The information in the Wits' End Dog Training Method manual available
for free at http://www.moonsgarden.com/ will be more effective than
bitter apple or any advice that you are going to find anywhere, and
will teach you everything you need to know to properly raise and
train your pup without fear, force, confrontation, or punishment.
Forget about the alpha stuff, it's all bunk.
;-) DRAINING THE SWAMP, AND RELOCATING THE
"CUSTOM WILL RECONCILE PEOPLE TO ANY
ATROCITY." G.B. Shaw.
"I know that most men, including those at ease with problems
of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the
simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to
admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in
explaining to colleagues, proudly taught to others, and which
they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their
Is it any wonder that the following sig file has generated more
complaints to my personal email than any other controversial
post I have made to date, bar none?:
If you have to do things to your dog to train him, that you would
rather not have to do, then you shouldn't be doing them. If you
have a dog trainer that tells you to jerk your dog around, ***
him, pinch his ears, or twist his toes, shock, shake, slap, scold,
hit, or punish him in any manner, that corrections are
appropriate, that the dog won't think of you as the punisher,
or that corrections are not harmful, or if they can't train your
dog to do what you want, look for a trainer that knows Howe.
Wits' End Dog Training
Nature, to be mastered, must be obeyed.
There are terrible people who, instead of solving a problem,
bungle it and make it more difficult for all who come after. Who
ever can't hit the nail on the head should, please, not hit at all.
The abilities to think, rationalize and solve problems are learned
The Wits' End Dog Training Method challenges the learning
centers in the dogs brain. These centers, once challenged,
develop and continue to grow exponentially, to make him smarter.
The Wits' End Dog Training method capitalizes on praising split
seconds of canine thought, strategy, and timing, not mindless
hours of forced repetition, constant corrections, and scolding.
> Hi all. We've got an 8 week old German Shepherd Dog "mix" (tiny bit
> Chow). (She was a "rescue". Had her since 4 wks. Yes, she was
> At about 6 weeks, she has started to find her place in the family
> has been nipping at the kids and my wife's heels and feet and
> our hands and arms. (Not much with me any more. I must be Alpha)
> We've got the appropriate toys for her and provide them when she
> chew on us and is given a deep "NO".
> Will she grow out of this, or should we be doing something else?
> apple" on us, perhaps?)
> She is being crate trained and quiets after a minute or so, and
> about 10PM to 5:30AM and does most all of her "business" out side.
> learned the doggie door in two days.)
> We've had dogs before. (Two black lab-spaniel mix for 10 years.
> on in the past 3 months.)
> Brian Christie
> Brianc at PE dot NET