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April 13th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
9:18AM : Play time. I wonder when they are going to stop paying so much attention to that new little person in the house and do something with me.
10:57 AM : I just barked at a squirrel and chased him off the property. Looks like it’s up to me to protect this house. Where’s my treat?
12:28 PM: Going with the big guy to help train another dog. The dog we’re going see jumps, chews, barks and begs – this dog has problems.
1:39 PM: This dog does not get it. This could be a long lesson.
2:28 PM: Lesson over. Off to help another dog with the big guy. First a stop at the park for a quick run. Where’s my treat?
3:16 PM: WOW – this dog is a bag of rocks. Why don’t they understand humans are so easy. Tilt your head a little, raise your paw and they go nuts and the treats start flowing.
5:06 PM: Long day, came home and the yard was filled with squirrels and birds. All chased off the property. Never a moment’s rest – where’s my treat?
5:33 PM: Finally, dinner!
6:03 PM: Time to take my people out for a walk.
6:57 PM: Well its time for a well deserved nap. All in all a good busy day. I think I need a day off. If you need help training your dog please check out The Good K9 Manners Course and I’ll make sure you get a good deal.
In fact, I’ll swing it so you get a $10 discount. Head on over to Good K9 Manners and use the code 10-OFFK9MANNERS
Martini the dog
March 21st, 2013
By Eric Letendre
This may be a tad bit…disturbing.
Growing up I had a best friend.
We’ll call him Fred.
Fred was a great guy to hang out with because you never knew what he was going to do next. There was always a little bit of danger hanging out with Fred.
He would whip a snowball at a car or knock over some empty garbage cans when you least expected it, and you’d be off running.
Nothing serious and mostly adolescent schoolboy hijinks.
As Fred got a little older, his stunts became more serious and he started to break the law. He showed up at my house one day in a stolen car.
That was the last day I hung out with Fred.
Last I heard, Fred was in jail.
Most would think that Fred is a bad person. Many of my old friends do.
I always disagreed with them.
Fred did a lot of bad things but he was not a bad person.
You see, Fred was severely abused. One of his parents was truly awful to him, day in and day out. I still shudder when I think of what he had to endure as a child.
I saw it firsthand for years.
The point I want to make is that there is a strong underlying reason for Fred’s behavior.
As I began my career in dog training, I thought about Fred a lot because whenever you are dealing with a behavior problem the first step is to find out what the UNDERLYING problem is.
A dog that digs has a reason for the behavior. The dog may be hot, nesting, frustrated, cold, or trying to bury something.
The same holds true for aggression, barking, chewing or any other behavior you can think of.
Once we find out what the underlying problem is, we can deal with it and help the dog develop a new behavior.
It is the reason I created The M.U.T.T. Method which stands for Manage, Underlying, Training and Time.
It’s the recipe for helping any dog with any behavior problem and is included in The Good K9 Manners course and you can use the coupon code GK9M50 to get half off.
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I haven’t seen Fred in years but I hope is doing well. I still say a silent prayer when I think of him and hope someone helped him with his underlying problems.
All the best,
January 17th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
On a beautiful spring morning a few years back I found myself sitting in a small classroom listening to “The Evil Russian,” Pavel Tsatsouline discuss flexibility training.
There were about 25 people in the room and they were all there to learn techniques that Pavel used to train the elite Russian Special Forces Unit, Spetznaz.
Everyone listened intently as Pavel shared his secrets with us, but one person, me, was really amazed at how some of what he said applied to dog training.
What Makes The Difference?
Have you ever wondered, as I have, what makes such a dramatic difference in the way a dog behaves?
It isn’t always the person training the dog.
It isn’t that one person wants a well-behaved dog and the other doesn’t.
The difference lies in how well the person understands a few basic techniques about training dogs.
It’s important for us to understand that we do NOT want to reinforce the behaviors that we don’t like.
One of the biggest problems for about 90% of dog owners is jumping and unruly behavior.
We need to make sure that we are not unintentionally reinforcing the unruly behavior.
When a friend comes over and your dog starts to jump, the typical scenario goes something like this:
Your friend pushes your dog or pets your dog, while you are trying to pull your dog back and yelling, “down,” “get down.”
This all reinforces the unruly behavior.
Unintentionally, but still reinforcing.
What The Evil Russian Taught Me
During the seminar that I attended, Pavel made a comment that applies to all of this. As he was discussing stretching he used the term:
He added that only the Russians can come up with a term like “Forced relaxation.” It struck me because that is exactly what we need to do when we are dealing with a young dog that likes to jump and become unruly.
We need to force them to relax.
This is NOT the easiest thing to do when you have a 75lb, eight month old dog that LOVES people.
…it can be done.
That’s where the Good K9 Manners Course comes
NOT only do you learn “Forced Relaxation” but three other ways to STOP jumping and full tackle
greetings. It’s also designed to stop common but pesky behaviors like:
* and more!
Now, how’d you like to change your dog’s behavior and get better results from your efforts?
You’ll find out with the Good K9 Manners Course, along with the three gifts I have included.
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All the best,
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.
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Many blessings to you and your family in 2013!
December 19th, 2012
By Eric Letendre
The clock is ticking.
Within a few days you may have company coming over or you may be going somewhere with your dog.
The last thing you want is for your dog to misbehave and embarrass you.
No need to worry because your pal, The Amazing Dog Training Man, is going to give you 10 shortcuts to train your dog in record time.
Here you go:
1. 3 five minute sessions a day – Did you know we learn the exact same way a dog does – repetition. The problem with repetition is that we get bored. The best way to overcome that problem is to break up the sessions.
Do three five minute sessions a day with your dog, always ending the session with your dog wanting to do more.
2. Obedience for everything – Meals, going outside, picking up the leash, playing tug, car rides, treats, toys, ANYTHING your dog likes or wants, have her do a command. You’ll be amazed at how many repetitions you get in when you start doing this.
3. Make a list – Focus on what you really want your dog to learn within the next few days and stick to that list.
4. Increase your reward schedule – Simple and effective. More rewards will result in better behavior BUT don’t become predictable.
5. Take turns – Live with friends or family? Share this list with them and have them help out.
6. Have fun – Have fun training your dog. Play games and teach a few tricks to keep it fun and interesting. If you’re having fun you’ll get much better results.
7. Get help – The fastest way to get results in ANYTHING is to have someone by your side who has already done it.
The Secret Stocking is just for that reason. The Secret Stocking includes The Ultimate Online Obedience Course, The Ultimate Dog Nutrition Guide AND The Fun Dog Tricks Program.
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