Reprogramming Your K9's Mind

I’ve got some exciting news!

I’ve just finished writing a New “Special Report” that you’re going to want to read right away. It’s called “Reprogramming The K9 Mind” and you can download it by clicking below:

>>> Reprogramming The K9 Mind <<<

In this report I talk about what I think is keeping you from having the dog of your dreams. And it’s something I rarely hear other trainers talk about.

And when you get this one thing right, you can finally have a dog who can…

Greet ANY stranger in a friendly manner
Sit calmly every time someone tries to
pet him
Behave Perfectly on walks, whether on
or off leash

Remain calm walking through a crowd of
Stay in one place when you REALLY
need him to
Finally be NICE to other dogs
Pay attention to you… even in chaotic
Behave himself in your home when you're
NOT there.
Much, Much More!

So please do yourself a favor and go read “Reprogramming The K9 Mind” right now… then come back and share any takeaways you had while reading the report.


I’m really looking forward to your feedback!


Chet Womach

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  1. Joan Powell says:

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful tips. I have been using them on my Pit Bull, she is still agressive to certain dogs and barks when ever anyone walks past our garden which faces onto Heritage land and a river. We have a fair amount of crime escaping that way so not sure what to do.
    Keep up your good work.

    We have learnt so much from your training manual.

    Kind regards,

    Joan Powell (Hout Bay South Africa)


    Quinton Reply:

    Hi Joan,

    Is it really safe to order the training manual from the Chet.
    I am very sceptical with all the fraud going on




    Naila Reply:

    Its true!!!!!!!!!


    Doreen Reply:

    Chet’s material is safe!


  2. Joan Powell says:

    Thank you


  3. Michael Dunne says:

    Thank you very much for all the information you have shared! Now I look forward to hearing from you!
    best wishes,


  4. Diane Blomfelt says:

    Programming your K9s mind won’t open. Can you email it to me? Thanks.


  5. rusty enzor says:

    Chet this will not open could u mail it to me TY Rusty


  6. Jenny says:

    Please can you forward the programe K9’s, it says the file is damaged and cannot be repaired, cannot download it. Jenny


    mary ann varga Reply:

    I am unable to download “Want Your Dog to be More Calm” It is blank. Please resend it to me. My 2 year old Shih Tzu goes “bonkers” when the phone rings or if he hears a child’s voice or cry. Thank you! Mary Ann


  7. sandy conley says:

    Thanks for the great info! I have always been looking for a more humane way of training. I do animal rescue and have always been concerned when adding new dogs. Many of my dogs have had problems with aggression and, after spending 1200.00 on training the old fashioned way, many of the problems still exist. I had to even end up adopting out one rescuee to another family which had no other dogs.(This dog was other dog aggressive but not to people) This broke my heart and I felt lke a failure even though she went to a good home.I would love tips on stopping dog on dog agression! tHANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!


  8. Jean says:

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to read this. It’s a wonderful process that really works!! I am having trouble figuring out how to use this with my dog to control him when people walk by. He runs from window to window growling and barking. Should I hold him in a window and use the process or what should I do?


  9. Joe Fede says:

    Hi Chet!
    Thanks for the pdf “K9 training”.
    I´ll try it experimentally with my pet ,
    and (hopfully) let you know the results.

    So long – Joe


  10. Debra says:

    Hi Chet,
    Thanks so much for the K9 Training report You have sent to me,This is the best education on learning how to connect with my dogs emotions. You are a wonderful trainer and I really enjoy learning from you. Through you training program I feel I have learned something new each time you send info that helps me to be a great pack leader. My dog is able to do eight out of the ten listed that you have mentioned on your list and that means she is on her way to be my dream dog. My next move is for her to get the training she needs to be a thearpy dog.Do you feel I should check into local programs or can you give me any advice? I need all the help I can get.By the wayI have told all my friends about your website and they should be looking you up. Thanks again for you tips and training, I enjoy your newsletters keep up the great work!
    Debra B.


  11. Shari Monk says:

    Hello Chet,
    I can’t imagine how very busy you are, but if by some small chance you have a moment, could you please respond to my very serious and tragic situation? We adopted a one year-old german shepherd (Gentle Ben) from a shelter about three years ago. We also have a shiht zu(Lola;same age as Ben)They get along very well. Ben is very protective of his little companion. Tragically, Ben turned on Lola while they were both trying to get a piece of food on the floor. Lola ended up having emergency surgery due to her eye being partially torn from the socket. Her eye is back in the socket, but she is totally blind in that eye now.She is understandably scared of Ben. Ben has also bitten two of my little boys. All three bites have left significant scars, but the boys are fine. We have tried training Ben in local dog training classes, but he continues to be rather unpredictable. He is always very concerned about me when the children approach me and he will growl and bare his teeth until I physically intervene(I get down to his head level and gently hold his head and assure him that I am fine.) About a year ago, Ben went after our neighbor’s dog and she had internal bleeding, but made it through her ordeal. As I have been reading all of your amazing info. I can’t help but wonder if Ben can be reprogrammed. One of your points states that your system can’t take care of dangerous biting. Do you feel Ben falls into this category? Maybe I’m totally naive and just want to think Ben can be trained again and be great with my five young kids. Several dog trainers have told me that they could attempt to help us, but there is no way they can guarantee that Ben won’t turn on one of my kids or Lola or any other animal. Ben is an indoor dog and I honestly feel that I have totally done him a huge disservice by babying him too much. I just adore him and know he would do anything for me. I have contacted several dog trainers who feel that I have totally messed up in training Ben and that the only hope for him is to euthanize him or find him a new home. I feel completely lost as to what to do. My children are now scared of Ben and I certianly don’t want to jeopordize their safety and feeling of security in their own home.Do you feel your program would help us in this extremely difficult situation? Your thoughts and honest input would help immensely. You are simply amazing and I love your stand on gentle training of beloved canine companions.
    Most gratefully,


    lisa Reply:

    Get rid of the dog! Your children must come before any pets!!!


    Greg Reply:

    You have answered your own question. Sometimes, the right thing to do is also the hardest….emotionally


    Allen Mazza Reply:

    Hello Shari,
    I hope this will help you. Try to contact Cesar Millan. I believe his website is He has worked with dogs of this nature and could possibly help you.Often times when you get a dog who has been abused. Its not that they are bad just they don’t know what to do.I hope that will be helpful. Ultimately you have to do what is safe for your family.
    Wishing you the best and hoping it all works out.



    BJ Reply:

    Allen, I came in on the end… So, I don’t know Shari’s issue. Perhaps, if she could contact a canine behaviorist. I am a licensed behaviorist in Montg. Al.

    In their service,


    Ann Roy Reply:

    I agree that you should get in touch with Cesar Millan…….I am a german shepherd breeder now for 17 yrs & I would like to say that german shepherds are a working breed and need a job….that said I once rescued a 1 1/2 yr shepherd male that had been kept on a 3rd story balcony all his life while the little dog inside had all the luxuries , he was allowed nothing & so developed agression towards most other dogs, not people. I slowly integrated him in my pack and gave basic training to start…..then I introduced him to Play, this really stimulated him and I got his focus on me as pack leader with rewards for his good behavior especially around the other dogs..and corrections for the bad ones….he was doing very well.Then I gave him a job and trained him in Search and Rescue , He turned out to be one of the best dogs I have trained with all of his focus on me ….all he wanted to do was work….So when I put him among the other dogs in the group I knew I had to be quick to correct any of the old behaviors, this done, he always looked for my approval before doing any of the old behaviors. So you can teach or reprogram most dogs.One way would be to put a back pack on him during the walks…..make him carry the water. The trick is to do (I call it the transfer) for his focus on to something else.
    Hope this can help… takes time , patience & consistancy ! Watch your emotions as they can affect the dog negatively also !


    Beth Reply:

    Get RID of that dog before it kills one of your kids! I can’t believe you kept it after it bit not just 1 but 2 of your own children! Not to mention your other dog, and the neighbors dog. A dog that has that many bites in its past needs to be with a professional trainer or euthanized, PERIOD! Do not give it away so it becomes someone elses problem! If your dog did that to me or mine you can bet you would end up in court charged with assault, and then the dog would be euthanized anyway! Do it NOW before it is too late!


    ER Mom Reply:

    This is for Shari Monk…I can guarantee you that if your dog bit my dog, or, God forbid, my child, that your problem with your dog would be INSTANTLY over. I have seen many children mauled by “family pets” in my ER and a dog is nothing more than a domesticated wild animal. Would you let a neighbor’s pit bull continue to bite your children and attack your pets? I bet not. Common sense, please. But then, it is stupidity that insures me job security, so make your own decisions. I truly believe that it is you that needs the therapy, not your dog. You are not a rational person to allow such tragedies to continue to occur. This is to encourage insight, not out of meanness. Please consider people first, then your need for companionship.


    old time nurse Reply:

    Please let this dog go. German Sheppards are notorious to be overly aggressive and if he has bitten constantly and Your children are scared of him. Let him go you have done all that you can do.


    Sherry H. Reply:

    I strongly suggest you keep a muzzle on him at all times around your children. If you cannot work with him ( Chet’s training) , EVERYDAY, several times a day, you need to make a severely disappointing decision!!! German Shepherds are GREAT dogs, smart BUT they need a tremendous amount of one on one attention! Having children time is scarce and your #1 priority!!!. Just as children need guidance everyday so does your dog, when you brought him home he became your responsibility, he’s not disposable. He can be fun but always needs and craves work and attention! Be a responsible adult!


  12. mar says:

    Would like to buy ‘Reprogramming the K-9 mind’ but don’t have any creditcard, so is it possible by receiving the program by Prepay or
    cash on delivery?


  13. Helen says:

    Re. “Gentle” Ben – Shari’s e-mail. I am horrified that any shelter can passs on a dog like this to someone with another small dog, let alone young children! They should have checked the dog’s behaviour out thoroughly in all kinds of situations with a muzzle on him before even considering rehoming him to anybody, especially if they were unaware of why he had ended up in the shelter in the first place.

    He clearly is a dangerous dog and not to be trusted. He needs to be rehomed to someone experienced in dealing with such dogs who is willing to keep him muzzled whenever he comes into contact with either people / children or other dogs / animals.

    It is heart-breaking for Shari and for her other little dog, but she must steel herself to do the only safe thing for her children and other people’s dogs/ animals and ultimately for Ben, as otherwise there will be more trouble in store and he will end up being euthanased anyway.

    It is not difficult to find a really gentle dog, even from a shelter, but PLEASE do NOT go back to the same one! And ensure you check that the dog has been properly assessed by an experienced dog behaviourist. There is usually a good reason why the dog did not remain in his/her original home and you need to make sure you find out the genuine reason before taking any other dog on.
    Wishing you all the best in your search for the right dog for your situation.
    God Bless


  14. Sarah Maaske says:

    I do receive you mails and they are really helping me very much with the dog training I really enjoy them thank you


  15. KERRY says:

    ME .


  16. says:

    Dear Sir,
    I have had trouble with few or more of the links but I have taken in all the information that is accessible UNFORTUNATELY I was a late starter and missed the WEBINAR ON Thursday of last week and am a little behind but from what I have been able to access my dog is doing A-1 meaning Great!


  17. Linda Greig says:

    I purchased the videos from you on training and can not open them. Would you please re-send them and hopefully I can open them up with a different program.

    Thank you so much


  18. jim scott says:

    hi chet i have tried to open theese programs but i guess i am not clever ihave one good arm your program looks like a one of kinder cant wait to use the program on my 9wk old golden re i hate to bother you about down loading but ireally have tried everything its not working

    thank you much
    jim scott


    Chet Reply:

    shoot my support staff an email at they should be able to help you.


  19. Claudia says:

    Chet: Re Sharis’ email “Gentle Ben”. Sharis’ situation really concernd me and I fear for her children. I’m curious to hear what your advice was for her.


  20. Fred Hanes says:

    Hello Chet,
    It is so encouraging to learn that all bad habits can to corrected.
    My two year old poodle is wonderfully mannered. It is a bigger problem training my wife than the dog, but she is catching on.

    My biggest ebarrassment recently; when I visited my cousin (who also has a young dog)Icould not beleive my Teddy, cocked his leg and marked his territory on the sofa leg. He visits other homes and does not misbehave in like manner.
    I am so open to your suggestions.

    Also I was interested to learn how to handle the “going bonkers” when Teddy sees another animal or person dressed differently as we ride by in the truck.

    Thanks for you ideas and help. I hope it is ok to forward some of your material to my son.


  21. Conealia says:

    I read with interest your “Reprogramming the K-9 Mind”. It appears to be a very useful tool for those with children. I am not sure how to apply this information to my 3 dogs. I have 3 female Jack Russels, 2 are spayed and one is not. The larger of the 3 was the first of the 3 to come into the household. She appears to be jealous of the one dog that is not spayed and aggressively attacks her when I am in the vicinity of 2 dogs. She doesn’t seem to have a problem with either dog when I am not around. What can I do to correct the problem?


  22. Maria Rebelo says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all this useful information with us. I have a 3 month old Labrador and I’ve already had positive responses from it after trying some of your techniques. It’s really very encouraging!
    Best regards
    Maria, Porto, Portugal


  23. Gail O'Dwyer says:

    I like claudia am anxious for the safety of Shari’s children. I am sure she awaits your reply eagerly as do I and many others I suspect. Regards gail


  24. wendy says:

    Hola I have just bought your program , I already have the most wonderfull rottweiller LOLA she is nearly 5yrs old and is the most obdiente and loving friendy dog I have ever had, I have a new puppy just been born 1 week ago and brig him home in 12 weeks time, so I am hoping your program will help my training of him and my self to have another wonderful dog in our home, their isnt anything I can teach Lola she really does it all so I hope my new puppy will also learn from her.
    I will read and learn well until I get my new puppy Lennie and will let you know how things work out with him.
    Best wishes from Wendy (spain)


  25. Lori (mOntreal) says:

    Hi CHet

    I really like your approach and way of explaining what to do. I have a
    mix lab/mountain bernise, she is 14 months old and although we had our share of mistakes with her, she is now coming around. However, she gets really uptight when she sees babies or young children either on TV or on the road. She has this high pitched bark that tells me she is scared of little people.
    We don’t have any small children in the family, so consequently she has never had any contact, but I am afraid to have her approach other children for an obvious reason.
    What is that bothers her? Would your EMotion training for dogs help her?
    SHe is also very aggressive when she sees skate boards or bicycles. ONce I was in the woods with her not a leash, and she noticed this man that was walking quite a distance away, and she immediately ran and was barking at him. He yelled at us and told me that next time he would kill the dog…
    I guess I have a few problems right? I have her in training class which stresses her out even more; If I knew that your programm would help me I would buy it for sure..
    Hope you will have the time to answer my questions.

    Many thanks for your really amazing way to communicate …I enjoy listening to you..


  26. Kathy Morgan says:

    Hi Chet, I have six dogs and all mind pretty well. The problem is with the reg. boxer and a terrier. When ever the front door opens, going out or coming in, they bolt out the door. they don’t care who they run in to or knock down, they are gone. they do there running around the neighbor hood and then they come back and want in. We try to hold them back but they nearly always break loose. They go stone deaf the minute they get out side. They chased the neighbors cat up a tree and he said he would shoot them if they came in his yard again. I spend a lot of time going after them and leaving my company in the house. They have a big back yard, but they still run out the front door.Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have read all your reports and watched your videos and they are awsome and so are you. I Have many of your bird training videos and love them.You have helped me and so many others. Thanks so much, Kathy from Texas


  27. Kaylon says:

    I can not get back to the page where all of the lessons were where I originally purchased the program. Can you please help me???
    Kaylon Linn


    Chet Reply:

    Sure, just contact our customer support at and they’ll resend you your log in access info.



  28. Ron Wheeler says:

    Dear Chet, Very informative and I can see that it would be workable, however, I don’t see how I can adapt it to the other 9 items on your list. I have 2 Lab puppies, 1 that is 7 months old and one that is 3 months old. They are so sweet and friendly that I don’t see the need for the ‘child proofing’ but I do see a need for the other items.

    I have been using your techniques and the 3 month old has ‘caught-up’ to the 7 month old who had attended classes at a pet store. He did so in a matter of weeks. I started the day I got him and he is very mannerly. Waits to be invited in or out any door leading to the outside and can sit, lay down, stay, leave it and ‘go to his mat’. People are so amazed and impressed when they see him do these things. Your training has made this possible.

    Powerful tools that you have and I am learning. Thanks. (still have more issues to take care of, but I have high expectations.) Again, thanks, –Ron


  29. Vickie says:

    I was wondering if someone could help me with a potty training problem. My daughter got a 9 week old Pomeranian about 4 weeks ago, so she is about 13 weeks old now. I have always heard that dogs do not like to soil their crates, but for some reason Keiko (the puppy), poops in her crate and then rolls all over in it while my daughter is at work. We thought that maybe she was just getting into it mistakenly being in a confined space, so we decided we would put her in a bathroom during the day while my daughter is at work along with her kennel and some toys and a blanket and a puppy pad. She is still pooping and rolling in it and getting it on the walls even. My daughter comes home and there is poop all over the bathroom. Any idea why a puppy would do this behavior and any idea how to stop it would be very much appreciated. Thank you!


    Troy Reply:

    Vickie – Im not even close to being a expert (havent even got my first dog yet) but how long are you leaving your pup in the crate for, are you asking for to long of a duration? , could it be bored? .. maybe this is a case for a couple weeks off work if possible and some intensive potty and crate training development? Maybe even the reprograming the k9 mind might work.

    Just a thought from a no expert … good luck


    Becky Reply:


    It could be that the kennel is to big for that puppy. It only needs to be big enough for the puppy to curl up in otherwise it is going to do its thing in it. The whole idea of kennel traing is for the puppy to understand that this my home I go out to go potty.It needs to be taken out first thing in the am, after it eats as well as at night also if it dosen’t do bothjobs it goes back to the mennel for around twent minute then taken outside it jos is done let puppy out for twenty miuntes at a time till it master letting you know when it has to go. I trained my Bichon that way and never had an accitent in the house.


  30. Marilyn Cook says:

    Your site says to download this, but there isn’t a download access.. I’ve been trying for over an hour to get this downloaded, but all that comes up are more ads for your site.. Please help.. I’m not computer illiterate, just confused on it saying “you can download this by clicking below”… Below what?? I tried every “below” picture, etc, and nothing happens… Please help me… Thank you, Marilyn Cook


    Chet Reply:

    If you just click on the link it should take you directly to the pdf You do need to have adobe reader installed on your computer.


  31. joyce causton says:

    Hi….would very much like to read the book reprogramming the K9 mind that you sent me but unable to open it due apparently to a damaged file. Can this be rectified in any way…Joyce
    Haven’t started the training program yet, got to purchase a clicker, but what I’ve read so far seems great.


  32. Dan lemke says:

    I’m still between a rock and a hard place trying to get everything I might need and then being sure I can give my pet the time she will need to learn properly and thoroughly. She is a 4 month old Rotti who is already learning a lot of what she needs to know and habits to change, but I’m sure it will be much easier for her and for me when I can give her the tie with your program, I’m convinced it’s better than the spontaneous time I can give ehr now, not fair to excpest her to respond as I think she will when I can start your progtram and stay with it.

    I’m still confused when I need to sift through my emails and look for the ones I haven’t yet downloaded. Too much at one time especially when it is mixed with my regular emails. But I thank you for sending the info, will just take me more time to get it all sorted and ready to use in proper order.

    Sincerely, Dan Lemke


  33. diane says:

    I have been ‘intrigued’ about your “Emotion Training” concept (my dog fails on 8 out of 10 counts), but have been hesitant to purchase at that price — especially since you never answer anyone’s questions here, except how to access your training files, nor via e-mail (even though your e-mail that you send encourages questions). If your profession is a trainer, wouldn’t it stand to reason that you would want people to ask questions and you could demonstrate your expertise by answering them?

    Still On the Fence


  34. Mickey Palos says:


    Not sure of MY learning ability. My two puppies will go outside as long as I take them out every 45 minutes. But 50 minutes and you need the paper towels again.

    On one segment you say to toss the food…….can’t one will get all the food. I’m trying to get them in the same room and to sit for treats or get on a mat. I have to give the cookies directly because of the older puppy (4 months).

    I feed them at the same time and I’m not getting the idea across to wait for the bowls to be put down. They both sit, but when I start to put the bowls down the older (4 month) puppy knocks his bowl out of my hand and all on the floor. The female (2 month old) does fine so far. How can I get him to wait when they are eating.

    Do you have any videos………..I’m a see it do it kinda person.

    Mickey Palos


  35. Carol says:

    You are too wordy. I get confused. I need a list, not paragraphs of info!


    Jenny Reply:

    I, too, find there is way too much space taken up by claims of what Chet says he can do and not nearly enough info on HOW to do all of these wonderful things with your dog. Please “cut to the chase” on future audio, video, or email messages — I’m sure you have good info to share — just don’t make customers take so long to get to it. Thanks so much.


  36. Laura says:

    I’ve been using your method for training my rescued dog. She is appx 2 years old beagle. She caught on very quickly about the bell on the door and was doing fine until we had to stop letting her just run around the yard because she kept getting out of the fence. Now we take her out on her leash everytime. The thing is, she will just stand there for how ever long we are out, then come inside and within about 5-10 min pee on the floor and recently she started going on the couch too. If we leave my little boys’ room open she goes on their toys. It seems she is jealous of the children, when she goes in the house, it’s usually near their toys somewhere or on my daughter’s rug in her room. We are really getting upset with this and don’t know how we can fix the situation. Can you help? Thanks!


  37. Tina Quinn says:

    Your program is great and I have put it all into place with my 3 dogs. Even though all three had pretty good obedience it was really great to implement methods to make them more reliable and cannot wait for the more advanced programs you have.

    Only problem I have experienced is in connection with the Loose Lead Walking. Great took each dog out individually and all went well, I then added one of my other dogs and walked 2, again success, but I have now added my third dog (who is a wouldbe “Alpha”) and my present “Alpha” dog seem to be in competition on trying to be slightly in front. I still do the stop everytime these two try to pull, but my other dog who is walking nicely I feel he may think he is doing something wrong.

    Any methods do you suggest. I do want to be able to take all three dogs out together.


  38. Sue Ann Murff says:

    Thanks for the information. I have started clicker training with our 3 year old (Humane Society Boston Terrier. He was abused and has a collasped esophagus ; so he has some emotional problems (aggression toward other dogs).
    I just started the Touch/Treat program and he is responding well.
    Sue Ann Murff


  39. Rahul says:

    Your program is great and I have put it all into place with my 2 dogs. Even though all three had pretty good obedience it was really great to implement methods to make them more reliable and cannot wait for the more advanced programs you have.

    Thank you so much for sharing all this useful information with us


  40. Phyllis Lemoine says:

    My puppy is deaf so clicker training will not work. Any suggestions?


  41. Lyndia Ward says:

    I ordered the online and the actual books and have not heard from you. It was 69.95 and I do not have it online yet. Lyndia Ward


  42. HENRY LANE says:



  43. Leah Jaffee says:

    Hi Chet,
    I’ve got your program and I’m getting ready to start it. I just downloaded the Stop Dog Peeing Inside the HOuse in three weeks but after reading it I have some questions unique to the physical set up of my apt. I don’t have any rooms to gate or shut off except the two bedrooms. They are not rooms where we are on a regular basis so giving the dogs (I have two)confinement would really confine them to be separate. Crating them at night is no problem. How do I deal with the daily routine to catch them peeing in the house. I’ve rarely been able to catch them. I walk them four times a day and when I’m out they are crated. NEvertheless, the accidents still happen. would love to talk with you to see how to deal. Your methods sound effective and I’d like to try them but there are some physical problems where we all live. Please respond.Also, the one dog growls and woofs constantly at my partner who lives with me. It’s annoying and we can’t seem to get him to stop. You say never to acknowledge the dog’s bark, but what do we do to stop it? We have really ignored him doing it; we’ve had him since December as a rescue. HE’s gotten a lot better but we stll have got to stop this noise-making. Please advise.


  44. Karen says:

    Hi Chet,

    I was Just able to get your report today. I am excited to start working with my Chi. She is scared to death of my husband. We actually got her for him (we got her as a 2 yr old.) she adopted me and now he sometimes resents her. She is a sweet little dog but runs into the other room and hides whenever Steve comes in. I havn’t been able to find a treet that she will take from him. help


  45. Michael says:

    Hi Chet,
    Greetings from Cyprus. I have been using your Hands Off training methods with my two german shepherds and I can say that I have miraculous results. I have regret bitterly the fact that I had spent so much money to dog trainers without my dogs showing any significant changes. Now you have made of me a dog trainer. I have received your report, though I was aware of it’s contents from other hits and advises you are being sending to me in a so generous manner during the last few months.
    Thank you very much!


  46. carl says:

    We started with your video lesson number 1 and it asked us to go to a website for 2 videos om human clicker traning and how to teach the dog to stop the neighbors dog from begging. Both of these videos are not accessible online. Please advise.


  47. Jeri says:

    I purchased your first program and cannot believe the difference in Ranger’s behavior. This along with socializing in obedience class has given me a new dog. I just have one behavior I would like to correct. He likes to “mouth” me and other people when you try to pet him. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for my new dog!


    Minette Reply:

    Don’t pet him when he does this, get up and go away. When teeth come out do not continue to show him affection, simply leave.

    In order to teach him to be still and appreciate affection get a good treat and put it in his mouth (i.e. cheese or something he can nibble) as he nibbles on the treat, pet him.

    He will learn to accept and want attention and affection and the treats you are giving and he will learn to curb his mouthing behavior.


    Kathy Reply:

    He is asking for a chewy, hard thing to teethe on. Puppies, and some breeds for their lives, need to have a hard thing to chew the way dancers need to stretch or a person with restless leg needs to get up and move their legs. Some vets don’t like rawhide for certain breeds, so dried sweet potatoe treats or jerky would work. Tendons. pigs ears etc are all made for this and are in pet stores. If they have them regularly, (and you can put one in his toybox because they may last more than a day.This worked for my lab/terrier mix rescue (and she could chew everything) and my golden retriever puppy. Soft stuff like cheese is great for immediate reward, but lying down with a hard chew snack is a way to destress. (If you never hung out with dancers, they twist and stretch and move at any moment just because if they don’t they get stressed and crazy impatient)


  48. Fred says:

    I don’t believe this works with young pups. My 5 month doesn’t have a spot on him he doesn’t like touched. He loves to be handled and petted everywhere. Further, his attention span is nil. Understanding that all dogs mature differently, at what age can I start expecting to see results?


    Deborah Hitch Reply:

    Hi Fred,
    I have the same issue with my 4 month old Rotti pup. He loves being patted everywhere and doesn’t have a spot. His attention span is also nil and he just ignores me, even when I call him, as if he’s deaf, which I know he isn’t, unless I have a treat in my hand,of which he is just interested in the treat. I have been able to teach him to sit and stay for a few seconds with a treat as a reward. I am trying to prolong the stay time, but he’s so excited about the treat that he breaks the stay position after only a few seconds. As well, just when I think he understands that peeing and poohing is for outside, he looks at me and pees on my lounge room carpet (as if in defiance and that he has a right to pee there!). I can catch him sniffing and circling about 99% of the time and we both go outside for him to pee and he does it great, no worries. Maybe we are expecting to much of our puppies? What do you think?
    Deb from Western Australia


  49. April says:


    I saved this then when I tried to open it, the message said it was damaged and could not be repaired. Is there some way you can email me another version of this valuable info? Would greatly appreciate it!



  50. Kayleigh says:

    I just wanted to tell you that watching your videos, I really feel like you are in the room with me. I love it and feel like I already “know” you. I do have a question though, I dont have a clicker yet but I am trying to teach my 5 month old shitzue and it seems as though she doesnt doesn’t even hear me. I will get a clicker asap but is there any way I can start her training without having the clicker right now? Thannks



    Brenda Reply:

    Hi Kayleigh. I bought a training course years ago, but my old computer died and I didn’t recall where I had bought the program. It may have been Chet’s. Anyway, I did buy a clicker, but found I never had it with me when needed. That instructor told us we could instead reward with a really high pitched “yes!”. You always have your voice. My dog responds great and loves the shrill “yes”. You might try it. Good luck.


  51. Debbie says:

    Chet, I recently found your site and am very excited about trying your training methods. I have a very precious four year old Maltese that was rescued from a puppy factory. She was the mother. We have no idea how many pups she had over the years. I have had her for almost one year and she has made great progress. I have some problems with her barking but that is improving. She was quickly potty trained. I have a potty patch that she uses indoors for times I can not get her out. I am disabled and sometime unable to get out of bed. My biggest problem is her separation anxiety. She will willingly stay when I have to leave the house but she is so upset when I return that she almost looks like she is having seizures. Can you help me with this problem?


  52. Vivian Perez says:

    I can not beleive how fast your program works. In just ten minutes we taught our puppy who is just 5 months old how to come. We were really amased.

    Thank You

    Vivian Perez


  53. Sammy says:

    I cant believe it myself, My 2 months old GSD puppy, knew how to sit in just 5 hours….after using this method, i dont give her food treats in order for her to sit, I just say the word”sit” with praises after ……Thank you so much


  54. Pat says:

    Loved your new program–one question, I have a 16 year old sheep dog, and he will not let me touch his teeth. So, to follow your program, how can I try to touch his teeth at the exact time I offer him a treat?????


  55. mary says:

    I am working on your emotion training theory. My question is regarding other dogs. I have 3. One is the loud mouth. When I work with him I have been giving the other 2 treats as well even though they don’t bark at every moving thing. Is that the right approach?


  56. Jack says:

    I watched your video about teaching *PLACE* and think that’s a great way to teach it. However, I have a young Boxer and it is very difficult to get her attention. She gets all wiggly and excited if anyone comes to the door. She is absolutely uncontrolable with visitors and jumps on them and all around them. Aside from running her for hours, because that’s what it takes to tire her out, what can I do to calm her, if anything?


  57. Gail says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to read your info.
    It all makes perfect sense to me to deal with the emotion
    that is causing the problem.
    Would like to know how to apply it to leash aggression.
    My siberian husky mix always wants to stop and visit other
    dogs while walking into the park. When he gets to close he
    snarls and grabs them. I do not have that problem when he is
    not on his leash. Another issue he has is only with particular
    dogs that come into the dog area. Most dogs he ignores at the gate
    but there are a couple that he picks fights with. I don’t understand


  58. Charlee says:

    Hi there,

    I have a problem with my 5 month old puppy constantly whining/crying. It is so bad that I really am driven to think of getting rid of him most days. Other than that he is wonderful, comes when called sits, stays etc, I rarely take him on a lead as he stays with me, but the crying/whining is driving me mad. I have had the vet check him out and nothing is wrong, it is just a horrible habit he has got into.

    Anyone got any ideas how to stop it please? I have tried ignoring it, touching his side each time he does it, to distract him, rewarding him when he is quiet, nothing works. When I take him around the lake for his daily walk, I can hear him from 400 meters away. The only time he seems to stop is when he is asleep or playing with another dog. Getting another dog is not an option.

    Having just read all the comments here, I am surprised to find that Chet has only replied to the technical issues ones, referring people to the support staff. Has anyone actually had a proper answer direct from Chet? I have asked for help some time ago and got nothing, so am I wasting my time?


  59. Vicki D says:

    I read the report (thank you) and while it gave some useful information about toddler safety with your pets it did not touch on any of the subjects I was looking for- the doorbell ringing thing, the jumping on visitors, etc. I guess you have to buy the program to get these answers,


  60. Jennifer B. says:

    I read your report and I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before! I will definitely try this on my dog ASAP. Thank you Chet!


  61. jacquie says:

    With regard to rescue dogs or taking in a stray. Have done both at times and find that a six week honeymoon period at least is needed to find out the true nature of the dog. Unless the dog knows from the start that he is joining your pack and he must abide by your rules he’ll often turn out to be a nightmare if he’s made to feel too welcome too soon. I had a wonderful boxer a few years ago which everyone said I should have put down when I had my first child as she was very aggressive towards children.(She’d been very badly treated by the family she was rescued from). By bringing the baby home and then instroducing my dog to him and making sure I made a great fuss of the dog also and giving her treats when she was in the same room as my baby she soon grew to love him and would lie down at the side of him when she could. Over the years they were inseparable and she’d have protected him with her life if necessary.


  62. elkie says:

    hi i have a shit shu and she is called princess we had her since 10 weeks old she is 1year and ahalf now and everytime i take her for a walk she will try to pite pepoles feet when walking past and when ever anybody wants to appoach her to pet her she will growl but is a realy loveing dog as i have 4 children and is realy good with them she loves alot of fuss so dont under stand why she doesnt let pepole fuss over her and everytime i need to go out i need a babysitter as i have tryed leaving her on her own for a while and she just wees and poos every were and barks and crying and the neighbors arnt happy but i carnt have somone looking after her everytime i need to go somewere i was thinking of getting another dog for a friend for her but i dont know as it might be doubble the toubble pleace can anybody help thankyou


  63. Marcia B. says:

    Thank you for sharing what is a valuable insight into the emotional training of dogs. You are right, it is unique. I’ve never seen it anywhere else.

    Challenge of the moment – Yorkie who HATES having her mouth messed with and her teeth cleaned. Mild mannered 4.5 pound dog becomes dogzilla. I’m trying your technique by placing her on the table, running my hands around her mouth quickly and then offering the treat, immediately after. Hope this helps desensitize her. Putting her under anesthetics each time is dangerous. Better if she lets us brush her teeth and scale just a tiny bit once in awhile.

    Thanks again.


  64. Phil says:

    I can’t get Reprogramming the K-9’s Mind to open. It creates an error in my browser. Please email it or something. Thanks, Phil


  65. Tim Kirkpatrick says:

    CHET, I need to find out where to get your CLICKER? AND seriously, my two chiauhahua’s (girlfriends dogs),are exhibiting unacceptable behavior pretty much MOST of the time.I used to have a 13 generation pitt bull who’s previous owner had been into FIGHTING DOGS.My pitt bull had survived NINE to the death fights.And quite frankly, getting him to abide by my wishes was much easier than getting either of my girlfriend’s TACO BELL dogs to mind.The neighborhood watch in my neighborhood has already cited us for the annoying incessant barking of SNOWBALL , the white and the smallest one. BUT princess too is a literal pain in the butt when it comes to making a nuisance of herself and while they are so busy yapping at everything that moves they are both so absentminded about WHY they were outside in the first place.TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR BUSINESS so as not to be wanting to do it inside the house.I am an amputee and in order to make myself a cup of coffee this morning I had to clean up the presents that BOTH dogs left for me on the kitchen floor.(SOLID and LIQUID) THEY are kept inside there with a child protective gate because we live in an old house with ALL NEW HARDWOOD FLOORS and neither of them can be trusted to NOT DO IT INSIDE.I am jist about to loose it with a TWO year old female and a THREE year old male chiahuahua WHO have never had anyone who had a clue of how to train them WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AND WHAT IS NOT.HELP OUT LOUD Tim Kirkpatrick


    Minette Reply:

    Try these articles! Go back to treating them as if they were puppies and raise your expectations of them as if they were your Pit Bulls 😉


  66. Maureen Sier says:

    I have found your dog training programme very good and have had success with my 4 month old Labradoodle. She responds to praise and treats and is almost house trained. The issue I now have is that she gets so excited and jumps and tugs at clothing, particularly when I am getting her food and when she has been doing exercise (walks and play time)This I am working hard at as per your guidelines, but it is difficult to turn your back to her when she has your jumper firmly between her teeth!!


  67. Linda says:

    Hi Chet, I recently adopted a 6 yo German Shepherd, female, her owner was put in a nursing home. She is a great dog. She barks when people come to the door, but once introduced she is ok with strangers, except the UPS man, FedEx man and the Culligan people. The UPS man was at the door and she was barking and when I held her she kept barking, I asked if he minded if she sniffed him (as that usually helps then she calms down) she sniffed him and tried to grab his wrist. She has never done that to anyone, although she has jumped on some people after meeting them when they were walking away. Would this help a 6 year old dog. I know German Shepherds are protective but am wondering if it is the uniforms? Thanks you for your comments


  68. Wow – I wish I had this information 12 years ago for my Vizsla. He has a real phobia about his feet being touched… in fact he has to be drugged by the vet every time he gets his toe nails cut. I’m going to try this with him to test it. He’s also got the barking problem when someone comes to the door – or walks down the street. I never tried to stop the behavior, just lived with it.

    Timing is everything – I have already been looking at the AKC ‘Canine Good Citizen’ program… for our new 9 week old puppy. I’d love to use this training to get him to earn that award! He’s a labrador retriever and I hope to (expect to) turn him into a great hunting partner – one that can behave in a blind, take instruction and be the perfect companion, in and out of the house.

    Our dogs are not only pets, but family. They are not tied up outside, stuck in a kennel, caged in a crate, locked in another room – they live ‘with’ us… and now I believe we have a way to give them some rules and boundaries that we haven’t enforced or considered in the past.

    The thing I like most about the ay Chet teaches – is that it doesn’t require ‘force’ – and it ‘Trains the Trainer’.

    I’ve just started reading and listening to the other training programs – and haven’t started the training just yet… but I’m getting ready!

    Thanks Chet!


  69. Gustavo Reyes says:

    I havent beggan to use reprograming the canine mind yet but i can say hands off training has given me great results and im still yust on the sit stay down phase bucause i dont have that much time avalable i can only do 4 sesions a day tops… Now my biggest problem is that I have 2 dogs a husky and a Chiwawa and i dont know how to train one without confusing the other one and its really frustraiting because they are both inside the house wanting to play and obey and jump but how can i work with both of them ???

    Plus the chiwawa seems to have separation problems and keeps scratching her neck everytime the house is empty and I’ve tried medicine to cure her but she just scratches harder…


  70. sylvia waters says:

    The emotion training booklet sounds very interesting – too soon to tell with my 2 yappy dogs but started today when the mail came. They love the mailman but the excited barking will not quit – so when I got their attention I gave them both a treat. They are still not sure if the treat is better than barking at someone on the porch, but will continue this practice to see how it works.


  71. Anne says:

    Well where to start I have a few of Chets training programs and yes are working but my problem is I have Three dogs and all three suffer from separation anxiety syndrom. And i am finding it very hard to train one dog and keep the others away while i try to concentrrate. Also one of my dogs is a very very slow learner as well. I need help for three dogs with this training program. Any help would sure be helpful as sometimes I cant even leave the house.


    Minette Reply:

    I crate train my dogs when I am working with another dog. This teaches them to be good in their crates too, because if you are good you are next. Then they go into their crates to cool down for about 15 minutes or so after we work so they aren’t all wound up.

    You can also try putting two dogs outside to play while you work with the third.

    Your dogs need to learn to be independent from each other!


    Anne Reply:


    Thank you for your advice. The dogs can be apart from each other its me they cant be apart from. Also one of my dogs suffers for hyper activity syndrom which causes the other two to react with each other.
    The training programs are working for me but it is a slow prosess but I am doing training every day with each dog and then together as a group.


  72. Anne says:


    Can anyone out there please help me I am at my wits end

    Today I took one of my dogs just across from the house for a walk and left the other two in the living room and they screamed the place down. Same happened when I took the other dog and so on. I cant walk all three.
    The training with sitting and not jumping staying is working but nothing is helping me with this problem.
    Please help me
    Thank you
    Yours Hopefully


  73. Verne says:

    Really enjoying the information you’ve sent. I get a lot more from video, though. I can watch a video, then try the activity. When I read, I often get distracted before I can finish and it takes me longer to get to the action with my dog. When I tell people about your program, I always go back to that yellow lab video where you get him to lie down on a pillow in just a few minutes. Now, that’s what I’m talking about!


  74. Kai says:

    I have a sweet Maltese puppy. The main problem I’m having with him is terrible separation anxiety. If I leave him at home he barks and cries, claws at the door and has actually torn up carpet. He seems to do okay if I leave him in the car. Help!


    Minette Reply:

    Your puppy needs to learn about crate training. Perhaps one of the reasons the car is better is because it is smaller and he feels more enclosed. A crate will save him and your carpet!


  75. Floyd Jackson says:

    Chet. I received and read your program on Emotional training. However the problem you addressed did not apply to my 5 year old adopted Goldie. She has wonderful personality with babies thru elderly people. Her problem is with other dogs that she gets aggitated and I see no way I could relate what is in the article to helping her situation. Also pulling on the leash . Worest though is her dis-like for other dogs. Maybe I am missing something here and I will read it again. Any suggestions.



  76. Peeka says:

    These comments describe various problems and situations that dog owners have and their request for some solutions and methods. Could it be possible to include your replies to their requests? It could prove helpful to many people as well as myself.


  77. Marilyn says:

    You have shared an awesome brainstorming idea for training our little companions and I thank you so much. I have a 1 1/2 yer old Rat Terrier that jumps up on my Grandchildren and when she got excited, while they were playing, she nipped my Grandson on the ear. I plan on trying your method today.
    You are really a wonderful trainer!


  78. Diana says:

    I love receiving the training secrets. And am using them.
    At this time I’m not able to purchase the one on Emotion Training and don’t when I will be able to get it, but will put to use just the bit that you shared in your article. My dog just goes crazy with screaming when he gets close to a person thats not me. (all visitors) Also with the neighbor cat he carries on. When he gets close to the cat and gets in the cats face he’s fine until the cat get up and walks away. He then stars to cry. But with people he’s screaming the whole time they’re petting him and he won’t sit still for nothing. The way he’s screaming you’d think he was being seriously hurt. What gets me is I noticed that his ears are laid back and not standing up. Don’t know what that means. What does that mean?


  79. Cindy says:

    I have a 10 week old Dachshund and am confident she’s 99% potty/paper trained after reading your helpful information. I do have a problem though, She chews everything in site and has been rushed to our local Veterinarian for emergency care after swallowing Ibuprofen found in bathroom that was missed when dropped.

    Besides her chewing and eating everything, she doesn’t listen to me. I call her name, she ignores me, she barks then ignores my “shush”. She’s a pistol and I fear our home will be torn to pieces and all living in it will have bitten ankles. She’s out of control.



  80. Elizabeth says:


    I couldn’t get this to open. Any chance you can email it to me?


  81. Ave Guevara says:

    When I read of all the behavioral problems listed, I realize what an incredible dog I have….granted I’m doing the clicker training…..her major challenge is losing her mind when she sees a squirrel, cat, deer or wild turkey (I live in a rural area). I am excited to see how the training will have her heal and stay by my side when she encounters one of these critters.


  82. Barbara says:

    I am so glad I ran into your programs on the net. Our 14 wk old Lab is doing really well on your program. I should send you a tape. Everyone thinks our dog is the best most amazing dog. we do to, but he started out a mess. He is almost a dream dog. He breaks his stay if I leave the room for over two minutes, but I can’t complain. I can see he is using his own mind as he decides whether to be good or do something naughty. I did something wrong with the bell training. he goes to the door and waits and then I say ring the bell ,he does and then we go outside. It is really funny. We are working on play dead, but only because sometimes when he shakes your hand he falls over so we think we can turn that into a trick. I never had a dog I could really enjoy and that other people would think was not a pain. We are not dog trainers, we are seniors who thought you were suppose to put the dogs nose in pee if they went on the floor. we also thought you should beat them with newspaper. Thank heaven we read your book and heard your tapes before we got the puppy. We were so ignorant. thanks alot,


  83. cody says:

    dear shari,

    I have read through your story that is heartbreaking, but come on people saying give the dog away. That’s crazy for me dogs are like family so i could never give them away!!!! try your best and do what you think is best no matter what anyone says about it.



  84. Alice says:

    I have learned so much from your book topics. Your instructions work well. My 4 year old miniature dachshund is adapting well to many of the area’s that was “her & my” problem.” She is learning “to go to her rug & sit when the “doorbell” ringing. That has been a real struggle for the past 4 years. Half the time she can walk with a loose leash, & she seldom barks aggressively at my husband now. Every lesson that I have tried has worked. Thank you for so much helpful information.

    My one question would be ” how to overcome aggression when my dog meets other dogs”

    My dog only started being aggressive about 6 months ago. I can’t connect the aggression to anything. She enjoys meeting strangers. She will sit or roll over passively to be petted or to have her stomach rubbed.

    The clicker and a bit of cheese works well when she is on the other side of the street. Close up, she is so aggressive and barking so furiously that she chooses not to hear the clicker, feel the tug on the leash or the word NO. When I walk her in the opposite direction
    she will look back and keep barking. I try to put my body between the two dogs so she can’t see the other dog. She continues to try to look and bark. Any suggested would be appreciated.


  85. Judy says:

    My dog gets so excited when it is time to go on our morning walk that she will not stop barking. I know you say to ignore the barking until she stops but she does not stop or maybe briefly but then starts again. This starts when I start dressing to take her out and doesn’t stop until I have the leash on her and we are out the gate. I have tried waiting until she stops but most of the time, I don’t have the time to wait a half hour to go on the walk. Any suggestions?


    Minette Reply:

    Get up earlier or walk her later. By walking her when she barks… you are rewarding the behavior. That is your way of saying “YES!!! Barking is part of our walking routine!”


  86. Val says:

    This specific article is great. I have experience from 2 areas, both a degree in cognitive psychology and some years of practising natural horsemanship techniques, and I love the way Chet is trying to make it so clear.
    (And in spite of both the above, I need his help as much as anyone.)
    The description of how you are training a change in emotion, not behaviour, is as clear as can be. The more I read your articles and similar works, Chet, the easier I find it not to end up the frustrated helpless human hurting their dog in a desperate attempt to control it. When I can see rational reasons why she chooses to do something different to what I would like, even when I can’t see an immediate solution the heat goes out of the situation.
    2 ‘suggestions’ though Chet, which of course you are free to ignore
    i) I would add my voice to the requests for specific articles around dog-on-dog aggression. I have the same problem as many others. I realise now I have been running somewhere halfway between behaviour and emotion training, maybe I’ll try to focus on the emotion bit.
    ii) No easy way to say this and it is not meant to be aggressive or nasty in any way, but I have to agree with a previous poster that sometimes you could shorten articles by taking out repetition and too many adverts. I fully appreciate you have to make a living, but I suspect your audience are all pretty intelligent people and don’t need telling anything too many times. If you’ll pardon me saying so, I find it to be a very American thing to do (from many websites where I have followed up adverts) and maybe everyone in US is so overloaded you do need to shout loudly to be heard, but I just find myself doing the emotional equivalent of cowering with my hands over my ears.


  87. Robyn says:

    Tank you for the Dog training tips. I do have a question though. I got a 6 month dog from the shelter. She is a mutt, but we have determined through vet and websites that she is part Jack Russell and part Italian Greyhound. There may be more, but those two are a definite. My son picked her out on his birthday from our local shelter and the worker there said that she was a real sweetheart. She really is. The issue arrived when we brought her home to our 13 soon to be 14 year old Cocker Spaniel. Daisy, the mutt, thinks that Millie, the Cocker, ears are her personal play toy. Millie of course ignores her as much as possible, but when Daisy wants to play, Millie snaps. Daisy and Millie get along fine 90 percent of the time. But when Daisy gets into these playing moods, we can not stop her. We tell her to stop and she ignores us. We go to pull her off of Millie and she takes off on one of her greyhound runs. She literally can run the entire living room without touching the floor. She flies from one piece of furniture to the other. So, I have a halter on her with a leash all the time so we can catch her when she does these runs. I have tried to train her to come with the clicker and treat. Now, she thinks that all she has to do is bite Millie’s ear and then come to me and receive a treat. Of course, we don’t give her one. But I am at a loss on what to do. She is one smart puppy and is sometimes too smart for her own good. Our cocker is soon to be 14 in October and has arthritis and is almost deaf. I would love to make her last days pleasant without caging her or Daisy up. Oh yeah, we have been told to wear out Daisy before bringing her into Millie. The problem is that My husband walks her, then when he is exhausted, I walk her, then when I am exhausted, my daughter walks her, then after her, my son. Then we think she is tired, but as soon as she comes in and sees Millie, it is like we hadn’t done anything for the whole day. She is Super Hyper. Help!!!!!h


  88. Rachel says:

    I enjoyed the article and very much get the concept of emotional training. I find it difficult however to work out how to apply it to my fear aggressive fairly neurotic border collie. She is very obedient but shows stress signs with people coming into the house. I would love it if I could teach her to be happy that strangers are coming into the house. Also strange cats are a problem.

    Your methods are good but I struggle to apply them in my own situation sometimes.


  89. Milan says:

    I have adopted black shepherd from SPCA. It is a 9 month puppy, with loads of bad habits and lots of temper and energy. Despite all that, I am going to keep him, I only need some advice, per example, how to teach him not to cry like baby all the time, not to jump on anyone in reach, how to teach him not to bite the hand which feeds him. Would like to teach him, how to be “ashamed” (you know, paw cowering the eyes), Drop Dead! reaction and another tricks. So far, I can have him sit on intersection, sit on command and some other simple responses. I got my “Zach” about one month ago and it seems to me, that he is very smart dog, if only I would have the know-how, necessary for the successful training. By the way, on your advice I have bought a clicker, and it does really works! Zach somehow knows, that click means stop fooling around and try to pay attention – but only when he chooses so.


    Minette Reply:

    Check out our puppy programming

    And we will be releasing a trick book shortly.

    You can also search this blog for more articles there is a search box on the right hand side, put in a problem and read the articles that come up


  90. Randy says:

    i cant open the links from any of the emails i have got from you Chet. it takes Adobe Reader but this pc does not have that program for some reason. and it is about 40.MB it will take forever to download it on dialup connection.


  91. Brigitta says:

    Hi Chet
    I bought and work with your 3 hands off dog training formula and am very happy with how our dog responds to it.
    We adopted a female dog from the human society in October, she is about 2 years old, mix German shep and husky
    She is a beautiful dog, with one big issue, she does not want to alone,
    we live on 40 acres, she can roam around a lot and does, sie is good with cats and donkeys, she always comes back.
    What program do I need, so I an learn what to do, so we can leave her alone for several hours, I think she is under a big emotional stress,
    fearing that we will not come back.
    Thank you


  92. Samantha says:

    Good Morning Chet,

    Have been using the advise and tips you have supplied in your video’s and emails. I have learned a lot and I thank you. I have an English Shepherd German Shepherd mix that is 8 months old. She is very intelligent and responds quickly. However she is high energy and would get distracted easily. I did enroll her in puppy classes in my area. She does get distracted around other dogs and people and we were having a difficult time keeping her under control. This trainer believes in the same techniques as you but thought we should try a pinch collar to get her attention. We only use it when she is out walking and when we take her out to the pet shop and her classes. We have used it for 2 weeks and she is responding very well. I guess I am writing this to let people know maybe due to the breed you may have to combine techniques. This is working for us.
    Your gentle approach has helped us greatly. Our dog has been trained to go to her place and wait patiently before going out the door, she goes to her place while we are eating and no longer begs. She no longer jumps and knocks you over when greeting. She is responding to coming to me when she is called. So thank you so much.
    God Bless Samantha


    Minette Reply:

    No dog NEEDS a prong collar. If the training is right all dogs can work through positive reinforcement.

    Prong collars and lazy and often become cruel.

    If you build the foundation right you won’t need one. Even a stubborn dog can be taught through positive reinforcement because they believe they are in control.


  93. Kathleen says:

    I’ve had a rescue dog for 3 weeks today. He was supposedly crate trained, NOT, but the real issue is bolting from the front door. On the 4th day that we had him, the front door was open to let my son in and he bolted, ran across the street. My 66 year old husband ran after him. When the dog got almost to the corner, he turned around and came back! I bought a Pawsaway pet barrier for near the front door, but never used it. We would just pick him up whenever someone needed to open the front door for a delivery man. Now, its almost 3 weeks later and friends came by and I wanted to show off my new dog so I put his leash on him and took him out front. As I was hugging a friend who I haven’t seen in a year, the leash dropped and the dog took off, ran across the street and this dog can run. Got a little farther than the first time. I wouldn’t let my husband run after him, I just stopped in amazement as to WHY WOULD HE DO THIS AGAIN! Again, he turned around and ran back to my driveway. First I don’t know why he ran away and WHY HE CAME BACK!
    Its as though he just wanted to run. Obviously its my fault since I dropped his leash, but WHY DID HE RUN. We’re going to his first training session today and I need to have this addressed. He had so many cars stopping for him, he almost got hit. I’m thinking this is why he was picked up by the pound. Any insite into my problem would be appreciated.


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  95. Cornell Bastarache says:

    I appreciate your info re training the dog’s mind. Coming from a medical background, your idea of reprogramming the emotions rather than the actions makes a lot of sense. I think my Oliver has the “little man” syndrome–when walking, the minute he sense’s another dog he goes on full alert and starts pulling (doesn’t bark). I’ve tried getting his attention and giving him treats but as soon as he finishes eating he goes back to pulling (It takes a long time from when he senses the other dog until the dog is past us and out of sight!)Help!!


  96. Kristi says:

    I downloaded the REPORGRAMMIN K-9 MIND it is very interesting but I didn’t see anything in it about training your dog to stay home alone w/o destroying your home. I need that help!!!!!

    I have a 7 lb mini dachshund who wants to climb on my table (and knock things off) to see out the window. How can I train her not to do this so I can let her loose in the house while I am gone?

    I have never been one that liked crating dogs and I would like to let her be out while I am gone.
    Any help would be appreciated..


    Minette Reply:

    First would be to move the things that she used to get up on the table, next is to leave her out slowly like 10- 15 minutes at a time and then work up to longer.

    I love a crate because they keep dogs safe when I’m gone!


  97. Jenny says:

    This is very exciting for me. I have a collie who is 4 months old, he is very smart. While I’m training him he won’t really do it. Once I have stopped I see him doing it all by himself. It makes me happy but frustated.
    I wanted to share your k9 on facebook but can’t get it to work, can you help Please.


  98. Misty says:

    I have a 2.5 yr old min pin, he is a service dog, weighs 5.4 pounds. He started training at 8 weeks with obedience, then on to his specialties. My problem is that with my disabilities I found it easier to pee pad train my dog. Now that I get out more I want to teach him to go outside only. He is used to going whenever he likes when at home. But rarely if ever has accidents in public and that is more my fault than his. I don’t like being in some public places so I want to get in and out, but the fast walking tends to activate his “I need to poop!” Button! I sometimes don’t notice the que. But there is a que he gives me. My question is how do I get him to give me the same que at home where he has a pee pad? I want to get rid of the pee pads. I can not leave him in a crate at night because he wakes me when my blood sugar goes low at night. Please help me.

    A little about where I live. Southern Arizona, land of hawks, rattlers, owls, coyotes, javolie (wild boars) and a cute little bob cat that keeps an eye on my house. All of them do come by from time to time. So he can not be outside except on a leash, for his protection. So no doggy door! No fenced yard, it wouldn’t keep them out anyways!


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