The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Dog Training

The perfect resource for beginner-to-advanced dog lovers looking to finally get their dog’s to behave

The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Dog Training is full of tips, tricks and insights for dog owners looking to improve their dogs behavior.  Whether you are reading this as a first time puppy owner, have a 1-3 year old dog who’s still full of tons of energy, or you’ve got an older dog who still doesn’t behave the way you want him to, then this Guide is for you.

Reading it now, will give you the foundation for understanding what it takes to have your dog obeying you and your household rules as fast as possible.

What is Dog Training?

Dog training is the term used to described the behavior modification process for getting dogs to obey in many situations such as understanding and obeying commands when told, regulating over impulsive behaviors like (jumping up, chasing cats or guarding food) and at the highest level includes teaching dogs how to work for the love of work (like to heard sheep, sniff for explosives, or track lost people in the wilderness).

Here at TheDogTrainingSecret.com we believe that for dog training to be as successful as possible, we should follow a process similar to the one expert parents use with their children; where they go through a process of:

  • First teaching them how to control inappropriate emotional outbursts 
  • Second Teaching them to follow and obey rules (when around authority)
  • Third teach them to behave well even when NO authority is around

If you’ve never trained a dog before it may feel overwhelming to think about having to train your dog all three of these things, when maybe you just want to stop your dog from barking at the door bell, and not all the other stuff.

We get that…

And yes, there are specific techniques you’ll discover in this dog training guide that will help you fix behavior problems like that.

But it’s important to remember…

Our goal for producing The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Dog Training wasn’t just to help you fix one annoying problem with your dog.  It was to help you create the ULTIMATE dog. A dog who’s SUPER loyal and SUPER well behaved. And to do that we have to dive a little deeper.

For example one of the most popular solutions for trying to train a dog not to bark when he sees another dog, is to buy a powerful shock collar.  And as long as you keep the batteries charged it is a very successful tool for stopping barking.

But there’s a few problems with 1 stop solutions like this…

While they can train a dog to stop doing a certain annoying behavior, they do nothing to get rid of the negative anxiety or fear emotions that caused the barking in the first place.  

Sure, the dog looks like he’s being good.  But deep down, emotionally, there’s another story going on.  Because the second the batteries get low on that shock collar, or heaven forbid you forget to put the collar on one day, that same dog who wasn’t barking out of fear of shock, now has a bunch of pent up anxiety often ends up creating a worse situation then before the shock collar.

So in The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Dog Training you’ll discover a different approach.

We don’t start by teaching, sit, fetch and stay like those other guys.  That’s bandaid type dog training.

Instead, we focus first on teaching your dog how to control those impulses that cause him to get a little out of control, a little too excited and that distract  him from being able to listen to you.

Then, once your dog has a handle on how to remain calm, we teach him how to listen and obey commands.  And we teach this process in a way where dogs learn how to respond as quickly as possible to commands instead of only listening when they want to or when they know you have something they really want.

Then once the dogs understand those commands and how to obey your authority, we teach you our process for how to get your dog to obey those rules, even when your not around, or not looking… so that they make better decisions on their own, like to chew their toy, instead of your daughters new Teddy Bear when you leave them home alone.  Or they know to not jump up and steal a slice of pizza off the counter when you aren’t looking.

Because isn’t that what we want?

Don’t we want a dog who knows how to be good in practically any situation, whether we’re supervising him or not?

Well we sure think so, which is why we’ve decided to create The Ultimate Beginner Guide to Dog Training.  It’s not a guide that presents you a bunch of hype about the latest dog training tactic or otherwise. Instead this resource covers foundational behavior modification disciplines that fix your dog from the inside out so he doesn’t just learn to obey out of fear of your wrath, but learns to obey as a way to please you.  We think that’s a VERY big difference.

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What You’ll Learn

As you go through this guide you’ll learn how to discover

Why your dog misbehaves – Because we don’t believe you can ever really solve a dog behavior problem unless you know what’s causing it in the first place.  Sometimes these answers are easy to find and other times they’re a little more hidden. But by the time you finish this guide you’ll have total clarity on the areas you need to most focus on working with your dog.

Games you can play with your dog to fix the root cause of his problem.  We believe in GAMIFYING training and making it fun.  So not only will you learn our games, but you’ll also learn how to keep score in our training games so that you can track progress and more quickly move through the progressive stages and fix your dogs problems faster.

Tools to help you fix problems faster.  There are many tools that you can use for solving different problems that work much better than the popular ones on the market.  In fact some of the most popular tools are a complete waste of time. So in this guide you’ll discover what dog training tools work best, which are a waste of time, and the ones to never touch with a ten foot pole.

Navigating the different dog personality types.  As you might expect, not every dog responds the same way to every training game.  This is why after going through our guide you’ll learn how to work with the different types of drives that dogs have.  So rest assured that we show you how to work with all the different types of breeds and personality types to get you the well behaved dog you’re wanting.

We’ve organized this Guide in a logical progression.  But if you’d like to jump around, feel free to do so. However, please remember that past experience has shown us that clients who’ve gone through the guide in order of its chapters tend to have a better understanding of how to train dogs when they’re done compared to those who skip around.  

You’ll be surprised how fast this stuff starts to work on your dog if you just jump right in, focus on the material and put it to work.

Ready to start?

Chapter 01

How Dogs Learn: Brain Hacks For Helping Dogs Learn Faster

A dog’s brain has different learning challenges then many people realize.  We often think that dogs have human emotions and human like thoughts. But that is much less true than most people realize.  

The fact that dogs were selectively bread for different types of work, evolved originally as a pack animal with pack rules, and are a species that does not use verbal communication as the main way they interact with one another means we will struggle to communicate with our dogs if we train to use OUR way of communicating with them.

So in order to train your dog as quickly and easily as possible, you need to understand how your dog wants to naturally learn, how that causes problems when we want them to obey us, along with how to help bridge the language gap with your dog so his brain is in a better place to be able to fully understand the training he’s about to receive.

And you can start learning that here.

Chapter 02

7 Powerful Motivators of Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

The secret to quickly fixing behavior problems comes down to getting really good at identifying the root cause of the problem.

In this chapter you’ll learn about how to

Identify and develop drive in your dog.  This is about finding what motivates your dog, and building new motivations so you always have a reason for your dog to want to obey.  

Spotting and working around instinct driven behaviors, like how to tell when a dog is barking at the door due to instinctual based desires, or excitement.  Because the techniques you would use to fix each type are completely different, and if you don’t know how to tell the difference both you and your dog are going to get very frustrated.

Along with helping you understand how Species Miscommunication may be why your dog is ignoring your commands.  There are several commands and signals that we give our dogs on a daily basis that confuse our dogs and send mixed signals, despite us humans thinking we’re being very clear.

And in this chapter you’ll learn how to spot the differences

Chapter 03

31 Common Dog Training Mistakes To Avoid

Chapter 04

10 Powerful Dog Training Techniques Not Taught In Training Class (coming soon)

Chapter 05

Making Your Dog Obedience Training Stick For Life

Chapter 06

Secrets To Training The Calmest Dog’s In The World 

 

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