Dogs behaving badly can certainly be a pain. They put visitors on edge, and, if you own such a dog, make you very unpopular with the neighbors. I recently came across some training material that I’m sure will make all this a distant memory.
Several years ago we traveled from Broken Hill to Adelaide as a family to collect a tan-colored Dachshund as a birthday present for my little brother. We were also given plenty of encouraging advice and a handbook on how to train the dog whom we called Rusty. Rusty the Dash-hound was the title of a book my brother had been reading.
Our little dog grew into the most lovable well behaved dog you could wish for and never got fat.
Well actually she did, on occasion, get the toilet paper from the outside toilet and paper the back lawn with it. It made dad mad, but I just thought it was funny.
Rusty was a very sweet-natured dog, but I know there are many badly behaved dogs out there, and a lot of this stems from the fact that they are bored.
Adrienne Farricelli the young woman who created the program I’m talking about here uses many of the techniques we used with Rusty and says her aim is to develop your dog’s “Hidden Intelligence”, to eliminate bad behavior and create a well-behaved dog that everybody loves… almost everybody.
Of these, Adrienne has many. She is a professional CPDT-KA certified dog trainer and lives with her husband and two Rottweillers in Arizona, and clearly loves what she does. She has a program she says took ten years, and tens of thousands of dollars to perfect. She also claims her techniques will bring about change for the better quickly.
She uses a lot of videos and what she does in these videos with dogs that are clearly not Rottweillers is very impressive indeed. Her online brochure runs around 3,400 words – a rather lengthy presentation – so my purpose here is to give you the highlights with some insights of my own.
The following clip includes a clever dog training trick, and as you will see, success comes very quickly.
All of the dog training articles I’ve read say it’s best to begin training as early as possible, that’s what we did with Rusty.
It was interesting and fun.
If your reading this however I guess it was not exactly what happened with your dog and you don’t anticipate some celebrity TV vet to drop around anytime soon. And, quite possibly, being on TV is the last thing you want.
So, how does your dog behave badly
Does your four-legged “friend”
- Refuse to listen to you
- Bark a lot causing great annoyance
- Take you for a walk instead of the other way round
- Turn into a dog version of The Hulk
- Chew up the furniture or your brand new wetsuit
- Try to dig up the swimming pool (I know a German Shepherd that did)
- Jump up leave paw prints on your clothes and try to lick your face
- Find new and unusual ways to frustrate you
- Make you regret getting it in the first place
- Need some cheese to go with all that whine
- Get freaked out in a thunderstorm
- Seem to be in great need of some valium
- Not love you anymore
- Make your life a nightmare
Well, fear not because Adrienne says that none of these will be a problem if you purchase her course which will only cost you $47 with a 100% money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied, during the free trial period (which appears to be 60 days).
The course is called ‘Brain Training For Dogs’.
For a short time, Adrienne is throwing in quite a few bonus packages.
Why this package?
I particularly liked the video presentations, where you can see just how quickly the results manifest.
Adrienne uses praise and reward, the same way we did with Rusty. Also, she really does seem to cover everything. The course has many interesting games and tricks you can use and takes you far beyond basic obedience training.
This is how she describes what’s in the first module (there are 7 in all).
This is the foundation for the whole course. Here your dog will learn how to tap into his awesome brain power to become super obedient to your every command. Inside you will discover the following…
- How to ‘Target Train’ your dog so he/she keeps their attention on you. (You can even use ‘targeting’ to get your dog to open doors, ring bells or turn off lights).
- The ‘magic little way’ to get your dog to look into your eyes so the communication is strong as a foundation for super obedience.
- A very simple ‘airplane game’ to get your dog looking into your eyes and paying attention to you as the source of reward and pleasure.
Adrienne Farricelli’s Achievements
- She has featured in USA Today and Every Dog magazine.
- Contributed to eHow and All Experts.
- Helped thousands of struggling dog owners all over the world.
- Run a successful cage-less board and train company.
- Provided training to service dogs for military veterans.
The boarding school sounds interesting. I went to boarding school, I didn’t like it at first. It took me a whole year to fit in with the other dogs, so to speak. They had started in year seven, and I joined them in year nine. After that initial year, I liked it, but I sure did miss Rusty.
Adrienne claims to be using all the latest methods heavily researched by Harvard and other leading universities.
The number of books and DVDs you get for your $47 is most impressive. I get the impression that this offer is available only for a limited time because previously it was significantly more expensive ($97) and she is throwing in some bonuses. My current living arrangement doesn’t allow pets but if ever I got myself a dog in the future I’d love to try out this intriguing package.
Adrienne assures us that hiring a professional dog trainer would probably cost you $350 an hour.
In her brochure, Adrienne gets many ringing endorsements, many of them from professional animal trainers.
I hope I captured your interest and I hope you enjoyed this article.
I wish you all the best of success, I know from experience that a dog can be a great companion. Rusty and I had a lot of fun. It was heartbreaking when in the end she hurt her back jumping 3ft from one level of the garden down to the next. That was a sad Christmas.
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Thank you for reading.