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January 9th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
Met with a friend yesterday to help him out with a problem.
At one point I became very frustrated and almost walked out on him.
You see, one of the most difficult and “unusual” things to do is to tell someone what to do.
It’s the reason we tell little white lies, beat around the bush and avoid telling people what they really need to hear.
AND – even if we do tell them what they need to know, they often ignore the advice.
This is CRUCIAL advice if you want your dog to stop jumping.
Because jumping is often the result of your friends and family coming over the house and inviting your dog to jump up on them to greet.
If you have friends that do this you have to tell them straight out that it has to stop.
If you really want your dog to greet without jumping you have to make sure your training is CONSISTENT!
If you are working on getting your dog to keep all four paws on the floor and your well meaning friend comes over and pats his chest inviting your dog up and then rewards your dog by petting her, your training has just gone out the window.
This happens with a lot of behaviors.
Begging is another behavior. Imagine your dog being well mannered and never begging. One day you have a friend over for dinner and he starts feeding your dog from the table.
Guess what happens next?
Your dog develops a begging problem.
I like to call it “The Uncle Freddy Factor” because of a relative of mine who would come over the house and wreck my dog’s training in about ten minutes.
I even added a whole section on The Uncle Freddy Factor on The Good K9 Manners website because it is such a problem.
If you have an Uncle Freddy in your life or if you’re need your dog to develop good manners and STOP jumping, begging, barking and more, check out The Good K9 Manners program.
It’s chock full of techniques to help you teach your dog good manners and within a few days your dog will be as sharp as Wisconsin cheddar.
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Use the coupon code 10-OFFK9MANNERS to get $10.00 off the normal price.
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 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.
December 2nd, 2012
By Eric Letendre
I do a radio show every Monday with my friend, Jim Helems.
We discuss everything from dog training to canine nutrition to behavior problems.
One hot topic right now is the upcoming Christmas season.
The holiday season can be very busy for many, stressful for some and festive for all.
It can be a time of the year when you have more guests coming over to visit.
So NOW is the time to get your dog’s jumping under control.
Jumping, depending on your dog’s size, can injure someone, make their cloths dirty or just irritate a friend or family member.
Here is something you may not know about jumping.
Jumping is such a strong behavior that there is no one single technique that works on every dog except for this:
What I am about to share with you WILL work on every single dog that jumps.
Would you like to know what it is?
Do you remember the M.U.T.T. Method that I developed to help dog owners?
The acronym stands for Manage, Underlying, Train and Time.
If you have someone come over your house and you have a leash on your dog and that leash is secured to something very sturdy, it will allow you to invite your guests into the house but your dog will not have access to your guests.
This will prevent your dog from jumping on your friends as they come into the house.
Managing behavior is always step one when you have a behavior problem.
The next step is to find out what the underlying problem is and then train another behavior.
Lastly you need to give it some time for the behavior to kick in.
Put it all together and you have the M.U.T.T. Method which can help with ANY behavior problem.
If you’re ready to put it all together and have a dog that your friends and family will envy, check out the Good K9 Manners program which is still 50% off!
The Ultimate Online Recall, Ultimate Online Obedience, Housetraining Handbook and more ALL 50% off.
It ends tomorrow so head on over now:
Remember to use the coupon code at checkout: CYBERMONDAY to get the discount.
All the best,
November 1st, 2012
By Eric Letendre
I’m sure if I was to take a poll, I think jumping would be the biggest problem for dog owners.
Here’s a little dog training nugget none of the TV “expurts” will share with you.
Usually, jumping is the result of your friend’s and family’s actions. There is a simple two-step process you can follow to overcome this problem.
Most dog owners that I work with try really hard to stop their dogs from jumping. It’s when their friends and family come over and encourage the dog to jump that the dog learns to greet this way.
If you want to stop your dog from jumping you often have to train your friends and family.
NOT an easy thing to do.
STEP ONE: As much as I have tried and asked my friends to not let my dog jump on them, they always reply the same way:
“Aww it’s cool, I don’t mind your dog jumping up on me. C’mon boy,” as they pat their chest and pet my dog when his paws hit his chest.
The only effective way I have learned to train my friends is to use a little physiology.
With my German Shepherd I used to say: “I’d appreciate it if you don’t let my dog jump on you. German Shepherds are susceptible to hip problems and jumping up like that could aggravate the problem.”
Instant, immediate cooperation, every time!
Notice I said German Shepherds are susceptible to this.
It’s true, German Shepherds are prone to have hip problems. So are a lot of other breeds..
That’s STEP ONE of the process.
STEP TWO is teaching your dog to greet properly, to calm down when a guest comes over and to greet with all four paws on el suelo (which means the floor. A little Spanish lingo for ya).
There are different ways to teach this and I show four different ways to do it in The Good K9 Manners course.
If you’re ready to STOP this behavior head on over to The Good K9 Manners course today and I’ll take $10.00 off the normal prices.
All you have to do is go here next:
And use the coupon code: 10-OFFK9MANNERS