24th June 13:49
Old dog afraid of storms
That's normal progression. It keeps gettin worse, in most cases.
Yeah. Phobias are LEARNED. They're caused by mishandling.
There lots of things you can do to CURE phobias nearly instantly,
like The Puppy Wizard's Surrogate Toy Separation Anxiety / Bed
Time Calming Technique. You don't have to reserve it only for
separation and beddie byes.
"Just Want To Second Jerry's Method For
Dealing With This (Destructive Separation
Anxiety). I've Suggested It To Quite A Few
Clients Now And It's Worked 'EVERY TIME
The Very First Time' "- marilyn, Trainer, 33 Years Experience.
Yeah. His stress will cause deathly health conditions as
most of HOWER DOG LOVER'S DOG'S GOT. Ask
professor SCRUFF SHAKE or matty or dippy deb or
gwen honey or jag795 or cHOWENTLESS other dog
abusers here, what conditions their dogs are DYING FROM.
The Puppy Wizard "just sez NO!" to drugs. Not that there's
no place for drug therapy, but that there's MAJOR problems
with their ineffective / inapupriate administration and long term
effects on behavior modification and DIS-EASE.
IOW, takin a drug to mask the stressors that are KILLIN your
dogs is like takin a asprin for the pain in the butt from settin
a tack. That's HOWE COME dogs have OCD behaviors and
typical temperament and health problems called The Puppy Wizard's SYNDROME.
No. It APPEARED to work. It didn't solve nuthin.
Yeah. And it will likeWIZE generalize to any WON or MOORE
of a plethora of degenerative and auto immune DIS-EASES
as articulated in The Puppy Wizard's SYNDROME.
Your dog hasn't got a full fleded case YET.
Well, druggin this phobia is kinda like gettin a
guy drunk and then robin an beatin him figgerin
he ain't gonna remember it anyHOWE. The
FEAR still exists, the animal simply can't respond
to it as he ordinarily would cause he's either asleep
or befuddled. When the drug wears off, the memory
of the "beatin" is still there unless the guy is so "drunk"
that he can't remember. The fear's the same same,
even if the guy can't remember the beatin and didn't
feel the blows cause he can feel them NHOWE.
Physical attention or contact will reinforce the fear.
Think of each attack as a real psychological trauma.
Then think of post traumatic stress disorder and other
psychosis as a predictable result for a certain % of critters.
Yeah. The same same same same happens to some dogs
just for being crated. They can't control themself when they're
afraid that they can't escape their fears, like maybe not being
able to get to food water and a relief area. Those are reasonable
fears to a child dog or man. HOWE can we overlook and deny the
same same same same in HOWER critters?
That's only helpful if you want to avoid cleaning up.
If you want to relieve the pup of his PHOBIA, you've
got to work HOWET a disciplined approach and follow
the proven effective techniques to achieve the predictable
result of appupriate handling and conditioning.
The advice to make the dog wear a tee shirt may help some
dogs, especially those who are generally nervHOWES. It's
intended to do what we don't want to do using physical contact
in non physical conditioning.
HOWE it works is by flooding the dog with sensation and lettin
him get comfortable being overly stimulated, thereby learning
HOWE to control his anxiety in general. There's lots of merit
to it despite its low % of success judging by the reports. It's
not likely to cause further problems if it fails to work.
Of curse, what the reports do not say is HOWE the critters
were handled in general at the time the tee shirt was used
and if there was any training / conditioning routine followed.
Chris Williams writes:
"The FREE Wits' End Dog Training Method manual
I do find valuable. Much of it I recognize as what
I've always done without thinking of it as "training".
New stuff, I've used. His anchoring technique erased
the last of Mac's fireworks trauma,"
From: Chris Williams (email@example.com)
Subject: Re: Thank you Jerry Howe
Date: 2002-03-26 08:16:19 PST
Engrossing account, Anthony. Our best to Angel
and your family.
A friend, who socializes the kittens I've taken
from a feral cat colony, is using the DDR.
She reports far fewer panic problems than
she's had before.
Subj: Fear of Thunder
Date: 6/29/02 6:07:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time
I hope you'll be able to post this message so more people who
are at their wit's end will be able to help their dogs.
Our puppy was uncomfortable during thunder
storms. At the beginning of the problem, she
paced restlessly from room to room. She
couldn't settle and sleep.
From there the problem grew. She would run
to the far southeast corner of the house (which
makes sense because most storms here come
from the northwest) and she'd cower in the
corner of the couch and shake.
!st attempt to help her:
I'd pick her up, brush and massage her (call
me a nut - I've sung to her when I've done her
daily brushing since she was tiny so of course
I sang too) and when she relaxed, I'd put her
in her crate. She then slept and I thought the
problem was solved.
We were out in the park playing with one of
her doggy friends when it began to rain. On
the way home, there was the loudest, longest,
thunder clap I've ever heard. From that day on,
the problem got worse and worse. I couldn't
calm her with singing and massage. The fear
spread. She wouldn't go out if it was raining.
No thunder, just gently summer rain, and she
wouldn't go out.
I surfed the net and came across a free manual
Wit's End Dog Training Method and a product
called Doggy Do Right that seemed better than
anything else I came across.
A phone call to Jerry Howe, author of the manual
and Director of Research, Biosound Scientific,
convince me to try both the manual and the product.
I followed Jerry's suggestions (more phone calls -
he is most generous with his time and advice). The
first two thunder storms my puppy was restless but
not running around in a blind panic. The third storm,
she barked her deep, stranger danger bark after each
clap of thunder. The fourth storm, she seemed uneasy
at first. Soon she was asleep at my feet and she napped
through the rest of the storm. A miracle. I am endlessly
grateful to Jerry for his manual and his machine.
A word about Doggy Do Right. It is odd to buy
a machine that emits a sound I cannot hear.
I took the chance because Jerry offered a full
refund including shipping. Though I heard
nothing, my puppy clearly did. When I first
turned on the machine, she got the cutest,
most quizzical look on her face.
She looked at me as if to say: "What's that?
I never heard that before." She looks at the
machine when it is on. She rests on the floor
beneath it. It is obvious from her behavior
that she is aware of its cycles.
Thank you Jerry.
Here's HOWE The Puppy Wizard takes care of BUSINESS:
"Nevyn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com. ..
Fear Of Thunder & Pronged Choke Collars
Subject: Fear Of Thunder & Pronged Choke Collars
Here's the deal on pulling on leash and phobias like fear of
I've been trying to get you to understand the intricacies and
dynamics of dog behavior. There are a few people who have
learned and benefited by what I've been teaching here. For
the vast majority, this has been an effort in futility, but I knew
all that before I started. That's WHY I'm here...
Fasten your seat belts, and prepare to take a quantum leap
into awareness, LIKE IT OR NOT.
Look at the people we know here, with dogs who
demonstrate a fear of thunder. MOST of those folks are
dominance trainers who rely on pronged or choke collars
to force control over their dogs' behavior.
Why do I say there is a correlation between dominant
trainers, pronged or choke collars, and fear of thunder?
BECAUSE THAT IS A FACT. The dominance and pronged
choke collar crowd rely on FEAR and FORCE to dominate
and control the dog...
The AMOUNT of FORCE APPLIED to the collar is NOT the ''BAD GUY."
ANY amount of force, JUST THE FACT the dog is wearing a
pronged or choke collar, is the culprit, and THAT is what is
responsible for the dog NOT being SELF CONFIDENT, and
therefore he is NOT ABLE to cope with STRESSORS they
cannot understand, like separation, fireworks, and thunder.
CONFIDENT dogs do not react with undue fear to loud
noises and unusual cir***stances, because they have
developed confidence in themselves through the appropriate
leadership of their handler.
Where does the pronged choke collar and dominance enter
When we totally subordinate our dogs, they rely on US, and
NOT THEMSELVES, to assume control in ANY situation.
The dog has NEVER LEARNED SELF CONTROL, and
hence, they lack SELF-CONFIDENCE.
This is what happens when a thunder storm approaches.
The POWERFUL leader is NOT ENFORCING CONTROL
over the situation, and now the dog is relying on himself. The
CONFIDENCE is TOTALLY wrapped up in the
relationship of accepting MORE FEAR and FORCE, to
override his natural instinctive, reflexive behaviors.
THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS EVERY TIME THE PRONGED
CHOKE COLLAR is applied. FEAR of the prongs
OVERRIDES the natural response of POSITIVE
THIGMOTAXIS, and causes the dog to emotionally collapse
YOU are RESPONSIBLE for MAINTAINING and
INCREASING your dog's PHOBIAS, like SEPARATION,
STRANGERS, and THUNDER...
PEOPLE! LISTEN TO ME!
USE this INFORMATION to wean yourself away from the
STANDARD, ACCEPTED, JERKING and CHOKING, and
SHOCKING, and give YOURSELF the ABILITY and
CONFIDENCE to INSTILL SELF-CONFIDENCE in your dog...
You can get all the information you need to properly handle
and train your dog using non force, non confrontational,
scientific and psychological behavior modification and
conditioning techniques, from The Puppy Wizard's FREE
Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual.
"I know that most men, including those at ease with
problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept
even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would
oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they
have delighted in explaining to colleagues, proudly
taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by
thread, into the fabric of their lives."
Is it any wonder that the following sig file has generated
more complaints to my personal email than any other
controversial post I have made to date, bar none?:
If you have to do things to your dog to train him that you
would rather not have to do, then you shouldn't be doing
them. If you have a dog trainer who tells you to jerk your
dog around, choke him, pinch his ears, or twist his toes,
shock, shake, slap, scold, hit, chin cuff, scruff shake or
punish your dog in any manner, that corrections
are appropriate, that the dog won't think of you as the
punisher, or that corrections are not harmful, or if they
can't train your dog to do what you want, look for a
trainer that knows HOWE.
Director of Research,
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Nature, to be mastered, must be obeyed.
There are terrible people who, instead of solving a
problem, bungle it and make it more difficult for all who
come after. Who ever can't hit the nail on the head
should, please, not hit at all.
The abilities to think, rationalize and solve problems are
The Wits' End Dog Training Method challenges the learning
centers in the dogs brain. These centers, once challenged,
develop and continue to grow to make him smarter.
The Wits' End Dog Training method capitalizes on
praising split seconds of canine thought, strategy, and
timing, not mindless hours of forced repetition, constant
corrections, and scolding.
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