How To Train Your Dog What’s “Off Limits” So He Stays Out Of Trouble

 

 

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  1. Betty says:

    I am getting two collie puppies in three days; I can’t wait to try these training techniques!!! I will let you all know how they work for me!

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    JASON LEVERETTE Reply:

    Great training video and I might add…simple. I recently purchase a Puppy the original breeders of my Puppy said he is a Jack Russell Red Hunter that bred OUT of the Jack Russell Fox Hunter!
    Their reason for out breeding this particular Jack Russell is that too many of them were being killed by the hunters becaus of his coloring that matched the Fox!

    My puppy looks identical to the Puppy in your Training with the exception of NOT being clipped yet. Rouge (Puppy) has her tail clipped just below the black ring on her tail.

    Q: What breed of Puppy is that in your video? Thank you.
    Semper Fi,
    Jason

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    Suzanne Taylor Reply:

    I can’t find anyplace to comment on the video except to reply to the first comment.
    I watched the video, and practiced with my dog, and he did it! I couldn’t believe it, but he would try and get it, then back off and sit down. wow, I have hope…

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    Peneloppe Reply:

    I loved it, now I know i wasn’t that far in teaching them, my dogs 3 (yorkies), on not to whind when getting their food ready to feed them. But I realized i was making a mistake by not rewarding their behavior once they backed off. I will star rewarding their good behavior!!! I just kept on getting their food ready and having them back off instead of whinning when at the end that is exactly what they were going to get…….their food!
    Now I need to learn on how to make them stop all the chewing around, All the matts have been chewed, destroyed and peed, and still can get them to stop doing so or barking at the slightest move or noice!!!!!!

    Collin Reply:

    It is a Rhodesian Ridgeback

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    Bonnita Davidtsz Reply:

    Ridgebacks are the ONLY large breed I’ll ever own. They have character: are disciplined, very bright, clean and are beautifully elegant dogs. Gives me a thrill every time mine streak across the fynbos fields here on our farm in the Cape, South Africa.Perhaps it’s not commonly known that they were bred to bait lions in the early pioneer days in Southern Africa, hence their unusually good response to training. The ‘Rhodesians’ as the early colonialists of Zimbabwe were called, had the good sense to register them first as Rhodesian Ridgebacks. But now, everyone here just calls them Ridgebacks. Incidentally, it is the only breed in the world with that ridge. And it’s thought to derive either from the indigenous Khoi-khoi dog here, which according to early pictorial renderings had something of a ridge, OR a Chinese dog (in whelp) which survived a shipwreck. Chinese dhows fished along our waters even then … The Chinese it is surmised by researchers, kept them on board for protein consumption (ugggggghhhhhhh …)

    Bonnita Davidtsz Reply:

    Jason, it’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback. I’ve had six. And they are not ‘… a fancy new breed’ to quote Chet. They’ve actually been around for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. They are the only dogs with a ridge and derive, according to researchers from either a ridged dog which the local Khoi-Khoi (an indigenous people of the Cape)used for hunting, OR/AND a Chinese bitch in whelp which survived a shipwreck. The early Chinese sailed these seas in their dhows already back in 600 BC.

    We’ve found Ridgebacks to be clean, obedient and very disciplined. Forty years on, and we still have them on our farm in the Cape in South Africa. Incidentally, the Rhodesians (early colonists of modern Zimbabwe)were the first to register them decades ago. They were used to bait lion until it was shot for killing livestock in those pioneer days. As you can deduce from this, Ridgebacks are incredibly brave.

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    peggy wilson Reply:

    Great job,I will use this in training my puppy. I have a question, what does it mean when you give your puppy a treat they run around with the treat in the mouth wining and will not eat it till you sit down with them?

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    Pat H Reply:

    I am also getting my new Bichon Frise puppy in two weeks and am loving the idea of trying this training on her. It looks so easy! Will let you know how it works for her.

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    marina Reply:

    hello i hav a big problem with my dog i am just a 11 years old girl i hav a big german shepherd . she never listens to me , always ignores my cammands and every time i go near he she keeps jumping at me and almost accidently bites and scrathes me my family is scared to go near her and i only look after her so i need to train her all by myself and shes to big foe me to handle as i am short pls pls pls send me an email on how i can deal with this and turn her into a really obedient dog and oh i wanted to buy ur hands off dog training propramme but i am a child and me and my family doesnt have a credit card pls send me an email i really need ur help

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    Minette Reply:

    The video vault would be the most help to you as you would be able to watch videos on how to train and work with her. http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/DogTraining/Dog-Training-Videos/

    on the left hand side of that link you will find more links to training articles and videos. Also you can scroll through my blog and on the left side there is a search box, enter whatever problem you are having and read my articles related to that problem. http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog

    here is one on jumping http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/dog-fly-air-greatest-ease/

    and I would recommend the gentle leader to you to gain more control http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/utilize-gentle-leader-similar-head-halters-dog-training/

    Good luck! You will find a wealth of information here, just search through the articles!

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    tracy gilbert Reply:

    I love watching these videos. they make sooo much common sense. They are working for me and the year and a half old boxer I just rescued. Now, how do I keep him in the fence?? have to work on that one. Thanks and keep posting the great videos

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    Shelby Reply:

    I can’t wait to try this with my 6 month old puppy. I hope it works as good for me as it did for him.

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    Barbara Reply:

    Thank you so much. Just with quiet and patience I will have two happy puppies

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    Emily Hunt Reply:

    I am so thrilled to have discovered your training programs! I have a one and a half year old Maltipoo who is as sweet as she can be, but who loves to run out the door and into the neighbor’s yard at every possible opportunity. It is causing a HUGE problem with my neighbors, as this behavior causes HER dogs to bark incessantly (even though my dog isn’t actually “doing” anything to her dogs…she is just physically present in their yard so they bark like crazy). If I can find a way to fix this behavior, I would sing your praises forever!!! She knows her basic commands and is fairly receptive to me as her owner. However, I have three small children and a husband who she does NOT readily listen to. She “plays” with them by “biting” them, which makes them cry…she doesn’t do this behavior with me. I pray your techniques will help us!! Thank you!!

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    Susan Reply:

    1. Buy a muzzle and keep it on your dog whenever your children or husband are at home!
    2. Never ever give your dog any food or treat from your hand. This only trains them to grab for something to eat whenever a human hand is seen! This is NOT “play”, the dog must be confined immediately! Your pet must “un”learn this behavior. Always make your dog do some kind of “work” read trick, for any food! Even his/her meals. Begin this yourself by feeding in small portions, refusing to put the food down until you get obedience. When this succeeds, your husband then does it; until the dog respects him. Then the children can work on training him on the other side of the gate to sit or back up or lie down, only dropping a treat on the floor when the dog obeys.
    3. If you cannot afford baby gates to keep your pet from dashing out the doors; get the local building store to cut plastic privacy lattice into half lengthwise; then cut those 2′ x 8′ strips into one 3′ (for interior doorways, and one 5′ (for hallways) and either leave the last at 8′ to block living room entrances; or cut it into the same widths as the first so you can contain your pet and humans can easily step over or bend out of the way these $6. each economical barriers that easily bend into place catching the sides on the door jambs or behind a chair or couch like a letter “U” when looking down on it.
    4. Sign up for “Canine Good Neighbour” or arrange some other socialization for your dog. You are responsible for restraining your dog until it is safe for it to be around others.

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    pamela Reply:

    Omword. With all due respect to Susan.
    There is an easier way to help with you maltipoo.
    If you follow the ways she told you youll be going from your dog being
    Controlling to controlling you on how to use gates and barackades.
    The dog would still be controlling how u need to live.

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    Mutugi Z Reply:

    Dear Chet,

    I enjoyed the video very much. I am all the way in Kenya, East Africa,and cannot attend your lectures but I wait patiently until I can watch these videos. I hope I can learn something from the videos that you release every now and then. Thank You

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    Barbara Reply:

    Chet,
    This is the best dog training information I have seen. Thanks so much!
    I have two adult dachshunds that can really use a little training. They are already calmer because I have tried some of your other teachings.

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    Cindy Reply:

    My puppy is doing some tricks, mostly potty trained, but I can’t get him to stop biting when he is playing. He also just started to run out the door. Will try your tips. Thanks!

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    Judy K Reply:

    I foster stray, owner surrender and puppy mill dogs. They all come with issues. This training video will help tremendously with these dogs. Sharing is usually a problem with the street dogs that have to beg and fight for food. I am always looking for training tips to help these poor babies get forever homes. Thank you Chet.

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    cindy Reply:

    I RESCUED A PIT BULL HES 2 YRS,OLD HE IS CALM& GET COMMANDS GOOD~ THIS VIDEO IS GOOD ON PUPPYS,WHAT ABOUT MY PIT? THERES CERTAIN THINGS HE DOES THAT NEED TRAINING,HES GOT SEPERATION ANXIETY ALOTWHEN I LEAVE I PUT HIM IN A CRATE & HE URINATES IN IT OR#2

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    Terry Reply:

    Very good behaviorism both for the dog and for its non-professional trainer. Don’t have my new dog yet but will use your techniques.

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  2. Grandma Art says:

    I just watched this vidio. I have 4 Shelties at different ages and am very excited to see how they respond to this lesson. I will let you know. The ages of dogs are 3, 2, 9 months and 4 months .. Thanks

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    Chet Reply:

    Can’t wait to hear your report back after you’ve tried the training, Grandma Art. Let me know if you have any questions, or if you have any successes to, I’d love to hear about them.

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    Neila Reply:

    We Tried the tip from the video with our 2yr old golden retrevier and our begal black lab mix and they both had a very hard time with looking away but it seems like its working.
    we were just wondering if something like a clicker might help as well???

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    Ineta Reply:

    You started the exercise but just keep doing it. It will come at the end.

    There is no need bringing other training equipment, just patience.

    garymoto Reply:

    I like the concept being applied and am excited to try it right after I fry up some hotdog treats. Will let you in on the results and any progress Buddy and I make.

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  3. Joyce says:

    I am going to try this tomorrow morning. I am really hoping it works with my dog

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  4. Larina Mejillano says:

    I am having difficulty understanding your video . It goes on and stops and on again .

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  5. Shelley C. Daniot says:

    Hi Chet, I have a 4 mons. old Lab. He’s a stubborn little devil. He loves to chew on our slippers and our furnitures. Will try this forbidden fruit training on Him.

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  6. pradeep says:

    it is working Chet. thanks.

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  7. Hanna van Tonder says:

    This is amazing. I can not wait to start training my dog with this. She is extremely hard headed (Siberian Husky)and would give you feedback on this.

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  8. Babsie says:

    My mix-breed wire haired foxterrier forces himself through the pallisades (we have a front boundary fence here in South Africa) – even after I’ve covered the bottom half with chicken mesh.
    He runs down the road with NO regard for traffic. the more I call (even click on my clicker), the further he runs away. I spend a lot of time with him and he is obedient inside our yard. somehow, when he manages to ‘escape’ from our yard he does not care and will not naturally try to please me by coming back.PLEASE HELP – he is going to get run over or stolen!!

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  9. David says:

    The hard part is training other humans (read close relatives) not to ruin your training by encouraging just the things you don’t want.

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    mandy Reply:

    I agree with you David, my 17yr old son is my biggest problem when I’m trying to train my 17wk old german shepherd.

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  10. Lisa says:

    loved the video!
    Im sure it will work well I have Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (the dumbest dogs on earth or so I am told…. id like to argue the opposite! great at getting there own way!)
    I have already trained them to stay away/be nice to my birds I actually had a cockatiel that would pick the burs off them when they came inside!(im not recommending this but i did trust them and they were supervised)

    My problem is I had a neighbour that encouraged them to dig under the fence by putting her hand under to pat them 🙁 I never had a problem until then.
    Now I have to use an electric fence to keep them in! the second its off they dig out.
    They never dig when I am home they are only after company But Im not sure how to deal with the problem because i am never home when they do it (i tried setting up a sand pit and hiding treats to give them a spot they are allowed to dig in, but they dig tunnels the length of the shed if i am away!

    By the way I lost that cockatiel and two bunnies to a housemates untrained dog whom actually broke the cages open to get them whilst they were home and I was out 🙁 so Its not just people who own small animals who should be doing this but all dog owners!

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  11. Anne says:

    Loved it!

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  12. Marilyn says:

    Love the video, but how do you get a dog to quit climbing a fence? I have 2 Great Dane puppies, age 9 months and Grace has gone over the fence twice now. Maxx puts is front paws on the fence and I am afraid that his weight is going to bring down the fence. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. As it is now, when we are not home they have to locked in the kennel.

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    carole Reply:

    Marilyn: measure your fence length and your gate width.
    Go to a place where they sell PVC piping and buy the largest diameter they have (8 to 12 inches around). Have them cut in 4 to 6 foot lengths. Also cable (like used to make chain link fences stand straight) the length of your fence PLUS enough more to anchor around the poles/posts used to anchor the cable/pipe…
    fasten one end of the cable to the poles/posts far enough above the fence that the PVC will be able to spin around the cable freely but the dogs can’t get their noses through the space between the PVC and fence…Run the cable through the PVC and anchor on the opposite pole/post. this will be difficult for the dogs to climb over because the PVC will roll with each effort made by the dog….This is used here in Arizona at some homes to keep the Coyotes OUT of the yard and dogs IN the yard safe from the wild life.

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  13. ron manlongat says:

    this is really awesome!

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  14. Marla says:

    Going to try this on my daughters dogs. They steal food everywhere. It drives me nuts. Wish me luck.

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  15. ll says:

    In upcoming clips will you be showing how to apply this to leaving pet birds alone?
    Thanks.

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  16. ron manlongat says:

    great video! I’ll start right away

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  17. Tracey says:

    Every other technique from you has worked so far, so can’t wait to get started on this one. I have three dogs a 13 year old westie, 7 year old cocker spaniel and 8 month german shepherd. As you can imagine we have quite an audience at meal times. Will keep you posted for progress.

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  18. Peg says:

    Have a 18 month old Blue Heeler Mix who loves company and other dogs too much (smile). Hope this will help. Sounds like it might.

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  19. Ann says:

    Video gives lots to think about and makes sense. Our dog is quite good around the home, but gets really over excited when she sees other dogs and if off the lead will run over to them and jump on them, which at 25kg isn’t always appreciated.

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    wendy Reply:

    I have the same problem with Ruby. She is a 5 month old, very big Labradoodle puppy, similar weight. Did you manage to resolve this problem & how? I daren’t let her off the lead as she will flatten any other dogs she comes across, also leaps up on visitors & small children, knocking them over! When alone, she is very responsive to recall, sit, stay etc but once off her lead, if there is a distraction, she totally ignores all instructions. Very embaressing! HELP!

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    Brenda Reply:

    Hi Wendy,
    I read your reply to Ann on Jan 6 2012 and know this is now some 13 months later. But when I read our reply it was exactly the same as my male dog Bennie, jumping on visitors and running over very excited to other dogs when taking him for a walk. He also is responsive at home, but off lead !!! He is now 18 months old – did you solve the problem and how. Your information will be appreciated.

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  20. Lynn says:

    I was eating breakfast while I watched your video, and just as it ended, in came one of my dogs. I figured what the heck, and tried it. All I can say is WOW. With multiple dogs, I can’t wait to see how to keep them from running to the door when company comes!

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  21. Really looking forward to seeing more videos.
    .-= German Shepherd´s last blog ..My 8 month old German Shepherd puppy, Koko =-.

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  22. Jonnie Mack says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try this on Cassie, our 8 year old RIDGEBACK! I would have never believed that an 8 week old Ridgeback could learn to stop begging and start thinking in the short time this video shows. I found this video well explained and demonstrated.

    Cassie is the most ill behaved dog I have ever had. She steels food from counters .. is in the trash, eats the cat food even if we put it up high .. she will find a way to eat it. We adopted Cassie as a 2 year old .. she came with her food obsession. We have never been able to break her or even slow it down. She begs and drools .. she will trip you in the kitchen, waiting for food to fall .. is always ALWAYS under foot … and that is just the beginning of her bad habbits. But one thing at a time.
    She is a sweet and smart dog .. but over bareing in that she needs love and attention constantly .. she is pushy .. and even tho she was also obideiance trained when we got her .. she does not mind and ignores most of her comands .
    Will show this video to my hubby asap.

    Thanks for sharing Chet. Jonnie Mack

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  23. Inman Bark says:

    Hey Chet! I adopted my pup 3 weeks ago and he’s doing really well. He has not gotten into any kind of trouble but I’m definitely anticipating. This video clip looks like it will come in hand when he grows up. Looking forward to next week.

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  24. Frankie Geary says:

    I really enjoyed the video. I am going to practice with my dog over
    the next few days. Thank you so much.

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  25. Greta says:

    I can hardly wait to see how my rottweiler will respond to this. I am also looking forward to seeing how to get her to not be so excited when people come to the house or when I take her to someone elses home.

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  26. jean says:

    Brilliant! Cant wait to see the rest. My boston terrier is pretty good at minding but jumps up on the very person who hates to be jumped on. Cant wait to hear what you have to say about this.

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  27. connie says:

    This is a great video, I for one will be using this on our 12 week boxer, and if she is half as smart as the ridgeback I think that things will go well. Her mother already does this, but the dad is another story all together so I am looking forward to some “family lessons” so to speak. Thank you for sharing some of this information and I am looking forward to next Monday!

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  28. will says:

    great job! look forward to the next video!

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  29. Sarah Earnshaw says:

    Liked your video, my 8month old Bichon Maltese is actually very good and does not steal but unfortunately tends to bark at stupid things like hedges and the waves when I take him to the beach.

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  30. Lynn says:

    Fantastic! Now I am tempted to get a puppy knowing that I can properly
    and successfully train it. Thanks for producing and sharing this excellent video! Looking forward to Feb.22.

    Lynn

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  31. Louise says:

    This was a very good video and I am looking forward to seeing the followups. I have a ten year old King Charles Cavallier (adopted at 4 years) who has the most annoying habit of territory marking around the house. I have an african grey and our dog thinks the parrot’s food is fair game! He is going to get a nip one of these days so I am really interested in any help in helping him to work out for himself that putting his head near the parrot is not a great idea! Keep up the good work. Louise

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  32. Mel says:

    Hi Chet, I love the idea of getting the dog to think. I’ve used your clicker training and love how when they learn to think and figure it out, it ‘sticks’. My 4 dogs (Bichon 5, Poodle 4, Golden 2, Golden 10 mths) are generally well behaved and enjoy training and practice, My only problem still is the door. When people come they turn into a pack of dogs and don’t hear or see anything but an intruder. Looking forward to getting this problem solved so that my company can actually see how great my dogs really are. My Golden’s are real gluttens too. They used to steal a lot of food. Once, a whole pound of butter. Craziest thing was when my Bichon (who is our stud dog) greeted a customer by peeing on her foot. How’s that for a ‘how do you do’????

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  33. Sylvia says:

    I have a 1 1/2 yr. old boxer. I have a big fenced in backyard. I have a side door, not a back door, so when i let her out we have to walk to the back gate to let her in. She does this well, but when I go to let her back in the house she is let out of the fenced in yard. I thought I had her trained to either walk beside me to the side door, or if i say go to the house she runs to the door. One day she decided she wanted to see what was on the other side of the house and she took off. And now that was way too much fun for her that I haven’t found a reward that she likes better than running free. So I started holding her collar to lead her in the house, but she has learned that and now wont come to me when i come to the gate to let her in. I am not rough about taking her in the house she just knows that i will take her collar so she can’t run the streets. I feel so stupid sometimes when she does get loose and im standing there calling her, sometimes she comes running to me but not close enough for me to touch her, then runs right past me down the street the other way. Also when I’m trying to get her to come to me so I can let her in the house, I am usually in a hurry to go somewhere or my baby is crying in the house and i need to take care of the baby, so it is hugely frustrating!!! I usually resort to kneeling in the snow with a treat in my hand and i have to pet her for awhile before taking her collar, it’s ridiculous!

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    Jean Reply:

    I also have a fenced-in yard far away from the house. Every time I take my dog to the yard, and back to the house, the dog is on a leash. Every time we leave the fenced-in yard he is on a leash. We take walks, the dog is on the leash. Only in the house is the dog ever off the leash. He is a young rescue dog who used to live by hunting in the farming fields. Sometimes he rushes out of the house when we open the door, but will immediately return inside if I call him. There have been some attractive rabbits in our yard, and he did get away from me to chase them. In those moments, he did not acknowledge me when I was beside him and called him. I did get him back, though. I was quiet and did not scold him.

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  34. Hi Chet, this is just the type of aid I’ve been looking for to share with our puppy parents when we send a puppy home. Is there a way to purchase your videos? Since you change your videos how can we keep track of what you are teaching for future reference?

    Very impressive and we have sat under the instruction of many trainers and have continued to learn each new “positive” method that we have been exposed to, but I have always preferred the methods that allow the dog to think and choose appropriately best as they are the lasting training methods and create the most bonding experience in the end.

    Thank you Chet

    Roger and Sherri

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  35. Jennifer says:

    This video was great. I have two 10 month old Labradoodles who are extremely well behaved for their age, but they continue to jump on people when they come in the front door. I can get them both to sit before I open the front door as I don’t open it until they are sitting down. I am still having difficulty getting them both to stay until the guests are all the way in the door. They will jump up for their attention, and two 75lb dogs jumping on guests is no fun to watch and try to control. I tell my guests to not pay attention to the dogs to not reward this behavior, but it’s hard as they are so big, and I ultimately don’t want my guests to have to worry about this. I really want to see what you suggest to stop this specific behavior.

    Thanks!

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  36. Anna says:

    Very thought provoking and outside the box – I LOVE the depth of your bird and now dog training!!

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  37. Lisa says:

    Hi, I am going to try this out on all my dogs. I have 3 of them and they all have different problems. I can’t wait to try out. Wish me luck :). Thanks for all your help. Lisa

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  38. Joyce says:

    I foster so I have multiple dogs at one time and they all have some issues or behaviors that need to be altered. I will start this with the Husky mix pups, who are big enough to steal food and run over my kids.

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  39. Belinda says:

    I just watched your video. It was very interesting. I will try it with my dachshund. My question is how do I get her to not eat cat poop? We don’t have a cat, but there are a lot of cats in my neighborhood that poop in our yard. It is always well hidden, so it is not like I can scoop it up before she finds it. She is pretty good with “leave it”, but not when it comes to cat poop. It is my biggest problem. My vet is not concerned about it. I don’t like it and I don’t want her to do it.

    Thank You

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  40. Gail says:

    This is an exciting concept. We are a retired, senior couple and now really have the time to devote to properly training the puppy we plan to get in a few months. I want to have the proper methods in mind before we get the dog so we can start gently training right away. Thanks…

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  41. christine says:

    I have a dog that is 1-1/2 yrs old who behaves moderately well. But my roommate recently rescued a dog who needs a lot of manners training. And now my dog is starting to misbehave. I would like to buy your system and train my dog to be an even better member of the family, but I am concerned on how I can train my dog to behave when my roommate’s dog is constantly doing “No-No’s” as my roommate has phrased his dog’s inappropriate behaviors?

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  42. Catherine Apicella says:

    I love your way of training dogs. My dog loves me so much it only takes a short time to teach him anything. This video was priceless since both of my daughters have puppies that I can work with.
    My dog has a pop up dog house in my room and when I tell him to go to his bed he immediatley goes there. I do have one problem with him though, he goes to the bathroom in the bathroom. I started putting a doggy pad on the rug in the bathroom which he used but I want him to go outside not in the bathroom. What can I do to break him of this habit. I am tired of keeping the bathroom doors closed all the time.
    Keep up the good work. I will recommend your course to anyone who has a dog.
    I have started to volunteer to walk the dogs at the local humane society and I will tell people who adopt to look up your course on line. I have already taught a 5 month old lab mix to sit on command and he was adopted when they saw he obeyed that command. I hope it will help to get more dogs adopted. There is a 7 year old chihuahua mix who was brought there because he barks all the time. I am teaching him to be quiet on command maybe someone will take him home if he is quiet.
    Catherine

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  43. Ann says:

    I am going to try this with my 8 month Labradoodle Samson. I mostly have a problem with him loving people so much, he jumps on them. I would love to train him not to jump on people, or when I am walking with him, if he sees someone, he whines and wants to go to them and jump on them. And the same with when someone comes to the door. He runs to the door and I have to hold him back while I’m talking to the person at the door, he is 70 pounds, so, you can imagine what I look like!! Thanks!

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  44. pru says:

    Hi Chet

    Just watched your video, was well impressed and will be trying it out on my 14 week old Chihahua, but was just wondering if it would work injunction with the clicker. Thanks

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  45. mary baker says:

    i love the vido i just watch it was great to watch

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  46. Angela says:

    Hi Chet,

    I have two chihuahuas that are already jumping on me when we eat. I can’t get them to sit on their bed because they are to excited to come beg for our food. This puppy seems to be so calm and comfortable sitting on his bed. What can I do for my doggy’s that are no longer puppy’s but are 4 years old now?

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  47. Hi Chet!
    The idea is Fantastic.I’m looking foward for the next steps.I have two crazy dogs that barks all the time and go nuts when i take out the leash!Should be very interesting.
    Thanks !

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  48. Diane says:

    I loved the video because you showed how easy it is to train a puppy. I have the almost “perfect dog”. He is a 7yr old Chihuahua and is very well behaved, except for his begging at the table. He’s not agressive, doesn’t try to steal food, etc., but he does beg. He stands on his hind legs and “prays” with his front paws to get food. He taught himself this little trick and we thought it was so cute that we gave him food. Now he does this with anyone at the table. I’d like to stop that behavior and am wondering how I would apply your training method to solve this problem. I’ve tried not giving him food, but he just keeps it up until I give in.

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  49. Paula Powers says:

    Saw your video and it is quite impressive. My dog has a couple of issues that I do not know if this technique will address though. She likes to eat excrement-will go into the cat boxes for it or will find it outside and eat it. It is disgusting and since she is now 15 years old I don’t see how I am going to stop her from doing that. Also, since she is aged, she lives on my bed and is constantly licking and chewing at herself-whe doesn’t have fleas-it might be a pain thing,senility or heaven knows what, but I can’t stop her from doing it and it is annoying to hear chewing and licking all the time especially when you want to sleep. She has been sleeping with me her whole life, and that is not a problem-the constant licking and chewing is. SHe has arthritis, cataracts and won’t walk anymore for exercise, she only walks enough to go out when she needs to and if I am not home to let her out when she needs to go, she uses a puppy pad which is also fine-easy to clean up and due to her age, I forgive occasional incontinance. What would you do about the problems I have?

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    M.R. Reply:

    I’m not a vet, but please consider getting your old sweetie some sore joint relieving supplements like Cosequin or LubriSyn. Conquers has glucosamine/chondroitin in it and there are other brands that also have this in it. LubriSyn has Hyaluronan (HA) as its main ingredient. Both products have ingredients that REALLY help sore joints not bother your pet nearly as much and glucosamine/chondroitin actually causes some joint repair. They come in chewable tablets, soft chews, liquid, & powder forms. Ask your vet or you can buy them from Costco, PetSmart, Petco, Pet Supplies Plus, or you con order them online at Valley Vet Supply, http://www.Costco.com etc. Please try them… people are often shocked at how puppy-like & frisky their aged dogs become & at the very least she should be able to at least go out again for exercise. Yon can ask a low-cost clinic or a vet to prescribe some inexpensive pain medicine that will at least make her more comfortable. Some are reasonably priced (we pay $7 USD every 2 months). Copy then paste these website links into your address bar at the top of your page, and find out more. http://nutramaxpet.com/JackHanna/index.html
    http://lubrisyn.com/ Good luck! p.s.Chet is awesome!

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    Sandy Reply:

    Hi Chet,

    This video was great. I have a problem with this exactly with my puppy and my old dog.
    So need to get her another bed that I can work with her on.
    will let you know how it works for us.
    Sandy

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  50. Dick says:

    Chet,
    I just watched your video on training your dog not to take food until you say it is okay. I did like your methology and technique on this procedure. I too, am also a dog trainer. I am always looking for ways and technque on how to improve my training abilities. I have read many books on how to keep up with current methods and procedures. Any way that I can improve my methods will certainly help me to become more successful. In the past, I have tried your method but was not successful, however, I did not follow it all the way through as you have demonstrated. I know know the errors of my ways. Most of your methods I approve of and have also performed in the past 35 years. One thing that I must be very vegilent on, is not to aggrevate my dog’s owner in any way. One thing that I will always do, is trying for more perfection with the dogs that I now work with as well as any in the future.
    I have one question about dogs. I am now working with this 20 month old German Sheperd that constantly chases his tail. I really do not want to use a shock collar to prevent this from happening. Perhaps, you might have a recommendation to prevent this from continuing.
    Thank you
    dick

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  51. Chick says:

    Hard to resist the “begging” posture that our Bichon has adopted to get us to do his bidding but will certainly give this a try! Thanks!!

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  52. Brenda says:

    I have always enjoyed and benefitted from your bird training videos. I love the dog training — can’t wait to go try it right now. We have 5 dogs and a parrot – although they are all “good” I love being able to teach them. Thank you Chet for offering such valuable information on how to “TEACH US” to better interact with our pets we love so much!!! Keep the training coming — someday I will be a “GOOD OWNER”

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  53. Diane says:

    I hope this works my two eight yr old dogs just ate their 6 month supply of heartworm med. they got out of a drawer. I was afraid they would die. Thank God they didn’t Hopefully this training may help they stay out of trouble.

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  54. Yvonne Stride says:

    Hi Chet

    I will be using this principle on my two dogs (Piper and Bella. They don’t steal but I can see other uses for this training. Thank you for the video, and I hope to “tune in next week”. Oh by the way I live in England so we get the info later due to the time difference.

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  55. Lori says:

    Hi, This sounds like just the thing I need. I have a Chinese Crested and she wants to be right under my feet while I’m in the kitchen. She will eat anything I drop except almonds. Go figure? I am always afraid I will step on her. She has already had 2 broken bones in her leg from her jumping off a chair. I don’t want her to have to go through any more broken bones from me tripping over her. My son and husband are going on a trip tomorrow for a week and this will be a great time to start our training. Wish us luck. Thanks

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  56. Cari Morgan says:

    My dog, Princess, is 3 years old. She barks at any noise, dogs, door bell, etc. She’s a good dog, but the barking is really annoying. She was not socialized early in her life because I am disabled and don’t get out much, and don’t know other people with dogs. I did take her to basic obedience training, and now she’s in the intermediate training. I need to get her certified as a support dog because she’s my emotional support and I take her everywhere with me; but I know that her barking and not getting along with other dogs is going to be an impediment to her certification. I am really looking forward to the live video on Monday. I’m going to have to work really hard, but I need to get her to stop the barking already!
    Thanks, Chet, for all you do!

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  57. Suzie says:

    I have just watched your “Off Limits” video. I appreciated most the way you do not use force or loud speaking to train the dog. I am going to try to do this with Coco.
    She is a 5yr. old YorkShi, and does pretty good at behaving herself. She does, however, have the very irritating behavior of barking whenever she hears anyone pull up in the driveway, or knocks at the door, or walks by our house. This happens when she is in the house.
    I will use the basic concept of your video to try to help her get over this behavior. I must confess, we have “put up” with for years…not knowing how to stop it.
    Thank you.

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  58. Dee says:

    This took too much time for the real content. Too much repetition in the written message and too much time in the film.

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  59. Glenda Hoyle says:

    We have a 2 1/2 year old border collie-australian shepard mix. He is a very good dog, except for one thing, he wants to jump on us and the friends that come to the house. He has had obedience training, but the jumping part did not take. Would like a video on this kind if training.
    Enjoyed you video. Thanks

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  60. Tracy says:

    I tried this with my dog, Darnit, and she caught on very quickly. She likes to steal food off our kitchen table when we are not looking so I am looking forward to finding a way to stop her from doing this. Thank you.

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  61. Tammy says:

    I have enjoyed learning how to train my dog using the hands off system. My father-in-law has also enjoyed it. He was sick and his dog was at our house for about 3 weeks, when he came the only thing he knew was to sit. When the dog left he was sitting, staying, leaving food alone until a command was giving, fetching, going to his mat, and he stopped jumping on people. Each new video I watch, I put to use on our dog. She is however a little more energenic and doesn’t listen quite as well when she is excited, but we keep trying and working with her.
    Thank you.

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  62. Jeanette says:

    I have a 7 yr old pom/mix(puppy mill) who is very agressive, barking at anything and everything. Does not meet other dogs and people well at all.
    Also 2 shih poos, which just turned 2. They are now starting to bark at
    people and dogs like the pom.

    I need advice——————-

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  63. miri morad says:

    my dog is a 6 mnts old labradoodle cute but not trained. know all the comanads and many trick but stills everything from everywere like food,shose,teddy bears,socks,candy any thing he can find everywere arround the house. i think he enjoy us chasing after him. the vido was fun and i will do it but it feels like just another trick ill teach him. and he knows a lot like sit,up.spin,give paw,speak,stay,come and more. so now he will know take it. i dont expect more. any way it was fun waching thanks for sharing. lot of good luck to you.

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  64. Jonita says:

    I have an 18 month old Weimeraner who has had some training and is much better behaved, but would love to have her not get into things when I am gone. She is so tall she can reach everything, so really needs more discipline. She gets too excited and I cannot let her around my younger grandchildren. I will definitely try this with her. Thanks

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  65. jody says:

    Our household has a boxer and 2 small dogs. We now four birds that have joined our family in the last two years. A Grey, senegal, cockatiel and a goffin cockato. We have mastered the off limits with birds within a couple weeks. However, not snagging food off the counter has just become an issue. The most horrible habit is racing to the door and barking nonstop when company comes over. I look forward to help in these two areas.

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  66. Marty says:

    I have 2 male pomeranians. They are both different in personality. They can be agressive when they want something and they bark when someone is at the door. One will stop barking once the guests sit down, but the other one might continue barking. As soon as the guest moves, one will start barking. I look forward to following the program. I want my guests to see what sweet boys I have.

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  67. Anne says:

    Hi Chet,

    I listened to part of your video but found it very hard as there is an echo behind it, is there anything that could take the background noise out. I am getting a 8 month Sheltie in a couple of weeks and will use this to train her not to steal and garbage. Also to leave the Cockatoo alone. I am also forwarding this onto my sister in law who has dogs that need this training. Anne

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  68. Yes I did watch the video Chet. I have a one year old Scottish Deerhound who doesn’t beg and is not overly interested in food. He is very excitable and has the concentration of an ant, but is never aggressive. Carole

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  69. Ted Daly says:

    Good stuff…very helpful. This is one thing I need to teach our Italian Greyhound, among others, because they are so energetic about everything they do. Thank you!

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  70. sharon says:

    I’ve been reading your emails and have tried to watch your videos but this is the first one that has actually played all the way through the rest have got no further that the introduction.I have a 12month old German Shepherd and at home her behaviour is ok not perfect mind you there is heaps of room for improvement outdoors is a completely different story she barks at everything that move. Will give the off limits training a go. thanks for persisting.

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  71. Elaine Squier says:

    I have managed to watch the video, and i cannot wait to get home and try this on my 10 week old Rottweiler.

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  72. Ina Neef says:

    Hi Chet! All I can say is “WOW”,it works!!! I tried it on our 6,5 mth old papillon, who got it straight away. It was just the answer to my problem, because I had to stop rewarding him for listening to e.g. “leave it”, as he worked it out that when he gets up to his mischief, then listens to the command, he gets a reward. That meant he “misbehaved” to get attention/rewards. This method is absolutely spot-on. Not only did he leave the treats, but after the 3rd time, he made the eye contact.
    This also did wonders for our relationship, as the penny seemed to have dropped that, “hey, mom is actually higher on the hierarchy, and this positive stuff is great”. I did a bit of improvisation, and tried a similar approach to try and stop him from biting my feet, and voila – he’s made the connection!! This morning I could walk about without him nipping away! Thanks very much. Looking forward to the follow-ups!

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  73. Yvonne Bartlett says:

    Thank you so much for this great video. My puppy is 14 weeks old and hopefully with your techniques this is the way forward to a well mannered dog and a life of a partnership with my dog and also with me as the pack leader.

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  74. Belinda Evans says:

    Dear Chet.

    After viewing your video and doing a short training session with my 18 months old maltese cross toy poodle boy, Gizmo today, I can already see an improvement in his behaviour. When doing the training I could tell that he was thinking about what he should do instead of just running around doing what he wanted to do. We have alot more areas to work on like barking and walking on the lead but I am sure with your system these will be no problem. I also have a larger kelpie cross ridge back boy, Bully who will also benefit from further training with your system.
    Thank you for helping make our time together more enjoyable.

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  75. Alisha says:

    Hi Chet,
    I thought your video was great, as my rottie is older, i cant wait to see you video on monday i only hope i can catch it, as my dog licks, scratches at the sliding door and he is pushy, i could go on, he has only just stopped jumping on guests thankfully, really cant wait for the follow ups!!

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  76. Judy says:

    I really enjoyed this video, thank you Chet, and am looking forward to monday.I am in Australia, and will have to find out what time the monday video is in Aus. My Border Collie is becoming obedient and sometimes is near perfect, unless she sees a truck or another dog or a person during our walks. When the truck comes, she’s nervous, and as soon as it indicates that it’s going on past,she tries to run after it and barks. I have to call her to me before the truck comes, and feed her a little cheese while the truck goes past and she is pretty good.Sometimes when my husband comes with me, we talk and I tend to forget about the dog and if the truck or a dog or a person comes into view, I can call, “come Bug” and stand on my head or whatever and she just runs. She always comes back, but I really don’t know how to use this video to teach her..I hope that we can get the Monday program. Again thanks, Judy.

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  77. Katie says:

    Hello Chet,

    a great video, it’s a good idea to train a dog to think for itself. We had similar experiences training dogs to think for themselves in England. The method was a little different but it works. I will try your method and see what happens. I have six dogs who are well trained except for one small problem, they eat each others poo. It’a a behaviour which is difficult to tackle. Once I am able to get it out of one dog, success is imminent as dogs learn from each others. Just how do I implement your method to eradicate this poo – eating problem as I don’t fancy putting my hand between the mess and the dog.

    Looking forward to the 22nd

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  78. beth says:

    I enjoyed the video. Wish I had had it long ago.
    Next I need one for “marking” in the house

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  79. Gail says:

    I have a 2 1/2 year old lab who still steals food and other items such as my purse off counters. He is a chow hound and is so quick it’s unbelievable. He is also stubborn. I put him in his crate while we had dinner the other night and he barked the whole time. I did not want to let him out while he was barking because I thought that is rewarding the barking. He barked for 1 1/2 hours. I am looking forward to trying your technique. Thanks. Gail

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  80. KEN says:

    KEN WRITES
    I RARLEY ENJORED THE VIDEO I GOT SOME GOOD INFORMATION
    I LEARNT A LOT FROM IT.

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  81. Kathi says:

    Love the video. I am so anxious to find out more about the upcoming training. I do so hope I can afford it. My baby girl is so amazingly smart anyway, but so full of juvenile energy. I am thrilled to find this training technique. Without even realizing it, we were already using this technique to a small degree. It will be amazing to see how we can incorporate it in more aspects of our puppy’s life.

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  82. patricia says:

    hi thank you for re sending me the download i have read it and watched
    the vidio brilliant now my problem is when my j/russal gem 10years
    old is asleep at night and she wakes up this only happens at night
    she is very aggressive with with both myself and my husband
    this is her bad habit . we think its because she does not want to go in her basket in the kitchen while we go to bed this as only gone on for two years she is a lovely dog i love her to bits even though she is like this and i dont know how to cure her of this ,
    and believe it or not no vet or trainer can tell me . i am pinning my hopes on you sir please help. Patricia and gem

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  83. Marianne says:

    Just finished watching the Off Limits Training Video and I think this is exactly what we need. Our 1 year old yellow lab can jump over the stone wall in the back yard and has a great time wandering in the field on the other side. Fortunately our other two dogs cannot get over it but it’s frustrating with her and I worry about bears and foxes. I’m trying to think how this new training could keep her from going over the wall.

    She also scratches at the doors when she hears anybody outside and the Basset Hound barks at the same time so I need to figure out how to train them both to eliminate these two unwanted behaviors.

    I bring the lab to work with me and she’s very good once she settles down but gets over excited when someone new comes in. Oh yeah, the crotch sniffing thing has got to go.

    We’re into the second week of our 8 week program and it’s working wonderfully well so far. But it’s difficult with multiple dogs.

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  84. Annie Williams says:

    Chet, Thank you for the free report and video. I read the report and immediately after watching the video, I tried your technique. I had a plate of cutup kosher hot dog and some small cheese bites and placed an empty plate on the floor near my dog’s mat. I have to say my 22 month old miniature schnauzer caught on very quickly. She is a great problem solver. Thanks again for all your outstanding training and advice tips.

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  85. mary baker says:

    i watch it agin and i have a rodedisgin rigesback he is hare head on some things like jump on poepl and dont come when he call and i would love for him to stay off the things the video was the best thing i watch out of all the things i try and he pick it up fast when we did thanks for showing me the video it was great

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  86. JR says:

    would like more on livestock training .your theroy so far that i see ,i like .just try to be more consistant on you comands ex.”take it
    ” it will show you know what your talking about . i raise border collies and after many years of training you build a vocabulary that is precise and consistant . GOOD JOB send more

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  87. Cindy says:

    I was asked twice if I wanted to install the adobe upgrade,replied “yes” & the video screen remains black without the video. Please advise.Cindy

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  88. Avery Emery says:

    Loved watching this video. I will start using this not only for my 9 week old Chai , but I have a 11 year old girl how sits by the table and begs. Very annoying when I have compnay. Thanks so much enjoying this. Wish I can afford to bring you to Bermuda. It is something I would love to think about. Thanks again. I will be tuned in feb 22nd at 9am. Is that Eastern time. here in Bermuda we are 1 hour ahead of the USA.

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  89. Evelyn McGee says:

    It has been 7 years since I lost my Chris, and I still miss him. Because of our ages I won’t get another dog. I enjoyed these training lessons, even though I don’t have a dog. I’m going to share it friends who do have them. My
    Chris was a wonderful little white curly fellow, and he never did any of the bad things you mention. He LOVED to go in the car, and he learned that he had to go pee before he could get in the car. He loved Puperoni, and that was his special treat. He WAS a picky eater but I didn’t care. I bought chicken leg
    quarters, cooked them, took the meat off the bone (didn’t cook the skin), and then cooked rice in the broth. That was his diet. As long as we had him, we had a motor home, so I could make enough to last and freeze it. We let him sleep with us because we liked it as well as he did, but he didn’t get on the furniture unless he was seated in a lap. I’ll never quit missing him. I hope Billy Graham is correct, that we will have our pets in Heaven.

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  90. Sam says:

    is this just one video or part of a set? I am lucky enough to actually have the perfect dog who just got everything, no bad habits, nothing.
    All my animals, horses, dogs and cats have never been a problem. I consider myself very fortunate but we live together sort of co-exist.

    My question is how do you explain to people they often have to shut up with the shouting of commands, the water bottles, remembering that training takes time etc. and just get on with your life and keep all the fuss to a minimum. animals are very bright, it’s the humans that need these videos 🙂

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  91. Jim says:

    Great video, can’t wait to give the methods a try. Still need help with a Rat Terrier that barks a any noise. Looking forward to seeing other training videos.
    Jim

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  92. Janet Myrick says:

    Terrific video; I’ve had dogs for over 50 years and I’ve loved them all. I currently have a Cairn Terrier, Cricket, who is a DELIGHT to live with; my husband has a Chow mix called King. Both dogs are well trained, so my “bad-dog story” is about another dog from long ago.

    Rusty, a beautiful mixed-breed (he looked rather like a rust-colored Keeshond) was one determined dog. One day, when I left Rusty at home alone, he decided he needed to visit the un-spayed female down the street.

    Rusty scratched until he pulled the window fan out of the window. It fell into a round glass terrium about the size of a basketball, which fell to the floor and shattered. So now we have broken glass and damp soil and small plants all over the floor with a window fan sitting in the middle of it. Rusty ran through the mud and jumped up on my (formerly) white bedspread, which now was white with brown paw prints. Fortunately he somehow managed not to cut himself on the broken glass.

    But he wasn’t finished yet; when he finished his dance on the bedspread, Rusty then climbed into the window and clawed the screen until he tore it sufficiently for him to wriggle through the opening. Then down the street he went to visit his girlfriend, where he clawed a door to her owner’s home and damaged it from the outside, while she clawed and damaged it from the inside.

    Needless to say, unless we intend to breed our dogs, we have them SPAYED & NEUTERED!

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  93. Allie says:

    Newley adopted 1 year old Welsh Corgi. I want his to stop sniffing people’s crotch, jumping up, etc. Enjoyed the video and think this will work well with this smart little dog.

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  94. Milly says:

    Loved your video. My problem is that I have a lab/rotwiller mix who is a great big sweetheart. He is 1 year old. He is very smart. We taught him to ring a bell when he needs to go outside. He has been perfectly house trained for a long time. Our problem is that he is extremely full of energy and very big and strong. Most of the problem is that when people come, he jumps on them and will not let up until they leave. I know that he can be taught and we are more of the problem than he is because we do not know how to train him. I really need help because he is so big and so strong and we just can’t have this kind of behavior. He is not neutered yet and I am sure that is part of the problem. We love him very much and it would break my heart if we had to get rid of him because we can’t train him.

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  95. Annette says:

    Vey impressed with the video!I bought your training videos when my yellow lab was 15 weeks. Taught her to go to her bed in 6 minutes. So I am looking forward to these new videos. She will be 2yrs. in may and still has a lot to learn, (as do I). She knows her commands well (when it’s just the two of us at home) someone comes to the door….forget it. I have no controll whatsoever, and yes, it is embarassing! She knows the take it command for her supper when I put her dish on the floor. She will sit there and drool until I say take it, but I never thought of using it for other things. Her only one most disgusting habit I just can’t get rid of, is she eats her poop. I’ve tried everything all “the experts” said to do but the only thing that works is if I’m right there to pick it up. When I’m not with her…..yuk!! I’m afraid she will do damage to her stomach. It’s gross when she throws up after. I don’t suppose that’s covered anywhere in your tapes, is it? Thank you for all your helpful tips. Looking forward to feb. 22!!

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  96. Susan L says:

    Thanks, the video was so helpful. I am excited to try it today with my Tibetan Terrier. All of your past videos and email tips have been so worthwhile, and with good results for us.

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  97. Cora says:

    Just watched the video. Am definitely going to give it a whorl. Have a 2 yr. old Eskie. All in all she’s a relatively good dog but does need something to keep her occupied…..so new lessons that will benefit both us should be helpful. Thanks for helping us dog companions help our furry friends. Hope my schedule will work out to be available on Feb. 22.

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  98. Marianne says:

    This was awesome. I’m getting a 1 year old chocolate lab in two days, from a coupld who just can’t have him anymore. They told me that he is already trained, but I want to make sure he is trained and will listen to me. I can’t wait to get him and to start my training. I’ll let you know hoe it goes.
    Thanks for the info.

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  99. Theresa says:

    Seems to be working. I will continue training. Will love to see the other solutions you have. Thank you.

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  100. Annett says:

    Hi, that video was VERY interesting. I’m going to try that with my 8 month old. She tries to rush into the house when someone opens the door. I think she is starting to get it already I just didn’t realize what she was doing. I blocked the door with my body and she has been sitting after trying a few times to go around me. Now I know that I need to reward her for sitting before I actually allow her inside. Thanks.

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  101. Kate says:

    Okay — so I was totally impressed with your progress in just a few short minutes, so I decided to try it on Lily my ridiculously smart Labradoodle.

    NOT WORKING! For some reason, despite over 20 minutes of practicing, even when I say okay, she won’t take it, and the she just gets frustrated and barks at the treat until I give it to her.

    Next: I can get her to leave the treat for extended periods of time, as this is how our previous dog trainer had us train her to “leave it” — but I can’t get her to associate it with her bed! I’m heartbroken!!!!

    I really really want this to work because I think the psychology behind it makes complete sense, but I must be doing something wrong though I did it ALONG WITH THE VIDEO for like 20 minutes. HELP!!!

    My Lily is so well behaved at home, and then when new people come over?? YIKES — she’s all up in their face. Begging for food? Try demanding… Ugh, help!!!!!

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  102. Dianna says:

    This was very interesting, I have tried that with my 1 yr. old and he does very good now I have to put the bed with it. Question your next film is on Feb. 22 9 a.m. I will be working how can I see it.? Alot of the dog problems you mentioned I am having GARGAGE and eating the cats food. I really don’t want to miss it. You did good

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  103. Margaret says:

    Hi Chet, Thank you for the video I did not see the first one because my computer would not put it through for me how ever I got my neighbour to get it up the second one where you were training a ridgeback pup to go to to his bed and wait for food I enjoyed seeing this to actually see what you were doing and how you were doing it . My Abbie does this already but rushes to the door whenever anyone rings the bell or calls out scratches the door and just gets so excited when she sees people, also will not hold a sit stay for more than a minute. I am fostering 8 week old puppies at the moment and don’t know to get her to be gentle with them she is 14 mths and very rough with them she noughes them over and rounds them up but then I put them back in their play pen so she stresses out because she can’t play with them but on the whole she is not too bad does. Margaret Cornelius

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  104. Dixie Deb says:

    I had my dog watch this with me and will see how much she learned in the morning.

    Will keep you posted.

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  105. susan says:

    I like what I saw in the video,Hope the training in other things do as good.I look forward to seeing more things.
    I want my dog to bark when the door bell goes off but to stop the barking when I say too. Be nice also to teach dog not to get excited when a person comes in, no jumping and no sniffing too. I have 3 dogs. When Jay comes over the dalmatian puts her feet on chair and gets in his face. He doesn’t mind but I do. I have a puggle who barks at dogs and cats on tv and runs up to tv and in the bed where tv is up high then he jumps up and down and barks. Plus all 3 dogs bark at the animals outside. So would like to see a video on those things. My dogs do not take food from table or counter. But the puggle bugs when we eat at table or when we sit at tv trays in living room. My dal and yellow lab do not.Dal scratches when outside and wants in so does dal. Here is the worst problem I have with dalmatian, that is she gets nerves in car, pacing back and forth on back van seat and whines and drules. I have tried alot different trainers Ideas and has not worked yet.It hard taking her to mail box or 4 blocks. Vacations are really bad for that is many hrs on road and she is non stop on any of the things I said above.

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  106. Sydney Z says:

    Ok so my dog ( 2 year old Lab/Red Nose mix) is really pretty darn good. She knows how to ring the bells to go outside and when she was about 6 weeks old I taught her the “go to your mat” from your video. I was eating a snack and tried this with her toward the end of the video. She caught on very quickly but still needs more work. Her main method of begging while we eat dinner is to do a perfect sit pose and just wait. Sounds great but not so much when she’s staring at you like that the whole time. I will work on reinforcing her going to her bed while I eat.
    Thanks so much for sharing this and congratulations on your new arrival!

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  107. Del Shirley says:

    The vidio looks doable for me. I have a very nice red healer, very loving and smart. He does try and “kiss” the faces of young children and tends to jump up on adults he knows. He doesn’t like men bending over his face to pet him.

    He is traumitized by the electric fence (used for controling farm animals). He is a shelter dog and I suspect he was cattle prodded. The previous owners described him as “a bit much.”

    My ducks chase him around the (outside) house and when he ignores them (while peeing) one drake pecks at his collar tags for attention. He loves them.

    However he does rush the door when company comes and do all kissing little children and crotch sniffing so I am looking forward to your video becoming available next Monday.

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  108. Michelle Scheepers says:

    Hi Chet, this is like an answer to my prayers. In South Africa, and my hometown of Nelspruit specifically, we have a problem with crime getting out of hand. Insurance covers all the valuables in the house, but what is giving me sleepless nights, is that the potential burglars poison the dogs of a whole neighborhood or farm community.

    Our dogs serve a dual purpose (I’m sure its the same worldwide) they are our companions and our first line of security. The midnight shoppers here, have found some of the cruelest ways to poison our furry friends and four legged members of the family (in my case my “children”) They have been known to put crushed glass in steak and recently (as in Thursday 11 Feb 2010) poisoned 10 dogs with Temic or “Two Step” which is a snail poison mixed with tinned tuna.

    I don’t have children, so if anything like this should happen to my babies (2 thoroughbred red Staffordshire bull terriers and a Jack Russel) I would be beside myself. I need to teach them not to take ANYTHING unless I give it to them or give them permission to. I also want to teach everybody in the area how to teach their own dogs the same.

    The video is very helpful and really opens your mind about dog training, but to accomplish what I have in mind, I need a short, to the point manual to publish in the local newspaper.

    Please let me know if you can assist with this at all.
    Regards
    Michelle

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  109. jac says:

    A million thanks . You are the best.

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  110. Claudia says:

    Just watched the video, and am very excited to try with both my year old German Shepherd, and my 13 year old Samoyed. For some reason I have found some dogs seem innately able to “think for themselves” as my 10 year old G. Shepherd has never been trained to do these things, but without the stimulus of the other two will be a perfect gentleman. We have a very noisy and rowdy home with the two. Lunging at the door is the first problem, but not always the most critical, trash diving, escaping onto a high traffic street, and grabbing for my bird and the kitten are the more safety related problems. For these problems I am very excited to see what you have to offer.

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  111. Linda Brown says:

    Chet, I am absolutely amazed at what I just saw. I’ve trained many dogs throughout my long life, but never this quickly. I’m anxious to try this out with my three Cocker Spaniel puppies. One of them is very wild and strong willed, to the point that I’m about ready to send him to a new home. When I watched that 8-week old puppy get trained so easily, I’m thinking there might be hope for my 7-month old puppy. If I’m eating at the couch, he jumps up and ploughs his way over to try to grab food off my plate. I tell him “NO” and put him back on the floor, only to have him bully his way back up. The other two sit watching this and at some point they will probably try it too. I’ve never seen anything like this before. We got him at 4 1/2 months so maybe food was put down and all the littermates had to fight for what they got. He seems lacking in any kind of manners. I’m looking forward to more of the videos. Thank you. Linda

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  112. Toni Abernethy says:

    Hi Chet, Your video was amazing to see a very young puppy respond as he did. My dog Candy doesn’t really beg by sitting next to the table while we are eating. She will lay under the table until we are almost finished and then she will come out from under the table and just sit next to my chair and stare at me. I don’t think this is a big problem but I have always wanted her to stay in her bed, etc, but my husband is the one who doesn’t think that is necessary. Candy will be 3 years in October.She is a full bread Beagle and on the whole is a very well behaved dog. I may try your technique when my husband isn’t around and see how it works. I would like to have her do this especially when we have company for dinner. Thanks for sending the video. Toni

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  113. Jill Holbert says:

    Thank you for this video. I have a 10 year old jack russell and a 4 year old Aussie/heeler who love to beg, jump on people, etc… We are beginning a hospitality business of chartering an old wooden schooner this summer and would like it if they would leave the customers alone while they were eating. I am going to start the training now. thank you. Jill

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  114. ardi says:

    great video! I’ll start right away
    thx Mr.Chet

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  115. GAIL says:

    I have used some of your techniques before and they do work. My lab mix still needs some work so I am looking forward to Monday 2/22 @9am but need to figure out how to get off work to be home for the video!

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  116. Evie says:

    Hi Chet,
    Sorry, because of other obligations, I just finished the video and have a chance to write. I really enjoyed it. Although I have usually taught all my dogs to “beg politely” by waiting quietly until I’m done, I certainly didn’t have the finesse you do! I love the idea of teaching it in such a way that they will make the connection to other situations!

    We have two Pomeranians, a rescued 5 yr old female and a male puppy 7 months old. Nikki (the female) is very good and sweet except when she gets excited. When someone comes or when she thinks we/she are going out, she starts yipe-yipe-yipe-yipe-yipe in her loudest, highest voice. It goes right through my head and makes me crazy and she seems to have no ‘off’ button once she starts. As our neighbor said, “I can’t believe it. She doesn’t even take time to breathe!” The only thing I’ve been able to do is give her ‘time outs’ in a kennel, but I hate to punish her for being excited. I’m looking forward to some help in dialing her down.

    Teddy, the baby, is very smart and probably good for his age – obeys ‘no’ and ‘leave it’ quite well – but if I don’t follow him around and supervise ALL the time, he gets into EVERYTHING! The laundry basket, the half empty bag of muffin mix from the bottom of the pantry, the keys out of my purse, the bathmat, anything we are foolish enough to leave within reach of his teeth. He appropriates them all with great gusto – “This is fuuuun! Isn’t life wooondeful? I found a new toy!” (although he has over a hundred toys already!) His latest favourite trick is deliberately spilling his water dish just to paddle about in the water. Yipes! Will he outgrow this? Or is there some way to get him to differential between our stuff and his “Teddy-toys”?

    Thanks so much for the videos. It helps so much to see someone actually DO it. I’ll be eagerly awaiting the new ones.

    Evie

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  117. Blaze says:

    Hey Chet
    Thanks so much for these lessons….. they are really coming in handy for me and my pup Blaze….. looking forward to Monday!!!!!

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    Chet Reply:

    You’re welcome Blaze!

    Glad you liked them 🙂

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  118. Brenda says:

    Hi Chet: I have read your report and have now started watching your video, interesting concept and I can see that it works. What about an older dog,Sophie is 10 and actually is a pretty good dog except when on walks and she sees other dogs she gets quite feisty. I can keep her under control but if the dog is off leash and comes tearing up to her a dog fight ensues. Hope you can help with this problem.

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    Chet Reply:

    One thing you can try is checking out this report that talks about how your problem isn’t a skills learning problem, but an over emotional problem and needs what I call Emotion Training to be fixed.

    http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/SpecialReport/

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  119. Shirley Burgess says:

    My 3 year old Boston tears out the squeakers from every new toy, & brings it to me to trade for a treat. It only took one or two times for him to learn this on his own!!

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  120. Thomas Stewart says:

    As usual very educational. I think this will go a long way. Thanks for all you do and congradulation on the new member to your family

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  121. Lilo says:

    Hi Chet,
    I just read your report on dog training and watched the video, what an amazing result, however, how do I apply that to my 4 year old Greyhound mix,Toby, who loves to jump on people.
    And you are right – the more I try to correct it (and trust me,I have tried several methods with the help of friends, neighbors, I even asked strangers to come to the door) with no result.It has turned into a game for Toby ! By now he nows ,he is not allowed to jump, and does everything to do it anyway, incl. pulling a fast one on me, where he sits very politely in front of a friend,I reward him with a treat for sitting well mannered on the floor , and the second I turn my back on him, he will jump up on my friend, sometimes just once to let us know- gottcha- “na na na na na na !!!”
    Unfortunately I will not be able to watch your training video on Monday.
    Can I download it and watch it at a later time ?
    Thank you for your help.

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    Chet Reply:

    Currently there are over 5,000 people who have signed up to be notified when the House Manners course is released Lilo, and I don’t think the program will sell out right away so it should be available for you to get if you can’t get to the site until Tuesday.

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  122. Erika says:

    Hi
    My Dog Rosy hase lernt a lot ,but when the Doorbelle rings,the is there befor me barking and jamping at the door
    if Iam in the pool the is loket away,still she barks and barks no stop
    ife she com out streit in the Pool Help ,help help. Erika

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  123. Linda says:

    Hi

    Wondering if you have the video or information understanding the K9 mind.

    Thank you.

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  124. Thanks Chet I love your training sessions I always share your videos with my members looking forwards to more your insight love your style !

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  125. Alisyn says:

    HELP! I have a 10 week old Boston Terrier puppy that WILL NOT STOP biting at my toes and my daughters toes. I don’t know what to do in order to stop this habbit! I just finished watching this video and watched the progress! That was truly amazing. i know that will be a BIG step for my little pup. If you can help show me (and I’m sure many many others) how to stop this habit…I will be SO happy!

    Thank you so much!

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  126. usha says:

    Chet, It really worked for my dog he is really o ld but full of energy now he really do as i guide him it is really great usha

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  127. Alta says:

    Hi Chet,

    I can also not wait to see your video and am really hoping to access it at a later stage, as I will not be able to check it out on Monday.

    My one-year old Weimaraner has the bad habit of attacking people that he does not know or even the guys who work for us on our premises. Given, some of these guys are scared of him and I think he senses their fear and that’s the reason why he will not stop chasing them. I really need to train him to leave strangers alone and hope that your training video will help me in that regard. He is generally very well-behaved around the house, but his behaviour is really embarrassing, because he already bit one of our friends who does not visit often. He also keeps digging holes in my garden and I would love to stop him from dong that, as gardeing is becoming an expensive hobby for me.

    Looking forward to learn more from your videos and reports.

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  128. Kim Bennett says:

    Amazing! Kebo (my 14 week old Sheltie) and I can’t wait until Monday!!!

    As always…thanks so much for your help…

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  129. Atul Mahajan says:

    Great Stuff!! Its a lot about psychology and it is very interesting. I’d like to find out whether it is equally as effective in real life as I saw in the video. I hope my 6 month old Dachshund understands that and plays ball. I really want to watch at 9.00 A.M. on Monday. I am in India. Can you inform at what time here I can watch your video? Thank you.

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    Chet Reply:

    http://time.gov will convert the time for you. See you Monday.

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  130. Pat Lauria says:

    Thank you so very much. I have trained dogs for over 45 years, attended many seminars, been a student and an instructor at Cleveland All-Breed
    Training Club,Inc., K-9 University, Dogmatics, and several puppy classes on my own. I have titled 4 out of 5 Goldens in Conformation, Obedience,
    Agility, Field, Tracking and Flyball. The one young lady I have NOT trained I rescued from a physically and mentally abusive home. “Bliss” was terrified of women. In getting her over this fear, my wonderful dog trainers and dog friends would come and allow her to do most anything because they were afraid that if we raised our voices to correct…she would go back to being terrified.
    I have trained and taught the method you show with “Luke”…however I haven’t found a successful way to teach “Bliss” to stay ‘off’ people and am looking forward to learning that from you. She adores men!!! The husband in the situation was loveable with her and cried when he was forced by the abusive wife to give her up. I’d have given up the wife before “Bliss” would have been gone. Shw is loved in my home, her forever home.
    Thank you and can’t wait for our next lesson. Pat Lauria

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  131. Fay Taylor says:

    My dog has just started eating poop when she is at the off-leash park. Any suggestions as to how I can stop this behaviour. It is driving me crazy. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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  132. Sherry Perry says:

    I enjoyed the video on how not to beg. My problem is I have 4 dogs. Feeding time is a real problem. They jump on each other and go after the food before it gets to the floor, especially the Rott. She has knocked the bowl out of my hands numerous times or jumped up on me. What to do???

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  133. Wendy Blake says:

    I love that you’re using the same “forbidden fruit” principle with us humans to encourage the behavior you’d like to see–us buying your new training series! With only 300 copies available, and over 100,000 people receiving information about the videos, it behooves us all to be sitting patiently on our beds when you say, “Okay!”. 🙂

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    Chet Reply:

    😉

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  134. Betsy says:

    Hello – I have a sweet little LlasaOpso/Maltese mix who is 13 years old. She is perfect except for barking at everything that moves. Drives me crazy – even barks at my husband or me when we come in the house. It’s hard to get her to stop barking at a guest or repairman. Do you have a training tool/technique for this?

    I enjoyed the video regarding the waiting to be fed – can this somehow be used for stopping the barking?

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    Chet Reply:

    You betcha Betsy… I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but stay tuned, because I’m putting something extra special together for the first people who reserve a copy of this program on Monday. And anyone who’s got barking problems is going to LOVE it 😉

    But shhhhh… don’t tell anyone 😉

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  135. Candace Rocha says:

    with me in the room, or any of us in the family, the dogs will be good. they will sit and show good manners. But, as soon as our backs are turned Wham. they strike. 5 nights ago, one of my dogs made herself a bird crap sandwich. Yes you heard me right. My husband left the bread out on the counter instead of putting it away. she went into the waist basket that is by the bird cage that gets filled with the paper towel that is used to clean the floor by the cage, chewed up the nasty parts. Then got on the counter, and took the loaf of bread and finished that too. I can see in my head a cartoon of her making a sandwich. Her staying off the counters is something that my Mother constantly had to fight with when she was alive, and I still do. We have gotten wood mouse traps and balanced them on there side, snap site away from the edge so as not to actually hurt the dog, Just scare it. This is the only dog it has never completely stopped.
    Next, her sister, this dog won’t be around much longer, she has inoperable cancer. She has always been very nervous around people she doesn’t know. she has bitten at 3 people. one of which was my husband after his brain surgery. she didn’t do more then scratch, but she went for them just the same. She snaps hard too when trying to give her treats. I have gotten her to stop for short times by holding the treat in my fist and not giving it too her till she calms down and you can open your hand palm up and have her take it, but it only lasts for a few weeks. Now she is sick, she is much much worse. Must be the cancer and the discomfort from it. Till she says she is ready to go, we will keep her. We treat her symptoms. So, I hope you cover these kinds of problems in your video.

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  136. Doris Dauer says:

    Hi,Chet! Great video and instructions. I see the reasoning behind the lessons and can understand why they work. I have a 6 year old cockapoo. She is laid back, no barking, and no trouble about food, but she has, what seems to me, a desire to seek revenge when I go out to dinner or anywhere else by getting up on my bed and rumpling the covers. If I shut the door to my bedroom, she then deposits poop on the carpet just before the door entrance. I can’t seem to cure this behavior. The other thing she does is lidk, lick, lick me and everyone else. How can I get her over these behavior problems?

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  137. Phyllis Spencer says:

    Just finished watching your video. Very informative on how the brains of humans and dogs work.
    I am going to give this information to a good friend of mine who has a complaint about her dogs behavior.

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    Chet Reply:

    Thanks Phyllis,

    I appreciate you passing the word along 🙂

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  138. Kenneth Broz says:

    Having been involved with very diversified dog training your video added to my knowledge. I look forward to more.

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  139. Heather says:

    I need help with getting a dog to stop tearing things up. She’s destroying all my stuff!!! I know it’s my own fault for leaving stuff where she can get ahold of it, but I shouldn’t have to worry about it! Is this topic going to be addressed at some point?

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  140. kathy says:

    I loved the video!I have 2 chihuahuas I rescued from the pound. I understood the video, but how do you work with 3 at a time? Do I work with them separately? Looking forward to the next video to see what other good ideas you have coming our way.

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  141. ben says:

    I have a 2 yr old rottweiler thaqt is overly friendly, doesnt leave guests alone, and if walking in the park she wants to be petted by evey one.She was given to me when she 6 months ago This isnt bad but she doesnt listen when i tell her No around other people. When we are alone, she behaves like she is supposed to

    thanks for any info that would help

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  142. Anni Sano says:

    Dear Chet,
    What a wonderful video. No screaming or yelling. I have a 4yr old Yorkie male, not trained, sweet but gets crazy when people pass by, dogs, trucks any truck, mailman etc. He goes into a frenzy and can’t hear me. I wind up screaming at him and finally locking him into the doggie carrier, where he quiets down some, but still barks. He also marks in the house at every new thing like boxes etc. He is very cute, but goes berserk. I tried to train him, but he is not crazy about doggie treats. He just leaves them lying on the floor, or drops them if I give it to him.He eats his food twice a day. 1/4 cup in the morning and same at night. He is not enticed by food. Please help, I am at my wits end. He also rushes the door. Mayby now I can stop yelling and train him to behave like the cute little 5lb dog he is. Thanks so much in advance, you are a life and doggie saver.

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  143. Candis says:

    Read the report watched the video and looking forward to trying out this technique. It makes sense.

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  144. Stephanie says:

    Hi, I have a 2 year old Chihuahua. She begs alot, I’ll bring some Top Ramon in the living room and suddenly, shes right there and I can barely move my arm! I am very excited to see how she responds to this program! Thanks!

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  145. Rosie Terrien says:

    Also read the report and viewed the video. Wonderful job. But I just don’t know how to apply it to my 7 mo. old lab. She continues to jump on us from the front and behind as well, so it’ shard to just ignore her. She’s hit me in my face/glasses and made them out of shape. When trying to walk her, all of a sudden she jumps up to grab the lead, over and over when I’ve told her to sit when trying the clicker. She someitmes starts to run maddly around the living room very fast and doesn’t want to stop – even when I’ve tried to block her way or to grab her to stop it. I also work during the day so won’t be able to watch your video either. Hopefully, you’ll be able to address some of these concerns online for the rest of us in some of your communications. Thank you for any information you can give. Regards.

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  146. Barbara says:

    We are thinking of getting a dog from the pound, but wanted to make sure we knew how to train it before actually getting one. This video was an eye opener. It makes a lot of sense. We will definately try this.
    Thanks.

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  147. Pam says:

    Thanks that is a informative vidio and hits a lot of great points with training and communication for the dog and is simple enough for the owner
    too. Thanks again this was right on time for me to share with my daughter
    and her rot puppy who is 7 months and out f control.

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  148. carolyn says:

    i have a pom and this training is great, it really works folks,as you might not know poms have a stubborn streak in them, but Chet Technic is great.

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  149. Cindy says:

    I stopped the video and tried your strategies on my 10 month old yorkie. They worked right away. My 5 year old CRAZY yorkie does not really care for treats. He is very picky eater, so what do I do? Also I have your bird training videos and they are great, but I have not found any treat that my bird likes either. I switched right way to the food that you suggested. Help

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  150. Dana says:

    So much of this is puppy behavior that I can’t obsess about yet, because each little “flaw” seems to go away with patient repetition. Exception: The one thing that drives me nuts is the dangerous one, the dog that won’t come immediately, or at least stop-down-stay when ordered to do so!

    In my opinion early training is PRIMARILY FOR THE SAFETY OF THE DOG. But I have a young retriever who is so hunting obsessed that she soon turns her back on training sessions and heads into the woods. I have an excellent, very experienced trainer, who has never seen such a phenomenon. He’s starting to talk to me about a shock collar. Neither of us want to do this. In fact I’d rather return this beautiful dog to the kennel to be used as a breeder, than torture her in that manner or see her hit by a car. PLEASE HELP

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  151. Dana says:

    PS
    I’m thinking I may not have stated my case and question within the framework of your video. What it boils down to is that I think your methods are wonderful for household situations, and by coincidence I’ve been acting similarly and getting reasonable results with my young dog. BUT how can I get no bargaining, no diplomatic negotiating, absolute obedience to the “come” or “halt, stay” command when it might mean life or death to the animal, but she is heading toward the street in pursuit of a deer.

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  152. Pam says:

    Great video, very informative. I see that you are using verbal commands as well as body language. I am a dog trainer also and using non-verbal commands are a natural way for dogs to communicate. I also like to have the dogs use their own judgement and reasoning skills. Again, good job!

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  153. Marge says:

    Loved the video. Hoping to teach my dog to start jumping on me and company. Also when he runs by he clips my legs and almost knocks me down. How can this training help that?

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  154. Cheryl says:

    I was impressed by your video; training from the principle of ‘forbidden fruit’ seems intuitively logical. Read this and weep: My son’s 2 dogs, father and son cockapoo and multipoo, are extremely good natured but very, very badly behaved. So much so that they now live outside. They just can’t be trusted inside. Tigger, the cockpoo, is extremely quick and cunning. Stuff he’s done and will do again if you turn your back on him for a fraction of a second: use a chair to jump up on the table and countertops to pee on them -against a vase, the juicer, the drain tray (what IS that smell??); and, of course with the aid of a chair, jump up on top of the table to steal and wolf down anything he finds. He’ll even try to step up on the body of a person sitting at the table to try and get on the table. He cocked his leg on a baby sitting playing in the sand at the beach -I barely prevented this potentially traumatic incident (at least for the baby’s parents and me it would have been). He can render new socks to rags in seconds as we chase him through the house. He poos on the bathroom rug and loves to mark the furniture when he gets excited. We did take a dog training course and the only thing he cared to remember was to learn to sit for treats. Thus he and his son, Mojo, were banished to a fenced off area outside, which of course he kept ingeniously escaping from and running down to the neighbors’ place to harrass their rabbits. He jumps on top of the picnic table on the deck – you can tell he thinks it’s his (we’ve had to put up a special gate so he can’t get on the deck). He hasn’t escaped recently but the fenced area, as well as the garden gate, now looks like Fort Knox. He is a very motivated dog. The dog trainer said he was a ‘high drive’ dog, but training him has been like plugging leaks in the dyke; as soon as you stick your finger in one leak it starts to leak in three other places. How is he to be trained not to beg at the table when instead of sitting on his bed involved with the lesson, he streaks into my son’s room to grab and destroy a sock, or mark the couch? His whole attitude in the house is to cause as much mahem and destruction as possible. His son Mojo follows along gleefully, as much as he can, but since he is smaller, less agile, and not nearly as smart (sorry Mojo, but it’s true) he doesn’t get into quite as much mischief, but he shredded my couch slipcover while my son was sleeping with him on the couch ($200). Of course he was leashed with the leash anchored round the leg of the couch. He also has a ‘small dog’ complex, barking, lunging and trying to attack bigger dogs, usually male. We cannot let him off leash when we know there will be other dogs. We now muzzle him when we go to a busy beach. He hates it and feels ashamed to wear it. It is a shame because people look at him and assume he’s vicious with people when in fact he’s an adoring ‘pussycat’ with people, but hell on wheels to other dogs. Lest you assume that these dogs are neglected, ignored and left outside, they are taken for long walks, runs, or skateboards every day. The thought of training these creatures so that they could be trusted inside is overwhelming. I deeply wonder if it can be done. I’m going to try and be there tomorrow at 9.

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  155. tina olson says:

    i was very impressed with this video. it makes complete sense now that i’ve seen the video. we have 5 dogs ( 2 german shepards, a boxer, jack russell and a chiwauwa(bad spelling). each and everyone has at least one bad habit, but begging at dinner time is the worst. they are like vultures circling a fresh kill ( boxer the worst with the drooling ) looking forward to your video so i can make dinner enjoyable again.

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  156. jake says:

    hi chet,
    ur video sure is worth spreading to my petlover friends. i just wanna request more techniques involving large, stubborn, and spoiled large breeds! u see, my beloved breed is a bullmastiff and i’m obsessed with my bully, i sure hope the video if applied wont need additional restraint, force, or motivation as the case may be coz i’m rather a small asian guy of 5ft height only. i know i can control my bully only if i really get mad and wont bother to attend or talk to him! so i hope ur video will be perfect ! thans chet and more power ! God bless !

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  157. Guille says:

    Hi Chet, this video was great, I have a pomeranian 6 months old and I don’t know if I can still train him like in this video, but I’ll try. Thanks for all.

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  158. CATHERINE says:

    I LOVED THE VIDEO!!! I HAVE BEEN TRAINING DOGS FOR MORE THEN 20 YEARS. I AM ALSO IN A WHEELCHAIR. I JUST STARTED A SMALL BUSSINESS IN NOV. OF 2008 A IT HAS TAKEN OFF LIKE HOTCAKES. BUT MY QUESTION IS I DO ALOT OF THE CLICKER TRAINING AND WITH THAT YOU THROW THE TREAT ON THE FLOOR SO THEY MOVE FROM THE WANTED POSITION TO GET THERE REWARD AND WITH THIS NEW EXCERISE YOU DON’T WANT THEM PICKING THING OFF THE FLOOR. SO CAN I USE BOTH METHED WHEN DOING THE DOGS OR JUST STICK WITH ONE OR EVEN COMBINE THEM? MOST OF THE DOGS I DO ARE SERVICE DOG BUT I ALSO DO ALOT OF TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO GET THERE DOGS TO JUST HAE MANNERS. DOGS WITH NO MANNERS DRIE ME CRAZY. I JUST ENJOY RECIEVINE YOUE EMAILS THEY GIVE ME SO MANY IDEAS I WISH I COULD GET EERYTHING YOU PUT OUT UT I HAVVE TO PICK AND CHOISE BECAUSE MONEY IS NOT EASY TO COME Y THESE DAYS AND I JUST GOT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL A FEW DAYS AGO AND UNTIL I GET THE DOC. OK TAKING IN MORE DOGS RIGHT NOW IS OUT OF THE QUESTION. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOE ALL THE EMAILS AND IDEAS I LOVE TRYING THEM OUT ON THE PUPS AND DOGS WHRN I DO HAVE THEM………..
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  159. Helen Harris says:

    Hi Chet, I am trying your methods and they are working on my 3 and 1/2 month maltese x jack russell. I had trouble loading the video, but am going to try it now, will let you know how it goes.

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  160. Mary L says:

    I’ve enjoyed your training from the beginning. But, this blows everything away that I’ve learned… I can’t wait to try it myself. My 1 yr. old now, Yorkie loves to train and is smart as a whip. As the old saying goes. Sooo, I’m sure I’ll have him trained in one session! I’ll keep you posted. Please keep up the awesome work you do. I LOVE IT!

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  161. Lisa Jones says:

    I just read the article on being a pack leader and love the idea of clicker training, even tho we just don’t have anywhere out in this area that sells those kind of gizmos. I agree on being as pet friendly as possible and letting a dog just be a dog. Working breeds, however, go thru a teenager phase where hormones make them stupid and they not only forget their training, they forget who feeds them. More than once I have gone to work bloody where a large dog(doberman, boxer, chow mix, bull mix, shepherd mix)has decided to challenge who runs the house. Having had a friend who raised raised wolves, I learned that one good roll on the back with a lot of loud growling and barking saves months of aggrivation. Yes I look a mess for a while, but after that ten to fiteen minutes, a good growl or bark is all it takes to remind them who runs house. That doesn’t mean they’re angels, and it doesn’t mean I don’t look into other training options, but when all else fails, remind your DOG who the WOLF is.

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  162. Catherine says:

    Hi Chet,

    I have a border collie who is very intense when he sees something he wants. Person, squirrel, cat, food, etc. I am sure you can understand how he gets fixated on these things and it is hard for me to snap him out of it. When I do the food exercise you show in the video, he will back off at some point (i.e. stop licking my fingers and trying to push my hand to get the food) but he will stay fixated, his eyes will not leave my fingers. Should I reward him at this point or wait until his attention goes away from the food?

    Thank you for answering this,

    Catherine

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    Chet Reply:

    Try rewarding the look away. A lot of the time I actually want to reward the eye contact with ME, as the thing I want to reward… in a LOT of areas in my dog’s life.

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  163. Tanja Sankoh says:

    Typically it will require a person to place the knowledge before you before you realize that everyone need to take extra proper care.

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  164. Kristy Price says:

    Hi Chet
    Our Border Collie Lexi is 6 months now, she has just passed her beginners class at obedience school. I have been thinking how many of the dogs at the obedience club are very obedient for training classes but often show no manners, previously our dogs have not been involved in any obedience training just regular manners that gave us well behaved dogs they were Great Danes and Chihuahuas both breeds very different from the busy working dog now to share our lives. I am a veterinary nurse and one of our Danes was a regular blood donor and gave blood without the need for any sedation.

    I am looking forward to using your training methods to encourage her own self restraint and our understaning in shaping her behaviour. I have today been watching some of your videos and reading reports you have written and can see your methods have a very holistic approach and not only tesch the tricks of sitting etc. but instill a sound decision making process that will work to better comunication between Lexi and the family [yes I may need to work hard to get all the ‘people’ family on board too]

    I have been having moderate success the traditional way, though we have a major issue with Lexi being overwhelmed by moving cars whenever we go for walks becoming deaf & blind to us and normal heel commands [even treats wont distract her mind] only wanting to chase/attack the cars even before they become visible, I am hoping that with the clicker helping translate and your training sessions we will master the art of calm communication and reveal a blissful owner and dream dog both.

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  165. Cheryl says:

    Hi Chet, This is really awesome! I have a four month Yorkie, and I believe I can use this technique several ways for the little problems we
    are having with her.

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  166. Our dog, Sampson, a six month old Husky mix, is very calm most of the time, but when guests come he gets so excited, won’t listen, jump on them, and nearly knocked my 90 year old mother down. We are going to try your method to solve that issue plus a few other bad habits.

    Larry

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  167. mohamad says:

    love it thanks really amazing

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  168. Michelle says:

    I can total see how this works. It deffenently will work on our trash can issue. The one thing that concerns me is any food I give her, gives her gas. Any ideas on what kind of treats to use.
    Thanks
    Michelle

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  169. Andy says:

    I am going to try this tomorrow after I come back from work. My dog jumps everytime I have food in my hands. He is eating now my shoes.

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  170. Yvonne says:

    Our 5 month Jack Russell loves to jump on everything, especially people and the cat. It will be great if this helps him correct that behavior.

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  171. Pat says:

    Makes sense to me! I am looking forward to training our 9 month old German Shorthair Pointer to not eat our African Grey (inside) and Guinea Fowl (outside).

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  172. Kotie says:

    I have a three and a half month old Golden Retriever puppy – her name is Roxi. She’s beautiful, clever and we love her to bits; But to be brutally honest, she is VERY naughty…

    I think the worst thing she has done (and is still doing) is that she bullies our chickens. I do not think she intends to harm them, but she will definitely kill them, if I judge it by the way she bites us with those sharp little teeth! (And that will ruin her relationship with my kids forever, as they have had the chickens as pets, before she has joined our family.)

    Although the chewing, biting and barking is annoying – I think the worst is that she jumps up on our guests and when they do pet her, she chew on them as if they are her toys. (Even trying to bite them in the face – which ends up in her being put outside… Which I don’t like to do, because I know it just worsens the problem.)

    I am certain that your hands-off training system will work… I am actually considering to try it out and blogging about the results – because I would really like to take Roxi with me each time I go out on a photo shoot (and even use her as a model, because she is really beautiful.) – See this recent pic of her http://boeretroos.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/holderstebolder/

    Thanks for the great advice – I’m definitely going to try it out!
    .-= Kotie´s last blog ..Jack-out-of-the-box Photography =-.

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  173. donna says:

    I am going try this out tomorrow with my puppy she is a husky. Hope dont try bitting me.

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  174. Mercedes jatel says:

    I’m getting a 10 months collie in 10 days and I can not wait to teach him this technique

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  175. Jeani says:

    Hi Chet,
    i loved the video. But it seemed easier than it really is!!!!!!!! I have a 4mnths old Bassit puppy and I tried the technique with it early this morning without any success. Basjan bite my hands away to get to the treat. When I speak to him harshly, he thinks I’m playing, he then snaped at me at my fore arm,and left a blue pinch mark. The treat I have used was “biltong”(dried meat).

    I will try the technique again later this afternoon but with another treat. Something like cheese.

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  176. Melinda says:

    I have a 4 month old Australian Shepherd (which I think are the smartest dogs around) puppy named Bella that we kept from our last (and final) litter. She is very smart and knows sit, shake, high five and down, but will NOT go down on command when she’s outside. There are too many other things to see and do out there. This worries me because we live in the country on a fairly busy farm to market road and I worry that she will get off the leash and get out on the highway. Right now her most annoying habit is that she has begun hiding under the table when she thinks we’re going to crate her. I do have to crate her when I go to town to run errands which sometimes is 3-4 hours long because we live 45 minutes from town. I don’t know what to do so that she doesn’t think this is a punishment. She has a couple of toys and a rawhide bone in there with her and I always take her outside before I have to crate her. She will go in and sleep there all night without a problem once we get her in. The door of the crate is left open all the time so she can come and go as she pleases when I’m home. I own your “Hands Off Dog Training” program and am making slow progress. Bella is very hard-headed when it comes to some parts of it. I’m hoping that eventually we can get her trained to be a well mannered house dog.

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  177. Mary Kent says:

    I will be trying this with my 5 month old standard poodle pup. I wish I had received this info in time to see your video presentation in February!
    I am having difficulty seeing how to apply this to jumping up on people, especially when excited, and jumping to see what is on counter tops or anywhere else whether I am in the room or not.

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  178. Chonlada says:

    Thanks Chet!

    I will apply to my 2 husky dogs. Can I use a hard paper for blocking instead my hand?

    Your technique is interesting but I’m afraid that I have not enough endurance. So, I will try and let you know the result.

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  179. Sarah says:

    MY DOG DRIVES MY WHOLE FAMILY CRAZY! He’s still a puppy, and probably done with his teething, but he still chews *everything*. He chewed the roots off two of my mom’s plants, and killed about 4 pairs of shoes.He also steals clothes we hang up and try to play chase with me. When he sees somebody, he jumps and howls. When he gets super excited, he pees on the other person.(Not to mention his love of getting on the dining table.) He will eat anything, from my baby brother’s diapers to cushions. That’s why we set up his dog house *outside*.

    I DON”T KNOW HOW TO SURVIVE THIS NAUGHTY PUP AND MY MOM’S MAD SCREAM!!!! Please help!!!!!!!!!

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  180. Laura says:

    My dog’s worst behavior is digging out under the fence and running around the neighborhood. Her most annoying habit is taking socks and shoes from the kids and chewing them. I think this video will help my dog to control herself until she has permission to do something.

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  181. carol says:

    Thank you.
    I have learned many things from your video and hope to see an improvement with my 9 month old beagle cross.

    I really like the idea of not using words. It just makes so much sense when we know that hearing is not a priority when smell and sight are available.

    the missing link for me is covering the treat to keep the do;g off.

    thank you.
    carol

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  182. Joanne says:

    I enjoyed the video. I have a 7 month old english bulldog that is very active so I have alot of work ahead of me in the training department. I found this video incredible and very promising. Can’t wait to see if it works for me.

    Thanks

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  183. Star says:

    Good adn very helpful Information. I’ll post again when I’ve had some time to try it out. My Penny-girl is a Chihuahua / Mini Pincher mix. She is generally a good dog and potty trained quickly, but the thing that gets me about her is that she will only sit when she knows she’s getting something in return. If I tell her to sit in order to remove her leash or for any other reason, she just looks at me and doesn’t obey. But she has been trained to sit on her own when it’s time to eat. Perhaps you can (or have and I just haven’t seen it yet) address that in one of your videos.

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  184. Dimpho says:

    This is really a great technic. i will try this tomorrow since today i am going to knock off a bit late. Thank you very much.

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  185. Howard herman says:

    Chet, I have not recieved the downloads w/the cd’s and the booklets. Please look into this for me. Love the training manuel and it’s working very well.
    Howard

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  186. Lenia says:

    I’ve had my 1 yr old mixed (hound,rot,pitbull) for about 3 mos now. I have the basic traing down. I did start the hands off training and it does work, my problem is keeping him from jumping on people when they come in the door he gets so excited that he nips & jumps at them and that’s a big problem.I am trying to stop him from eating everything of the ground when I’m not watching him, he does know the leave it command.

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  187. Lori says:

    I have a little teddy bear (breed) about 5 mo. old. He is a darling little ball of white fluff….determined to have his way….But his most embarrassing habit is licking the behind of the much larger female dog of our friends. He can follow poor Maggie around for hours, making her life and all of ours miserable. We have tried the squeekie, even desperately used a water bottle….nothing seems to work….These friends want to bring their dog at all times, but certainly don’t want him at their home!
    So I am afraid it will damage a long standing friendship! I’m not sure how to approach this problem….Thanks. Lori
    Oh yes, I did appreciate the video and will try working with Teddy on this lesson….and thought the video was great.

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  188. dan says:

    thanks Chet. perfectly spoken. love.

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  189. Katherine says:

    Hi, I have a 9 year old Beagle named Buster; he is extremely spoiled rotten! Since the time we purchased him and put him on the big rig with us he cries every time we leave the truck. Now that we live in a house he howls and now has got our Bassett, Claire started on this bad habit. She joins in when we leave the house! It is embarrasing to say the least.

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  190. manasi says:

    hey this video helped a lot…i tried it out on ma 4 months old lab.. thanks a lot.. lookin forward to many such tricks 🙂

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  191. Karen says:

    I love the video!! I can’t wait to try the technique.

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  192. John Workman says:

    lovely just great tried this out on an 6 year old rottweiler took me 3 days everyone is now amazed of this dog watching us eat laying calmly at her place no fussing around the table no begging after we have finished eating she gets a treat is this ok??

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  193. Joyce says:

    I just tried the first step with my two Havanese puppies. They caught on very quickly. I will try the second step tomorrow. Thank you for this new way to train.

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  195. Vera Wong says:

    I still have a dial-up connection, because the broadband companies won’t bring cable out this way and the cellphone tower signals aren’t sufficiently reliable.

    The way this website is set up, it seems the video is not saved – you have to watch it while it’s downloading. But on a dial-up connection, it stops and goes (previous comment complained of this – it’s stopping to download and buffer, then plays a little bit, then loads and buffers the next bit). It also takes about 4 hrs to download. I’ve now tried twice to download it so I could watch the whole thing at once, but twice it has disappeared. Very frustrating! I can’t waste any more time trying to watch this. It looks like a combination of body-blocking and putting unwanted behaviors on cue; but I did want to see how you use these techniques.

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  196. Thurman Erke says:

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  197. jh says:

    I’ve been thinking for some time of getting a puppy/dog and am excited to use try this technique when I get one. Thanks for the video. You make training a dog seem simple.

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  198. Gloria says:

    I was not able to run the video. It starts and stops contuously.

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  199. Dee says:

    My puppie Cocker spaniel cross is 10 weeks old. We will certainly try this techniek on him. I hope it works, he seems more hyper than the puppie in the video though. We will give it a try.

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  200. James says:

    Your video was interesting. I have a Belgian Tervurin-Shepherd I rescued as a puppy. I was able to spend alot of time with him and he is great and well trained. My daughter just rescued a 3 1/2 yr old Belgian Tervurin-Shepherd mix. We moved in with our daughter two weeks ago. I have taught her dog to stay and wait to eat at my command (my dog has been doing it for years) They are both quick learners. They stay, sit, wait, and lay down with my signs or verbal command. I am going to try and teach them to do the same without signing/or verbal to see if I can get them to think for themselves.

    The only problem I have with my dog is jumping up on strangers to greet them. He is a real people dog, and certified as a social dog with the AKC. I am hoping to make him into a therapy dog in the near future.

    With my daughters dog I am working on stopping him from getting food off the counter/table and going into the garabage.

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  201. Terri says:

    I was not able to view your video. It kept breaking up.

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  202. April says:

    Hi my dog is one of the smartest dog’s I know but my family and I in a way have trained her where she doesnt listen to commands because she gets more attention. The worst thing that she does is destroy’s the house when me and my husband leave whether it’s brief or long periods of time. What should I do I love my dog and feel really bad when I yell at her or get angry, and i don’t want to take my dog to a trainer because I want to stop her from being punished or harmed.

    Hope to hear from you. 🙂

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  203. Jenny says:

    I went to my three month old german shepherd and tried this straight away! He was sitting down and leaving the food for a few seconds in one session of training. I could not believe it. I thought he would keep pawing and trying to get it for ages before he would get the idea. Dogs are smarter than we think, aren’t they?

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  204. Jenny says:

    I just wrote about how quickly my dog got the idea and dogs being smarter than we think. But one thing he does that is definitely not smart is when he gets a bone he digs a huge hole but then decides not to bury the bone after all and drops it over a retaining wall. He cannot retrieve it from there because the wall is too high for him to actually get over, even though he can reach high enough to drop the bone over there. Not smart. And my husband is tired of filling in holes too.

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  205. Jenny says:

    Well, I just realised it was last February. Oh well. I’m broke anyway.

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  206. madi says:

    Hey my dog (Cali) is doing so much better thank you so much. I’m greatful. Thanks.

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  207. Caroline says:

    Hi Chet
    I enjoyed your video, its better then reading about dog training because you can see how the dog reacts and compare it with my own woofter. Keep up the good work.

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  208. Sofie says:

    Hi i just got a puppy border collie and im going to try the techinique on him 🙂 i loved the video :)) this will help me train my dog.

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  209. Rita says:

    The video is great. I just still don’t get how this links over to other behaviors. My dog jumps up on he kitchen counter when we’re not home. This is extremely annoying. She ate the omlete I prepared for the kids out of the pan on the stove. Also, every time we arrive home & get near the door she goes crazy scratching the paint off the door. I will try the video tips. Wish me luck!!

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  210. Rick says:

    Chet,
    Wow! I tried your technique with our two Airedales (2 1/2 yrs) while watching the video. They picked it up immediately. Thank you so much. We are on a fixed income (disabled) and can’t afford most of your training materials. We really do appreciate the free tips that you offer. We do a bit of bird rescue and rehab. We have Jaydee, a Goffin Cockatoo that has turned into a very lovable bird, even his past owners can’t believe it. Rocky, a Lilac Crown Amazon is a newer addition that was a biter at first. He’s now started to open up and actually play. Again THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  211. Maggie says:

    In addition to a lab mix rescue we got in September, we have a 7 year old and 4 month old Old English Sheepdogs. I am baffled how much this lab chews. Yesterday he chewed up the container I had my parrot food in and ate the seed. (I wont even mention the mess we found this morning with the seed passign through him). He also has learned to open up the tin containers we keep dog food in. (I keep the dogs in the mud room while we are gone (all this happens while we are gone, I think the lab may have some separation anxiety), so I have now removed all bird and dog food and other chewables. (Our 14 year old OES died in July and are not used to all this behavior). I am afraid he is teaching my puppy to do these things. Unfortunately the training you demonstrated doesn’t help with these problems. We are training him and the new puppy to let us know when they need to go out. The main problem we have with the puppy is she will not (usually) come when we call. When she does we reward her with attention or food. We have 5 acres and no fense and she tries to run away (playfully) instead of come to us when we call. (again, we never had this problem before, our other OES never wandered).

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    Beverly Mills Reply:

    I also have a problem with my dog not always coming when I call. Would love to see your answer.

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  212. Josie says:

    I’ve just watched the video and will be applying this technique to 3 older dogs that I petsit for. One is newly adopted from the shelter and is totally out of control in all aspects, as he’s never had any formal training, but I can tell he is very intelligent and has great potential. I’m very curious to see how long it will take him to understand this concept.

    I absolutely love the simplicity of Chet’s training methods…giving the dog the tools to think for himself is brilliant!

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  213. daniel says:

    hey loved the video i have a 1 year old thats in his prime at being naughty allways jumping on people cant wait to get your full dog trainig secret will teach this trick to him later cheers

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  214. Betty says:

    Chet, I really admire your work on your videos. I also have a 5 month old labrador retriever who tries to beg at the table. I will try your method in this video and let you know how it works for us. Thank you. Betty

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    Chet Reply:

    Thanks! Let me know how it goes, I love to hear success stories.

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  215. jenny says:

    I can get this stuff to work but only when the treats are around and only for people the dog is specifically trained with. The dog doesn’t jump all over my husband or I any more when we first go out to him, (or our son after we specifically trained the dog with our son) but pity any new person who comes along, or if we don’t use the treats he quickly unlearns his good behaviour. How do you get them to transfer, and to do it without treats?

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  216. Derek says:

    Chet, How do I use the forbidden Fruit to stop the chewing on furniture, shoes etc… Thanks Derek

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    susana Reply:

    Hi Chet: I lived in Lima. Perú and have 2 puppies, one is a 8 months Mountain Bernes, an the other one is a 3 months datchund. “chiquita” the bernes chews everything, shoes, my phone, my cell phone, dolls,dvd,….we have to close the doors of the bedrooms for avoid the next surprise. Always when we are absent, they stay alone from 10 to6p.m.,but they go out twice, at 7a.m and 8p.m.for a half hour.
    2 “Candie” the little one likes to do holes in the sofás and we are afraid “chiquita” copy these behavior and my furniture are OFF . I will try the video tips. If you have more free tips we will apreciatte them.

    Wish me luck!! and THANKS!!!!!!

    BYE
    Susana

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  217. Derek says:

    Chet, I have a Belgian Malinois he’s 2yrs old name is Krum. Krum likes his toy so much that he well bite someone if they try to take it out of his mouth. That includes me!!!! Can’t have this.. Krum is ok with dropping it and I can pick it up wave it around; he will not go after it until told. Krum also is very energitic and doesn’t like to let go of the toy on first command. He juggles the toy in his mouth several times then spits it. How can I get a cleaner and safer response from him.

    Krum loves to wine in the car; but is calm watching me when im out dealing with individuals. I need him calm while driving so I can hear my coworkers.

    Thanks for any help Derek

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  218. Rob says:

    Great video. I hope I could do it to my dog immediately. She’s an 18 month old golden retriever, untrained and very active dog. She love to chew everything and I can’t make her stop from doing it especially when I’m not around. I hope it’s not to late to train an older dog to behave like what I want her to. Thank you for the video.

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  219. Sabah says:

    Hi Chet. I have just watched this video. It is really awesome. Thanks for your good experience, helpful ideas and services.

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  220. Ruth Cote says:

    My Chihuahua “Daisy” she is 4 months old & I am going to try this techique this morning before I feed her.
    Daisy is spoiled that @ first I had to pretend her dog food was treats as she would not eat unless we played games with the food.
    I use to get down on ALL fours on the floor with her BUT I have both knees replaced & I am a senior & it’s beginning to make them tender everytime I do this twice or three times a day.
    What do you sugest to make her eat out of her dish.

    Please help?

    Grandma Ruth

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  221. JP says:

    howzit budy thank you for all your good advice and help to make all the dog trainers’s dogs thinking etc

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  222. Paula says:

    Hi Chet,
    Thank y ou for your videos, I learn a new thing each time I watch! I too am a fellow dog trainer and this behavior can be difficult to teach in a group class due to time and dogs/puppies involved.
    I really like how you break it down and explain everything AND show the behavior you are trying to get. I can’t stress it enough to my students that it takes time and repetition to get these behaviors. Most of all I really like that you aren’t verbally correcting the dog as this is so easy to do when they really get interested in what you have under your hand!
    I applaud you for getting the positive message out there in such a creative and easy to watch and understand method. I will defintely be purchasing your program in the near future as you can never learn too much!

    Thanks and all my best,
    Paula

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  223. Lecia says:

    I seriously do not see how this would work with my 4 year-old Lab. He bit my daughter 3 weeks ago and bit be last week. We discovered he has developed a problem with food aggression that was never there before. I had him neutered 4 days ago to try to correct the aggression. Now I am afraid to try this training because I do not want to be bitten again. Any suggestions?

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    Julia Reply:

    Lecia , sudden onset aggression in adolescent dogs can and often is attributed to low thyroid levels .. hypothyroidism . Just had a very soft doberman , 2yr old destroyed for an inexplicable bitting episode ( dog to human ) post mortem he was hypothyroid and could have been very easily and cheaply treated .
    Check out Jean Dodds website , hemopet and her new book release Thyroid Epidemic . Wonderful woman ,this problem has huge implications for many of our four legged companions .
    I really hope that you can find this helpful . Julia and my very sadly departed Henry .

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  224. steve favalora says:

    Awesome… Perfect even for the kids to do the training..
    .

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  225. Karen says:

    Hi Chet!
    I just LOVE the vedio and have already stated adding it to my training sessions. My 1 year old Scottish Terrier catches on really quick. I started from day one though training her to sit before she gets fed. She will not always go to her matt when I tell her to especialy if the doorbell rings oer she is chasing the cat. I hope to apply this principle to these specific situations.

    I have learned so much alreday. I cannot thank you enough.

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  226. chava says:

    It all looks great. BUT I want to be sure my puppy (and the dog he will become) will protect me and my family if needed, and will protect the house if needed. I don’t want to train his instincts out of him. Can you comment on this?

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  227. Charlotte says:

    Thank you for this training video. I think I understand and will apply it tomorrow. I am training my granddaughter’s mini aussie and she has numerous behaviors of exerting her own will, like bolting out the door, getting on furniture (permitted at her house, but not mine), begging at the table, circling the table after dinner to see what she ‘should’ clean up, barking in the back yard, jumping up on people for attention. She has been in another dog training school for three months and these issues are not going away. So I have taken on the challenge. It is you and me, Chet. Let’s do it.

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  228. sue says:

    thanks I learned a lot and hope to try it I have a 2 year old chicuahua mix.

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  229. Pippa says:

    Superb! I tried one of your other free videoa and it worked in minutes, and I re-structured another one (the jumping up) to teach my 13 week old Jack x Lhasa (and I think some Border Collie!) puppy Angel (I live in hope) to ask to go outside. We are still working on getting her to ask when I’m not stood in front of her though!

    This is similar to how I’m training her with food but your method is (a) simpler and more straightforward and (b) which I think is just as, if not more, important as it teaches them to stay on their bed as well.

    Is this how the method can be used for other behaviours, not just for begging?

    I am saving up for your videos as I think you are by far the best trainer I’ve ever come across and over the years I’ve met many when working with rescue dogs. And I mean training us humans to train the dogs. They seem to learn really quickly. It’s us that take a while to catch on, lol

    I’m in the UK.. what time is 9am Pacific as I’d really like to get the Entire House Manners Course but have a feeling it will be the middle of the night here!

    Well done, keep them coming!

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  230. Google says:

    Hi Chet!
    Love the video.
    Just wanted to say thank you for the new things you have shown me. I thought i knew all the tricks in the book and more (and yes i know there are endless tricks/behaviours) but thanks to you i keep finding new methods. I thought i checked every video or blog or newsletter possible about training but your ideas are truly amazing!

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  231. Paulie says:

    Hello Chet,

    I have watched your video and no offense but i HAD TO CHUCKLE. I own 2 GSD”S and when you put the time in training a dog they will listen even your back is turned. The problem is people spend a couple weeks trying to train their dogs then thats it. Training is an everyday event. But whatever works for you i guess.There are no bad dogs just bad owners. Dogs react to people and their surrounding, they have instincts that are bred into them, but thanks for the chuckle!.

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  232. val pennington says:

    Hey Chet,For the first time in 70 yrs. I have my very own dog,she is a APBT 7 wks. old. I am completely amazed how quickly she has picked up learning her name,not peeing or pooting in the house,and verbal command,come here. I have watched your videos and read your e mails and will be ordering Training Book. I am a semi retired boat builder and on fixed income,so I will a little while longer before I can order. C Ya,Val Pennington

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  233. Michele says:

    Just watched the video today(and so did Mocha, so this might be cheating)and she got the concept in less the 5 minutes!!!! We had pizza for dinner and she laid down on her bed while we ate! Can’t wait to find out how to apply this idea to jumping on guests and nipping. She is only 3 months old and teething, but sometimes i think i brought home a baby alligator! Whenvever she starts chewing we exchange for a toy and is really good about not chewing on offlimit items, but she still tries to chew my hands everyday!

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  234. Twoboys says:

    to tell the truth, most of your videos have merely reiterated the “hands off” training i’ve already enrolled my dogs in. I have 2 dogs. they are big, 65 and 67 pounds respectively, and both being lab mixes, are very high energy. My problem is that each dog has very different behaviors. One will do anything for food. The other will, or maybe will not do anything for food. Also, i’m not stupid, but i can’t exactly translate from the video how to keep the dogs from taking food off the counter, or staying out of the garbage when my back is turned. One of my dogs is 6 and one is 5 years old. Even with the energetic lab in them, i thought that by now, and with all the literally thousands of dollars of training i’ve put into them (that includes agility and flyball training)they would be better behaved and calmer by now. I’ve had and trained dogs all of my life, using the hands off method, but these two, in spite of my deep love for them, frustrate me more than any other dog i can remember having. Is it because i’m not as effective trying to train two dogs ????? I saw one blog where the lady had four young puppies she is going to try and train…will it be easier having them all so young and of the same breed ????? I don’t know. I continue to read your letters & e’s, but i’m at the point of giving up & just dealing with them the way they are. I think i just may enjoy myself more just letting them be who and how they are. Oh. Regarding the food. When i feed them, they do not touch their food until they give me eye contact and I say “ok”. Sometimes they break eye contact, but they still don’t get the food until they return eye contact and i say “ok”. They haven’t applied that beyond their own feeding time, though.

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  235. Loulou says:

    Hello Chet,Yes, I did watch your video yesterday and I like it a lot,but could not find where to respond,today i found it.I am an older disabled woman and I own a female Black Lab mix(aussie type of dog) 5 months old and oh! goodness,I will need some help.She also, like previous posts,like to receive our visitors by jumping on them,,all mostly older people and that is not good…I thank you for all your efforts in educating people to be good parent dogs.Just wish I was not on limited income so I could purchase your materials.Thanks and good luck in all you do.

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  236. kylie says:

    I have a Labrador retriever, and she’s pretty much always outside.
    But when were eating in the back yard, she snatches our food, and if I trained her with this would she forget it the next time were out their eating?

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  237. jonathan says:

    Hi

    I have a bichon terrier, he is seven years old. He is the pickiest eater you will find in a dog. And we are finding out he is having to be fed alergic food. He has has problems with his food. So now I am having to change the way I feed him. he can not stand dry food. I have tried everything. to the point i put out dry food and when he gets hungry enough he will eat it. It has not worked ..What can I do?
    thank you
    Jonathan

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    Minette Reply:

    You cannot feed anything but his diet, it may however come in canned variety. A dog on hypo-allergenic food can only eat the food prescribed. After the initial few months you may then begin to add some of the items the food was made with back into your dog’s diet. But no treats, or human food, not even flavored toothpaste or bones can be given.

    Speak with your vet they might have another more palatable food, but stick to the regimen! Allergies can be terribly itchy and painful and difficult to treat, don’t give in to treats! Allow the food to do its job and your dog might find comfort!

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    Minette Reply:

    Ask your vet, if he is on allergy food there are only certain things you can use, but some allergy diets do come in canned! Call your vet and they should be able to help out!

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  238. Dorothy says:

    Thanks so much. I have a i0 year old llasso apso. She is very good although she does want to jump on every one who visits, Also she does like to beg at the table. Your video is terrific and I am going to try to see if I can train her now. I realize she is on the older side, it may be hard to change her at 10 years of age. I am learning a lot from your videos which I will certainly use if I get a new puppy.

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  239. amber says:

    i just watched this video and i am excited to try this my aunt and uncle have a dog that is a pitbull/rotweiler mix and he gets so excited n loves to jump on people and the furniture and beg for food my aunt and uncle dont have time to train him because they work long weird hours so i have decided to take matters into my own hands. we have another dog in the house she is a small toy poodle and the pitbull/rotweiler mix likes to come over and sniff her and bother her and the toy poodle barks annoyingly what do you propose i do about this?????????

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  240. Carol says:

    Good video. Enjoyed it very much.

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  241. Marlene says:

    Our dog started moving his bowels in his cage. we have been trying everything
    suggested by trainers, cutting down his space, changing meal time earlier or later.
    scolding, praising, etc. He is now 5 yrs old. we have also a female 3 yrs old. they
    seem to love each other. we try to give them equal attention when playing with them
    she is more aggressive & he is docile. If we give him more food, sometimes he will
    leave some & she will eat it, so we feed them the same amount of 1/4 cup twice a
    day. Science diet light . they are both Yorkshire terriers. they have a dog door
    so they can go out when needed during the day. At night they have each a cage
    which is locked . We can not let them out at nite as we have coyotes, eagles,hawks
    foxes other predators that have been seen in the area. we have a completly fenced
    in yard. We have also put them both in the larger cage, & this does not work either.
    If you can solve this you are a genious! thanks Marlene

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  242. NANCY says:

    GREAT VIDEO, ONLY PROBLEM WE HAVE WITH OUR MINI SCHNAUZER IS, SHE BARKS AND CRIES IF WE LEAVE HER ALONE.SHE GETS PARANOID. WHEN WE RETURN SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHERE TO RUN IN THE HOUSE BACK AND FORTH.TAKES 5 MINUTES ALMOST TO CALM HER DOWN.

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  243. Peggy says:

    Hi, I am new to your hands off programm but can’t wait to try it. I have a 3 yr old lab and a mth lab puppy. One problem that is a major concern is that the puppy keeps eating the contents of the cats litter tray, any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Peggy

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  244. Rachel says:

    Hi I am learning alot from these vedios. Do u have any on dog jumpping up on people/ guest? If so can u send me a few. In fact can u please send me alll you hands off vedios at my e mail Please and Thank you. I am taking notes on everything. But I don’t have every single Hands Off Vedio. Is their any way that I can download them to my Computer? If so how?

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  245. Clive says:

    Hi Chet, loved the video – I have a greyhound that is not good with ‘meeting and greeting’ other dogs. Although not aggressive she does not seem to know how to react well when dogs approach her. Can your Hands Off method be applied to make her more sociable? Thanks, Clive

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  246. Cathy says:

    I have had many dogs in my lifetime and always thought I was just lucky to have well behaved dogs. My dogs will do anything I ask them to do and I have never hit them or yelled at them. They know immediately when I am not pleased with what they did. I am beginning to think I just have a way with dogs but don’t completely understand how I do it. I had a Shepard/Lab mix who would not touch her food unless I said the magic words (okay) I could say alright, oh no, anything I wanted to say but if it wasn’t “okay” she would not touch it. I now have a Bichon who I take with me to Home Depot, he sits in the baby seat of the basket. One day I had to use the restroom so I left the dog in the basket while I went in, telling him to stay. When I came out he was still sitting there quietly waiting for me. I knew he would stay because he will do anything I ask him to do. Since it so easy to teach these dogs anything I can’t stand to hear someone say my dog would never do that. You can teach your dog anything if you have love and patience but can I transfer this to someone else’s dog? If the dog doesn’t know me how do I get the same results?
    I have taken your training course and watch every video you offer, please keep them coming.
    Cathy

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  247. Shar says:

    My puppy barks at me if I don’t give him the treat as soon as he feels he deserves it. So trying to get him to wait a tad longer has been very difficult. He also jumps on me than sits down as he knows he has to be sitting to get his treats ( for coming or going potty ) I also feel that you need to have very good quality treats because with all the training the dogs are getting a lot of treats so you have to cut back on their meals so make the treats a good quality treat. Shar

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  248. Adah says:

    Dear Mr. Womach,
    Hey, just wondering why you say Hotdogs and Cheese when that is not even great for us, let alone the Dogs? I use meats that I cook myself. I am not rich, I just process my own meats and know how its done and cook it for the dogs. That way I know they are getting some thing tasty and Good for them. Another thing I use is eggs. I soft cook them, kinda like a runny yolk scramble. They are fresh from our chickens, so I think that is better for them too. What kind of treats do you think would be best for overall health and taste? That also are not going to kill our wallets. I am 17 and very curious about these kinds of things. I would love to chat some time if at all possible. Thanks for the videos and hints on stuff. 🙂

    Adah
    P.S.
    We own 2 Pitt Bull/ Mastiff crosses and a Boston Terrier/ Chihuahua cross. I have rescued and rehabilitated 7 dogs now; but are having some trouble due to neighbors abusive young children. If I do indeed get to chat online or some thing maybe you can help me. Thanks again. 😀

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  249. Katja says:

    Works perfectly, tried this with my nearly 10 months old Labrador-Border Collie mix who loves his food and can´t wait to start eating. He sits now very brave and waits until I say “ok”.
    Now there are 2 – 3 problems left to solve:
    He nearly ate a jogger the other day who was running on the road in front of our house.
    He seems not to love children. Is grumbling and very unsure about them.
    He is not yet friend with my cat, who is 8 years old and has never seen dogs before.
    Maybe at some point you present us also videos about some of these “problems”?? I would be very grateful.
    Thanks again for sending the videos, they are very helpful!
    Katja

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  250. Virginia Cole says:

    Chet—-

    Found your video to be very helpful. Sorry, not to have responded sooner, but have had various family problems and health issues.

    All is working out.

    Appreciate your patience.

    Virginia Cole

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  251. Ann says:

    My partner has an 11 yr old lab mix, and he is the MOST ANNOYING Dog EVER. I absolutely hate when anyone comes over!!!! He barks and barks and paces and paces.Sniffs and bugs the heck out of anyone that comes in the house. And sooooo many other awful behaviors to mention. I hope so badly that this works because if it doesn’t we may not be together because of him. I have come to HATE this dog. Funny thing is, is when she is not home he is really mellow and pretty good. H E L P!!!!!!!I am honestly almost ready to call it quits if things don’t change.
    I cannot wait for us to get this information – And hopefully she will use this valuable information
    Thank you!

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  252. Luis says:

    I would love to get your program to try it out however I am unemployed. I followed your steps and really saw a difference. Again Thank you!

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  253. Chet, I just got a 4 month old Maltipoo and she is definately Not housebroken. I tried the bell trick, did not work. I have 25 steps to go outside. I rescued her from people that kept her in a mesh playpen with newspaper and her food. She looked grey and black until I bathed her and she is white and black. I researched crate training,but I don’t want her to be in it all the time. I do leave her out and play with her for an hour or so. I can’t have her messing on the rugs because I rent. I am retired and am on a fixed income so I can’t afford a trainer. I am getting so frustrated that I thought I would give her away the other day. I also have a 10yr. old golden and she drives him crazy. I had to put my other goden down a yr. ago and it has taken me this long to even think about another dog. Please help me so she can be a part of my family. I hope to hear from you and I thank you in advance, Sincerely, Christine Amhurst

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    Minette Reply:

    I would definitely use the crate! A crate is a training tool, especially for when you are not around and they are great for helping to potty train.

    Small dogs are notorious for having potty training issues! I suggest you put her on a leash when you are home and she is with you. This will keep her with you and you can get her outside when she needs to go. Most dogs pull on the leash and get uncomfortable when they need to go out.

    This will also help your Golden not feel like he can’t escape her. He will know she is on a leash and can avoid her if he wants. Being on a leash will ensure you are teaching her manners and will help her to bond to you.

    It will be difficult, but it will pay off in the end. When you need a break, use the crate and also when you are gone! You must also go out with her when she is outside to make sure she is going potty. Soon you will get use to her schedule, but in the beginning I suggest getting her out about every 2 hours after eating and after naps!

    Good Luck!

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  254. Rose says:

    HI Chet. I just got a 9 mo old terrier/poodle X from the local pound, and over the past month his behaviour has worsened, with constant barking, digging and chewing in the garden, jumping up,pulling on the lead +++, licking and nipping, and generally very very excitable and “hyper”. I have never owned a dog before, so I know I have a lot of work to do. I’m just worried that I’m making him worse. He is trying, and does some of the things I tell him, some of the time. I know there is a secret I need to unlock, but I can’t seem to find it, or I get too frustrated at the end of the day. Your videos seem to show instant results, but how long will it take for an older pup who has never really been trained? I try to keep the positive reinforcement approach, but it’s difficult! He has great difficulty just settling on his bed in the lounge room when I/we are all at home, and is always ready to jump up when one of us walks past. Thanks for you videos and reports – it is great to have some ideas and tools to use.

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  255. bodhi says:

    Hi Chet, thank you for the gifts. I tried this with my 8 month old german shepherd and she understood really fast. Wonderful teaching. Just downloaded the off limit free course and am looking forward to applying those techniques with my dog.
    Again thank you, Bodhi.

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  256. Loki says:

    Hi Chet. We have been working with our 5 month old puppy for the last 2 nights on this technique. He has picked it up really fast. One thing we are having trouble with is getting him to reset on his bed after we throw the treat off to the side. Can you give us some ideas on how to do this? Thanks. Loki’s parents.

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  257. Kathy says:

    I watched the video, I definately want to teach my dog to “think for herself” the way I WANT her to think. My dog is a Beagle, 5 years old, and other people see her as very well trained. She does tricks that we have taught her, and she doesn’t run away like most other Beagles that I know. She doesn’t howl or bark all the time, when she does start barking without cause, we tell her to “go lay down”, and she goes to her bed and is quiet. As your dog in the video for the “end result” did, ours will also sit quietly and wait while our 5 year old or 2 year old puts food in her dog dish. She will perform tricks for our 5 year old on his command and not go to her dish until HE says: “Good girl, go get it!” She also waits at the door to go outside, and if we don’t notice, she’ll get our attention with a little bark or wimper. As soon as somebody says: “I think the dog needs to go out” she stops and waits patiently looking around until somebody opens the door.
    However,this “patient” behavior has not taught her to stay out of the bag of dog food when we’re not looking, nor has it taught her not to take a hot dog or sandwich away from the 2 year old in the living room. The second the child’s plate hits the floor, the dog is on it. She thinks that anything on the floor if nobody else is looking, is unclaimed and belongs to her. The dog seems to know to obey when we are giving her commands or tricks to do, or are about to feed her, and she will go to her bed when we tell her to go lay down while we’re eating, however, without the command, she won’t do it. As soon as she thinks nobody is around, she steals the food off the coffee table, gets into the trash, etc… She seems to be quite intelligent, reasoning when we will see what she does and when we won’t.
    Perhaps it’s because we always give her a command, and we need to teach her to not need the command… guess we’ll see… can’t wait to try it…. but she DOES try to do all her tricks when we aren’t giving commands and she’s trying to figure out what we want her to do….so she does seem to try to think for herself… so how do we handle that one?

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  258. Juan Chillo says:

    Hi Chet. Thanks for your tips and mails that you’ve sent to me.
    Im sorry that I couldn’t email you back because I’ve been so bussy. but I really apreciate for all that you doing to me and for all those happy dog owners.
    I’m training my little puppy little by little.
    thanks to you. My 4 months puppy Dog, now knows how to go to pee and poo, Sit, Leave,Down, And Stay Commands. it is been Like about one month that I didn’t check my emails.
    But Now with that video you’ve sent to me Im going to start training to my puppy how to stop BEGGING .

    Thank you for Evereting CHET.
    Juan Chillo .

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  259. Charlee says:

    Hi Chet,

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you for this. My 13 week old pup learned this so fast I couldn’t believe it. After one session he now never takes anything I have dropped on the floor.

    Interestingly, my friend has a very large rescue dog who is obsessed with food and always jumping up and grabbing stuff out of your hands, of work tops whatever. I had him leaving food alone after a few minutes of copying this training behaviour. It’s wonderful, as the dog is just so huge he was knocking us over just trying to get at food. Sheer brilliance.

    Thank you so much.

    Charlee

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  260. Linda says:

    Thanks, Chet for your emails and video’s. I have been working with our 3 year old Whippet mix for about a month now and she seems to be making progress on the no begging at the table problem. She also has learned to make eye contact on many other things to get my permission before going ahead on any particular thing that she wants to do.

    Our biggest problem is pulling on leash while walking. Some days she does excellent but other days it’s more of the same.

    Since we rescued her at 9 months I don’t know if she’s had any prior training (as she was found running the streets) but she seems to respond well if I just point to her bed if I want her to go there or clap my hands when I want her to stop doing something.

    All of your information is much appreciated. Keep up the good work that you do.

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  261. Alisa says:

    Nice video Chet,
    The clicker training is going great with my 3 month old Saint Bernard. I hope I can figure out how to use this technique to stop my saint from grabbing my other dogs leash while we walk and growling and yanking. Using the phrase, “leave it” has failed. Thanks for the hope!!

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  262. NANCY B says:

    Dear Chet, I cannot wait to try this training on my new puppies. It looks so easy. I am just amazed at the quick results I watched on your video. It is my kind of training session. I do not like to speak to my dogs for results and your training is exactly what I am looking for. I will try this immediately to my 3 mo old pus who each just rush me at feeding time which is so annoying. After I master this which I believe will not take long thanks to you, I can hardly wait to see the next training tip. thank you. Nancy

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  263. Janice Lee says:

    The video was very interesting…I’m looking forward to seeing how to change other behaviors. Fortunately, begging is not a current problem. Thank you for your unique training techniques.

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  264. Susan says:

    Does it work on husbands? Great video. I can see it working with my border collie who is as smart as a whip! But what do you do when others in the house are not consistent and the dog gets so confused?

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  265. Pam says:

    Like your ideas! Just got a new 11 mon old Pitt mix dog with very little training of any kind so I have a lot of work to do! These tips give me hope.

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  266. jill says:

    I own a perfect Pomeranian/Shih Tzu mix one year old, but I have two almost four months old German Shepherds who eat everything in sight. Chair Legs,my plants,flower pots,shoes are their specialty and they even eat stones and the edges of the outdoor steps and the bottoms of doors when left opened.
    The worst thing they did was chewing the leaves of an expensive,slow-growing tree and uprooted two plants (both recently enough planted)

    I hope that the techniques in the video will assist in curing all of these.

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  267. tanya says:

    dear chet,
    i need to get my dog to stop peeing inside at night time but u dont mention this anywhere in the potty training that i can find so far, he is potty trained and goes outside fine its just when im asleep he wont wake me up to go, i get up myself once to twice a night but if i dont get up or only go once he pees on the carpet, when locked in the bedroom with me he doesnt do it every night and only does it once when he does, if hes not locked in the room he will go all over the house more than once and wont use his litter tray that he used to always use, he doesnt pee in the same spot everytime most the time its a different spot. he goes to the toilet every time i do but i just cant get him to stop this at night time, im in tears about this and want to shut him out side but hes always been inside (he just turned 5 ) hes always slept in the bed he used to use a kitty litter tray at night time till we got a house with a doggy door then he let himself out at night time which was great for me not having to get up 🙂 but now we have moved to tasmania and its freezing down here and we cant put a doggy door in (its to cold and we r in a rental )and he wont go back to using the litter tray in the laundry, so i have had this new problem now for 3 months its driving me insane i love my dog like he is my baby (and i treat him like that too) but this is something that i can not deal with as it stresses me out and i cant be stressed anymore with my mental dissabilitys, pls can u help me i dont know what to do and i really need some help with this issue befor he really does tip me over the edge, i love him so much he means the world to me,he is a really good dog and is very obedientand very smart, he makes me smile and hes always at my side hes my no.1 but this really needs to stop 🙁

    pls can u help us
    many thanks
    tanya and my no.1 tazzy.( hes a jackrussel)
    ps love ur vidios and are going to pass the word on to a few family members who will love ur stuff. great work! 🙂

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    Minette Reply:

    First thing’s first, take him to the vet and have him checked out he may have a bladder infection. Sometimes stress and moving causes them to hold their urine and they can suffer from infections, so make sure he is healthy first and that for sure this is a behavioral problem.

    Next read my article about suffering doggy accidents at night for some other pointers. You can search it on our blog.

    If all else fails, utilize a crate and go back to square one if you need to retrain him how to react in your new environment! Good luck!

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    tanya Reply:

    thank you for ur advice and ur quik response! i will get on to it asap, fingers crossed for us 🙂 and i just got our clicker today, we r working on getting used to it today, and then on to some new awsome tricks, he loves learning something new. (and so do i)

    thankyou sooo much

    tanya & tazzy

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    tanya Reply:

    hi there 🙂

    thanks for ur advice! we went to the vet and no infections which is great news! no nighttime accidents for a week now (YAY)

    so we did was worked on takeing his water away b4 bed, taking his water away has reduced the amount of times he gets up throughout the night (YAY)

    and i think the other part of the problem was me waking up to him when he needed, i think because it was upsetting me so much im starting to wakeup to the sound of him getting off the bed 🙂

    i should have realised alot earlyer but i think part of the problem was when we had a doggie door he was in a really dog proof yard so i got to leave his collar off and i have left it off and he used to wake me up by shakeing his collar which made a large tingleing sound so that might have been a big part of the problem 🙂

    so if i go back to not waking up to him jumping off the bed i guess its back to the collar till i can teach him the let me out bell (which will comein handy when going to friends houses)

    thank you soooo much for ur help it was greatly needed and i very much appriciate it 😀

    thanks tanya & tazzy

  268. folu says:

    dearling chet,may i greet you and appreciate your contribution messages to my mail.They meant so much to me and they ‘ve made me more resourceful.
    Similarly,what can i do to a dog that’s not use to bark,well let me say it has not barked in the last fifteen months of it’s age.What’s problem,can it be corrected or is it late for its age to start barking?Thank you so much.

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  269. suzanne says:

    Hey chet,enjoyed your video on begging,i was very surprised at our quickly the puppy picked up on what was acceptable.We have a minature Fox Terrier and she is full on,as soon as some one enters the house she is all over them,no matter what we do or say,its very annoying. I’m hoping you will be able to help us with this problem

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  270. larry says:

    Hi Chet, just applied your dog training secrets and my puppy skippy(maltese) is beginning to follow. Needs more practice though. thanks

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  271. Chris says:

    Hey Chet

    I’m due to pick up my new 7 week labrador pup in a couple of weeks and am studying everything I can to be ready for her. our training style really appeals to me as I do not believe in being cruel to animals.

    Thanks heaps – Chris

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  272. Jyoti says:

    Hi Chet, I loved your video on begging. My problem is that I have two white Canadian Sheperds, nearly 4 months old, impossible to separate. It makes it very difficult to train 2 at the same time. Many many thanks for showing how to teach a dog to think for itself. I will try it!

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  273. tanya says:

    hi again 🙂

    im having some treat problems and are not sure what to do….

    i have put out 4 different treats for training but the little bugger is being picky…

    he has beef treats, chicken treats, liver treats, and doggie choc chip biscuits…

    its really weird the first couple of days he was happy with them all, and would eat them all but the last couple of days he is being picky about wich ones hes going to eat….

    he will eat the liver treats all the time,which is obviously the jackpot but the others he decides nope dont like that treat atm so he spits it out…. he likes the other treats cause he eats them in different training times hes just picky about which of the treats he wants for that session….

    i dont want to break the contract between us both about the clicker

    im not sure what to do? do i give him another treat cause he doesnt want the first one?

    cause he seems to loose intrest quikly if i give him acouple of the ones he doesnt feel like for that session and poof ive lost his attention and my god is it really hard to get it back

    can u please advise me on what should i do in this situation?

    thanks tanya & tazzy

    p.s thanks for ur help so far omg u have been soo great tytytytytytytytytyty 🙂

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    Charlee Reply:

    Hi Tanya and Tazzy,

    I had the same problem with my puppy. He is still picky and not really that food orientated, but I found if he had a training session when he was very hungry, just before feed time, he responded differently. If Tazzy is being that picky, he is probably not hungry any way.

    I suggest either giving Tazzy smaller meals or only training when he is very hungry.

    Good luck.

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  274. Nancy says:

    I like your training techniques. I have a lot to learn to be able to train my wild, crazy pup. I adopted “Buster” (the name will become clear) a month ago from the animal shelter. I stopped in for the first time right before closing and fell in love. I didn’t plan, researched or was ready for a dog, let alone such an energetic one… Boston Terrier mix (Jack Russel) … need I say more? The data sheet stated he was neutered and 6 months old. My husband was out of town, but I asked him if it was okay with him if I adopted a puppy. I went back at opening time the next day to see the puppy. He wasn’t in the same cage as the day before. He was moved to the sick area. I was told he had kennel cough … I could still adopt him if I wanted to, it would be okay since I didn’t have any other pets at home. Sure, I still wanted him… I could give him meds. I paid for him, they microchipped him but discovered he wasn’t neutered. No problem, I’d get it done. But then someone came out in tears … she was so sorry, she hurt the dog. She slipped and fell into the wall with the dog on her hip. She thinks she broke his leg! Did I still wanted him? Oh great, I haven’t even held or pet this dog. He’s sick and has a broken leg. Yes, I still wanted him. I picked him up at the vet’s the next day. The split looked like a huge cast, I didn’t expect the cone to keep him from eating the split off. My husband is going to think I’ve lost my mind. This poor puppy was not looking too good. The good news … he didn’t have kennel cough but he’s almost a year old, not six months. Long story, I know. Since the adoption, I’ve read and learned about this mix. He’s a handful, cute, smart (maybe too smart!) Keeping the split on Buster is challenging … one or two more weeks. Your videos and newsletters are wonderful. Thanks

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  275. Paula says:

    This How To Stop Your Dog From Begging video was really very good — enjoyed it. My 2 dogs, however, aren’t beggars. If they start it at all, just a quick soft word from my husband or me is enough for them to back off and go relax somewhere. They are very well-behaved most of the time. Where they fall down is in the barking like mad dogs when anyone approaches the house. It is a problem we have had little success in dealing with. So I look forward to learning a method for dealing with that. Thanks so much for your wonderful demonstrations.

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  276. gotcha says:

    i’ll surely try this method,, thanks^^

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  277. Linda says:

    Thanks for all your info. I just adopted a 5 y/o FM Maltese and she is doing great except for one thing: She thinks it great fun to chase my cat. They don’t fight and when she encounters the cat she just lays down within 3 feet of her and waits for her to move, then the chase is on. I’ve has her for 3 1/2 weeks now and she seems always to be listening for the cat so she can chase her. It’s driving my cat and me insane. Help! How can I stop this behavior?
    Thanks

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  278. juanita benda says:

    hi chet ,
    its amazing to see how a 8 weeks old puppy responding on your technic.
    i am going start right a way with my dog , she is a 16 month old tibetan mastiff , and she like’s everything that is on the table .
    so i hope i can make her lsitening to stay of the food from the table

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  279. Ed Vener says:

    Dear Chet,

    I recently inherited my daughter’s nine year old Border Collie mix as he was nipping at my two year old granddaughter since she would go after his tail.

    He’s a good dog and I love him to death, but, he’s got some bad habits.

    He took to your featured treat training method like a duck to water, which surprised me.

    He also barks incessantly at any person or cat that dare come anywhere near his house or street. This is really getting old!

    I am very impressed with how easy it was to teach him, and, am going to check out your complete training video.

    Thank you for the taste.

    Ed Vener

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  280. Charlene says:

    I have been enjoying your hints and videos. My husband and I are retired and will get a dog soon……We want him to be the best dog we ever had, and your suggestions are GREAT, just what we need.

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  281. Lauren says:

    I have a 20 week old lab/bloodhound mix. She is extremely smart and has even tried helping my mom with lawn work (she did not know what is exactly she was doing but she thought it helped) She has a heart of gold and the most loving dog you could meet.

    Yet she is one of the most stubborn and hard headed dogs I have ever dealt with. At seven weeks she learned that revenge was fun. She always did exactly what she was getting punished for. A lot of times she would look at me while she did it like she was laughing. It was amusing but incredibly frustrating.

    I am leery about rewarding her for bad things but I have seen the video. I pray this works. My little Jackie has a world of potential to be a PERFECT dog its just getting there.

    Thank you for all your emails and videos. She knows what is wrong to do and right to do its just a matter if she will do the right thing and not do the wrong ones. THank you so much for all your advice. Being a broke college student its hard enough having a dog (she was a stray) let alone trying to train them appropriately and relatively cheap.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    Lauren

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  282. Marjorie says:

    I enjoy watching your videos and found that your tips really works.

    I have a Poodle and she runs and jumps on anyone who comes to the dor and it reallyis annoyng. I will getyour video and thanks for your neat way of training!!!

    Marjorie

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  283. AJ says:

    Hi I am trying to train my sisters labrador retriever puppy. I question if I should even bother trying though because there is no consistency, i.e. they wont necessarily do what I do after learning it in your course. Do you think there is any way a dog can learn if only one person is actually expecting good manners or will she at least behave just for me? I will admit I am all new to dogs and dog training! Just got my first dog ever but he came as an abandoned stray and he is so grateful for a new home he does nothing wrong ever!

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  284. Susan Freiman says:

    Excellent training video – for training the owner, as well as the dog!

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  285. Debbie says:

    You have an annoyingly redundant style in your ad. You keep saying the very same thing over and over and over, without really saying anything. Your advertising message could be adequately presented in one paragraph. There is no need to keep repeating your hook. No one wants to hear about your golf experience-no one wants to hear dolphin examples as a thinly veiled attempt to get your claim across when you have already made your pitch in the first few sentences. What I have started to do is read the first couple of claims you make and then skip all of the “trash” and go straight to the end of the message.
    I would find your messages more effective to edit out the redundant claims and if someone really needs that kind of message structure, they are probably too dumb to be training a dog.
    Thanks for your consideration.
    Can you post this on your comments to see if others agree or determine I’m the only one that sees it this way.
    Thanks for your consideration

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    Penny Stewart Reply:

    I am still hoping that my 5 month old (very cute and rambunctious) Maltese/Shih Tsu mix-puppy will learn or pay attention to the SIT! command one day and make me feel successful. When I give the command, he cocks his head toward one of his shoulders and look as if I must be crazy he stands on his hind legs and walks around, mostly backward! I’m about to give up and just enjoy him the way he is because he does mind my “no” and my “crate up” and such! And he’s so personable!

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  286. Ke'Shawn Sullivan says:

    Thanks for this information Chet,your a life saver.I never would have thought to do these wonderful strategies of yours.This is helping my Alsation greatly so thankyou for this and I will continue to watch your videos and ready your emails and blogs.

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  287. Jim says:

    That was very impressive and I will use this on my dog, however we have a mor urgent problem. How can we get him to stop chewing and digging up our sprinkler pipes? He is a one year old German Shepherd.

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  288. Mike says:

    This looked very good.
    I will have to try this on my 4 month old Blue Heeler.

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  289. Petra says:

    Thanks for this information , I will use this on my dog

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  290. Dawn says:

    My recently adopted 2.5 year old coton caught on to this as quickly as the puppy in the video did! Cotons are bright and eager to learn new tricks and behaviors. The only thing that drives me crazy is her insistence on barking at EVERYTHING — a leaf blowing, kid’s voice down the street, anyone who dares to walk past our house…. She is very protective and always on the prowl to keep me safe. How can I teach her not to continue to bark once she has alerted me to a “danger?”

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  291. charles says:

    Our mini pincher is really hyper so I have to realy let him run….He is realy tough to keep under control but he picks up all the tricks and commands up fast when I get his attention

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  292. KAREN LEDOUX says:

    Thanks for all the information Chet! I’m an older women on disabilty and My sweet puppy is aussie/boarder collie mix. He is very smart and catches on to tricks> I love him so much, I can’t seem to get him house broke though? Any advice? I do love everything I have recieved from you!

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  293. john says:

    have tried your techniques on my 13 year old Minature Schnauzer. I must admit its very difficult as she is old and has cataracts. I am looking forward to using your techniques on my puppy which should be arriving in August. Any suggestions on how I should introduce them as she is very irritable. the puupy will be a Giant Schnauzer bitch.

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  294. Din says:

    I don’t have a dog, but my cousin has an 8 month old dog. Very hyper and too much energy. My cousin live by himself. Anytime I went to his house, his dog always jumping on me to play or to be scratched. I did teach a word “DOWN” The dog is female and her name is Kenya. When I said “Kenya down” she lay down on the floor then I scratch her tummy. My cousin has a gate by bathroom downstairs, so the dog mostly there. Other wise the dog running around like crazy.. even out side.. To my understanding that older dog not the same as puuppppy when goes about training. Maybe I’m wrong. Any advise would much appreciated?

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  295. Charlee says:

    Hi Chet,

    Using your techniques, I have had great success in training my pup. I stopped him chewing anything other than his own toys BUT, he has chewed his bed to pieces too many times to recall. I get up in the morning and find stuffing all over the place. It is getting expensive having to replace his bedding. I can’t just let him sleep on the floor as it’s cold tiles. I never catch him doing it as it’s during the night. He knows he has done wrong, because without me saying a word to him, his tail is tucked right under when I go in to him and he scoots out the door rather than have me pet him or whatever.

    He is a wonderful dog and really great during the day. I love him to bits but this (and his constant whining) is driving me mad. He is not quite six months old and although he is teething now, he has always destroyed his bed at night. How can I stop this when I never catch him doing it? I did leave him with just the plastic bed base for one night but he cried for hours before settling. I gave him back his pad the next night, which he left alone 2 nights but on the third night he destroyed it again. Repeat prceedure time and again and always the same result. After a couple of days tops, he wrecks the bed again.

    Please don’t suggest I buy another training coarse, money is very tight as I live on a disablity pension.

    Any help you can give would be very much appreciated.

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  296. Sue says:

    I have a 12 wk old puppy – registered Catahoula, she is beautiful. Jewell is very active and I’ve been trying to get her potty trained. I know I have to take her out after sleeping, eating, playing and every couple of hours we go out. But, she is still not trained! And, I have 2 other grown dogs, one is a 3yr old Catahoula, sweet but bolts out the door and doesn’t come back when called and a 3rd dog 4yr old 1/2 rat terrier and 1’2 french poodle. He has NEVER been potty trained. Now, he’s worse because of the puppy. I need help with potty training and trying to stop the Catahoula’s from bolting and running away and not responding to me when I call them to come back. What do I do????

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  297. Mary Lynn says:

    Like what I see and look forward to trying it out with my two 14-week old border collie/lab mix pups. Annie’s most annoying habit it launching herself at me and others (it’s not just a vertical jump, it’s got added momentum and she seems to fly). Sophie’s annoying behavior is nipping and grabbing at my shoes or clothes as I am moving (around the yard, in the house, even while trying to heel and she has become bored or tired). Thanks for the training info.

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  298. lal premathilake says:

    great video.it may help me to handle my dog.

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  299. lynn says:

    Very good video. Your explanations are very clear.

    My dog drives me crazy by wanting to jump up and lick people who come to my house, in spite of my following your advice on stopping this behavior. I know, however, that I can, or my dog can, succeed in changing this.

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  300. Beth says:

    I throughly enjoyed the read and the video it deffinately shows a dog how to think for themselves. A new and even better way than the old way and the way I was trained to teach obedience and tricks many years ago. I raise tiny breeds of dogs inside my home they are wonderful truely and have the absolute best personalities and temperments. My only thing is when someone comes to the doorthey ALL bark wich is fine its an alarm that someone is here. But some of the time 15-20 minutes later afterwe are sitting andtrying to talk to our guest they are STILL barking and just will not stop, and other times they do stop. I know this is going to be a challange because we have so many. But if you could give us some ideas of how to correct ( STOP ) this we would forever be grateful.

    Thanks,
    Beth

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  301. Tom says:

    Great Video, Chet! Many Thanks for sending it out for everyone to watch!

    **….To the lady that has the dog that digs under the fence and goes into the neighbor’s yard: I have had prob 35 diff breeds of dogs in my 65 yrs, and have seen just about every ‘bad habit’ in the book. I’ve had mainly ‘working class’ dogs…sheepdogs, blue heelers, catahoulas, coonhounds, bird dogs, etc. and have always figured out how to handle the ‘bad habits’ on my own…since I’m an ol’ ‘farmboy’ LOL. Anyway…back to your dog’s habit of digging under a fence: Go to Home Depot and buy enuff chicken wire fencing to lay down along your entire fence where he’s digging under. Just lay it out flat on the ground and fasten it to the bottom of your standing fence. You can use any kind of wire to fasten it, just be sure and not use rope or anything that is ‘chewable’. I had some coonhounds that used to dig under the kennel fence and always get out, and I learned that a dog doesn’t like to step on a fence….kind of like a cattle guard.

    I also had some birddogs that used to climb or jump OVER the kennel fence. I got some more chicken wire fencing and fastened it to the top of the fence and drove some posts (steel ‘T’ Posts) into the ground about every 5 feet. I then ran a strand of baling wire the length of the kennel (about 25 feet) and fastened the chicken wire fencing to the baling wire. So….what I ended up with was a fence on the ground and a fence over-head. Needless to say, it worked like a charm and none of my ‘diggers’ or ‘jumpers’ ever got out again!
    Hope this helps.

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  302. samuel says:

    great…….hope to read the success stories of those who tried……am going to try it, and for sure it will work. its simple but of great help. Thanks

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  303. shara Leon says:

    Hi Mr.Chet,

    Thanks for this free video ,,,,i really got a brief idea of treating without screaming at him,,,,

    my gratitudes for your coorperation on us in our needs,,,,,,

    from,
    shara,,,

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  304. Keith says:

    My dog is one year old now but it still dosen’t know how to do anything. What should I do? But great video anyways!

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  305. hazel says:

    I have a small dog that doesn’t like children and barks at everything. cant wait to see your vidio

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  306. Alice says:

    Hi Chet, I have a two year old miniature aussie named Spirit, I have been training her myself and she is doing excellent, I have never had or seen a dog learn so fast in my life but three things I had a hard time with: running off to go see other dogs- jumping on people when come into my house- barking. By watching one of your videos I was able to stop her from running off to see other dogs and she is doing great at it, looks at me for my approval to go, its awesome. Now with this video I am working with her from jumping up on people when they come in the door. Thank you very much for these videos and will keep working with her.

    Alice

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  307. Lynn says:

    I will definitely try this tomorrow morning. My dog already has the sit and stay command down pat and she doesn`t beg at the table. She usually lays by the front door when we`re eating.
    Lynn

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  308. Savana says:

    I am so amazed how quickly that puppy caught on to this technique! I can’t wait to try it with my dogs that I will have in the future! Thanks Chet!!!

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  310. Doreen Sylvester says:

    I am so pleased to learn so many new ways of training my new puppies. Thank you very much for the nice supply of literature for me to fall back on when I am having any problems at all, Have a Great day!and always keep up the good work!The greatest thing anyone can do is rescue a dog or even a puppy, they feel pain just like humans, and feel we are all here for these dogs, especially when I can get all this awesome information for Free:. I had just about given up on the word Free” so again thank you everybody! ruff ruff from Nugget & Spirit.

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  311. Naomi B says:

    hi chet,
    thanks for the video. i have a question about how you handle family and friends coming over while you are in the training season with your puppy/dog and they get in its face and rile it up, pet/snuggle/hug it excessively? will that undo the work you’ve already done? or since you are the dog’s alpha and he/she is looking to you, does it not much matter when others come in and hug/play, etc? or when they inadvertently reward bad behavior?

    thanks so much!

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  312. Faye says:

    Great video– excellent techniques—
    I’d like to see them applied to a tentative dog. I have a Labradoodle, 5 month male, who is a bit timid meeting people or anything new. Also, he’s great on a lead but as we turn to go back home, he acts like a horse going back to the barn with pulling..

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  313. marie says:

    This is such helpful info. You break it up well and with the “Simon Says” make it very understandable. Our golden retriever pup is 20 weeks and his worst behavior is biting at us when he gets riled up. He leaves holes in some of our clothes – kind of jumps up and pulls.

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  314. Ivette says:

    I tried with my puppy Bella (4 months old) what I saw on the video and in a moment she got it. Love this training videos. What I don’t like of my dog is that she likes playing with her mom, when they play they bite each other and at first I let them play like that but she had hurt her mom twice so now I try to stop them from playing like that but I can’t, and specially Bella doesn’t pay attention to me when playing that game and she even bites me when I try to separate them. That is my biggest problem with my dogs. I hired a trainer and when he first saw them playing he only clapped his hands once and said stop and they stopped and stayed quiet but they don’t listen to me and Bella is very defiant.

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  315. Kitty Sandridge says:

    Hi Chet, You have given me a whole new insight to my dog!! She is very
    intelligent and really is capable of learning all the good behavior that I expect from her. You and your videos have proven that to me.
    She listens pretty good now like coming when I call her,and at night
    she knows the words nite, nite and will settle down and go right to sleep. My problem is: I can not house break her. I have a doggie door that she uses to go out to the back yard..(fenced in). She knows she has done wrong ,even if it’s an hour or so later when I find the pee or poop.
    She tucks her head and gets away from me. I have praised her over and over when I see her doing her business outside but it’s all to no avail! Most of the time she will come in from outside and pee or poop.
    She also knows the word :outside; and is always ready to go out!

    I would love to order your video but I simply can not afford to ! I am drawing Social Security of $535.00 so you can see why I can’t.

    I just wanted you to know how much your videos on line has helped me.
    Your nethod of traning is the best out there and I can tell it comes from the love and compassion you have for the dogs! I like that !!

    Thank you for your time in reading this and I look forward to your next video.

    My best to you,
    Kitty Sandridge

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  316. Charles Beres says:

    Chet:

    I find your videos very interesting but they all use treats to train the dogs. I am training a dog to be a seeing eye dog for a guide dog school. We are not permitted to use treats or clickers in our training. We can only reward the dogs with praise and love for complying with our training attempts. My dog has learned the basic commands but how to I break him from bad habits such as stealing paper napkins or small items from tables? This is his worst habit and nothing I have tried seems to work. The permissive begging video I just watched will not work because I would never let him have the napkins or small items he steals. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Minette Reply:

    Having worked with Guide and Service Dogs for many years, the best way to set him up for success is to contact the school you are raising for and ask what they recommend, that way you are using consistent methods for when he goes back for training and is placed!

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  317. John Allmon says:

    I liked your video and think it will work much better than other types of training.

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  318. Lynn Jackson says:

    I cannot wait to try this with our 3-1/2 month old Pug puppy. What I am REALLY looking forward to (SOON, I HOPE) is how to teach him not to run out of the yard to chase after anything. We live on the corner of a very busy street and he is fascinated with the passing cars. Our prior Pug had learned his boundaries by this age and people were amazed that we did not have an invisible fence. Our new little one, however, is proving to have quite a stubborn streak and wants to make a game out of everything. Training with him is proving to be a challenge.

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  319. Anne Moses says:

    This is a straightforward simple training technique that I think will be very successful with our 4 month old German Shepherd pup. He has figured out how to do a negative behavior (bark), then get a correction (ssshhhhh), which he then responds to by lying down and being quiet–and then getting a treat. He starts the cycle again with a bark. So he knows how to get a reward by barking. I think your method is going to work better!

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  320. Warrick BAiley says:

    good video but 22nd February was a long time ago. Is there somethi nbg more recent?

    26 Sept 2011

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  321. ZAnie says:

    HI
    I just want to know is it possible to train old dogs?

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    Minette Reply:

    They are never too old!

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  322. Aruna says:

    Amazing, Chet…both yourself and the fact that dogs are such intelligent creatures loved the vid. Thank you. 🙂

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  323. Shelley Taylor says:

    I just watched your Video on Stop Your Dog From Begging for the 2nd time.And it is actually working.Unfortunately im on a fixed income or i would love to purchase your other Videos.But all i can do is hope that you will assist me on training my dog with his Peeing around the house problem.I have a Jack-a-huaua and he is almost 1yr old.He is having a issue with going to the bathroom through out my apt..I take him out and he even asks by jumping up and down.But when i go out or during the night he goes on the floors,just anywhere he feels like it.I put down one of those pads for him to go on,and he does use it only sometimes,I don’t get it why he does this but im getting really annoyed with him I love him dearly but i have to fix this problem.And if anyone could help me it’s YOU!!.I really need your expertise with this cause your great with training animals.One day i will be able to afford to purchase your videos,hopefully before i decide to get rid of him but i can’t see me doing that cause he is my baby.Thank You so much for all you have taught me.Shelley Taylor

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  324. Judy Smith says:

    I’ve just watched the video and it’s very impressive. We have an 11 month old mixed breed that has been a real challenge. My husband is on the verge of wanting to give him up. He chews on everything and has chewed the fringe on some expensive rugs and also has chewed on furniture. He grabs paper or anything that we drop and won’t give it up. Judy Smith

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  326. Jessica says:

    Great video!…very interesting to see you interact with different dogs and still achieve amazing results. Always look forward to your videos so keep them coming. I will surely be trying this technique on my two labs. Simba is a 2 year old golden lab and Sasha is a 9 week old white lab. They are gorgeous dogs and i always love to teach them new and exciting things.

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  327. Sherry says:

    My 5 month old Shepard mix is doing very good at listening when told to leave it, down, off, etc. I just always have to tell her. She chews everything if you aren’t watching her. The biggest issue we have is the scratching the back door and back patio screens when she wants to come in. She has ruined all of our screens. We never let her in when she is doing this. We (through the door) make her sit and wait quietly and calmly before we will allow her to come in. Are we still encouraging her bad behavior because she has gotten our attention by being bad? I am going to try this training tonight, as beggin is a big issue with her. She doesn’t stick her nose in your plate or anything, but we hate it when our dog sits and stares at us while we’re eating. She’s already getting better, but I think this will work great! I think exactly what she needs is to learn how to think on her own. Annie is a very smart dog! Thanks Chet!

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  328. Debi says:

    I’ve requested your free dog vidoe of Off Limits Training multiple times, but it just never comes to my in-box. I would really like to have this…please can you email it to me. Debi

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  329. Agie says:

    The video was awesome.I have two little Mi-Kis they are alittle over three pounds. My problem with them is when we meet up with other dogs they bark growl and actaully go after them. They heve went after nipping and barking at huge dogs such as labs, standard poodles. We have a camp that is in a campground and there are alot of different types of dogs there.When we take them for a ride on the golf cart and we pass another dog it is all I can do to hold onto them so they don’t jump off my lap and go after the other dogs. Thay are only three pounds and but think they are 100 pounds any suggestions on how to break this habit would be greatly appreciated. I even took Mika to puppy classes when I first got her and every one would laugh because she was the littelest one there at that time 2 lbs and she would be growling at all the other dogs that was way bigger than her. She has no fear of other dags she just wants to attack them. I believe that she was tramatized somehow before I got her the breeder also breed Catons and Havaneses and she had a litter of each Mika only weighed 2 lbs when we got her she would not eat from a dish or drink from a water bowl. My theroy on that was she probably got trampled on trying to eat or drink.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Agie

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  330. Tony Hanly says:

    Well, there is a sure-fire way to get the dog to think for itself. The video showed how little time it took. As the owner of a border collie, who is very smart, I realise that I have to keep him mentally stimulated – if not he just gets into mischief. Now with this system I can begin to get him on track. Thank you so much.

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  331. Geraldine says:

    I am definately going to try this when I return from vacation. Just adopted a dog from the shelter, 2 yrs. old, needs lessons on manners.

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  332. Lenore Campbell says:

    I have an 8 month old female Bichon Shih Tzu cross who I love so much but she’s a bad little girl and has many annoying habits like, dumping over garbage cans and running off with kleenex, napkins, etc. I am constantly taking things out of her mouth, some dangerous like a needle and thread! She’ll climb on a table to steal something too and has chewed up many things. She is also a “runner” and escapes from the house and fenced yard any time she sees a chance. I have heart failure when she heads down the street towards a busy highway! Luckily on a few such occasions I have been able to call out to someone walking down the street and they have grabbed her.

    I watched your Off-Limits video I received today and I tried it with her and I was amazed at how fast she caught on, within minutes. Now, I am putting treats on the floor and I don’t even have to block her now, she just sits and waits until I say “take it”.

    I have your Dog Training program but have not had much time to work it but now I do so I plan to work with her every day. She caught on quickly to the clicker method of getting her to leave it.I’ll let you know how I make out with the training.

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  333. Anne says:

    Enjoyed the simplicity of this type of training and the positive results, will absolutely start using it to teach my shepherd better manners……

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  334. Barbara says:

    Really enjoyed the video….even thou it’s Dec. 9, got a 7 m/o German Shepherd that is a HANDFUL!!!! I will try this techniqe on her shortly…..

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  335. Dawn says:

    I wish I didn’t work during the day, I am not going to be able to see the live video! Oh well! Many blessings to those who do! Thanks for this video!!

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  336. Sue says:

    My dog is way out of control in all areas. I can’t even come home without her jumping on me and scratching my legs up from jumping on me, nipping my hand, etc. She is just way to excitable at all times. She runs through the house and is destructive just to get to her food at feeding time. I have my hands full here. I can’t get her to stop barking at other dogs and people and when i leave my house or get out of my car. I actually have 2 dogs that are doing all this, one is a 5yr old German Shepard and the other is a 2/12 yr ols Black Lab. I have really need help with them. The video i just watched was good but I can not be here on Feb 22 cuz I have to work and I really wanted to see the video on that day so I can learn out to train my dogs in all these areas, but like I said I have to work. Thank you…..Sue.

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  337. Larry says:

    This was pretty cool stuff.got to see some more.

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  338. mary says:

    cool stuff i dont want to confuse him he learning how to go to his kennel right now will it to that or should i teach him his mat frist sent he like to lay on it thank you looking forword to watching your next vido you are going to do thanks a lot

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  339. Abbas says:

    Dear sir,

    Please be informed that this video is Great Really looking forward to seeing more videos

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  340. Marsha says:

    I enjoyed the video and am anxious to try it with my 9 week old toy poodle a got from a kennel with little to no positive human contact. She has behaviours that are more challenging than any of the other four we had adopted fro a family home setting. She has learned to sit for me when she is to receive her treat or reward for using the bathroom outside. There are two older adults in the house who think I am crazy. I will keep trying.

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  341. Deb says:

    Video makes it look easy, and in principle it makes a lot of sence. I’ll be working with my pup on this starting tomorrow. He’s crazy for food, the cat’s food especially. Hopefully I can figure out how to apply this to other behaviors. I hope it works as smoothly as it does in the video.

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  342. Sandy says:

    Hi Chet,
    I look forward to working on this program.
    Thanks

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  343. Minerva says:

    It looks easy in the video, but i will try it with my dogs, so I can tell you how it work for me, i will try step by step as you show us

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  344. Anna says:

    I have pure-bred Maltese 10-year old dog. She is very hard-headed and stubborn, and she resists anything and everything. She also has a number of irritating habits, like biting strangers’fingers and waking me up in the middle of the night. I would like to try your program, but she is overweight, and I am afraid to give her lots of treats. Any suggestions?

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  345. Donna says:

    New standard poodle puppy at home. I so appreciate these videos. I need a lot of help and these do just that.

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  346. HOPE says:

    I have a 4 month old great dane. he will wait for his food until i tell him he can eat, i pray first, then i say you may eat, he goes outside well to use the bathroom, he is healing good with the soft nose thing i got for him. i am 5’5″ and he is going to be big, Its like i dont have very much time to teach him all that i want him to learn before he is bbbbbiiiiigggggg. He is submissive right now. I will bring him in and try the bed treat body block on him. I believe he will learn real fast. my biggest problem is people in and out of my house and his excitement. i give him enough toys and big bones to chew on, and he hasnt been chewing on the furniture. i took some of them away from him, and he got board real fast. will keep you updated.
    In the training program above , you mentioned Febuary 22, is that this year, or is this an old vid. If it is this year, I sure need to be one of the first 4. I love my baby dog, and i want him to be a gentleman. I am learning to speak dog. By the way you are the greatest. thank you
    Hope

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  347. Tina says:

    Thank you all that you have said an the video was great looking forward to more. Nikita is wolf an pit bull(Bridal) She is 2 yrs old Mom an I saved Her from the pound so fare she bonded with me out of 5 of us in the house. I read her face an body actions i have been right on with her wants an needs she is adjusting well, Poppy, Moms 2yr Pomeranian an pinkness was to excited an hes male she put boundaries put he didn’t listen Nikita pined him with no marks on poppy but my face expression told her she did wrong with ears back an sad face i picked up poppy an she licked him they get along great. I used this Simon game with Nikita an poppy picked it only in minutes. He was across the room watching, so i tryed it with him took 3 times he got it. Thank You Tina an Nikita

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  348. Cheryl Julian says:

    Amazing, trying it with my puppy today!

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  349. Ameedaun says:

    I have a ChaWeenie who does not like to obey. He has decided that any dirty laundry that is on the floor should be peed on, even in the laundry room. It is good motivation for my family to keep dirty clothes off the floor, but it is very annoying in my laundry room. I am looking forward to learning as much as I can to stop this behaivor.

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  350. Gerry says:

    Buddy
    very good training tips thank you so much
    please keep these coming..

    thanks Gerry

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  351. Mike says:

    Nice video: will this work on a puppy 8 months old 70+lbs with big teeth and aggressive. This dog is still mouthing hands when he wants to play and will take no for an answer very pushy

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  352. John Hogan says:

    Brilliant Chet! Thanks! Can’t wait to see how my son does with it on his kerry blue pup 🙂 And also my friend with her adult kerry blue! I haven’t got a dog at the moment but I’ll be well ready bu the time I get one 🙂 I haven’t had time to read the report yet but I will soon and let you know my thoughts! Keep up the good work!! J.

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  353. Froggy says:

    I have not yet completed the video, but in just the first few minutes I am VERY troubled as to if I want to continue. I will watch it since nothing else seems to be working with my 105#, 13 month old GSD. My immediate concern is the suggestion of allowing my dog FIRST: to eat off any of our dishes. I suppose I can put one of his dishes on the table to try this exercise, but SECOND, & more imporatantly: I have worked in the veterinary field for over 7 years, and NEVER NEVER would allow my dog human food, even for training purposes. MANY MANY health problems can result from feeding our food to our pets. I am debating on this exercise entirely, but I will try it with training treats I guess. I am very concerned about a trainer suggesting allowing people to feed their pets “turkey & gravy” from the table. I will report after I watch it all & put it to the test WITH DOG DISHES & TRAINING TREATS! And, yes, I know what you’re thinking, if I worked in the vet field for this long, I shouldn’t have any trouble training my own dog. Well, I agree, but Sambo has been my test of the wills. I have never had a dog with such an incredible energy & detructive behavior. Let’s see if your techniques work, & if so, I WILL PUT YOUR VIDEOS IN OUR OFFICE! Here goes!

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    Minette Reply:

    Have you tried “drive” training to funnel and control his energy?

    I have 2 Malinois and a Dutch Shepherd and I couldn’t live with them if I did do some drive training and learn how to control their drives and their energy!

    http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/teaching-dog-drive-eye-contact-focus-leash-skills/

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  354. Peneloppe says:

    I Loved the video!!!!!! Now I know i was not that far off teaching my yorkies on NOT whinning while getting their food ready to feed them. But I realize what my mistake was, I did not reward the good behavior when they backed off!!! That means I did not stop the anxiety they get into when their food is being prepared! And when they did, I did not reward the behavior!!!!!
    I will try it from now on.
    I still don’t know how to make them stop the chewing and the destroying and the peeing in the matts! Please SOS with that!!!!!!!!

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  355. Mini says:

    Hello… Chet I am going to try your ‘not begging for food” principle today on my 8 week old lab… shall write to you my results…
    Anyway the video and the way you dealt with the problem was awesome .
    Thanks

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  356. Mini says:

    Hello Chet… that is 100 over 100 for you for this video…as I tried what you demonstrated and my lab just did it very well… no more jumping for food, no more begging for food ( even though he looks at me with pleading and melting eyes for food when I am eating)… Thanks a ton.
    I would love to know how to stop them from jumping over people when they come home !!! I am sure you have a way for that too !!
    Thanks once again

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  357. Maya says:

    HI!
    I have noticed that in your videos you usually use a bed as a home base, but my dog does not like any beds but mine, which is only for sleeping. Other than that, my dog likes her crate. what is your suggestion? THank you!

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    Minette Reply:

    Really you can utilize anything as long as you are consistent. I like to use a towel that I can then shrink down to wash cloth size and then I can take that anywhere I go and my dog has a spot!

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    Maya Reply:

    Thank you! I was thinking about your suggestion, but my dog really dose not have a consistent spot. I will try it. THanks again,
    ~Maya

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    Maya Reply:

    I tried it with my dog, and she is just getting used to it. Thanks!

  358. Andrea says:

    looks so simple, will try it. My biggest problem is barking in kitchen. Thinks it is all about her. Also keeping her out of kitchen while cooking, getting her to stay in her place – and biting – not viciously just excited. Only 4 month old choc lab.

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  359. Scott says:

    Great video! I had purchased your online course involving clicker training a while back, when we got our new pup Mia. She is a Lab/Flat coated retriever mix.

    I shared the clicker technique with my wife, as well as showed her your video on teaching them to come reliably every time. We used cheese, and Mia would come runnung quite eagerly, every time. She enjoyed chasing and terrorizing the cat. She wouldn’t hurt her, but the cat didn’t care for her rough form of play. One night I am sitting there, and I hear Mia chasing after the cat, my wife yells, “Mia. Come”, she came running and my wife gave her a treat of cheese. Quite proud of herself, she told me how she figured out she stop stop Mia from chasing the cat by calling her and treating her. I sort of shrugged it off. A few minutes later, the same thing played out, Mia chased, my wife called and treated. Not two minutes later, again, I heard Mia chasing the cat, then in she came running and sat right in front of my wife, waiting for her treat! She hadn’t even called her! I kind of laughed, but had to remind her, as you stated. “You have to be careful what your teaching your dog to do!” In a matter of minutes, she had taught Mia to chase the cat and she gets a treat!

    I am happy to say we were able to untrain that specific behavior. She still chases the cat, but does it purely for the love of the sport. 🙂

    Mia is now 13 months old, and pretty well behaved. Still working on it, but I am very pleased with her progress. Just three weeks ago, we adopted a seven month old Lab/shepard,, we named him Dugan. He had zero training. Had never lived in a house, yet alone house trained. He had never walked on a leash, or even worn a collar. In just three weeks, he knows sit, lay down, walks quite calmly on a leash, sits and waits patiently while we make his meals, and rings the bells when he needs to go out. He even sits to great us!Mia still needs work in that area, but she is improving all the time.

    My biggest problem is seperating he and Mia so that I can give him one on one training. Getting ready to take him out for that right now.

    I have found your techniques, and videos to be very helpful. Thank you! I am looking forward to the next video!

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  360. toni says:

    cannot get hans to stop nipping

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  361. Caroline says:

    I sure am enjoying your web site as we go through the first year of life/training with our Lab/Boxer big dog mix. She’s very lively & full of fun & energy, but I am disabled so must be careful how I interact with her… I’ve learned so much from your training videos. Thank you!!!!

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  362. Libby says:

    This is a very helpful video. I am getting my large Golden Doodle returned to me tomorrow. He has been away with my son for two months. I know I will need to retrain him when he re-enters my home and this video is a great start to help me begin. I just wih the young man’s name was more prominent on this website so I can remember who this is that is giving me such helpful, free advice!

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  363. Anne Swensen "Annie" says:

    Brilliant! Makes so much sense. Can’t wait to try it on “Annie”. Thanks for helping me see from a dog’s perspective. Thanks to you “Annie” can sit, down, come and go to the mat on command. Looking forward to teaching her good manners, too! Many thanks, Anne Swensen

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  364. Julie says:

    Great video, I’ve been working with the Hands Off System for a couple of weeks and have seen good results but I’m now ready to deal with some of the “other” issues so this was perfect timing. I’m always amazed by the simplicity of the techniques. I have three large dogs – 10 year old golden, year old lab and a five month old husky. Given thier size I need to be able to trust them around others and while my back is turned. Looking forward to trying this. The lab is a bit of a bolter and hoping to correct that as well.

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  365. Pradeep Menon says:

    wonderful video, explanation of the behaviour was excellent, will help us to understand our lab puppy more better. will try this today itself.

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  366. Stacey Wall says:

    wow, I really can’t wait to try this on my 9 week old border collie! I was just wondering though if you know how I could stop him from nipping and biting our hands and ankles?

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  367. Jaiden says:

    I just adopted a 10 mo. old lab mix from the pound. Very smart little girl but could still use some obedience training. Your site has been a real blessing because it’s really BOTH of us that need training and you make it easy! Thank you so much for helping me on my journey to a well-mannered dog!

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  368. Cassi says:

    The worst thing my puppy has ever done: pooped on my couch.
    Her most annoying habit: she follows my two-year-old son everywhere when he’s eating something, and actually tries to take food right out of his hand if she thinks I’m not looking.

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  369. Karen says:

    Thanks for the good information. My 6 month old Yorkie is very smart but her biggest issue is that she barks at other dogs, especially big ones. I’m hoping future videos will give me information on how to teach her manners with other dogs. Thanks for your tips.

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  370. Sarah says:

    My dog Lupin, who is a cross breed between a border collie and a labrador has this really annoying habit that as soon as the front door is opened he’s like a bullet and I end up having to chase him. now I like how he comes and greets me when i get through the door but its embarrassing when people come over and I have to chase my dog for half an hour because he has made a run for freedom… 🙁

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    Minette Reply:

    Use a leash!

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    jodi Reply:

    I have learned to never chase but to squat and use the come command. I praise her when she comes. If I chase her she runs.

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  371. laura says:

    I have 6 pugs, 4 are very obedient, but 2 that I have adopted are not well educated, but I think that with your videos, and specially with this I will do better with them.
    Thanks a lot

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  372. Evelyn says:

    Hi Chet. I really enjoyed this video. It would be nice to have it so I could refer to it daily. I am also looking forward to the Off Limits Household Training for Dogs. Thank you so much for your assistance.

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  373. Jen says:

    Hi Chet, Tis the end of the month & our tax year, so I’ve been very busy! All of a sudden, Ranger’s mind has “clicked” & he is listening to me & my husband. We just been patient with him re his barking & it’s working! His barking at anything & everything is down from 100% to 10%! When he now barks & we can tell from the tone of his bark what he is saying so we either ignore because it’s only “an Hello woof” but if it’s anything else we bring him inside & talk to him. This is working! He has become very happy & content. I really believe that as we are giving him regular exercise every day (at least 20 mins in the morning & 30 – 45 mins in the afternoon)that has settled him down. An acquaintance came to the door this p.m., rang the bell & he didn’t woof!! He was impressed!

    Because Ranger is more settled in himself, the leash training is getting better. Also, I’ve started teaching him some tricks. He’s just about got “Bang, play dead” down.

    I will be taking Ranger to a Vet he doesn’t know soemtime next month to be tested for the Pacific Animal Therapy Society. He will be wonderful with disadvantaged children at first & when he’s older he’ll be meeting the older generation. He will be the 3rd dog we’ve had in this program.

    I have appreciated your videos & your newsletters. They have given me support & some helpful tips (like, patience, patience, patience…!) And then more patience!!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers from Canada, eh!
    Jen

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  374. jodi says:

    Right after watching I tried this with my 7 month old lab, Lucy. In 10 minutes she had down the sitting or laying down and waiting for my command. Still need to work on the fact that she has to be in her crate for it though. Will try more tomorrow. She is a smart dog 🙂

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  375. Sharon says:

    dogs runaway from house got lose and almost getting hit by cars.

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  376. Ave Guevara says:

    Great video. I’m new to your training, and must say, I’ve had my standard poodle almost three years, and because I was consistent with training, never spoiled her by letting her eat human food while I ate, I don’t have a lot of problems to correct. I read training books, Cesar Milan’s books and researched training online and applied them to Cheyana from the beginning. Her cuteness could have had me spoiling her, but chose rather to enjoy her cuteness and not let that be the cause of problematic, annoying behaviors I’d seen in other people’s dogs over the years.

    Your videos so far have reinforced what I’ve done so far and have me excited for taking my training to the next level.

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  377. Michelle says:

    I’m impressed by your video and will try it on my dog. I have a 3 month old Rottie. She very energetic and now at that stage where she’s biting my leg and my furnitures. I’ve read a lot of tips on how to suppress my dog’s biting urges — some of them were effective the first time, but not all the time. I’m interesting in your other videos that will help me deal with my current problems but I will try this ‘no begging’ training first as I would like her to sit and stay sitted until I give her the command to eat. I’ll let you know in a few day how we both fare.

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  378. cristina says:

    It realy work. I work with my dog and he can wait for more than 5 minutes. It’s a great exercises. Thanks!

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  379. Morag says:

    Very interesting. I will certainly try it when I get time with our 4 month old Akita puppy (3 kids, farm etc means lack of free time!) It makes a lot of sense.

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  380. Peter says:

    Hi Chet, Thanks for the video. It makes it so much easier to watch what you do then to just read about it. Having had dogs before, I really understand and appreciate what you are saying. Currently we have just picked up our latest puppy, an 8 week old black miniature poodle. At the moment he seems to think that he is smarter then us. Look forward to teaching him that we can all be smart.

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  381. RaVen says:

    Please let me know when all of your videos has English subtitles – being Deaf, Im not able to understand your videos without them. It’s best to use the kind with yellow fonts and black outlines to make the subtitles readable. I am eager to learn from your methods —

    Kindly,

    RaVen

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  382. Andi says:

    How do you stop a dog from bitting

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  383. Maryann Campbell says:

    Hi, we’ve rescued a ridgeback mix and she will be arriving next week. I cannot wait to use this in training our pup. Thank you so much.

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  384. Nicole says:

    We have a 6 month old lab mix, Riley. I should start by saying teaching him to sit, laydown and go to his bed were fairly simple. Its teaching him NOT to do things that I am stuck with. He’s super smart and a little too clever (sneaky) for his own good. The worst habits he has are shredding things (mostly MY things, not my husbands), stealing food from the kitchen counter, and being very hyper with guests. He is pretty aggresive with the neighbors and other animals already. I want to train a well behaved running buddy and a good companion for my family. Thanks for these lessons! I was able to teach Riley to come to me on command and to go to his bed in just a few minutes. We’re still working on when guests arrive or when he’s excited, but he’s doing pretty well so far.

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  385. First let me say I found your course very interesting and signed up for it thinking that you would send the videos. As I don’t know how to down load on to a video and you will not send technical information how to do it, I had to cancel the course.

    The video “Look what an 11 week old puppy can do” is clicker training but at no time did you mention that it is clicker training or how/when the clicker ahould be use. That information would have been helpful. Clicker training I always find interesting especially if all the information is given BEFORE beginning clicker training. That makes a good video a great video.

    As for “Permission to beg” video Obviously the puppy was already trained to lie on the mat – the starting point. That was a big help. So whenever and wherever the training will take place the mat must be there first as that is the starting point. Moving the mat to the various places would be a bit of a problem for the handler but gives a starting point for the puppy.

    Also, it would be a good idea to decide on a single release word or words before starting training and not use different release words while training as you pointed out after using different release words.

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  386. Pat R. says:

    I have trained Matty, my 9 mo old female Yorkie, to “Come”, I am still surprised and thrilled when she responds to this call. It is so unusual for her to obey! Lol
    I have so little time to train her but I am encouraged! It may take most of my/her life to get it done but I am encouraged and hanging in there.
    Thank you for your sharing these “self help” instructions.

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  387. Amber says:

    I have a 7 month old Jack Russel and she’s a HANDFUL! SHE IS SO HYPER!!! Sometimes she jumps on us and nibble on us when she want to play. I wonder how i fix that but this begging she use to do is GONE!thanks!

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  388. Kia says:

    I have a 3 month old Morkie and this was pure magic. It didn’t take nearly as many treats or minutes as i thought for my puppy to figure out that getting on her bed, would get her a treat. I didn’t have to say a word. She sniffed my hand, licked, and nibbled a litle, but then she caught on. I came back after a few minutes to see if she still understood, and she went right to her bed to get the treat.

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  389. peggy says:

    enjoy your videos.
    Read about you method of potty training but my 5 mos. old isn’t interested in “hitting” the bells I’ve hung on the door.
    You didn’t mention how she should tell me she needs to go out if the bells don’t work with her.

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  390. Barbara says:

    Love your videos & the things I have learned. I have never had a puppy before & at times i feel exasperated in trying to get my 4 month old miniature yorkie to listen. I have only accomplished to get her to sit. She bites every time a hand goes near her or when she’s really excited then it’s anything she can get a hold of whether it’s a nose, ear, toe, ankle, etc. I am continually apologizing to people for her jumping on them & weeweeing on their shoes. Heaven forebid should they be wearing sandals….I am anxiuos to learn all that you have to teach so I can tell everyone what I have learned from your videos. Thanks for being there!

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  391. Frances Joye says:

    I am speechless. What a great start. I have a 9 mo old male border collie. He knows simple commands,(if he wants to do them) but can be soooo hard headed. I started training with Buddy right after I watched the video. Being the average BORDER COLLIE and tenacious, he was determine to lick and scratch at my hand to give it up, but how quickly he caught on was just amazing. My husband can not believe this is the same dog from just 3wks ago since I have been using your techniques. I can’t wait to learn more.
    Thank you so much.

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  392. Deborah says:

    Hi Jason,
    Thanks I’m going to give it a try!!!

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  393. Deborah says:

    Hi Chet,
    Thanks I’m going to give it a try!!!

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    Buzz Rowen Reply:

    We have just adopted a 2 and a half year old rescue small about 34# and so far we are doing good. she will sit and do sit stay and then come for her treat. the problem we have is she will jump up on people, and every so often she will race through the house as fast as she can and will not stop when told to, do you have any suggestions to correct this. she is walking a little better on the leash, but pulls too hard, and when she does this I make her sit down for a few seconds and this helps.

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  394. Tamara Weed says:

    Hey…Loved the video. Am going to try it on my dogs this summer and my son’s dog in November. Will let you know how they/we do!

    Thanks

    Tamara

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  395. Rosemary says:

    i’m from Kenya and the material i’ve gotten so far has been really helpful. thanx a mil, Chet. i’m hoping to get a dog real soon and with this new information, i’m well equipped to make as few mistakes with him as possible. i’ve never had a dog before, only misbehaving cats but i’m willing to learn how to live with one. trying to apply these lessons on my 1 yr old and 5 yr old cats works so i’m sure the lessons will work on a puppy. thanks again for all the information, videos and webinars.

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    Minette Reply:

    You are setting yourself up to be very successful with your new dog!!

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  396. Beverly Mills says:

    I have a three year old yorkie/bishon mix. She is well behaved for the most part , seems to be very intelligent, but I have a problem with one or two things. Her worst behavior is when the doorbell rings. She goes crazy and runs around in circles and barks and barks. She wants to jump on anyone who enters, all this with her tail wagging. She isn’t mean at all, just wants to be noticed and petted. She will eventually sit on command if the visitor tells her too, but this takes a while. I would really appreciate it if you would help me with this problem.
    Thanks ao much.

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  397. penny moro says:

    The worst thing my 4 month old havanese does is bite hard. The most annoying thing he does is jump on kids to bite clothes and get their skin too. I’m hoping the lesson will teach him to do something else productive to do when he wants our attention

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    Susan Lundin Reply:

    That is my problem, too. I have a 12 week old Doberman and she is a nightmare. The biting is just awful. She actually draws blood and is only playing. She has ripped 4 pairs of my pants, too. She is a total wild child. I totally need help.

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  398. Susan Lundin says:

    I get the concept, but if I gave my Doberman pup that much cheese or whatever “snacks, it would upset it’s tummy. Any amount of any snacks would. So in that case what do I use that would get my pup’s attention?

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  399. Melanie says:

    Hi Chet
    I’m writing to you from Cape Town, South Africa. We have recently acquired a Jack Russell. Her name is Lilly and she is now 4 months old and oh boy what a hand-full. She is so boisterous, she never sits still. She’s into everything and anything. I’ve been told by a few people that we made the wrong choice in dog and I’m really hoping to prove them all wrong. The only problem is that when you work for yourself, you don’t seem to have enough time to do anything else. I’m really going to make it my business to spend every free minute I get with her using your techniques and hopefully reprogramming her. If that doesn’t work, I’ll have to reprogram my husband (HA HA). He’s getting fed up with her destructive behavior. Never mind that he was the one to suggest getting the dog in the first place, it seems to be my problem now.
    Thanks for making everything look so easy. Now it’s my turn to try.
    Wish me luck.

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  400. Ann Sander says:

    The techniques you share are fabulous. I’m a little bit overwhelmed trying to figure out how to prioritize which things to work on and what to let go until later. For example, right now my top priorities with my 11 week old German Shepherd puppy are:
    1.) How to get HER to tell ME she needs to go outside to go potty
    2.) How to get her to calmly interact with my 3 rescue cats…and how do I get the cats to give her a chance? (She charges them and barks when she sees them. I keep her on a leash when I know she will go past them and I block her view of them at the baby gate set up to let them get to their cat box, but if the cats happen to come in to the room where I am with her, she will charge them and bark and they are long gone before I can intervene.)
    3.) How to calm her down when she is really excited and is physically attached to our skin or clothes (with teeth). I understand that giving her a toy to redirect her is good, but what about if there is not a toy readily available and she spontaneously gets excited? For example, she may be calm in a room with a group of people. If one person lays on the floor, she may suddenly walk past them and then realize she wants to play tug with their hair and it QUICKLY turns into a playful, painful encounter. How do I react at that exact moment when her teeth are chomped down on someone’s arm or ear or whatever? They may be across the room and not have a toy in reach.
    4.) How to get her to stop jumping up on the couches (I’m ok with this part) and then climbing over the arms of the couches to STAND ON the GLASS top coffee tables! (I’m afraid at the rate she is growing, she is going to crash through soon as her weight continues to increase.)

    This is a lot to cover and I don’t know how to determine how much of each one to address, or how to include all of them without overwhelming her and myself?

    THANK YOU!!!!

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  401. Marcey igo says:

    I have a six pack, six dogs and husband who interupts the training.

    1.ZEEK CONSTANTLY BARKS IN THE CAR, WHEN GOING TO THE DOG PARK. is this closphobia,? i am driving and my husband is no help. what do you recomend?

    2.noah and naomi, wants to be in my lap when driving they are six months old and i have four adults in the back, how do i correct this in a calm manner.

    3. misty, wants to jump out the window at the park.
    4. we have a obsticle course outside, and only two dogs are doing the obsticle course, but while trying to work with them the others including my husband interfeers the progress. so how long to do i continue to work with one dog at a time. per day?

    i think my over all concern is keeping control on a seven dog pack ( this includes my husband as being part of the problem)

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  402. Mary Jo Beniger says:

    Thanks for the information. I look forward to working with my 11 month old golden retriever using your system. Also, I look forward to the continuing and on going because I know that Jackson, and the time I spend with him with your directions will make a difference.

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  403. Suzanne says:

    Working with a pet rescue, I am usually fostering around 8 dogs at a time. Sometimes they are with me a long time (over a year) and yet others come and go fairly quickly. I am confident these techniques are wonderful with a single dog owner and will work nicely for an established pack where each pet can learn proper behavior. However, it is more complicated with a pack mentality trying to compete for everything. When I had my own dogs I was able to maintain better manners on all of the dogs in my home. But with the fosters it is much more difficult. Hopefully I will be able to incorporate the techniques into a way to work with them that will not require training several hours per day as that is not realistic for my world. However, if I ever get down to a consistent number of dogs that will be mine for the rest of their lives, I will definitely utilize your techniques. I intend to forward your information to several friends who could use your help. I am confident that some of them will follow through.

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    Minette Reply:

    Young and new dogs often have to be separated out for a few sessions before they can “think” in a group, otherwise it is too difficult for them to “learn” as you suggest since they are too busy trying to compete.

    Taking them away takes “competition” out of the scenario and allows them to learn what you want, then you can reintroduce them to the group and teach them the game is the same with and without other dogs around.

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  404. Anna says:

    I’ve been using other strategies you’ve taught in other videos to train my Chiweeni and a Chihauhau to be less annoying. They are getting better when I’m around, but the second I’m inside and they are out, they are right back to barking at everything. They are learning to move “back” from the gate when I get home to get out, rather than jumping and going crazy. But…when they want inside they are barking and jumping up and scratching the door, even wiith me standing right there. I’ve tried turning my back, shutting the door and walking away, giving a command of “back” like when inside and nothing seems to be working.

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  405. Billy says:

    Great video! I’ve been using your techniques with our Chug puppy. So easy!

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  406. Catherine Andrews says:

    Hi Chad,

    As you can see from my email address I live in Australia. I love your method of dog training and would like to purchase the program but am not sure about payment in Australian dollars.

    I have a four month old Tibetan spaniel x Jack Russell, who is very responsive to training, intelligent and you can see her mind working at solving problems that come her way. However next door are two dogs who are very friendly but bark very much during the day and night. I don’t want Freya to take up this bad habit. At the moment she does bark a little at her reflection in the glass door and at “Wilson” my neighbour at the back. We can only see the top of his hat as it is a high fence. Any ideas as to how to overcome this before it escalates?

    Thank you looking forward to hearing from you how I can pay for your course and how to address the barking issue.

    Catherine Andrews

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  407. Annette says:

    I watched the video and was very impressed. I have a 1yr old Jack Russell mix and a 7mo old Pug. My Pug does pretty well with training but he has picked up the Jack’s bad behavoirs, such as, jumping up on people and I am trying to break them from this and I don’t know what to do. I can get them to leave it but they just go crazy when people come over. Now if my Jack is not around then my pug does not do this. So how do I change the Jack’s behavoir. By the way I love your training methods, Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

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  408. Jackie Cato says:

    I love your method of dog training. The sessions of training WITH video are the best!

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  409. Colleen says:

    I have used so many of your methods and they have all worked great; I can’t wait to try this one.
    My puppy is always under foot when I’m cooking or when we are eatting dinner and it would so wonderful if this works.

    Thank you

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  410. Nelle says:

    I learned from your video, and my 8 mo old border collie got it and remembered it right away. I have horses that she would like to heard. I am wondering how off limits training might apply to training her not to chase the horses unless i give her the OK. I s this covered in the expanded Off Limits course? Or where might I look for help. She already is beginning to understand focus, leash manners and other basic training behaviors.

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  411. Laura says:

    My puppy is 3 months old. I have taught her to sit, but she loses her attention span quickly. I have used the clicker method, she does know that when she hears it she is up for a treat. When I use a treat in training, she goes crazy and tries to get the treat from my pocket, at times barks. When I tell her to sit, she will then I treat her. I am going to try your method here to make her start thinking for herself. She sometimes appears as to deliberatly ignore me at times. She is an italian greyhound and has lots of energy. I will keep you posted on her progress.

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  412. Catherine says:

    I am getting an Airedale puppy on Fri. I can’t wait to try you techniques.

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  413. Margo Forde says:

    I have a 9 months old 3/4 Pomerian and 1/4 Terrier.It is so hard to get him house trained. He was good for awhile but now he is peeing and pooing in the house again. Olease help my partner is very annoyed also i am annoyed as i can’t take him any where on a visit. He is just one big problem in everything like jumping up on people and alwayss biting and licking the hands. Plesae please help very quickly.
    Regards
    Margo

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  414. randy says:

    It works just like on the vido. Thanks!

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  415. Andrew says:

    Hi Chet, I watched your video, and tried it with my english staffy x bull mastif. Within about 2mins she was sitting on her bed and not trying to get to the treats,worked so easily. Sheeba is a big and powerful dog, so i have to train her properly.
    Thankyou for your help.
    Andrew

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  416. David says:

    Really good. Gives hope to those of us with “active” dogs!

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  417. khrissy says:

    Dear Chat,
    l was given a mentally damaged one year old Ihasa Apso, this dog
    is so sweet one minute and so attack aggressive the next that l really dont know what to do. l have scars on me from his attacks and l have been training him under your guidance for one year now and it seems to be getting worse so much worse that my husband wants to put him down. Do you have any advise ?? l am at my wits end, can you advise me PLEASE.
    Yours Sincerely

    Khrissy Gontscharow

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    Minette Reply:

    Only a veterinary behaviorist can help you with that kind of aggression. It is not prudent to give advice on an aggressive dog when I cannot see it.

    Find a veterinary college with a behavior program and get in ASAP so that you can get the help you need!

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  418. Mishunda says:

    Dear Chet,
    I am continually amazed at your training techniques and am always so anxious to try them on my little 4 month old pit bull terrier. He is a very loving, licky, playful dog who just wants to be at my feet all the time–or play with and chew everything paper or plastic. BAM is his name and he is a great dog, he just needs some reigning in. I bought your program and am enjoying what I’m working on, but last night I went home and tried this technique and I am really happy to say that inside of 10 minutes you could see he was definitely getting the idea. I woke up this morning and tried the technique with him again and it only took a couple tries before the process came back to him. I am looking forward to working on this a little every day until I can move the mat further and further away and he can hold longer and longer. He did great! I was so proud! Thanks!

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  419. rand says:

    My dog urinates on our bed from time to time. It seems like he does it as a way to punish me for not playing with him when he wants me to. 2 recent episodes:
    1) He was jumping on and off the bed wanting to play, I played with him for a few minutes, but when I went in to take a shower he uriniate on the bed.
    2) I had just played with him for an hour. After playing I went in to make the bed and he atarting jumping on it wanting to play more. I made him get down and as soon as I turned my back he jumped on the bed and urinated – in front of me.

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  420. Samantha says:

    Hi Chet,

    I have an English Shepherd, German Shepherd mix. She is very lovable but very demanding. She is almost 8 months and does follow basic commands, like sit, down, place etc. She is very smart and stubborn!
    I am excited to try this technique with her.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  421. Kerrie says:

    HI Chet I found this amazing at how fast that puppy picked that up. He is smart. I have a 7 month old white shepherd and he can give trouble jumping up when I have food in my hand. I put it down to always being hungry. I also have a 3yr old and Shadow does take food of him thanks

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    Mary Ann Kraft Reply:

    i HAVE A YOUNG LAB HE DUG OUT RAN A STREET OVER THEN CAME BACK AND TRIED TO DIG BACK IN THE FENCE?

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  422. MaryAnn says:

    Dear Chet,
    I’ve always been a one-dog person and have owned a few in my life. I’ve listened to all the training out there, I think, and I have always been complimented on how good my dogs would behave.
    I always planned to train them to practically circus perfection, but would always end up tiring of it once they learned to accept my “No” as unquestionable, would heel – sitting when I stopped (well, on the leash at least 🙂 And all my training was the “firm voice, praise reinforcement” style.
    I had heard that giving rewards causes the dog to always expect it; however, your ‘programming’ idea makes sense to me, and I’m on your side with that!
    I had always heard, too, that you had to wait until a dog was 6 months old before you could start training it!
    So, having watched your 11wk old training video on teaching the pup to go to its mat, I gave it a try this morning.
    We gave my 6yr old daughter a puppy for her birthday on Monday (14th). So this morning the new pup and I had our first session with the little bed we bought for him yesterday (mind you, he sleeps with my daughter, I bought this just for the purpose of giving him somewhere to go when he’s told).
    Now, I varied your training only by this: The very 1st thing I did was put a little piece of cheese on his bed and as soon as he got on the bed to eat it, I clicked. After he ate it, he got off the bed, and sat there. I swear his little wheels were turning just to figure out what just happened because after only a second or two, he went straight back to the bed to try it again!!
    In a matter of practically *NO* *TIME* that little 8 wk old pup was DIVING for his bed!! This is flat-out the most awesome technique I’ve ever tried!!!
    This was so much better for both of us than praise and repetition. We were BOTH excited!! 😀
    I can’t wait to check out the off-limits video AND I am so excited about purchasing your full program when I get my student loan in February!
    Thanks for everything. You definitely rock. 🙂

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  423. Laurel Ford says:

    Dear Chet,
    I have an older sheltie dog and just got a shitzu puppy. She just turned 4 months old. I got your training coarse and have been working with the clicker for training. I love your videos and learn a lot by just watching them. Now I’m anxious to try these off limits techniques on both dogs. Thank you for the info.

    Laurel

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  424. Therese says:

    Dear Chet,

    I really love watching the videos you give us to download. As soon as I can afford it, I hope to purchase your great deal!

    May I ask a question? Can we train our dogs (3 German shepherd females) to herd correctly? Right now, without any herding training, two of them always run at the cows and run and bark at our dairy cow when we go to milk her.

    All dogs are outside dogs who obey us when we have them sit, stay then go on OK to eat. Since we live on 190 acre farm, we don’t leash them and they love to go where we go. They run and play on all the land – probably go other places too, there’s just no way to know without fencing or some other training.

    Mostly, we want to stop them from runnning and barking at the cows and to herd them when we want. Is this possible?
    Thanks so much.
    Therese

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    Minette Reply:

    Call your vet and see if there is a herding dog trainer in your area. Herding is something that needs to be taught.

    And, I am guessing that the trainer will tell you that chasing cows is counter intuitive to a dog that listens and herds on command. By allowing chasing of deer or anything else the dogs are learning to satisfy their own needs at their own pace or time.

    Instead you need to teach them to restrain themselves and only do what you want and say when you want and say it!

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  425. Tami Chase says:

    Hi
    I just watched the video and think it will be very useful in my training sessions with my dogs. I have 3 dogs all with different issues. I have been clicker training for about 6 months and am doing very well with my 6 month old Border Collie. But my German Shorthaired Pointer has a jealousy issue and sometimes can be aggressive towards the other dogs,(never people). Then I have a Wiemie who has separation anixity and barks (or talks) all of the time. And she has alot of other issues too. Most of what you describe in the video she does. The two of them can be a handful. I am hoping you can touch on how to resolve this. I look forward to your other videos. Thank you

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  426. Shaun says:

    I purchased your program last week and have already seen great strides with my dog. I look forward to teaching him these techniques from this video. I need to learn how to keep him out of my garden and flowers. This should work well

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  427. Tamara says:

    I just watched this video yesterday, worked with my 8 week old german shepherd puppy today and he picked it up within minutes!! It was amazing seeing him learn so quickly. This is by far the best dog training program/tips I have ever seen. I’m so pleased and look forward to trying other techniques!

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  428. Betty Verret says:

    Need hard copy of all this. enjoy videos but hard for me to do so much reading on com. all the time. am 85 with a new puppy. help please
    bgv

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  429. Linda says:

    How do you get a 6 mo old Havanaese to stop nibbling at your fingers??

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  430. Thea says:

    Your video’s gives lots to think about and makes me exited to start training with my 3 month old MinPin.

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  431. Peter says:

    Brilliant! If only I’d understood this years ago – erm … decades ago!

    It’s now got me in suspense: how do I stop my border collie nipping the ankles of visitors as if they were sheep?!

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  432. Johnathan Whonnock says:

    Hi Chet, My daughter has a fear of dogs sens she was a child so we couldn’t have one arpound the house. She is all grown up and on her own now and I have been waiting for the perfect time and place to get my next dog. I grew up old school and always thaught punishment was the way to teach a dog. How wrong I was. Thanks to you I have opened my eyes and except your teaching methods. I have to wait untill December 2013 as the litter is dew in the fall.
    White Germansheperds. Your vidios are not just teaching me how to care for my dog but also how to respect it. I look more and more forward to recieveing our new addition to our family now.

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  433. bethany pilcher says:

    i tried to make my dog sit before he takes the snack be hes so hyper he wont evan sit for a secend or evan look my direction we keep are dog out side cuz when we take him in he goes crazy the only thing he knows how to do is sit and somtimes he dosent sit i need advice.

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  434. Travis says:

    Hi Chet! Will this technique eliminate counter surfing or jumping up on things like the table or guests when they come near the dog? How do you deal with counter surfing and jumping?

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    Minette Reply:

    Read this! http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/trash-2/

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  435. Rachelle Joyce says:

    I have 6 year old Yorkie male. I was able to do this he got it right away. Thanks this helps at the table.

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  436. I have a 6 years old Yorkie male. I was able to do this. He caught on right away. this will be great for feeding. Can’t wait to get more training for me.

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  437. cindy says:

    I just watched your video on How to stop your dog from begging. I tried your techinque and Joey did well but when I tell him to go out of the kitchen he doesn’t listen and continues begging at the table. Also, when I am sitting in the living room he is always jumping on the sofa on me and when I tell him off he thinks its a game! He is also biting me sometime so hard he bruises me. Any ideas?

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  438. Felix Castro says:

    3 mth Boarder Collie male Jayden loves jumping on sofa.Started working with him and he did start by sitting in about 5 min then after sitting became easy went to next level and he started to lay down in 10 min by thinking for himself.Today he jumped on sofa but like you said it takes time.I used it outside with both my dogs to try to stop Jayden from jumping on Lucky and they both sat down with in inches of each other,then Jayden started to lay down.Not sure if this is correct way to stop pup from jumping on Lucky.Am I doing it correct?Thanks I’ll keep using this technique.

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    Minette Reply:

    Offering an incompatible behavior is a great way to stop a behavior you don’t want to continue!

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    Jacqui Reply:

    Hi,
    I have a similar problem. My husband and I have just adopted a kelpie x. He is only 14 months or so old. He is very quick to learn things but hadn’t seemed to get the idea yet that he’s not allowed on the couches or our bed. My husband doesn’t want him on the furniture, especially the leather couch, so I wasn’t sure whether I should try to cue the behaviour. What should I do to keep him from jumping up there every time we aren’t in the room? If we catch him on the couch, he gets put outside for time out but that doesn’t seem to have helped, except make him make sure we aren’t around when he does it. We can’t leave him inside as there is no where to lock him up, so he has to stay outside while we are out until he learns.

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    Minette Reply:

    I would get a crate. I think being outside can be dangerous when you are not around.

    And, read this http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/keeping-dog-furniture/

  439. Felix Castro says:

    3 mth old Boarder Collie Jayden likes to jump on sofa,I watched video 5/13 and started using what I learned from video the next day and within 5 min he was sitting,so went to next step and he started laying down so with in a total 15 min he figure out how to get the forbidden fruit by thinking for himself.But the next day he jumped on sofa but like anything else it will take time and patience.Took Jayden and my dog Lucky out and pup likes to jump on him.Was using your method with both dogs outside and they sat down within inches of each other and then Jayden the pup started laying down.Am I doing this correct?Thanks Chet will keep working on training with this technique.

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  440. David K. Choi says:

    I once lost three lovely dogs after picking up and eating food dropped offer the fence to my compound by people I only guessed had uterior motives.

    I have a five month old pure German Shepherd puppy, Roxxa, which I real love. He has this habjt of chasing little pets within the compound and has even killed a chicken once.He also picks food off the ground which terrifies me just in case it falls victim to the same wicked poisoning which happened before and will want to train him to avoid such suspicious foods no matter how tempting it may be.

    Aah, yes Roxxa also loves playing a lot and in the process destroys valuables by biting and chewing things – thus tearing them up into pieces anything it holds. Need I say then that he jumps on me a lot all the time even as set out to go to work in the mornings? Many are the days I have had to go back and change.

    These habits obviously which need to be nipped in the bud before they become his second nature.

    Please advice.

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  441. Noeleen Zoghby says:

    Hi

    My husband has the terrible habit of feeding our miniature German Schnauzer under the table. He likes carrots and cucumber and as my husband picks it out of the salad the dog just keeps begging him. It really annoys the rest of the family. We also have a puppy and I don’t want the puppy to see this terrible habit. I will definitely show him this video and hopefully it will help the dog to stop begging.

    Thanks so much

    Noeleen from South AFrica

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  442. Dr Udaya Ballal says:

    I am very impressed with your technique of training.I was trying to buy the video.Since i reside in Dubai how do i get hold of the video.

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  443. Gaye says:

    Took no time at all for her to realize she had to sit before I would lift my hand and let her have the treat. I am learning too!

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  444. Alberto Ferreira says:

    I really love this one, And tried to so with dog back home and it works… cause I have one Belgium Sheperd and your videos are helping a lot. I am wrighting from Africa (Angola)

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  445. Alberto says:

    I really love your videos, I whatch them from Africa (Angola) and try to teach it to my dog but in my language and it works…

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  446. Jonathon says:

    First thanks for sharing this informative article.
    I have a Husky and i am very interested in buying a Pomsky, not sure have you heard about this new breed?Just do not know where exactly i can buy it…
    BTW do you know which vacuum will be good for puppy’s hair?Thanks!

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  447. Amy says:

    OMG, Please come train my dogs!!! UGH, I must be a total idiot because all I can get my dogs to do is sit and stay for a short period of time. They jump, they beg, they dig…. I just don’t know how to train I guess!!

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  448. John says:

    It is great to be able to enjoy the interaction with my Molly as we work through things -but now my days are getting too short to do the other things I thought I wanted to do.
    However – I still have problems with separation anxiety. If I am walking with anybody else and they leave the pack (by going into a shop for example) Molly puts on a great performance and I get a lot of attention from bystanders

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    Minette Reply:

    She needs to be taught some independence free of other people who will reward her for her bad behavior.

    So this needs to happen at home, in a crate, or outside or both. In order to be healthy dogs need independence

    Read this http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/love-death-overbonding-bad-dangerous-dog/

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  449. Hal says:

    Just watched the video, and will start applying this tonight. The only issue we are having is getting our puppy ( who looks just like the puppy in the video) to walk on a leash. He just refuses to walk at all, and will really fight by jumping around and spinning. I can entice him to walk with a treat in my hand , but that only works for a minute or two. Not sure what to do next. He is about 10 weeks old.

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  450. David says:

    Just watched video and I must say this looks great.
    Can not wait to get home tonight and give it a try.

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  451. Diane says:

    Amazing, my puppy barks and While I getting his food ready and then hardly eats anything. I am excited to give this a try. Thank you for sharing and excellent video, not only the training but how you explain and speak yourself. Excellent job done.

    I can’t wait to see the new one and he thinks everyone should love him when we go out for a walk. Well he likes to jump up and one day it was wet from raining and I didn’t want him to get the mans pants dirty. So excited about your video’s.

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  452. Diane says:

    Excellent video, not only how to teach the dog, but also your work in the video.

    I can’t wait to give this a try and look forward to you videos. Thank you so much for sharing.

    I just tried to post and said broken link.

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  453. Diane says:

    I love how fast your puppy learns.

    I have tired the one where you put the hand under you hand until the puppy settles down. I can get my puppy to do it, but, when it comes to me getting his food out he barks, and carries on, until I have it in his dish ready. If I try to do fix his dish with food at it, if I don’t have it up he will be right in it.
    I tried the one with laying down and having your dog listen. He did well except the first one.

    I have taught him to take his treat after going on the pad, or outside to his play pen to eat it. However, he still hasn’t figured out, as he will go on carpet floor, and not even think of the pad.

    My dog begs and fusses about eating what we are eating. I make sure he eats his before he gets a little bit of ours, but I finally had to tell him to stop barking loudly, and spraying him with water to get him to stop barking. I really don’t know how to get him to stay in his play pen until we are done eating. He has eaten the zipper up and can’t close it. ETC>

    I like the many ideas you share. Thank you.

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  454. Craig Woody says:

    Looks like something that I can use and will try it out and let you know.

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  455. Margie says:

    I enjoyed watching your video, I have taught my dog to sit and wait until I say OK and then he will eat. He always looks at me before he starts to eat. We would like to teach our dog perimeter training. Can you help us with that?

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  456. Barbara Kelly says:

    Hi Chet, I really enjoyed your video – I have a 2-1/2 yr. old Miniature Poodle, she is quite intelligent so I am sure she will be able to do this if I am patient with her. Thanks for all the little tips you give but I haven’t yet used my first Dog Training Course as I have a sick husband to look after. Want to start soon!

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  457. Pat Key says:

    I am trying to keep up with all your great videos to train my 11 month old Yorkie. Using your techniques, in 3 days she learned to sit so well that every time we say it, her little bottom hits the floor. We now spell the word, sit, around her unless we want her to do just that. I have progressed to opening the front door and stepping way out with out her coming out. My only issue was the clicker. It scared her and she would run away and be afraid to come back.

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  458. Barbara says:

    I work with brussels griffons and a few rescue mutts (try to train then place them) The biggest problem I have is with a 4 yo stud. He not only marks territory but PEOPLE! Very embarassing and lead s the other dogs to take up marking too. Hope this will help. I’d rather train than mop.

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  459. Alessandro says:

    Hi,
    Unfortunately I could not watch the video, and I will not be able to watch it for several days, because it does required Flash.
    Today millions of people, around the world, are using iPad or iPhone to surfing on the net so…why are you still using Flash for your videos and loosing millions of viewers?
    Anyway!!! I bought your training section and few others different books, just to make sure I was training my dog in the right way.
    My labrador is very good dog and he behaves very well.
    I do have a problem though! A problem that I do not know how to fix.
    When he is getting exited, he does a bit of pee, no matter where we are.
    When he needs to release himself he goes where he is been tolled to go, but when he is happy the pee just come out itself (not much but enough)
    How could I fix that?
    Is there anything I can do?
    Regards
    Alex

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  460. Ssan Bizak says:

    How to teach your dog not to beg was great. I used it with my 8 week old puppy to leave it with pebbles and sticks. I’m working at making him wait before rushing to get his food. I still need lots of practice at this!

    Thank you!

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  461. June Manley says:

    I have an 8 month old Peekapoo. he is very tiny. I have had success in his potty training, and also sit, stay & come. He will not let me catch him unless I have food. also he chews my carpet. he noses it down into a little circle until he gets a strand loose. and then pulls it out. he will stop if I catch him, but I cannot keep my eye on him all of the time. I do however, have some success following your videos.

    Thank you
    June

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    Minette Reply:

    keep him on a leash or keep him with you, you CAN keep an eye on him all the time and if you can’t use a crate!

    Read this for teaching him to come http://www.thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/top-5-12-reasons-dog-called/

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  462. Justin says:

    This worked within the first few minutes of training with my American Staffordshire terrier mix with Dalmatian. We rescued her from the local shelter and she loves to play run around witch is fine with me. For the most part she is learning simple commands with or with out a treat. One thing that has become an issue is her barking, at me or my girlfriend. She will bark at us as if she wants to play and with I approach her she plays a “catch me if you can” game until she stops and rolls over to be pet. Don’t get me wrong I love a dog who can play but this game that she plays in the house is becoming a problem and would like to know how to teach her when she needs to calm down, and stop.

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    Minette Reply:

    Put her on a leash and when she barks put her on a time outside, like in another room or outside.

    But realize she needs exercise, her doing this is her way of trying to play with you… find a way to also give her what she needs.

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  463. Gary Jackson says:

    I purchased a couple of video (DVD) programs from you and liked them. How do I get this “house manners for dogs”? series???

    Gary Jackson

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    Minette Reply:

    email Dana at customer service info@thedogtrainingsecret and she can get you set up.

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  464. Ruth says:

    Excellent training guidance! It WORKS! I have five dogs and have them all leaving each other’s treats alone now!

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  465. Kim Reilly says:

    I can’t wait to try this with my adopted Aussie! He steals everything that hits the floor, regardless if it is food related or not. This can be pretty dangerous for him….he’s stolen scissors, knives,garlic, onions, cell phones, even my Kindle!!! He takes ANYTHING that is within his reach. I was not even able to decorate this past Christmas because he would steal and destroy anything that was within reach of his mouth, which made my home pretty depressing during this holiday season!

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  466. Carol Davis says:

    I’ve trained dogs for years and I’ve run into a problem I or other trainers know how to solve. This is a 6 y.o. GSD mix who was rescued from a hoarding situation. He was the only animal outside. There were 32 indoor cats and small dogs. He spent 6 years tied to a tree as sort of a guard dog. OK, he’s afraid toys, chew bones, won’t chase balls or thrown sticks – relatively minor issues. The problem that none of us can figure out how to solve is total feat of a ceiling fan – lights on or off. He even checks the ceiling before he comes into the house. Since his full history isn’t known, it’s difficult to know what direction to take. Any suggestions?

    BTW, that puppy was a Rhodesian Ridgeback. A word of caution – that breed likes to eat soft things like stuffed children’s toys, washcloths. etc. My daughter had one they finally had to put down after her third surgery. She had small children so it was hard to keep track of all the soft things.

    I really would like some suggestions about the ceiling fan, though. If he’s already in the house and I turn it on, he runs and hides in his crate and periodically checks to see if the fan is still on.

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  467. Darlene Bourne says:

    This technique worked really well with my dog and she picked up what she needed to do really fast. I am very interested to find out on more situations where we can have her make good decisions.

    Thanks very much
    Darlene

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  468. Louise says:

    The Off Limits course looks very promising. My dog Lilly has developed some very annoying habits. I think I’ve fallen into the “She’s so cute. How can I get mad at her?” syndrome. This course has the potential to train her and me about limits. Limits including on the worse thing I’ve seen her do (eat goose poop), her most annoying habit (it’s a toss-up between jumping up and licking). I think this course will make life easier for all of us.

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  469. Krystal Mcnemar says:

    I have a 3 year old Treeing Feist or Mountain Feist ( which simply translates to ADHD on steroids) lol. We love her and she has been to heck and back. I fostered her for a few months 2 years ago until she was adopted out. Only to be returned after two weeks. Little did I know, even after all of the careful questioning in the adoption app, and two visits that I had adopted her out to full blown physical abuse. Thank God she was returned, she came back fearful and would lay flat on the floor and pee if you said her name in any tone other than almost a whisper. It took 7 months to get her to trust that we would not hit or abuse her. The couple are now on a Do not Adopt list. I purchased the Off Hands 2.0 and I love it. I have not worked through all of it yet; but she has made great stride. Do I need this program as well? She is an attention hog, jumps all over everyone including me, and can drive us bonkers sometimes. The worst thing she has ever done was bolt out the door and ended being severely attacked by a dog that is forever being left outside right in front of my eyes. It was horrifying,

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    Minette Reply:

    We have a lot of good courses. My recommendation is to finish that course, work hard. Train at least 3 x a day on basic things and then reevaluate.

    My favorite course of ours is our companion dog course. It is more advanced. If you are interested, it should start fairly soon (we run it twice a year) and you can contact dana at customer service at info@thedogtrainingsecret.com to find out when exactly it will begin.

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  470. Julie says:

    Hi Chet, i was getting your emails before, but i really didn’t try the training. I’m going to try this time i have to dogs 2, one is banjo and she is part chow with a little bit of shepard i can remember what her mother is,and Pugslee is a pugzu mother is a prebread pug and his father is a shiszu how every you spell it. When i got pugs at 7 weeks as soon as i put him down banjo took over mothering him. Pugslee and banjo always play pugslee would end up sitting on banjo’s nose. He has been a joy for me and banjo. One day i think pugs was about 3 months old and he got out the door it was in the winter time and he hadn’t been out much, anyway i have a bad back and can move fast i say banjo go get pugs he was heading for the road well banjo ran out grab pugs by the back leg and turned him around and he followed banjo back to the house.

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  471. Brent Fox says:

    It was really amazing. Our dog doesn’t use a bed even though we have one for him. Last night we watched the video. Prepped the treats. Brought his bed into the Kitchen. It less than 10 minutes we had him sitting on his bed and waiting for the ‘take it’ command. He is only 3 1/2 months old. We were all surprised. This morning right after his walk he came in the house and went right to his bed and sat down and was waiting for his treat. That was very unexpected but very cool. I have gotten excited about doing training seeing these kinds of results. WOW! Thanks Chet

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  472. Stephanie Roderick says:

    I love the hands off training program and am working on it with my 3mo old schnauzer. She is full of energy,but is making progress. She will sit,stay(30 sec) , come when called, has stopped nipping, most of the time. But we still have a problem with her jumping up, rushing her food, and terrorizing my 17 yr old cat. She steals his bed, his catnip toys, tries to eat his food, and barks at him. I really need to teach her some manners. I read the free report, but when I clicked on the demo video it would not open.

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    Minette Reply:

    we are having to use another server and the videos have to be reuploaded , my apology

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  473. Stephanie Roderick says:

    Please let me know when I will be able to open the begging video, also the no barking one won’t open either

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  474. Natalie Cream says:

    Wow, I just tried this with my 4 month old cavoodle and she learnt “take it” really quickly. Awesome……

    Too bad you haven’t made the videos to be able to be seen on an iPad. It would make my life so much easier.

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  475. Darla says:

    I am enjoying reading your articles and watching your training videos. I have had dogs all my life, various breeds, including a dingo, mostly mixes of some kind. Currently, my shepard mix is elderly and I don’t know how much longer I have with him. My kids that are still at home are middle school and high school aged. They talked their dad into getting me an American Bulldog. She is more of a challenge for training than my other dogs. She does fairly well responding to me. She is lazy. So walking is a little bit of a challenge. As she will stop and not want to continue. So I have been working on some of your techniques to get her walk with me. She is a follower. I will use this tech for getting her to come all the time. I am going to purchase your training videos.

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  476. Retha White says:

    Yes, I found it helpful. My puppies are now 10 and 14 weeks old and I hope they are old enough to learn the commands. It doesn’t work when I have the two of them together.
    Retha

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    Minette Reply:

    Puppies need to be separated, often, to learn

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  477. Lori says:

    This video was a revelation for me! I have for years taught my dogs to sit and wait for my “OK” before eating anything, including food, that was put, or fell, down. Mostly for safety reasons. Your video helped me understand the concepts behind it and how to do it much more effectively. I have the Hands Off 2.0, use it a lot! Thanks!

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  478. Sue says:

    Can’t open /play video

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  479. Betty Stoudt says:

    I saw your video and just tried it on my 8-year-old Yorkie and it worked beautifully. Thanks

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  480. jean emerton says:

    i am trying my best to train my 6months maltese x who is so full of life and in to everything. jean emerton.

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  481. Gaye says:

    Thank you so much for offering this video… my 13 month old Terrier mix ‘took’ to the training quickly. Can’t wait for the next video and for Feb 22! Seems the biggest problem we have is my lack of consistency… poco a poco for both of us!!

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  482. Trish says:

    Hey Chet, you may be a bird guy, but your dog training REALLY works. Thanks a lot. I have a 12 week old Golden Retriever/ Lab and he has accomplished every single thing I have taught him so far through your training. Training my dogs in the past has always been a chore because I got little results from a lot of work. Your methods have made training fun for both me and Riley Cooper. I always look forward to our next training session. Rileys worst thing that he does is steals family items (shoes, head phones, etc), and thinks its great fun to play keep away. His most annoying habit has been barking while I prepare his food. I know that these behaviors will be fixed with just the right training and some practice. Thanks! oh….have to tell you I laughed and laughed the first day I tried teaching him to ring the bells to go out. Before I even started a lesson, Riley ran over, grabbed the string of bells, ripped them off the wall and ran through the house and out an open door dragging the bells with him across the back yard. He thought this was the most fun thing ever!

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  483. Margaret Kohlhase says:

    Read the book but the video will not play. Just ordered the series on training your dogs to think but am having trouble getting the order to go through. Please let me know why these things are happening. Have two giant Schnauzers, who are a big handful, and want to get them to listen and not bark when they get excited, as the neighbor has threatened either to shoot them or put poison out, even though we live in the country on 26 acres, the dogs need to learn. Thanks for your help.

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  484. Red Barn Saint Bernards says:

    AWESOME!! Love the video, and tips…and of course the smart lil puppy. Now if only I could be you, because we know dogs are only as good as their owner/trainer. Maybe this old dog(me) can learn new tricks just yet. : ) We actually have pretty good dogs….but what Saint Bernards are not? I love when my 2 year old gets the full grown dogs in a sit or down, so adorable! Now I can not wait to show kiddos your videos (for better sit,stay,come, etc more tricks etc.) and put them to the test. : ) I would love to have all your materials and know them like the back of my hand. So I could offer to our new Saint puppy owners!…..for now I will give them link to your website!! I am so glad to have such an awesome option to show them. Now when are you making training video for training kids : )

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  485. Joan says:

    I love chugs my pug is 8and so lovely she is a lazy get and can sleep 15hrs straight

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  486. Joan says:

    I love my molly my pug she has always been great I couldn’t live without her she’s 8 yrs

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  487. Jackie Fountaine says:

    I have taught puppies/dogs I foster to sit for their meals. I hold the food while they look at me. I don’t move/talk. Eventually they sit trying to determine what I want. As soon as 1 sits, the first day, they all get fed. Then a day later 2 sit and they get the food. Finally, when I have 3 pups, they get fed when all 3 sit, and this takes a while, but they get it within 5 days or less. And I may or may not say SIT. If I do say sit, I later say SIT without food present, and they have learned it, and they sit. I did this w/ pups under 8 weeks, as they were weaned off Mom’s milk.

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  488. Jackie Johnson says:

    Just finish watching the video. Really makes sense and I believe I will be able to put this into play with success. I as others have more than one dog. It seems when I have one around what the dog has learned goes well. But when all three around it seems just to be a contest to see who can have may attention and all training seems to go out the window. Any suggestions?

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  489. Sharanx.x says:

    Maybe u should try getting him checked by a veterinarian he may have a bladder problem or something

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  490. Susan says:

    My dog and I have really bonded with all your help. Trainging me is alot harder but you seem to make it easy and achievable unlike other training courses, books and classes. Thankyou.

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  491. John Groat says:

    Training is fun, and oh for more hours in the day.
    My problem is: two dogs with different temperaments who I need to train separately. They are fine alone, but forget much of the learning when they get back together. Am I disheartened? Not at all!

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  492. John Alonge says:

    I will be picking up 2 Labrador puppies in a month so have purchased the Hands of Dog Training 2.0 course so I can complete the course the first time before we get the dogs and start training. I was wondering why in this ‘Off limits’ training video did not include the use of the ‘clicker’?

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  493. Diane says:

    My boxer pitt x is a well trained dog except on walks when he freezes and loves the Wiemeraner unless the small children are out. The the 2 dogs barke at each other. Wiemeraner is protecting “his” kids.
    When walking George and he freezes, I should just stand with him until he decides to walk again?

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  494. Bette says:

    Can’t wait to try this. Our pup is a year old and doesn’t mind too well. This should work well with him. Will let you know as we start the training.

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  495. Jake says:

    My dog happens to already be trained in this particular aspect of behavior, but there are other techniques you demostrated that I think will help me with other training exercises.

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  496. Jackie Fountaine says:

    I have trained many foster puppies/dogs, usually in 3 days, by simply standing and holding their food bowl, saying nothing. They may jump round, or stand looking at me, and when they get tired of waiting and sit, they immediately get the food bowl put in front of them. After 3 days at most, when they see me coming with the food bowl they sit and wait and get the food put down right away.
    It always works.

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  497. Judith Sharpe says:

    I have a 6 year old golden doodle,Leo. I had two of them until a month a go when Indie had to be put down. Indie was EXTREMELY smart. Indie was trained in one day. He opened doors by hitting the handle. He used to use pawing to signal he needed attention, I easily taught him to use his nose and poke me when he needed help..
    And so much more. NOW Leo is a different story. He is definitely not smart and he is VOCAL. He tries to tell you what he wants, loudly at times. I have taught him to get a toy when he is excited and that muffled his bark. He is just so excitable. I think you training videos would be very helpful. My concern is I have a Amazon Fire. Will I be able to open your videos?

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  498. We inherited a 1+year old German Sheppard who is very excitable. to the point of jumping on people when he is brought into the house. I realize he is still a puppy–kind of.. We are training him basic commands but he still has a mind of his own.

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  499. My dog’s name is Einstien (spelled wrong on purpose), he is four almost five. Einstien is 3/4 Springer spaniel and 1/4 cocker spaniel, he’s also VERY stubborn. I”m having a problem with him meeting anyone new, person or animal. I have to muzzle him the first 10-15 mins to make sure he won’t bite, and he REALLY wants to bite people who are afraid of doghs. It’s like he can tell they are afraid of him and he becomes more aggressive. I have never taught him to be mean and I was there for his birth, so I’m pretty certain no one else did either. How can I get him to stop trying to bite people? I am going to say “Biting people” is his wort habit and I really need something that works or he’s going to get us both in trouble and possibly himself “put down”.. 🙁

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    Minette Reply:

    I would put him on leash and give him something to do obedience wise. Ask him to lay down etc. And, I would continue to use the muzzle, it is the thing that is keeping everyone safe.

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  500. Mark Nading says:

    Our family has had ranches and farms back to the American revolution and our on sight dogs were unique to urban trained dogs likened to the Hank The Cow Dog kids series, so I was intrigued by the Hollywood dog in the 50’s movie Hondo. Thanks for connecting the dots to the 21st century Mark Nading

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  501. Linda says:

    OK, Chet,

    I have to say I love your videos, they are chock full of a wealth of information and I am chomping at the proverbial bit to start working these techniques into our hectic lives.

    I have three dogs though and each of them has an annoying, angering, or disgusting habit. Older dog, 10+ years (a shepherd/rottweiler mix): eats from the cat box, YUCK; Staffordhire 1 year old puppy: Kills my potted plants, even drug my baby lemon tree around the yard (I was pretty mad about that one); Shepherd/Collie mix, 5 years old, digs canyons in my yard, dug up my subsurface grass watering system (I’m top sprinklering now until I can fix this problem).

    HELP!!!!

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  502. Grace says:

    I love ur video however I have a 6 yr old Italian greyhound that is very very quick now stealing food. Any help for this?

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  503. Crystal says:

    Very much looking forward to start applying these tips plus your other videos for my toddler and schnauzers!!

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  504. Robin says:

    Love your videos and that you apply a lot of common sense theories into the training. I have 2 pitbull mixes, 7 & 3 yrs old. The older is male and behaves amazingly well at home. On walks and in the car are a different story. He whines and cries no matter what I have tried. Any suggestions? The younger female is my problem child, and I chalk this up to the inconsistencies she gets from my 15 yr old, stubborn daughter who babies her and lets her get away with all the problem behaviors I disagree with such as over-excited jumping on guests, (most intensely my daughter) pushing past to get in or out of gates and doors, pulling on walks and intense behavior when strange dogs approach. I won’t even begin to tell you about her out of control prey drive! I know you can’t do much about my daughter’s bad influences but what are your suggestions for the approach I should take with the above? Sorry, I know it’s a lot. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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  505. Cathy says:

    This looks exciting to me. My chi just turned 1 yr old. I’m going to try this plate thing and a few more. She’s only barked a couple of times when ppl have call me over. She only barks outside if she’s scared. Unfortunately, on my income, I have to live in HUD Housing and you can never go out with no distractions. She’s barking, pulling on her leash, not going to potty! Then, of course, going it inside. I’m trying to train her to a pad but she doesn’t get it. She doesn’t get that if she REALLY has to go she can go on a pad. She always does it where I will see it. She’s a toy Chi. If you have any tips, please let me know. How do I get her to quit whining when my daughter in law leaves? I have a pretty good little dog and I want to help her to be better. She doesn’t obey me when I go and stay with them, either. Their dogs are extremely spoiled. A Great Dane and chiweenie!

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  506. Sandra Rondina says:

    This was such a great video! Thank you! We have a 3year old chessie who is a rescue dog with absolutely no manners….I can not wait to begin!

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  507. S. Mea says:

    Problem child is the daughter who is not complying with your commands. Anything you do with the dogs, she will undo…they need consistency…she will undermine that if you allow her to.

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  508. Joni Bayler says:

    My 1 yr old Shih Tzu thinks she should have my undivided attention. So if I get busy cooking or whatever, she will sneak up behind me & jump up and bite my butt. I have been told to ignore bad behavior, but it startles me & it hurts. How am I suppose to stop her?

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    Minette Reply:

    Put a leash on her and maker her do a down stay

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  509. Louise says:

    Great Video, very easily understood and detailed. Hoping I will be able to instill some of these training techniques into my dog. I love my dog (Very energetic GSP) but very frustrating when friends come round and he can’t control his excitement, stamping on their feet and grabbing their legs with his paws and claws! Also territorial barking he never barks on walks but if he hears something when home then he has to alert us! A funny but embarrassing moment when out walking in a wood (next to a public golf course) yes you’ve guessed it a ball flys past and he chases it grabs it and brings it to me proud as punch! I quickly take it from him throw it back on the fairway and run off in the opposite direction!

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  510. Linda says:

    I like your feed control method, my cat is also trying this. I have a meniture aussie. 7 mos, not real small, Spoiled but learns quickly, what do l use, to keep her from pulling, on walks. I live in a 34ft. Motor home, but do have yard. I am older and am handecaped, so walk slow. She does not come on call.Eats cat poop in and out of house. Steals food when your not looking. Scratches a lot. No Fleas. Play , somtimes taken wrong. Do take her to dog park. She doesnt bark out playing but will when playing with cat in home. She is good in stores.

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  511. Adam says:

    Chet,
    Your videos are awesome. I’ve done the go to your mat exercise on my 8 month English black lab.

    I watched your webinar on Friday August 18 it was fascinating.
    Thanks
    Adam

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  512. Linda says:

    { HELP } my dog is eating his self alive. we heal his wounds and and he does it again. we think it started with puberty and he realized that if he rubbed his butt against something and he would have an eruption,so now not only is he doing this for that reason but also scratching the surface where his wound started due to this situation.
    any thoughts will help.

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    Minette Reply:

    Go to your vet, it sounds like allergies, but is certainly not a behavior problem

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  513. Vangie says:

    I just watched the food training video on this page and WOW I tried it for just 5 minutes with two of my dogs one at a time and got both my dogs to the point they can wait about 5 seconds till I tell them take it.. I can’t wait to see what they will be like in 2 weeks.. They are bad food thief’s always stealing food right out of my grandbabies hands all the time.. Thank you!

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  514. Lannon says:

    I would like for frodo to come out the room and play with popsicle but they don’t get along. And frodo start peeing all over the house. So, I have to keep him and her separate in the house. Thank goodness, I can walk them together and ride in the car with them together tho. thanks for reading my post.

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    Minette Reply:

    Read this https://thedogtrainingsecret.com/blog/love-dog-lesson-sociability/

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  515. Alicia says:

    The video is black.. no picture..just audio. Why is that

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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.

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  516. Zed says:

    My Maltese uses pads; never barks unless someone is at the front door; has great manners… but turns away from any dog food (canned or bagged) and will eat only dog snack food. She’s about 3 yrs old, and living on Milkbones and BarkinBacon & chicken strips for dogs. What can I do to give her better nutrition? Thanks.

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  517. Jen says:

    How to stop a puppy from biting my hand, sneaks and pants, slippers. She is only 8 weeks old. Do I need a clicker? How to stop growling on a puppy?

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