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Testimonial"Hello, I began this new adventure in dog training due to my deep love for homeless kids and dogs, whom I believe yearn a childhood full of love and care and fantasy no matter they have lived a crueler and harder life than any of us will ever know. My dream is to bring both together under one roof and Im sure I have taken the correct path in investing my money in dog training courses such as Secrets to Dog Training. I want to be the last last opportunity for many and the first for some in this country where animals are still not treated with respect nor are the kids known as "disposables". One day I will be able to raise the funds I need since I believe in the human species and definitively God is with me.

I live at the moment in Colombia, South America. I am an extremely happily married person, mother of 3 kids, and 7 dogs, for now, (schnauzer (4 yr old), golden retriever (2 yr old), 2 German shepherds (4 yr old and a 6 month old), Rhodesian ridgeback (4 month old) and 2 crossbreeds - between the German shepherd and the golden retriever. I am 39 years old, I caught leichmaniasis in Africa 22 yrs ago when I fell in a puddle of stagnate water while participating in an ostrich race and its side effects are still an every day reminder that nature takes and gives but provides the cure if you let it. When my pain seems unbearable and I curl up in a ball, my dogs manage through their vigorous licking and persistence to make me accept their offer, I uncurl and let them in my arms. How can I deny them the best training methods offered?? I still have a long way to go to recover my health and sleep, but yet its a wonderful life this, so much to do, so much to see, so much to learn, so many people to help, so many creatures to save. I love spending time with these street wise kids with more painful experiences than I. They will sit with me for hours under the shadow of a tree while holding their box of cigarettes and sweets, effective labor force at low cost, and and a bottle of glue in the other, listening to my tales of historic events and stories about my dogs while patting the lucky one whose turn it was to hop up in the back of the car and come with me.

I want my dogs to be lovable no matter who touches them, to obey without the use of violence so we can open doors together and prove that they can help these kids find a place away from drugs and violence. Thankyou for being a great stepping stone towards my dreams and the dreams of many others."

-- Jane Gordon (USA)

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Dear Daniel,

We have two dogs, a chow mix (about 6 years old) and a Labrador mix (about 5 years old). Both are neutered males and we got both from people who had to get rid of them. The owner of the lab found out he was allergic and the owner of the chow was moving and couldn't keep him at his new house.

I have a step son that the lab mix always barks at. No matter what we try he still barks non-stop when ever he comes into the house. I know the dog is afraid of him because he will go behind a chair and bark. I know my son has never done anything to the dog. When he's barking I can't even get his attention.

We have tried squirt guns which seemed to work for a while but now he pretty much ignores that.

The only other time we have a problem is when we are walking and another dog comes near him. I try and make him sit when other dogs go by. He just goes nuts.

He is an extremely energetic dog. Right now we try to lock him in a bedroom whenever the son comes into the house. It seems to keep him quiet for a while. I tried to get the dog to walk with both of us but the dog was so scared he slipped his collar.

The previous owner said he had a neighbor who used to be mean to the lab. The lab had also gone through heartworm treatments. The only other thing I can think of to mention is that my son sleeps in a detached garage and is kind of a night owl so he comes in the house when we're asleep.

We used to sleep with the bedroom door open but now keep the dogs with up and the door shut.

We have used some of the techniques in your book and were doing quite a few things wrong and it has helped but not as much as we would hope for.

Thanks for any help you can give up.


Secrets to Dog Training Reply:

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your email. It is likely that there is something about your lab's previous owner’s neighbor that is similar to your step son, causing him to act in this aggressive manner.

I recommend a few things.

1. Please read and use the Alpha techniques as set out in the bonus Alpha Book. It is really important that your lab knows that you are in charge. In the wild, the Alpha determines how the pack will react in various situations, so if your dog knows that you are the Top Dog, and you are happy to have your son come in and out of the house, he should follow suit.

2. Try a gentle introduction. Put your dog in to a separate room, and then have your son come into the house. Get your son to sit down, with a treat in his hand, or a squeaky toy if your lab is not food motivated. Attach you dog’s leash, and then bring him into the room, speaking to him in a happy, confident voice. Make sure your son does not speak to, or make eye contact with the dog, and that he remains sitting. If your dog barks, shake a can of pebbles, or growl at him. Praise him for not barking, even if he only stops for a few seconds. Have your son throw the dog a treat, but still without looking at your dog.

Try this a number of times, and if the dog approaches your son, only then should he try to pet him, and never on the head or back of the neck. Instead, have him pat your dog under the chin and on the chest. Speak to your dog in a happy voice throughout, and praise him for positive interactions.

Your son could even try engaging the dog in a game of fetch or frisbee.

3. Have daily obedience lessons with your dog to increase his confidence, and use lots of praise to encourage him.

I hope this helps Bob. Good luck, and please let me know how you progress.

Kind regards,

Daniel Stevens and the Secrets to Dog Training Team

"Secrets to Dog Training - STOP Dog Behavior Problems!"

Today's Trick : Roll Over

Begin teaching this trick by having your dog in the Lie Down position (on her belly). So as not to hurt your dog’s back, it is recommended that you conduct the lesson on a soft surface such as grass or carpet.

Kneel in front of your dog, holding a treat in your hand. Put the treat under your dog’s nose, say "Molly, Roll Over", and then slowly move the treat around and behind her head to the other side. In order to follow the treat with her nose, your dog should lie on her side, and then roll right over. If she does, give her the treat along with lots of praise and encouragement.

Try this a number of times, making sure to give the command every time so that she forms as association with the word.

After some time, try using the hand movement and giving the command without using the treat.

Eventually you should be able to just use the command, and a quick hand movement.

Some dog’s find the motion of rolling over uncomfortable, so if your dog seems unhappy about showing her belly, stop trying to teach her this trick, and move onto one she does enjoy.

Hi, my name’s Daniel Stevens, I’m the creator of Secrets to Dog Training.

I've been a professional dog trainer for well over 20 years, and in that time I've helped thousands of dog owners just like you to get the friendly, well behaved, slipper fetching, best pal they always wanted.

But it didn't start out that way. I've always loved dogs, some things never change. But when I first started my professional dog training career I relied on the so-called 'best practices' when it came to dog behavior training. It was only when I heard people tell me over and over again that they just weren't seeing results that I started to question the old accepted wisdom. So I started a journey, a quest to search out the best, most effective, techniques, tips, and tricks that really work.

And that's how I came up with Secrets to Dog Training. Year after year I found new techniques that achieved the results I wanted. Eventually I had a whole book worth of great resources: Secrets to Dog training...

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