Finding out about choosing a dog trainer is a lot like finding out about dating in high school—the quiet, unseen, reserved ones were always in the running from the start. Not much has changed, actually.
Your dog’s stress level quick check:
- If your dog barks a lot, send him to me.
- If your dog’s bark is a squeak, send him to me.
- If your dog is hyper-attentive to sounds, send her to me.
- If your dog’s nose is warm and dry, send him to me.
- If your dog’s mouth is almost always closed, send her to me.
- If your dog isn’t asleep most of the time, send ’em here.
- If your dog is jumpy, send her to me.
- If your dog jumps up on people, send him to me.
- If your dog explodes on the leash around dogs, send ’em here.
- If your dog explodes on the leash near people, send him here.
- If your dog usually leans up against furniture and walls, time to send her to me.
Humans learning Jax’s communications.
Jax’s eyelids go down before his head goes down.
Bernie learning to be calm again.
Every DOuGTrainer client can learn to do this.
Your dog isn’t calm? It’s aggressive? Destroys things? Barks? Pulls the leash? Nips? Bites? Lunges? Runs out the door? Anything else you can think of? Add it to your list. You’re positive it’s your dog that has the problem. Read on.
“I’ll show you how to wait patiently enough and long enough to trigger their submission: Nature’s submission. You’ll never force your dominance over them, yet your now calm, balanced dog lets you dominate them, and they like it. Yes, they want you to dominate them, but not until they’re ready.”
“That’s what you want. Nature always wins. You learn to get Nature to let you win.”—The DOuG Trainer
It’s Just Leadership.
No aggression. No e-collars. No clickers. No treats. It’s not about the dog: it’s almost never about the dog.
It’s about you. It’s all about training. It looks like it’s about dog training, and most people seem to think it’s about dog training, but that’s just not what really happens. It’s about people training.
If you’re willing to do anything and everything to get to where you need to be to be your dog’s leader, then it’s very likely that The DOuG Trainer, or any dog trainer, can help. There’s no magic button that changes your dog’s behavior. Surprisingly, learning about your dog makes you learn a lot about yourself. Your dog is your mirror.
You’ll learn about you and your dog’s temperament. Hopefully, you’re excited about calling The DOuG Trainer and you can’t wait until he shows up at your doorstep to help you with you and your favorite companion. It’s the attitude of a leader: leaders look at and learn about themselves, and in the process, they learn they can help others.
Your dog picks up on your behaviors and responds to them moment-by-moment. If your behavior says that you’re not leading, your dog’s natural programming, like a computer, will trigger him to take over.
Lead or Follow?
Dog’s aren’t humans. They’re programmed to lead, but if there’s a stronger leader, they’re programmed to follow. If that leader is suddenly missing, they’re programmed to lead. It’s Nature’s pendulum swing, and She does it in real time. It’s always changing. It never stops.
Dog’s behaviors are black and white—lead or follow. If you’re not leading, they lead. If they’re leading, then you’re their follower: you don’t want that.
Be a patient leader. Don’t get angry—anger doesn’t work. As you change, your dog’s behaviors change. It’s science. You have no idea how good it can get for both you and your dog! You are the source of the good—not your dog.
It’s easy, but it’s hard; it’s hard, but it’s easy. The first time is always the hardest and usually takes the longest. That’s generally true for you and your dog. Your dog gets it immediately. The human takes a bit longer!
It’s about being a calm, patient leader—calm patience always wins. Your dog will sense that, she’ll detect when you’re expressing that and living that, and your calm patience will trigger Nature’s triggers to submit.
Submission is her job. Submission is the job you give her when you act calmly and patiently. Dogs like that; dogs want that. She has to know that she’s safe, protected, taken care of, and has a leader who’s consistently calm and patient. You win through being calm and patient. She wins when you’re being calm and patient, and an upward spiral starts that continues to get better and better as you both move forward, and grow, and learn about each other.
Positive, non-aggressive, mobile training, is usually provided at your home for your convenience, in Henderson, Las Vegas, and anywhere around the world—I train live, across the globe, through remote video, using Google Duo. Contact The DOuGTrainer at , choose Contact from the menu, or go to the Contact page.