Sheltie Planet

Sheltie Puppy Training Reviews

By Rebecca Turner

Discover the best Sheltie puppy training resources for your sensitive little pooch! Includes comparisons of the top dog training courses available online.

So you want to train your Sheltie puppy, but don't know where to begin?

Cute Sheltie PuppyThere are many dog training philosophies these days, so it can be hard figuring out which are the best methods to use on our sensitive little Shelties.

That's why I decided to investigate the top Sheltie training programs online and highlight my favorite ones for readers of Sheltie Planet.


Secrets to Dog Training

A Straight-Talking, Comprehensive Dog Training Course

Secrets to Dog TrainingPros: Secrets to Dog Training is now the most popular dog training program on the net. It's user-friendly and covers an extensive list of training topics. Included in the course are consultations with real dog owners with advice on nipping, chewing, excessive barking and separation anxiety which are all common issues with Sheltie puppies.

Bonuses include a house training ebook, audio files (so you can listen to it on your dog walks), and a grooming guide (which will come in handy when your Sheltie grows into his full coat). To get a taste for what this program is like, take a look at the free mini guide: 5 Dog Training Myths.

Cons: Since this is a massive resource it also costs the most, at $39.95.

For More Info: Get the course online at the Secrets to Dog Training website.

Dove Cresswell's Dog Training Online

Online Video-Based Puppy and Dog Training

Dove Cresswell's Dog Training OnlinePros: This is a fresh and fun online video approach to Sheltie puppy training. Dove Cresswell is a professional Hollywood dog trainer and only uses the most humane training methods which she picked up from her experiences with many top dog trainers.

For a new Sheltie puppy owner, the best lessons are on housebreaking and crate training, as well as obedience and good puppy manners. Dove also has some great videos on special dog tricks which Sheltie owners will love. You can watch a free video at Dove's website right now which teaches the Shake-a-Paw command.

Best of all, the format is highly visual and there's very little reading involved. This is most fitting for learning something as practical as dog training.

Cons: You have to be online at the time you watch the video lessons and listen to the audios.

For More Info: Check out Dove's interactive website for full details.

Clicker Training: The 4 Secrets of Becoming a Supertrainer

The #1 Clicker Training Resource

Clicker TrainingPros: Clicker training is a powerful yet gentle dog training method based on positive reinforcement. I use it on my Shelties for all kinds of obedience tasks, including recall and eliminating fear (of children in Piper's case). The best thing about the clicker method is once your dog gets to know it, you'll find it very easy to entrain all kinds of new behaviors using a simple click.

This clicker training ebook is written by two expert Nordic dog trainers. In simple steps, they teach you the four big secrets of clicker training and how to apply the clicker to all kinds of situations including advanced tricks for your Sheltie.

Cons: They are dismissive of other training methods. I find clicker training is a powerful tool but it can of course be used in combination with other methods.

For More Info: The complete guide can be downloaded at the Canis website.

About The Author

Rebecca Turner is the creator of Sheltie Planet where she writes about her love of Shetland Sheepdogs, inspired by her two Shelties, Howard and Piper. Learn more about Rebecca. Chat with our online Sheltie community on Facebook, Twitter and our Sheltie Forum.