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Teach Your Dog These 3 Behaviors And You’ll Be Welcome Anywhere

I am not welcome at two local shelters in the area. Can you believe this? Me. Sensitive, calm, friendly, luvable little fluffball is how I would describe myself. So why would anyone toss your friend and hero out of a shelter? Did I show up drunk? Did I take a swing at a board member? You’re thinking I must have caused some type of mischief or ruckus. Nothing of the sort. I was tossed out for one reason and one reason only. I was asked to leave because I wanted to save dogs. You may think I am exaggerating,  that… Read the rest

7 Holiday Hazards To Avoid With Your Dog

I’ve never done this before. Believe me when I say this… I was very surprised this happened. But it did happen. It is Monday, December 5th and I am done with Christmas. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Christmas, especially with two small children. As a bachelor of many years, I would skip decorations, trees, and everything associated with the Christmas spirit. It changes with two small kids. When I say I am done with Christmas, I am done with the working part of it. Christmas tree, decorations, cards, and presents… DONE! Now all I have to do is sit… Read the rest

The Time I Got Into A Fight On Talk Radio

They wanted me to fight. But I am a peaceful man. Here’s what happened… …years ago I was on a radio show that was carried by WBSM in New Bedford. The show’s host had invited on a cat behavior expert and me. It started out good and then the show host and cat person turned on me. They were cat lovers and wanted to debate why felines were better than canines. I must admit, it took a few minutes for me to figure out what was going on. The reason I didn’t catch on was simple. I could care less… Read the rest

Do Wish Your Dog Would Listen Better? Here’s How

Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, MA was swamped the other night. It is a great little park on the ocean. I was there to meet a client with their Doberman. Funny thing as I pulled in the parking lot. There were no spaces. After a few minutes I found a spot and parked. When I walked around the park I noticed there were people everywhere. In one section of the park there had to be 30 to 40 people. I thought maybe there was a fight or something and cautiously approached the large group of people. That’s when it hit me.… Read the rest

How to get your dog under control in any situation

Russians can be very straightforward with advice. A few years back I had the chance to listen to a Russian ex-special forces instructor. His name was Pavel Tastloine. Very interesting guy. During his talk he used a term called forced relaxation. It was how he taught Russian Special Forces Spetsnaz stretching techniques. He would have them tense their muscles and then relax. I started using this term force relaxation and teach a different version for dogs. Forced relaxation will get your dog to calm down in any situation. Most people dread bringing their dogs anywhere like a vets office or… Read the rest

I Was Attacked Yesterday

Aggression is a constant companion when you work with dogs like I do. Every week I get a new client with aggression problems. Doing this as long as I have, I’ve developed cat like reflexes and for the most part, avoid getting bit. And then yesterday I got attacked. It was a beautiful day and I had a few hours in between clients so being the good dad, I packed up the kids and brought them to the beach. We got to the beach and I waded into the water with little Scarlett. In three feet of water I stepped… Read the rest

I Hate You Mr. Amazing Dog Training Man

Sooooo… …every once in awhile I get a complaint. YES! You read that correct. Your friend, your hero, your pal The Amazing Dog Training Man gets a (GASP)… complaint. I actually got a complaint about one of the dog training videos that I have posted on YouTube. With almost 300 videos and 12 million views you are bound to get some complaints. You can check out my YouTube channel here: Amazing Dog Training Man’s YouTube Channel Anyway, the person did not agree with me and was very upset. She actually wrote: “I hate you Mr. Amazing Dog Training Man!” Can… Read the rest

Most Powerful Man In The World Attacked By….Rabbits

In 1807 the most powerful man in the world was Napoleon. And in after signing a treaty with Russia ending a war between the two countries Napoleon thought a rabbit hunt would be a great way to celebrate. Little did he know that they would attack him and he would have to retreat from the hunting fields. Here is what happened. About 3000 rabbits were rounded up and dumped into the fields that Napoleon and his top brass were going to hunt. The rabbits were released from their cages and the hunt was on. But here is the strange part,… Read the rest

The One Question You Should Ask Before Hiring A Dog Trainer

I want to help you save a lot of money and headaches. How can I do that? Chances are you are reading this because you have a dog. And you want to do some training with your dog. Here is how I can help you save a boatload of money and time. When it comes to hiring a dog trainer in just about any state you’ll have many choices. It can be difficult and you may not know who to choose. Kind of like finding good pizza when you move to a new town. You look on the internet or… Read the rest

How To Avoid The #1 Dog Training Mistake

It’s a good thing I don’t go to high school in 2016. When I was in high school I was always one step away from getting tossed out. I never quite fit in and was labeled with a learning problem which often resulted in frustration. Frustration for the teachers and me. I made a lot of mistakes which some teachers thought was intentional. Since school was so dreadful, I often took the liberty to skip certain classes. I also choose to skip whole days of school which never turned out to good. I spent many hours in detention. I was… Read the rest
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