Video Reveals: #1 Mistake To NEVER Make If You Want Your Dog To Come When You Call

Play the video below to learn how to program your dog to come EVERY time you call him… no matter how distracted he is, or how bad he doesn’t want to come:

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Chet

 

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  1. graciela ghiga says:

    I really enjoy your method because it is a way to love the dogs and also
    respect their feelings. I have a shnauzer medium of 2 and a half years, and I tried your method when he is barking, to give him my back, and
    in a amazing way he stops barking.

    Sorry for my inglish, I am from South
    America, Uruguay and my mother tongue it is spanish.

    Congratulations for your method!!!!

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    Elizabeth Reply:

    Your English is great! Chet never seizes to amaze me.I stopped using choke colors on my dogs because of him and even though they are not puppies labs 3 1/2 years , terrier min pin mix 4 yrs, the training techniques I have incorporated are working..amazing!

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    nikki Reply:

    Thanks for sharing this video.I have 2 lab-husky mix pups.They both are sisters and are 8 months old.The husky pup is very exited all the time,pulls the chain,jumps at other dogs and pups and is the leader.She will not listen no matter you lure her with treats or anything else.She will even not eat her dog food and will eat only what we are eating.We stopped giving her food for a day just to see if she eats her own food but she did not eat at all.We take both of them regularly to the park and play with them and love them a lot but she runs away at the sightest opportunity she gets and takes the other one along with her.Its not that she is not happy but its like a game for her like catch me if u can..but this can be dangerous as the other day she ran away and we found her on the highway.please help

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    Cory Suppa Reply:

    We had two huskies that were considered runners! Whenever they got out of our yard…they took off! We should’ve stayed with the original one. We thought he needed a playmate! Big mistake. They are pack dogs and are meant to be runners (sled dogs) so once they get together…that’s what they do..once one gets out the other will follow!

    We spent more time looking for the dogs then we did enjoying them at the house or dogparks!! We were later told by Husky Rescue, where we got the second dog, that they are known as escape artists! Wish we would’ve known that in the beginning..

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    Tami K Reply:

    OMG, We had a siberian husky mix and she became a nightmare. Could not contain her until one day she killed 2 pet fallow deer that belonged to someone…. cost us $3,000 and had to put her down. 🙁

    John Basler Reply:

    I thought it was going to be a session and a recall under distraction but when a dog is out in the woods that you go to often.A recall is easy that’s not a distraction. My theory of distraction is much different. Distraction under different circumstances where the dog isn’t used to the area like people,places,things,and other animals. If its just me and the dog and the only distraction is just the woods that’s not really a distraction.

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    Patti Wagner Reply:

    Not being mean, but were you raised in the city? What you say about people, places, things, other animals are distractions to you, they are minor to a dog. He has obviously seen people many times, so he’s used to them, and the only other animals would be on a leash, something he is familiar with.
    The woods are alive with new and intriguing scents which is a dog’s #1 sense!!! Urine markings of a deer for example.
    The woods have places like hollow logs, and thickets to explore, what could be in there? the dog wonders. Above are the sounds of different birds, These are the distractions that a dog would find interesting!! Never the same twice in a row.
    You remember that your dog may be part of your family, but he is first, last and always an animal. His interests, things that intrigue his natural instincts and curiosity are different than yours

    mac Reply:

    I know how you feel. I’ve been trying to call my dog after using this method for MONTHS and my dog still only comes when she feels like it. yes, she comes more often, but not always.

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    gene Reply:

    it seems to me a step or two was missed. i would continue or may be change my treat. be sure all members of your house use the same training methods. be patient it will work.

    gene Reply:

    Mac i forgot to mention you may have to change your call command. seems to me your is being trained ONLY WHEN SHE FEELS LIKE IT .no good. change your command word immediately.

    brian Reply:

    Hi ive two labs
    when you go out try to get your dog to sit and go out the door first this will set them up that you are the leeder not them
    you will have to train them more even when you feed them get them to sit befor you feed them so it becomes second nature

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    Lisa Reply:

    I had quite a few hounds who were leapers and runners. My ex-husband and I never figured out how to train our dogs. We gpt a professional dog trainer once, too, but even she could not help us.
    We had Shadrack, Homer, Fauna, and Homer and Fauna’s five puppies, Al, Winston, ThreeThirty, Teeth, and PinkPaw. Shadrack and Fauna were great danes, and Homer was our pit bull.
    I loved all our dogs. They were not ;good dogs;, but they were Our Dogs. We loved the alot

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    Sandy Good Reply:

    Hi Chet, thanks for posting this video. I have a 5 year old Malamute/Keeshond cross. He seems to have the best characteristics of both breeds and is mostly a fantastic animal. We rescued him 4 years ago and I worked with him intensively on basic obedience, specifically the ‘come’ command. I only ever let him offleash at a local beach that has a cliff on one side and the ocean on the other, so escape is difficult, except at low tide, which I try to avoid. Some days his recall is incredible, he can stop on a pin head and returns to me immediately, other days, he gets to me eventually and unfortunately on the odd occasion, he just goes! This means at low water, he will go around to the next bay, which I cannot access. I have only ever rewarded him for returning, he has never been punished in anyway, even when he has run away and I have had to text or phone a friend to drive to the next beach and collect him…I am always fearful he will keep following the coast line! Do you have any suggestions?

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    Laura Reply:

    Please tell Nikki that going for a day without food is nothing for a dog. Her dog has her trained to give her only people food because she thinks the dog is starving otherwise. She should first make sure she is providing a high quality food, then stick to a scheduled feeding of only the food she wants the dog to have. If it does not eat the food within five minutes, she should pick up the bowl and not offer any other food until the next meal time. The dog will soon learn that she must eat her own food at meal times. Do not worry if it goes a while without food; it will not hurt it. The fact that she caved in after a day just taught the dog that persistence pays off. She must be more persistent and disciplined than the dog.

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    Pat Reply:

    I got a 18 mo old Akita female and even though the breeder sent me home with food she would not eat. I tried every healthy dog food on the market. I was afraid she was going to starve!

    I knew to remove her food after 5 minutes and give again later but that didn’t work.

    My son called me at work. He had some left over rice and he added to her food dish. She licked the bowl clean and that ended her hunger strike! After that I occasionally added cooked rice to her food but not so much as she could expect it — it was more of a treat. Good luck!

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    Bonnie Reply:

    I’ve had 37 dogs in my lifetime and have NEVER seen a dog starve themselves with dog food in front of them. Don’t buy into that look from the dog, put the food down, leave it for 20 minutes, pick it up, and offer it again at the next feeding, no treats in between time. He won’t starve and he WILL eat dog food as he should be doing. It’s much healthier.
    You just have to wait until they get hungry, could be several days. But again, he will not starve himself. They are not stupid.

    STEPHANIE MOORE Reply:

    I ran across Chet on YouTube and subscribed that minute! I was desperate to bond with my dog, and to get his focus on me. I was feeling like I didn’t even like him.
    I watched the training on the puppy to lay on his mat, then used the same technique to start on “come.” I was stunned! That was Wed, Aug 15th. Today is Fri, Aug 17th, and he will stop and come when in the baseball field – I use the getting his attention, then click and reward for progress, and in two days, I feel much more confident that eventually, I can take him to the beach off-lease.

    The best thing is: He makes me so happy now – the happy look on his face when I call his name is awesome, and SUCH PROGRESS!
    Thanks, Chet!

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    Suzanne Porter Reply:

    Hi, I have three Lhasa Apso’s aged 2.5yrs, 18 months and 9 months.

    All are willful as per there Lhasa traits, but only the puppy comes when called unless I say “treats”. My oldet girl, Chess, almost always has to be chased to come indorrs when I call her and this makes me loath to take her to our local park as she just doesn’t respond. I took her a couple of times and she just took off when I let the leash off her and no matter what I called, she was not even looking let along responding!! Puppy has now started to copy her and this isn’t good either at home or outside. Any suggestions please?

    Thanks

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    Raul Reply:

    Don’t worry Graciela. I can understand your english. I’m from Uruguay too.
    Regards

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    Renee Reply:

    I understand that “come” is always a positive but how do you reward them if they dont always come when you call.

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    Keane Reply:

    Aloha,Thank you for sharing. My wife just got an 8 week old Rott and we will follow your training method. All I ever was taught was to use a choke collar. This will be so rewarding.Excited to see the results.

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  2. Pauline Constantine says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this video with other dog owners. It was awesome. I have a 2 month old Rott and this video gives me some hope in succesfully training him.

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    Dianne Reply:

    I also have a 9 year old rottie. I have 3 dogs, all of them different breeds and I’ve discovered that rottie’s are the most stubborn of all. Although the miniature schnauzer is not far behind. But as far as the rottie is concerened, you can cheer up knowing that at some point after a year or so, this will become a laid back, lazy dog who will be docile and mind what you say. You’ll have a hard time remembering that he was once “el destructo” who never seemed to hear a word you said.

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    Lori J Reply:

    I ran into this information and stuff quite by accident. I have watched several of the free videos that he has on here and send s to my EMail. My main question was with more than 1 dog. How do you handle that? All together? Indivdually? I also have 3. A boxer, 6 yrs old, a terrier mix and a scottie that are both 3 now. We have a fenced yard, but if they get out they will NOT listen at all and I have issues with the Scottie hiking in the house. It’s a habit, because he will do that even after he comes back in from outside sometimes. So you have used this with 3 dogs?

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    Minette Reply:

    Work them individually at first and then put them together once they have learned the behavior. It is hard for a dog to LEARN with other dogs around, so that is why you separate them for the learning stage!

    Mechelle Reply:

    I have 6 Rottweilers and they all do there thing when out playing and once they have been trained to come, they should only come when there name is called. The other dogs only look at me to see which name I will be calling out. I like using one syllable word for example “Tori Kennel” and she comes and goes right into her kennel. Make sure you reward for response.

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    barbara Reply:

    How do you get your rottweilers to listen so they can learn to come? I have one and she is almost 2. We have had her for 6 months, have done no formal training, but she barks every time there is a noise or someone walking outside. She also has moments of racing through the house and jumping on every piece of furniture in the rooms. We have had to resort to calming pills which I really don’t want to continue. i did forget to say she is mixed and we thing her other part is pit bull. She is very sweet when she is still and lives pretty nicely with our other dog which is a Papillion. Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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    Minette Reply:

    Formal training is a must!!! Even if you do it yourself, your dog needs to learn obedience!!!

    How much exercise is she getting? My guess is not much if she is resulting to furniture jumping. She does this because she is bored and it is fun. If you took her running, or have her pull a tire around the yard, or took her swimming she would be too tired to do this and you wouldn’t need pills.

    She needs mental stimulation and physical exercise in order to be happy!

  3. Cindi says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this video as well as the others. I’m sure glad you mentioned about not having to feed him later on. I was wondering about that! lol

    Chet, your son and Bower are so beautiful.
    Also, I have a farm with a creek. Our creek looks very simular to the one you have there. So this is a great idea. Like you said, many distractions.

    Also, I have a rural road, with quite a bit of traffic. We have to cross the road in order to get down to the farm field and the creek. I will use what I have been learning (with your help) to teach our puppy Dakota (golden retriever–just about 4 months) to listen when crossing. The most important thing he needs to know, is to STAY –when I say Dakota Stay.
    I have been training him on a leash for the road crossing, because I feel it is too dangerous to try it without one.

    If you have any ideas that can help me with this particular issue, please know that I gladly and greatfully welcome them.

    Again, thanks for sharing your knowledge about training. It’s very much appreciated!

    Enjoy your day!

    ~ Cindi

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    Linda Reply:

    I only am having a barking problem. When someone comes over even if he knows them he will not stop barking until his is so tired. So nobody wants to come in the house

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    shannon bundy Reply:

    hi,i got a 8 month old pit bull.Everytime when we come in the house my dog kept on barking and jumping up on us and he wont be quiet and he likes to play bite and it hurts.Im trying to train him cos i never train a dog before so i dont know what to do.

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    Ruth Reply:

    I am having a barking problem. When someone comes over even if she knows them she will not stop barking. We recently got her from the SPCA. She is a 7 yr old shih tzu cross. She is very well behaved except for the barking problem. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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    William Reply:

    I have a min. schnauzer & he does everything I ask him, he is five years old & I have had him for six months, but if he sees another dog or person when we are out he just barks & barks & tries to get at them quite aggressively, he is very anti-social, but at home he is so good & loving & we think the world of him. Can you help please.
    Yours Sincerely
    William Thomas.

    Lorinda Reply:

    Sounds like you have a high-energy situation when you have visitors, or even before. Before you get visitores, train your dog to lie peacefully on the floor by giving him a treat when he does so. Choose a command such as “lay down” and say it every time you get him to do so and give him a treat. Ignore or turn your back if he jumps or begs. Unrewarded behaviour will eventually disappear. Even pushing him away or yelling is a reward of sorts, attention. So be quiet yourself if you expect peace in return. You will need to work on “lay down” considerably before your next visitors. Then when you have guests, advise them to turn their backs, no eye contact, no speech, no touch until the dog settles down. Then get him to “lay down” and treat. You may have to practice this for a while before it sinks in, but keep on and don’t give up- the reward will be fantastic. Eventually you won’t need a treat, just “good dog” will do.

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  4. You are 100% right. I love “The Power of Cheese.” So true. When handlers are generous with the extra yummy treats, coming when called is easy as pie.

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  5. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for sharing that. That video helped me a lot. I was making some of the mistakes you mentioned on the video and now I understand why I have so many poblems with my dogs. We have three dogs and only one of them is fully trained and can be walked off the leash. I also have a golden retriever who is a year and a half now and a jack russell who will be six next month. The jack russell is the hardest one to train but your videos will be very helpful. I definately want to buy your training dvd, will you be having more DVD’s made or is it only downloadable from now on? Thanks again, finally it seems like there is a good dog trainer out there 🙂

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  6. Chantelle says:

    I totally agree with this type of programming however what do you do if your dog is not food motivated? My dog Jack (lab/american eskimo cross) is not food motivated at all. Even when I offer him cheese he comes slowly and sniffs it and then takes it with the tips of his teeth to drop it on the floor again. Sometimes he eats it sometimes his sister gets to it Quick! It’s been a challange training him.

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    Morgan Reply:

    Giving him something else such as a toy or just plain petting him would work out, I think.

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    Colleen Reply:

    Try doing training session before you feed him. If you leave a free feeder down then try taking it up for a day. Feed him in the morning, what he leaves behind, don’t leave for him to go back to. In the afternoon/evening, do your training session using super yummy treats (some people think kibble is a treat, your dog knows better), and then offer his dinner after the training session is over. His hunger will help keep him focused because not only does he want the treat, but he is hungry for them.

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    Elizabeth Reply:

    In one dog training class, we used hotdogs that were sliced up and fried. I kept them in the refrigerator after they were cooked. Dogs love em!

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  7. Momoko says:

    I don’t have the problem with giving them treats except when I’m competing with poop. Seems that both my dogs like to eat their own or another dog’s poop and I constantly have to give the command “leave it” and offer a treat. Sometimes the treat works and other times they still want to go for the poo, then I have to drag them away from the poo. My one, the Corgi likes to go when I’m not watching and tries to sneak eat it. When we go to the park, my GSP sometimes goes around the field looking to eat poo. It’s easier to control the poo eating at home because I can pick it up, but not at the park so much. My husband doesn’t buy into the positive reinforcement stuff as much as I do, so he thinks I’m just wasting my time with the treats.

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    Dori Neu Reply:

    Hi … this problem is called Coprophagia There are many things on the market that will discourage this habit … What they do is add ingredients to the dogs diet that will not taste good if they try to ingest it a 2nd time …

    You can do a search on Coprophagia to learn more about it and to research the possible products to use. The one we use is “Dis-Taste®” and it is sold by Drsfostersmith.com

    Hope this is helpful.

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    Carolyn Reply:

    My vet suggested feeding them some pineapple with their food. It doesn’t taste good to them the second time. Something in the enzymes?

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    jennifer Reply:

    my dog did that and i gave her pinapple and it worked for me it makes there poop smell so they don’t want to eat it. I hope it workes for you.

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    John Reply:

    canned pumpkin! Dogs like the taste the first time, but definitely not after “processing”. try 2-4 tablespoons added to food. Just make sure you’re also feeding your dogs a high quality dog food and that they’re not missing any nutrients. My sister, who’s had 25+ years experience as a vet-tech recommended this remedy. good luck!

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    Janice Reply:

    This problem can also be caused by the dog not getting the required nutrition. If you are not currently feeding a high quality food, you might want to consider changing their diet to see if this helps. Blue Buffalo is an excellent food, with all of the proper nutritional requirments. I hope this helps you. Good luck!!

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    Patricia Reply:

    I read that dogs eat their poop because there are enzymes in it from their digestive tract, and by eating the poop it gives the enzymes back to them. Dog food doesn’t make much of a difference in this. Using the pineapple or some of the other products is the best way. Good luck!

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    Karen Reply:

    I have a nearly 2-year old German Short-Haired Pointer and a 4+ year old Pomeranian (he was my son’s dog, but his landlord told him the Pom had to go, so we “adopted” him). Neither of these dogs is interested in eating their own poop, but they both have a fascination with eating my cats’ poop (I have two cats — a 17-year old who is no longer able to make it to the litter pan and a 3 year old who’s very good about using the litter pan). Any suggestions on how to get the dogs to stop this gross habit? “Leave it” doesn’t work. Thanks!

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  8. Shereen says:

    I just got a akc golden who turned 8 weeks today. I want a companion in my studio and to take daily walk(s) with. I can’t wait to train him to his full potential .

    Thank you

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    George Reply:

    Hi I have a 5 year old Boxer she is afraid of everything & everyone a mouse ran across the floor she jumped on the sofa and cried like a little woman. Stayed there till I caught it .Will growl at everyone except me (who she is extremely protective).
    My main problem is her insecurity she will only defecates in the house .I love her to death never scolded her ,beat hit or miss handled her since I got her at 10 weeks old.
    She came from Germany on a 20+ hour flight and been this way since day one. Spoke with other behaviorist,vets. Boxer breeders and try all there suggestions still nothing as far as results just frustration on my part!
    So Please give me some help here if you can. Please no canned answers I have heard them all please give me your honest educated oppion on the subject Thank you, Also she was recently Diagnosed with Stage II Mast Cell Tumor Cancer and if I am lucky we will enjoy 5 more years together so please help me make them more enjoyable for her and I.
    Thank You
    George

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    m foster Reply:

    I did the same thing for the same reasons, and got a GSD. She’s 9 months now and I love walking with her and the settled companionship in the house. She has plenty of energy and that was a disaster in the beginning (10 weeks on) but with concentrated training she is great and is even now getting along with my other small dog and cat. We still get excited but it’s manageable.

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  9. Beth Droskin says:

    I am now a certified dog trainer, but have a question on how to get the dog to come when they are older and now living a country/rural enviroment.

    We were ok until we moved out here. Any suggestions?
    I really enjoyed your video, thanks for sharing this with me.

    Thank you
    Beth

    PS. we are also working on boundery training

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    Vicki Reply:

    Beth,i am a trainer too. and the first thing you need the dog to do is focus on you. you need to train him to watch you and everything you do.Then when you take him out for walks don’t walk in a straight line’ go thirty or so feet then turn and go thirty feet in the other direction.walk twenty feet then stop.turn around and walk ten feet or so then stop again.make him begin to watch you to see what your going to do next. you see what I am getting at? this will become a habit for him to follow you and focus on you.when this is ingrained in him he will follow you where ever you go.or come to you when called. try it. it really works!Be patient.I hope this helps.

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    Elly Reply:

    Hi Vicki (and Chet!)
    I have an ex racer greyhound. Beau is nearly 3 and was in a rescue centre some months before I got him. In the home, he has perfect recall. I also take him to an outside basketball court that is fully enclosed, again perfect recall. But in a field or the woods, as soon as he’s off the leash, he’s gone and does not look back at all regardless of what treats I have on me. Once he’s had his fun he will find any person and expect them to get him back to me (which generally happens, reinforcing the behaviour!) Last night he slipped his collar and was gone – I searched 3 hours. The local dog warden returned him to me. Apparently he was found in a pub and he would have had to cross 3 very busy roads to get there! How do you train recall when freedom is such a distraction that the dog won’t even look back to see you changing direction in an attempt to get him to follow?

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    Lorinda Reply:

    Hi, I know a little bit about dogs….greyhounds are ‘sight hounds’, which means they will run after anything they see. They can’t help it, that’s what they’ve been bred to do. Unfortunately, it is very hard to retrain them to do otherwise. You could try a long lead, 30-50 ft. and use it to reel him back if he doesn’t want to come. He should get used to returning to you for a treat in spite of the distractions. Fit him with a halter so he doesn’t slip out. Good luck.

  10. Lata M Ramunny says:

    Chet,
    I have read each of your mail many times. Makes sense to me and enjoy this subject- I should say its my passion! I grew up with animals at home. Both my sons have a Golden Retriever 3 years old-male. They are well trained. Spark is friendly and enjoys kids, he is fit and active, thats because my elder son has a 2 year old toddler. My younger son is not an outdoor person, so Rugby is lazy and not as fit. The only problem he barks when we return from work-late hours, or when we take him for his stroll. They both have real solid barks. Since my younger son and I live together at present in a flat it can be very challenging- should we be evicted! My younger son is travelling next month and has promised to get me your DVDs for X’mas. I am patiently waiting.
    Thank you
    Lata

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  11. Pam Munley says:

    I can not watch any of your videos. There is no where to click to begin. At the bottom of the picture it always says “stopped”.

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  12. Thilina says:

    its real nice

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    Mweta Reply:

    your right I also do like it

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  13. Maureen Caparso says:

    I don’t have a home computer. Are DVD’s available?

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  14. Amity says:

    Hi Chet,
    I purchased your system and have been having quite a bit of success with it. I have 2 bolder collies that love to jump fences. We live in a rental property so can’t raise the height of the fence. The reward of chasing cars is far greater than food. It is very nerve raking having them in the yard. How can I teach them to come every time now they have learnt this bad habit? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Amity

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  15. Jacki says:

    Hey – these vids are a great idea but please bear in mind some of us poor sods still have slow dialup connections and it takes so long to get through just your intro talking about hayfever tablets and John Deer equipment that I had to give up on trying to watch the actual useful bits.
    Thanks.

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    Mary Reply:

    Why not download them and copy them yourself…its fast and an easy way to combat slow dial up…

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    Jacki Reply:

    Would love to. How do I download them?

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  16. sapna says:

    hi

    i am not able 2 see any of ur videos clearly
    so pl send me a clear n specific one
    thx

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  17. Jelena says:

    I downloaded the flash and I still cant see all video (only this) it runs 10 seconds and stops can you e-mail me again this video because i have this BIG problem with my dog. Thank you.

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  18. Paula says:

    I was not able to see video it gets cut off right when you call him from the water. I would liek to be able to watch this. What can I do?

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  19. dave says:

    I also cannot get past where you call the dog from the bridge. The video locks up every single time either there or earlier in the recording. I have also installed the latest version of the player, and it still freezes at that point. I purchased your set. Perhaps this is also covered in it, but it would be very nice to have this, as the main reason for purchasing your instruction set is to learn how to get our dog to come to us. Thank you.

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  21. Lori Peterson says:

    I am primarily working with a 10 month old Doberman who is very intelligent. I am able to keep his attention in the house, pretty well. When we are outside, he does okay only if we are alone. His focus on my other dogs is so intense, it is as though I don’t exist. How do I get him to remain focused on my commands?

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  22. Rosie Terrien says:

    Hello and thank you for your training videos. I have an 8 mo. old lab. She is a very kind, patient and funny dog, but she is very exuberant. 1) She jumps up quite a bit, either on everyone or the tables, and its from the front and back she does it. I tell her off and she does but she’ll just go back to doing it again. I did see one of your lessons that advises to try to grab her feet and hold them up when she would jump on me, so I will try that. I don’t have any glass that she can see me when I enter the house as you also suggested. 2) How do I get her to calm down? I try to sit on the couch with her but she climbs all over me – I feel that I’m her toy. When she does sit/lay down, she brings up her head fast and has hit me several times in the face which hurts. The same is true when she sees me and runs to me and jumps up. I’ve shown her the hand signal to sit. I’ve become leery of bending down to pet & praise her as I’ve also gotten hit in the face that way too. 3) She all of a sudden runs around my living room crazily and is hard to make stop. 4) And in trying to walk her on a leash is hard because she continues to grab it with her mouth and jumps up constantly. I’ve tried spraying it with bitter taste but she still puts it into her mouth. I can get her to sit and lay down with a verbal and hand signal but not for long. Do you have any videos/suggestions on any of these areas? I will continue to incorporating your lessions as well as I think I can ask her to respond. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Regards.

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    bailey Reply:

    sounds to me that you have trained her but when she doesn’t stay for long it’s only because she has an excess amount of energy to burn………………..two things…..a psychological challenge burns energy just like exercise (the brain consumes 1/3 of caloric intake) ………….2) it is easier to challenge the brain once the dog has exercised………if you can’t walk her conventionally, put her on a treadmill for 10 minutes. The treadmill will drain her excess energy physically and psychologically and it will be quick! do this 3 times a week minimum and follow up after the exercise getting her to sit in one spot and gradually extend the time she must stay in one spot.
    Once the dog knows you are consistent with her she will obey everything because consistency is love and dogs want to please their owners above all.
    I just purchased a second hand treadmill for $60.00.

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    Colleen Reply:

    and craig’s list could score one for cheaper or even free from your area.

    Is this activity similar to swimming for a dog? Does it come natually to walk the pace of the treadmill if done early? I have seen dogs do this and always wondered how handlers train this activity. I live in Chicago so winter activity is brutal outdoors. I would love to have this as an option to keep our puppy more active than our seniors were able.

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    Adri Reply:

    Have seen two of your videos and love them. Just got myself a Blue boerboel and at 4 months he already weighs 15kg and his height is above my knees. He is going to be a big boy so he needs serious training every day. Only got him on Sunday afternoon and he already goes to his mat and knows the word no but he can knock me to the ground when he is excited.

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  23. Jean Miller says:

    I really loved your video where your dog comes back to you I have a 7 month old white german shepherd he is a good puppy the only thing is when I let him off the leash he does not come back to me so this video has given me some hope I will try him down the park until I get it right thank you

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  24. AudreyLynne says:

    Both “Lilly” and I are more then loving your “dogtraining”
    I can’t even believe that I was about ready to ship my dog off, to let somebody else train her. Everyday, not only is she/We learning, but we are growing so much closer and I am enjoying her so much more. Every step of the way, you hit the nail on the head, even before I could have a question, You are directing the issue and Well, Bless you for leading me to having not only the perfect dog, But the Perfect relationship with her.

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  25. Robert Weir says:

    Chet,
    I never heard of using cheese to train a dog (Yellow Lab)but you can rest assure that I’m going to try it.You really give good training lessons.I’m glad to see that you keep saying,DON’T BEAT YOU DOG can’t stand people that do,I am going to try the cheese tho,I’m sure that he will love a different treat.

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  26. Helen Harris says:

    Hi Chet, after watching the video, I tried it with my 11 week old MaltesexShih-tzuxJack Russell, and she got the concept really quickly. I am now getting my husband to distract her (Penny) and I go away out of sight and call her, and she comes straight away. Needs more work, but I can already see the benefits. Am putting your suggestions towork, and getting results. Thanks again, Helen.

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  27. Carol says:

    This is all very helpful but how do you stop your cockatoo from chasing and biting your chocolate lab? The lab is great and takes it but one day I will have to take her in for stitches. All I do now is say the birds coming and she runs from the room. Thanks.

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  28. Tina Quinn says:

    Chet

    Thank you for this fantastic video. I continually tell my students that the value of the reward for coming away from distractions must be of very high quality. I have three dogs, all of them think running free in areas with water is the bees knees to rewards and to get them to “Come” is no problem at all as I do as you recommend reward with extremely high quality rewards and yes cheese is one of them. I also don’t just give one treat, if my dogs have come away from chasing the ducks or swimming they get great rewards (some times even 10 small treats). I am now at the stage that I do not always have to reward with food, praise or just letting them go again is enough for them,but I often throw in a reward of food as my dogs are very food motivated.

    I only have one problem with viewing your videos, is that they do not run continuously, I am not sure if it is my connection or what.

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  29. tina says:

    i really enjoy your videos i have an 8 week old doberman puppy ihope i can do a good job with her can you tell me how to keep her in her own yard if it is not fenced in please help thank you

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    Marlene Reply:

    When I have taught puppies to stay in he yard, I usually get help from other family members. One person is selected to stay in the yard to call the puppy and just have fun with it and love it. The others are outside the yard boundaries. When the dog crosses the boundary line, a person from the outside claps their hands and says “No”. The person in the yard calls them immediately and loves them for coming. We usually trade places so the dog understands that it is being rewarded for staying in the yard–not just loved by one person only.

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  30. Anthony Roach says:

    I am really enjoying these techniques for training dogs. I am truly interested in purchasing your program.

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  31. shalini says:

    hi chet ..i really enjoyed the videos.i am living in india . i am having a 5 months puppy called timpu.it respect to some of my commands but once i take him to bath it goes against like a street dog. keep on barking .so i just tied up until it take a complete bath.i can’t take him out with out chain.he all of sudden run and cant put him under my control .some time he do this sort of thing inside d house it s highly difficult to stop.after a while it comes to normally playful .so what sort of raining should i give.
    is there any videos for it. plz help me.

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  32. connie says:

    hallo Chet
    Thank you for the video
    I´have á german schäferhund, She is 2 years old, mostly very good and obeys quite vel. But she loves to run after sheeps, and in ICeland are á lot of sheeps. At summertíme i love to go for long walks in the montains, with my 3 dogs. the German Schäffer and my 2 icelandic sheepdogs. If the schäffer finds the smell of sheeps she runs away and doesnt think about food or something. My icelandic dogs come back immetantly if I call them. This I quite á Problem for my, because I am forceð to have she on á lead and this is sometimes á problem when we are champing and so on. I dreitto give her sauasage or dried fish that she love, but the sheeps are intresst fact nr.1

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  33. Nancy says:

    Hi Chet, Really enjoying your videos. I’m sure they will help a lot with my 4 year old Lhasa Apso. I got her when she was 2 and already had a few bad habits but with training (and treateing her like a dog instead of a person) she’s becoming much easier to be with. To the person who’s dog eat their poop. Try feeding it pumpkin or meat tenderizer with their food. it helps them digest better so their poop doesn’t taste so yummy (from their veiwpoint)

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    Mweta Reply:

    hey chet!your really helping alot of people to take control of their dogs as for I am just getting started with my two seven month old german sherphad,hope they get to understand me.

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    shannon bundy Reply:

    hi,i got a 8 month old pit bull he always likes to eat poop and i been trying to get him stop and he wouldnt stop.I told him if u keep eating poop u get worms so he didnt listen he had worms so i give him worm medicine cos my other dog got worms.So i didnt know how to get him stopfrom eating it.So i seen this site and i saw ppl said wht to do so im going to try it and see if that helps.

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    Mike scott Reply:

    Hiya I’m mike from Portsmouth, England, we have a 14 week old staffy (stan) who is generally quite good but he is at the nipping, biting, barking/growling stage and tho he is only a pup it can be quite frightening. I’ve wanted to download the videos etc but am unable to because I need the flash player but my iPhone doesn’t support this. It’s very frustrating. Can anyone help?

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  34. ellie says:

    Finally someone with some common sense would you come to someone who smacks you when you come. I have used this method on all my dogs and it works everytime. However i have a question to ask, we live on 5acres and it is wonderful for us and the dogs they go swimming in the dam every day. My problem is this my golden retriever who is 4 years old loves to bark and whenever we get new neighbours, with horses, he cant help himself he runs full belt at the fence and barks what happens is this he barks I go after him and call him he comes back straght away so you cant chastize or smack and i swear i dont smack anyway. What would you suggest .Ellie

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  35. Debby says:

    I share many of your theories; but I am just beginning to use the clicker to reinfore what behavior I want from them…I have crossover dogs…3 year old australian kelpies. I have trained them in herding, rally/obedience and agility for 2 yrs. I find loving your dogs rewards you in the respect you gain from them. I use turkey dogs and cut them into very small pieces similiar to cheese treats. Have just started watching the videos…Yes what dog wouldn’t enjoy the surrounding you have provided. However, the majority of us may live in suburbs where dog parks are abundant and limit land for running. I am working on stay….so crucial in everything and the dogs not crowding and greeting visitors when they arrive at the door. Keeping them focused on me…is a big issue…any suggestions would be helpful. I work them only 5-8 mins with the clicker at this time. Teaching “click” is fun. I hope to also work on retrieve in the future. No problems with the videos so far.

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  36. Lorrie says:

    Great video , it does work but with my 9 month great dane it don’t , when she desides to go barking at people thats it I’m not even around no matter what I try to get her to calm down and come back to me its just a game for her. It’s getting dangerous now cause she runs into the street aswell and with summer here more people pass by and with her size I’m afraide that someone will get hurt and I’ll have to put her down … would you have any sugestions???

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  37. Zuli Jarrett says:

    Chet, You are wonderful for posting these tips! Using this technique has worked well with my 3 month old chocolate lab. I want to start walking him without a leash when we go hiking, and it looks like may be possible! Thank you 🙂

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  38. Jessika says:

    Thank you so much for the video I have had some trouble getting my puppy to come. Now I know whylol thanks. I will be using this technique

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  39. Ferdinand says:

    Thanks for the great video. Am getting to learn some tips that i did not consider important when conducting dog training. For instance putting the dog under different set-ups and checking the level of obedience to some commands. Thank very much for such innovate approaches.

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  40. tricia says:

    Hi Chet,

    I just got a springador and she is a lovley wee thing the only problem i have at the moment is sometime she will go outside to toilet and sometime in house can you help me please.

    Thanks Tricia

    PS, Cant wait to try your technices

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  41. Theresa says:

    Chet,
    What do you do if your dog is too treat motivated. My 6 month old lab mix will not leave my side if he knows I have any type of treat.

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  42. andy says:

    thank you very much for this tip. It is working with my dog.

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  43. Marilyn Cook says:

    Dogs have always been a part of my life and, luckily, they all have been “keepers”. The newest is a Basset 5 month old boy and I also have a 3 yr old Chihuahua boy. Since getting your system, I have to tell you that within hours, the puppy learned much more than I would have expected, not using your method. Does that make sense? I’ve recommended your system, already, and it hasn’t even been a week. Both of my dogs are healthy, happy, and so much fun to interact with. Thank you for your work, and you have a wonderful personality. Too many people aren’t educated in the right way, therefore, we get abused animals, never bad dogs, only bad dog owners. I look forward to any and all of your video tips, and letters.

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  44. Jennifer says:

    Hi, I am so ready to spend the money on purchasing your product but NOT if the only way to get it is downloading it. The samples you have don’t play well at all. I notice I am not the only one who feels this way. Sounds like you have a great product but are limiting your sales with your distribution.

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    Chet Reply:

    Which course are you referring to?

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  45. emma caldicott says:

    i cannot watch this video, it will not download properly. is there anywhere else i can get this video?

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  46. Joann Gainey says:

    I have to agree with othes, the quality of the product is great in what you do however the web advice you have is obviously terrible. I have the latest version of Adobe lFash but it is not reliable at its best, and trying to watch these videos takes an hour to see your seven minute video-moerover the materisal is so dijointed by theinterruptions that it is basically incomprehisible…I have to really focus to rmember what it all about–just imagine 7 minutes of relavant material in an hour os sitting in a car or on the porch and and anticipating something to come –misery at the least.

    I will purchase, withut question, when it is clear that I will be buying a product that works for me elaecronically.

    PLus–please make this text in the reply bix larger–how can i give decentt feedback if i cant see the material that I have written and correct the errors?

    Joann

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  47. Wendy Allison says:

    Hi Chet, I have a 3 year old pit bull, who’s very intelligent. She’s learned so much just from my reactions. I agree with your concept of never ever smacking or hurting an animal. What I can’t train her to do, however, is NOT jump on my guests when they visit. She sees me hug my visitors and thinks she can do the same. While thats actually really cute, in a way, they don’t share the same sentiments. How do i get her to not greet my visitors with quite so much love??

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  48. Loan Chung says:

    Chet, I would like to buy your video but I dont want it in eBook form.

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  49. irene hogan says:

    please contact me re.. hundreds of dollars taken from my account.I have NOT aggred to any thing other than the first 40 something dollars to sign up. My card is no longer valid so dont bother to try again.If this is a mistake please let me know so we can clear it up.

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  50. Ann-Marie Bruce Sahlberg says:

    Hi!

    I have two Sibirian Huskey girls who is 8 month old. I did what you shown at the video, but now they start to run away for very long turns.I have to go home and pick up my car and hope to find them. What can I do?

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  51. Edward Strydom says:

    Hi Chet
    Thanks ,cool video will make use of this.

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  52. Name says:

    Hi Chet
    I have a 14 wk old pup and she is getting the hang of this method
    Thank you so much!

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  53. Gloria Morales says:

    Hi, I am from Mexico and we’ve had dogs before, but recently we got a Chihuahua and we’re having quite a hard time house breaking it. Plus she would go on top of beds to pee, jump on the table to eat the food there, etc. etc. I started to see your videos and I’m putting them into practice. We started to leave the dog outside in the backyard while I went to work, and brought it in while I was home, and we have been watching everywhere she goes. She’s behaving better now. Love your videos, and looking forward to all the ones I get. Thank you.

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  54. Ashlee says:

    Hey Chet,
    I have a Great Pyrennes puppy. She is now 4 months old and growing like a wild fire. I have been watching your videos and using the mwith her and they are definetly helping. I’m excited that I found something that really works, cause she is going to be a huge dog, and probably would be hard to train if I waited until she was full grown.
    Thankyou for spending the time on these videos.

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    Karin Reply:

    I have a new Great Pyrs puppy that is 15 weeks old. How is your dog now? Just curious if you have any good suggestions. Thank you.

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  55. Jay says:

    Hey Chet:
    Can you use something else like meat to call the dog… I mean like why do you use cheese?

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    dori Reply:

    Use anything your dog loves. My gsd has food allergies and gets potatoes (nuked a few minutes to soften) and they are ” doggy crack ” to both her and my new pup.

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    Patti Reply:

    Be careful NOT to give them potatoes with the SKIN on them. Potatoes are from the nightshade plant family and are TOXIC to dogs!

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  56. jonathan says:

    All of your videos are awesome. I have a 2 year old austrialian sheppard pointer mix. He is a very smart dog. He loves water. His name is Trip. When Trip was only 6 months old i took him out to a friends ranch whom has lots of cattle. Instantly trip saw a baby calf all by him self about 200ft away from the rest of the herd. he ran over to the calf and circled him nipping on his hind legs and moved the calf to the herd. I was just standing there in disbelief and concerned for trips safety. After he got the calf to the herd he ran back to me and ran off the dock straight into the pond and swam around. AWESOME!!!! The only two problems i have with him is 1. Jumping on people because he is so excited and loving. 2. Barking when someone pulls up or next door. I WILL BE USING ALL OF YOUR TRAINING METHODS AND PURCHASEING YOUR PACKAGE.

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  57. Diana says:

    I love your videos. I have three dogs, all Cocker Spaniels. I just got one of them and she was allowed to run wild for at least a year. It scares me that she doesn’t like any of the treats that I provide for her, so teaching her to come is hard. I cant wait to get home and try the cheese. Are you talking about cheese snacks or real cheese from the fridge? Im afraid because she likes to follow my husband, son and I to the end of our driveway, and she has gone in the road a couple of times. Thanks for offering the videos though, they are very helpful. I have asked for your Training Video for Christmas.

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  58. Badelisile says:

    I have a year old cocky spaniel,
    1.He just likes to jump to people and he doesn’t stop unless I threaten him.
    2.How do I get him to respond when I call him
    3.He would chew the leash when i try to take him for a walk
    4.He chews my sunday newspaper

    How do I purchase your video, I’m in South Africa though..

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  59. Lois Hansen says:

    Chet,

    I have a 4 month blue Great Dane (female). She was the smallest in a litter of 12. I thought that would mean a submissive and timid dog. Not so. This one must have stood up to all her brothers.
    I was sold on clicker training years ago with my other Danes and was happy to see you agree.
    We have a large house with many doors to the outside. However, I was able to get Sky to ‘ring the bell’ within 20 minutes of training. I can’t tell you how much that has helped us.
    I will be starting on getting her to come as soon as the sun comes up.
    She is a quick study and very smart – so I am trying to be careful not to show her any ‘bad’ reactions that will stay with her.
    Looking forward to raising this girl with your help and guidance.
    Lois Hansen

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  60. Wendy says:

    Henry is a 12 month old Lagotto (Italian Gun Dog). He is lovely dog with a great temperament. We’ve successfully trained him to sit, stay, drop and heal. He pulls on the lead a bit, but we’re working on that and making progress. We love to take him off lead for a run in the park or on the beach and he loves to swim and have a wonderful time. BUT…when we call him, he does sort of respond and comes running back to us, but most of the time, he just keeps on running and bolts past us with a look of shear joy on his face! This goes on for hours until he finally gets tired or we manage to corner him somehow. Not sure when to praise him after he’s given us the run around. I feel like whacking him instead! We just hope one day he starts to get the idea. Any advice?

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  61. Cristina says:

    I have 2 dogs, a Siberian Husky 3 years old and a Black Russian Terrier 4 months old.
    I trained the husky with treats, and had quite some achievements. Now, without “treats” – different story…. It is very well behaved as far as the house rules and was housebroken by 3 months (and all of this was accomplished without rewards, since those are rules), BUT, doesn’t really follow any command (come, sit, etc) unless accompanied by treats – or makes sense to him.

    I do not want to repeat the same mistake with the little one – which will grow big. I doubt that “trained dog” means that I have to carry a bag of treats when I walk the dogs. I need the dogs to come when called also when the park fun it’s over. They are all over me when I touch the leash to go out – I don’t even need to call them.

    And since they get it so fast and accurate with treats, what is the amount of work and time to get the results without treats?

    Here is where your expertise can help….

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    Doreen Reply:

    Sorry I hit the wrong site and it said I was going to be omited from the site, I do what to continue to receive videos I’m enjoying them so much I have a four mo. old Yorkie Poo she is so good in learning , thank you so much for the videos. Please don’t stop sending them. Doreen

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    Rachel Reply:

    When using treats, remember, at first, use them all the time. Be consistent. That is the number one word in training, consistency. After your dog “gets it”, start to randomly reward. Not ever other time, but really random, like maybe, the second, next time the third, next time, the first, mix it up. Your dog will try Harder to get that treat! And, if the dog does exceptionally well, double the treat, a winner for the dog. The principle works like this: … do you know the casinos, how people go to the slot machines and drop their coins down the slot, pull the handle and hope to win? You know this, right. Well, even if they don’t win, they know the money is in there, they know they can win, so they try harder. If they win a few dollars, a clang of coins comes dropping out, making noise, they scoop it up and feel that the next time they pull that handle, it will be the really big win!! So they keep on pulling that handle after dropping their coins in the slot. It’s the possibility of a win, the expectation that there is a win, that keeps this game going. Same with the dog. Once he knows that if he does what you want, he gets a reward. Remember the slots in the casinos and try this. It always works. I am a professional dog training, like Cesaer Millan. It’s ALL COMMON SENSE, IF YOU KNOW HOW DOGS THINK !!!!!

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  62. Moe Tarek says:

    Hi ,
    Well. you mentioned i shouldn’t yell at him when i call him if he did something wrong..what should i do then? Isnt that going to increase his bad attitude..whether wat he did ..
    And I ‘ve a golden retriever around 9 month ..sometimes he ignores what im saying around other ppl..which is very embarrassing lol and what if i dnt want my dog to wonder around like what if i was in the street i cant just let him go around like ur cute dog here there is some places i cant just let him run where he wants , do u kno what i mean?
    Thanks alot for ur videos and emails !! 😀

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  63. Bobbee Cera says:

    Love your method of teaching!!! I am now on my sixth Golden Retreiver. My
    newest one is Amber Eyes (6 months old). Wrote about my others in book published
    in 2008 titled “Wishbones and Miracles”, displayed at http://www.bobbeecera.com.

    The one problem I have with Amber is that she is gangley and all legs. When she
    tells me she has to go outside at 3 a.m. in the morning, she jumps on my head with those long legs and elbows, and wiggles her whole body. I call her Worm.

    Needless to say, sleep for me is difficult with this puppy elbowing me in the eye. I know she is telling me something, but do not know how to correct her,
    as she is doing something good. I am afraid if I reward her, I will never sleep again.

    Thank you, and I will purchase your great program. Bobbee Cera

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  64. Jan says:

    Hi, I have been working with assistance and therapy dogs for over three years and I have to agree with the use of cheese. I use string cheese cut in small bites and try to have it available for my Stella’s reward for her efforts. Unlike somne of the commercial treats, it is very reasonably priced and I know it is wholesome and reassured of its content. I really like your videos and must say, you have a great program. Thank you for being part of our daily life. Your techniques are awesome.

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  65. Ray Martin says:

    In the vidio you showed how the dog was responding to your call “come”, but you did not show how you got him to start coming, when you called.

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  66. Lilia says:

    Hi Chet,
    i absolutely love your trainning videos and techniques, works well on my new puppy Doberman, but my 5 year old dog needs retraining and struggles with the command “come”, great treats like fresh turkey does not encourage him mush, Any ideas?
    Lilia

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  67. Hi Chet, Thanks for the video it definitely will come in handy when me and my girlfriend get our Siberian Huskies next month. She actually has a 1 1/2 year old pitbull at her parents house that wasn’t trained that way and we have recently started taking her out a lot more to burn off her excess energy. She sometimes doesn’t come right away when she is off the leash and called to come but she is getting better with practice. It is hard to reward her for doing what we tell her because when we are outside all she wants to do is run around and play and she never eats any treats we try to give her. In this situation, how do we reward her like you suggested in this lesson?

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  68. richard mathers says:

    nice to see so many people enjoyed the video, but I got bored with it because it stopped and started so many times it took me 30 mins. to get to the end, and by then I had lost the the plot of what to do. I have google gold and adobe

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  69. kathy says:

    i am currently trying to potty train my mini dachshund. she is 6 months old. i have had her for about six weeks. it is winter and it is almost impossible to go out with her every time i send her out to do her business. Every time she is sent out she is told to go pee or poop. just when i think i am making headway she proves me wrong. it may be days between accidents. it seems like she doesn’t get the idea of why she has been put outside. Sometimes i put her out and when i let her come back in she will jump up on my lap and pee on my lap. what’s up with that? when she is put outside she is left outside for at least 10 minutes or longer. a few days ago she went to the door and actually barked. i was shocked thinking maybe she is getting it and had to go pee, so i put her out. well, yesterday she went over close to the door and peed on the rug. she has a bed that she lays in, out in the garage, when i leave. she will even pee in her bed even though she has the entire garage to use. she does have a crate that i use at night for her to sleep in. she won’t pee in that. i’ve even let her sleep in my bed with me a couple times and she won’t pee in the bed or at least she hasn’t peed in it yet. i’ve read that potty training this breed can be difficult. this is getting riciculous.

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    Rachel Reply:

    First of all, never let your dog sleep in your bed. Three reasons, sleeping at your level, with you, in your bed, means to the dog that you and he are equal. You do not want this. You are Alfa, the leader, and the second in the pack never sleeps with leader. Second, any ticks are fleas that are present can just mosy over to you and feed on you. ewww. And, any accidents, peeing or pooping… well, you do not want that happening on your mattress. You should provide a nice, cozy bed, near your bed where you dog in instructed to lay down, that is his bed. He will be fine with that. After all, you have to be and remain ALFA. Number ONE.
    He is not your equal, not the alfa. Remember that, never let them share your bed. It’s your turf, and their bed is their turf. He has to respect you and know that your his leader.

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  70. Gregorio Cruz says:

    Hi Chet, I watch your videos and I thing they’re very good,
    Do you have anything for a jack russell he is 18 months and is really hard to train, can you help me?

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  71. Caroline Fanning says:

    Thanks for the great video, your son and dog are fab! I have managed to teach my 14 week old german shephard to come when called, my big problem is to stop her jumping on my small grandchildren, she really hurts them when she knocks them down. Please help with this one

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  72. Sharon says:

    What kind of cheese do you use?

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  73. may posse says:

    I have a nearly five month old toy poodle called Pierre who absolutely ADORES cheese and I only give him low fat. God knows what he would be like if it was gorgonzola!! He is so funny when he smells it. First he leaps up and down like he had springs on his legs, then he sits, throws himself down, lifts his paw to shake ALL AT THE SAME TIME, and I can´t move for laughing. I have to wait until he calms down before we can get started on whatever we are going to do.
    Thanks so much for the letters and videos. Such a great help. We had him at the beach on a 20 foot lead running back and forward between my husband and I . We both ahd tiny bits of cheese to feed him. He was in seventh heaven. We did not have to call him after one time he realised we both had cheese so ran back and forward anyway. I´m not sure if that´s good or bad???

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  74. Kim says:

    I am interested in a training system that is DVD, not CD. Yours is CD, correct?

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  75. Sheri says:

    I was so glad to hear about not having to give the food treats for eternity. I have been trying to get an answer to this for quite some time. We are getting our Border Collie pup sometime in Aug. and I really want to have my ducks in a row from day one. I am finding the advice on these videos really useful.

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  76. Violet Scott says:

    Hi i just got my puppy but not one two!!!! Thats alot and sometimes they get mixed up with thier names but i incourage them to come ot thier own names. But i was just wondering if Turkey is also a good treat to use.

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    Minette Reply:

    Right now, depending on how old they are I would just be happy they are coming! Always treat for coming! I prefer lean chicken, like boiled chicken breast…Turkey is not as recommended!

    With two pups just make sure you spend individual time and separate them occasionally to develop individuality and all of their social skills!

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  77. Brooke Alpert says:

    Chet, please help! I need your videos so badly with housebreaking. But am using an iPad ( do not have a computer other than that) it does not have capability of adobe flash so I cannot view anything… Can you help ?

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  78. charan kaur says:

    Hi, Chet. I found a puppy and roughly he is about a month plus or so. I just want to know when can i start training the puppy actually. He is so tiny and playfull. He is not a branded breed.I guess he is just a local dog. But even now, what i like best in him is, that he barks and wants to go out to do his business. Shall i wait until he is a bit bigger?

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    Minette Reply:

    I recommend getting started as soon as possible with purely positive obedience, just praise him for doing things you like and things he is already doing i.e. sitting or laying down! It is never too young to start!

    Organizations that raise and train Service, Hearing and Guide Dogs start nearly as soon as they are born! Just start small and be patient!

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  79. Ken Southworth says:

    I recommend that you always call you dog using their name, and in a very positive and cheerful voice. Then he will say, Oh yes master what is it. Then put your emphasis on the command, not on the dogs nsme. Remember, it is a command, not a request. Doing it this way, you establish that you are in command, and your dog learns from the beginning that you are in charge. Think about this, Have you ever loved anyone that you did not respect? Of course, the answer is NO. That is why a dog will work great for one person, but ignores the next person, even if the other person is a member of the family.

    Side note: Be quick to correct when and if necessary, but be twice as quick to give lots of love when your dog responds to you command.

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  80. jeff bowen says:

    Can I view your training technique on how to get dogs to “Come” when called?

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  81. Jenice Stanton says:

    I have 2 6 month old puppies, Collie/Terrier mix. One is very loveable the other now is playing to domaint, wont let him have dog treats,growls everytime. I have been giving them chew bones at night because they are chewing my house up. Then she started growling at him, He just walks away and wont go near the bone. Now she is starting to do the same with the food bowl not all the time but some of the time. Not sure on how to stop the domiance.Just started your dog training program. Trying to train both at the same time. sit was easy, still having problems with the stay for a long period of time. Please help me

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  82. Fiona says:

    Thanks a million for that dog tip. Chili is already starting to poo and wee outside after his meals and I am not shouting at him. I can’t wait to try the cheese training to make him come. We are bringing him on holidays to the seaside as we have no-one to look after a 10 week old not housetrained jack russell, any tips?

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    rasha Reply:

    i have a golden retriever puppy and it’s age is 45 days and it is the first time to have a dog so i don’t know how to deal with him in many things like :
    1) to make toilete in a certain place
    2) to know his name
    3) to respect and obey me
    so please help me and send me your golden tricks

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  83. Ellen Frohriep says:

    I just posted this link to my facebook page. Your tricks are great!
    Thank you so much for your insightful techniques.
    Ellen

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  84. Ginette says:

    Hi Chet,
    I love the advices you give and always looking forward to hear what else you will share with us. There is one thing that leave me a little confuse. Not too long ago you said when you train your dogs, not to gave them a cookie or any other treats as a reward because they will expect it every time. In this one, you’re saying you used cheese to encourage him to come back. Isn’t it a bit contradicting? I have two Golden Lab, one will come with no problem whenever I call him and don’t expect any treats, just a good back rub and a good praise. The other one will come but drop his toy at my feet for me to throw and won’t stop barking and bouncing around until I do. What would you recommand for my “bouncy” one?

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  85. juanita benda says:

    hey chet ,
    thank you so much for your video’s
    it is awsome to see that your dog is listening so good to you.
    i hope that i can get my dog to lisitening to me that good.
    i have an 16 month old tibetan mastiff and she is not alwase responding on treats , she ia a very stubborn girl.
    but i am keep trying…. over and over again
    she only listens wen she wants to
    i hope my english is good , (i am from holland )

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  86. Carol says:

    Max our 4 year old Yorkie does not want us to leave. Separation anxiety. Also a poor rider in the car, afraid we might leave him in the car alone.

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  87. angelica says:

    I love your videos, I have a new puppy and I like this way of very loving and friendly training. Thanks. Angelica

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  88. Sharon Laurent says:

    I really enjoyed the video, i need a video that will teach me how to tearn my 13 week yorkie poo it has been so hard, my husband wants me to get rid of her help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  89. Ray says:

    Hey Chet,

    I have not purchased your vids yet but wanted to know if you have a system included in your set that would address training 2 untrained dogs at same time. JRT is yr old female and I have a Besenji/JRT mix, male that is 6 yrs old.

    Best regards,
    Ray

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    Minette Reply:

    When working with two dog I recommend separating them for training sessions in the beginning. It is hard for dogs to learn when there is another dog or distraction around and also when they are competing. Work them both on the same day, just put one up while you work with the other.

    Once they have the basic principles then you can put them together and work on their obedience as a team.

    I would never take 2 dogs (by myself) to obedience class nor would I hook two untrained dogs up to pull a sled or a bike. But I would teach them both individually the skills they need and then put them together and perfect their training!

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    elaine mura Reply:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have three dogs and I’ve been training them together. What a job. Interestingly, I managed to get a consistent sit out of them, and they are going to their crates inconsistently.

    My problem is toileting. Obviously, I need to take them all outside at the same time after they’ve been in their crates overnight. They are getting the idea – very slowly. How much time does it usually take to housebreak three dogs consistently. Another issue. I have a doggie door – but it’s downstairs and the dogs are kept upstairs where I really live. I can’t have them come downstairs and exit the doggie door – since they won’t unless I go outside and call them. When I lose sight of them for a moment or two, one (or two) of the dogs goes on the floor. Therefore, I am taking them out the human door so that I can keep an eye on them (with rewards for good behavior). How do I get them to understand the concept of a doggie door so that they don’t need me to go outside to do their business?

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  90. Ember Shapiro says:

    Chet,

    In the next month, my family and I will be moving into a new house, and once settled, bringing home a new lab/pit mix puppy. I am working on my Master’s degree in psychology and love that you support positive reinforcement. I enjoy your videos, plan to purchase your training program soon, and look forward to learning your techniques and developing a positive relationship with our new puppy. Keep up the good work, and kudos to you for helping so many people develop happy, healthy relationships with their dogs!

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  91. David says:

    I have three dogs. A 4yr Yorkie, 13yr Golden Retriever, and about a 8yr whatever dog. My question is, “Will these methods work if I did all things wrong so far? Due to their ages, is it too late to use your techniques? The Yorkie is the biggest problem because she is the inside dog but has never been house broken. I inherited this dog not of my choosing but the kids love her so getting rid of her is not going to happen anytime soon. Thanks for your assistance.

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  92. Edna Dross says:

    Can anyone recommend a link with more info about it?

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  93. Nieka says:

    Hello. I have an 11 week old Jack Russell, and boy is she a handful. I started training her with your mat technique using treats. She responded very well to them and was very obedient. She did seem very programmed when I wold say “On the mat Rory”, but it seems as if she is going to become dependant on the treats. Should I worry about this?

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  94. Judith Hutchison says:

    My 1-1/2 old Maltipoo has become quite agressive towards anyone who comes to our house, especially my 6 yr. old granddaughter. How can I stop this behavior?

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  95. Janet says:

    Chet,I think that your video’s are great and inspiring. I have a Malteese/Poodle and he bites walls,paint,wood chairs and picks up anything on the street. He did this since he was 4 months old and still does it. He is now 8 months old and still the same. I thought that after he was neutered he would calm down but no luck. I wish that I could break him of this unhealthy habit.Any suggestions?
    Janet

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  96. Crystalen says:

    I have a 5week old German & I have trained to whine to go outside & potty but, the only problem is…he only does it to poop not to pee. I know when he drinks water he has to go but, he holds it until he gets inside. What to do? Also, I know he’s teething & I have plenty of toys for him but, how do I get him to stop biting us? I have a three year old & I’m worried he mighty accidentally hurt my son.

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  97. dora says:

    thank you for all your videos, they are all so helpful.

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  98. daisy says:

    Chet.i think i have a bit of challenge for you. i purchase a boxer bull from pet smart. he was rescued as a pup when he was 5 months old. found on the street skinny beaten down and scared of people. im not really a dog person. i am a cat person. dont get me wrong i mean i like dogs, nothing against them i tried the dog thing and found they were noisy couldn’t get no sleep and always needing your attention. i am a cat person. cats are self maintained you leave their food bowl full of food and water. have a litter box. and you could actually leave for a couple of days and my house would not be a total wreck. i have had dogs before they would chew up my shoes every time i scolded them. i never hit my animals. i don’t like that. but anyway i have a problem with chance (that is the dog’s name) getting after my cats. i have 5 cats. i bottle raised them. rescued some from abandoned homes and people dropped them off on my door step. chance listens very well. he don’t poop in the house or pee. he wont attack my cats when i am around. he pretends to like them. but when i leave the room it is a different story. i cant trust him. i am going to try one more thing and me keeping this dog depends on you. he had my pregnant cat down today. and it took all i had from loosing my temper with him. i understand he was beaten that is why i didn’t hit him. but i did put a little bit of fear in him when i yelled at him….the whole time i was griping he just put his head down. he would look at me and put his head down.look at me put his head down. i know he knows it is wrong to attack the cats. he waits till i am not looking. today he started jumping on my dads dog. so i tested him. i started spending time with my cats. i haven’t spent time or even looked at them since i had chance. but as i was saying i spent some time with crystal. completely ignoring chance. i had chance tied to my computer chair with his leash. then i left the room. i did sneek a peek to see what was going on. he was watching crystal. then all of a sudden he jumped at her. i came in the door and yelled at him as loud as possible. well i don’t know if yelling is abusive. but to me that is the only thing left to do. i don’t know what to do.nothing works for him. he is smart. but he is the kind that waits till you turn your back to do something he is not suppose to do. i love chance don’t get me wrong..i had my cats for 9 years and down. so right now my love is higher for the cats. i know that seems unfair.. but sorry i just have had the time to grown onto chance yet. i enjoy the time i spend with him i really do….but this is not forgivable if he kills my cat…specially the one who is pregnant. she is carrying the kittens that belonged to my beloved cat….man i breed my cats for color…a solid white cat with orange ears and and orange tail…a solid white cat with black gray tabby strip spot on top of his head with blackish gray ears…great colors for a cat. i appreciate animals….but will not have them around me if they can’t get along with everything instead of attacking everything, before you know it the next thing is going to be human and i definately don’t want that to happened…thank you for your help…i can go on and on about this…but i am pretty sure you have other books to read oike this one lmao…..you take care…talk to you soon hopefull….bye now…be good and stay safe…..
    daisy

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    Cheryl Reply:

    Sorry ! to hear your issue with Chance.!
    It sounds to me you have your hand FULL with your cats.!!
    Maybe, Chance needs to be with someone who has more time for just HIM.
    I don’t mean this in a bad way ! There are some dogs out there and he sounds like one.. That NEED to be the ONLY pet in the house.
    Best of luck, for you and Chance.!
    P.S
    I too Love my Cats!! They are very comforting.
    I am luck that my 4 dogs get along with them.!!

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  99. I am just beginning the training process with my 10 week old sheltie. So far, so good.

    Have not been receiving your training sessions on my computer. Can you help me?

    Mary Ann Elsass

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  100. Glenn says:

    I am still receing anything on the chewing and digging problem I have. This shep/rotti mix is destroying everything he can get his teeth into. I rent this house and I am so tired of replacing the masonite siding and painting. He has also almost eaten his doghouse that I built a few months ago. Can he be stopped, or do I take him to the pound? He was housebroken as a pup, but I am so afraid to bring him in now, and it will soon be getting cold.

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  101. hector says:

    then what do you do when the dog some something bad how to do tell him its not right but at the same time not train him that coming to its owner is negitive

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  102. m says:

    I have 2 three year old labradors. I have a hard time getting them to come in from the backyard, as they seem to egg each other on. If one dog starts walking back to the house, the other gets in his way as if he’s saying “no, don’t listen!”. How can I fix this? I have tried to train them separate but they freak out whenever one gets to go out and the other has to stay in. That is also something I need help with…

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  103. Glenda says:

    I thought it was a Puppy which would had been alot better seeing how you trained a puppy VS. adult

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  104. Becky says:

    Got a problem now that the rain has come. My 2 dogs rat terrior and lapso are potty in the house instead of going out the doggy door to the back yard. Now and then they would have accidents but now it is “don’t want to get wet.” My floors get mopped more often and sweeping up one to many turds. Luckly enough I can distingquish who pooped and pee. The terrior has small turds and a tiny puddle. I call Katie and Marley to me and the girls come running, I then say “Who potty on the floor?” The one who did droops her head and goes into another room. The other one has that “Not me look.” I always tell them potty outside, NOT in the house and they will both go out the door and sniff around if its not raining. Other than that they are pretty good little girls. What can I do to get them to return to going outdoors to relieve themselves?

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  105. CJ says:

    Living in Wisconsin cheese is part of our daily diet, but how much is too much for a dog (golden retriever puppy 14 weeks)? I went home at lunchtime today to try the cheese “training” treats and was amazed at the attentive response I got from our pup! Won’t this response to cheese wear off with frequent use? Everything I read seems to be 50/50 – yes or no opinions with regards to giving dogs cheese; I am just concerned with what might be too much – I am using small 1/4 – 3/8″ cubes of medium sharp cheddar. Your thoughts?
    cj

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    Minette Reply:

    Use the smallest amount possible to get the desired response. Pea size or smaller generally. I am super stingy so I hardly use any but keep the dog motivated. I can make a string cheese last all day by having my pup just nibble the end.

    And, yes mix up the treats sometimes cheese, sometimes low fat, low sodium hot dogs, chicken breast, liver etc to keep motivation HIGH!

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  106. shannon bundy says:

    Hi Chet,i got a 8 month old pit bull.I never train him yet.Thats why im watching ur videos and helping me learn how to train him.He eats poop and i seen where we can use to try to stop him from eating poop and im going to try it.When we come inside our house he kept jumping on us and kept barking at us and i couldnt get him to be quiet and he likes to play bite and it hurts bad.How i can get him to stop it from doing that?

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  107. shane says:

    i allways reward my weim with treats now he is three years old and once he knows thers no treats i get very reluctant tricks

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  108. Annika says:

    I have a 7 month old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix. Some things, after watching your videos I have realized I have done wrong in the time I have had her. Chihuahuas are notorious for being not the smartest dogs in the first place. Is it too late to train her to be a good dog? What other steps should I take to get her back on the right track? Thanks!

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  109. Sara says:

    I have a question for anybody that may have a suggestion. I have been doing tons of research on how to get your dog to stop barking. My dog uses a doggy door, he goes outside to play around and something will get his attention and he barks. If he’s barking at a noise or a person who has walked past the yard i can get him to stop no problem, if it’s the neighboors dog or someone who lingers outside I cannot get him to stop. With all the training we have done together I know he knows he is not allowed to bark outside and I have tried different training methods to get him to just give up on it. Ignoring him, praising him when he stops, calling him into the house he doesn’t care. It is more important to him to bark then to stop regardless of the method i employ. His new trick is to run back into the house when he hears me opening the door then when i sit back down he goes back out and starts to bark. The biggest problem is he’s barking because he wants that other dog or that person to play with him, the tail is always wagging. I know I have made some error with him along the way as far as this is concerned and I am not sure the best way to fix it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  110. Jerry says:

    I have a barker, a small white chihuahua, 1 yr old, and I will start turning my back if I can but I am usually behind him when he is barking at the door ‘cuz he sensed something out there. And when he is outside on his chain he barks when I leave him, i.e. when he sees my back. Once I am out of sight he quits.
    I also mave a mediun long-haired chihuahua, 3 yrs old, that is better trained because he was first and was trained alone.
    I will separate them and work on the young one alone.
    I always use treats and that works fairly well. But the youngster seems to have a routine he has to finish (outside) when I first call him – like pee on this bush, pee on the neighbors wall across the street, check 2 other dogs across the street – and then comes running home for his treat.
    ANY SUGGESTIONS to stop him from crossing the street?

    And as Rachel said above, that the reward from a slot machine was accompanied by the sound of all the coins returning, well, I use a similar technique with the doggie treats. I have a quart-sized plastic container with a cover to hold the treats, so when I shout ‘come’ or ‘home’, I also rattle the container. It is very sucsessful. The sound of their treats rattling really reinforces the command.

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  111. Macy says:

    Hi

    I have a 1 yr old rotti/staffy mix dog. I love her to bits and she can be the sweetest dog sometimes..

    My problem with her is that when she doesn’t get what she wants, she gets too aggressive and bites until she gets a hold of something to pull eg our jacket ot our actual hands. Even if I hide them or close them up, she manages to hurt us anyway.

    The thing I dont get is that, she is actually quite smart, knows how to do a few tricks but only when she is not distracted and when she knows that I have got yummy treats. But otherwise, she just wont listen. Also, when we come home, she jumps on us and most of the times, end up hurting us.

    She was a lot better when we were at our old house, she was potty trained and also goes to her bed after a few tries.

    But since we have moved to a smaller place, she has just been a completely different dog. She just goes to the toilet anywhere and does not acknowledge our commands at all. So we had to make a decision to never let her in the house anymore just because we dont know what to do anymore.. We want to be able to just let her in and relax after we’ve come home from work..

    I have actually got heaps of problem.. So if anyone can help at all, I would really appreciate it..

    And im really sorry for the long novel.. But yeah, she just managed to sprain my right hand after ive given her a shower tonight as she was pulling on the towel. And Im really upset as I dont know what triggers her to do such things.

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  112. I enjoy the video and I’m so glad I found a web site that is so informative to help with dog training. I read lots of books and seen lots of video on how you should train your dog, I have to admit this site on Dog Training Secrets top them all, very detail information that is very helpful.

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  113. Valerie says:

    Hi Chet
    Trying the pineapple trick…hope it works. My question is when training them to come…are you sure the cheese is ok for them? It wont constipate them? I have two pekinese (just got them) both one year old.

    thank you
    Valerie

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  114. Jason says:

    My dog is a husky and I started giving him rewards even though he’s older and it’s working he’s been on a chain for about 5 years only off once in a while to come inside but now he can roam around and i don’t have to worry about him getting hit by a car. When I call he comes thanks chet.

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  115. Helen says:

    Yeah, but my dog never comes back on a field. EVER. We have given her cheese, sausage, beef, mince and biscuits, but she never comes back. What can we do? We have to put her on a training lead every time we go across the field.

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  116. Thank you for your free videos. They have really helped me. I have an 11 week old miniature pinscher called Buttons. He is so different to all my other dogs. I have a lab, a maltese poodle and a staffie. I have found your information very enlightening. I just wish I had heard of this website in 2004 when we had these dogs as puppies, still I have confidence that as I try to train Buttons the others will pick it up.

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  117. Judith says:

    Great plan if it works. I have an 8 mo old mix poodle and some kind of terrier.
    She comes when called in the house, all the time. But outside she is history. She will never come and she will run forever. And she can escape from slmost anywhere, including the dog park. So how do you get her to come the first time. If I call and she ignores me she learns that she can ignore me if she wants. So how do you begin.

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    Minette Reply:

    On leash then move to a long line so that gives you ultimate control!

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    Hayley Reply:

    I have the same problem as Judith. I have been working with a 10m line for almost a year however I have still not been able to overcome the distraction of small animals and food/rubbish in the park. I have just bought the House Manners course hoping this will help with these distractions – are there any of videos that would help me progress with this training?

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  118. Cara says:

    I have a Yorkie. Radar is 2 years old now. Our Weimeraner passed a year ago, and Radar has since taken to peeing in 3 fave corners of our laminate. How can I prevent this? I’ve used Borax (suggested on other sites), vinegar, etc. Tried swatting rolled-up paper next to floor. Put him in closed kennel in another part of house for 20 minutes…. He LOVES to go “outside’, then when we’re not looking, he’ll pee. He knows what to do because then he runs and hides in his doggie bed.

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  119. sandy says:

    Hi Chet,
    Thank you for your video and for your wonderful training methods. I have a question about the target technique and the sit technique.
    1. How do you get the dog to transfer the “touch” from my hand to a target (like a light switch)?
    2. If you teach your dog to sit only when you say the word then how are you able to work the dog in the obedience ring where you cannot use any words or commands? I also want to have hand signals with the word commands. When (in the training sequence) do I add the hand signals?
    Thank you again for your program,
    Sandy

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  120. Arlett says:

    Hi, I enjoyed your videos and your training methods, we are progressing. My dog is 6 month old.

    URGENT HELP
    How can I teach her to stop digging holes in my garden.

    Thanks for your help.
    Arlette

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  121. Allison LeBaron says:

    My 12 week old apricot poodle just watched the entire Bower nature walk video with me. Maybe I can train him by putting him in front of the computer.

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  122. Amir says:

    My golden retriever is now coming when i ask’

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    Minette Reply:

    YIPEEE!

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  123. danielle patrick says:

    mChet,
    We bought our 4 year old a 9 week old Chihuahua with much hesitation because of there high energy spirit and long work hours. After three weeks of patience I started searching for help. I saw your video with Bauer as a pup and went right out and bought some liver treats and a clicker and within a hour a has sitting when I asked. Its kinda cute cause I keep the clicker near me at all times and if I grab it, he will immediately sit down. I am working on potty training and having good luck with urinating but he only seems to want to poop upstairs in our room. I am doing the kennel training but can’t seem to make him poop outside and we don’t have a fenced in yard. Any suggestions?

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  124. Linda says:

    I have a rescued lab about 18 months old. She is a chewer, i.e., shoes, chairs, pillows, tools, plastic flower pots, etc. You name it, she may chew it. Inside or outside, she chews things up. The last thing was the arms to my rocker. I am always afraid to leave her because of this, however, she does it while I am home, too. How do I stop this?

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  125. Julie Tate says:

    Chet,

    I am an American living and working in rural Kenya. I have a 9 month old female German Shepherd (as well as a 3 year old male) who seems exceptionally smart. Even as a puppy she would almost never defecate in the house; she always wanted to go outside and do it. She learns and trains quickly, she is fiercely protective of me (a good thing living where we do), and she loves cheese 🙂 I have a problem, however. She is very prey driven, and she will chase and kill any animal that moves – a kitten, a sheep, whatever. Once she has spotted the animal, she simply doesn’t hear me. I’ve tried not to yell at her, etc. (my 3 year old male come every time I call him, and so did another female I had previously) but Annie just seems, well, stubborn. I know the problem must be me. Is there hope of breaking her of this behavior with your method?

    Thanks,
    Julie

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  126. Sun says:

    Hey thanks so much for the video. I have two puppies. They are a month and a half years old. I am so struggling potty training them. I even bought dog litter and put it in a box but when i put them in there to go potty all they do is play in it. They will pee and poop in my bedroom living room and kitchen but not in the box. I leave them on the patio most the day with their food and their favorite chair cushion. They are quite happy but i want them inside the house i want to leave them inside even when i go out during the day but they poop and pee everywhere. Not just that they get all dirty from playing outside. I bring them inside around 4 in the afternoon. I play with them most the day outside on the patio though except certain days not as much. Last night i had them in my bed but was worried they were gonna pee on it. They didnt though and i felt so happy. I love them so much but I wish they would only go potty in one spot. They dont understand anything i say. When i say no to something they will stop doing in for like 5 minutes and before i know it they are back on it. Maybe they are too little but i just want them to be happy and give them all the comfort possible without any mess. My husband gets upset with me when they make a mess inside the house 🙁 thats one of the main reasons i get sad with the babies.

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  127. thank you for the tips I wish i got them sooner. I do love the way you teach…I have 1 yrs golden that is very aphla and not afraid of anything. He is from a field line..Once he is in the woods and on a scent –he is gone..I have tried steak in my pocket but lost him 2x I will keep trying your method but i think it is too late I think i have lost this dog to the other side…..he will not listen to anything– even tho he is very smart. it makes me sad that is a lost cause….and i have tried everything

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  128. Julie says:

    Hello Chet

    I lost the point as the vidoe kept stopping

    at 1 1/2 minutes (Inclding pauses) I had used up all my air time for the day.
    The first video (about feeding) went faster and That used up air time for the week. (:- ( )

    TEXT works so much better for me

    Thanks tho.

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  129. jason says:

    Dear Chat, we are incredibly happy we found your details and short videos on the internet. We are receiving our german Shep pup in 6 weeks and thought it best to start getting some helpful tips now.
    I cant wait to start using your training techniques on our pup. How practical and fun they seem for the dog. If I didnt see your clips I would have started using thoses horrible traing methods of the past…U know the ones when you constantly punish your dog after the fact….They dont work.

    Many Thanks

    Regards,
    Jason and Sarah
    NSW Australia

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  130. DJ HIXSON says:

    there is no i in creek it is creek not crick

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  131. Dolores says:

    need more on peeing and pooping in house

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  132. Lillian Coleman says:

    Chet,I have not recieved my videos,The Dogtraining Secrets

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  133. Kerry says:

    I have 2 Pit-bull puppies about 2 months old. I read, AFTER we got them, that it’s alot more difficult training siblings. Well now they’re here & I love them to pieces so no one is going anywhere. I don’t know anything about training dogs and didn’t even really want to get one – too much responsibility. But my boyfriend loves dogs & had his heart set on one when his friend had puppies. Then one became 2… They are the smartest dogs. They already go outside to pee & poop (usually) and when we feed them they sit until we give them thier bowls. We’ve been teaching them to “give us a paw” and my Loki (the runt of the litter) will now come to me & put her paw up just to say, “hey, can I have a treat?” My biggest concern is that he takes the intimidation approach to training them. I already have a problem with them coming when we call because they think they might be in trouble for something. He doesn’t beat them but he does scare the c**p out of them. He has raised other dogs & there’s no chance he’ll be convinced by me – the pushover- that bullying them does more harm than good. I’m especially worried that because we have sisters, they won’t learn to love and trust us but will only become more attached to eachother. How can I over-ride his scare tactics?

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    Minette Reply:

    You must try and convince him read this article http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/reason-compulsion-dog-training/ and I have several other articles on positive reinforcement training. There is also a vast amount of information and studies that have been done to prove positive reinforcement is the better way to learn.

    If that doesn’t convince him, get those puppies into a training class ASAP that won’t allow compulsion, corrections, or raising his voice and for at least an hour a week he will have to learn another way to interact with them!

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  134. cobie says:

    Hi Chat I LOVE MY ANIMALS every night I go home from work I can’t wait to see all the wagging tails at the gait coming to say hallo mummy I missed you so much.
    I have 8 dogs
    Bullet – bullterrier
    Tjippie _ x worsie and spaniel
    sheila – worsie
    worsie _ is a worsie
    Muis – x worsie and bokkie hondjie
    Toffie – worsie
    chompie – worsie
    Sniffie – spaniel She is the baby in the house
    Peanut – worsie He was sheila’s brother Very sad he had passed away a month ago My heart is still broken and I cry myself to sleep every night.
    A few years back he had blood cancer, He was very sick, I stayed with him day and knight after a week and a blood transfusion he was better but now the second time he passed away It is terrible my heart is in pieces !!!!!!
    All these dogs came to my house when somebody did not want them.
    ALL of them sleep in my bed, I woke up in the morning with back pains but I don’t mind WILL NEVER KICK THEM OUT.
    The biggest problem I have is to let them do the TOILET THING OUTSIDE
    They make their mark every where against the furniture.
    PLEASE CHAT HELP ME.????

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  135. Isabella says:

    Hi,
    I just got a havanese puppy she is now 4 months old and the most adorable thing. however, housetraining her is such a pain that i as well as the rest of my family is getting really frustrated. she sleeps in the bedroom with my brother and when she wakes up there is poop on the floor it’s ridiculous! i dont know how to fix this. help pleaseee. what do i do??? we cant watch her when she is sleeping and i am getting really tired watching her. i just wanna cry. she has a problem of jumping on people when they come in and i dont know how to stop her from doing that either….sigh.

    thank you for you help!

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    Minette Reply:

    Crate training is invaluable!!! It is one of the most important things you can do for her. Stop letting her sleep in your brother’s room until she is completely house trained and no longer poops in the night!

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  136. Megan says:

    Hi,

    1st Id like to say i really appreciate your videos and your technique of training.

    I have a Border Collie – Lab mix (More Collie Behavior) stray dog that i took in. We have him for 2 weeks now. His 8/9 months old says the vet,very friendly family dog, loves people and other dogs, & his got a lot of energy!!! It seems like he use to be a house dog as he will just naturally enter the house, but with use his not allowed in the house. How do i train him that his not allowed in the house? Also he has a habit of jumping, and if i ignore him when he jumps he Bites. How do i train him to stop this bad behavior (Please i need your help)?

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  137. Jana says:

    This is sunday. I just picked up an 8 yr old female cocker on Wed that people couldn’t keep. I saw your 1st video on Thurs. Shadow now sits and stays 99%of the time. She wants to always follow me room to room. I do not like animals in the kitchen when I am cooking. Even my 2 cats know not to come in. I have trained Shadow already to sit and stay in the living room and also when we go out so I can go first and then tell her to come. We went for a walk trying to have her heel and walk beside me, not try to pull me along. We met a dog 3 times her size that was loose and came charging at us, growling and barking. I was scared. Shadow of course was protecting already and was pulling at her leash and barking. I told her to sit stay and to my amazement she did just that. I think it may have saved her life. We both stood and sit very still until the owner came and got his dog and put him inside. I can see that she had the run of her house before me. They were an elderly couple. I have to train her now not to scratch the ball out of my hand when we are playing ball. She just gets too excited about it is all. I do make her sit and stay and then we resume our play and she is better. I have never had to train a dog before. We had always gotten puppies and they always learned fast what was expected of them. I am going to get the clicker and some cheese and train for the mat. Thanks Chet for all your help.

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  138. Dan says:

    Thanks I would like to know how to potty tain puppy to go when told.And the biggest one, I have a dog #1 4year old Cane Corse and a 2 month old douge de bordeaux. I feel that dog 1 would kill puppy what do I do!!!??? Thanks Dan

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  139. Kathy says:

    We just adopted a 3 yr old doberman male. He seems aggressive from a distance of upon approach. I want to take him to the dog park, but very concerned at this point. What do you suggest? He also seems aggressive to boys and men from time to time..

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  140. Lise says:

    Hi Chet…this is awesome …after watching your video regarding the come command…I spent about 5 minutes with my dogs practicing what you demonstrated. It worked! I did make the mistake of training both of them at the same time and it still worked.

    This is great…my little chihuahua that I’ve had for 3 years would only come when he felt like it. My new Shih Tzu couldn’t get the concept until I bribed her with the cheese…very small pieces and very randomn reward.

    I was so excited I took them to my pet sitter’s to demonstrate and the very first time she told them to come they did!
    Cool…I love it.

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  141. Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing its a good training advise.

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  142. Monique says:

    hi – i would love to see the video but it is not on this page / link that you sent. I can see all the comments above but the video is not there.

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  143. My boxer is 7 months old and I only tried two of the methods you showed videos about. My dog responded immediately and did very well with the ow- for biting and the leave process. I was so scocked. I am getting a 8 week old st. bernard because we are so use to the breed. We took other others to obedience school and even though both dogs did well we used the recomment pokey colar which we hated, and other means that it seems you have another way. I will keep you up to date on how well this works for the puppy.

    Thanks, Cherri

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  144. Ali Lasharie says:

    Couldnt hear the voice of video sir, hopefully it shall be resent with volume options on

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  145. MARTI says:

    I have a yorkie-chon she is so sweet, but I do have some concerns…she is 3 years old, and still once in awhile will go in the house…also she doesn’t always come when she is called…I hope your video will help me…I am retired and semi-handicaped….so I don’t have as much stamina that I used to. Thank you

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  146. ROSALIDAH says:

    Hi Iam so gratefull that a friend told me about this site. i have 3 dogs and is going trough a rough time with them , theay are old and sick now.. doing the best that I can, learning some things here is a blessing , thanks much for all the info.

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  147. Rosalidah Mayhew says:

    Iam so gratefull for all the tips about dogs here, amazing its a relief to discover these things.

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  148. Linda ee says:

    I have a 3 month choc lab. Very smart with sitting, staying for short time, fetching and bringing back and dropping. The problem I am having now is when I need to put him on leash to go outside to do his business, he just sits down will not move!. Treats don’t work unless you have an hour to get him somewhere. He will just sit there and usually pee. If I pick him up and take to where I want him to go, he will walk back on leash beautifully. No problem. Help

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  149. Latasha says:

    I have a 7wk old boxador… How can I get him to stop biting when my two yr old is running..Our puppy Maximus automatically thinks that means to chase and bite and pull down.. I am worried that he is trying to show domination instead of playing.. What can I do????

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    Minette Reply:

    Keep your puppy on a leash and be very careful!!! Read my latest articles http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/1-biggest-mistake-professional-dog-trainer/

    http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/children-safe-5-simple-rules/

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  150. Niki says:

    I love it! This was awesome and so easy! My stubborn Lab would probably even do learn to do housework for cheese if he had thumbs! lol.

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  151. Leah says:

    I have a labradoodle who does not stop barking and whining. He’s name is Duke. He does not be quiet. But, when I learned about this website i fell in love with it. His secrets work really well.

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  152. Sue Fritz says:

    Chet

    You have trained your dog from a puppy – We rescued a dog – approximately 4 years old – He has some bad habits – like not coming when called – but the worst is the barking when we let him outside to go to the bathroom or exercise. He barks incessantly at everything. What can we do to stop this behavior?

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    Minette Reply:

    I have a 2 bark rule at my house, you can only bark twice outside or I will come and get you and bring you inside.

    This allows my dogs to warn me if something is going on but they realize if they want to stay outside they have to be quiet.

    I also teach them to be quiet on command.

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  153. drbman says:

    what kind of cheese? and is my choco lab too young at 9 weeks to begin this training?

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    Minette Reply:

    Low fat string cheese! They are never too young!

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  154. cody says:

    Chet,

    I know you do a great job with the videos,but
    like can you show us a video on training an old
    dog new tricks. My 3 year old dachsund still isn’t
    potty trained,but we are working on it. Show us
    a video of you training an old dog and how your
    training turned them around.

    -Cody 🙂

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  155. Sharron says:

    Chet, I have been working with my little dog Patches. He is so amazing. He is only 9 Months old, but he is so smart. I started with the mat, and it didn’t take long for him to get the gist of learning to lay on the mat yesterday. Today I spent some time with him and I used the clicker, to cue him when he sat, and I gave him a treat. I got him to follow me around the dining room so he could sit when I told him to. He caught on so fast. You were right about him smelling the treats because he kept looking at me and then at the counter where I had the treats. Each time I asked him to get down or lay down he did after 3 tries and now he is still doing it. I don’t even have to give him a treat. I did the repetition as you said and he caught on real fast. I also got him to come to me from the dining room to our little hall to give him a treat. Then I would tell him go see daddy and he did. Then I would call him again several times and he always came to me. When we first got him at Christmas he was not trained. However, my husband would bring him outside, so he could go to the bathroom. He hasn’t had any accidents since February. In the morning when he needs to go, he sits by our bedroom and he whines just once or twice and my husband brings him out. When he comes in the house, he comes to me and gives me his right paw so I can give him his treat. My only problem is sometimes he gets excited and jumps on me and I get scratched. I am hoping that this will discontinue forever, because I am getting a handle on how to proceed with him.

    Thank you so much for all the help you are giving me. I really appreciate your assistance. I am sure he will become my dream dog, because at first he was not a very nice dog. But I am positive that he will change in the next little while. Again Thank you so much.
    All the best
    Sharron

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  156. tammy says:

    can u please make the vids about HOW to teach the dog tricks

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  157. michelle says:

    again I have to say love the teaching techniques however still the problem I raised in email the other day my puppy is fussy and doesn’t respond to treat reward he doesn’t even want dog treats or food treats I have to teach without reward and that’s harder cause he doesn’t have favourite toy or other things to start basically the bribing with with except me he has to love me more than he loves what he’s doing and he does love me very much but I’m not much of a reward when he’s around me 24/7 so still have same issue that I wrote my email about how do I train a dog that doesn’t seem to have a need for treats and rewards I will not give up in training but until someone can help me find a way to train that works for my dog their all the same systems based on giving rewards in food from the beginning and he’s not a food reward dog I have to try and bribe him to eat as it is..

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    Minette Reply:

    All dogs have a motivator, you just have to spend time finding it. http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/finding-dogs-motivator/

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  158. Frank says:

    Nice video chet.Both of my dogs come when called for the most part but not all the time. Socks(my jack russell,dachsund mix)is 3 and listens pretty good and Maggie(my dachsund,beagle mix)is 6 months and has some work to do but she’s getting better. Your video on potty training worked really well and she now goes outside instead of inside. This video will help them both i’m sure. Thank You.

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  159. haley davoulcourt says:

    How do you train your dog to come to you? How do you potty train a 15 month old Maltese?

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  160. Raquel Cook says:

    Hey Chet!
    I am so excited to try your product! I haven’t seen anything about licking..my yorkie is a lovable little puppy and likes to give you lots and lots of loves. How do we get her to not do it in your face…I don’t mind it as much but my husband does not have the same oppinon on it as I do.
    Thank you for your time in putting this valuable information of training your dog without using abuse!!! So much more helpful and I enjoy it training her!!!
    Raquel

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  161. Ro says:

    I learned this method a long time ago. To never yell when he comes etc. I give treats and a nice happy welcome and good boy with petting etc. He only comes when he wants to so for my Pug this is not a foolproof method.

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  162. Sharon says:

    I can see where this system would work with most dogs but I have an unusual problem. I just took in a rescue dog and she won’t take treats.She won’t come at all when she’s called not even a little. Being a rescue I don’t know what was done to her or how to get her to respond without using treats. Believe me treats just won’t work. It’s hard enough to get her to just eat and drink. Al she wants to do is lay in the corner all day. Any suggestions? I could sure use some help.

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    Minette Reply:

    Read this http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/finding-dogs-motivator/

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  163. shabnam says:

    Hi!
    first my english is bad!
    i have a 6mont germanshepherd,she is very lazy,she just like ply &eat!she doesnt do eny think that i want she dosn’t come ,sleep .she just know seet and ply with her boll. in my contry we dont have eny one that know dog traning!!! iwant your help plz !!!how i can do ?

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  164. Melissa says:

    Dear Chet,

    I just finished watching your “#1 Mistake To NEVER Make If You Want Your Dog To Come When You Call” video. I agree completely that the psychological conclusion of coming to you when called, must always be positive.

    I walk my friend’s 3 year old Kuvasz for an hour every day. I would like to be able to walk him without a leash, because he has lots of energy and there are plenty of fields, ponds, streams, and wooded areas near by.

    My challenge is, that although he (eventually) always comes when I whistle for him, he does not always come on command – rather he comes when he wants to – when he is finished sniffing the ground hog hole, or investigating the neighbour’s laneway and property! ETC. I have read this is because of their strong protective instinct, however, my concern is that one day, he will be sprayed by a skunk, or run over by a car, because he only responds to my whistling for him, WHEN HE IS READY!

    I was not able to work with him as a puppy – so at this point – and taking into consideration his breed and age – what can I do?

    Thank you in advance for your time & help,
    Melissa

    PS. – forgot to say, that even carrying pepperoni with me, does not guarentee an immediate response to my whistle or command to come ..

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    Minette Reply:

    You have to find his motivator and if you cannot he should not be allowed off leash or he will get run over by a car.

    If he comes to the whistle, use the whistle.

    If he ignores the “come” command change the command to something else that you can use as a great reward.

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  165. Melissa says:

    He always comes eventually just not always right away. He will do just about anything for food at other times. He doesn’t seem to have a more powerful motivator than food. In your opinion is he sentenced to a life of being chained up on the farm where he lives and only walked with a leash?
    Again, I really appreciate your time in replying.
    Thank you

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    Minette Reply:

    Is he neutered? If he is not then yes, you may be losing a battle.

    If he is, I think you are losing a training and popularity battle.

    Dog training is HARD work!!! If my dog isn’t listening I make him work for his food or miss a meal or two then he is RUNNING for me when I call him to come…which begins to form muscle memory and conditions him to listen to me automatically.

    Eventually he comes to be because he is use to it, even if he is sniffing or running after something.

    My 2 year old Dutch Shepherd spends a few sessions a day training with me on obedience stuff, plus we run.

    When I yell “COME” it is her default to stop whatever she is doing and RACE to me. It is a matter of lots and lots of training.

    Even when a deer jumped out of the bushes in front of her and she could have nearly touched it (she is very, very prey motivated), it was her default to leave the deer and come to me…because I work on it all of the time!

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  166. Melissa says:

    Yes, he is neutered. I will try that! Thank you for the suggestion.
    I am willing to do the work. To see him run and play freely would be great joy for me. He has never been denied a meal before. I”m sure his owner will be on board with this as well.

    What would you suggest regarding the logistics of this?
    Right now the current routine is, I arrive every day after work around 6pm. (He has usually already eaten his meals for the day by then) After our walk he gets a treat. I started giving a treat once back at his farm home, as well as letting him off leash (if it had been a leash walk) once on farm property, in hopes he would stay at home and not have to be chained up (because of his tendency to wander off).

    If he is walked at 6pm and does not come immediately when called, should he NOT receive his treat and NOT receive meals the next day?
    Will he make the connection because it is not immediate? How long should we continue to not feed him? What was your experience on that and what would your advise be.

    I just want to also mention, that he DOES have a very sweet, gentle and patient side to him. I have already seen improvement in his “coming when called” but need it to be that trustworthy-automatic-everytime response that you have with your dogs, in order to take him to the beach, or hiking, or field walks, off leash.

    I am very willing to put in the work & patient effort. I am greeted with leaps of joy, then an obedient sit on command while I take his chain off /and /or put on his leash, then kisses, everyday upon my arrival.

    Thank you again.
    Melissa

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  167. Melissa says:

    Yes, he is neutered. I will try that! Thank you for the suggestion.
    I am willing to do the work. To see him run and play freely would be great joy for me. He has never been denied a meal before. I”m sure his owner will be on board with this as well.

    What would you suggest regarding the logistics of this?
    Right now the current routine is, I arrive every day after work around 6pm. (He has usually already eaten his meals for the day by then) After our walk he gets a treat. I started giving a treat once back at his farm home, as well as letting him off leash (if it had been a leash walk) once on farm property, in hopes he would stay at home and not have to be chained up (because of his tendency to wander off).

    If he is walked at 6pm and does not come immediately when called, should he NOT receive his treat and NOT receive meals the next day?
    Will he make the connection because it is not immediate? How long should we continue to not feed him? What was your experience on that and what would your advise be.

    I just want to also mention, that he DOES have a very sweet, gentle and patient side to him. I have already seen improvement in his “coming when called” but need it to be that trustworthy-automatic-everytime response that you have with your dogs, in order to take him to the beach, or hiking, or field walks, off leash.

    I am very willing to put in the work & patient effort. I am greeted with leaps of joy, then an obedient sit on command while I take his chain off /and /or put on his leash, then kisses, everyday upon my arrival.

    Thank you again.
    Melissa

    PS. By the way, I respect your dedication to your dogs. I loved reading about your shepherd leaving the deer, which was in nose touching distance to come to you! That is quite something for sure!

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    Minette Reply:

    It is definitely harder for you for sure since you are not the owner.

    I would have the owner not feed him and give you the food instead. Use the food as his treats, or use your treats and then feed him his meal when you leave if he is un-interested in his food as treats.

    Right now sniffing is more important.

    Instead of letting him off leash use a long line or a flexi leash so that you can grab it if he doesn’t listen and reel him in like a fish.

    Eventually he will learn that your “come” means food and that you have him “on leash” all the time.

    Also read this article. http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/leash-obedience-mysteries-solved/

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    Melissa Reply:

    thank you Minette for your reply to post 169.

    I will definitely try those suggestions.

    I also read the article you suggested, as well as the article “Off Leash Obedience Mysteries Solved”

    http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/leash-obedience-mysteries-solved/

    and that was probably the most helpful thing I have read so far. Thank you for that. I realize now that I have been expecting him to jump in at the advance obedience stage without taking the time & consistency to lay a solid foundation of basic obedience and intermediate obedience. I will go back and make that foundation strong, before working on the off leash training again.

    when I do start the off leash training again, I will use a long leash, once he is ready and has demonstrated this to me, then unclipping the leash and so on… I will try all of your suggestions as well.

    Thank you again for your time and help. I really, really appreciate it.

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  168. Awilda Guzman says:

    Awesome video but the problem that i have is that my dog isn’t a puppy he’s three years old (he’s still my puppy though ^_^) and i am afraid if i try it it might not work so do you have to do it when there just a puppy or you can do any time because you know the saying old dogs can learn new tricks. Also my dog is a medium sized black German shepherd mix with chow chow he’s some times lazy and does not being trained as much (unless i use some kind of yummy treat) and only when he’s awake and not sleepy so that’s another problem i have also he get very distracted around other dogs whether he is afraid of them or happy so i really have a hard time with him, so can you give me any advice thank you!

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  169. Ilene says:

    Hi, How do I get 7 month old yorkie to not jump on everyone?

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    Minette Reply:

    Keep her on a leash and teach her to sit or lay down instead of jumping.

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  170. Melissa says:

    Minette,

    Thank you for your reply to 169. I will definitely try all of these techniques. The article you suggested (“Also read this article. http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/leash-obedience-mysteries-solved/“) was helpful and the “Off Leash Obedience Mysteries, Solved! http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/leash-obedience-mysteries-solved/article was probably the most helpful thing I’ve read yet. Although I have seen improvement, I think it is time to go back and get a solid foundation first with basic obedience, and intermediate obedience and then follow the long leash method then unclipping the leash method, before testing again whether he is ready to be off leash. Thank you again so much for your help and time. Well, I certainly have my work cut out for me, so I had better hop to it! Thank you again.

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  171. Byron says:

    I have a two year old bullmastiff. He is a rescue dog that we have had a couple of months. He is a pretty well manored dog except when he is around the food bowl or in his bed. He will growl and has even bit my wife while feeding him. We have gotten attached to him but if he bites again he will have to be returned to the bullmastiff association and they will put him to sleep. I have purchesed your program but yet to find a cure for this problem. If there is a solution to this problem Please let me Know. We understand that he is saying this is my space or my food, go get your own but it is unacceptable due to his size. The next bite may be really bad and I have grand children that are here from time to time. Thanks for any advice.

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    Minette Reply:

    There may be no “cure” only learned methods of control.

    For instance, I would crate him while you feed him so that his space is smaller and more controlled and he can’t get to anyone to bite them.

    You also need to establish boundaries, rules, and an obedience regimen so that he begins to respect you and is less likely to hoard to try and bite you when you are around his “things”.

    But, ultimately working on his possession issues can be a very long, hard road. Each dog has a different bite threshold (meaning when they will bite) and because of that it is very difficult to give general advice without seeing your dog.

    For example I could tell you to work on letting you get close to his bed…but he may bite you at 3 feet from his bed, where another dog might not bite till a person touches his bed.

    If I could see him I could tell you where his threshold is.

    So it is best to get someone (a veterinary behaviorist) to come over and see his behaviors and put him on a specific training program for HIM and YOU.

    Right now he is a liability and you are right, the next bite could be really bad. I would find a behaviorist to help you right away!

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  172. Megan says:

    I am young and got my first puppy. He is an 11 week old Jack Russel/Aussie mix and he is a pretty stobborn. So I got your training thing and he can now do so much more than just be hurtful and destructive! I am so glad that I found your website and your videos. Now me and my pup have alot of fun! The cheese thing works and now he responds to me in a flash!
    Thanks Chet and Bower!

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  173. samantha says:

    Dear Chet,

    I was wondering if theres anyway to get your program here in Mexico, and if theres any chance you have it in Spanish, I’ve been watching the videos and i really like the positive reinforcement… my husband and I just adopted a beautiful baby girl boxer (Maya) and she just turned 2 months i really want to start training her I dont want her to become spoiled.
    Thanks and best regards
    Sam

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  174. Amanda says:

    I love your methods. I am working on come when called with my dog using the method. Though would like to know how you can use your method to stop mini Schnouzers to stop barking. I have 2 and whenever one starts barking, the other one incists on joining in. When ever I tell them to stop, they start wagging their tail like I’m joking. Please help me. Other than this, my dogs are great and love to please.

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  175. GLORIA says:

    ARE ALL YOUR TRAINING DISCS CD’S OR ARE THEY VIDEOS.

    VIDEOS ARE SO MUCH EASIER TO TRANSLATE.

    THANKS FOR YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE.

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  176. Tony Lang says:

    Thanks for the free email video. I am dying to purchase your downloads but have been disabled and waiting on the attorney to get ssd payments approved. I actually do quite well myself. Love is the number one key and having your dog love you just as much.It seems they always want to be with you but I have had easier animals to train and also think females are more home bodies while males , if given the chance to run, want to mark ever verticle item for a sq. mile and that would be ok on a farm but not in town. I have one small thing I want to mention. A creek, is a downhill body, engraved into the land which water passses thru- depending on rain etc while a crick is something you get in your neck- Creak/creek and crick/cricket. Its a creek NOT a crick!! Now I know that where you grow up has lots to do with how you relate to certain subjects but some things ya just have to get right .LOL Thanks again for the video. I look forward to all your information asap.
    Tony Lang

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  177. Jera says:

    Hello, we could use your help. We have a newly adopted dog that has an amazing will to hold it. He was abused and yelled at and left outside when he was younger. He has lived in a kennel for a year and we are not sure how to potty training him. He is about 3 years old. He has a pee routine but when we take him outside he will not go. He will not go in front of us. We crated him and sealed off the back room where he is going on the carpet but he held it for two days straight. He also will not eat treats, including meat even if hungry if we are trying to get him to pee outside. He just kinda shuts down and will not walk on a leash or pee. This dog really only wants to lay in his bed all day and pee and poop when we are not around in our back room where we can not see him. We subscribed to your training program but it feels impossible since he really doesn’t want to do anything. We hope you can help. This dog deserves a nice home and a great life

    Thank you
    Jera and Brandon

    P.S. we think he is a Shepard chihuahua mix if that helps

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  178. elvira walker says:

    Hi,

    Please tell me what to do to keep my Schnauzer from barking at other dogs and people. She gets real aggressive, and no matter what I do (outside of pulling her away)she continues to bark, jump up in the air, and pull aggressively away. When someone comes to the house, she jumps up on them also. You would not believe that she is a model dog outside of those two things that I mentioned. It can be quite embarrassing when she does this. Please help. Thanks.

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  179. Lois Hartman says:

    Hi Chet, I recently adopted a 4 year old rescue mini Dachshund, she was rescued from a backyard breeder and has had 0 socialization. She is super aggressive with my husband, barks and growls whenever he comes into the room! She also, is aggressive with my Bulldog and my Lab/ Husky mix, I have to be on alert all the time when they are in the room, so she doesnt charge the Bulldog in particular, Im sure that situation would have a serious outcome, not in her favor! He is not aggressive toward her, but will fight back if challenged. She is absolutely super sweet and wonderful with me!
    I was looking online for help when I found your site, watched the first video you sent me. Loved it, went and bought a clicker, hot dog treats, and in one day she has learned to COME and SIT! This method sooo works!
    I will be downloading your training package.
    Next step is to work on the aggression and also potty train her, she already is getting better with that, I actually returned her to the rescue group for a few hours, because I was worried about her safety with my Bulldog but I had already fallen in love with her and got her back. Your training program has given me hope that she can truly be a great girl!
    I have to reverse this aggressive behavior Im pretty sure she has had no socialization whatsoever, doesnt know what a walk or treat or Love is!
    I hope your program will help!
    Thanks so much, Lois

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  180. emanuel says:

    hello could any chesses work well to train your dog to come. please replay back thank you

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    Minette Reply:

    In small amounts yes

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  181. Lucretia says:

    I recently rescued a lab/dane mix. His name is Bear and he is 7 months old. I am trying to get him to come on command and poop outside still.

    When Bear goes outside he wants to run. I am totally fine by this; however, getting him to come back is not so easy. He thinks when he is outside its all fun and games. He wants to play “catch me if you can”. I try bribing him hot dogs (he loves hot dogs). 99% of the time he will come back on his own terms and not on command. SO i am unsure on what to do. Little help for me would be greatly appreciated :))

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  182. Neil says:

    Thanks for your vedeo guide on how keep my douberman healthy and obedien not dominant.

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  183. Chris says:

    Tanks for the video how your dog comes when you call him…I have a cocker spaniel, she`s 5 years old and sometimes she still struggles to come when im calling her….im going to try the treats she loves when im walking with her, and hope she`s not to old to learn something new….tanks again.

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  184. Raise your puppy like this and he may come when you call, not “he will always come when you call”. It depends on the distraction vs the consequences. Positive reinforcement to train the dog and small corrections to reinforce the training. Positive reinforcement is the best way to train a dog of any age, but small corrections for disobedience are necessary for when the distractions or difficulty of the task is challenging his training. For example Law Enforcement and military canines and even pets must stay in a down stay, this action must have some compulsion if the dog leaves the stay prematurely This is because of safety concerns. Simply put when the command has to be dependable to the point of safety, the down stay has to be solid under such things as gunfire, traffic, aircraft and other animals. With the right distraction for the right dog, cheese just aint gone get it every time and the one time it don’t could be unsafe.

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    Minette Reply:

    Not necessarily true. It is easy to force a dog, but what about trainers that train whales and dolphins?

    You don’t see them swimming out to the whale with some kind of physical correction!

    The mind should be more powerful and when it is you don’t need compulsion or force, you teach the dog to perform the behavior reliably.

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  185. Hayley says:

    My dog has a great recall in the house and at our agility training sessions, however I cannot typically let her off her lead elsewhere as she will go scavenging rubbish or chasing small animals and simply doesn’t come back until she has finished what she is doing. This can be a long time (upwards of 30 minutes).

    Due to this I have been working with a 10m line for almost a year however I have still not been able to overcome the distraction of small animals and food/rubbish in the park, regardless of the different food/treats I carry and even when I only feed her on walks. I have just bought the House Manners course hoping this will help overcome these distractions – are there any other videos that would help me progress with this training?

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    Minette Reply:

    What you need to work on is eye contact and focus. Read this article http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/eye-contact-focus-behavior-broken/

    There are videos in our video vault and also our companion dog program focuses around this great task as well as other advanced obedience.

    for more information you can contact customer service at info@thedogtrainingsecret.com

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  186. MaggieMcC says:

    I can’t view your videos as I use an iPad and they do not support Acrobat/Adobe.

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  187. sofia says:

    I kind of tryed this on my Lagotto but it dosent work if she is barking at the horses or the sheaps. Any sugestions what to do?

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  188. charley says:

    I cannot get your video to play without stopping every 2 sentences?! what should i do?

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    Minette Reply:

    It often takes a long time for them to load, so I start mine loading and then check my email or play on FB for a while.

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  189. rita k. m. says:

    I’ve been working with your training program and have an funny fun and it’s working. I have a question when I put when I give my dog human food cheese or peanut butter gets diarrhea. My dog is a three-month-old shih ztu. Is he going to outgrow this? I tried reducing the amount of human food by mixing it with his food, when I use the kong, but he still gets diarrhea. Any suggestions?

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  190. Linda says:

    Hi Rita,just give him a piece of his dry dog food that should do the trick. He’ll think it is a treat!

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  191. Jackie Moore says:

    I have a 3-1/2 year old Longhaired Miniature Dachshund who had 2 liters of puppies and then was spayed and given to me to give her a good home. I’ve had her 5 months and can’t housebreak her. I felt like she didn’t know where her bathroom was for awhile but now she thinks it is at the foot of my bed because that is where she goes all the time. I keep Piddle Pads (4 large ones) there and she uses them. I let her out first thing in the morning and tell her to go potty outside and she stays a few minutes and comes back in and pees on the pads. She always poops on them. Sometimes she must get her front end on them where she is smelling but her body is so long that her rear end is still on the carpet and I will see where she has peed on the carpet. When the weather gets warmer so I can go out each time I put her out I want to watch her and not let her back in until she pees. I need her to use the pads when I am gone and she needs to go and I was wondering if this was going to be impossible to get done or are they just supposed to hold it until they are let out again. Do I have a chance of housebreaking her?

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  192. Carin says:

    How do you train a full grown dog (7 and 8 years old)to come all the time? I have two dogs, one a german shepherd rescue and the other is a puppy mill dog (terrier mix). When I call them, they are the least bit interested in doing what I ask. Frustrated

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  193. Rody says:

    I want to order your videos but I am not sure they will work on my dog..She is a 3 yr. old rescue dog who is 30lbs. Will I learn how to teach an older dog not a puppy?

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    Minette Reply:

    Age doesn’t matter.

    I often took adult dogs 2 and older from shelters and trained them to be guide and service dogs.

    Sometimes you have to deal with bad habits, but dogs are typically easier to train and adults are easier than puppies

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  194. Youlonda says:

    I need to know how to get my dog not to be scared of everyone and everything..she runs and hide when someone comes in. Can u help with that?

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  195. len houghton says:

    I used the method of recall by tying a clear fishing line to the collar and pulled on it when I called the dog. Slowly letting it go out further. Being clear it was not easily visible so my dog thought i had voice control.

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  196. wilfredo suarez says:

    iam happy with my dog training my husky is learning fast wow!!!!!

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  197. ruth kling says:

    my dog lifts his leg when he visits other homes especially if they have a dog…yet he is trained at home although the other day he peed on my bathroom rug…i washed it and he did it again…he is taken out on a regular schedule/is rewarded with treats or verbally when he makes outiside…i do not know what to do?…he also goes out at other times during the day to play or relieve himself…he also was walked and the moment i entered my friend’s house, he peed on her coffee table leg and even pooped in her house…he went with my petsitter to her son’s house and even t hough walked before they entered…peed twice or three times yet did not pee in her home and she pet sits other people’s dogs…so we are confused about this behavior…we just say no firmly to him when he does it …there is no corporal punishment or yelling…just a firm voice…i put down pee pee pads to but he used it one time a while ago…and now doesn’t …HELP!!! I ORDERED YOUR DVD’S and hope they help because he is not a puppy/he is 3 years old and is perfect in every other way…precious/loving/fun/thanks i need to help to correct this serious issue…

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  198. Keli Stowell says:

    The video in the email you sent this morning is just a black screen so I cannot watch it. It’s the one about getting your dog to come when you call him no matter how distracted. I would really like to see this video. Thanks ~ KStowell

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  199. Courtney says:

    I have a shih tzu he is only 6weeks and were are trying to teach how to use the doggy pad and train him what to do

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    Minette Reply:

    I think potty pads encourage them to potty on soft surfaces indoors, which is usually exactly what you don’t want.

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  200. Jenny says:

    My dog did not respond to treats or toys or me, until I discovered a home made treat. Buy liver( chicken or beef) cut it into fairly thin slices and dry it out in oven at low temp.can take about an hour. when it is cooked cut it with scissors into treat sized bits. My dog will do anything for it. It is cheap and easy and so much better then bought treats Hope this helps
    Jenny

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  201. sheila says:

    I also want to know how to train a rescue dog. All of my dogs have been rescues and believe me it can be hard to undue the harm that has been done.

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  202. Eileen says:

    I have rescue dogs too and you are so right! They are hard to house train and they are scared to death of humans no matter how much love you give them!

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  203. Jill says:

    This video won’t play even with the latest flash

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  204. Riana says:

    This was very insightful thanks. I live in south Africa and just bought 2 Labrador pups. It is real difficult to watch 2 puppies staying out of trouble. It is my 4th and 5th Labradors.
    I didn’t have a problem with the previous 3 labs because there was older dogs in the house and it seems like THEY trained the pups. But fortunately I had to let go of both my 2 older labs in just a months time and they where so old and sick one had diabetes I did not want to complicate their lives with new puppies.
    So this time the load is all on me. I also don’t believe in screaming or hitting and punishment. Thanks for the great tips
    Love Riana with Shadow and Cuddles only 2 and a half months old.

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  205. Elizabeth Cyran says:

    Oh, I know this, I raised my dog to always get a treat and pets when she was a puppy, she always came as a pup, and now as an adult she won’t come when she’s free to run. So, that didn’t work. Try to give a real tip that will work under these circumstances.

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    Minette Reply:

    Everyone is at a different level of training. Our blog is free, you can search for articles that relate, however, I might suggest this one http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/rewarding-lesson-letting-dog-run-free/

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  206. Margarita Atherinos says:

    How can I stop.my Shiu Tsu puppy to stop barking at everyone he sees on our walks thankyou

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    Minette Reply:

    use the search bar at the top of the page to search for barking and then another search for quiet

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  207. Mary Petrakos says:

    My 4 year old Rescue Border Collie won’t take treats to reward. Most tips for training include giving treats. I’ve only had her 7 weeks she had a terrible life at a puppy factory , used for breeding and she is very timid .

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    Minette Reply:

    Read this http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/motivate-dogs/

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  208. brandon says:

    hey I got me a roughly 10 week old puppy german shepherd/lab mix and even with treats he doesn’t really come because he doesn’t really understand what it means yet I think. any tips on getting him to come?

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  209. Lori Hade says:

    I wish you would make these available for the iPad. I want to be able to bring the. Keep outside with me and my laptop
    Is so slow. Fix this!!! PLEASE!!!!

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  210. deborah says:

    Video won’t open

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  211. Charles Dell says:

    My little Pom rescue came from a puppy mill raid in TN, after spending 4 years of her life being kept as a bearer of pups in deplorable conditions. She has been loved and cherished for 9 months and still not sociable and fearful of so much including myself. She has softened to my affection somewhat. To undo all that damage can be daunting. I brought her to a training class for 6 sessions, and learned nothing actually. I will take care of her and love her despite all this.

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  212. Tamra says:

    I am thinking of using this for when we get our puppy, but I am wondering.. When you took the puppy to these distracting open places, was the puppy off the leash like your dog is in this video?

    What happens when, in the beginning stages of learning to come when called, he goes too far? Would it still work if you keep him on a leash?

    Thanks

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    Minette Reply:

    I’m a leash lover! Leashes give us control and keep our dogs safe!

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  213. Shay says:

    I just ran into a rescue dog this weekend. Very call and well mannered, I don’t know why some of you are saying negative comments toward rescue dogs

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  214. Dear Chet,

    Help, my husband and I have a Golden Doodle, now 11 months old. We have been unsuccessful in training her. She is so disruptive we were thinking of giving her up. She jumps on us, on anyone coming thru our front door. She just lunges. Walks are out of the question. She is the alpha in our home, we hate it…..please, please how can we stop her from jumping…please help us. Thank You

    Signed, bruised and tired.

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  215. kay says:

    how do you control a very hyper 10 month pug?Plus she is paper trained and I cannot get her to tell when she needs to go out,I will take her out every 2 hours leave her for at least 30 min. and she make a be line to the paper.I even took the paper up and guess what,yep I had a mess on carpet to clean.What do I do?please help me

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    Minette Reply:

    search using the search bar at the top of the page for articles on potty training. I don’t recommend paper training as it is confusing.

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  216. Jean Camp says:

    I cannot activate your video. All I get is a blank black screen. Please advise.

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    Minette Reply:

    Sometimes they don’t work on an ipad etc. if you download firefox, i hear that takes care of the problem

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  217. Pamela says:

    I downloaded several Adobe programs and Firefox. Cannot see this video. Have been able to see a couple of the other ones, but don’t want to buy the upcoming series (that I have already paid for) if I am going to have on going problems. Maybe I should just get the $37.77 DVDs and forget the other.

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    Minette Reply:

    email dana at info@thedogtrainingsecret.com I know our server updated its software and a lot of things had to be reuploaded. I believe the class information and videos except the video vault are all working. She can put you in touch with our IT person

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  218. Deb says:

    just rescued a 1 year old retriever lab mix. OMG i forgot how hard to house train. we will take the dog outside and it will not poop. comes in the house, poops. has peed twice. I took him to the park, took over an hour before he did his business. my husband took him outside one night 45 minutes nothing, comes in house and pees. HELP!!!!

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  219. 2 year old border terrier loves people and hates other dogs. if he gets out of halter he would go after the dogs neck. very scary for both pets. loves his border sister and cat, but out of the house, no way. help.

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    Minette Reply:

    use a muzzle http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/love/

    Teach eye contact and focus http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/eye-contact-focus-behavior-broken/

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  220. DorothyP says:

    We will receive our new baby Australian Shepherd in 3 weeks. He will be 8 weeks old. Is there a particular order in which you should train behaviors to a new puppy?

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    Minette Reply:

    Just begin by rewarding good behaviors and starting to shape obedience behaviors.

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  221. Peggy keon says:

    My dog is a very small (albs) 4 yr old chihuahua mix, and she is almost perfect. She’s house-trained, she eats well, doesn’t bark less there’s a good reason, doesn’t pee or poop in the house, lets me know when she needs to go out. The only problem is when I call her to Come, she only does so if she wants to but if she’s interested in doing something else, she
    just continues her own project.

    Any suggestions?

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  222. Laurie says:

    The video box is black without anything to click again…this happens on about 50% of the email links I receive from you 😟 I have a new iPhone so I am not sure why won’t work

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    Minette Reply:

    videos are often not compatible with apple… you can email dana at info@thedogtrainingsecret.com to see if she knows a fix.

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  223. Brenda says:

    Yes Sheila. We have our first rescue, and we have sorted all the usual, house training etc, but she is so fearful of other dogs while out walking on the lead, rears up like a young horse, hopefully we think we might be getting there, but you do take on a lot of baggage with a rescue, but what a great thing you have done.

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  224. I’ve always been able to train my dogs responsibly. However I stated only adopting rescues. In Sept I rescued a severely abused full grown shepherd weighing in at 34 lbs.
    Because of abuseive relationship training appears to be punishment. Treats don’t work. Can you help?
    Also we received a GSD puppy that she adores bit now’s beating up my older rescue mini schnauzer. HELP

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  225. Diana Bunyan says:

    Can’t see the video either this time. Will get the CDs but have to wait till money comes in. I have a new Android phone. Thanks, Diana B.

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  226. Teresa says:

    Not just rescue dogs but “re-homed” dogs that were never taught properly. How do you teach a three and a half year old children’s to stay out of your face and but stay on your lap. Every time I push her down out of my face she jumps out of my lap. I am not pushing her hard enough to shove her clear out of my lap ,only removing her from my face,she then jumps down as if to say if she can’t lick my tongue or nostrils she don’t want in my lap??????? I want a lap dog that will lay on my lap and let me love on it, I don’t want t it in my face. HELP.

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    Minette Reply:

    You can’t force dog to like certain kinds of interaction or be a lap dog if they don’t want to be. Some dogs don’t even like petting.

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  227. Teresa says:

    Chiweenie not children’s (auto correct)

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  228. A J says:

    Got It! Thought I knew how to train the third Shih Tzu I have owned, but I was wrong, this little guy is tiny and he thinks he is the boss, thanks to your videos, think we are gong to make it, thanks so much!!!

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  229. Serena Joyce says:

    l have a rescue dog and she is the sweetest most lovable dog I’ve ever had.I’ve always had pure breeds and as wonderful as I thought they were they can’t compare with her as far as being loving and so so sociable. She was potty trained pretty easily too. She was on the streets for about a year and was found on a highway in Puerto Rico. I guess it depends on the dog. My last two were Scotties and one was really hard to train and the other was trained in 2 wks. I feel like she is always saying “thank you” for rescuing me. My Scotties were not kissers but this little one gives kisses so freely. My Scotties didn’t care if I left them home as long as I left them with treats, but my rescue won’t even eat the treats until I come home. She would rather people be with her than get treats. She breaks my heart when I leave, she cries but is still a good girl when left.

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  230. DAW says:

    Our previous dog chewed furniture, literally tore the fabric off a chair and a leather couch. What is the proper way to deal with this behavior while it’s happening? We’re getting a new puppy in a week.

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    Minette Reply:

    Keep it from happening by keeping an eye on your puppy and using a crate when you can’t

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  231. Donna says:

    Everyone please keep in mind that this training is extremely effective when you start with a young puppy, especially an easy to train breed like a golden. This method may not work effectively for all dogs but at least it will do NO HARM and it will help solidify your relationship with your dog. It will not work with dogs that have issues with trust. That is the problem most of you with rescue dogs have. These dogs have trust issues, and without trust there is no effective learning. Would you be able to learn algebra from a person that scares you and you don’t trust? Or in an environment you didn’t trust? (think dark alley or a bar with 10 angry fighting men) You would be too distracted to really concentrate on algebra.
    The other issue is the language barrier. Dogs communicate with body language and we communicate with words. We have to teach dogs that words are important regardless of our body language. I like to tell my students that we are not teaching sit, down, come because dogs already know HOW to sit, down and move in our direction. What we are teaching is them is ENGLISH. Once they understand the English words for sit, down, come, then its your RELATIONSHIP with your dog that determines if they will do as you ask. This method of teaching the word COME helps with your relationship but its not the be all end all if your relationship in other areas is damaged.

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  232. Linda says:

    This video will not play for me???

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  233. Linda says:

    As a puppy I always treated my dog when I called him and he came back to me, unfortunately he has a very high prey drive, once he gets the scent of a squirrel, rabbit etc you could have a plate of roast chicken on the floor and he would not be interested in it. How do I get him out of a high prey drive?

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  234. Cindy says:

    Yep, i have my moms dog now that she passed away and she never trained him. He’s coming around slowly. At 7 yrs old he’s smart just never taught.

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  235. Roxanne says:

    Thank you so much for these insightful videos. My dog Lonzo is a year old. His previous owners never trained him and we’re very abusive. He is a great dog and smart just needs training. He’s getting better each time with patience and consitants. Thanks again

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  236. cas says:

    I rescued a 2 year old Patterdale terrier, we’ve had him for 5 months. I think he may have been a working dog in the past, he has a docked tail and got out by accident before we’d had him a week, he went down a foxhole and came back bloodied, not too serious thankfully. We never let him off lead on a walk and his recall has improved a bit. He barks at other dogs when on lead, but at training with about 30 dogs, he’s fine. He runs around with them then after a while finds a ball and plays with that. We got over the pooping and urinating in the house thankfully and he is beginning to bond. mM question, is it possible to train a headstrong Patterdale with a high prey drive to come on command?He does get very distracted and ignores my existence when on a scent or barking at other dogs.

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    Minette Reply:

    Patterdales are not a breed to have off leash

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  237. Sheri Elaine Davis says:

    Mine isn’t either. I have sound, but the picture is pixeled

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    Dana Reply:

    I’m sorry you are having problems with the video. Please be sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player to play audio and video online. You can get Flash Player free at
    https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. You might also try using Firefox as your browser, which you can download free at http://www.mozilla.com.

    If that is not the problem, then you might be having an issue relating to your buffering speed, which has to do with your RAM or even how fast your internet connection can stream the video.

    One other thing, make sure you do not have a firewall or security software that is blocking your access.

    Please note: it may be pixelated slightly because the video is from 2009! 😉 So sorry for the quality.

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