How to Connect with Your Dog for
Reliable Obedience and a Relaxed, Happy Pup

Learn how to connect with your dog so your dog will listen to you…no matter what!

Do you want to know that your dog will pay attention to you and respond to your call, even when distractions are present? Would you like a stronger connection with your dog? Would you like your dog to be calm and relaxed indoors?

Does your dog suffer from aggression, anxiety, or submissive peeing – or is your dog hyper? Do you want to play with and train your dog in a way that is consistently positive and fun for both of you?

Are you looking for an approach that’s different from anything else you’ve ever tried?

The problem with mainstream dog training:
No Connection!

Most mainstream training falls into two major categories:

  • Dominance-based training. In this type of training you’re focused on being the “alpha” in your dog’s life, and your relationship can be characterized by being more based on command-and-control. At it’s best this training works (as long as you can maintain your authority with your dog – which can be tough to do at a distance!) – at it’s worst, this kind of training can instill fear in a dog and actually make problems worse.
  • “Positive” training. This type of training (based on operant conditioning) focuses on rewarding “good” behaviors and discouraging bad behaviors. It attempts to teach your dog how to think through any situation based on what they’ve learned about right-and-wrong. Again, this kind of training can work really well with a dog – although frequently a dog’s ability to “think through” a situation falls apart as soon as their environment gets more emotionally intense.

Do You Have THIS KIND of Connection with Your Dog?

In contrast, I teach you how to work with your dog on an emotional level. You learn to create a magnetic attraction between you and your dog, and then you use the force of that attraction to elicit obedience behaviors, and solve problems like aggression, anxiety, and hyperactivity.

In the moments when it really counts (guests arrive, you encounter another dog on your walk, you come across a deer in the woods, etc.), your dog isn’t thinking! Instead, your dog is responding to whatever feels right. That’s why it’s important to build an emotional connection with your dog. Your dog learns to stay relaxed and focused on you even in moments highly charged with emotional energy, and you will be able to communicate because it literally feels to your dog like the right thing to do, the best thing to do.

  1. When you’re out in the world together, your dog will be focused on you.
  2. Things that used to trigger your dog will now give you an opportunity to build an even more magnetic attraction between the two of you. Your dog will literally see the triggering thing and look to you to figure out what to do.
  3. Your dog will respond to commands like “down”, “stay”, and “come” with focused, energized enthusiasm.
  4. The more emotionally intense a situation is, the more your dog will be in tune with you – you will be able to communicate even in these highly charged moments.
  5. When your dog is alone, they will be calm and relaxed.
  6. You will be able to stay relaxed and know exactly what to do no matter what comes up with your dog.

Video Instruction that Makes It Easy For You

In order for you to make the quickest possible progress, I have put together a 2-DVD set that takes you through the process of connecting with your dog in easy-to-follow steps. Since each lesson builds upon the success of the previous lesson, you will see clear, positive changes each step of the way. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

DVD #1 – The Basics

It all starts with DVD #1. You will not only understand how your dog feels the world, but also experience what it’s like to satisfy your dog’s deepest emotional desires (and attract your dog’s attention in high energy moments). In the first DVD, you will learn all about how your dog interacts with the world on an emotional level, and some key exercises that teach your dog how to focus on you no matter what’s happening “out there”. The unique exercise “pushing” gives you a completely new tool for tapping into your dog’s emotional awareness. I also demonstrate exactly how to use pushing to turn your dog’s attraction to something else in the environment into an even GREATER attraction to you. You’ll also see exactly how to play tug-of-war correctly – in a way that builds your dog’s energy and attraction, and a variation on the game called “Fetchtug” that gives your dog a physical AND emotional workout at the same time. By the end of the first DVD, you will notice a profound shift in the level of connection and attentiveness between you and your dog.

DVD #2 – Mastering Obedience

After learning how to harness your dog’s emotional energy in DVD #1, you will see exactly how to use the force of your dog’s attraction to you to effortlessly elicit obedience behaviors like heel, down, stay, and come. In the second DVD, the approach to obedience consistently reinforces and strengthens your connection with your dog. The entire sequence of exercises leads you to a rock-solid recall – so even if your dog is hot in pursuit of something else they will spin around and come right back to you at the sound of their name. All without coercion – your dog learns that it just feels right to listen and respond to you in those moments. Because you truly will be more interesting to your dog than anything else out there in the environment.

Look, the only reason that you can teach a dog “obedience” is because your dog ALREADY KNOWS how to do all of these behaviors naturally. So what makes more sense – trying to “teach” your dog how to sit/lie down/stay from scratch, or simply getting your dog into the emotional state when they would naturally be doing those behaviors? The second DVD shows you how to get your dog into that state (using what you learned in DVD #1) and then how to clearly communicate with your dog in ways that your dog truly understands to achieve relaxed, energized, focused obedience.

This process has worked for thousands of dogs. And it has worked for me.

My dog Nola used to be completely hyperactive. Totally squirrel-crazy (yes, she even caught and killed a squirrel once). Would run off into the woods to chase who-knows-what, completely deaf to my calls, only to return hours later. Aggressive towards 90% of the dogs that we met. And after 6 years of trying everything I was feeling despondent.

After switching to the techniques of Natural Dog Training, I experienced a complete turnaround with Nola. She came when called. She looked at ME when squirrels were around (or just ignores them completely). She is friendly with almost every dog we meet. And she settled down, becoming much more relaxed in the house. At this point she’s 13 years old and we all live happily together (our family now includes my wife and two young children).

I can’t believe that I almost followed the advice of one prominent online trainer (I’m not naming names) who told me that I should euthanize her to keep other dogs safe!

Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Since then, I have seen (in person) and heard about (through my website) thousands of dogs for whom these techniques have been helpful. They touch what’s universal in all of our dogs, and will work for you too.

I guarantee that you’ll be satisfied, or you can simply return your DVDs for a refund. I’m knocking on wood as I say this, but I have yet to receive a single set back. It’s how I can say, with confidence, that you’ll be really pleased with the results.

All my best,


You can get the DVD Set on its own, or as part of a package.

See below for details on the package items:

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The “Basic” package consists of my 2-DVD set, Natural Dog Training: The Fundamentals.  There’s over 2 hours of instructional material that takes you step-by-step through the process of building a strong emotional connection with your dog, and using that connection to experience rock-solid obedience.


The Best Dog Training LeashAlong with the 2-DVD set, you will also get a 50 foot-long custom-made training leash (the “Best Dog Training Leash”), in hot orange and made with 1″ nylon webbing.  These leashes are an important part of building your relationship with your dog.  Your dog has complete freedom of movement, and you have complete control over your dog without having to obsessively worry about leash management.  The leash is great for walks in the woods, playing in fields – and you can also just let it drag on the ground as you focus on training your dog and strengthening the emotional bond between the two of you.


Perhaps you’d like some personalized instruction?  Or maybe you have a specific problem that you’d like some help with?  The Deluxe Package includes the 2-DVD set plus a 60-minute consultation with Neil Sattin to help you fine-tune your approach – so you’ll know exactly which Natural Dog Training techniques to focus on as you work with your dog.  Neil is skilled in helping you get right to the heart of what’s going on with your dog. You will:

  1. Clarify what’s going on with your dog
  2. Identify the obstacles to making progress with your dog
  3. Learn exactly how to apply Neil Sattin’s strategies to overcome those obstacles and get the results you’re looking for.

All calls are recorded and e-mailed to you for your convenience, so you can listen to them at any time.


The “Complete Package” includes the 2-DVD set, the Best Dog Training Leash, AND a 60-minute consultation with Neil Sattin at a more than 20% discount off the price of each purchased separately.  This package ensures that you have all the training knowledge, the right equipment, AND some personalized attention to help you with any specific issues that you might be facing.

Product Basic Essentials Deluxe Complete
Pay Safely and Securely with Any of the Options Below:
2-DVD Set yes Natural Dog Training yes Natural Dog Training yes Natural Dog Training yes Natural Dog Training
Best Dog Training Leash yes Natural Dog Training yes Natural Dog Training
60-minute Consultation yes Natural Dog Training yes Natural Dog Training
Price if purchased separately $65 $98.95 $215 $248.95
Discounted Package Price $65 $85 $169 $189
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  • Testimonials

    Amazing Results!

    I’ve been pushing and playing tug with my 1 year old Lab (Aengus) each morning for the past month or so and the results have been tremendous. Before I started using NDT techniques, Aengus would give all of his energy to other dogs but not much to me or my wife.

    Now, he leaps at me when we are pushing and tugging. I’ve also taught him to speak in the last couple of weeks and this really gets his energy up during our exercises. His recall over the past month has progressed to the point where I can immediately call him away from playing with other dogs. We also regularly play hide and seek with him and he comes charging after the hidden person.

    My relationship with Aengus is so much more satisfying now and I look forward to making the bond even stronger. Thanks!
    Don, New York

    Extremely Helpful

    First, I'd like to thank you for the Natural Dog Training DVDs. They are extremely helpful! I especially like the detail on the pushing exercise because I'd tried pushing before with my dog, and he'd balked - I hadn't understood all of the mechanics until I saw you perform the exercise. I'm sure I'll be able to help Tyler push now. :) I've been trying to work with him in many ways, and this is by far the most helpful. My current goal is to get him to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test (just because). We're also going to be starting agility classes (again) soon. No other training method has been as effective as this one, and I look forward to training sessions now (Tyler does, too!).

    A Significant Shift

    I received the DVDs and have watched disc 1. I want to focus on really getting the information from the first disc down before watching the second disc. I'm glad I bought the DVDs as seeing the action really helped me. I'm willing to try anything that falls within my range of "humane" with Tucker and so far, pushing and playing tug (where he always wins) has helped him overall to relax. He was already fairly relaxed (except around the neighbor's dogs) but I'm noticing he's more relaxed in more instances than before. And I'll testify that it's because of the pushing, the massage, and the tugging.

    By the way, this morning, I consciously focused on keeping my own energy relaxed when feeding our 5 house dogs (I feed them all at the same time in the kennel kitchen/office, which is a small space); and as I asked each one to sit or lie down, I massaged them in a relaxing way, and by golly!, I noticed a significant shift. Feeding time can be frenzy time with the assortment we have: a JRT, a Bischon/Poodle mix, a Rottie, deaf Moses, and Tucker (aka the Giant NM Brown Dog), but I've been working on making it more of a quiet time.
    Drea, New Mexico

    A Place of Balance and Harmony

    Natural Dog Training isn't about training. It's about connecting. Connecting to your dog on a level that no other form of training can accomplish. And through this connection, the training comes naturally.

    Our dogs are doing great! Especially Roxy:) I've seen her handle some things recently that would have just thrown her over the edge before. Like a friend's dog she never met, running right up to her nose, and then pushing into her chest, and all Roxy did was sniff him. How awesome is that? :)
    Sang, Washington

    Absolutely Would Recommend

    Hi Neil, I'm glad to report that Martine is much more calm thanks to your techniques. He does not go hog wild when guests enter the house. Why? Because I redirect his energy to me.

    I go up to complete strangers who are struggling with their dogs and recommend your dvd.
    Rosalind, Washington

    My Dog is So Attentive Now

    I'm using pushing in an at times distracting environment. My dog is really keyed into me and getting more so now that I'm doing it regularly.

    It's a great way to train a dog.

    Our conversation really helped me...

    Just wanted to thank you again for taking the time to train the neurotic new mom :). I found that our conversation helped redirect me. It also reminded me to chill out, let him be a puppy and not expect so much from him all while trying to better manage his environment and being more observant to his needs and helping fulfill them.

    Looking forward to working with you in the future! Have a good day and thanks for being there for us.
    Jill, Oregon

    Thinking about a call? Do it!

    If anyone is thinking about scheduling a call with Neil-- DO IT! I had an hour long call with him to discuss my new dog Nelly and some of the issues we'd been dealing with. She was adopted from the local kill shelter and I'd only had her for about 2.5 weeks when we had the call, but I wanted to make sure I had a good understanding of how to implement the techniques and see if I was missing anything before I got too far in.

    Sure enough, on the call Neil was able to determine that I had pretty much neglected incorporating any sort of relaxation into our training. Nelly is very reactive on walks when she sees another dog, a squirrel, etc. She also has a lot of resistance to her crate and has to be physically manipulated into it. I thought it was simply more pushing and more tug to get that energy out, but the key is for her to able to relax WHILE experiencing higher levels of attraction and energy.

    The biggest breakthrough though was that Neil was able to nail down exactly what I felt in the moments when Nelly "freaked" out, and suggested that I could take a different approach. I was all in my head and not "feeling" what Nelly needed during these times, and this was counterproductive to trying to get past these hurdles. It's easy to disregard how much how you feel and think affects training and your relationship, but it is a critical component.

    The call ranged from talking about Nelly to reflecting on how I view relationships with dogs in general. The great thing is that his questions enable you to make your own realizations about what is going on with you and your dog. I thought I had way more than an hour's worth of content, but Neil was able to connect-the-dots and get down to the true "problem".

    It's definitely worth having a call if you've got questions or concerns. I've started to implement what we discussed and it's already making a noticeable difference!
    Ben, North Carolina

    Highly Recommend a Coaching Session

    As one on one training wasn't an option for me and I don't consider myself a quick study when it come to trying and learn and understand dog training from a book or reading websites articles. So I contacted Neil and thanks to modern technology and Skype I arranged a phone consultation so that we could discuss were I'm at with NDT and how to move forward with Ty's training. It was GREAT, not only to be able to chat with some one who's been down the road I'm on but to have that help in understanding some of the ideas in NDT. I'm sure I'm looking at Ty in a different more positive light since chatting with Neil.

    A big thanks to Neil for his time (as it did get late for him due to our time difference) and I look forward to our next chat. I do highly recommend to anyone who feels 'stuck' with their training or not understand something to arrange a chat instead of like I was fumbling around not fully understand whether what I was doing was right or not.

    It really does help.
    Chris, New Zealand

    Natural Dog Training works - and is FUN!

    Neil has an extraordinary understanding of dogs. Just as importantly, he understands people too. After all, successful dog training is at least as much about training us as training our dogs! Neil sensitively and generously shares his wealth of knowledge about dog behavior, clearly explaining and modeling effective dog training techniques. Through Neil, I learned to channel my dog's "energetic" nature and tap into her deepest canine desires so that she wanted to behave in a way that met my expectations. Even though I have lived with dogs for nearly my entire life, I am grateful to Neil, because he taught me more about dogs than I ever knew and he helped me to truly become my dog's best friend.

    Hi Neil -- Just wanted to let you know that ever since your visit (when you dropped off a copy of your wonderful DVD), Lexie and I have gotten back into training nearly every day -- lots of pushing, re-direction of energy, long distance downs and stays, comes, sits and stays, and heeling. Prompted by your reminders and the DVD, getting back into pushing has truly made a difference. Lexie seems way more settled and the overly energetic/aggressive stuff has stopped.

    She's much more calm around other dogs, even if they get excited around her. I'll always need to be cautious with her around other dogs, but Val and I both have noticed that she's way better now -- and I've noticed that in energetic situations, she is more likely to turn to me to help redirect her energy. So, another testimonial -- natural dog training works! To top it off, Lexie and I both have fun with it.
    Lois, Maine