The Top 6 Dog Training Quotes of Dr. Ian Dunbar

The Top 6 Dog Training Quotes of Dr. Ian Dunbar

If you asked me to pick my favorite all time dog trainer, I would bend the rules a bit and pick Ian Dunbar.

You see he is a boarded veterinary behaviorist, so to call him a “dog trainer” is probably not at all fair.

Yet, in everything he does and in everything he says he elevates the world of dog training.

His knowledge of dog behavior has literally changed the way many of us interact with our dogs!

So I wanted to share a few of his favorite quotes with you.

My training mantra has become having fun and playing games with your dog!

Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dog Training Quotes of Dr. Ian Dunbar, puppy training, dog training

Want To Make Training Your Dog More Fun?

Access my full collection of over 79+ videos where every week I upload a new dog training video that shows you how to overcome your dog’s behavior problems using FUN training games both you and your dog will love.

Click here to access my collection of over 79+ FUN Training Games

Some of my first training experiences were using force and compulsion, yet I saw very quickly how teaching through having fun and playing games reduces conflict and solidifies behavior.  This is SUPER important especially when starting of training a new puppy, where you want that bond between the two of you to grow as strong as possible, as quickly as possible.

Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dog Training Quotes of Dr. Ian Dunbar, puppy training, dog training

I am not a fan of using shock collars which instill fear and pain into your training.  Even if you are proficient at using such a tool, they create stress and stress inhibits free thinking and learning.  I think these quotes go hand in hand and drive home the idea that fear is not the best choice for training anything.

Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dog Training Quotes of Dr. Ian Dunbar, puppy training, dog training

 

Another one of my favorite quotes!  People think that physical exercise and a walk around the block is tiring for a dog, when the reality is; teaching a dog a new concept and engaging his brain is even more exhausting.  Want a truly tired dog?  Engage his brain by training while you are out for a run!

Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dog Training Quotes of Dr. Ian Dunbar, puppy training, dog training

And finally, I think this quote speaks for itself… Death is the worst consequence for a dog that receives no training.

Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dog Training Quotes of Dr. Ian Dunbar, puppy training, dog training

 

Looking For A QUICKER Way To Get Your Dog’s Behavior Problems Under Control?

Access my full collection of over 79+ videos where every week I upload a new dog training video that shows you how to overcome your dog’s behavior problems using FUN training games both you and your dog will love.

Click here to access my collection of over 79+ FUN Training Games

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Start Calming Down Your Over Excited Dogs Today!

Your First Lesson’s FREE:

Sign up below and we’ll email you your first “Training For Calm” lesson to your inbox in the next 5 minutes.

Comments

  1. Benny says:

    A very understanding & meaningful quotes that all are very true & will always work all the time no matter what as each owner loves each pet in the right way Thanks God Bless

    [Reply]

  2. Karen Garofalo says:

    Yes, “People and dogs are dying to be trained!” There is power in those words to live by and direct our paths with strength to do the right thing for our children and our pets. We love them both so dearly! We can be the force for the next generation to “Train up our people with love and direction.” Never stop, because
    if we know what needs to be done, we cannot sit idle. We need to make change be the next movement to a better world, through training of all kinds!

    [Reply]

  3. janet amighi says:

    Great quotes. How about asking people to submit their favorites from their favorite trainers and you could compile some great ones.
    One of my favorites is from Dr. Susan Friedman- well she has so many but I love “extreme behaviors do not call for extreme measures.”

    [Reply]

  4. Jennifer Cavin says:

    Heck, my favorite lately has been from a TV commercial! “A tired dog is a good dog.” When either of my girls is being naughty, I remind myself of this and go play some of their energy out.

    [Reply]

  5. Michael Madison says:

    Dogs relate to peoples emotional states,…they tune in,..and know you better than you know yourself,…you cannot fool them,…I had a Mini Doxie named Freddy, taught himself to smile,…simply because he saw me smile, and related only good things to smiling…the night he died, I awoke after having a dream that he was “saying” good bye,..he was smiling, and would retreat a few steps, look back, smile again, and repeat, during this I woke up to find that he had just died,…there is much more between people and their dogs,…dogs love us unconditionally, …and are really messengers from Yaweh God,..sent to teach us to love,…and when their mission is done, go back to heaven…I know I had a near death experience 5 years ago, and heaven is full of critters, very few people,..they are waiting judgment,…and no I am not a “nut”, L.O.L….but life is to learn these lessons, and dogs are given to us to help us learn the good things,…not the bad…Thank You..

    [Reply]

  6. mark says:

    “To be a successful dog trainer, you have to be smarter than the dog.” from my father who trained hunting dogs

    [Reply]

  7. Pat Glenn says:

    Love these quotes!!! Thanks so much. But I always enjoy your emails. I always learn so much, and so does my dog!

    [Reply]

  8. I have taken a number of seminars from Ian Dunbar and he is one of my 3 favorite trainers/behaviorists. (The other two are Dr. Patricia McConnell and Victoria Stillwell.) All of them “preach” training with your dog as a partner. Sure beats the old ways of waiting for the dog to make an error and then punishing them rather than leading them to do the right thing and rewarding them. Thanks for spreading the word.

    [Reply]

  9. Sherri finkel says:

    I am having trouble potty training my puppy we don’t have a yard she just dosnt understand that she should go out side to loop and Lee what should i do?

    [Reply]

  10. I can seem to potty training my puppy she dosnt understand that she should pee and poop out side what should i do?

    [Reply]

  11. Dear Michael,.

    What an interesting story. I am a committed christen andI am convinced that God provided the right dogs for me. With thd last one I had had a heart attack , and got her to encourage me to take regular exercise. Which she did , though she was always gentle and quiet if I was ill. Now I have an elderly coton 8 years. I am sure God chose him for me, hes just perfect for my situation now. I am even more interested by what you say about heaven. I have been wondering about that.

    [Reply]

  12. Mary says:

    I have a 4 year old Maltese. The last 4 months have been miserable! At night He lays down in his bed and I give him a treat. Within 15-30 minutes (after I’ve dozed off) he runs in our bedroom and barks until I get up and sleep on the couch next to his bed. I have tried everything I can think of to her him to stop but to no avail. Sometimes I’m able to sneak back to bed when he falls asleep but he always comes back and barks. I put a dog bed next to my side of the bed but he won’t stay there. He doesn’t like the sound of the air purifier in our room so he starts barking. I have to use the purifier for my allergies when I sleep. I put him in his cage one night and he barked for hours. When I let him out he was neurotic running in circles, rolling on the floor and whimpering. I will not try that again! Any insight or help you could give me would be a godsend! Thank you for your time! Mary……sleepless in Byron Center,MI and a woman with a terribly lumpy couch.

    [Reply]

    Minette Reply:

    I would crate him, I wouldn’t allow a dog to determine where I sleep.

    [Reply]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *