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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 4th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
Busy weekend for your friend, The Amazing Dog Training Man.
Getting ready for a busy week. Meetings with clients, trade show on Wednesday and a few other projects I need to button up.
Did some running around on Saturday but took some time to stop at one of my favorite places.
Barnes & Noble bookstore is a great place to grab a coffee and browse some books.
This week’s trip there was very exciting because I found a book that made me happier than a tick on a big dog.
The book was, “Self Help Messiah.” It is a biography on one of my favorite authors, Dale Carnegie.
I read and applied much of what he teaches in my younger days. One of my favorite quotes struck me and really changed the direction of my life. When I was about 28, I broke up with my girlfriend, had no place to live, was fired from my job and had no money.
As I was trying to figure out what to do, I was reading Dale Carnegie’s books and I came across this quote:
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
At the time I was looking for a job but decided to scrap that idea and start my own dog training business. What could be more fun than that?
I quickly discovered that a lot of people do NOT enjoy training their dogs. They love their dogs, they like spending time with their dogs, but often get frustrated and upset with their dogs.
My new goal after starting my business was to make dog training as fun and easy as I could.
It took a while to come up with my own system, but I did and still teach it the same way. I share my system on The Dog Training Inner Circle.
I also include a forum to help you and answer any questions you may have. Becoming a member is easy. All you need to do is go here NEXT:
October 16th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
My parents anniversary is coming up.
Their anniversary is on October 31.
Yes, they got married on Halloween. I think it was so my father would never forget the date.
Anyway, Halloween has become a HUGE event and it can be dangerous for dogs.
The big one is all the chocolate hanging around this time of the year.
That is why the “drop it” command is so important to teach.
Drop it really is one of the best commands to teach your dog. If your dog grabs something you need to be able to give the command and have your dog release ANYTHING they put in their mouths.
If your dog decides to clench down and refuses to release, it is close to impossible to open a dog’s jaws. I don’t care how big or small your canine friend is. If they don’t want to release, forget it.
A great way to start teaching drop it is to exchange something of high value for something of low value.
So if your dog has a toy in his mouth and you have a slice of cheese, your dog may exchange the toy for the cheese.
All depends on if he likes the toy more than the cheese.
For this email let’s say your dog does like the cheese more than the toy. You would walk up to your dog and without letting him see the cheese you would say, “Drop it.”
If your dog does not release you would then hold out the cheese and let him smell it. You would repeat “Drop it” it again and wait. If your dog does drop it you would pick up the toy and then give the cheese.
Please re-read the last sentence. “You would pick up the toy and then give the cheese.”
You need to have possession before you give the cheese.
This puts you in the control position. You would then repeat this little exercise as many times as you can until your dog hears “Drop it” and his mouth opens. Once you can do this with a toy you would move onto other objects.
With Halloween right around the corner and with zombies on every street corner you need to get cracking on this command and I can help.
There are more methods to teach this and I share them over at Zombie Proof Training.
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September 26th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
Some people love this guy.
Some hate him.
I grew up as a big fan and have always found him to be a fascinating dude.
Who do I speaketh of?
The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I was reading his book the other day and also came across an article of his on his website called “The Spark.”
He writes about how when it comes to fitness they often get stuck and unmotivated waiting…
The Spark hits the person between the eyes.
The Spark usually comes in the form of a visit to the hospital ER with chest pains, or getting winded walking up stairs, etc.
When The Spark finds you, it’s usually unpleasant.
His advice on the website is to help you find your Spark before it finds you and his recommendation is to commit 1% of your day or just 15 minutes a day to exercise.
I thought that was a great idea. Just 1% of your day and you’ll start getting results.
I thought of dog training when I read this article. People often come to me after “The Spark” has happened with their dog.
Their dog growled or snapped at someone. Their dog jumped and knocked over their 90 year old grandmother. They had their favorite $300 pair of shoes chewed and so on.
So, some great advice to use with your dog. Commit to just 1% of your day to train your dog which is JUST 15 minutes.
BTW – The best place to find your Spark is right here at The Dog Training Inner Circle. It’s loaded with everything you need to train your dog. Here’s where to go NEXT:
September 12th, 2013
By Eric Letendre
Have you noticed that pop culture in this country is getting out of control?
Rolling Stones magazine putting a picture of the Boston Marathon Bomber on the cover.
Miley Syrus generated a record breaking number of “tweets” on Twitter with her little stunt last week and has everyone talking about her.
The TV show “Sons of Anarchy” really crossed the line with their show this week.
Everyone is trying hard to shock us and they ALL do it for one reason.
To get our attention.
In a Facebook, Twitter, 24-hour news cycle obsessed society it is hard to get people to take notice.
And doing something outrageous and negative gets attention.
Luckily, you don’t have to do anything outrageous and negative to get our dog’s attention because when it comes to dog training, it is ALL about attention.
And if you want big improvements in your dog’s training, work on attention everyday.
A good way to do this is to do it throughout the day.
Before putting your dog’s food on the floor, get your dog to hold eye contact for a few moments.
While you are playing tug or fetch, get your dog to look into your eyes for a few seconds and then continue.
Before walking out the door, have your dog sit and make eye contact before opening the door and letting your dog outside.
Simply say your dog’s name, wait until he or she looks up at you and hold the attention.
As your dog gets better with the attention you’ll see your dog’s obedience improve because the MAIN reason your dog does not respond to you is because she is not paying attention.
And in case you haven’t been paying attention, the best place for dog lovers is The Dog Training Inner Circle.
Sorry but I won’t “twerk” or do anything like that but I will show you how to get the best dog training results anywhere. Here’s where to go NEXT: