> men in a similar way.
> small guys) warily if they walked near us, walked past us,
> or we walked by them. If the guy stopped and watched Solo,
> Solo would growl.
> into the vicinity,
a heightened state of alert... That's certainly not a state of
mind we want to entertain when we're trying to train a dog
to relax and trust.
dog Solo in the face with a shepherd's crook. You gave
your man shy fear aggressive dog to a strange trainer
to beat in the face for you for attacking sheep you were
molesting to exercise Solo so you could control his
> doing anything. So, Solo was being rewarded for the behavior
> I wanted, which was to not do anything special around men.
> want to say hi?" cue. If he's comfortable with a guy, he'll go up to him
> and get a scratch on the head.
triggers other thoughts of insecurity and greed and stealing and
hiding and competition...
> anyone she's saying hi to.
> than they were before.
> clicker when they see it demonstrated with another dog.
corresponding fears about food and security.
> Melanie Lee Chang | Form ever follows function.
> Departments of Anthropology and Biology |
> University of Pennsylvania | -- Louis Sullivan
will tell you to killfile me because my ideas are dangerous... to
our "experts" miserable careers and false reputations.
> Dog Training Method manual, but it already worked
> miracles with our three dogs
> The barking at the door has diminished so much that,
> well, frankly, we're stunned.
> Anyway, your approach is amazing.
> I'm not sure that I'm a 100% convert, or that I agree
> with (or even understand) 100% of what you say in this
> manual ... BUT ... we had "come" down pat in a few
> reps and you could have knocked me down when I tried
> the exercise with "drop" and, after a few reps in
> different spots Darwin practically *threw* the ***
> ball at my feet on command. He's still not perfect
> (just a pup, after all, and he's stubborn enough to
> want to push and test me a little bit more).
> For what it's worth, I can see (as no doubt you have)
> how your usenet manner is likely to rankle a few
> folks, but that woman who advocates ear pulling and
> beating with sticks deserves everything she gets. Even
> if that was the only method that would work, I'd live
> with my dog not fetching rather than do any of that.
> (Darwin fetches enthusiastically and instinctively,
> Best, ben
> pets. His response to the exact letter we initially wrote to
> Jerry..."Get rid of the dog, bring her back" I'll save this person
> embarrassment by not saying the name. However, you know who you are
> and I have this to say to you. Go pump gas or bus tables because you
> sir, do not belong working with animals!
> Jerry, after reading some of the threads in the news group, I can't
> for the life of me understand why this many people are so dang blind
> or ignorant.
> You just keep plugging away at what you do, because you my friend are
> a life saver!!!
> Anytime you need someone to speak about the results of your product,
> you have my number. We would gladly talk to them.
> Thank you very much for all your help. God bless you...
> Anthony & Linda Testa
> Jacksonville, Florida
> > [...]
> > >Jerry, after reading some of the threads in the news group, I can't
> > >for the life of me understand why this many people are so dang blind
> > >or ignorant.
> > > You just keep plugging away at what you do, because you my friend are
> > >a life saver!!!
> > Okay, who the heck ARE you, really?
> Who am I? My real name is posted. The story you have read is true. We
> were at witts end, found Jerry's web page by happenstance, wrote to
> him almost exactly what you read, he gave me his suggestions, told me
> what my results would be including a time line and, you know what? He
> was and still is, right on the money. I don't care if he's a warlock,
> a professor, disgruntled Entomologist, or a man with a niche that
> makes the sciences itchy, he saved the day AND a dog's life. We were
> given suggestions from Medication, to a Behavi***Specialist. I
> decided that instead of creating a Jerry Garcia or pay 125.00 dollars
> an hour for my dog to lay on a couch to be freudiated, I decided Jerry
> Howe's method seemed to be more humane and serene. It worked, end of
> A. Testa
> with us. I really can't blame anyone here for her loss. I'm the one
> who ignored your advice. I did it because of how you write/wrote. I
> was unwilling to accept the idea that my using a shock collar could have
> any bearing on Peach not wanting to stay home. Up until I started using
> it my main concern had been keeping my dogs in their own yard. Once I
> started using the e-fence...well, then my concern became how to keep
> them from running off for days on end.
> I lost valuable training time becoming embroiled in the anti-shock
> debate and the "Jerry sux" tirades.
> I lost one dog but I have the bestest dog in the world now <g> A Wits
> End Trained dog, one who is completely housetrained, doesn't chew up
> stuff, stays in the yard, and doesn't bark all the time. IOW a great
> companion and friend.
> Thanks Jerry!
> Two dogs, two collars We now have one dog and no
> Peach and Zelda would run thru the fence, not want to
> come back in the yard and would run for days. The
> last time, Peach didn't come back home.
> I used the Wit's End Training Manual to learn how to
> train my dog. She is now border trained. A few
> minutes each day reinforces her desire to stay in the
> She no longer runs out into the road, I can stop her
> from chasing cats and she no longer cringes when we
> walk around the yard.
> I can not say loud or long enough how much I hate the
> e-fence and its collars. If you can't get a regular fence
> then you need to train your dog. I will never rely on an
> electronic collar to keep my dog in our yard again.
> The price was too high:-(
> or it could be a troll <are you a troll??>
> do not use it on your dog..... would you use it on your best friend.....
> I have read jerry's book, it seems to easy at first. however I started to
> use some of the training out of it and now.
> I have a dog that heels as fast as a collie in a trial.<great dane X
> I have a
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