I just took a look at some of those links. You've got some of the worst
information I've ever seen on a website. I suggest you remedy the
situation or get the heel outta this business.
Here's a sample from the cretins at canismajor.com:
" If your alpha program is successful, your dog should start looking to
you for directions and permission. Hell show an eagerness to please.
Watch how your dog approaches and greets you. Does he come to you
standing tall, with his head and ears held high and erect? It may look
impressive and proud but it means hes still alpha and you still have
problems! A dog that accepts humans as superiors will approach you with
his head slightly lowered and his ears back or off to the sides. Hell
shrink his whole body a little in a show of submission. Watch how he
greets all the members of the family. If he displays this ***
posture to some of them, but not others, those are the ones who need to
work harder on their own alpha techniques. "
Here's a couple words from my students:
> literature suggested I needed to assert my *** and "make
> the dog earn everything it gets." I tried this once or twice, just by
> taking a stern tone of voice, and the results were terrible. The pup
> got scared and just wanted to stay away from me.
> That's why I support Jerry Howe and his FREE Wits' End Dog
> manual -- that and the fact that Jerry is an all-around great guy.
> The core takeaway I got from Jerry's manual is this: make yourself
> the center of your puppy's world -- his personal Lord Jesus. Never
> give him a reason to fear you or think you're angry. Love the heck
> out of him, and you'll end up with a great dog.
> This has truly worked with my puppy. She'll do anything I want
> her to, if she understands, because she trusts me 100 percent,
> and nothing is more important in her world than her relationship
> with me.
> two collars We now have one dog and no collars.
> 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 yard. 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:-(