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Brain Training For Dogs: Review, Rating, And Free Exercise

​Have we all been consistently cruel to our dogs without realizing it?

If you read the book Brain Training For Dogs, you start to realize that a lot of methods have been primitive to say the least.


​​For years the dog training world has been ​keeping a blind eye the mental and physical cruelty of the methods used. Prongs, electric collars, and fear tactics, are all part of the live of a competition dog. ​

Even more “dog friendly” trainers and programs usually use dominance as a primary tactic.

Effectively, we have all been bullying and scaring our dogs. Imagine if your boss would start using dominance training on you.

Luckily, the tide is changing. People are starting to question the methods ​of well-known trainers. Trainers that have always been promoting positive methods are getting more attention. (see our article about Dr Ian Dunbar).

And new methods are being developed.  Meet Brain Training For Dogs, a ground breaking training system by Adrienne Farecelli. Based on the latest scientific research and only using positive reinforcement.

At least that is how it is promoted. We had to find out for ourselves, so we bought the book

​What is Brain Training For Dogs?

​​Most programs are focused on being dominant or ​using the right punishment for bad behavior. ​This training system ​approaches ​the goal of a good dog very differently.

​The underlying idea is that a dog already wants to be good but has difficulty in understanding you. The exercises are all positive and designed to get your dog to be curious about the right things. 

​Who Is Adrienne Farricelli?

​Just like you’d want to learn what company creates your favorite products, you’d also want to know who’s behind this one-of-a-kind dog training program.

Adrienne Farricelli has earned her stripes as a dog training expert. She is a certified dog trainer in both Italy and the US (CPDT-KA) and has over ten years of experience in the field. She writes several blogs on dog training as well as contributed to a lot of online and printed publications.

author of brain training for dogs, adrienne

​Adrienne specializes in force free dog training with only positive reinforcement. ​She has long been ​advocating for friendlier techniques in her blog posts and publications. 

​​How Does Brain Training For Dogs Work?

​Back when I had little knowledge about training dogs, I believed training was about swiftly punishing bad behavior and breaking the dog’s will to go against me. But aside from the ethical issue, I don’t like to spend my time with my dog battling for dominance.

If you feel the same way about dog training you will love what Brain Training for Dogs teaches. It is all about force free training and how to use that most effectively.

The background idea is to reward the behavior you want from your dog. Dogs, much like humans, quickly learn to do things that lead to rewards. Using positive reinforcement will not only get your dog to do things, it will give him/her a positive association with the training. And that means your dog will be more motivated and focused for the next time.

​​Training The Dog's Intelligence.

​For many people, it may sound silly to attempt to improve a dog’s intelligence. Even dog owners would be quick to raise an eyebrow for any program that makes such a claim. But I found myself utterly surprised with the results I got from following the program.

It’s worth noting that Adrienne doesn’t only explain the benefits of positive reinforcement and teach a list of activities you can do with your dog. The program goes much deeper than that

​21 ​Brain Training Games

​The core of the book are 21 games ​that improve your dog’s thinking skills. It’s often said that certain dog breeds are smarter than others, but all dogs can improve. These fun and exciting games, boost the mental powers of your dog. They increase problem solving abilities and make it easier for your dog to understand you. When your dog understands better what you want, it will be much easier to work with.

​Train Difficult Dogs

​Bad habits that have become ingrained can be very difficult to change. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Adrienne has created a troubleshooting section which details advanced strategies on how to overcome the most common problems in dog training.

Especially if your dog is not responding to your current methods, this section can prove really valuable.

Bonus Pack

​Brain Training for Dogs comes in a PDF format. With over 300 pages, you will surely learn so much from the expertise and experience of Adrienne. But along with the eBook, you’ll also get a Behavior Training manual with over 80 pages. That’s quite a lot of reading, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

There are also accompanying videos that made it easier to go through the exact steps outlined in the eBook. These should clear up any unclear information, and certainly help you if you are a visual learner.

There is a bonus pack with an additional 5 games if you have mastered the 21 from the main course.

​​​Try This Simple Game And ​Stop Your Dog Dog Ignoring You

​​This game will increase your dog's focus and shift it more to you. It will only take a few minutes each day but the results will accumulate over time, increasing your dog’s happiness and ability to follow your commands.


  • Dog friendly from start to finish. Many professional dog trainers still believe and teach some version of consistently punishing unwanted behavior or establishing dominance. In fact, most people would be appalled if they would see how competition dogs are trained. Brain Training For Dogs completely destroys that notion. Adrienne’s amazing results are achieved with only positive reinforcement and show that it’s never necessary to use punishment or bullying.
  • Refreshing and Innovative. So many dog training books are just a rehash, or rewrite of existing methods. This book is completely new and provides a refreshing new look.
  • Fun training games. ​The reason we have dogs is because we enjoy spending time with them. A lot of dog training is not exactly fun. ​With these ​brain games you will get to enjoy the time you spend training your dog again.
  • Great value for money. Dog training courses and personal trainers are expensive. The costs for any kind of training effect will easily go into the hundreds of dollars. The full guide including bonuses costs less than $50. You might say that it will take more work but any dog training course will also require you to practice yourself.


  • ​​Some videos could have a higher image quality. ​Sometimes you need to watch the video a few times to get all the details. 


​If you want to spend learn how to effectively train your dog with only positive recommendation, I can highly recommend Brain Training for Dogs by Adrienne Farricelli.

It’s the most extensive guide I’ve seen, with multiple teaching methods and lot’s of fun games. All the information is laid out clearly and easy to read. Plus you get accompanying videos for a complete picture.

​If you are ready to ​train your dog in a friendly way, and get great results, then grab this book now. 

After you fill out your details, you will get instant access to all the materials. You can begin teaching your dog right away!

So grab this course now by clicking here

About the Author Kwinten

Pets, and in particular dogs, are my life. When I wake up, I can't wait to see my beautiful dog Leila, and when I go to bed I am cuddling with my cat Sheila. (Yes, I am not very original when it comes to names).