DogTime.com Launches First Comprehensive Video-based Dog Training Center Online
Internationally respected dog training experts Ian and Kelly Dunbar provide the foundation for this rewards-based approach
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 8, 2008 - DogTime.com, the premier destination for dog people, today announced the launch of the Dunbar Training Center (http://www.dogtime.com/training-center.html), which features everything pet owners need to know to raise a well-behaved dog.
Created by experts Ian and Kelly Dunbar, noted behaviorists and trainers, the five-step program is the first of its kind. It distills a comprehensive dog training program into its most critical ingredients and then wraps it up into an engaging online package. Each lesson, from House Training to Raising a Friendly Dog, is reinforced by a short video starring the Dunbars and their dogs, plus a quiz that encourages owners to test their progress.
“We want to make training the first thing you do after you bring home a new dog, so we worked closely with the Dunbars to make this program easy to follow,” says Clare Ellis, head of content for DogTime.com. “Our goal at DogTime is to put dogs and their people on the path to building a beautiful relationship together, and proper training is a critical part of achieving that goal.”
The Dunbars, contributing editors to DogTime.com, note that almost half of all puppies adopted each year end up in shelters the following year, and the lack of training is one of the primary reasons. “Without a doubt training and behavior problems are the number one terminal illness for pet dogs,” says Ian Dunbar, who founded the country’s leading dog training association, and has published several books and launched two websites with his wife, Kelly Dunbar, on dog training.
“Early education is the key,” says Kelly Dunbar. “People tend to give up on their dogs when their behavior does not fit into one’s lifestyle easily. Untrained dogs ultimately end up being more work and less fun for their owners, and that’s when they give up on their dogs to shelters.”
DogTime.com is committed to reducing the number of dogs in shelters and has developed an innovative tool called Are Your Ready (http://www.dogtime.com/ready-or-not/) that helps visitors determine if they are ready for a dog. If they are DogTime.com can help them figure out what kind of dog would be the best match for them with DogFinder MatchUp (http://www.dogtime.com/matchup/) and even help find a dog from an extensive network of shelters and rescue organizations nationwide via DogTime’s powerful DogFinder Search (http://www.dogtime.com/finder/) feature.
DogTime Media (http://www.dogtimemedia.com) is the country’s largest vertical media network focused exclusively on pets and pet enthusiasts. DogTime Media reaches over 12 million highly engaged consumers via its network of more than 100 leading pet-focused websites and is anchored by DogTime.com (http://www.dogtime.com), the premier destination for dog people. DogTime Media actively supports the efforts of rescue groups and shelters nationwide to significantly reduce the number of homeless and neglected pets in this country. DogTime Media and DogTime are based in San Francisco, CA.
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