A dog who respects you will do what you say and will stop what 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 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.... 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.
I came the next day. As we were sitting at the dining table, her husband came in with the dog.
Actually, 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 and then on top of the table. Dashing past my face, he paused at the fruit bowl to snatch up a grape. Then he launched himself off the table, sailing through the air with all four legs outstretched like a black flying squirrel.
He landed effortlessly on the back of the sofa. Hop! Hop! to the floor and a mad dash across the room, whirling in circles to elude capture from the grabbing husband.
And then (I still see this image sometimes in my dreams), the little doggie climbed the drapes.... macrame drapes.... and walked across the rod like a nimble cat. 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.
I know YOUR dog isn't like Taz. And yet....
Do any of these behaviors look familiar?
Chapter 9 covers housebreaking – three different ways to housebreak your puppy or adult dog.
Barking too much
Barkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbarkbark . . . read Chapter 14 (The Quiet Dog)! Learn how to get your dog to stop barking when you tell him to, and how to prevent excessive barking in the first place.
Won't let go of things
Does your dog brace his legs and refuse to let go when you try to take something from him? Just follow our step-by-step instructions for two vocabulary words – one where he willingly releases whatever you need to take away from him, and one where he drops it even at a distance.
Getting into trash
(starts on page 19)
Does your dog get into the trash, no matter how many times you've told him not to? Not for long! Once you start our Respect Training Program, the trash will become off-limits once and for all.
Jumping on people
(starts on page 20)
Does your dog jump on people when he's over-excited? We'll show you how to get him to calm down and greet guests politely.
Does your dog frequently nudge you for petting, or pester you when you're trying to read the paper or talk on the phone? It's normal for dogs to do this sometimes, but when it becomes excessive, it's not psychologically healthy. On pages 61-66, you'll learn how to minimize demanding or overly-dependent behavior.
Growling, guarding food
Does your dog grumble or growl when you go near his food bowl, bone, or toy? Or when you try to make him move from his favorite chair? Or when you touch some sensitive part of his body, like his tail or paw? These are all disrespectful behaviors and they'll stop once you establish the right Leader-Follower relationship with your dog."
Pulling on leash
(starts on page 183)
Does your dog pull on the leash when you try to walk him? This is easily corrected with the techniques in Chapter 13 (Walking and Exercise).
Aggression toward people or other dogs
(starts on page 208)
Is your dog aggressive (or shy) with strangers or other dogs? Is he nervous or shy? Chapter 15 (The Sociable Dog) will make a big difference in your dog's behavior toward the rest of the world.
Struggles, resists, won't stand still
Does your dog struggle or complain when you try to bathe him, or brush him, or clip his toenails, or brush his teeth? It doesn't have to be this way. Chapter 10 is aptly named – Handling Your Dog Without Getting Into World War III.
(starts on page 19)
Does your dog steal food when you turn your back on him? Not only is this dangerous (many a dog has ended up in the veterinary emergency room after polishing off a plate of fried chicken), but respectful dogs don't steal your food. So if your dog is a thief, something needs to be done about the Leader-Follower relationship in your household. We can definitely help you with that.
Chasing the cat
Does your dog chase or pester your cat? Start on page 224: Your Dog's Attitude Toward Cats.
Mischievous, gets into trouble
(starts on page 19)
Does your dog keep getting into trouble when you're not around to watch him? We'll explain all the reasons why your dog might be making mischief, ranging from boredom to loneliness to lack of exercise to normal adolescent hijinks. We'll give the solutions, too."
Do you sometimes think your dog is completely hopeless? He isn't. He just needs to learn to respect you, and then he'll look up to you, he'll listen to you, and he'll do what you say. It's not hard, but you do need to know the right techniques. We'll show you, step-by-step, in Teach Your Dog 100 English Words.
If your dog does any of those things, don't feel bad. You're not alone. For 35 years, dog owners have been calling or emailing me with these same problems. And many hundreds of owners 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?
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 boring exercises on-leash doesn't stop behavior problems. Lots of dogs "ace" an obedience class. But as soon as they get home and the leash comes off, they go right back to misbehaving.
In fact, I've competed at many obedience trials 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.
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 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. No clicker training.
So if you have a new puppy and you want him to grow up with excellent behavior, you can start right away 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.
Your dog will learn to:
- Immediately stop whatever he's doing when you say "No." Remember all those misbehaving dogs in the pics above? You'll be able to stop every one of those behaviors with a single word. This is the most important lesson your dog will ever learn.... I'll show you exactly how to teach it. (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. (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. (Chapter 14)
- Greet guests politely. No jumping on people. (complete cure for this on page 199)
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.
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. I tried just a few of your suggestions and it's like this light bulb went on in their heads. This is a great program Michele."
– 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 pass through. Even if there are distractions tempting him outside. When you think of how often doors and gates open, 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)
Train your dog AT HOME
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 needing to spend $50 or $100 on obedience classes. 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 many of those classes are teaching the "cookie training" method, where your dog obeys only when he's hungry for a treat. With my Respect Training Program in Teach Your Dog 100 English Words, your dog will obey you ALL the time. Because he will respect you.
Your dog will learn lots of FUN 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 a specific person 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. Your book explained how to handle misbehaviors in ways that were very sensible. When I started doing this, Jiro understood and now he minds me and has settled down. I am so pleased."
– Aiko Yoshida
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!
You see, most of your dog's behaviors depend on YOUR behaviors.
That's right, whenever you do anything with your dog, he observes your tone of voice, the expression on your face, your "body language", and how you respond when he does "this" or "that."
As soon as you start doing those 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 what he's doing. (pages 80-94) The "No" command is the most important of all. You'll use it to stop any and all misbehavior. You must teach this word perfectly.
- 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!
- 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 a dog who is afraid of thunderstorms, firecrackers, or 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. (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"
"I am completely blown away by your vocabulary and respect program. You've pulled everything together into one solid package of sensible dog training. Anyone can follow this program, no experience needed, and end up with a much better dog."– 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.
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No hitting. No choke collars or shock collars. No clicker training.
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I'll show you how to teach your dog to stop doing whatever he's doing when you say, "No" and I'll tell you what to do if you tell your dog to do something and he doesn't listen to you.
My Respect Training program has been tested with puppies and adult dogs of all ages and all breeds. So, yes... it will work with your dog!
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