- Behavior Problems
- Get Help Here
January 2nd, 2013
By Eric Letendre
Everyone is talking about resolutions and goals this time of the year.
Better relationships, health, finances, train the dog this year, start a business, exercise, etc. etc. etc.
All of us have been told thousands of times that we need to make goals and resolutions.
We have all also heard all the stats – 90% of all goals and resolutions will be abandoned within the first month.
Well, my dog loving friend, you came to the right place to discover the “Secret” to accomplishing your goals this year.
I did not make this up, I learned it from one of the most successful business authors of all time.
Mr. Hill teaches that if you want to accomplish anything, you HAVE to have a “Definiteness of Purpose,” also known as your GOAL.
He adds that you have to write your goal AND include two important words in order to reach your goal.
…since you are addicted to reading my blog posts, I am going to share the two words with you.
You’ll be able to train your dog, eat better, exercise, start a business or accomplish any other goal you may have been thinking about.
Let’s say you want to teach your dog to have good manners this year.
No more stealing, begging, jumping, digging, etc.
You would write out your goal. This does not have to be long or complicated, BUT you have to include the two words.
Your goal could look like this:
“I (your name) will teach my dog to have Good K9 Manners in 2013. My dog will learn to greet politely when guests come over, stop begging and stealing food off the table and counters. In return, I will spend ten minutes a day working with my dog and get help with training by investing in Eric Letendre’s Good K9 Manners program.”
Signed – Your name
Did you figure out what the two words were?
Mr. Hill teaches that we can never get something for nothing. You have to write out what you are going to do in order to get your goal completed.
So many people write out their goals and NEVER include the “In return” part.
It is the “Missing “Secret” to goal setting.
As we move into 2013, write out your goals, whatever they are – eating right, exercise, savings or training your dog, review it often and make sure you include “In return” and you’ll be much more successful this year.
Start training your dog today using the Good K9 Manners program – IN RETURN, you can get it at a discount. Just use the coupon code: 10-OFFK9MANNERS at checkout.
Go here next: Good K9 Manners
Many blessings to you and your family in 2013!
December 12th, 2012
By Eric Letendre
Funny how some people think.
I had some friends that got a new springer puppy.
The husband flat out refused to take their puppy to training. He told his wife that he did not need any help training his dog.
Their springer’s behavior got worse as the days and weeks went on and he still refused to get any training.
The puppy ruined their carpet, developed a serious jumping problem, and stole everything within reach.
Then one day it all changed.
I got a phone call asking me when could I come over and do some training.
You see, everything was fine UNTIL his TV remote was chewed to bits by his dog.
That was the game changer.
I thought it was funny how my friend would put up with just about any behavior until his TV remote was destroyed.
Anyway, one of the best ways to deal with behavior problems is to never let them start.
For example, if you never start smoking you never have to worry about quitting.
If my friend had started right away teaching his pup what was he was and was not allowed to chew on, it would have been much easier for him and his pup.
If your dog has developed problems that you don’t like (jumping, chewing, barking, digging, etc.) you can still teach your dog to STOP doing these behaviors.
That’s where the Good K9 Manners program comes in.
The website shows you exactly how to STOP behaviors you don’t like and how to apply each training session to get the results you are looking for.
Protect your TV remote today. Get all the details here:
Almost forgot, I always give a discount for this program to my loyal email subscribers.
Use the coupon code: 10-OFFK9MANNERS
and get $10.00 off the normal price.
December 4th, 2012
By Eric Letendre
Let me share a true story with you.
In Jackson, Michigan there is a citizen who was fed up with crime and decided to do something about it.
What did he do?
What any sane person with a Batman fantasy would do. He got a mask, cape and cool name (Captain Jackson) and started patrolling the neighborhood helping local law enforcement.
Captain Jackson takes to the streets every night and never intervenes but does report any suspicious activities that he sees.
Now you may think he is nuts, but here is the important point:
The crime rate has dropped sharply since he has hit the streets.
…here is what we can learn from Captain Jackson.
He focuses on the solution NOT the problem.
That my crime fighting friend is how you solve ANY of your dog’s problems. Focus on the solution.
If your dog is peeing on the carpets, pulling on leash, jumping on you or chewing on anything he or she can get its mouth on, focus on what you want your dog to do and NOT what you don’t want your dog to do.
Focusing on the solution will help you solve any dog problem much faster, especially if you use The M.U.T.T. Method taught on The Dog Training Inner Circle.
Until tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel.
November 27th, 2012
By Eric Letendre
Did you know that Basenjis can’t bark.
That bassett hounds can’t swim.
That Newfoundlands have webbed feet.
AND…bitter apple does NOT stop chewing.
Lot of questions about chewing lately.
Most dog owners make the mistake of getting bitter apple, spraying it on their stuff thinking it will stop their dog from chewing.
Many times this will actually make the behavior WORSE.
How can this be?
Let me share a little secret with you. The reason bitter apple does not work is because it is trying to stop the behavior using the dog’s sense of taste.
It is much better and easier to stop chewing using your dog’s sense of smell.
Here is a little test for you. Spray some bitter apple on a slice of cheese and offer it to your dog.
If your dog eats the cheese with the bitter apple on it, HOW will it stop your dog from chewing?
The short answer – it won’t.
If you want your dog to stop chewing, you have to find what your dog does NOT like before you can expect it to deter your dog from chewing.
I show some different ways to do this in the videos on the Good K9 Manners course.
Which you can still get for 50% off using the coupon code CYBERMONDAY
In fact, you can get 50% off the Good K9 Manners course and some of my other most popular training programs.
Head on over now before it’s too late and see how it’s done.
September 13th, 2012
By Eric Letendre
I LOVE football.
And Sunday was a great day to watch football. The Patriots looked fantastic and The Giants lost on Wednesday night – all is right with the world again (for now).
Sports are a funny thing. I know a lot of guys that have rituals and do funny things before, during and after a sports event.
My brother actually made his wife leave the room during a Red Sox play-off game because they started to lose when she walked in.
This is called Superstitious Behavior.
It is EXTREMELY common in with we humans and dogs also definitely develop superstitious behavior.
Look at all the superstitious behaviors we develop. Crossing our fingers, not walking under ladders, being very careful with mirrors, avoiding black cats, the list goes on and on.
Dogs and other animals develop superstitious behaviors when they are inadvertently reinforced for a certain behavior.
I once worked with a dog that would raise his paw before doing the sit command. When the owner was teaching the dog to sit, he raised his paw first and then sat. This became part of the command for the dog.
It also works the other way. I have also worked with a dog that was afraid to drink from his water bowl. The dog was about to drink when someone in the house had accidently stepped on his tail.
It all has to do with associations and timing.
When training a dog, it is very easy to make accidental associations and the way to overcome it is to get good with your timing.
One of the best ways to improve your timing and your training is by using a clicker.
Clickers will improve your timing better than anything else you can do. The problem with clickers is that many dog owners are confused by them.
Once you start using a clicker you’ll be amazed with how fast your dog learns.
All the best,
P.S. I look at clickers as a another “tool” to use when you are training your dog. Some people love using them and others are confused by them. It’s the reason I break down exactly how to use them in The Dog Training Inner Circle.
You can learn how to use them here: