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Secrets to Dog Training Testimonials

Testimonial"We got our dog Bazil a two year old English terrior from the pound about four months ago. Needless to say we had alot of behavior changes to make. When we got him, he came right in the house and started marking HIS terrioritory all over, and even went in his sleeping area. That was very discouraging! He ran all over the house, jumped on everyone, would run and run and run if he did get off his lease or out of the yard, absolutly would not come if we called him, would jump on the furniture if no-one was looking and try his best to get what ever he could off the kitchen counter.

So desperate as we were we bought the book "Sit Stay Fetch". The books I got the most out of was Alpha dog, that we did everything it said and continue to do some of and House Training. We have not worked on consistently alot of the things in all of the books because our priority was to house train him and to let him know whose house he was living in. He has a hard time telling us when he needs to go outside because he got in the habbit of one of us always taking him out in the month and a half that he spent tethered to someone to house train him, but he has had few accidents which is in my opinion a great improvement to the first week here and given that he was a totally neglected dog to begin with. He no longer tries to jump on furniture, but does love the garbage and make attempts to get what he can off the counter. He still has a hard time coming when called but we're sure with time, new name change and more training on our part he will eventually get that down. We're so greatful for the insight in the books and probably would not have our wonderfully fun dog Bazil had we not got the book, because never having had a dog before, we were ready to give up the first couple days. The Book saved us and Bazil too. Thank You."

-- The Christensen Family. (Utah, USA)

Secrets to Dog Training: Consultation

Dear Daniel,

I downloaded your books (except for the alpha dog, which I should have gotten) in June.

I have a couple of questions I need answered. I rescued a cock-a-poo puppy from a no kill shelter in June. She was four months old at that time, and because she was in a shelter, she was crate trained. I didn't have a crate, so I went out and bought one. I also bought a wind up clock and she has an old pair of my shorts in the crate. I only put her in the crate at night.

My last dog (a poodle) had the run of the house (my fault), and slept on my bed at night, which made my husband very unhappy. For that reason, I am trying to keep her off the bed entirely and would like for her to consider the crate her bed.

Ideally if I tell her to get in her bed, I want her to get in her crate. I would like to leave the crate door open at night (otherwise I feel like I'm making her a prisoner) but I tried that last night and it was a disaster. She sat and cried at my side of the bed and then barked to get my attention...needless to say, I didn't get much sleep.

She will not go in the crate herself at night; I physically pick her up and put her in it. What am I doing wrong?

Also, I cannot get her to come to me when I call her. She thinks it's a game, and she'll put her bottom up in the air with her tail wagging and bark. I have read several things regarding this, but I'd like to hear what you recommend.

In reading your books, I realized that I was letting my previous two dogs be the alpha dog instead of me...I'm trying to do a better job this time!

Thank you for your time.


Secrets to Dog Training Reply:

Hi Jan,

Thanks for your email. Please find attached the Alpha book. I think that you will definitely benefit from reading and using the techniques in this bonus book. As you have gathered, it is really important that your dog knows she is at the bottom of the pack.

I think that you will have to be a little stricter with your dog’s crate, at least for the time being, until she learns that the crate is her safe haven. Make sure that it is comfortable, and you might even like to put a toy in there, and then begin closing the door at night. If she whines, wanting to be let out, ignore her. If you pay her attention, or even let her out of the crate, you have only taught her that she needs to whine in order to get her way. It's not pleasant listening to the cries of a puppy, but it will make life easier in the long run.

You should find, after some time that you can leave her crate door open at night, and she will quite happily sleep there all night.

If she is still difficult to get in the crate, try leaving some treats in there for her, to make it more appealing. Until she is totally comfortable being in there, do not call her to you to put her to bed. This will create a negative association with the come command, and you will have difficulty getting her to come for anything.

Practice obedience with your pup every day. Use treats to keep her motivated, and if she knows a command, but does not follow it, reprimand her by squirting her with cold water, or shaking a can of pebbles and growling a growl.

I hope this helps Jan. 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!"

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.

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