* If You Refuse to Use Treats… you are on your own.
* If You Hate Group Classes… you are on your own.
* If Your Dog is Protective… you are on your own.
FACT: That is What You Are Up Against When You Enroll in ANY PetSmart or Petco.
Pet Store Trainers Are Usually Young, Inexperienced and Hobbyist!!
8 out of 10 of our clients have tried Petsmart or Petco and failed miserably.
Here’s What Will Shock You:
You’ll find it challenging to drag your entire family there.
The trainers rarely work with stubborn/overprotective dogs.
They hate dogs that whine, bark or act super hyper.
They rely heavily on the use of treats to train your dog.
It Gets Worse; Wayyyyyyyy W-O-R-S-E !!!
Even their advanced class doesn’t get you a fully off-leash trained dog.
You’ll end up with a dog that listens in the class, but hardly at home.
They hate educating you about the use of different training tools, yet they sell it all from choke chains, pinch collars to even shock collars in a locked cabinet.
Their trainers are just employees of the store who on two nights out of the week teach dog training classes, and the next, they are working the cashier or straightening up the aisles. Don’t forget taking care of that spill on aisle F U.
The trainer, if not some youngster, will most likely be a butch lady that could probably beat your man in arm wrestling. Lol
Back to their training philosophy: They will ask you NOT to feed your dog that day. That’s right; you’ll spend lots of money on different treats. I have two words for ya: Explosive Diarrhea!
If you can’t get your dog’s attention when around other dogs, then they’ll suggest that you stop feeding your dog two days before. If that doesn’t work, try hot dogs, if your dog doesn’t care for that, try steak, sushi, caviar…you get the idea.
Folks, you can bribe your dog yourself. You don’t need to follow TJ or anybody else’s advice to give your dog treats just for being alive and call it “dog training.”
REALITY CHECK: Would you still work for your company if they stopped paying you? Then how can you expect the same from your dog? And when you think about it, your dog should sit, stay or lie down because you said so and not because he’s going to get a treat. It’s the same mentality and principle we apply to raising kids.
How Much Should You Pay for Dog Training?
(PetSmart Claims They’ll Do it For 110 Bucks!)
It’s common knowledge that private sessions with a top expert of ANY field will cost you more. After all, you DO get what you pay for. But think about this for a minute: What does is it really mean when we choose to pay more for something, someone, or a service? As Dr. Phil would say, “This can’t be your first rodeo.” So I’ll assume you know what I’m talking about here.
Now, Doesn’t “Expensive” Usually Get You:
The Very Best
The Highly Skilled
A True Pro
Years of Experience
Peace of Mind
And maybe even: luxury, reliability, durable, efficiency, warranty, the rarest, the cleanest, the healthiest, the tastiest, the newest, the fastest, the strongest, the smartest, much comfortable, much safer, much bigger, more, the most-admired or that WOW Factor? How about from top medical treatment to top VIP treatment?
Let’s face it; real life isn’t like e bay, secondhand store, or a garage sale where you can always bargain or find killer deals. Sadly, not everything is on sale everywhere and every time. So you probably guessed what’s coming next by now: The same rule applies when it comes to Getting Your Dog Trained by a Real PRO!
Bottom line, when people pay top money, they automatically expect to GET top dog training. Going out of your way to get the early-bird special in some park or your local pet store will NOT get you top dog training.
Now, I know in some chatroom or on Facebook some of these pet store trainers’ hackles are up and they are calling me a liar.
But hey, don’t prove it to me. Prove it to yourself that ANY pet store training will do. Don’t forget. You want efficient and long-term results! Again, don’t take our word for it. Research every one of these facts for yourself.
Using Treats + Extreme Spoiling = A Half-Trained Stubborn Dog
!!! Stupid Mistakes that “Real Pros” NEVER EVER Make !!!
Mistake #1: Hitting, yelling, hanging or slamming your dog on its back to make him listen or submit.
(Hint: You want your dog to respect you and NEVER fear you.)
Mistake #2: Relying heavily on the use of treats instead of your praise and technique. For example, give the poor dog his food, for God’s sake. Nobody’s asking you to do bunch of tricks or jump through hoops before feeding you. Plus, he’s really putting on a show for his food and NOT for you.
Hint: You’ll be far more effective if you give your dog treats at the very END of your training sessions and not before each command. Treat or not treat, your dog should Sit, Stay or Lie Down for you and because you said so and not because he sees/smells chicken in your hand.
Mistake #3: Just plain refusing to say “NO” to your dog and instead, correcting it with funny terms and noises like: Uh, Uh-Uh, or worse of all, barking or growling at your dog to make your point. Hmm… now, who’s the animal here?
Mistake #4: Turning your back to your dog when he is jumping up on you or when he is in the middle of body-slamming your visitors or the poor kids. Folks, by doing so, all you are teaching the dog is to keep humping your back, keep jumping on your guests, keep knocking down the poor kids, and to get your back all dirty and scratched up. (So in a way, you are encouraging your dog to NOT sniff your crotch, but rather shove that wet and cold nose up your tush.)
How’s that working for out you???
PetSmart Dog Trainers, Petco and Clicker Dog Training recommend these techniques. That explains why 8 out of 10 of our clients have already tried a pet store class and failed miserably.
Mistake #5: Yelping or whimpering like a hurt or scared puppy to stop your dog’s play-biting and mouthing at your hands and feet. That is mimicking a weaker or a beta dog. Your dog will see you as a giant, warm and animated squeak toy. ‘No bite’ simply means—NO BITE—every time and your dog should respect that no matter who says it!
FACT: 97% of All Pet Store Trainers Struggle When it Comes to…
Getting Your Dog to Listen Without Constantly Bribing it with Lots of Treats
Complete Off-leash Control of Your Dog – Because it Sucks to Have that Doubt
Overprotectiveness w/ Dogs, People, Your Cat or Even Towards You and Your Family…
Consider These Facts Before Trying ANY Pet Store Trainer!!
How Can Any Group Class Help You with Your Dog’s:
Chasing and Terrorizing Your Poor Cat
Marking Inappropriately or to Get it House Trained
Overprotectiveness Toward Men, Kids or Your Other Dog
Attacking and Barking at the Fence Trying to Fight/Scare Other Dogs
Effective Training Doesn’t Require You…
Raising Your Voice, Repeating Your Dog’s Name or Snapping Your Finger
Nagging Him to Look at You. Your Dog Should “Listen” to You Regardless
Getting Physical/Abusive – NO Need to Swat, Hit or Slam Your Dog on its Back