8 Power Words That Will Protect Your Dog

8 Power Words That Will Protect Your Dog
Are there really 8 words which can protect your dog? YES! There are 8 power words you can use which will get unknown dog owners to quickly leash their dogs and leave you alone. And I am going to share these eight words for you to use. I mentioned in yesterday’s post to send me an email if you’d like to know the eight words and... my inbox was flooded. So much so I decided to give them to everyone on my email list. One great email came in from Jenna, a dog trainer in New Jersey. She makes a… Read the rest

Does Your Dog Lose It On Leash Around Other Dogs?

Does Your Dog Lose It On Leash Around Other Dogs?
Is your dog impossible to control on leash around other dogs? This blog post is going help you with this frustrating behavior. Pass it on to any friend struggling with a dog who has this behavior. Many dog owners want to take their dog for a walk but they can’t do it. They can’t take their dog for a walk because their dog goes completely crazy and out of control at the sight of a person or another dog. The owner has to resort to walking early in the morning or late at night to avoid any confrontations. This is… Read the rest

Come When Called Checklist

Come When Called Checklist
Saturday morning I was at Buttonwood Park in New Bedford, MA. A local rescue, Odie's Place, was holding their annual benefit to raise money for animals. I had been asked to do a demonstration at 3:00 PM on teaching your dog to come when called. I wasn’t sure if the organizers knew what they were getting into, having The Amazing Dog Training Man offer training advice and demonstrate with dogs from the audience. Did they know what the response would be? Did they hire extra police for traffic and crowd control? Did they have mics and speakers set up for… Read the rest

Why People Struggle With Dog Training – New Podcast

Why People Struggle With Dog Training – New Podcast
My friend was struggling. She was trying to teach her service dog to pick up items on command. She wanted her dog to pick up specific items when she asked for them. This is a requirement for service dogs and she felt like giving up. She was frustrated. Her dog was frustrated. Lucky for her she happens to be friends with the Amazing Dog Training Man and I quickly pointed out to her why she was having the problems she was. We made one small adjustment and her dog is now on the way to successfully retrieving items on command.… Read the rest

Looking For Trouble

Looking For Trouble
I got an angry email the other day. The writer stated: “Stop sending me emails. I never want to get another email from you again. You promote and breed purebred dogs when there are millions of unwanted dogs. You are disgusting.” When I stopped laughing I wrote her back. This is what I wrote: “I have NEVER bred any dogs in my ENTIRE career working with dogs. I do not talk about, promote or even talk about breeding in ANY of my emails. Go back to my blog and go through each entry and I defy you to find anything… Read the rest

Could My Dog Training Career Be Over

Could My Dog Training Career Be Over
Busy schedule the past few weeks. Last week I was in New Hampshire for a two day seminar with Blake Rodriguez. On Saturday I was in Spencer, MA to watch and learn from Ivan Balabanov. Ivan is a two time IPO World Champion. Couldn’t miss a chance to see him being so close to me. And you thought I spent my weekends sipping on frosty mugs of beer and watching Red Sox games. As the great Jim Rohn said: “School is never out for the pro.” So I still read, attend seminars, and continue to expand what I know about… Read the rest

7 Leash Walking Tips…END Pulling On Leash Forever

7 Leash Walking Tips…END Pulling On Leash Forever
I admit it. I have zero control. This little guy jumps, ignores my commands, demands attention, and I always find him on top of the counters. I turn around and he is into something - every time. He is not housetrained and puts everything in his mouth. I’m constantly pulling stuff out of his mouth. Every time I open the door he does his best to bolt out of it and the race is on. Spencer is his name and he is two years old. He was a good boy when we brought him home but as he gets older,… Read the rest

Science Based Dog Training That Gets FAST Results

Science Based Dog Training That Gets FAST Results
Have you ever thought about why we don’t like going to the dentist? Or why we don’t like snakes, heights, sharks or Justin Bieber’s music? I can tell you why with one word: Pain. No one wants to get bit by a snake, fall off a roof, get in the water with a fish that has rows of razor sharp teeth or listen to Justin Bieber, because it is painful to think what could happen. Ashlyn Blocker does not feel pain. I’m reading a great book, “Barking Up The Wrong Tree,” and the author, Eric Barker, explains how Ashlyn has… Read the rest

Why Your Dog Pulls On Leash And How To Stop It

Why Your Dog Pulls On Leash And How To Stop It
Had an interesting appointment yesterday. The dog owner could not walk his dog in the neighborhood. If his dog saw a dog, a person, or car it quickly turned into chaos. His dog would pull so hard his front legs would come off the ground and the owner would have to hold on with both hands and ride out the storm until the distraction passed. This did not make walking enjoyable. And when something is unpleasant, we tend to avoid doing it. This results in the dog getting less walks which is not good for the dog. I explain to… Read the rest

The Time I Was Attacked

The Time I Was Attacked
Last week I took time out of my busy schedule and did a career day talk at the Somerset Middle School. My niece is a guidance counselor there and since I happen to be the world’s greatest uncle, I showed up and dazzled the eighth graders with my presentation on being a dog trainer. When they finished yawning each group asked the same question. “Have you ever been bitten?” I may be imagining this, but every time I told them I had been bitten about ten times and was once attacked it seemed to cheer them up. They wanted to… Read the rest