Friday, March 4, 2016

Turn Your Puppy Into The Perfect Dog

Puppy Into The Perfect Dog
Raising A Puppy
There's a lot of talk about how to raise the perfect dog. It's what we all want but the question is... 
do they exist? I suppose the answer is a bit like... is there a perfect person? 

Of course, the answer to that is... Nope! 

However there are some pretty great people out there, and there are some really amazing dogs too. So what’s the trick? This is my best advice. Before you get hung up about going to puppy school and learning how to do high-fives, roly-polies and the commando crawl, ask yourself this... 

Is this what my dream dog does? Is my dream dog basically a performing monkey whom I wheel out when visitors come around so they can say “Wow that’s cool, how clever is he...How did you train him to do that...” and so on and so forth. The kicker is that in many of these cases the next thing that the dog owner has to do is warn the visitors “Now...don’t go near his food bowl when he’s eating, and careful when you pat him not to go near his head, and keep the children away from his toys..!” 

 It’s crazy isn’t it? We spend so much time and effort focusing on how to do commands such as sit and stay but never even think about some of the really important stuff. And when we do it's often too late. Want to know why this is so? Because most dog trainers are stuck doing what everyone else is doing... And that’s training the sit, the down and the stay! That’s right. Its like sheep, everyone following each other and nobody asking WHY? 

Think about it... has a dog ever been put to sleep (yes, I am talking about euthanized) because they didn't do a proper sit? Or because their down command was a bit slow? Or because they had a poor stay? Of course not... nobody really cares about that stuff. Yet that’s what we all learn at puppy school! WHY?! But... Aggression? Oh Boy. More dogs are put to sleep for aggression, barking, growling, and challenging than any other reason. Aggressive to children, owners, strangers – its all bad news. 

There is nothing more dangerous than an out of control dog, pulling you along on the leash, ignoring you when you let them off. Never mind the danger to themselves around cars and other dogs. Yet so few dog trainers show you how to prevent all of this, because very few actually understand it themselves! Most people's real idea of a perfect dog, in no particular order, will include all of the following 5 important behaviors: 
  1. Calm around all other animals including dogs 
  2. Friendly to all people including children 
  3. Relaxed and obedient around the home 
  4. Amazing at coming when called at the park 
  5. A real angel when walking on the leash in public 
Hhmmm... I can hear you thinking....

You’ve got a point! Let me guess your next question... So how do we achieve it? 

Well the great news is that it's not complicated. At least it's not complicated or tricky anymore... all thanks to Doggy Dan’s The Online Dog Trainer video website Here. Dan even offers a 3 Day $1 trial of the site that YOU can take advantage of, so I suggest that the next thing you do today is take a look inside the site! 

Inside his website is the most amazing collection of videos showing you exactly how to achieve this kind of 'perfect' dog. In fact Doggy Dan shows you through the video diary of 8 week old puppy Moses, guiding you through every stage of achieving all the things I've just mentioned. Doggy Dan has filmed his puppy growing up for an entire year and presented a series of lessons each week that need to learned at that particular stage of the puppy's life. 

So you get to watch and train your puppy at exactly the right time, making sure problems don't manifest later on. And once your dog is fully grown the site caters for every type of dog problem that you may face later on. In-depth sections on health, food, behaviour and training are covered as well. Doggy Dan’s site is truly amazing with over 250 videos inside. Showing you exactly how to achieve those 5 important behaviors I mentioned earlier... and much, much more! 

Remember : You can do what you’ve always done and get the same result or do something different and get the results you’ve always dreamed of. So if you really want to have a dog that you can be proud of look no further, simply take the 3 day $1 trial inside Doggy Dan’s site here: CLICK HERE!

How to Train a Dominant Dog

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Dominant Dog
Have you ever been in the situation where you are out for a walk with your dog, happily going down the street when your heart misses a beat and then sinks because you see another dog coming?

It means only one thing. Your lovely but very dominant dog is going to try to leave their mark on yet another dog. And you've no idea how badly this could go! Even though the other dog is on a leash you know you're in trouble if they come too close, and so you start looking for an exit strategy... But before you know it your dog is pulling like crazy and the hair on their back is starting to rise. You’ve tried everything to stop this behavior. Like tugging on the leash, a different collar, distraction with food but nothing has made the slightest bit of difference.

Now it’s just a case of keeping them separated at all costs. You've started to give up all hope. So where did it all go so horribly wrong? The thing that so many dog owners and trainers don’t seem to understand is that if you’ve been giving your dog the wrong messages at home then it's too late to turn it around when you see another dog on the street. The simple fact is this...

Dogs are simple animals. And I mean that in a very loving way. But they’re simply not interested in bigger TVs, faster cars or their next holiday. Rather, dogs are about survival. First and foremost. Which includes protect the property and the pack, especially when they are outside. Now. Think about it. Dogs are pack animals. They understand there are leaders and followers. And the leaders decide what is dangerous and take the initiative protecting the pack. So what do you think happens when your dog thinks that they are the pack leader and they walk down the street and see another strange dog coming? That’s right.

They walk up to them chest-up, head-up, tail-up and try to get them to back down. And that’s when it all goes pear-shaped. But what started the reaction was giving your dog the message that they were in charge in the first place! That they're in fact the Pack Leader in your home. This is where Doggy Dan’s dog training method is so cool. He totally understands how to show dogs that you're the pack leader and the site explains how YOU can do all of that in a very simple way. Dan even offers YOU a 3 Day $1 trial of the site that you can take advantage of. But what's really impressive is that he does it in such a kind and gentle way. And its very simple, he uses 5 Golden Rules.

When you can see Doggy Dan's pack around other dogs they do not overplay their role because they all know that he is the pack leader and so can take it easy. Now of course all dogs are different and some dogs are naturally more dominant than others, and there are some who like to be more submissive. It doesn't really matter what kind your dog is. The secret is this: YOU need to be the Pack Leader. Once you establish this you will find all the other training tricks will start to work. A gentle pull on the leash, the distraction using a food treat and the gentle word of warning.

The fact is that the training approaches that you're currently using are probably really good ones but without a solid foundation they simply don’t work. Because in summary your dog is not taking any notice of you once the other dog shows up. Your dog has bigger things to worry about, like protecting followers in their pack (you). So, to turn it around... again, YOU need to become the pack leader.

Doggy Dan has given me some great training tricks that I can share that will help you achieve that calmer dog as the other dogs approach, so here are a couple.

But remember, the pack leader foundation HAS to be in place first.
  1. Food distractions : This approach can really work with some food hounds! The key is this: use it as a distraction. Do not reward your dog after they have lunged towards the oncoming dog. Use amazing food, such as chicken or cheese. Not their usual biscuits! 

  2. Take it slowly : Do not expect miracles overnight. Unless you've just put the pack leader rules in place! Often pushing things too fast will result in it going wrong, but going slowly builds confidence. 

  3. Master the walk : Make sure that you've gotten control of your dog's walking before you meet the oncoming dog. If you need to consider a device other than a flat collar to achieve this then do so.

  4. Stay focused on what you want : It’s easy to get sucked into following your dog's behavior but remember that you need to continue to show your dog exactly how you want them to behave.

  5. Be ready to step in : Stay focused on the best result but be ready to step in and quickly guide your dog away or gently tug or correct them. Once you've done this remember to relax immediately afterwards. 

    One of the things that I love about this whole method is that it works with your dog's natural instincts. For example it’s natural that one dog will be above another. You can’t take that out of dogs. But by positioning yourself as the top dog in the pack, they will not be nearly as likely to become overly protective, tense, dominant or take things too far. If you want to watch a great video of two dogs playing at being dominant and submissive then check this video out.

    If you're thinking that it's time to take control back from your dog, and become the kind and gentle pack leader that they are looking for then To get your 3 day $1 trial and take a look around this amazing site now, visit this link => Remember that trying to deal with the problem when you see the other dog approaching is always going to be too late. It’s about sorting out the real cause of the issue that will turn things around. Your dog is just waiting for you to give them the right messages!

How To Stop Your Dog From Barking

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Dogs Barking
Few things in life can drive you crazy as a constantly barking dog. Whether they have that deep shuddering “Woof, woof, woof” or that ear piercing “Yap, Yap, Yap” it can do your head in very quickly. 

The great news is that barking is not something that dogs need to do in order to be happy. In fact, generally speaking barking is a sign of stress, frustration, anxiety or over excitement and none of these emotions are particularly good for your dog. Or you! 

Remember a content, relaxed dog does not bark! 

So lets take a look at one specific type of barking and get you started on putting a stop to it... 

Dogs who bark when you are not at home is a very common issue. Usually people have no idea that they have a problem until the neighbour or even worse the dog control officer pays you a visit. Understanding why your dog is barking is the key to stopping it so you can actually address the cause of your dogs problem and not just treat the symptoms. 

Now bear with me on this one because... you MUST remember you have to see it all through your dogs eyes! 

So think of it like this... 

Your dog is a pack animal and understands that there are leaders and followers. And one of the pack leader's jobs is to protect the pack. 

So when on Monday morning everybody leaves the house to go to work and leaves the dog at home alone they become stressed... and so would you if you lost your pack! That’s the reason why they're stressed and barking. They are calling out to you to come back. They just are trying to do their job. Think about it... If you are a parent with a young 3 year old child, one of your main jobs is to keep that child safe, so you keep an eye on them. All the time. All over the house you know where they are. 

They are safe. You are relaxed. If they suddenly walk out of the house and shut the front door behind them locking you in what would you do? Chase after them? Of course... But. What if the door was locked and you couldn’t open in. And all the other doors and windows are locked. Then what would you do... Phone for help? Your dog doesn't have that option! Shout for help? Well that is exactly what your dog is doing... You certainly wouldn't sit down, relax and have a cup of tea, knowing your young child was wandering around the streets alone. Are you starting to see why your dog is stressed and barking when you leave now?

 And all those other annoying behaviors such as chewing, destruction and trying to dig under the fence, or jump over the fence that only happen when you're not around... Yep, that’s right. They are all symptoms of a stressed dog that’s desperately concerned about you not being home and safe. Remember your dog can’t speak English to tell you any of this! So what’s the solution? Well it’s almost certainly not by giving them a bone to chew on whilst you are away. Imagine saying to the parent who is totally stressed that their young child is out on the streets... 

“Don’t worry, here’s a box of chocolates”! 

You may love chocolates but it is not going to work in this situation. Toys jammed full of food and other distractions do not treat the cause of the problem either. They are only treating the symptoms and so may work, if you’re lucky, for half an hour or so – max – but not long term. Most of you will know that this doesn't work because you'll have already tried it! The solution is actually very simple. You need to become the pack leader in your dog’s eyes. Once you do this correctly your dog will not see it as their job to protect you. You will be able to come and go as you please and they will be totally relaxed. This is the real solution to having a calm relaxed dog. No tricks here, just an honest understanding. 

Now. Becoming the pack leader is not complicated. Anyone can do it, however it's not really something that I can explain in 2 minutes here. If you take a look at Doggy Dan’s website <CLICK HERE> he explains very powerfully how to establish yourself as the pack leader and stop dogs from barking when you leave them. There is even a $1 trial of the site that you can take advantage of right now. Here though are additional tips that you can use in conjunction with becoming the pack leader that will help stop your dogs barking
  1. Exercise : Exercise your dog before you leave them – a tired dog is more likely to relax 

  2. Find the right space : Try leaving your dog in different areas – some dogs will relax more outside, others inside and some prefer smaller areas such as a washroom 

  3. Fed and watered : Always leave water down and make sure that your dog is warm and fed before you leave 

  4. Pick up the bones : Leave toys around for your dog but not bones 

  5. Music and TV : Consider leaving music on for your dog or the TV – these distractions can help.

  6. Herbal remedies : There are some herbal products for dogs which can help relax them – but again they do not really treat the cause of the issue, they simply help relax them, and are also quite costly.

  7. Dog walkers : A break in the middle of the day can certainly help break up your dogs day.

  8. Leave calmly : Leave your dog calmly – whilst it's fun to get excited when you leave your dog it's better if you leave calmly. Say goodbye 5 minutes before leaving to help them stay relaxed as you go

  9. Comfort jackets : There are also jackets and shirts available that are designed to comfort them – however they are very expensive and have limited success in my experience. I even know of one dog that actually ate it!

    Unfortunately the popular idea that getting another dog is going to stop the problem is something I would stay well away from. Remember the source of your dogs issue is not boredom. After all, many dogs who bark all day when the owners leave are the same dogs who lie around the house doing nothing most of the weekend when they are at home!
    So with all that said hopefully now you have a far better understanding of your dog's problem! I would suggest if you are really serious about stopping the barking immediately then take a look at Doggy Dans site and become the pack leader. That will be the end of your issue. To take advantage of your 3 Day $1 trial and take a look around this amazing site => There is actually an entire section dedicated to stopping this sort of barking under the dog problem section "Separation Anxiety".
    It’s not hard but you have to understand your dog's problem through their eyes rather than human eyes! They do not want more bones, or biscuits shoved into a ball – what they want is a strong pack leader. So get started now, take advantage of the 3 Day $1 trial now, don’t hang around. The sooner you turn things around the sooner your neighbours will be thanking you for it!