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November 29th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
So what’s your favorite way to use leftover turkey?
Turkey sandwich? Turkey stew? Turkey pot pie?
All good, but my favorite way to use leftover turkey is…
Dogs love turkey and it is a great way to reward your dog.
It is especially good for practicing the recall command.
What better way to burn off the pumpkin pie than to bring your dog outside and practice the recall command using leftover turkey for a reward?
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November 14th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
I love sharing little-known secrets with people – especially kids.
Just the other day I was at a birthday party for my friend’s son. Cupcakes were served and I explained that eating a cupcake is difficult. That the frosting to cake ratio is all wrong. You bite into the cupcake and either get a mouth full of frosting or a mouth full of dry cake.
He completely agreed.
I then explained to the little tyke that I had a solution to this problem that has plagued humans since the invention of cupcakes and asked if he would like to learn it.
His little head was shaking like a maple leaf on a tree in Toronto.
I took a little plastic knife and cut the cupcake in half. Then the bottom was placed on top, putting the frosting smack dab in the middle of the cupcake. I showed him how you now get a perfect cake to frosting ratio.
He was immensely impressed and asked why no one had ever shown him that. I informed him that there are dark forces in this world that try to keep good information away from us.
He gave me a confused look for a second but then he said something that made my day. He said: “I am never going to eat a cupcake any other way for the rest of my life.”
Smart little guy.
I share this little chestnut because I want you to do one thing when you are training your dog to come when called for the rest of your life.
This little secret is more important than learning how to properly distribute the frosting when eating a cupcake.
Okay, here it is:
Whenever you call your dog over to you I always, always, always want you to reach down, take your dog’s collar in your hand and THEN give your dog a treat for coming when called.
I know, this seems as insignificant as my story above but hang with me here for a second Sparky.
Most dogs will come to the owner but they will only get close and then play keep away.
Your dog needs to learn that they only get the reward once the command is completed AND the recall is never done until you have your dog.
A lot of dogs also make negative associations with their collars so you need to reinforce this over and over.
Before taking off, one more thing.
The Ultimate Online Recall Course is loaded with even more little-known secrets designed to help you get your dog to come when called in less time than you think.
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October 28th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
I was recently beat up.
Not physically, I was beat up for giving advice that could literally save your dog’s life.
Would you like me to share this little nugget with you?
Good, but first…
…some advice can seem so simple, so easy that it gets laughed at which is what happened to me.
Some dog trainers have recently talked about how stupid the advice I give is for what to do in the situation when a dog gets loose and won’t come back to the owner.
I really, really don’t care what they say about me. That ship sailed years ago. But what I do care about is the safety of dogs and this little technique I am about to share is valuable.
Anyway, here’s what all the hubbub is about. It is common for dogs, especially young dogs and puppies to ignore the owner when they get loose. The dog has learned that if they go back to the owner all the fun ends.
So if you ever find yourself in this predicament there is one simple thing you can do. It may work and it may not work but I in my experience, I have seen dogs come racing back to their owners.
Remember, this is so simple that most people scoff when they hear it.
If your dog gets loose and won’t come back, all you need to do is…is…is…
…lay down on the ground.
Most dogs and puppies LOVE when their humans get down on their level or even lower.
Laying on the ground is an invitation to party.
So in a pinch, this may help you get your dog to come back to you.
Simple – yes.
Easy – yes.
Effective – most of the time.
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October 24th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
I loved fishing as a kid.
I spent my summers on the banks of Lee’s River in Swansea, MA.
I loved it. I would spend my days swimming, sailing, fishing and snorkeling. We had a few favorite spots to fish and one of them was a bridge that was also popular with the local community.
The southeastern part of Massachusetts has a large Portuguese community and I used to watch them fish because they were so good at it.
For every one fish I caught they would catch ten.
You see, they were very clever. I would fish with one hook on one pole. They would have ten hooks on one pole.
I would bait one hook and drop it in the water. They would bait all ten hooks and catch about six or seven fish at the same time.
To many of them it was a numbers game. They increased their numbers because they had families to feed. I was just fishing for fun but there is a good lesson here for you.
Dog training is a numbers game. If you want to get better results from your dog training efforts, follow the smart Portuguese men I used to watch fishing when I was a kid.
Increase your numbers.
Increase the number of times you reward your dog. Increase the number of training sessions you do in a day.
Instead of doing one long session, do four or five three to four minute training sessions. During each session, increase the number of rewards you give and watch the HUGE gains you make with your training.
Try it with just the recall command. You’ll see for yourself.
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October 21st, 2013
By Eric Letendre
Ben Franklin was one smart dude.
He understood human behavior like no one else and his coonskin cap proves it.
You see, Ole Ben spent a lot of time in France convincing them that they should pack up and head over to the States to give us a hand opening a can of whoop ass on the British.
The French loved Ben, but even though he was one of the smartest guys to walk the planet during his time, even though he invented loads of amazing contraptions to help and entertain people, even though he wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac, it did not change the fact that he was from America.
No matter what Ben did he was always, always going to be their country bumpkin friend from the backwoods of America.
Did he fight it?
Did he try to prove how brilliant he was?
Did he wake up every morning and show all of his accomplishments to change their minds?
Ben put on his coonskin cap and played up his role. He played the part and got just about everything he asked for.
This is a good lesson to remember when you are training your dog.
You need to play the role when you are training to get your dog to do what you want. I was thinking about this trying to help a friend train his dog.
This friend is big and has a tough time praising his dog and acting a little goofy when his dog does something right.
His dog is extremely friendly and very sensitive. I tried telling him that he had to change in order to get better results with his dog.
He kept saying, “That is not who I am. I can’t raise my voice and get excited about this.”
I shared the Ben Franklin story with him and told him that as the trainer he had to change his behavior in order to change his dog’s behavior.
What are you gonna do? This is common. A lot of people believe that the dog has to change.
It starts with your behavior. To get the best results, you need to look at what you’re doing first. You sometimes need to put the coonskin cap on.
And this is extremely important when you are teaching the recall (come when called) command because when your dog is off-leash your dog has options.
She can run away or run to you and you HAVE to pay attention to your body language. Standing a certain way can actually communicate to your dog to stay away from you. The tone of your voice can make it impossible for your dog to move towards you.
So you need to be aware of your behavior first.
Anyway, I wrote more about this in my report, “8 Incredibly Simple Steps To Get Your Dog To Come When Called”
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