Don’t Fall For These OUTRAGEOUS LIES and Dog Training MYTHS!
I can’t believe that these MYTHS are still being peddled by the pet industry and professional dog trainers. It makes me sick to my stomach. And every year, a new “quick-fix” product or “fast-results” training method hits the streets.
It’s a MULTI-MILLION Dollar industry and so many of the ‘celebrity’ trainers endorse them, however to me, these methods almost border on TORTURING your dog.
Don’t be tempted by any of these 7 MYTHS:
FACT: A shock collar is a small electrical box that’s attached to a dog’s neck. When the dog barks, they are then “corrected” by being shocked with low current electricity. Now this may not sound painful, but it is. I’ve tested one on myself, on the lowest setting, and it literally brought me to tears. Imagine how a dog feels. It’s just sad, cruel, and it breaks my heart that these devices are even still being sold. Not only do they inflict pain and cause a great amount of stress for a dog…but they also don’t work on a large percentage of dogs. Why? Because these dogs either bark through the pain or simply become frustrated and remain silent. It’s just sad all around. Training a dog with the use of pain is not only flat out cruel, it’s just not effective in the long run. There are so many more effective (and humane!) methods that I’d love to show you…then you can bin this piece of equipment!
FACT: Many frustrated dog owners believe that its necessary to shout loudly at their dogs or so that they’ll listen to them and respect them. But what these dog owners quickly find out is that this does NOT work. The more you shout at a dog, the more they become immune to it over time. Eventually dogs learn to completely ignore all their commands making them look like a fool (and a rather mean dog owner as well!). The real trick to training a dog properly has nothing to do with shouting or screaming. It has everything to do with gaining your dogs TRUST so they CHOOSE to obey you. Nothing more.
FACT: You’ve probably seen those little clicking devices that dog owners can click when a dog does something good. They then follow up the “click” and reward the dog with a treat to train them positive behaviors. Unfortunately, as much as this seems to make sense, this method of training totally misses the point. Dogs are extremely smart and highly intuitive animals, and using a “clicker” to communicate with your dog is not only not needed, but it really complicates the situation. I’ve literally worked with THOUSANDS of dogs and never had the need to use a clicker to communicate and train a dog…ever. Using a clicker gets in between you and the relationship with your dog. So ask yourself the question…Do you really want to carry a clicker everywhere you go? And have a dog that only follows commands when you use one? I’m sure you don’t. Skip the clicker and stop wasting your time.
conference in which a popular dog trainer from the USA said that dogs over 8 months old became very hard to train! Not only that but he stated that once they moved past the 1 year mark their behaviors were basically set for life. Not so! This is absolute rubbish…
The problem was he was using outdated training methods (the ol’ chicken and cheese approach) and he basically admitted he had no idea how to train older and “more difficult” dogs. The funny thing is, not only do I find training older dogs just as easy as younger ones, in most cases they respond even BETTER than younger dogs. So don’t believe everything you hear. I’ve worked with thousands of dogs, many who’ve had behavioral problems for over 10 years or MORE and I’ve still been able to train them with my methods. The lesson? You CAN teach old dogs new tricks…if you know how to do it correctly.
I’ll show you how.
FACT: Just like yelling or screaming at a dog (and even using a shock collar), being physical with them and trying to dominate them is totally useless and downright cruel. Where’s the love and respect in that? There is none. Think about it. Have you ever respected anyone who physically forced you to do something? Nor me. One of the biggest secrets to training a dog of any age is EARNING their respect, not FORCING them to respect you out of fear or with pain. Respect is a choice that’s not earned by being a doggy dictator. Fear does not equal respect. When you know how to properly win a dogs respect, they’ll trust you for the rest of their lives AND be more attentive when it comes to proper training.
FACT: Ugh, this myth is something that really just gets me every single time. Many dog owners think that they can simply hire a dog trainer, and let them do all the hard work, and the dog will be magically trained. Would you hire someone to “train” your own child and then expect your child to follow your commands or obey you? Of course not! The same holds true for dogs. The idea of turning over a problematic dog to trainer, and them returning the dog “Trained!” and all ready to go, is total rubbish. It just doesn’t work that way. Dogs are not robots. As mentioned in Myth #5 above, the big secret to training success is earning your dog’s trust and respect. That’s what’s at the very heart of all my unique training methods and that’s what makes them work so amazingly well!
FACT: After all my years of training some of the most difficult and stubborn dogs, of all sizes, shapes and breeds, I’ve never seen a dog that has something wrong with them that makes them un-trainable. NOT…ONE…SINGLE…TIME. The problem is never the dog. The real problem is what the trainer or dog owner is doing. This should be great news for any frustrated dog owner who thinks that something is wrong with their dog. This means no more wasting hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on vet visits or even Prozac for dogs. You can’t change a dog’s personality, but YOU can train them when you know how. And that’s exactly what I’ll show you how to do, step-by-step, with my proven methods.
Now I’m now going to reveal to you…
You’d think since a dog’s nickname is “A Man’s Best Friend” that it would be easy to modify a dog’s bad behavior and train them. But obviously, this does not always go smoothly. Dogs can have a lot of behavioral issues and owners are usually left wondering…
“WHY is it so difficult to control and train my own dog?”
I’m going to let you in on a GIGANTIC SECRET, and this is where a lot of amateur dog trainers go terribly wrong. Once you understand this one single principle about dogs, it can not only change your personal relationship with your own dog, but it’ll help you understand how to MORE effectively control and train them.
So what’s the big secret?
“Most dog owners expect dogs to THINK like human beings, and not only that, many dog owners TREAT their dogs like humans.”
This is huge fatal flaw that many dog owners are not aware of, and this is where all dog training and behavior issues can go wrong really quick!
The Truth Is: A Dog Is A Dog. They’re not human, they are a CANINE. When you compare a canine to a human, there are vast differences too numerous to count. So why do we think we can talk and treat dogs like humans…when they’re not? Sure, it may sound dead simple, but this is where most dog owners go wrong.
Dogs don’t think like humans…
Dog’s don’t respond to actions like humans…
In the dog training information I’m about to reveal to you below, you’re going to discover how to properly UNDERSTAND what’s actually going on in the mind of your dog, as well as learn WHAT they do respond to so behavioral training can be EASY & EFFECTIVE!
“First we must win our dog’s mind…
only then can we truly train the body”
~ Doggy Dan
For The Love of Animals Everywhere,