Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He also trains dogs, mostly large breeds and those that suffer from aggression problems.
The majority of dogs I have seen suffering from aggression issues were poorly socialized during the sensitive socialization period, or, worse yet, they were not socialized at all.
I have seen many Rottweilers left inside until after 16 weeks of age because the owners were worried about their possible susceptibility to the Parvo virus. In recent years, I have seen the same thing with pitbulls, and in the region I live in, some Fila Brasileiros are never let outside of their yards.
What is the only possible way that you can help these dogs? They need to get out and be exposed to new sights and sounds. The more they are taken out, the more likely they are able to get over their shyness and aggression. If you have chosen to work with an aggressive dog, however, there are some special precautions you need to take.
When walking him outside, around other pets or people, your dog should be muzzled if you cannot be 100% sure of your control. The muzzle needs to be secure but should be of the “basket” type to allow him to breathe comfortably.
Also make sure you always use two leashes when walking your dog. The second leash should be of the “slip” type, and even if you do not use it to control the dog, it should be kept attached to your left wrist. The main leash should be held in the right hand at all times. If the main leash breaks, your dog will still be under control.
Take as much time training the dog in a confined area as is necessary. I am a fan of hand signals and expect all dogs I work with to respond to both oral and visual cues; dogs should learn all basic commands like sit, down, stay, and come. All aggressive come 100% of the time before being taken for a walk.
It is also a good idea to spend some time teaching the aggressive dog a safety word before he is ever walked outside of a confined area. There are no guarantees when working with dogs, but if trained properly, this word will give you the best chance of calling your dog when he is in an aggressive mode.
Things to Do Before Walking an Aggressive Dog
Attach two leashes
Use a basket muzzle
Practice/review all obedience commands
Teach a safety word
The Safety Word
What is a safety word?
A safety word is a special command that you can use when calling your dog. It is similar to the “come” command, but unlike that word, it is rarely spoken during a normal session.
I use the safety word “touch.” When the dog hears this word and sees the hand command, he knows that he needs to come close to me and place his muzzle against my hand. I give the treat every single time, but only at that time.
If your dog responds to treats, the best way to teach a safety word is to say the command, give the hand signal, and give a treat every single time you call the dog with his safety word.
How was the safety word developed?
The first safety word that I am aware of was used when training seeing eye dogs for the blind. The word “touch” was given and the dog learned to place his muzzle against the blind person´s fingers. Even if the person could not see the dog when called, the touch allowed them to know exactly where the dog was at.
Using the safety word with an aggressive dog is different. When the dog is calm, he should be so accustomed to hearing the word that if he lunges, either at a person or another dog, the “touch” command should call him back and allow you to regain control.
Training the Aggressive Dog
Teaching and using the safety word
When the aggressive dog is in his enclosed yard and going through his regular obedience training, start using the safety word. Every time you use the word, give him a special treat—do not give a treat erratically, like you would with most other commands.
Practice the safety word several times during the session, but always with the dog on a leash. The dog should never learn that it is okay to ignore this command.
When you take the dog out for his first socialization session, use the safety word even when you do not need it. (This is so that both of you will remember to use it.)
Is teaching a safety word enough to control an aggressive dog?
Not at all. All dogs, especially aggressive animals, need to be taught all basic obedience commands. As part of your obedience training, a safety word should be taught so that it is available in times of emergency.
Even though it is not enough, training your aggressive dog to reply to a safety word should be an important part of his total obedience training. If you obedience train your dog but are still not able to control him, please seek professional assistance.
If he ends up biting a person or attacking another dog, he may end up being killed by your local judge. Prevent that by teaching him a safety word.
More About Aggressive Dogs
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All dogs should be taught to obey hand signals. Make sure that hand signals are part of the normal routine when working with your aggressive dog.
Questions & Answers
Question: My two-year-old pitbull is aggressive when people are walking towards me. What can I do?
Answer: There are several things you can try. The first would be to put your dog in a sit-down position everytime someone approaches. I realize you cannot do this if you're walking in a busy area. The second is to practice avoidance, but again this may not be possible where you are walking. You can also have people you know walk towards you and toss the dog a very good treat so that he sees strangers coming towards you as less threatening. This takes a lot of time, and you need to have a lot of friends that the dog does not know, but you have the best chance of him getting over this with this technique. If you want to do more reading on these training methods, I have an article at https://hubpages.com/dogs/dog-to-dog-aggression, but it is mostly about dog-to-dog aggression, which is what I see most commonly.
No matter what you do, your dog might get away from you someday, and if he bites someone, the authorities will take him away and may even decide to kill him. To avoid problems always walk him with a muzzle. Keep him in a good harness so that he cannot take off on his own.
© 2014 Dr Mark
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 07, 2018:
An ACD (blue heeler) needs to be taught bite inhibition from the beginning. Keeping the dog muzzled all of the time is not the answer. It will just make him resent the muzzle and he will be harder to work with. Most of these dogs are not suited for an urban or suburban lifestyle but many people do not realize how much exercise is needed.
Since a 9 year old child is involved, I recommend that your daughter consult with her regular vet and find an animal behaviorist. The behaviorist can tell her what she needs to do to calm the dog down. If she is reluctant, tell her that the girls life and future are at stake. If the dog gets excited and bites her in the face, leaving scars, her life is going to be ruined.
Susan Barrett on June 07, 2018:
My daughter has an a9yr old girl and they have a blue heeler dominant male of 1yr old. I am concerned that the dog will seriously bite her as I have just spent a few days babysitting and have found him to be aggressive and bites and drew blood on my husband and I have found I can control him only if I spray him in face with watered down citronella. I think the dog should have a muzzle at times And needs more training. He is strong and wilful ? Please help
Eileen Hughes from Northam Western Australia on January 25, 2017:
Good tips although obedience training is a great help to both the owners and dogs. They will correct some of the handlers problems in the correct ways of training their dog. Voice commands need to be spoken correctly too, that way the dog learn more from the tone of your voice.
Snuggleme on February 13, 2015:
Hello! Our apt. has changed rules... and we will need to re-home our female heeler. I've read most of these post and it scares me that it will be hard to rehome her as she has all the work qualities of a great heeler and would need an experienced handler. My heart is broken and scared as she glares into my eyes wanting to play and learn. Even if I find a responsible person who will take over; I worry. We invested into her but that doesn't even matter if I find someone who will love her and rehabilitate her to their life. PLEASE HELP IF YOU HAVE ANY OUTLETS.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on October 05, 2014:
Ha! Exactly, I think it is always me that needs more training, not my dogs. I hope things go great with your Min Pin.
Mary Craig from New York on October 05, 2014:
I read your hub on hand signals but think this one is more helpful. I'm not sure who needs the training, him or me.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on October 02, 2014:
Thanks, the touch command sounds perfect for him. I have a hub on training with hand signals, too, so if you want to spend some more time training him, so that he is easier to work with on a leash, you might want to look at that.
I hope things go well for you. Drop me another comment if I can be of any help.
Mary Craig from New York on October 02, 2014:
Great advice Dr. Mark. My Min Pin is normally laid back with any dog that comes to our house. Put him on a leash and he thinks he's a pitbull. The hair on his back stands up, he growls and pulls. Not a pretty site.
The only hand signal he's been taught is for "down" which he learned in puppy kindergarten. Raising your hand above your head you give the down command, he does it well. The instructor said she used that signal because if your dog runs away and/or is across the street, he can see your hand in the air.
I digress. I will certainly start trying 'touch'.
Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 24, 2014:
I enjoy reading more about dogs and have read a many on HP. Dogs are such amazing pets. Your advice is helpful.
Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on September 10, 2014:
Great advice and I wish more people would take the time to train their dogs when necessary. It would prevent a lot of accidents, deaths and dogs from being euthanized due to their aggressiveness!
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on September 08, 2014:
Hi goatfury thanks for dropping by. Alexadry has great hubs on this site too, and there are some others by Shaddie, theophanes, Solaras, and Melissa Smith that you are sure to enjoy reading.
Andrew Smith from Richmond, VA on September 08, 2014:
Great stuff! I have foster dogs frequently at my house (we help rescue dogs as a part of a couple of different organizations). I appreciate the info.
Bob Bamberg on September 07, 2014:
We just finished a hot spell...a week of 90+ F and high humidity. Pretty uncomfortable, but I'll never complain. I'm just glad it's summer. Today was nice...mid 70's and sunny. I'd rather have the hazy, hot and humid weather all winter, too.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on September 07, 2014:
Thanks for stopping by! Winter is still here though--it was down in the 60s this evening. Can't wait for those warm days around Christmas.
Bob Bamberg on September 07, 2014:
Very helpful info, Doc. I wasn't familiar with the safety word concept. I'll share that with dog owners I talk to while in the various pet supply stores I service.
I envy you guys as your winter comes to an end in the coming weeks and ours creeps in. Already seeing signs...squirrels' tails are starting to get bushy and the Pats opened the season today...with a loss to Miami. Can't wait for Memorial Day!
Mouthing, Nipping and Play Biting in Adult Dogs
Most pet parents don’t enjoy dogs who bite, chew and mouth their hands, limbs or clothing during play and interaction. The jaws of an adult dog can cause significantly more pain than puppy teeth, and adult dogs can inadvertently cause injury while mouthing. Mouthing is often more difficult to suppress in adult dogs because adults aren’t as sensitive to our reactions as puppies are, and they’re usually more difficult to control physically because of their size.
Adult dogs who mouth people probably never learned not to do so during puppyhood. It’s likely that their human parents didn’t teach them how to be gentle or to chew toys instead.
Is It Playful Mouthing or Aggressive Behavior?
Most mouthing is normal dog behavior. But some dogs bite out of fear or frustration, and this type of biting can indicate problems with aggression. It’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between normal play mouthing and mouthing that precedes aggressive behavior. In most cases, a playful dog will have a relaxed body and face. His muzzle might look wrinkled, but you won’t see a lot of tension in his facial muscles. Playful mouthing is usually less painful than more serious, aggressive biting. Most of the time, an aggressive dog’s body will look stiff. He may wrinkle his muzzle and pull back his lips to expose his teeth. Serious, aggressive bites are usually quicker and more painful than those delivered during play.
If you suspect that your dog’s biting fits the description of aggressive behavior, please consult a qualified professional, such as a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB or ACAAB) or a board-certified veterinary behaviorist (Dip ACVB). If you can’t find a behaviorist in your area, you can seek help from a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT), but be sure that the trainer you choose is qualified to help you. Determine whether she or he has extensive education and experience successfully treating aggression, since this expertise isn’t required for CPDT certification. Please see our article, Finding Professional Behavior Help, to locate a behaviorist or a CPDT in your area.
How to Minimize Your Dog’s Mouthing and Nipping
Dogs spend a great deal of time playing, chewing and investigating objects. They also enjoy playing with people, of course. Puppies chew on our fingers and toes, and they investigate people’s bodies with their mouths and teeth. This kind of behavior may seem cute when your dog is seven weeks old, but it’s not so endearing when he’s two or three years old—and much bigger!
It’s important to help your dog learn to curb his mouthy behavior. There are various ways to teach this lesson, some better than others. The ultimate goal is to train your dog to stop mouthing and biting people altogether. However, the first and most important objective is to teach him that people have very sensitive skin, so he must be very gentle when using his mouth during play.
Bite Inhibition: Teach Your Dog to Be Gentle
Bite inhibition refers to a dog’s ability to control the force of his mouthing. A puppy or dog who hasn’t learned bite inhibition with people doesn’t recognize the sensitivity of human skin, so he bites too hard, even in play. Some behaviorists and trainers believe that a dog who has learned to use his mouth gently when interacting with people will be less likely to bite hard and break skin if he ever bites someone in a situation apart from play—like when he’s afraid or in pain.
Young dogs usually learn bite inhibition during play with other dogs. If you watch a group of dogs playing, you’ll see plenty of chasing, pouncing and wrestling. Dogs also bite each other all over. Every now and then, a dog will bite his playmate too hard. The victim of the painful bite yelps and usually stops playing. The offender is often taken aback by the yelp and also stops playing for a moment. However, pretty soon both playmates are back in the game. Through this kind of interaction, dogs learn to control the intensity of their bites so that no one gets hurt and the play can continue without interruption. If dogs can learn from each other how to be gentle, they can learn the same lesson from people.
When you play with your dog, let him mouth on your hands. Continue play until he bites especially hard. When he does, immediately give a high-pitched yelp, as if you’re hurt, and let your hand go limp. This should startle your dog and cause him to stop mouthing you, at least momentarily. (If yelping seems to have no effect, you can say “Too bad!” or “You blew it!” in a stern voice instead.) Praise your dog for stopping or for licking you. Then resume play. If your dog bites you hard again, yelp again. Repeat these steps no more than three times within a 15-minute period.
If you find that yelping alone doesn’t work, you can switch to a time-out procedure. Time-outs are often effective for curbing mouthy behavior in adolescent and adult dogs. When your dog delivers a hard bite, yelp loudly. Then, when he startles and turns to look at you or looks around, remove your hand. Either ignore him for 10 to 20 seconds or, if he starts mouthing on you again, get up and move away for 10 to 20 seconds. If necessary, leave the room. After the short time-out, return to your dog and encourage him to play with you again. It’s important to teach him that gentle play continues, but painful play stops. Play with your dog until he bites hard again. When he does, repeat the sequence above. When your dog isn’t delivering really hard bites anymore, you can tighten up your rules a little. Require your dog to be even gentler. Yelp and stop play in response to moderately hard bites. Persist with this process of yelping and then ignoring your dog or giving him a time-out for his hardest bites. As those disappear, do the same for his next-hardest bites, and so on, until your dog can play with your hands very gently, controlling the force of his mouthing so that you feel little or no pressure at all.
What to Do Next: Teach Your Dog That Teeth Don’t Belong on Human Skin
After you teach your dog to be gentle with his mouth, you can move on to the next step: teaching him to avoid mouthing people altogether. Try the following tips:
- Substitute a toy or chew bone when your dog tries to gnaw on fingers or toes.
- Dogs often mouth on people’s hands when stroked, patted and scratched. If your dog gets all riled up when you pet him, distract him by feeding him small treats from your other hand. This will help your dog get used to being touched without mouthing.
- Encourage noncontact forms of play, such as fetch and tug-of-war, rather than wrestling and rough play with your hands. Teaching your dog to play tug-of-war prepares him for dealing with arousal and frustration. To keep tug-of-war safe and fun for you and your dog, you’ll need to follow strict rules. Once your dog can play tug safely, keep tug toys in your pocket or in a place where you can easily access them. If he starts to mouth you, you can immediately redirect him to the tug toy. Ideally, he’ll start to anticipate and look for a toy when he feels like mouthing.
- Teach your dog impulse control with specific exercises such as sit, wait and leave it.
- If your dog bites at your feet and ankles, carry his favorite tug toy in your pocket. Whenever he ambushes you, instantly stop moving your feet. Take out the tug toy and wave it enticingly. When your dog grabs the toy, start moving again. If you don’t happen to have the toy available, just freeze and wait for your dog to stop mouthing you. The second he stops, praise and get a toy to reward him. Repeat these steps until your dog gets used to watching you move around without going after your feet.
- Provide plenty of interesting and new toys and things to chew so that your dog will play with them instead of gnawing on you or your clothing.
- Provide plenty of opportunities for your dog to play with other friendly, vaccinated dogs. He can expend a lot of his energy playing with them and have less need to play roughly with you.
- Use a time-out procedure, just like the one described above, but change the rules a little. Instead of giving your dog time-outs for hard biting, start to give him time-outs every time you feel his teeth touch your skin.
- The instant you feel your dog’s teeth touch you, give a high-pitched yelp. Then immediately walk away from him. Ignore him for 30 to 60 seconds. If your dog follows you or continues to bite and nip at you, leave the room for 30 to 60 seconds. (Be sure that the room is “dog-proofed” before you leave your dog alone in it. Don’t leave him in an area with things he might destroy or things that might hurt him.) After the brief time-out, return to the room and calmly resume whatever you were doing with your dog.
- Alternatively, you can keep a leash attached to your dog when you’re around to supervise him. Let the leash drag on the floor. Instead of leaving the room when your dog mouths you, you can immediately take hold of his leash and calmly lead him to a quiet area. When you get there, tether him to a heavy piece of furniture or put him behind a baby gate to confine him. Then leave the area or turn your back to your dog for the brief time-out. When the time-out is over, untie him or release him, and resume whatever you were doing.
- If a time-out isn’t viable or effective, consider using a taste deterrent. Spray the deterrent on areas of your body and clothing that your dog likes to mouth before you start interacting with him. If he mouths you or your clothing, stop moving and wait for him to react to the bad taste of the deterrent. Praise him lavishly when he lets go of you. Apply the deterrent to your body and clothes for at least two weeks. After two weeks of being punished by the bitter taste every time he mouths you, your dog will likely learn to inhibit his mouthy behavior.
- If your dog shows no reaction when you yelp, does not stop mouthing when you use time-out and isn’t deterred by bad tastes, another possibility is to make it unpleasant for him when he mouths. The following technique should only be used as a last resort—only if nothing else has worked. Carry a small can of peppermint or spearmint breath spray in your pocket so that it’s always handy. The instant your dog starts to mouth you, yell “Ouch!” and squirt a short burst of the breath spray directly into your dog’s mouth. He won’t like the taste, and he really won’t like the sensation of the spray. Your action should be swift and smooth. This tactic won’t work if it deteriorates into a wrestling match between you and your dog—and it definitely won’t work if your dog becomes aggressive or afraid of you. You should only need to use the spray a few times. If you’re uncomfortable using punishment and can’t implement it quickly and without struggling with your dog, it’s best to use the other procedures recommended here or seek professional help. (Please see our article, Finding Professional Behavior Help, to locate a qualified expert near you.)
- Because mouthing issues can be challenging to work with, don’t hesitate to enlist the help of a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT). A CPDT will offer group or private classes that can give you and your dog lots of assistance with mouthing. Please see our article, Finding Professional Behavior Help, to find a CPDT in your area.
- Avoid waving your fingers or toes in your dog’s face or slapping the sides of his face to entice him to play. Doing these things can actually encourage your dog to bite your hands and feet.
- Do not discourage your dog from playing with you in general. Play builds a strong bond between a dog and his human family. You want to teach your dog to play gently rather than not at all.
- Avoid jerking your hands or feet away from your dog when he mouths. Jerky movements might seem like a game to your dog and encourage him to jump forward and grab at you. It’s much more effective to let your hands or feet go limp so that they aren’t much fun to play with.
- Slapping or hitting dogs for playful mouthing can cause them to bite harder. They usually react by playing more aggressively. Physical punishment can also make your dog afraid of you—and it can even cause real aggression. Avoid scruff shaking, whacking your dog on the nose, sticking your fingers down his throat and all other punishments that might hurt or scare him.
How to Socialize an Aggressive Dog
Socializing a puppy is one of the best ways to create a happy, well-rounded, and sociable dog. But sometimes, for whatever reason, you miss out on that critical socialization period and your dog ends up with frustrating behavior issues or even becomes aggressive.
While it’s far easier to socialize a young puppy than an adult dog, don’t worry, there’s still hope! Not all is not lost with an aggressive adult dog. Let’s explore how to socialize an aggressive dog and why socialization is important (for puppies and adults alike).
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- 3 ways to teach your Golden Retriever not to take the kids or adults in the family as threats and bark or nip at them whenever they move or come close.
When you get our training course, you'll be able to transform your Golden Retriever into a friendly and lovable pet and it will finally become what you had always wanted it to be - an inseparable part of your family.
Your Golden Retriever will no longer embarrass you by being aggressive towards your friends, guests or their dogs
Do you feel stressed and panic when your Golden Retriever tries to lunge at or bite your friends and relatives when they visit your house?
Do you want to take your Golden Retriever with you when you visit your friends but are forced to leave your dog at home because you’re afraid that it’s going to make a scene?
Our training course will help you teach your Golden Retriever to remain calm when you have visitors and to happily welcome their dogs. You'll discover:
- How to condition your Golden Retriever's emotional reactions so that it never gets aggressive to the point of biting your guests or attacking their dogs.
Are you considering getting rid of your Golden Retriever or worse, putting it down, because it is constantly challenging your authority?
If your Golden Retriever is friendly and loving 90% of the time, but becomes stubborn and headstrong when you try to discipline it, our training course will help you:
- Discover the 7 things that you should do when your Golden Retriever bites you or bares its teeth and rants and raves unnecessarily.
The effective tips from our training course will help you turn your Golden Retriever from an unpredictable and occasionally vicious animal to a wonderful and gentle companion, so that you and your family will be able to keep your loyal, sweet-heart dog with you and not have to send it to the pound or to a shelter.
Has your Golden Retriever's territorial, possessive or food aggressive instincts recently escalated to an unacceptable level?
Even if your Golden Retriever has exhibited these characteristics for a long time, our training course will help you to permanently resolve these issues, and stop it from growling or biting like a madman.
- 5 critical steps that you must take to stop your Golden Retriever's food aggression if it has the habit of being too greedy or attempts to bite another person or animal whenever he or she gets too close to its food bowl.
Our effective training tips will help you train your Golden Retriever to be social, thereby transforming your home into a stress-free and comfortable place for everyone.
Worried about adopting a rescued Golden Retriever with a dodgy history or unknown past from a shelter?
It takes a real dog lover to risk adopting a rescue when you know that it has had a history of aggression or when you don't know anything about how it's been treated or what problems it may have had in the past.
Our training course will ensure that your Golden Retriever starts its journey in your home on the right footing and you won't have to face the usual heartaches and anguish that other dog owners have to cope up with in the same situation.
- The steps that you should follow when you bring a rescued Golden Retriever with a known history of jealousy and aggression into your home.
A rescued Golden Retriever with intelligence, sensitivity and the right emotional make-up deserves to live its life in a home with a loving family. Our training course will help you give your rescued Golden Retriever the life it deserves.
No matter what the situation, and no matter what the cause behind your Golden Retriever's aggressive behavior, our training course will first help you understand the aggression from YOUR DOG'S point of view, and then help you put an end to the aggression once and for all.
But more important than just ending the aggression, our training course will help you change the way you look at your Golden Retriever - from 'how to cope with this beloved nuisance of a pet' to 'I am lucky enough to live with a loving companion whom I can learn to understand'. You'll realize that with all its aggression, biting, growling or barking, your Golden Retriever is struggling to reach into 'your' world and that a dog's language is so much more than where the tails or the ears are. Our training course will help you to understand its signals and body language, and to become its loving teacher and best friend.
Ultimately, our training course will help you become the best parent to your Golden Retriever that you can be.
But Aggression is Not the Only Thing That's Covered in Our Training Course
Our course is a COMPLETE Manual on Golden Retriever ownership - it also includes proven solutions to lots of other doggy issues (like barking, socialization, biting, obedience training etc.)
When you get our Golden Retriever Lovers Training Course, you get immediate access to not one but 3 separate TrainPetDog.com "Expert Series" Training Modules.
Each module is divided into several in-depth sections, so you'll always know what to do, no matter what your Golden Retriever needs. In short, study just these and you'll become an EXPERT! (But there's a whole lot more to our Training Course than this - as you'll soon see).
Does your Golden Retriever BARK excessively, thus destroying the peace and quiet at home?
Our Golden Retriever Lovers Training Course has a simple but EXTREMELY effective technique that we have personally perfected that you can use to stop your Golden Retriever from barking or howling unnecessarily and making loud noises and throwing tempers.
Our training course portrays barking as a language your Golden Retriever speaks rather than a problem that you have to solve. So it has everything you need to know to appreciate its mental state when it is barking, understand exactly why it is barking, and then use this understanding to stop it from barking - without ever using anti-bark collars.
Here's what you'll find in our training course:
- Does your Golden Retriever bark when you take it out for a walk or when you take it to the dog park? Discover the FOUR ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES you must use to prevent your Golden Retriever from barking at other dogs, people or at cars so that you can start enjoying your walks again.
Does your Golden Retriever lack SOCIALIZATION, thus preventing it from becoming an integral part of your family?
Here's what you'll find in our training course:
- • How to socialize your Golden Retriever with the other dogs and cats that you have in your house so that it doesn't growl and snap at them.
Once you get your Golden Retriever socialized using the techniques present in our training course, you'll have a happy animal with whom you'll be able to go out to different places and whom you can include in all your family activities.
Does your Golden Retriever have the tendency to BITE, thus preventing you from trusting it around kids, family members and visitors?
If your Golden Retriever's biting is making you too scared to take it out in public and has made you afraid of getting sued, our course will help you to change your dog into the loving companion that you have always wanted it to be:
- How you can stop your puppy from play-biting and nipping.
2 common but SERIOUS mistakes that many Golden Retriever owners make when they are playing with their Golden Retrievers that actually encourage their Golden Retrievers to bite.
WARNING: It is quite possible that you are unknowingly making these 2 mistakes yourself (since a very large percentage of Golden Retriever owners do it).
See the Biting section of our training course to find out what these mistakes are, and why you should avoid them at all costs.
Does Your Golden Retriever lack OBEDIENCE TRAINING and is this threatening the loving relationship between the two of you?
If your skittish Golden Retriever doesn't come when called, runs away from the house whenever the door is opened, pulls on the leash when you're out walking with it, or listens to you ONLY when it wants to, our Golden Retriever Lovers Training Course will turn it into a loving member of your family and put an end to all your stress and anxiety.
Our training course will help you regardless of whether you have a new puppy, an adult Golden Retriever that has obedience issues, or a newly rescued Golden Retriever that is either too shy or too aggressive:
- Identify the weak and strong points of the breed and using this understanding to determine the specific training needs of your Golden Retriever.
FACT: If your Golden Retriever puppy is more than 8 weeks old and is physically fit, Housebreaking should not take too much time, effort or hassle.
However, if your Golden Retriever has occassional potty training accidents, start housetraining from scratch and easily turn it into a fully housebroken dog.
How you can gift your Golden Retriever a long, healthy and happy life by providing it with a proper DIET and appropriate nutrition
Our training course will also tell you everything you need to know about feeding your puppy or adult Golden Retriever and giving it a proper diet.
It will give you a step-by-step blueprint that will allow you to determine exactly what you should feed your Golden Retriever every day.
Here are some of the dozens of secret diet related tips that you will discover in our course:
Did you know that there are only 2 distinct feeding techniques that you should use with your Golden Retriever?
A majority of Golden Retriever owners don't know what these techniques are and end up feeding their dogs the wrong way, which often has an adverse impact on the health of their Golden Retrievers.
Our training course will tell you what these techniques are and how to determine which of these 2 techniques would be appropriate for YOUR Golden Retriever.
A secret chart developed by us that will tell you exactly how much Vitamins and Minerals your Golden Retriever needs every day.
Most Golden Retriever owners don't have access to this chart, because of which their Golden Retrievers never get the correct amounts of vitamins and minerals that they need to be healthy and happy.
To be honest with you, this chart is so important that you should be hanging it on the wall of your kitchen so that you can refer to it everyday.
Pluto - A well-groomed Golden Retriever with a radiant skin reflects
Once you get our course, you will know exactly what your Golden Retriever needs for its diet every day, exactly what food combinations are best for maintaining its long-term health and exactly how much food it should eat every day.
And you will know exactly which food items and pet treats available in supermarkets and discount stores you should avoid at all costs (thereby saving you a lot of money because you will no longer have to waste money on food that shouldn't be given to your Golden Retriever in the first place).
Plus, you will also get step-by-step solutions to several other common problems like Jumping, Chewing, etc.
The Golden Retriever Lovers Training Course not only deals with issues like aggression, barking, and lack of socialization, but also includes step-by-step solutions for ALL the other common problems faced by Golden Retriever owners - like jumping, chewing, digging up your garden, etc.
Here's a partial list of what else you'll find in our course:
The Golden Retriever Lovers Training course thus gives you access to the most authentic information that you'll find anywhere on training and taking care of Golden Retrievers.
And once you get our course, you will have the immense satisfaction of being able to transform a dog that has behavioral issues into a friendly, obedient and loyal companion who will love you unconditionally for years to come.
Have a look at what a few more of our customers said about our training course.
But We've Still Only Just Started!
And believe it or not, even this is not all that you get from our training course!
For a very limited time only, you will also get FREE access to our private, members' only discussion forum meant for Golden Retriever lovers.
In this forum, you will be able to post any questions you have about anything related to your dog.
Other Golden Retriever lovers from around the world will answer your questions within a few hours (often within a few minutes!) - you can depend upon the experience of other Golden Retriever lovers like you.
You will also be able to develop lifelong friendships with other like-minded Golden Retriever owners all around the world. Chat with them, share your experiences, your thoughts, and your ideas about Golden Retrievers .
Through this online forum, you can tell the world about how you taught your Golden Retriever to do the craziest of tricks.
Your fellow Golden Retriever owners will simply be amazed at what you have been able to teach your dog to do. You will quickly become known as one of the foremost experts in this field! Other Golden Retriever owners will look up to you for advice, help and inspiration.
You can also learn from the experiences of other Golden Retriever owners. They will tell you how they taught their dogs to do some stunning tricks. You will be able to learn from them and quickly and easily teach your own Golden Retriever to do the same astonishing tricks!
To Become Part Of The Elite Dog Owners Club - Claim Your FREE Access Below
As a member of the Elite Dog Owners Club, you will have access to:
A monthly interactive video covering topics like obedience training, basic commands, controlling unruly behavior etc. that not only tells you how to train your dog and handle different behavioral issues, but also demonstrates in real time how those techniques are being applied on different dogs so that you can actually see those techniques in action.
A monthly 30-minute audio recording from a world-famous dog trainer who will talk about a specific aspect of training and handling your dog. This expert usually charges $250 per hour if you wanted to consult with him privately, but your membership to the Elite Dog Owners Club lets you learn from him by paying nothing at all!
A unique and powerful Doggie Alert software that automatically reminds you of your pet's birthday, scheduled medical appointments and vaccinations so that you won't miss any of them.
Membership to the Elite Dog Owners Club usually costs $77 per month but it's yours absolutely free for the first 30 days when you get our training course! And, after your 30 day free trial period, you will automatically keep getting all the benefits of membership to the Elite Dog Owners Club for the customer-only discounted price of just $37 per month instead of the regular price of $77 per month (i.e. you save $40 - more than 50% - every month).
If you are not delighted as a member of the Club, simply contact us and cancel your membership anytime within the 30 day free trial period, and you won't be billed.
Note: If you do not wish to be automatically enrolled into the 30 day free trial of the Elite Dog Owners Club when you purchase our training course, you will have the opportunity to opt out of it when you order our training course from our secure order form.
The Same Information Is Not Available For Free On Other Web Sites Or In The Books That You'll Find In Your Local Library Or Bookstore
The information you will find in our Golden Retriever training course is not available anywhere else on the Internet, or in any other book. You see, because our relationships with experts and our customers are worldwide, we also have privileged access to dog training and veterinary expertise many here in the USA would not normally come across. This allows us to cover in a very special way, some of the most important Golden Retriever training skills like.
Recognizing and respecting your Golden Retriever's emotions, which is necessary for you to be its pack-leader. along with step-by-step instructions regarding exactly HOW you should become the pack leader.
The correct way to COMMUNICATE with your Golden Retriever based on the latest developments in animal communication research around the world.
No other web site or book author has access to our secret training techniques. No one else has our experts. So, you won't find this information in any other web site or in any book available in your local library or bookstore.
Have a look at what a few more of our customers said about our training course.
OK - Your Training Course Sounds Great, But It Must Cost a Lot of Money, Right?
Firstly, let us ask you something:
If you wanted to hire a professional trainer to get your Golden Retriever to stop being aggressive, what would it cost you?
Well, the best ones that we personally know of cost nothing less than $1200.
Plus, professional trainers will only train your Golden Retriever - they will not tell YOU any of their professional secrets. This means that after the professional trainer has trained your Golden Retriever and has gone away, if your Golden Retriever suddenly started acting aggressively again or developed some other problem, and you wanted to get rid of these problems, you wouldn't know what to do.
Your only option would be to call the trainer yet again and pay him or her even more money.
But, with our training course, you will never need to call a professional trainer - our training course will teach YOU the techniques and secrets (everything) that a professional Golden Retriever trainer knows!
Also, nothing can match the satisfaction of PERSONALLY teaching your Golden Retriever to stop being aggressive and ending the risk to your wonderful relationship.
So, given that the best professional trainers will charge you nothing less than $1200 to train your Golden Retriever, given how much frustration and stress our training course is going to save you from once your Golden Retriever stops behaving aggressively, given how much peace of mind our training course is going to provide you, and given how much time and money our training course is going to save you, we could have easily charged you at least $197 for access to our training course. But we are not going to!
Because the TrainPetDog.com "Expert Series" Course and everything else will be presented to you digitally as online content, we will not have to incur any printing and fulfillment costs. And we want to pass on those benefits to you.
So, we slashed down the price to $97. But, even at $97, we know that not many Golden Retriever owners are going to be able to afford to get access to our training course.
We absolutely adore Golden Retrievers and we want as many Golden Retriever owners as possible to benefit from the secret tips and techniques described in our training course.
So, we have decided on a much more affordable discounted price.
If you order anytime by midnight, tonight 11.59:59pm you will get the Training Course for only $37!
However, please note that the price of $37 is a discounted price. We fully intend to increase the price to $97 very soon as there is no way we can afford to keep the price at $37 for too long. So, if you order now, you can save $60!
But, if you decide not to order now, and in case we withdraw our discounted price of $37, you will have to pay the much higher price of $97. Start now.
Three brand new super bonuses have been added to this awesome Golden Retriever training system at NO additional cost!
These rare and sought after bonuses are not available in stores or anywhere else on the Internet, and this offer is very limited, so if you want 'em, you need to act today! Click here to get them now!
100% Risk-Free - 120 Day Money Back Guarantee
As further proof that we are absolutely confident that our training course will help you train your Golden Retriever to stop its aggressive behavior in no time at all, we are offering you the Golden Retriever Training Institute's risk-free, no-questions-asked, no pressure, no whining, 120 day money back guarantee
Try out our training course, risk-free, for a full 120 days and see whether it works for you.
If you are not happy with our training course for any reason whatsoever and if our training course does not help you to stop your Golden Retriever's aggressive behavior once and for all, we don't want you to pay a single, red cent for it.
Simply write to us asking for a refund and we will refund the entire payment of $37 to you. This is more than just a guarantee - this is our personal promise to you.
Why are we practically telling you to ask for your money back? Why are we giving you a 120 day guarantee whereas most websites on the Internet give you only a 30 day guarantee (and many don't give any guarantees at all)?
Because we know that our training course delivers the goods. In fact, it over-delivers. And that is what gives us the confidence of offering a 120 day money-back guarantee.
Finally, If You Are Still Undecided, Here's Something Vital About Your Golden Retriever's Health - It May Just Be The Most Important Thing You've Read On This Page.
Warning: A significant percentage of Golden Retriever owners don't have any idea as to how to detect whether or not their Golden Retriever has what is called the Luxated Patella problem.
In case your Golden Retriever does develop this problem, you need to know how to detect it and what corrective action to take. If you don't take corrective action on time, there is a VERY high probability that your Golden Retriever may end up suffering from arthritis in the future.
To help you deal with this and other vital health issues now for your Golden Retriever, if you decide to try out our Golden Retriever Lovers Training Course today, then we'll give you a very special bonus indeed.
"How to Look After Your Golden Retriever's Health" - yours FREE!
The first 100 customers who get our training course today will also receive a FREE copy of our powerful special report called "How to Look After Your Dog's Health".
This tells you everything you need to know in order to have basic medical knowledge regarding your Golden Retriever and everything that you need to do in order to ensure that your Golden Retriever has a long and healthy life.
In this special report packed with facts you can use today, you will discover.