If there is one person in the world who knows how it feels to have an out-of-control dog, it’s me. It has happened to me twice: once by my own making, and a second time when I was given a really, really, REALLY messed up 85 pound Bouvier who hated everything and everybody. He wasn’t just a “project,” he was a challenge that few would have taken on and fewer yet could have turned around.
If you have adopted a dog from a shelter or Craig’s List, chances are you have a nibble of what I experienced: a dog that has little or no vocabulary, zip by way of “commands,” and has manners resembling King Kong’s. You’re probably wondering why in TarNation you ever thought this was a good idea in the first place.
There’s also the possibility that you raised this monster from a puppy. Yup – like that dog I lost control of. Another Bouvier. She was the most independent puppy in the litter, so I had a “heads up” that she would be a particularly challenging dog. The big problem was that I had decided to change my training techniques and teach her using the principles of “Natural Horsemanship.” (Some trainers are referring to this as “Natural Dogmanship.”) So that worked great… until she hit 10 months of age. And then? Not!
These are not the only dogs who have provided me with an arsenal of games, training strategies, and protocols that I will teach you. But they sure did put the icing on the cake!
If You Don’t Deal With it… You’re Facing Years of Frustration – and Possibly a Law Suit
You might be struggling to control an aggressive dogs like Wil was. Maybe you are dealing with other common issues, like
- separation anxiety
- resource guarding
- jumping up
- not coming when called
- chewing up things that are not theirs’ to chew….
You have a few options. You can put up with rude or dangerous behavior. You might have a fenced yard where the dog can blow off some steam. Or you might tolerate the dog ripping the house apart – scratching doors, tearing up floors, jumping on strangers, nipping at kids. Maybe you’ve picked away at some of these problems.
You need to get to the underlying issue in order to really remediate the underlying problem. You dog is blowing you off because he is in control, not you.
Literally hundreds of thousands of these owners give up. You will find their dogs on craigslist or in the local animal shelter.
Let me tell you how this is going to turn out.
Researchers, J Kwan and M. Bain, studied reasons why people surrendered their dogs to shelters. Among the findings were these facts:
- Relinquishing and continuing owners were equally likely to have used punishment-based techniques in training their dogs.
- Sixty-five per cent of relinquishing owners said that a behavioral problem was a contributing factor, and about half said it was a relatively strong influence. Aggression was the most common behavioral problem given as a strong reason for relinquishment.
- Owners who were not satisfied with their dogs also had significantly lower scores for attachment.
Zazie, Todd, PhD., who reviewed this study, had this to say: “The most interesting finding of this study is the frequency of behavioral problems as a reason for relinquishment. This is not surprising, but it underlines the need to help owners find better ways of preventing problems in the first place and managing them if they arise. Surprisingly little is known about people's information-seeking regarding behavior and training issues, and unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation.”
And it’s true: there IS a LOT of misinformation out there.
There are trainers whose “go-to” is prong or electric collars.” There are others who misuse choke collars. (These strategies often constitute what Dr. Todd meant by “punishment-based techniques.”)
And while you can seek help from trainers who use “operant conditioning” (clicker training) to reframe a dog’s behavior, how do you know which of those trainers really knows what he or she is doing?
Can you afford to waste a year or two or more following gurus who turn out to lack the necessary skills you need to learn to turn your dog around?
And do you have that much time? Or patience?
And can you afford the liability of owning a rogue dog in today’s society of litigation-thirsty gold diggers?
In a nutshell, if you do not do something radically different your dog will become a statistic.
- 1 out of every 72 people suffer dog bites each year in the US alone.
- Your dog could be one of 3.3 million dogs that enter shelters annually. (Only 56% of those will come out alive. Nearly 2 million of those dogs will be “euthanized.”)
- One of the top 10 reasons dogs are surrendered to shelters is due to behavioral problems
- jumping on people
- barking too much
- destroying things (furniture, fences, carpets, doors… for example)
- Resource guarding (guarding food or toys, etc.)
- Separation anxiety
- Dog is not house trained
And even if your dog is not “devil’s spawn,” he’s not exactly Lassie.
We have a dream— a need— we are trying to fill when we get a dog.
And while some dreams turn out like a fairy tale, most need a little tweaking to have that happy ending.
Everything You Think You Know about Dog Training?... is wrong.
There IS hope. Even if you have a devil-for-a-dog, there really is hope.
I know. Because I turned around a “hopeless case.” It can be done.
You really can transform your dog into a dependable best friend, a true partner.
I know that you have the desire. And that’s nine tenths of the way getting there.
Just add instructions—delivered systematically so that each building block makes the next lesson more powerful and more successful.
And follow-through. (You must have commitment!)
Then you will have transformation. A new relationship – the one you dreamed about when you got your dog— will evolve.
You just might want to keep a journal of where you are now recording your progress as you two grow closer together, as your dog becomes a well-behaved, dependable friend… because six months from now, you might have forgotten just how low you were feeling and what a pain in the neck that dog of yours was.
Teaching the 3 Essential Commands not only gives you CONTROL of your dog… it magically recreates your relationship
You might think, “Anybody can throw a course like this together.” But you’d be wrong. What I have not told you is that I am a master teacher – with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum. I love designing courses. It’s a blast – and when I build a course, I build a solid foundation of core learnings and then I fill in the structure with highly integrative strategies.
In this course, the foundation is built from lessons that teach you how to expand your dog’s self esteem and pump his attitude up. When your dog starts his “obedience lessons,” he doesn’t even know that he is learning – but you will see the results within days to a week or two.
If you looked “behind the curtain” to see what went into amassing the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively train or retrain a dog, you would see decades of experience, over $5,000 in dog training instruction, and tens of thousands of dollars earning a bachelors degree, and even more for a Master’s in Curriculum plus nearly 20 years formally writing curriculum and teaching. Top that off with forty years’ experience training dogs and over 20 training horses and you have yourself a sure-ringer for success.
When you finish my course, you not only have accomplished your goal – to retrain or properly start your dog—you will have acquired new skills that you can use on any dog.
Those are now your skills and you can use them over and over and over again.
Yes, you can find a dog trainer locally. But remember what Dr. Zazie said: “unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation.”
I agree; most of the trainers and online gurus I know of don’t have a proven training program. Some train the dog – but they don’t train the dog’s mind. They don’t transform his attitude. Many of them poke at the symptoms:
- Dashing out an opened door
- Snatching food from your plate
- Mugging you at Supper Time
- Chasing cats, squirrels or birds
- Mugging people (jumping up)
- Playing keep away – when you want to leash him up or when he has “stolen” an object
- Barking at people or animals at your door or passing by on the sidewalk
Shaping your dog into a dependable partner and trusted friend requires reframing the dog’s attitude. That’s what makes the learning stick.
And you won’t feel like you’re playing “Whack a Mole” – dealing with a myriad of symptoms. You will fix the underlying problem.
In the 3 Essential Commands, you’ll find a play-by-play blueprint for reformation. Not only will your dog:
- Come when you call
- Stay when you tell him to stay
- Heel lightly at your side…
… he will also have a completely altered attitude toward you as his leader and best ally.
If you are feeling hopeless… take action now. $37 will provide you with the opportunity to transform two lives: Yours and your dog’s.
There is no risk. Work through these lessons for 60 days and if you don’t feel that that you’ve gotten your $37 worth, ask for a refund.
The Details of this Ebook
The 3 Essential Commands is an ebook training course. You can begin any time and progress as quickly or slowly as you need to.
You will learn how to:
- Warm up and set the stage with these three simple clicker projects
- Reward the try— and up the ante— to motivate your dog to please you
- Use play for release rewards (and how to end the play sessions)
- Teach a flawless recall (even if you have already “untaught” your dog to come)
- Teach the off-lead heel
- Stop your dog in his tracks— to avoid disaster
- Teach a dog to want and love to learn
But Does it Really work?
In a word:
Wil’s groomer had this to say:
I remember the first 6 months that we were grooming Wil, he would attack anything that moved outside the grooming shop. He had to be on a mega short leash, and I remember that there were a few times it took both of us to get him in the grooming building.
In the bathtub he danced, wined, and ground his teeth continually. Kazzrie had to spend the entire time with her eyes in his face – just to keep him at a level where we could continue, otherwise his anxiety ratcheted way up there.
The first few times we groomed him, we could not touch his head at all. He had complete emotional upset – grinding his teeth, and whining.
Now -- 1 year and 8 months later— Kazzrie does not have to be here, but he appreciates her support. Very rarely does he grind his teeth. For the most part, he is a willing participant. I can brush his whole head out, trim him, and he stands quietly.
Coming in and out of the grooming shop, he ignores the chickens, rabbits, and my farm dogs. Cats are still a little tantalizing, but he listens to Kazzrie and leaves them alone.
Today we had another dog come in for grooming. The little dog came right up to Wil, but Kazzrie told him to “leave the dog alone” and Wil ignored him.
And today we had no whining whatsoever. There were months and months where we coddled him and did what we could to groom him. But today I can treat him like a normal dog – I brush him, turn his head where I need it to trim or brush. He can handle it now. He does not need to be manhandled any more.
Our neighbor recalled…
The first time I saw Wil you, Gary and I were standing here in the yard. Wil was in the house, and he was a wild looking dog—he was trying to come through the plate glass window, that’s what he was trying to do. And I thought to myself, “What is Kazzrie doing that that dog!?”
You could tell he didn’t like anyone. I had to keep my dog on the 4-wheeler. I quit brining him over here, but I can now, cause you’ve got him so gentle, the dog does exactly what you want it to.
And here he is now – he’s a really, really nice dog, aren’t-cha? (Marv said petting Wil). He’s really a nice dog. I would'a wrote him off. I never would’a thought you could do anything with him.
“Is There a Guarantee?”
I am confident that the 3 Essential Commands will provide you with the tools to turn your dog into a well-behaved member of your family, but if you disagree, just email me within 60 Days and I will issue a Full Refund right away.
But if you stay the course, I can make these additional promises:
- You will learn how to look for the try and reward your dog so he starts to love learning.
- You will learn how to (and when to) motivate and reward your dog.
- You can use these lessons to teach your dog just about anything you can imagine – and you’ll know how to break it all down so he can achieve your goals.
- You will ingrain the skills taught in this course into your own brain so you can use them again and again with all the puppies and dogs you every own.
If you order today, you will get these two free gifts:
Three Games to Build Relationship
These are three games I used to teach Wil:
- His Chief is 100% in command and he can finally relax.. Someone’s finally got his back.
- He has scored! He now has a Chief with SuperHero powers! There is NO one in the WORLD more powerful – and he wants to be on her team!
- This Chief must be watched at all times, lest she disappear!
How to Restart Your Dog for Success
In this little book, I outline the six pillars to becoming your dog’s best friend.
Can you afford the Price of Time?
One thing is for sure: Your dog’s future is in your hands. Whether you rehome him or abandon him at an animal shelter his fate will be uncertain. You will not be able to assure his safely or future.
If you do nothing, you will continue to feel helpless and frustrated.
And as for your dog? In either case, he will most likely totally miss out on the opportunity to learn how to be a well-behaved lifelong companion and best friend.
If you’re like me, you put your animals first – especially your dog. And that means “changing it up.”
Meet the challenge full-on!
Go ahead. Invest in you and your dog’s future.
CLICK BELOW to get your ebook and begin the transformation of your dog today
Still Have Questions? Here are the answers to the ones we most commonly hear.
How is the course delivered to me?
As soon as you submit your email your ebook will be delivered to your in-box. Be sure to check your spam folder if you do not find it there within minutes of placing your order! You can begin minutes from now!
When can I start?
Start as soon as you complete payment. The3 Essential Commands is delivered to you electronically so you can begin immediately.
Can I take the lessons out of order?
No. You really need to complete the lessons in each chapter as they are presented. Each lesson is designed to create a foundation for the ones that follow. Each systematically builds from there.
Where do I get the tools I will need to train my dog?
You probably already have toys that you can use. Your dog’s favorite ball or tug will work well. But you might not have a clicker. Any pet store – or Amazon – should have the tools and toys you need. I recommend a clicker-whistle as you will be needing both.
What if I have never trained an animal before?
The 3 Essential Commands assumes no prior experience or knowledge. Once you have worked your dog through the lessons in each of the chapters, you will have enough experience to try your hand at training just about any animal – birds, rats, horses… The principles are the same.
Can I use this course to train a puppy?
Yes! Puppies will make old dogs look dull. This is the ideal way to start puppies.
What if my dog is old?
Wil was three, remember. It takes longer to teach an old dog new tricks. Depending on whether or not the dog was ever taught ANYTHING will speed or slow his ability to catch on. But just take little steps and be patient. Even a dog as badly managed as Wil was will get there too!
How long does it take to go through the lessons in this course?
“How long it takes” will depend on several factors:
- How much time will you spend on these lessons each day?
- How old is your dog – and what is his past experience with “learning”?
- Did anyone ever teach your dog ANYthing? If he has a baseline of training, his progress will be faster than one like Wil – who knew not a single command; he did not even know his own name!
- What breed of dog do you have? Some breeds (most of the working breeds and sporting breeds for example) were bred to be “mans best friend” or “best partner” and these dogs are wired to please. Other breeds such as hounds and terriers were bred to work independently, and they’re a bit harder to get through to.
How long before my dog is behaving perfectly?
Perfection is a great goal. Perfection can save your dog’s life. But perfection is pretty much up to you. For your dog to respond with 100% obedience means that you must never let things slide. If you say “stay,” and your dog does not freeze in that position, then you must reinforce your command. Reteach the command and practice it until he truly “gets” what is expected.
For example, let’s say you say “stay,” then forget you left him there. He gets up and moves to the couch. You don’t see him “break the stay.” That’s on you. You expected too much. If you do that often, you will reteach your dog that “Stay” means… nothing.
But let’s look at another scenario. Let’s say that you have him Stay on his mat. You have him near enough that you can monitor his body language. You see him start looking around. You go to him and release him. Next time you push him a little longer. Later you push him by letting him think you can’t see him. But each time you are there before he has a chance to break the stay. Now you are on your way to perfection.
What if my dog is a wreck – like Wil was when you got him?
You are right: There will be a very, very tiny percentage of dogs for whom the 3 Essential Commands will serve as your base foundation, but who will require a “compulsive” overlay.
I am working on this course right now. But I will not offer it to everyone. Both you and your dog need to have the base skills as they are outlined in the 3 Essential Commands. Therefore, I will ONLY offer it to those who demonstrated they have completed all lessons taught in the 3 Essential Commands AND who have made full use of the games outlined in Games to Build Relationship.
When you buy the 3 Essential Commands, you are eligible to request admission to this course.