If you’ve visited my site in the past, you know my #1 recommendation for dog training is Professional Dog Trainer and Behavioral Specialist, Doggy Dan. More about his website in a bit.
Doggy Dan recently sent us an email that I found both heartbreaking and inspiring. I believe in Doggy Dan’s dog training philosophy so much, and I gladly promote his website often. Once you read his email, you’ll likely understand why it means so much to me:
What No One Tells You About Training Your Dog
by Doggy Dan
“The dog training gurus lied to you. And they lied to me too.
As a fresh, new dog trainer back in 2009, it stung a bit to study the dog “gurus” at the time in such admiration only to find out that they relied on treat based, or even harsh training to get their dogs to comply.
I remember thinking to myself as a new and eager trainer, “If this is what the best dog training is about, then I am not interested.”
It was a sad realization that I may not be cut out for dog training if that was what I was up against.
But this is when I had a moment of clarity.
This is why I was NEEDED in the dog training world.
I looked at my own dog, Peanut, who I loved dearly, while deciding what to do… and I realized how crucial it was for me to develop a way for people all over the world to be able to train their dogs in a calm, compassionate, and sustainable way that ACTUALLY had proven results.
It was my mission to steer people away from unethical and unsustainable practices and prove that your dog truly responds quicker and more willingly to training when it is rooted in providing security, connection, and a calm environment.
All those other methods I was seeing were like fighting fire with fire…
Why would you treat an aggressive dog with more force?
Why would you negatively react to a reactive dog?
Why would you reward good behavior with treats knowing that the second you don’t have treats on you, that behavior goes out the window?
I knew ethical training based on a compassionate and respectful connection between an owner and their dog was possible, because I had done it already with my own dogs WITHOUT the use of force, harsh collars, or bribery.
This is where I stumbled across a better way of training, that benefits both the owner and the dog AND does not require any additional supplies or effort aside from your day to day dog-owning routine.
I tested this training on dogs across the temperament spectrum…from nervous, to aggressive, to high energy and everything in between.
And without fail, it worked on EVERY type of dog. The same 5 Golden Rules worked to manage an endless list of challenges ANY dog was facing.
It’s important to understand that dogs are reasonable creatures.
There is ALWAYS a reason for the reaction. The problem with other training methods is that it’s not looking for the reason for the reaction, it’s just looking to stop it.
Oh you’re reactive to another dog approaching? “Here’s a piece of cheese!”
But I am not interested in band aid solutions or addressing a problem AFTER it occurs.
The Dog Calming Code
My foundational dog training methods within The Dog Calming Code™ finds the root cause and REASON for the reactivity and resolves it at the source, so it never arises again.
The Dog Calming Code™ is rooted in establishing a connection between you and your dog, and showing them that YOU are the leader. So you can communicate in a clear and calm way to work through any problem they may be facing.
Your dog wants to be happy, calm, and care-free just like you do. Show them that they CAN be, by implementing The Dog Calming Code.
100% Money Back Guarantee!
I am so confident that this will completely transform your dog, that I am happy to offer a money back guarantee if you don’t see better, more relaxed behavior from your dog within 60 days of use.
In fact, I guarantee you will see results in as little as 48 HOURS of applying The Dog Calming Code.
You and your dog both deserve this.
Here’s to a better relationship with your best friend.
– Doggy Dan”
Doggy Dan’s email completely sums up why I’ve recommended his dog training techniques on this website and also on my YouTube channel for more than 7 years. I’m a little embarrassed to say this, but I actually get a bit emotional when someone purchases one of Doggy Dan’s dog training programs.
Because in my mind, that’s ONE MORE DOG that isn’t being harshly threatened or punished for bad behavior. That’s ONE MORE DOG that won’t be returned to the shelter, put out in a dog house, abandoned…or worse…euthanized because they bit somebody.
Seriously. Dogs are ALL LOVE. They deserve so much more. What they deserve is for their owners to take the time to learn how to communicate with the dog in a way that the DOG CAN UNDERSTAND. They’ll comply if they understand what you’re asking.
I’ll repeat that: The Dog Will Comply If They Understand What You’re Asking
Doggy Dan’s, The Dog Calming Code will teach you how to communicate with your dog. I highly recommend it.
Who is Doggy Dan?
Doggy Dan is a Professional Dog Trainer and Behavioral Specialist, and the creator of the dog training website, TheOnlineDogTrainer.com. The site has more than 300 videos where you get to see Doggy Dan working with dogs and their owners. He offers a $1 three-day trial to the website and a monthly membership for $37. It’s been my #1 recommendation for dog training for more than seven years because it is effective and affordable.
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