Below I’ve compiled a list of 10 Youtube Channels that are centered around dog training and everything else that might be of interest to dog owners and those who want to become dog owners.
As this is my personal opinion only, please do let me know if you have any other suggestions.
The topics range from classic socialization/puppy issues to fearful or aggressive behavior and everything in between like fun stuff to do with your dog, product reviews and other adventures. In no particular order.
These are the best 10 Youtube dog training channels that will ensure your puppy’s training success and help you understand dog behavior as well as canine body language.
1. Upstate Canine Academy -- Focus on Aggressive and Fearful Behavior
Down to earth dog training that is not necessarily actionable for everybody as it’s done on a case-by-case basis but nonetheless it provides a great window into how Tom Davis trains dogs with reactive behavior.
Training is often done inside, although there are also several outside sessions. Due to the evergreen location, it’s easy to compare the approach to different behavioral problems in the same environment.
His motto is “NO BAD DOGS”, something I highly encourage. He always aims to teach the owner first on how to handle certain situations in order to make sure they’re able to train their companion to be a good canine citizen.
2. Larry Krohn -- Dog Aggression Specialist & Remote Collar Trainer
Don’t let the humble video quality fool you, this training channel has some top-notch advice if you manage to read between the lines. A lot of the training is conveyed via body language and positioning.
He approaches training in a very calm way and teaches people how to use remote collars effectively, namely as a tool, not as a punishment.
Among his services is board and train but only with one client at a time, so he can focus on this particular dog. He also offers private sessions.
Oh, did I mention that he has a sweet spot for the Rottweiler too?
3. Stonnie Dennis -- Dog Training through Mental & Physical Activities
A wide, open splotch of land. Welcome to Kentucky.
Stonnie not only offers a glimpse of his process (mainly through his obstacle course and other outside adventures) but he also creates informative videos on specific breeds and discusses issues that come up time and time again.
Unlike others on this list, he doesn’t specialize in aggressive or fearful behavior but on puppies and adult dogs that are able to learn being integrated into a pack.
On adventures, he teaches resilience but also essential retrieving skills, that’s also why you’ll probably see a big ratio of Labrador Retrievers in comparison to other breeds.
4. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution -- Positive Reinforcement
Zak George is probably the most known appearance on this list and has the biggest social media presence. He’s known for his book and collaborations with a wide variety of brands (Bark Box, Pupford, Pupbox etc.).
It’s a great place to start learning for beginners.
His approach to dog training is a bit more light-hearted since it utilizes positive reinforcement only. Right now, you can follow him and his new Border Collie puppy “Inertia” on everyday training videos.
The videos are well-edited and full of easy-to-follow information. A special focus is put on desensitizing your dog to sounds, other dogs and people.
5. It’s Me or the Dog -- Victoria Stilwell’s Show
It’s Me or the Dog has the mechanics of a TV show. Every new episode introduces a certain problem, whether it’s two Dobermans wreaking havoc on the house, dogs that have never been walked, or a fellow canine that chases swimmers, mistaking himself for a Jaw.
This show approaches the training from a perspective of the owners, rather than the dogs and it’s filmed in a very entertaining way that never fails to portray how unintuitive dog training can be for some people.
Although the solutions might look easy to some, there are often underlying, fundamental problems that aren’t discussed in depth. If you encounter similar problems, it’s best to consult a professional behaviorist.
6. Fenrir Canine Show -- Guard Dog Breeds
Will describes this channel as one that provides “factual entertaining information for all breeds of dogs” which is reflected in his engaging way to discuss every and all breeds related to guarding (if you check out the “Rarest Guarding Breeds” video, you’d be surprised how many more options there are than the common Doberman, Rottweiler, etc.).
If you want to find out if guarding breeds are the right choice for you or if you’re just interested in guarding breeds, this is a great channel to check out to know more about the thoughts of a behaviorist on certain breeds.
To dive deeper with one of my articles, check out 15 best guard dogs for families.
7. Simpawtico -- Oblique Dog Training Strategies
Sadly this channel isn’t as active as the others on this list and hasn’t posted a video in a while but it’s still a great resource because it occasionally provides dog training tips that are out of the box.
Furthermore, a lot of content is backed up by scientific research while maintaining to be easy to digest in smaller bits (<10-minute videos).
You will also find the occasional product review or other recommendations that are worth checking out.
8. Jason Corey -- Advice for Cane Corso Owners
If you seek a bit more laid-back advice from the standpoint of an owner, you’re at the right place. The fact that Jason is not a dog trainer or behaviorist doesn’t prevent him from having a super obedient and loyal Cane Corso.
There’s a lot of stuff about the raw diet, choosing the right breeder, fun videos in the gym and other adventures with his dog. It’s perfect if you’re interested in the daily life of a 140+ pound dog and how to decide if it may be the right breed for you.
9. Robert Cabral -- Dog Training
This channel features a wide variety of topics and approaches certain issues from a different angle. In his podcast, he also discusses selected topics at length (30+ minutes) and does regular “Ask Me Anything” sessions.
It’s a super calm and reasonable approach to dog training that utilizes common sense and is easy to follow.
10. Senza Tempo -- Handling Dominant Dogs
This is the channel of a Cane Corso breeder and a lot of videos feature the pack, how they interact with each other and how they behave at the dog park. On occasion, there’s an interesting standpoint behind the behavior.
You’re also able to catch a glimpse of how a breeder decides which dogs to use for a specific breeding program. It’s very important to keep an eye on things like temperament, health but also size, shape, working drive and so on.