I recently started seeing a T.V commercial for Don Sullivan’s The Perfect Dog: Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog. The official site is at ThePerfectDog.com or Thane.com. He also calls himself the “The Dog Father”. I admit I was a bit skeptical at first, but they had a 30 day moneyback guarantee, so I thought I would try it out.
The PerfectDog.com package comes with 2 training DVDs, Don Sullivan’s personally trademarked collar the Command Collar, and his Freedom Training Lines leashes. Don Sullivan also sales some other products at theperfectdog.com , but they aren’t included in the 60 dollar package. His 2 DVDs covers many topics, but not with enough depth I thought. There were a few helpful things in the DVDs, but most of it was just basic techniques or things I’m not sure are even the best approach to dog training. I have serious reservations about his training philosophy. He doesn’t believe in using dog treats and rewarding your dog. I don’t know where this idea came from because I and many other dog owners have had success training our dogs using treats. Dogs should be rewarded for knowing that they are doing a job well done. Another thing I don’t like about the perfect dog package is there is no book that comes along with the DVDs. It would be nice to be able to at any time sit down and look up something, without the huge hassle of having to load up your computer or DVD player and search for it.
Overall, The perfect dog system is a bit of a disappointment so I can’t give it a good review. I would recommend you just save your $60 dollars if you are thinking of buying it. I don’t think it was really worth the price. Instead I recommend a much more effective and cheaper training guide from the popular Secrets to Dog Training e-book guide. I’ve had the Secrets to Dog training book for a while and found it very helpful. I’ve never really seen any negative reviews with it like I do all the time with The perfect Dog system.