A dog who respects you will do whatever you say and will stop whatever he's doing when you tell him "No." I will show you how to teach YOUR dog to be a respectful dog who listens to you and does what you say.
"My name is Tippy (guess why?)
and now I'm a smart, well-behaved dog
because my owner read this web page!"
My name is Michele Welton and I've been working with dogs for over 35 years as an obedience instructor, canine psychologist, and dog breed advisor. I've also written 15 books on choosing, raising, and training dogs. Since you're reading this page, I'm guessing you're interested in training, so let's talk about that.
Tell me if I'm right here.... when you got your dog, you were hoping that he would be the kind of dog who listens to you. Who understands what you say. Who DOES what you say. We all want a dog like that.
But often it doesn't work out that way.
Take Taz, for example. Some years ago in Southern California, I got a phone call from a dog owner who wanted me to help solve some behavioral issues with her dog, a little Schipperke. "How soon can you come?" she asked, with a hint of desperation.
So I arrived next day and as we were sitting at the dining room table, her husband came in with the dog. Actually, no, that's an understatement.
What happened was.... a small black bundle streaked into the dining room, pursued by a gentleman running in a bent-over position with his arms outstretched. Hop! Hop! went the dog as he bounded onto the dining room chair, then on top of the table. Dashing past my face, he paused at the fruit bowl to snatch up a grape, then launched himself off the table, sailing through the air with all four legs outstretched like a flying squirrel.
He landed effortlessly on the back of the sofa. Then Hop! Hop! to the floor and a mad dash across the room, whirling in nimble circles to elude capture from the grabbing husband. And then.....this little black doggie climbed the drapes.... macrame drapes.....and walked across the rod, still clutching his filched grape.
That was Taz. Short for Tasmanian Devil. In my 35 years of experience, no dog had worse behavior problems than Taz. So I know YOUR dog isn't like Taz! And yet.....
Do any of these behaviors look familiar?
Barking too much
Won't let go of things
Getting into trash
(starts on page 19)
Jumping on people
(starts on page 20)
Growling, guarding food
Pulling on leash
(starts on page 183)
people or other dogs
(starts on page 208)
won't stand still
(starts on page 19)
Chasing the cat
gets into trouble
(starts on page 19)
If your dog does any of these things, don't feel bad. You're not alone. Many thousands of dog owners have emailed me with these same problems. And hundreds (many hundreds) have hired me to HELP them with these problems.
In my experience, 99 out of 100 owners say their dog's behavior could be "better".
How do you get your dog's behavior to be better?
Obedience classes are too hectic and the exercises your dog learns are not very useful.
Not by obedience training! That may surprise you, coming from an obedience instructor. But it's true. When your dog goes to obedience class, he learns to sit, stay, lie down, come.....on-leash. Performing a few rote exercises on-leash doesn't stop behavior problems. Lots of dogs "ace" an obedience class, but as soon as they get home and that leash comes off, they go right back to misbehaving.
In fact, I've competed at many an obedience trial where the top-winning dog was a holy terror as soon as he exited the ring. When your dog barks too much, pees in the house, or jumps all over people, a handsome obedience ribbon or certificate doesn't help much.
No, obedience training won't get your dog to listen to you. But Respect Training will. Respect Training is MORE than obedience training.
Respect Training teaches your dog to:
- Listen to you.
- Pay attention to you.
- Follow your directions.
- Let you do ANYTHING with him.
- Stop doing whatever he's doing when you say, "No."
When your dog respects you, he looks up to you. He will do anything for you, and he trusts you to do anything with him. A respect-based relationship is what makes a dog a terrific companion.
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That's why I wrote Teach Your Dog 100 English Words.....to show you how to raise a well-behaved dog by teaching him useful, practical words – and you must teach them in a specific and sensible way that instills in him a respectful attitude.
You'll learn all the right things to say and do so that your dog listens to you. You'll learn what to do if you tell him to do something and he doesn't obey. All dogs misbehave at one time or another. How you respond when your dog misbehaves is very, very important. If you respond the wrong way, your dog will keep misbehaving. Respond the right way and he will start listening to you.
No hitting. No yelling. No choke collars or shock collars.
|So if you have a new puppy and you want him to grow up with perfect behavior, you need to start right now establishing the right relationship of respect. Then you will never see behavior problems in your dog.
|If you have a dog who is currently misbehaving, you've lost his respect. But not to worry....I'll show you how to get it back.|
What will your dog learn in Teach Your Dog 100 English Words?
Well, it might be quicker to tell you what he WON'T learn – he won't learn how to herd sheep. Sorry! What he WILL learn is everything he needs to know to be an excellent family companion. He will learn to:
Quick! Someone send this nice lady a copy of my book! Follow my respect training progam and your dog won't steal from you.
- Immediately stop whatever he's doing when you say, "No." See all those misbehaving dogs in the pictures above? You'll be able to stop every one of those behaviors – and many more – with a single word. This is the most important lesson your dog will ever learn...I'll show you exactly how to teach it. (see Chapter 3)
- Listen attentively when spoken to. Imagine a dog who pays close attention to what you say!
- Go to the bathroom where you want him to go – and nowhere else. (read Chapter 9)
- "Come" when called. Always. (pages 146-152)
- Never run away from you. Never. (pages 34-38)
- Stop barking when you tell him to. (see Chapter 14)
- Greet guests politely. No jumping on people. (complete cure for this on page 199)
Oh, yes, he's cute! But boots are expensive, shoelaces can strangle his intestines, and a puppy who is destroying your belongings is learning to be DISrespectful. I'll show you how to channel your cute lil guy's playfulness into good manners.
More of what your dog will learn in Teach Your Dog 100 English Words
- Respect your belongings, which means leave them alone and don't chew them up!
- Accept touching on any part of his body. No more struggling or fussing when you try to groom or bathe him, or when you brush his teeth or clip his nails. (Chapter 10)
- Walk politely on the leash. No more towing you down the street. (pages 183-191)
- Lie down when told – and STAY lying down for up to a half-hour – even if you walk away. (pages 130-138)
- Take treats gently from your hand. No grabbing. (page 126)
- Get along peacefully with strangers and other dogs. (Chapter 15)
- Open his mouth and let go when you need to take something from him. No more tug-of-war with your socks and underwear. (pages 234-235)
"It's like this light bulb went on in their heads"
"I have three Goldens who are good natured goofballs. I love them dearly but when they get excited they don't pay much attention to me.
– Deb Gulick
For your dog's well-being, he absolutely must know how to...
- WAIT inside your door or gate when it opens... until you tell him he can go through. Even if there are distractions tempting him outside. When you think of how often doors and gates open (usually every day), this lesson alone is worth the price of the whole book. (pages 152-159)
- Wait inside your car without jumping out, even when the doors open. (pages 159-160)
- Drop whatever is in his mouth when you tell him to. You never know what sort of trash he might pick up when going for a walk. (pages 236-237)
- Lie down quickly when you give an Emergency Hand Signal when he's running or playing in the distance. This can be a true lifesaver if you suddenly need to stop your dog in his tracks. (pages 171-175)
- And did I mention coming when called? Every single time. Yes, you can have a dog who always comes when called! (Follow my step by step instructions in Chapter 12)
This young lady has learned my secrets for teaching her puppy to be attentive and to respect her.
|I wrote Teach Your Dog 100 English Words so YOU could train your dog yourself, at your own pace, in the privacy of your own home. Without spending $50 or $100 on obedience school....without needing to drive to class every week....without having a dozen other owners and dogs milling around you. I've taught public obedience classes, you see. Several hundred public obedience classes. Believe me, they can be barking bedlam – NOT the best environment for learning....for your dog OR for you. It's just too hectic. And most of these classes are teaching the "cookie training" method, where your dog obeys only when he's hungry for a treat. With the Respect Training Program in Teach Your Dog 100 English Words, your dog will obey you ALL the time. Because he will respect you.|
Fetch is a fun game to play, and great exercise. Many dogs can learn to fetch a ball, stuffed toy, or frisbee.
Your dog will learn lots of FUN vocabulary words, too! He will learn how to.....
- Play fetch, retrieving his ball or toy when you throw it. (pages 239-247)
- Do 11 tricks! (Chapter 18)
- Recognize people's names and search for someone who is hiding. (Also known as Hide 'n Seek!) (pages 253-255)
- Search for a specific toy that you ask him to find and bring to you. Lots of fun and a VERY impressive skill in front of your friends. (pages 248-253)
- More....and more....and more.... You and your dog will love this program!
"Now he minds me and has settled down"
"My puppy Jiro was bouncing off the walls and I was at my wits end. He was a kind puppy but would not listen.
– Aiko Yoshida
NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM YOUR NEW BOOK
Your dog observes your facial expressions and body language whenever you tell him to do something. If you want your dog to listen to you and do what you say, you need to interact with him in all the right ways.....all the time. Then he will listen to you.....all the time.
Things YOU will learn while successfully training your dog
Your dog is not the only one who will learn good behaviors from my book. You need to learn some new behaviors, too! Most of your dog's behaviors, you see, are completely dependent upon YOUR behaviors.
That's right, whenever you do anything with your dog, he judges your tone of voice, facial expression, body language, how you're touching him, how you respond when he does "this" or "that."
As soon as you start doing these things RIGHT, your dog will start paying attention to you. I'll show you how to interact with your dog in all the right ways that make him respect you.
In Teach Your Dog 100 English Words, YOU will learn:
- What to do if you say "No!" and your dog doesn't stop his misbehavior. (pages 80-94) The "No" command is the most important of all. You'll use it to stop any and all misbehavior. You must get this word taught perfectly. That's why I spend an entire chapter on how to teach "No!"
- 3 ways to stop your dog from misbehaving – without ever touching him.
- 8 common mistakes owners make when teaching "No!". (pages 25-38)
- What you should do if you call your dog and he doesn't come. (pages 150-152)
- One thing you should NEVER do if your dog darts away from you when you're trying to catch him. (pages 34-36)
- How to stop your dog from pulling on the leash. (pages 183-190)
HINT: This isn't how you do it!
....and more....and more....
- How much petting and cuddling is TOO MUCH – and why it isn't good for your dog. (page 63)
- How to teach your dog to calm down when you decide playtime is over. (pages 64-65)
- 3 things you should never do if your dog is afraid of something. (pages 220-222)
- How to deal with fear of thunderstorms, firecrackers, and other loud noises. (page 215)
- How to build an "on-off barking switch" into your dog! (pages 198-199)
- Why some dogs "pee" when they get excited or nervous – and how to cure it. (pages 104-105)
- A step-by-step socialization program to encourage your dog to get along well with other people and with other dogs and cats. (pages 215-222)
- How to groom your dog without getting into World War III. (see Chapter 10)
"A 1000% improvement in his attitude"
"I love my dog Junie, but he was impossible to live with, what with the "accidents" on the floor, chewing the table legs, etc. I was just days away from giving up on him. Now I've seen a 1000% improvement in his attitude toward me. He is his same lovable self but paying attention to me now."
– Andi Sheets
"Anyone can follow this program, no experience needed"
– Andrew Rigatto
"Whatever your dog needs to know, it's in this book""In my humble opinion, this is the most practical course on family dog training you will find anywhere."
– Dennis Appleberry
"His stubbornness is completely gone""This book tells you not only what does work, but what doesn't. Before I bought your book I was doing a lot of the "Doesn't work" and it showed in my Dobermann's stubborn behavior. Now I'm doing what you tell me "Does work" and his stubbornness is completely gone."
– Joseph Adinaro
"Easy to understand and follow""No dog owner can afford to be WITHOUT this book. It is the most sensible teaching program I've ever read. The lessons are easy to understand and easy to follow."
– Connie Hiller
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To sum up....
|Teach Your Dog 100 English Words is extremely clear and easy to read. Everything is laid out for you.... what to do.....what not to do.
Every vocabulary word your dog needs to know to be a top-notch canine citizen is included.
More importantly, I'll show you how to teach those words to your dog in specific ways so that he respects you. Then he will pay attention to you and follow your directions. All the time. I guarantee it.
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Follow my Respect Training program and your dog will look right at you, listen to your words, and do what you say.
No hitting. No yelling. No choke collars or shock collars.