HOWEDY roy. just roy.,
> > two best friends decide to kill off their third friend Teddy
> > on a boring, rainy day:
> basset on the couch and the St. Bernard on the cushion. My basset also
> insists on her spot on the bed, despite countless reprimands.
> for me to fall asleep and then jump back on the bed.
Takes my students only a couple minutes over a couple
days maybe less, to make your dog naturally want to do
every thing you ask. Here's HOWE Disciple Paul and
Lisa B (no relation) and ALL THE REST of my 100%
successful students do it:
Subject: Get off the bed... please?
Date: 2001-07-02 20:52:32 PST
Something funny happened the other night....
Late in the evening, I usually relax on our bed for a while before
turning in... both of my dogs are nearly always on the bed with me,
sleeping. When my husband comes up to go to bed for the night, usually
one of the dogs is on his side of the bed. His usual response is, "Get
off, you *G--d----d* dogs! OFF!... Get OFF!" Both dogs ignore him
completely until he pushes them off....
Well, the other night he did this, and as usual there was nary a twitch
from either of them. I said casually, "Maybe you should just ask them."
He stared at me for a second. "Pepper, get off the bed... please," he
Immediately, Pepper got up and hopped off the bed!
Another pause. "Beau, off...good boy." A little more subdued.
Beau got up, stretched, and jumped off the bed too.
I said, "See? You just have to ASK them."
He got into bed, rolled over to go to sleep, and grouched, "Never
thought I'd have to plead with a *G--d----d* dog to get offa MY bed!"
But... he hasn't been yelling OFF at the dogs anymore... :-)
Subject: Re: Dog vs cat food (stealing cat food)
Date: 2001-03-03 22:18:03 PST
It's possible to teach a dog not to eat out of a cat
bowl without too much difficulty.
My dogs don't touch the food in the cat bowls although
Roz***s up any bits that have been dropped around the bowls :-)
I used a can with stones in it to create a distraction anytime the dogs
tried to eat the cats food, followed with immediate praise. It worked a
treat. The cats bowls are down all the time, usually there is food left
over but the dogs don't eat it, even if we go out and leave the dogs with
access inside through a dog door.
Obedience and affection are not related, if they
were everyone would have obedient dogs.
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> all, people who find the manual useful are those that
> don't need to control a dog to satisfy their own ego
> but simply want a well behaved dog that is easy to
> live with. I would suggest the people who follow the
> advice in his manual are people who have already
> tried other inefficient methods and are fed up with
> the poor results.
> The more I think about the methods he suggests the
> more sense it makes, the biggest problem is people
> believe they have to be in control of the dog, tell it
> whats right and wrong, dogs don't understand
> our values and I don't believe they are capable of
> understanding them either, so to train them we use
> methods they understand. That means abstract
> training, doing sometimes what appears to
> almost be the opposite of what makes sense to us.
> If you are purely result orientated then you will not
> find Jerry's manual much use, if you love your dogs
> and love to work WITH them then his manual is
> your dream come true. Distraction and praise works
> with any dog, when you sit back and really think about
> it, it's very obvious why.
> When a dog is properly distracted (and praised) of a
> particular behaviour then that behaviour very quickly
> becomes unfulfilling so the dog will no longer have any
> interest in pursuing it, whether we are about or not,
> thats the key to stopping garbage can raids and food
> stealing etc etc, no force, no bad dog, just distracting it
> in an appropriate manner that it no longer wishes to
> pursue that behaviour.
> Better than hiding the garbage can eh?
It's EZ. Here's HOWE Disciple Paul explains it:
Subject: Re: Get off the bed... please?
Subject: Good dogs!!! bad dogs.??
Something occurred this morning that made me think how
we treat our dogs and what expectations we have of them.
Because it was a Saturday we slept in and the dogs
eventually jumped up on the bed on my wife's side. After
a brief greeting she very abruptly demanded they get down,
"OFF THE BED" she insisted, Sam looked at her perplexed,
so she repeated the "order", so Sam tried to*** her face,
"GET OFF" she said abruptly.
Sam got down but was unsure what he had done wrong. After
a bit they both came over and jumped up on my side, I patted
them etc and eventually asked them to get down, "off the bed,
good dogs" and they hopped off immediately with no prob's.
Eileen asked me why they obey me and not her so easily.
I told her they got down for me because I asked them to,
they know the command "off the bed" or "off anything" so
there is no need to demand it of them, ask them and they
will comply, demand it and they get confused because
they think you are annoyed with them but they don't know
why so they try to "make amends" which is why Sam***ed her.
I have found giving dogs "payment" in advance i.e. "Sam
sit goodboy" makes the dogs want to respond, after all, all
dogs want to be "good dogs" and if you tell them they are
good then they feel an obligation to obey your request.
Telling Sam he's a good dog after he sit's apart from been too
late is also a gamble because if he doesn't sit then there's no
positive interaction. Trust your dog, ask it to do your request
and say "good dog" sincerely at the end of the request and I
bet you'll find your dog thinking then responding everytime.
Subject: Re: Get off the bed... please?
Date: 2001-07-03 03:05:59 PST
A bit of respect works wonders, the same rule applies to
every aspect of the relationship with your dog.
Distraction and praise will stop her***ing very quickly.
When she starts***ing click your fingers and tell her she's
a good dog. After about 4 attempts she should stop***ing
for that instance but you may need to repeat a few times
after to completely remove her desire to***.
Each time you click try to click from a different direction,
that will make it more effective. I stopped Roz from
chewing a bandage off her paw and Sam from***ing his
crotch area when he had a rash with no probs doing the