What sort of feedback have I got about the material inside?
Here are just some of the feedback responses I get on a daily basis:
We nearly lost hope in Molly til we saw your website!!!.
Hi, I just want to express my sincere thanks for your advice and support on your website. My fiancé and myself have recently moved to nz from the uk to begin our new life in ohope. With the beach and amazing walks so close by getting a dog made perfect sense. We got a staffy cross puppy and was over the moon with her. Around the same time we got a call from the uk saying my mum had passed away. With the immense pressure from this added to starting up in new jobs in a new town meant that our puppies behaviour was causing major stress on myself and affecting my relationship with my fiancé. After watching your website our dogs behaviour has changed immensely. She is so calm and well behaved and has lifted a cloud from above our home. I just want to thank you so much for giving us the advice and information to truly appreciate and get the very best out of our new dog. Regards, Jon Stanhope – NZ
Chopper is no longer King of the Castle…
Our little boy may look cute enough but with dominance issues we were at a loss as to what to do. With growling, aggressive behaviour & selective hearing we soon discovered our instinctual approach to simply dominate back didn’t work. At a loss & not wanting to give up on our new bundle of joy we started using Doggy Dan’s Online Dog Trainer method. We soon learnt a completely different approach which definitely made a lot of sense. Just a day after the training began we noticed a difference in our little boy and it looked like the tables had been turned. The constant advice & support worked wonders to help keep us on track. I am pleased to say Chopper is no longer king of the castle. He obeys commands & can even go off lead at the dog park. Thanks Doggy Dan. Cheers, Aidan – NZ
Last Thanks From Boston!
Thanks Dan! Just wanted to say we’ve implemented the 5 Golden Rules for about a week and she has gotten 100% better. She will stop after one bark or growl after we say the first Thank you. My daughters do it now too. Today she just growled at the mailman and left her window seat after we said Thank you. She is also getting better at the Walk, we go out the door first and she will wait for us before she steps out now. And I practice SSCD when she pulls and it works. Also wanted to say my oldest daughter just loves your training videos. Any chance you’ll have your own show one day on a channel like Animal Planet any time soon? Thanks for you help, Marianne
(and Sarni the basset hound lab) – USA
Another Thank You from Mexico City!
Hi, I am Laura from Mexico City. I own three Maltese dogs, the four of us are so confused with our roles, that to tell you the truth, sometimes I feel they own the apartment, and I am the pet. But I knew in my heart that I was only creating confusion and anxiety to them. I started looking for advice in Mexico, and I didn’t like it, in general fear or force is used and I didn’t feel ok with it. So I started browsing…. and in a page from a dog lover in USA, he recommended you. I have watched all the videos and I feel a bit overwhelmed. But I have started with Rule 1 and 2, and they have worked ! I feel that my dogs are grateful and eager to see me taking the lead. Thank you! Laura – Mexico
Without your help, Rocky wouldn’t be with us…
Hi Dan I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the help you provided with our indomitable Husky – Rocky. It would be true to say that without your assistance Rocky would no longer be with us. Out of desperation, I started using the Online Dog Trainer methods. Rocky’s infringements had dramatically increased over the previous few weeks, with a spate of nipping and intimidating people. Crunch time came when he bit 86 year old granddad – while on the lead. My partner and I were not new to dog handling, having worked with dogs all our lives. I have trained dogs to high levels in obedience and trialing. We consider ourselves to be good with dogs – but we were out of our depth with Rocky. Listening to you talk was a light-bulb moment. It was obvious we had not shown our dog leadership. Within a short space of time you had Rocky relaxed and leading calmly. Handling dogs in a family situation can be full of conflict. Encouraged by your ongoing coaching, I understood that for Rocky to have a chance, it was extremely important for me to become an alpha female – consistently, not just some of the time. He still isn’t perfect and will always want to be top dog; constantly testing for any signs of weakness. He is very clever and quickly adopts new methods to initiate his dominance – so we have to be tuned in all the time. However, I am happy to report that he is a pleasure on the lead and his ego still gets plenty of boosting as he struts along with his “look at me attitude”. If we are home alone and people come to the door he takes no notice – compare this with the charging, howling, stalking and snapping that used to go on. I don’t want to tempt fate, but touch wood, so far, no further biting. The best part of your method is in the quiet, calm, authority. There are no harsh punishments or raised voices. We still have a lot of fun with our dog and enjoyment has increased with his improved behaviour. Thank you Dan. Kind regards, Susan Birch – NZ
I must preface this by saying that I am a first time dog owner.
I have a 16 week old miniature Schnauzer, Freddy. I have been doing nothing but following Dan’s videos and the advice from the forum. I have had countless compliments on my dog’s good behavior. I take him to the homes of people with older dogs, and Freddy is far better behaved than any of them. I have been following the videos for 7 weeks now, and my puppy never gets out of control. (I have on more than one occasion caught him looking at the older dogs like they are crazy for getting so wound up.) Doggy Dan, helping people all the way in New York! Gino – New York
Everything was logical, effective and simple…
I knew with the information I had read on Siberian Huskies that I had my work cut out when I decided to get my puppy Samson. But relentless, aggressive biting, domineering and frighteningly hostile behaviour at meal times, had me second guessing whether I had made the right choice. On two separate occasions he aggressively acquired food by jumping up and biting the hand of the person holding it. All attempts to remove the food, distract him or replace it resulted only in elevating the level of his aggression and I could only watch on in horror as Samson savagely devoured food not fit for consumption by a pup. There was an obvious and significant change in Samson’s behaviour during his first meal following Doggy Dan’s Pack Leader Training and this continued to improve each day. After only two weeks of gesture feeding, Samson can now be fed without the growling, snarling or biting that previously accompanied anyone going near his food bowl while he was eating. I am even more ecstatic to report that his behaviour is so far from what it once was that I can now remove food from his bowl while he is eating without consequence. Prior to seeking professional help, every dog owner I know had conflicting ideas on how to deal with this problem which left me confused and worried that there was no easy solution. I was very much relieved, as it was apparent very early on in the training that I would not regret seeking your help. Everything you said was logical, effective and surprisingly so simple! Thank you so very much Dan!
I wish I could express with words how wonderful your training videos have been for me.
The closest I got before finding this website to understanding the dog’s nature, and some ideal ways to take care of my dog was from watching the USA TV show with Cesar Milan “Dog Whisperer.” I find much more practical benefit from your step by step website here. - Forum Member
We had 7 days to fix our problem!
During the last few months things have been going downhill badly with our 2 dogs. Astro who is a 9 year old Staffi cross has been licking himself until there is a wet patch on the carpet, pulling back the covers on the bed, barking at people, barking when people walk past the window, pulling on the lead, following me everywhere i go and the worse to come was he has been jumping our huge fence. We tried putting him on a chain, he tried to jump the fence and almost hung himself, he was on the tips on his toes when i found him, any small movement in balance and he would of hung himself. One time he jumped the fence and ate something he shouldn’t have, he was at the vets for 2 days, he was drugged, lost all his body functions, he was very lucky to be alive. Now onto Paris, she is a 6 year old Affenpinscher cross Shitzu, she barks all the time, follows me everywhere, jumps up on people. The last straw came when the council come round to issue us with a notice, Paris has been barking all day when we leave the house for work. We had 7 days to fix our problem!!!! The next day I was almost in tears and I searched everywhere for help. It came in the form of Doggy Dan’s Online Dog Trainer method. I couldn’t believe how simple each lesson was, it was amazing and very easy to understand, finally i had a list of things to do that would help me get through the next few days. I started to understand my dogs and why they were doing what they did, this gave me an insight into their minds, i finally understood what was happening, it was separation anxiety. That night I set about making changes throughout the house, to start with it was hard to change my patterns but with the help of Doggy Dan’s methods I was amazed to see how fast the dogs had changed, the training was working and I had never meet him. By day 2 people visiting had noticed a huge changed, it was truly amazing. By day 3 my dogs had become different animals, I used to get angry and stressed with them, now I love them again, Astro hasn’t jumped the fence since I put Doggy Dan’s methods in place, he has only been on the bed once and taking him for a walk is now a pleasure again, Paris is no longer stressed and chills out and does her own thing, no more barking, the neighbours are amazed the simple method worked so quickly. One week on and the results keep getting better and better, the dogs are happy and no longer stressed, now when I go out I can relax and not stress out wondering what’s happening at home. Thank you Doggy Dan, you have changed our lives and made it more enjoyable to have the dogs again, your methods work and your kind and understanding manner is fantastic, i will be recommending you to all my friends. Michelle Stevens – NZ
We just wanted to email you and say thank you!
We called you about 8 months ago after we got a Huntaway puppy who promptly had a melt down when we put him in his crate the first time. Although we didn’t have you out for a consultation we watched all of the videos on your website about 4 times!:) We always had the intention of doing a one on one consultation but the tricks online worked so well we have had no problems with him. Everyone warned us that a Huntaway was not a good pet as he would bark incessantly, chew everything etc. etc. He has never chewed anything he wasn’t supposed to, and he barks when people come to the door and stops as soon as we say “thank you”. He really is a lovely dog, he requires tons of exercise (but I am a runner so he gets all he needs), so he is calm and relaxed in the house. He is lovely with children, other dogs, and small animals. The only issue we had was a bit of food aggression early on which was quickly corrected with your videos and now we can take raw bones off of him with no issue. I just wanted to give you this feedback as I really believe a combination of consistent hard work and the tools you provided us with meant the difference between a domesticated nightmare and a lifelong companion. Copernicus is now 10 months old, and as any young dog does, he tests us but is quickly redirected, loyal and fun to be with. So, thank you so much!!! Sincerely, Adrienne and Andrew – NZ
Thank you so much!!
I do appreciate your info re the training site – this is exactly why I keep the membership – even if I go back and watch and pickup something that I missed. I used the greeting guests videos from the site at the holidays and actually picked up something that I totally missed the first round of watching. I love the 5 golden rules and only wish I had known about them and Doggy Dan when he was a puppy as he is now 5. Susan Rodhe – USA
Things have changed dramatically…
“Things have changed dramatically since the training started where you showed us simple techniques to take control of the situation with Harrison. He no longer barks or cries when we leave the house, he comes when called and has the best manners when waiting to be feed! Amazingly he has also stopped attacking the mobile phone and stopped toileting inside. But the best bit is that we have claimed our bed back! Harrison no longer feels like he needs to be next to us 100% of the time, and can now enjoy his own space and has become a huge fan of his doggy bed. Now when we get home we enjoy spending time with Harrison now that he is so well behaved. Your advice has helped us tremendously and I truly believe that Harrison is a much happier dog.” Kind regards, Matt and Alison – NZ
Thank you Dan, for really showing how to become the pack leader with the five golden rules.
Other methods I’ve followed highly stress being the pack leader but do not show how. Doris – Hawaii
Everything was spiralling out of control…
I felt like everything was spiralling out of control and that Bensen our large German Shepherd was the one making the rules. But since the training started Bensen has improved considerably & is growing up to be a really lovely dog. He does not chase the chickens anymore & has calmed down a lot. We have put a barrier up in the doorway to stop the chickens coming in as Bensen just ignores them as they walk past him into the house to eat the cat food! He comes every time I call him & has stopped jumping up. We would highly recommend you to anyone who is having problems with their dog. Regards, Sue and Scott Tindale – NZ
Hi Dan from China!
There are local dog trainers here, including an expat (who doesn’t speak Chinese) dog trainer who want to collaborate with me. I actually asked them for help more than two years ago, but they kind of ignored me. Anyhow, nice enough people. But I’m really not that impressed yet. Unlike you, they don’t really share anything with anyone until somebody’s forked over a significant amount of money. I’ve already used your techniques with two dogs they both said were “very aggressive!” “bit both of us repeatedly!”. I’m no dog whisperer, but in both cases, I used your techniques with both dogs, and not only did they not bit me, but were licking me gently all over the face within the first 30 minutes of seeing them. In both cases, the dogs were clearly stressed from being in a cage and with no one around them giving them a clear sense of who their leader or friend was. In both cases, I did some exercise first – leashed and went for a run with them, then segued into several minute bursts of stop-start-change direction. After 20 minutes, the only danger to me was being licked to death. Anyhow, if it helps adoptions, I will do some events or classes with local trainers, but I already feel pretty committed to getting something happening with Doggy Dan, and working as quickly toward that as possible. Chris – China
Having spent a small fortune on other trainers…
Both Maggie and Milo came to us very much second hand – in fact Maggie was 4th hand by her 2nd birthday, so both brought with them a lot of baggage and damage from their previous homes and some very mixed messages training wise. Maggie, a Lab Rottie cross, perpetual barker, scrapper and overly anxious dog with an incredible need to foist her 45kg frame on top of us at all times had become quite intolerable and was in desperate need of learning how to become independent and self confident in her very muddled world. We were recommended Doggy Dan by the rescue shelter who said both dogs would benefit enormously from training. Having spent a small fortune on other trainers we had pretty much resigned ourselves to having to manage ‘problem pooches’ for the forseeable future. The day we started applying Doggy Dan’s method was the day things changed. A 2 hour session and Maggie had stopped her paw biting and her anxiety levels had subsided. For the first time she took a deep sigh and was content to lie on the floor away from us – the back flips performed at feeding time gave way to gentle seated waiting and we now enjoy being able to sit on the sofa without a 45kg dog sitting on our feet, spilling drinks by her incessant pawing. Maggie was transformed overnight and a couple of months down the track we are continuing our new routines to benefit the entire household and Miss Maggie. Regards, Louise Brooks – NZ
Just a few simple pointers was all it took…
Thanks to Dan, my 6 year old Alsatian Astrid and I have more fun on our outings. Just a few simple pointers on how best to let Astrid know who is in control was all it took. This easy and gentle approach has given my beautiful dog and I more confidence in each other. The choice to maintain this happy situation, is entirely mine, a little self disciple has been a wonderful lesson for us both! Warm regards, Tina & Astrid – NZ