel
***I think this training system is great! – Klaudia
***I have a little 9 month old westie female. Although one of my last dogs was a westie, it took him his full first year to really settle down and learn the basic commands. Even then, I couldn’t ever trust him completely to listen to me. Holly has been treat trained and does well – as long as you have the treat. Walking her on a leash was awful as she was constantly pulling looking for squirrels and chipmunks. I have had the command collar about two weeks and within minutes, she did not pull on her lead. She listens and obeys now when I give her the basic commands – without a treat. Now we’re going to start on the problems, like chasing our 3 cats. It is great and when I get done with this email, I am going to order another set for my daughter… – Phyllis
***When I ordered this I worried that it was a gimmick, but was desperate to change my dogs’ behaviors. I watched the DVDs right away and felt encouraged. I put the collars on this morning and I am seeing a change with in 3 hours…only 2 corrections and no jumping on the next group of people! No barking or jumping when we were coming in and out of the house at lunch at my parents! I have high hopes and I am ordering 2 more sets for my parent’s dogs now. – Jen
***I purchased the “perfect dog” kit on August 12/08 and was very happy with the results of using the command collar and freedom lines in order to control my shepherd’s aggressive behavior towards other dogs while leashed. – Karin
***To Don Sullivan – You have given us back our life! I wish we had your training program months ago! We got an Old English Sheepdog pup from a breeder who had the pup returned at 11 weeks old because the owners could not control her. We picked her up fine, but after two days hell broke loose. She was aggressive, arrogant and way out of control. My hands and arms were so sore from the biting and scratching. Even though I could have cried, I wasn’t going to because she would have won.
We went to dog training classes, but after ten months the improvement was only slight, and it was exhausting because she did not listen (they used the talk-to-the-hand method). Over this period of time we had thought about giving her up, but we knew she would probably end up in a rescue for the rest of her life. Your Command Collar has given us a voice that she can’t ignore and she has improved greatly. We are now getting compliments on such a well trained dog. – Sarah Reading. Berkshire, Great Britain.
***Don, I bought your Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog program and it has worked better than anything I’ve ever tried. I have an 8-month-old Lab/German Shepherd mix. He would constantly run into the woods and to other houses to see other dogs every time we would turn our backs. Also, every time we played fetch with him he would run off with his toy, and it would be gone forever. And, if he started to run off and I tried to call him back, he would not even think about obeying. Now, every time I call him, even if he is playing with other dogs, he returns to me.
I tried treat training but he would not listen to me if he knew I did not have a treat in my hand, and it took a month to teach “Sit.” But still, even when I had treats he would constantly run off. After a few weeks of using your methods at only 15 minutes a day during the week and a little more on the weekends, I have taught him to Sit, Down, and Stay (which is really impressive and very useful). And, I can work outside and around the house for 12-14 hours and he will never leave our front yard. It is such a relief to not have to chase our dog and worry about him all the time. I can not wait to continue this System. He is really the dog I always wanted right now and I can’t imagine in a few more weeks… – Jeremy. Blacksburg, South Carolina.
***Don, my girlfriend has a Maltese named Teddy. He is five months old and I thought that he was either stubborn or retarded because he refused to cooperate. When her dad sent her your Perfect Dog DVDs and kit, I thought, “Oh boy, some hippie is going to tell me about dog psychology and compromises with dogs, etc.” I was wrong. After watching the first DVD, I have seen marked improvements in Teddy’s behavior in only 2 days! I don’t care what anyone else says, your PROGRAM IS AWESOME! That Command Collar is also amazing. You truly are the DogFather! – Daniel. Atlanta, Georgia.
***Excellent Product. Was a little suspicious but bought it for my bolting 5-year-old yorkie. Within 3 days I was able to have her walking around with me without a leash and even without the training devices. Never thought Allie would be able to enjoy freedom the way she is now. If you’re hesitant…trust this…it will work…it did for me. Thank you! – Patricia S.
***It works! We followed Sullivan’s system and discovered that dogs will learn if people will!! We have had great success with understanding and then applying the principles. Our dogs no longer run up to the wheels and fenders of arriving trucks or vehicles, barking their heads off! I think the system has saved their lives. – Mary D.
***Great tips for housebreaking. I have two Boxer puppies and they are already housebroken! I followed the instruction from the video and it works great. Consistency is the key! – Linda F.
***Worked exactly the way the DVDs explained. We still have a few more things to work with River on, but feel very confident all will go as well as the other part of the training. The collar is a winner. She can see it and understand it’s for training, not playing. She loves it now. Thanks because we needed help & it worked 100%. – Eleanor L.
***My daughter got a new puppy to take to college with her this semester. We had 3 weeks to get him trained before she left. After receiving the videos, she worked with him for literally 30 minutes and had taught him to sit, stay and lay down. He has become the BEST companion for her with these commands and Don’s collar. I couldn’t thank you more! – Donna I.
***Life saver for Deaf dogs!!! Has made a world of difference in my deaf Aussie Shepherd. He is now following hand commands and stays focused in this world of chaos. I am so thankful for your product. – Tina W.
***My family and I are extremely happy we made this purchase… Don explains exactly how to correct and what to expect for any and all of the problems with training your dog!!! The best money we have ever spent!!! Our friends are also impressed with how well our pups are doing at just 12 weeks old! – Mark M.
***Our dog is so much happier because of this training program. – Jerrilou A.
***Great product. The collars and program yielded immediate results with our two miniature schnauzers. Pulling on leash stopped quickly and they are socializing with people and other dogs better. Still working on many of the lessons but this is the only program and product that worked as advertised. We see lots of other dog owners who would benefit from this as well. – Steven B.
***Every rescue dog that is placed in a home should come with this information. We turned back a beautiful sled dog after it tore up our garage and yard. If only we had this training knowledge, he would still be ours. Well, Bella is the lucky one instead – a 15lb Bichon Frise off a farm and dumped is now living the good life. – Doug H.
***Awesome! Our granddog, a 10-month-old pitbull who weighs about 80 lbs, was extremely spoiled, energetic, and lacked good manners until we used your training methods and products. In just one weekend, he was a different dog. Thank you!! – Bridgette R.
***It lets your dog have more freedom to run and enjoy their life. – Kenda B.
***The training collar is the best we have ever used. Easy to put on and great to work with. Makes the dog training so much quicker and meaningful. – Patricia B.
***Fourth Time is the Charm! I’ve been through 3 previous trainers for my dog. Learning from this DVD-based trainer was more effective than the live trainers. I wish knew about this in 2009 when I got my puppy. Still, it’s a straight forward video that tells you exactly what you need to do to control your pet’s bad behaviors. – Charles V.
***Awesome. We were skeptical about this at first. Our dog was chewing up everything in sight and was unruly. However, since we started his training we were amazed at how quickly he took to it and how obedient he’s become. Now our family is wanting to get it, too. – Terrie R.
***Great training method. I have only been using the training collar for 3 days with my 4-month-old Yorkie. He is already walking great on the leash, sitting, laying down and staying. I highly recommend this training system! – Stacy C.
***I have just begun using The Perfect Dog methods and absolutely love it! Easy to understand, follow and apply. To have my dogs respond so well, and so quickly is just amazing. We are all calmer and much happier! Walking them is fun again! Thank you! – Cheryl R.
***Great. Fastest response from anything I’ve ever tried. – Ardy R.
***Gentle tools for a happy dog. You’ll think I’m crazy but I bought this for my future dog. I saw the TV infomercial and thought it would be great for the dog I plan to get soon. I wasn’t certain this would be available when I needed it so I bought it now! I’ll be prepared. The items look solid and the information, priceless. A well trained dog is a loved dog. – Ruth M.
***Truly the Perfect Dog. Well I finally had to take the time to write a review. This system is amazing. I got 2 puppies 4 years ago after the loss of our lab and they were ruling our household!! I now have 2, 70 pound doodles and they are beyond amazing. I had been trying traditional methods to get these 2 under control, but nothing was really working. Jumping, counter surfing, peeing, you name it we had it going on x 2!! I am a fairly strict parent and I never bought into the idea that you must catch the dog in the act, or you can’t discipline them.
This program empowered me to believe in the intelligence of my animals and create wonderful pets. I LOVE ANIMALS, and the more trained they became the more they seemed to love us. Consistency is key among all family members but so DOABLE!! And YES, it took me only 5 to 10 minutes max to get the basics started. UNBELIEVABLE!
I have referred this system to at least a dozen people and their stories are great as well. Food delivery people get nervous when I open the door (dogs are in a down stay) and leave it wide open while I go get the money to pay the order, but my dogs don’t move. I’ll talk to anyone that is a skeptic because I was too. It took me 2 months to go ahead and buy the system but only one month to actually apply it. AMAZING, honestly!! – Lisa C.
***I bought the Perfect Dog for my pit bull puppy who was only 8 weeks old at the time. I started training immediately and got results right away. He started walking on the training leash right away and was leash broken in about an hour. Now about a month later he does the sit command, down command and stay command. I’m so proud of him!! – Steven E.
***Our stubborn puppy is so much better! It really is more about training the trainer – now we all know so much more about how to effectively communicate with our dog and have a consistent system everyone in the home uses. – Kimberly W.
***It really works! We had just welcomed a new chocolate lab puppy into our home. I KNOW puppies are challenging so I wasn’t naïve, but wow. I still was unprepared for the “work” of a puppy. I found the system while looking for ideas on puppy training. It really works.
The video has so many ideas on EVERY topic of training. We are still working with Rusty who is now 16 weeks. He’s made amazing progress, though. No more accidents in the house, he’s listening better. We’ve extinguished some bad behaviors already. He used to run and try to gobble up our older dog’s food. No more of that.
We had a visitor last night, Ivey, and she has had labs and loves them. She couldn’t get over how “calm” our dog was. I told her about the system. She has a friend with a new German shepherd pup. More than $1,000 in training hasn’t produced the results we have seen. She’s giving her friend this information now! – Melanie H.
***It works! We are using this method to train our Caucasian Shepherd pup and having very good results. This breed is not the easiest to train and without this program it would be much more difficult. – James L.
***It REALLY Works!! – Melissa R.
***Absolutely delighted with this product – Brenda H.
***Best training ever! I give this system the highest marks! Within just a few sessions she went from unruly to a disciplined dog. People we meet on walks are simply amazed! – Cy A.
***Good product. Great training for you and your dog. Highly recommended. – Damian B.
***Just started and already see submission and an understanding of who is in charge from two very scent-oriented 10-year-old beagles. My goal is to be able to take them outside for walks, etc. in our condo complex (with other dogs around) without leashes. The potential relationship that is fostered by this program is invaluable. Thank you. – Anthony W.
***I recently purchased the Perfect Dog training. I had an issue with my dog jumping on everyone once they walked in the door. Within a day, my dog has stopped jumping. If you watch the video and consistently follow the training plan, you will get the best results. I do recommend! – Kelly S.
***Great product! What a change in our dogs! – Kelly M.
***AWESOME system!! Do not hesitate in buying it. Our 10-month-old Australian Labradoodle was pulling and barking at other dogs while walking. In one session, he was walking nicely! – Heidi C.
***The video gives you easy-to-follow directions on how to train your dog. It also tells you about the tools to use and not to use and the reasons why. If you want a great dog, follow the instructions on this video. – Tammy D.
***By using the perfect dog command collar, we have been able to teach our 4-month black lab puppy to sit, stay and lay down. This product along with the videos has helped us work correctly with our dog. I would recommend this product to anyone who would like to train their dog. – Fred F.
***The Perfect Dog System is Fantastic. I saw the results from a friend who owns my 5-month-old labradoodle’s sister. I was so impressed I bought the program and have had good results. I highly recommend it. – Dennis J.
***We love the video. We have tried several of the applications and found that they all work. Thank you so much, we will keep working!! – Cyndy Carbajal
***Love it! With the collar I can actually walk my dogs. Before the collar they walked me. – Lisa D.
***So far so good. This collar is great as long as it is used consistently! I would recommend it! – Lannea H.
***Followed Don’s program and our Boxer puppy, Jake, has turned out to be the best dog we have ever owned! Thanks Don! – Joseph L.
***Very helpful when treats were not working. – Debra I.
***Very helpful and practical training – Judy K.
***Very good and helpful. You see immediate results. – Swaraj S.
***The best product I have found. It works. Thanks. – Lucille W.
***Excellent program. – William W.
***Very pleased with the perfect dog system. My dog is a brand new dog. Thank You. – Nancy F.
***My German Shepherd puppy needed training. The DVD’s were packed with easy to follow tips. The training collar and leads were very helpful because verbal commands to my pup were not working. Worth the money. – Mike P.
***The collar worked wonders. Very happy with results. – Judy F.
***This works. We’re still learning some of the techniques. The DVDs were very comprehensive, and everything was clearly explained. We bought the collars separately, but they have really helped, and the dogs don’t mind wearing them. So far, we’ve only worked on a couple of commands, but the dogs are doing great and we plan to continue using the DVDs. Thanks. – Lynn D.
***GREAT! – Teri G.
***Great product and training concept. It takes time, but you get out what you put in. My dog is now a perfectly trained companion… – Wayne Coppola
***We have found the information on Mr. Sullivan’s DVDs very informative and helpful in training our puppy. – Betty R.
***A wonderful product! My out-of-control puppy is now a pleasure to be around. – Brian F.
***Don’t get me wrong I love my dog. But he was so mischievous, until I got the perfect dog. Now he is like a little angel. Thanks to perfect dog. – Monica P.
***Very happy with the training. I have a lovely mini poodle. Before, I was training her with clicker and treats. She did ok, but what has really worked was the Dog Father videos, training collar and philosophy. She gets it and we are happy together. – Katherine K.
***The dog collar works as advertised. I use it for all pf my dog’s training and she responds well with just a quick tug of her leash. The nylon training lines that come with the collar are strong and sturdy. I use the long line most often for her walks and for “stay” training. – Romeo P.
***Ongoing process with emphasis on love. Enjoying bonding with my dog Trixie. Information and training tools provided by The DogFather are safe, effective and enjoyable. I’m confident that I’ll soon have a well trained and happy Trixie. – Robert F.
***Very good. I haven’t had a chance to go through the whole process yet, but so far it has helped. She is walking much better. She already knows when I get the collar out and she sits by the door. I will continue to work with her. Mindy is a therapy dog already, so I just wanted to perfect her behavior a little more. Thanks! – Edith D.
***Wonderful training material. Gentle. Easy to use/understand. – Bonnie S.
***It took a couple of weeks for my bull headed lab to give in, but now as soon as I put the Command collar on she obeys. It is so nice to walk around the yard and not even touch the training rope. I highly recommend this product. – Rex Foust
***Love it. Great system/method. Working great for my 6 month old GSD. – Jan R.
***Videos are well explained. I like the way he trains. – Mary G.
***Love it!!! Money well spent!! Advice and training, super easy and easy to understand!! – Megan J.
***It delivers! So far I’ve successfully taught down and sit. It takes some consistency and perseverance but I’m looking forward to continuing. – Mary C.
***It’s awesome! – Samuel S.
***Perfect tool! – Vicente C.
***Excellent; makes a lot of sense; dog (Yellow Lab) responding well – Garry R.
***The effectiveness of the system depends on the dog owner. He is not kidding when he says consistency is important. You owe it to your dog to be strict and reward with freedom. – Elizabeth S.
***It’s working out great for my dog’s training. He has made great strides in behavior but it’s still a work in progress. So far I’m very happy with the results. – Al H.
***I purchased your product because I have a daughter who has 2 dogs, a son who has a new BIG dog, and a sister who also has 2 dogs. They all need training to make them all GOOD DOGS and I intend to loan your product to all three of them in hopes they can better train their dogs. That will hopefully make my visits a lot more enjoyable. – Wayne Burkett
***The training collar is the best. The collar works. – Arthur D.
***Love it. – Esther L.
***Great Training Guide! As new rescue dog owners the videos and additional training tools were a huge help in understanding and training our chocolate lab mix. The system works! Thanks for a great product! – Karen M.
***Perfect system! Immediate results. Everything makes sense. Thank you! It’s been a game-changer for my 6-month-old sheltie! We still have a ways to go, but when out on walks, he’s noticeably light-years ahead of every other dog we pass by in our neighborhood. – Rob C.
***Great product. It is excellent. – Pablo R.
***Very easy to understand and implement – Christy C.
***Made me a better dog parent. The collar is perfect for my easily-corrected dog, and the video taught me that how my dog behaves is 100% my responsibility, not his. – Lynn C.
***Great Product. Totally satisfied. As long as you follow the instructions, you will see positive results. – Paul C.
***Love the product! Showed me the direction I needed. My dog is so smart! My daughter is using it with a lab puppy and he has perfect manners now – at just t 12 weeks! – Rana W.
***Best dog trainer. Got a puppy and needed to train him properly… Don’s lessons are great, so you don’t make mistakes in the training process – Mary T.
***My pet is learning to be well behaved with the expert training she is getting. – Sheila L.
***On My Way to a Perfect Dog. Covers all the problem areas with easy to understand instructions. Illustrates each one. – Mary R.
***Amazing results! – Stephen D.
***Great learning tool. I’ve only had the “Perfect Dog” teaching system for a couple of weeks, but I already see the positive results on my 2-year-old miniature poodle. I am looking forward to continuing the application of all the methods this program offers. – Beatrice S.
***Great Stuff. It works. – Darin P.
***Excellent product & service. This is an excellent tool. We have noticed great improvement in our new puppy’s demeanor. Not only is this product as good as advertised, but the customer service is fantastic. – Dave W.
***Quick results. Good, applied animal sense. Even longtime dog owners and their dogs could benefit. – Patricia T.
***Sierra has responded well to the techniques shared in these videos. My goal is the goal of the training program – to get Sierra off leash. – James R.
***Collar magic! She is a hard to handle girl, but with the collar on, she has made great progress in her leash walking! – Clinda P.
***This works. In March, we got a 9 week old puppy, which I have never done before as we have gotten older dogs. Maddie is smart, but she did need help with her training. I ordered “the perfect dog system” and wow, it really works as Don Sullivan said on the infomercial. I wanted to try it, and knew I could return it if it did not work, but now I have loaned it out to several others. – Pia M.
***VERY HAPPY… THE COLLAR AND THE GREAT TIPS… WORKING BEAUTIFULLY! THANKS. – Janet E.
***I was surprised how fast bandit would learn to submit to me and stay for as long as I asked him to. I bought extra systems and gave them to my son and his friends hoping that they would train their young pups. Bandit is a little bit older than their dogs, but it still worked with him. Thank you very much for the product. – Janie Vanderwalker
***Great product. My golden was very responsive right away. – Stephanie W.
***Common sense approach. There is no magic here, just good old common sense and methods that both dogs and people can understand and execute. My dogs responded immediately and understand me much better after just a few days. Very pleased. – David P.
***My dog kept jumping and jumping and jumping. I put this collar on her and it like totally mellowed her out. She is now better at common self-control. I did not think it would work. Now I’m trying the other dog to stop him from barking at fence. – Deb G.
***Sora, my 18-month-old Black Lab mix, was a bully to everyone. After just a few sessions she is coming along quite nicely. Still a few issues to work on, but she will be a fine companion. – William H.
***It’s improving the traits of my 13 year old dog. I do a little training each day and what I have concentrated on I am pleased with the improvement. – Josephine L.
***It has been remarkable so far. I have not practiced much with my dogs, but the small amount I have, it has been an amazing, positive change! – Lisa O.
***Good Information and training methods. I enjoyed going through both DVDs even though I was only interested in one of his methods on training for fearful dogs. – Joyce C.
***Works as advertised. Great way to spend time with your dog and gain his respect!! – Billy W.
***I have learned so much about my dog and training. Thank you. – Sheri H.
***My dog is only 15 weeks old. Sherman was walking on his leash correctly in less than 5 min. Amazing. Housebreaking is going well – haven’t had a mess in 5 days. I’m pleased so far. I give the system four stars out of five for now. I’m sure my rating will be a five in another month. – Carolee W.
***I now have a better dog. I have just gotten started on training my dachshund puppy and after just a few short sessions he is a much better behaved dog. Worth every cent I have spent and every minute I have spent. – Janice H.
***Have trained Labs for many years and I learned some new tricks. The system works. – Kerry C.
***Tried other obedience training. My dog responded better to this style of training. – John S.
***I have made very good progress with my dog. She no longer jumps on people and doesn’t pull on the leash or bark at other dogs. Very happy. – Ron H.
***I am using the DVDs and the training collar and having good success so far. Thank you. – Rod C.
***Great product … it works. – Patricia B.
***Works. Takes daily work but I have seen great progress. – Larry B.
***Just beginning, but for my 2 yr old dog it appears to be effectively successful. – Harold T.
***I read your quote on your Facebook page: “My goal is to help dog owners create a satisfying, fulfilling, and lasting relationship with their pets instead of suffering endless stress and frustration.” – Don Sullivan, “The DogFather”
I can assuredly say that you’ve succeeded! Lilly is my parents’ Coonhound mix. Mostly likely, she’s the dog I’ll inherit. When we got her, they immediately spoiled her. I was able to train her to a degree, but she’d only listen to me when it was just the two of us. If either of my parents were around, she’d completely ignore me. Because I was the only one enforcing rules (the same rules I’ve expected of all of my past pets – other dogs, cats, birds, even mice), she hated me. When Dad was gone, she’d just spend all of her time in her “room” (her open crate). Needless to say that every time my parents mentioned I’ll probably inherit her, I cringed. Once I was even making plans to find someone else to take Lilly. I never told my parents because I didn’t want them to worry, but I just couldn’t bear the thought of the two of us making each other miserable.
Since her training with your program, we’ve been able to actually bond. I’m even able to let Lilly do things that even Dad doesn’t feel comfortable with (e.g. leaving Lilly loose in an open garage while I take the groceries out of the car). Now, when Dad has to take Mom to the hospital, we spend more time together than ever. Now we make each other better for it. While I still don’t look forward to “that day,” at least I know that Lilly and I can make our relationship work. – Christina Perkins
***This is the only dog training system that worked with my 80lb Labrador who is 14 months and the strongest puller. I had been to a few trainers and watched thousands of dog training videos online, none of which actually worked. All I heard was that my puppy Max is only 1 year old, or that he’s going through the teenage phase, or that labs are puppies until 3. But, Don’s videos cover all of the issues that a typical dog can have. Every dog owner can identify his dog with at least one or more of the dogs that are shown in the videos. My puppy Max is like Izzy and Tina.
It was so hectic to literally lift my 80lb dog into the car before I watched his training DVDs. Now, Max just hops in with ease. Max also recently had a visit to his vet and she said, “He is the most well-behaved dog I have seen lately, I wish my dog was like Max.” I’m so proud of my boy. If the vet who interacts with so many dogs every day feels like this, I am pretty sure my training is going on really well, thanks to Don Sullivan’s Perfect Dog training videos. It’s the trust that my puppy Max has toward me that makes him so very calm, no matter what’s going on around him!!
Above all, it’s the simplicity of Don’s explanations that gave me lot of confidence that I could train my dog. There isn’t a single clip in the videos where Don would show his showmanship and intimidate people. Rather, he made me feel that he’s like us in many ways, trying to train his own dogs, and he’s sharing all those years of experience to make things easier for an average dog owner. So, I’m very thankful to have found your training system, Don. This Thanksgiving has been a blessing for us with our very well-behaved puppy.
Respecting boundaries and no bolting through the door. The Perfect Dog system of Don Sullivan works awesome!! It was only about 10 min of training to show Max his boundaries around the house and it’s unbelievable how quick he picked it up. The fact is, I started to trust my puppy which I never did before. It’s such a great feeling!
My dog isn’t scared of me in any way. Rather, he trusts me as his guardian who keeps him safe from being run over by a car, from getting bitten by another dog, or getting into trouble by knocking down kids, or worse… I can assure him that he will never ever end up in a shelter for being undertrained. These are the promises that I gave to my dog by getting Don’s training videos after going through some thousands of training videos and quite few dog trainers.
In fact, before I found Don’s training system, I had a positive trainer who really ruined my puppy with treats. I dropped out of the class as we were getting nowhere. Treating dogs as humans is as abusive as treating humans as dogs. It just breaks my heart when I see a dog being abandoned just because his owners didn’t understand his basic needs, first and foremost is training the dog to safely co-exist with the owners.
I also tried a gentle leader head halter. It was ok until I ended up in ER for a pulled muscle when my dog went crazy to meet another dog. I then tried a prong collar. My dog was totally under control within the first 10 min, but then he would still try to pull which I really hated because all I wanted was teach him not to pull. Then I did some research. I found some trainers, one of which uses treats and punishment which I didn’t like. The other one says people with kids should never have a dog which is unrealistic!
I finally found The Dogfather. He is the only trainer that I can trust because his training system is the only method that worked on my 80 lb hyperactive Labrador (12 months old when I started the Perfect Dog training method) who is 14 months old now. I never ever thought even in my dreams that I will be able to train my dog Max, but I did even with a spinal cord injury. My dog totally trusts me now. I just ordered Don Sullivan’s book, “Wake up and smell the poop.” I want to buy all of his literature that’s out there. Please write more books, Don Sullivan! – Anju Devanur
***My 2-year-old Old English Bulldog was pulling on the leash and sticks his chest out at dogs bigger than him. I bought the Command Collar & DVD set last month. Zeus started responding immediately. The system is so effective I literally can’t wait to keep training him each day. I haven’t gotten to the aggression training yet, but I’m looking forward to it. Money well spent! – Joshua M.
***I was at a loss training my Golden Newfie. She was getting older, was HUGE, and while sweet, untrained. I couldn’t trust her with my kids or alone in any room for even a minimum amount of time. With the Perfect Dog Training System, I have been able to train Luna to respond to commands, walk nicely, and we’re working on her chewing problem. I trust her with the little ones (especially my youngest who she outweighs by a good 40 pounds), and she’s overall a good dog. Plus, Don’s team is great about answering questions over their Facebook page when you’re feeling a little out of your depth in training. – Catherine Woelm
***5 Stars! – I bought this system a couple of weeks ago. Until yesterday, I hadn’t used the collar on my dog. I needed time to watch some of the videos and some time off from work.
My dog is a 10-month-old Boxer/Pit Bull/Shepherd mix that we got from the Humane Society on Nov 25th 2017. She was already house broken, and apparently she had been on numerous trips in cars, so she had no behavior problems in those areas.
However, she was really bad about jumping up, leash pulling, and chewing. I worked with her for just a few minutes yesterday. While she still has some issues with leash pulling, I believe we have corrected her jumping up and chewing.
We have 4 cats. They’re all terrified of her. Whenever she sees them she will chase them all over the house. This morning, one of the cats was in the dining room as I let her out of her cage. I had let her out and put her Command Collar on her before I knew the cat was in the dining room. The cat freaked out, but the dog didn’t. She sniffed around and got excited, but she did not chase.
Later on this morning, I went from the living room to my bedroom. I told the dog to stay. The cat she saw this morning was on my bed. I left my bedroom door open and petted the cat while she was watching me. She never so much as moved.
I know that I have a long way to go, but so far I am thoroughly impressed with the effectiveness of this system. We have noticed a marked improvement in our dog’s behavior already! Hopefully soon I will be able to socialize the dog and the cats. – Mark Pulliam
***Love the system. My Shiba Inu was not responding to other techniques – 2 minutes with 2 corrections and no more pulling on a leash. Well worth the money. Buy it, watch the videos 2-3 times FIRST to avoid mistakes, be consistent and it will work. If it does not work you are not doing it correctly.
It beautifully mimics the corrections that a mother dog or more dominant dog would use on a dog. It is not mean or cruel. If you think it is mean, you have never seen a mother dog correct a puppy by biting it around the neck, or a more dominant dog hold a dog down by the neck with its mouth.
So unless you think a mother dog is abusing her puppies, you will understand the concept and that is what this collar provides – an effective tool that the dog immediately understands from birth that humans cannot mimic. Wonderful system. – Kristen B.
***My dog @canela_the_doodle is home for the first time to meet the family for the holidays. We keep getting compliments about how well behaved she is and how good of a listener she is. It’s all thanks to @trainyourdog and his training philosophy. Everyone is so amazed that she’s (basically) off-leashed trained at 5 months old!! Thanks Don. You’ve opened our eyes to the benefits of off leash training! – Instagram Review
***I live in the Baltimore/Annapolis area of Maryland and recently became the owner of a Bluetick Coon Hound. I would love for Don Sullivan to come do an interactive seminar in our metro area. I have heard nothing but success stories from other coon hound owners about his training methods and I think the Baltimore area could significantly benefit from his expertise. – Kelsey Webb
***I have purchased the system recently and have seen the wonderful response from my 21-month-old GSD. I had been training him on my own with success, but needed additional techniques to fine tune his behavior. The training collar, DVDs, and the booklet have all been most beneficial. Great lectures and tips to control and teach better canine behavior. Thank you. – Virginia Scardino
***I’m really happy with this training program. I have recommended it to several others. I met a young couple this afternoon who are about to pick up a new Great Dane puppy and I told them about this program. I encouraged them to start as soon as they get him. I feel much more confident and in control now since beginning this program. Thank you for training me to train Opie!
Update: Opie has shown tremendous improvement in the 2 weeks I’ve been working with him. He has mastered the down stay wherever we are, either out in the field at a distance, or downtown on the sidewalk. He has become less reactive when meeting other dogs, although we’re still working on that. He has no problem meeting and interacting with people or kids. He retrieves, and thanks to this program it only took 3 corrections to teach him to drop the ball. He even ignores activities all around him until he is released. – Beverly Whaley
***Hey Don! I just wanted to say that I am so thankful for your method. My girlfriend and I have a German Shepherd who was a problem child as a pup, but with consistent work with your method he has matured into a good boy. We mainly use the sit, down, stay, wait, and heel commands. Without this method we would have no hope of controlling him. Thank you! – Austin Mudd