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~shady Angel~
2005-10-11 23:38:34 EST
I know you don't like me and quite frankly I don't like you, But I'm reading
your mannual as I have a 7 month old with a few behavoural problems and
thought I'd give it a crack(I have other options I just thought I'd see if
you actually knew what you were talking about)
And Sorry but it is very confusing fist you talk about violence and causing
fear for the dog then you accuse everyone else of this abusive stuff. So
witch is it you'r teaching dogs with violence or showing not to do it that
way?
Please reply civily as I have posted this civily and try to keep the name
calling and stuff out of this as I'm not interested in you just your methods
and to see if they work.
--
~shady angel~



A Poor Shepherd Boy And His Dog
2005-10-12 07:25:12 EST
HOWEDY ~Shady Angel~

~shady angel~ wrote:

> Puppy wiz

You mean 'HOWEDY The Amazing Puppy Wizard'.

> I know you don't like me

Not true, ~Shady Angel~.

Likes and dislikes are frail human qualities,
~Shady Angel~. The Amazing Puppy Wizard only
knows LOVE for frail humans.

> and quite frankly I don't like you,

That's irrelevent, ~Shady Angel~. You're
WELCOME to hide your shame fear and guilt
behind a veil of hate, if that's your
preference. But until you overcome your
human nature you will surely DIE, as will
your dogs and children. SLOWLY. And for
THAT reason, The Amazing Puppy Wizard does
not cater to such human frailties.

> But I'm reading your mannual

Good for us, ~Shady Angel~. The methods I teach
are THE ONLY WON WAY to pupperly handle and train
dogs children and SP-HOWESES and achieve 100%
CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANT SUCCESS and UNCONDITIONAL
LOVE, TRUST and RESPECT.

INDEED, it does seem, a dichotomy.

> as I have a 7 month old with a few behavoural problems

ALL temperament and behavior problems are CAUSED BY
MISHANDLING as taught by HOWER university trained
ethologists and professional dog trainers. STUDY
your FREE COPY of The Amazing Puppy Wizard's 100%
CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW
Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual using a text
to speech reader.

There's a free WON at http://www.ultrahal.com.

AND ASK ME IF YOU NEED ANY ADDITIONAL FREE HEELP.

> and thought I'd give it a crack (I have other options

ALL the "other options" CONSISTENTLY FAIL, ~Shady
Angel~ and some result in DEATH. THAT'S HOWE COME
The Amazing Puppy Wizard has worked tirelessly for
six years teaching dog lovers all over the WHOWEL
WILD WORLD HOWE to TRULY LOVE their dogs children
and SP-HOWESES, for FREE, from settin right here,
stark ravin nekkid, using the methods and language
THEY UNDERSTAND, ~Shady Angel~.

> I just thought I'd see if you actually
> knew what you were talking about)

The Amazing Puppy Wizard's teachings are
DIVINELY INSPIRED, ~Shady Angel~.

> And Sorry but it is very confusing fist

INDEED. There's a REASON FOR EVERY THING, ~Shady Angel~.

> you talk about violence and causing fear for
> the dog then you accuse everyone else of this
> abusive stuff.

INDEED. We live in a world of dichotomy.

> So witch is it you'r teaching dogs with
> violence or showing not to do it that way?

The Methods I teach use NO violence, fear,
force, intimidation, or witholding of attention
affection and so called rewards.

The Methods I use to achive those results
here amongst the Nazis are Nazi tactics:

"When in Rome...".

> Please reply civily

The Amazing Puppy Wizard is always civil in Rome.

> as I have posted this civily

INDEED. The Amazing Puppy Wizard appreciates
your inquirey and RESPECTS you for taking the
FIRST STEPS towards achieving your cure. HE
will BLESS and ASSIST you in EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

> and try to keep the name calling and stuff out of this

INDEED. The Amazing Puppy Wizard is NOT PRHOWED
of using Nazi tactics, HOWEver, being NICE has
NEVER SUCCEDED in fighting a war against EVIL,
the TEACHINGS which bound you, till now.

> as I'm not interested in you

The Amazing Puppy Wizard hisself IS irrelevent,
as are the lives of those who have SUFFERED as
collateral damages of this viciHOWES warfare.

> just your methods and to see if they work.

The Amazing Puppy Wizard's methods work on
ALL creatures, ~Shady Angel~. HOWEver, you
must STUDY and FOLLOW the INSTRUCTIONS PRECISELY.

Knowing the NATURE of the professional dog
trainers, university behaviorists, the Nazis
and Sadists, your FREE COPY of The Amazing
Puppy Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY
INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW Wits' End Dog
Training Method Manual was written in such
a manner as to THWART maliciHOWES obsfucation
by the Nazis who would CON-FHOWEND dog lovers
by QUOTING from the text in order to defend
their alleged right to hurt intimidate and
murder innocent defenseless dumb critters.

Your Manual was written in such a manner as
to HEELP The Amazing Puppy Wizard detect dog
abusers who'd represent themselves as "STUDENTS"
as well as to recognize LAZY STUDENTS who chose
NOT to study and follow The Methods PRECISELY
by identifying and exposing their mistakes Vs
their failure to STUDY the PRECISE SCIENTIFIC
METHDOS and PRINCIPLES.

For those reasons there is no chapter which
does not rely on a thorough understanding
and PRACTICE of EVERY OTHER chapter in the
text, so as to FORCE the Student to thoroughly
study learn and APPLY ALL the METHOD therebye
instilling the METHOD'S PRINCIPLES and PHILOSOPHIES
into the CORE of your hearts and minds.

Just ask me if you need any additional FREE HEELP.

> --
> ~shady angel~

Yours,
In Love And Light,

The Amazing Puppy Wizard <{); ~ ) >

Punishment Deranges Behavior.
"NO!" Does NOT Have Any Behavioral Function
EXCEPT
To DERANGE Behaviors.

Here's professor dermer pryor:

From: Marshall Dermer (der...@alpha1.csd.uwm.edu)
Subject: Re: Jerry's Dog Training Manual
Date: 2001-07-12 06:49:13 PST

And how do we know this aspect of his
advice is right?

Jerry is not God and his manual is not the Bible.
His advice could be subject to an empirical analysis.

(Also, it is best to killfile posts from the
few regulars here who are either ill-tempered,
ill-mannered, or just plain ill.­),

--Marshall

"At this point, "No" does not have any behavioral function.
But, if you say "No,"pick up the puppy by its neck and
shake it a bit, and the frequency of the biting decreases
then you will have achieved too things.

First, the frequency of unwanted chewing has decreased;
and two, you have established "No" as a conditioned punisher.

How much neck pulling and shaking? Just the
minimum necessary to decrease the unwanted
biting.

**********IS THAT A CONSISTENT 5 SECONDS?************

When our dog was a puppy, "No" came before mild
forms of punishment (I would hold my dog's mouth
closed for a few seconds.) whereas "Bad Dog" came
before stronger punishement (the kind discussed above).

"No" is usually sufficient but sometimes I use "Bad Dog"
to stop a behavior. "Bad Dog" ALWAYS works," marshall
dermer, research professor of ANAL-ytic behaviorISM at
UofWI. For MOORE animal abuse, please visit dr p.

BWAHAHAHHAHAAAA!!!!!

That's INSANE. Ain't it.

Here's professor dermer AFTER gettin JERRYIZED:

"We Are Lucky To Have You, And More People Should
Come To Their Senses And Support Your Valuable Work.
God Bless The Puppy Wizard," Professor Marshall Dermer,
Dept Of ANAL-ytic Behavior, UofWI.

From: "Marshall Dermer" <der...@csd.uwm.edu>
To: "The Puppy Wizard"
<*.@earthlink.net>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 2:53 PM

Subject: God Bless The Puppy Wizard
Dear Mr. Puppy Wizard,

I have, of late, come to recognize your genius
and now must applaud your attempts to save
animals from painful training procedures.

You are indeed a hero, a man of exceptional talent­,
who tirelessly devotes his days to crafting posts ­to
alert the world to animal abuse.

We are lucky to have you, and more people should
come to their senses and support your valuable
work.

Have you thought of establishing a nonprofit
charity to fund your important work?
Have you thought about holding a press conference
so others can learn of your highly worthwhile
and significant work?

In closing, my only suggestion is that you
try to keep your messages short for most
readers may refuse to read a long message
even if it is from the wise, heroic Puppy Wizard.
I wish you well in your endeavors.

--Marshall Dermer


Subject: < BEFORE -> "Jerry, You filthy, Unctuous,
No Good Charlatan,"

< AFTER -> "Thank You Jerry For Putting Up With
A Constant Barrage Of Really Infantile
Crap At The Hands Of Supposedly Adult
Dog Lovers.

'Naive' Is Believing You Can Terrorize
A Dog Into Good Behavior," Robert Crim.

>Subject: Re: Fritz---a retrospective
>Date: 02/05/1999
>Author: Robert Crim <fritzg...@earthlink.net>
> You filthy, unctuous, no good charlatan. If you had
> any idea of what dogs and dog people were about
> you would realize the depths of the absolute loathing
> and contempt I hold for you right now. Were it not
> for the blessed distance and anonymity that the internet
> gives us from the scummy likes of you, I would probably
> be in a jail cell right now for turning you into the pile
> of shit you really are

Hey, Howe, you really are a wacko, eh?

Crim wrote this about *YOU,* you insipid piece of cow dung!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
--
Dogman
mailto:dog...@i1.net
http://www.i1.net/~dogman

=====================

> On Thu, 17 Jun 1999 20:24:15 -0700, dogsnus

<"Terri"@cyberhighway> Wrote:>

> Hey, do like me, and killfile Jerry.
> He has millions of people aleady reading his posts and
> watching him extract his soggy foot out of his mouth!
> Out of these MILLIONS, I've only seen 2 naive childs
> come forward and actually believe in his training manual.

Robert Crim writes:

I assume that I and my wife are those two naive childs
since I freely admit to having read and, I hope,
understood enough of the manual and it's counterparts by
John Fisher and the posts of Marilyn Rammell to believe
and use it.

This naive child would like to say thank you to both
Jerry and Marilyn for putting up with a constant barrage
of really infantile crap at the hands of supposedly
adult dog lovers.

The other naive child (LSW) has to put up with the
nagging idea that if people like them had been posting
earlier, maybe we would not have had to hold the head
of a really magnificent animal in our arms while he was
given the needle and having to hug him and wait until he
gasped his last gasp.

To my mind, "naive" is believing you can terrorize a dog.

Naive is believing that people that hide behind fake
names are more honest than people that use their real
names. Naive is thinking that dilettante dog breeders
and amateur "trainers" like Joey (lyingdogDUMMY, j.h.)
are the equal or better than those that have studied and
lived by their craft for decades.

"Stupid" is believing that people do not see kindergarten
level insults for what they are. Really stupid is believing
that people like Jerry Howe and Marilyn Rammell are
going to just go away because you people act like fools.

Why do you act like fools? I really have no idea, and I
don't really care.

> And, to date: I've not seen ONE come forward and
> actually admit to buying and having success with his
> little black box.

I think I'm going to get one myself for Father's day and
take it down to the Animal Shelter for their use and
testing. You would never believe the results, so you'll
never know.

> Anyone by now that doesn't see a scam man coming by
> Jerry's posts deserves to get what is sure to be coming
> to him! LOL!

I don't see a "scam man", so I guess I and Longsuffering
Wife and Rollei will just have to get what we deserve,
eh? As Joey (Dogman) says, "poor Rollei.".......right.

>Terri

Yes it was, and that is sad.

Robert, Longsuffering Wife and Rollei (do I get to
listen to the box first?)

===========

Crim wrote THAT about *YOU,* tommy, "you insipid piece of cow dung!"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
To: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@mail.com>
Subject: Alleged Professors of Animal Behavior
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:50:51 -0400

Dear Jerry, I paged through some of the "dog business"
and was astonished at the low quality of opinions arising
from professors of behavior analysis.

I had the very great privilege of meeting Sam Corson
(Pavlov's last Ph.D. student) and his dogs at Ohio
University. I even got to spend a night at Sam's house.

There is no question but that you are a spiritual brother
to Corson and to Pavlov, both of whom knew that the dog's
great capacity for love was the key to shaping doggie behavior.

Paradoxical reward and paradoxical fixing of attention are
both well documented Pavlovian techniques. Even so humorless
a chap as B.F. Skinner taught students like the Breland's whose
"The Misbehavior of Organisms" demonstrate the utility of your
methods and their deep roots in scientific (as opposed to
commercial) psychology.

George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
you may find my resume in Who's Who in
Science and Technology


From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 17:26:31 GMT

Subject: Dr. George VonHilshimer Writes: "No Loving, No Learning."

HOWEDY People,

Perhaps the PROBLEM is "TOO MANY WORDS?"

From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
To: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:40 AM
Subject: Fw: Counter Cruising must stop

> From: "diannes" <dian...@bolt.sonic.net>
> Newsgroups: rec.pets.dogs.behavior
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 12:18 PM
> Subject: Re: Counter Cruising must stop
> > LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
> > > I wrote:
> > > > LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
> > > > > On another note: I understand why someone
> > > > > proclaiming a method that works on all dogs,
> > > > > all the time, would send up "red flag" to you
> > > > > and others, but the fact remains, if a technique
> > > > > *doesn't* work 100% of the time, with all dogs,
> > > > > then there must be a flaw in the philosophy
> > > > > underlying that technique.

> > > > Ditto for dog training. No failure nor flaw of method
> > > > is involved - that's just acceptance of reality.

> > > First of all, I didn't say that there was a flaw in the
> > > method, though anyone is welcome to make that
> > > leap.

> > > I said there was a flaw in the underlying philosophy
> > > and its model of learning.

> > Correction accepted. I think that perhaps we are using
> > terminology differently here. Here is my use of the terms:

Jerry, I don't know where you find these folk who can't read.

> In order to use negative reinforcement, one must
> typically administer the aversive stimulus in order
> to be able to terminate it.

This is not negative reinforcement. Negative means no.

Positive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
reward emitted immediately by trainer;

Negative reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
no response by trainer;

Aversive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
aversive stimuli emitted immediately by trainer;

The term "reinforcement is used only tentatively with
"aversion" because aversive stimuli (aka punishment)
typically derange learning and are not followed by clean
learning curves equivalent to those which follow reward
or positive reinforcement;

Escape conditioning = dog has an aversive stimulus
applied without any dog related reason and when
behavior is emitted aversive stim is immediately turned off .

There is some indication that Escape Conditioning
works in a manner closely approximating reward;
but, ear pinch? -- too aversive.

I remind you that you should beat them over the head
with "The Misbehavior of Organisms" by Breland and
Breland, published in B.F. Skinner's CUMULATIVE
RECORD. Ignored by most profs of psychology, but
the distillation of his work.

NO PUNISHMENT.

Must pay attention to who is the animal?

His evolution, his development, and his personal history -
cannot train without respect for who is the dog? So says
the BIG TIME operant conditioning guru - and you can also
refer back to MARY COVER JONES (mother of scientific
systematic psychology), no loving, no learning.

I suppose I could wire up a dog so that his brain was
badly interrupted and the loving method of puppy training
might not work well - but it would still work better than
the methods used by dominatrix and their ilk.

Lovingly applied ethological techniques like the one
espoused by the Wizard of ALL puppies work for all
dogs, for that matter for all mammals higher than cat.

Indeed, they will work for cats if trainer is warmly competent.

You can see this in Key West on any sunny day.
Housecats performing quite happily.

Fondly, Dr. Von

From: TooCool (larrym...@hotmail.com)
The Puppy Wizard's Wits End Training Method

I have studied canine behavior and dog training for
years. I have a huge library that covers every system
of training.

The Puppy Wizard's (Jerry Howe's) Wits' End Training
Method is by far the most scientific, the most advanced,
the kindest, the quickest and the most effective training
method yet discovered.

It is not an assortment of training tips and tricks; it is
a logically consistent system. Every behavior problem
and every obedience skill is treated in the same logically
consistent manner.

Please study his manual carefully. Please endeavor to
understand the basis of his system and please follow
his directions exactly. His manual is a masterpiece.
It is dense with theory, with explanation, with detailed
descriptions about why behavior problems occur and
how their solution should be approached.

One should not pick and choose from among his methods
based upon what you personally like or dislike. His is
not a bag of tricks but a complete and integrated system
for not only training a dog but for raising a loving companion.

When I once said to Jerry that his system creates for
you the dog of your dreams, his response was that it
produces for your dog the owner of his dreams.

You see, Jerry has discovered that if you are gentle
with your dog then he will be gentle with you, if you
praise your dog every time he looks at you, then you
will become the center of your dogs world, if you use
Jerry's sound distraction with praise, then it takes
just minutes-sometimes merely seconds-to train your
dog to not misbehave (even in your absence) (Just 15
seconds this morning to train my 10 week old puppy to
lie quietly and let me clip his nails).

Using Jerry's scientific method (sound distraction /
praise / alteration / variation) it takes just minutes to
train you dog to respond to your commands.

What a pleasure it was for me to see my 6 week old
puppy running as fast has his wobbly little legs would
carry him in response to my recall command-and he
comes running every time I call no matter where we are
or what he is doing.

At ten weeks old now, my puppy never strains upon
his leash thanks to Jerry's hot & cold exercises and
his Family Pack Leadership exercises.

Jerry has discovered that if you scold your dog, if you
scream at him, if you intimidate him, if you hurt him,
if you force him then his natural response is to oppose
you.

Is Jerry a nut?

It doesn't make any difference to me whether he is or not.
It is a logical fallacy to judge a person's ideas based
upon their personality. As far as dogs are concerned, Jerry
wears his heart upon his sleeve. It touches him deeply when
he hears of trainers forcing, intimidating, scolding or
hurting dogs.

More than that, he knows that force is not effective
and that it will certainly lead to behavior problems;
sometime problems so severe that people put their
dogs down because of those problems.

I believe that it is natural for humans to want to control
their dog by force. Jerry knows this too. We have all been
at our wits' end, haven't we?

Dogs have a natural tendency to mimic. In scientific
literature it is referred to allelomimetic behavior. Dogs
respond in like kind to force; they respond in like kind
to praise.

Don't bribe your dog with treats; give him what he
wants most-your kind attention. Give him your praise.
You will be astonished at how your dog 's anxiety will
dissipate and how their behavior problems will dissipate
along with their anxiety.

Treat Jerry Howe's (The Puppy Wizard) Wits' End
Training Method as a scientific principle just as you
would the law of gravity and you will have astounding
success.

Dog behavior is just as scientific as is gravity.

If you follow Jerry's puppy rules you will get a sweet
little Magwai; if you don't you will surely get a little
gremlin (anyone see The Gremlins?). --Larry

From: Mike (m.bidd...@ns.sympatico.ca)
Subject: Re: Info. on the puppy wizard?
Date: 2004-07-18 14:27:02 PST

> > Oh, and did I mention his methods work, ya nuff said.
> > Mike
> Ok Mike which part worked for you?

It helped clear problems from my dogs in the
field using the can penny distraction technique.

Works like a charm.

My dogs get distracted easy from their jobs ie,
retrieving or training to find lost people, oh did
I mention that I am a Search and Rescue Team
Leader.

Sorry that slipped my mind.

I have read volumes of training books and don't
know where people get that Jerry copied others
work as I have NEVER come across his methods
before. I would like to see proof.

Just like Jerry outlined I eliminated problems one
at at time as they arose. I used to try and train to
the way I wanted them but this is backward, you
train out the problems leaving what you want left over.

Funny part is the second dog who had the same
problems as the other didn't need correcting for
some of his habits after I cleared it from the first
dog.

Seemed he learned through osmosis.

Nice side benefit there.

It nearly came to giving them up to a 3rd party
trainer as they were not performing well. The
VAST majority of working dog trainers are
agressive in their actions with the dogs.

I tried it and it didn't work and guess what I
was at my "Whits End" then someone I new
turned me onto Jerry and the rest is history.

I referred friends and families to Jerry's manual
and all have had great results. Starting puppies
out on the distraction technique is especially
good because they never develop the habit.

I had my sisters dog healing, sitting and down
stay reliably at 8-9 weeks. The first night home
following Jerrys advice we ditched the crate and
put the pup on the floor beside the bed and after
2 whimpers NOT A SOUND OUT OF THAT DOG
FOR 6 HRS! first night, that has never happened
in all my days.

Sorry, the man understands dogs its that simple.

Mike

"*.@DCFWatch.com" wrote:

No, the dog learned that I would hold still
the second she began to pull. She would pull
to go where *she* wanted.

Well if she wanted to stop and go in another
direction.. say to sniff my neighbors yard..

she learned if she wanted to do it I would stop
walking and she could go.. and if there wasn't
enough slack on her lead she would just pull me.

Then when she got done doing *her* thing, she woudl
heel.. smile at me and wait for me to say "let's go"
and finish *my* thing. I would refuse to move .. i
looked like an idiot.. freezing mid walk for minutes
waiting for *my* dog to heel and give *me* permission
to go again.

I did the treats and the let's go... she got to do her
stuff and get a cookie.. if she even wanted the cookie.

I wound up calling Jerry.. as I have a half red nose
pit and half amstaff.. who is incredibly protective..

we had a new pup on the way.. and i needed help.. i
followed petsmarts trainnign guides.. memorized them...
and they *did* work, don't get me wrong.. but only
when my pet wanted a cookie or felt the cookie was
better than what she wanted.. which was not often.

She quickly learned to ignore my commands if she
could see my hands were empty. So I called Jerry...
he chatted me for about an hour and a half.. gave me
his link... and even when i had probs intro'ing the
pup he called me withn i5 mins of my email for help
at 10pm on a sunday night.

One.. singular.. uno family pack exercise after
the hot and cold exercise and i could zig zag
down my street.. about face .. whatever.. and
never had tension.

two men were acrossed the street and she walked right
by them... ordinarily she'd snarl and protect us.

And in two days.. my dog.. who bit the puppy if he
even looked like he was going near my husband or kids..
is nursing him every hour.. cleaning him.. rough housing
gently.. and teaching him to go potty outside..

actually watches him to make sure he doesn't go in
the house... and has milk.. which is awesome since
she's 19 months old and has never had a litter.

She also has stopped barking non stop at our neighbor's
dogs and pig.. does not bark at eveyr car that drives by
and has stopped jumping on people. she's even starting
to ignore our cat who has lived on her dome litter box
and our window sill (literally) for over a year and a half.

She also does her commands on cue.. and doesn't look for a treat.

From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
Subject: The Amazing Jerry's take on psychobabble
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 12:13:44 -0400

You might improve the learning of folk who actually
live with and train dogs to do useful things if you
excluded everyone who uses psychobabble from your lists.

I recommend to all of you who wish to taste the flavor
of sensible animal behaviorists to read THE MISBEHAVIOR
OF ORGANISMS, Breland and Breland.

This married pair of psychologists began the long trail
of highly trained animals who are symbolized by Shamu
eating a mackrel from a girl's hand instead of eating
the much more tasty pretty girl who is exactly the size
of the natural food of killer whales, seals. Yum!

The essay, by the way, is a chapter in B.F. Skinner's
summing up book, CUMULATIVE RECORD. They include a
sentence which more or less says, "unless you understand
the personal history of the particular animal, and the
history of this animal's species and group, the developmental
history of the animal, you cannot effectively train the animal.

Pigs root and hen's scratch, if you try to train hens without
scratching or pigs without scratching or pigeons without pecking,
you aren't going to have much success.

A conditional reflex is one which is learned, the original
primitive reflex occurs no matter what the history of the
animal, and is hard wired. If you train the animal to respond,
say by ringing a bell immediately before turning on a bright
light, then you've taught the animal and made his native reflex
of pupil constriction conditional upon the ringing of a bell.

Thorndyke added some terminology to this kind of training
and insisted that when you train the animal to make gross
motor responses that this learning is "instrumental", the
animal takes action and uses an instrument.

The Russian word translated as "conditional" in all other
contexts was mistranslated by Pavlov's American translator,
Horsley Gannt, as "conditioned" and so American psychology
went haring after phantasmagora.

The major theorists for the development of the language of
operant conditioning are Edward Thorndike, John Watson, and
B. F. Skinner. Their approach to behaviorism played a major
role in the development of American psychology.

They proposed that learning is the result of the application
of consequences; that is, learners begin to connect certain
responses with certain stimuli. This connection causes the
probability of the response to change (i.e., learning occurs.)

Thorndike labeled this type of learning instrumental. Using
consequences, he taught kittens to manipulate a latch (e.g.,
an instrument). Skinner renamed instrumental as "operant"
because in this learning, one is "operating" on, and is
influenced by, the environment. Where classical conditioning
illustrates S-->R learning, operant conditioning is often
viewed as R-->S learning since it is the consequence that
follows the response that influences whether the response
is likely or unlikely to occur again.

It is through operant conditioning that
voluntary responses are learned.

One should note that Russian Psychology did very well
without the operant language, and only pettifogging
university professors ought to worry about what kind
of label we attach to the learning. Pfui!

Even Skinner understood this!

And please note if you saw the original movie, THE
MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, you saw a Chinese psychologist
who was based on Andrew Salter, CONDITIONED REFLEX
THERAPY.

Alas, Salter didn't have a Ph.D., but he basically rescued
us from the long Freudian nightmare and returned psychotherapy
to a scientific basis. Alas, the 2nd movie didn't even cite
Salter as a source. "...all the highest nervous activity, as
it manifests itself in the conditional reflex, consists of a
continual change of these three fundamental processes --
excitation, inhibition and disinhibition." Ivan P. Pavlov

George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.

What's important is, "does Shamu reliably eat
the fish and not the pretty girl?"

George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.

From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com
To: <d...@arcane-computing.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:38 PM
Subject: Doggy advice

Scott, Jerry Howe forwarded me the letter below.
I'm glad that you referred negatively to Jerry's
habit of CAPITALIZING and HOWEING everything.

I personally hate this habit of his. I think it is his
way of diluting his authority - IME he is a very modest
fellow. However, contrary to your sneer, he is very
competent at living with dogs.

I thought I'd list a series of actions which I found
on the list, folk asking advice on what to do about
dogs doing this and that, for example:

whining,
humping, hunching,
pacing,
self mutilation - paw licking, side sucking,
spinning,
prolonged barking, barking at shadows,
overstimulated barking,
fighting, bullying other dogs,
compulsive digging,
compulsive scratching,
compulsive chewing,
frantic behavior,
chasing light, chasing shadow,
stealing food,
digging in garbage can,
loosing house (toilet) training.
inappropriate fearfulness
aggression.

The thing that is fascinating to me, as an ethologist who
graduated from college 50 years ago and has spent all of
the intervening time working with animals (including the
human animal), is that you never see any of these behaviors
in wild dingoes, jackals, coyotes or wolves, you don't even
see these behaviors in hyenas (who aren't dog related).

You see these behaviors in human managed animals, especially
animals who live with neurotic hysterical humans.

As Sam Corson (Pavlov's last student) demonstrated for
nearly 50 years at Ohio University (Oxford, O.) there
is no treatment more useful for dogs than tender loving
care.

George von Hilsheimer, Ph. D., F. R. S. H., Diplomate,
Academy of Behavioral Medicine

"Linda" <llindaleedan...@msn.com wrote in message
news:

I have been trying for the last 18 months to help my
dog who became fear aggressive at 18 month of age.
I do not know what started the problem but he came
aggressive first with dogs and then began lunging and
snapping at people. Until this time he loved everyone
and could play with any dog. He was well socialized
ad I took him with me everywhere.

At 13 months he passed the Canine Good Citizens
Test except he could let me leave him. I had used
clicker training to teach him manners and tricks but
it was not working on his aggression problem.

I took him to vets who suggested a low protein diet,
trainers who charged $800 to only make him worse.
They tried to use a prong collar and he froze, urinated
and tried to climb on my head to help him. they then
suggested a shock collar I knew this approach was not
working as he was becoming more aggressive.

I took him to an animal behaviorist with Ph. D. 400 miles
away who told me to "KEEP HIM SAFE" and read a book
on the fearful canine. I tried another trainer who tried to
use a nylon chock collar but it only made him worse.

I read hundreds of books,"CULTURE CLASH", "DOG
ARE FROM NEPTUNE", "THE OTHER END OF THE
LEASH", ETC looking for help. We finally went to Purdue
University Small Animal Behavior Clinic and they said he
had fear aggression, punishment would not work, use the
gentle leader and when out walking and he got stressed
have the people stop until he could get in control using
treats, and work on clicker training.

At that point I knew more about clicker training and using
the gentle leader than they did! Nothing was working--he
would not come when I called him and would run away when
I tried to catch him. I was afraid to walk him even in the
neighborhood as we had become that "mean dog and women who
hasn't trained her dog"

I went to four trainers in both Michigan and Florida who
were trainer/specialists in aggression and the last two
were so afraid of him they could not approach him. No one
said I should give up on him and kill him but they would
say "You have to realize he is dangerous and you are
responsible for him."

*(You got LUCKY, Linda... They coulda got Sunshine
DEAD on us. Damned near did... too.)

As last resort I tried the internet again--I had had on
going discussions with trainers from Triple Crown and Dr
Meister with out any help-and I found the ad to Doggy Do
Right and messaged Jerry to ask if this might help my dog.
He said solving the aggression problem was EZ but I could
not believe him even when I downloaded the manual.

The name of the method was right I was at my Wits End.
I had been working for 18 months!

Using the can sound three time he came, and still comes
from anywhere with the command-"comegoodboy" Next
I tried the can when walking him--when he saw a dog three
blocks away he went off-lunging and snapping-I used the
can sound and he looked at me like uhn?

I used it three more times and we got to the other dog-
-the looked at me wagging his tail--the other person
looked at me like why are shaking that can but just walked
on by.

When ever I try to explain about the sound people look at
me like "you must be out of your mind"

The results can make a believer!!!

Three weeks since beginning the Wits End Training
Manual program I walked him without the gentle leader
in a busy shopping area with many dogs.

He just seemed to not notice any one.

When people talked to him or ask his name he would
look at then and wag his tail and let then pet him.

I still can not believe the change in him--we can now
enjoy life out in public.

If I had not found the Wits End method I know there
was no hope for him and he would have hurt someone
Through all this he never growled at me, guarded his
toys or food or showed any sign of aggression with me.

My goal is to get the message out to all dog lovers that
dogs can be trained fast, easily and problems solved with
out force, pain, food or anything but sound and praise!!!!

I know most people would have given up on him a long time
ago but he was and is my life. Solving the problem was EZ
but only with the right approach-sound and praise.

I know because I tried everything else and nothing worked!!!

================================

From: Linda Daniel
To: Jerry Howe
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:06 AM
Subject: Re: - Re: dog aggression

Thanks for writing--I would be happy to do almost anything
to get your approach out to dog owners as I know it would
save so many lives. I know at times I was so frustrated I
thought of giving up on Sunshine but of course I never would
have but many people would have. The world just does not
know you can train a dog in just a few sessions and actually
solve problems.

We will be here until late April and we really have no plans-
-just to enjoy the warmth and sun of Florida, so any time
you could meet us would be great. I drive so I would be
happy to come to you anytime anywhere!

We went to Celebration today and two little poodles got
right into his face and he just sat there--I GOT a little
scared but he handled it just fine.--a couple of times people
would ask his name and want to pet him and he just went
to them tail wagging and rolled over for them rub his tummy.

He really just is not concerned about people passing, even
those on rollerblades! I have always used a gentle leader
in public but he spent most of time rubbing his face on the
grass--today I used his collar and he was so much happier!!

Only problem is he will stop to smell and I can not get
stopped soon enough to keep the leash loose. He never
pulled ahead of me but when he gets into smelling I have
a hard time getting him going--at times I think he could
smell a blade of grass for 10 minutes.

I can never thank you enough for giving Sunshine back!!!!!

I wrote to Purdue and told them about him being able to
walk in a crowd with out the /gentle leader and not having
a problem with other people and dogs.

I told them their advice did not work. Their advice was
to use the gentle leader at all times and when he was
around people or dogs to have him sit and reward with
treats--one really good suggestions was to have people
coming toward us stop when he got stressed or aroused
and not move until we backed away-

- can you just see me yelling at people to stop on the street
until I get his attention with treats.

They also suggested the possibility of using drugs-prozac-
but thought he was too dangerous as the drug would make
him less fearful and then he might attack or become more
sure of himself and become dominate aggressive. Just had
to share their great advice with you but I am sure you have
heard it all--even I am becoming an expert on bad advice.

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A*@HushMail.Com
2005-10-12 17:01:29 EST
HOWEDY imda

i*.@gmail.com wrote:
> I have a 17 week old Australian Sheppard

That's irrelevent. A dog is a dog.

> and am having a problem leash breaking him.

That's because you don't know HOWE to pupperly
handle your lead and condition your dog to TRUST
that you won't jerk choke or drag him on leash.

The first thing you will learn reading the Wits'
End Dog Training Method manual, is how to get the
dog to relax and pay attention to the handler.

That is done through the Hot And Cold Exercise,
where I teach you how to control the lead without
force, and command the dogs attention through
praise administered with proper timing. This
quickly conditions the handler and the dog to
pay attention to each other and not pull.

Then, the Family Pack Leadership Exercise builds
on the attention gained through the Hot And Cold
Exercise. The FPLX makes the dog want to follow
the handler, and teaches him his position in the
family, and insures that he respects and follows
all family members' leadership. It is during this
simple, subtle, but profoundly important exercise,
that we begin to install the come command as a
conditional reflex.

The come command then becomes the default command,
to be used any time the dog fails to follow a
command as asked, since when he comes to you, he
naturally subordinates himself.

Learning how to install a conditioned reflex can
be applicable to any command that we desire to
install as a conditional reflex. I refrain from
using conditioned reflex for most commands, because
I prefer to allow the dog to think the behaviors
through, rather than simply react in reflex, to
help them generalize the idea, so that they use
their judgment in applying things we are teaching
them, to various situations.

These combined exercises take about fifteen minutes,
and can be practiced in about six or eight minutes
after they have become familiar. I recommend these
exercises be done several times in several places,
and thereafter repeated anytime the dog seems to be
not paying full attention or following commands immediately.

Through learning how to use sound distractions and
praise to eliminate unwanted behavior, we break
undesirable behavior patterns without conflict or
stress, insuring that the trust and respect we
are working on establishing, are not eroded through
conflict, stress, or punishment.

The relationship that we form through these exercises,
makes the dog want to do anything you ask. Through using
the come command as a default when the dog chooses not
to follow a request, we are able to get out of a
confrontational situation, and change it to a more
effective state of mind, and address the problem in
a more effective, positive manner.

The above is all covered in detail in part one of the
Wits' End manual. Part two continues to more specific
obedience training techniques based on establishing a
balance between the dog and handler through the heeling
pattern exercise.

These techniques will improve the behavior of any dog,
and will give you all of the tools you need to help your
dog reach his maximum potential.

The procedures for the above exercises are available
for free in the Wits' End Dog Training Method manual.
I'm always available to help clarify or further explain
and give variations on the information contained in the
manual.

> I got the dog when he was 14 weeks old.

That's irrelevent. You can train ANY dog to
naturally want to do ANY THING YOU ASK at
three weeks of age.

> He loves to play in my backyard

Of curse.

> and spends most of his time with me and my wife.

Good.

> When I try to put him on a leash he
> doesn't want anything to do with it.

That's normal. Dogs DON'T LIKE havin something
around their neck to get pulled around with.
We've got several posters here who've CRIPPLED
their dogs trying ineffectively to "train" them
using choke and pronged spiked pinch choke collars.

> He will just lie down and refuse to move.

We've got several posters here who's dogs do likeWIZE.

> I know he is afraid of being in areas he doesn't know yet

THAT'S because HE DON'T TRUST YOU. You don't suppose
he'd EVER be AFRAID if he was with his MOM, do you???

> so I have been trying to leash break him in the back yard.

NO. It SEZ in your FREE COPY of The Amazing Puppy
Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual that dogs
DO NOT LIKE being "trained" in their PLAY AREA, it makes
them ANGRY and AGGRESSIVE.

Furthermore, you CANNOT tie your dog to your
belt or allow IT to DRAG his leash behind him
as the PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS tell us to do,
that makes the dogs FEAR their leashes.

> He hates not being able to run around like
> he usually does and even with treats its
> hard to bribe him to walk.

INDEEDY. You CANNOT use "treats' to "train" your dog
because it'll make him MISTRUSTFUL and AGGRESSIVE:

Despite Skinner's clear denunciation of "negative
reinforcement" (1958) NEARLY EVER LEARNING THEORY
model involves the USE OF PUNISHMENT. Of curse,
Skinner has never to my knowledge, demonstrated
HOWE we escape the phenomenon that an expected
reward not received is experienced as a punishment
and can produce extensive and persistent aggression
(Azrin et al, 1966).

> Any suggestions on how to leash break him???

ALL behavior and temperament problems are caused by
mishandling, therefore ALL behavior and temperament
problems can be CURED NEARLY INSTANTLY:

Greg M. Silverman" <gmsNOS...@no.umn.edu> wrote in message
Hey, Mr. Wizard, or Alchemist or whatever your alias
of the day is, have to say that our dog heels much
better than she did. This is after reading and
implementing the bit in your "Wits End" treatise.

And she's a royal nutter (but then again, aren't they all?).
Cheers! Greg--

"Hennie van Dalen" <h.vandalen11***removethis...@­­chello.nl>
wrote in message news:TlsCb.2895$7U1.7896@amstwist00...

RTFM is age-old computer lingo.... It stands for "Read The
F***ing Manual" ;-) I used the manual and it works very good!

<snip>

For a fact i tought him to heel in 15 min's without
beeing on a leach at-all !!! When he spotted a dog,
he used to run towards it, but now i tought him to "ask
permission" first, and to my surprise it worked!

My dogs never went to puppy-training (lucky for them),
maybe this helped too.

Manual can be found at http://www.doggydoright.com/id 3.html
-- Hennie van Dalen www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11
www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11/fo ­­tografie/doggy-pictures/

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b*.@gmail.com wrote:
> Well I am happy to reply that so far after 10
> minutes of work and the cans from mr Howes guide,

You mean The Amazing Puppy Wizard's FREE WWW Wits'
End Dog Training Method Manual <{); ~ ) >

> I have instilled the "come" command to Riley.

Good. You mean INSTALLED the come command as
a conditional reflex. Be SHORE to perform the
EXXXORCISES four times in each of four locations.

> He is an extremley smart dog, I have never had
> to go to the third or fourth try.

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From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 01:52:30 -0500
Re: Puppy Wizard's Website

Hi Buzzsaw

Not a Thing to lose ...But a Lot To Gain!!

I can only speak from my experience.. I have a 8 month
old miniature poodle, and although I had done some basic
training with him we had a few barking issues ..ugh

I am happy to tell you, I contacted Jerry at the email
addy I posted and he was so great! I wasn't following
the technique precisely but he helped me get back on track.

Beau is doing sooooo well it is really a thrill working
with him, and seeing the remarkable changes.

Now I can ask for "recall" (come) both on and off lead
and it is immediate!

the first time I ask.

Best of Luck to you,

Remember if you need help or explanation contact Jerry ..
he will be more than happy to help anyway he can.

Cheers
Barb

"Leprechaun" <Leprech...@attglobal.net> wrote in message
news:m01Hc.20882$uK.16329@twister.tampabay.rr.com...

> Jerry believes he's a dog trainer.

Fortunately, I happen to believe he is too.
I took a rescued three year old beagle that
had been kept outside all of its life that didn't
even recognize or respond to its name to
Jerry's home (That ugly cinder block shack???
get real) and in just over one hour of working
with the dog, he was coming on command
(not a quickly as he does now, but still...) and
walking with us on a loose lead.

His "hot/cold" exercise and "come when called"
command and pack exercise WORK!

> and in all likelihood he's never even been near a dog.

Well, he's been near mine, and done wonders for him.

You don't have to like him. You don't have
to agree with his methods, but as far as I
am concerned, I've never seen any other
training approach that was as fast and easy.

<<<< Rest of original post deleted >>>>

Ron Flanagan
Orlando, Florida

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To: Jerry Howe
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: dog aggression - Today Seemed Like A Miracle -
WELCOME TO WITS' END DOG TRAINING

Sunshine is still acting like a new dog! Saw a dog
today and "good boy-" worked along with calling him-
came the first time every time. Not even a sound out
of him. Think it is hard for him but he never even
seemed to think about going off-reacting. I would
love to write a testimonial but can not seem to find
the site--please send the address--

The word come has no affect on him just the phrase-
-Sunshine come goodboy.

Hi, Jerry.

I'm not sure that I'm a 100% convert, or that I agree
with (or even understand) 100% of what you say in this
manual ... BUT ... we had "come" down pat in a few
reps and you could have knocked me down when I tried
the exercise with "drop" and, after a few reps in
different spots Darwin practically *threw* the rubber
ball at my feet on command. He's still not perfect
(just a pup, after all, and he's stubborn enough to
want to push and test me a little bit more).

For what it's worth, I can see (as no doubt you have)
how your usenet manner is likely to rankle a few
folks, but that woman who advocates ear pulling and
beating with sticks deserves everything she gets. Even
if that was the only method that would work, I'd live
with my dog not fetching rather than do any of that.
(Darwin fetches enthusiastically and instinctively,
tho').

Best, ben

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Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:06 AM
Hello.

I never posted here (or anywhere) before. I
never trained or owned a dog before this year.

I downloaded the Wit's End, read it, corresponded
with Mr. Howe and trained my dog to come and to
stop barking in a weekend.

Our dog, Jake, had been treated with kindness the
whole time we had him, about 10 months, but his
earlier life is unknown.

I worked on the hot-cold exercise for about 30
minutes when he suddenly "got it". After that
he came to me every time with no hesitation.

I used the cans filled with pennies to teach him
not to bark. If he now starts to bark, I go to the
door or window, say "Good Boy, its' alright" and
he usually calms down right away.

A couple of times I had to get the cans
out again to reinforce the behavior.

We feel a strong bond with this animal
and he isvery eager to accept our love.

So with all the vitriolic spewing going on,
I have to believe Mr. Howe is right.

His method worked for us.

I don't know if it would have been quite
as effective if we had tried another method first.

Florence
------------------------------------

"Brandy Kurtz" <KraftyKur...@wmconnect.com wrote in message

Well I just printed out the Amazing Puppy Wizard
info, so I haven't actually started to train yet.

Today a salesman knocked on the door, and Pokey was
going balisstic. I calmly go to the window to see
who it is, and off-handly say Good Boy, It's a
stranger, Good Boy. Pokey shut right up, gave me a
quizical look, and came and sat beside my feet!

OMG, I could not believe it!

I was totally floored, as this has been his behavior
since a pup. Just wanted to update, and Pokey and I
are hitting the sack...;)

Brandy

From: <>
To: "Jerry Howe" <jho...@bellsouth.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: Damned Family Leadership Exercise -

Re: Am I expecting to much

Hi Jerry,

When I talked to you on the phone to order to machine
for daughter's new pup, I told you that I had an older
Chessie. I rescued him at 9 years old and have had
him for 3 years.

It's funny, but I thought I'd try some of your book
training with him. Where I used to say "come" and
then say "good boy" when he obeyed, I have reversed
it with a "good boy" first.

It really does work.

He was very confused at first, wondering what he
had done to get the praise.

But it really gets the attention and distracts him from
whatever he may have going through his brain when
he hears it.

Dogs are funny, but people are too. Can't wait to get
the Doggy do Right, etc.

Thanks,
N
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From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
To: <jho...@bellsouth.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: Wits end Training

Hi Jerry,
Send the post to whom ever you wish to. Believe
me I will keep you updated. I got to tell you His
amazing progress almost makes me cry.
Kay Pierce

From: BNTDO...@aol.com
To: jho...@bellsouth.net
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: THANKS ALISON! - "Owners Should Always
Be Given The Cold, Hard Facts: They Should NEVER FEEL
GUILTY For Having An Aggressive Dog Euthanized."

Dear Jerry,

It's Kay here. I don't know who these people are that
maligning you and your training manual but tell them
from me that it does work.

Hunter is just doing so well even the people who advocated
putting him down are impressed with him.

I even started using it with the neighbor's dog. I went over
there to help her cut his nails. She started yelling at him
for growling at me. I told her to tell him what a good boy he
is instead. Lo and behold he stopped growling and I could
do his nails. All 4 feet.

My dog Hunter was trained with the old jerk and pull method
and my other dog was trained with treats. Hunter has gotten
his enthusiasm back for his training and I couldn't be more
pleased.

He even tried to kiss a child the other day.

Major break through.

This is the dog that a few months ago tried to eat the kids
through the fence. I can now take him in the car with me
again without him trying to chase cars through the windshield.

So Jerry tell these people that the first rule of dog training is:

Do No Harm.

The 2nd rule is whatever works without breaking the first rule.

Aggressive dogs don't need to be put down. Hunter was
diagnosed aggressive and he is going to stay alive and by my
side where he belongs.

Thank you so much.
Kay

========================

From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
To: <jho...@bellsouth.net
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:50 PM
Subject: Head Hunter

Dear Jerry,

Just thought I would write to let you know how
well Hunter is doing. He had been trained using
the conventional methods for obedience. He had
gotten used to a choker and a pinch collar.

Alot of pain and a lot of jerking around. I had also
tried using positive reinforcement methods that I
had been trained in. He was so busy looking for
the treat that he didn't really want to work.

So I went back to using the pinch collar on him
and also a gentle leader when we were in public.
Slowly by degrees his behavior got worse and
he did deserve his reputation as a vicious dog.
The vet had recommended that he be put down.
I was in a panic when I found your web site.

Thanks! He is now the happy dog that I first
started out with 5 years ago. I am a professional
trainer and it was distressing to me that I could not
help my own dog. I had been told that some dogs
don't respond to any kind of training and that a
vicious dog can never be trusted again.

I disagree!

Hunter is a sight hound and now I can take him
with me and he doesn't chase cars as much
anymore which is one of his main problems.

We are working on the dog aggression thing.
And I am confident that will be successful too.
I also have your BIOSOUND machine and that
too is working good. I know of several rescue
groups that would benefit from it.

This is rather long I know but it comes from the
heart. My Head Hunter Green and I have together
along time and have been through so much together.

Thank you for helping me save his life.

Kay Pierce

========================

From: "Dan Moore" <mooret...@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:22:03 GMT
Subject: Re: How to desensitize VERY sound sensitive dog?

Tracy,

What worked for me, in just one storm, was to praise
the dog after each clap of thunder, telling him he's
a Good Dog!

This is an almost 13 year old Doberman, BTW.

The next time it thundered, he did not even react at
all--you could not tell it was the same dog as before.
There was more thunder just the other day, and same
thing, nada, nothing, zilch, no cowering, whimpering,
trying to hide at all, it was that simple.

I got this idea from Jerry Howe, who might seem to be
a "wild and crazy" character, but his non-abusive way
of handling dogs WORKS. Wonderfully. Praise.

It's that simple.

Juanita

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 (k9ap...@webtv.net)
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.

============================

Dave Cohen <coh...@total.net writes:

Re: Barking Deterrants Needed...

Hi. Please understand that I do not know Jerry and have
spoken with him briefly once by email.

I have no stake or interest in the success of his
business. I simply want to thank him publicly for one
of his tips, with regards to separation anxiety.

I thought it seemed far fetched to praise a stuffed
animal and then say good bye to my own dog, but
I am usually a very open minded person, so I tried it.
Well, lo and behold- the damn trick worked!

I think Jerry has some intriguing techniques, and
personally I think everyone who constantly criticizes
him is not understanding his logic. Thank you Jerry!

===================

"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.

"Hoku Beltz" <h...@rsphawaii.com> wrote in message
news:SN2k9.45447$V7.10868114@twister.socal.rr.com...

Aloha Sunny,

Just follow the training program to the letter, no matter how
insignificant some of the step seem to be and your puppy will
be a very well behaved dog in a few days.

I would seriously consider backing out of the training
classes as they will conflict with the Wit's End principles.

I went the training route first, and still had problems until
I found Wits' End. Now I have two "new and improved" dogs.

You won't be disappointed if you follow the program.

Good luck,
Hoku

==================

From: Hoku Beltz
To: The Puppy Wizard
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:12 PM
Subject: Mahalo

Aloha Jerry,

Just wanted to let you know that the surrogate toy
technique is working wonders. I have not had a
shredded sheet for over a week now. It is nice
to be able to leave the bed made and come home
to a made bed.

Your program is awesome, but you already know
that. Keep up the good work!

Hoku

==================

From: Eric
To: jho...@bellsouth.net
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 7:54 AM
Subject: just checking in..

Jerry!

You helped me with my pal Dundee about a year ago
regarding submissive peeing. Just wanted to let you
know he's doing great- he was "cured" in about 2 days
using your techniques!

He has since become the "smartest dog in the world"!
Once I stopped thinking like a human and got inside his
head, I can teach him ANYTHING, usually in a matter
of minutes. Makes me look like an expert dog-trainer.

I rescued two strays last week, cleaned 'em up, wormed
'em, and am getting them their shots. Time to get inside
their heads and teach them to teach themselves how to
be good dogs!

Instead of feeling like "training" is a chore, I look forward
to working with these guys a couple times a day...

Although I don't follow your instructions "to a T", I learned
from you to "think like a dog" and stimulate their brain rather
than beating ass or pinching, or any of that nonsense.

I know damn well I would NOT be loyal to someone who beat MY ass lol!

Well, just wanted to thank you for rattling the bushes
out there and teaching folks the RIGHT way to "train" dogs.

A horseman friend of mine uses very similar techniques in
training his horses- he calls it "natural horsemanship". He
is hated by nearly all the local "trainers" yet somehow he
repeatedly wins at every show he attends. He rarely shows
any more, but goes now and then to rub their noses in it
(pun intended)... Too cool....

Have a great holiday season and keep up the good work!

Eric , Dundee, Sammy, and Maynard

==========================

"Zack Pellers" <ZackPell...@GUESSWHERE.cc>
wrote in message

d*.@towson.edu (Derek) wrote in news:
6*.@posting.google.com:

Your dog needs to be retrained. Contact Mr. Jerry Howe.

Http://www.DoggyDoRight.com

You can start by downloading the free training
manual available on the site above. I used it on
my 4 year old Fila Brasileiro.

When I first brought him home from rescue, he
was similar to the way you decribed your dog.

After using Mr. Howe's training method, the dog
was cured within 72 hours.

-Jack


"Estel J. Hines" <ejhi...@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:w86dna9lBfNZgbTdRVn-hA@comcast.com...

Until i read the Jerry method of Bark reductioon,
it went something like this with our 11 month old
puppy "Yoshi"

Yoshi: Bark, bark,

us: HUSH Youshi

Yoshi Bark, bark......................

us: Hush Youshi

Yoshi BARK, BARK, BARK, .................
it stopped when Yoshi got tired barking

We decided to try the Jerry method:

Yoshi: BARK, BARK

US: GOOD Yoshi, Good Boy, who is it?

Yoshi Bark, Bark

US: It's ok, good boy Yoshi, We know them.

Yosh without fail, now stops after we say that.

I must say, it is so much more fun, when we
can praise him, to deal with things like this.

Thanks Jerry

ps: We are just starting to go thru the Jerry
Papers, and learn how to live with our son
"Yoshi", whom we love very much.
--
Best Regards,

Estel J. Hines

==============

Subject: Re: Dog will not listen to anyone but me!
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:33:36 -0500
Message-ID: uim43blqq1h...@corp.supernews.com

Okay, I gotta speak up here... We've been using Jerry's
methods with our dog. We had the same problem as the
original poster has with Buzz. One day working with the
family pack exercise and practicing the recall command
with the family and she'll now go out with hubby and
daughter instead of needing me to reassure her or even
refusing to go with anyone but me.

I really urge you, regardless of the negative things you
might hear about Jerry & Wits' End here, to try the method
and *judge the results for yourself*.

Let's see what other areas she's improved in... always
comes when called, not chewing stuff even if we leave
it laying around, "re"housebroken after long shelter stay,
walks perfectly on leash, doesn't try to steal food from
our plates or beg... probably a few more things I'm
forgetting to mention. *(Yeah, the kats lay off the koi
and don't wander. jh).

That's in about a week's time.

Her overall demeanor has changed. When we brought
her home she was very untrusting and ultra-submissive
(except with her area/toys where she was possessive and
nippy).

She had been abused and beaten by previous owners,
then she was in a shelter for months. They (most of them)
wanted to give up and kill her Now she's gained confidence
and trust with us. Last night was another big breakthrough
(in my eyes). She barked! Big deal, she barked just once
when she heard the front door. Great!

Anyway, you'll be told lots of nasty stuff about Jerry or that
the Wits' End manual is culled from other sources. In my
opinion, even if it is, it takes only the good stuff and leaves
out the bad. Works for me.

(And I suppose I gotta say this... I don't know Jerry personally.
I've emailed him and instant messaged him. I have not bought a
"Doggy Do Right". He's offered help for free.)

Ms. Mick Owen Crneckiy
http://www.crneckiy.com & http://tarot.crneckiy.com
E-mail & MSN Messenger: m...@crneckiy.com
AIM & Yahoo!: MickCrneckiy ~ ICQ: 72461227

======================

From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500
Local: Tues, Jan 25 2005 11:38 pm
Subject: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!

Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
I am posting this so others will see as well!

Hi Jerry,

> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
> he does the most of his growling and barking.

O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
you got to get up and GO to make him follow.

> I have praised him...hummed a little de de de te de ta ra...
> I have gone to another room. I have tried to change his
> mind set with one of his toys.

O.K., but don't GIVE him the toy, ONLY use
it as a BRIEF NON PHYSICAL distraction.

> This is not a house, so not very big, so when
> we go to the kitchen or bathroom ..there is
> enough room for Beau to sit or down. Bedroom
> isn't large either..when we head for there he
> thinks it's either time for bed or I am going to
> change.( such a man! lol)

We only got to go to another door or room
to break the growling for a moment and return.

> When we go back to the living room we start
> what seems to have become routine all over
> again.

FOLLOW THE TECHNIQUE.

You must always ALTERNATE the sound from
that LAST INSTANCE you used it.

> He barks, I praise, hum and try another room
> or play with a toy. I guess what I am saying is
> he only stops for a very short time.

O.K., that seems to be the cause of the problem.
You're not following the technique precisely.

> If I am watching a program on TV or on the
> computer doing something by the 12th time
>and interruption I am the one getting frustrated!

Right. He's probably not stopping cause you're
failing to continue from the LAST instance of
distraction, OR that you're trying to physically
break the behavior.

> I just want an hour or so without interruption.

NO PROBLEM.

> Sometimes he gets up on my lazy boy chair
> stares at me and growls ( his apartment bark)

He's sayin HOWEDY! PRAISE HIM.

> now he wants something.

No no, no.

No.

> What do you want?

Oooops!

> I ask... play toy? cookie? outside pp?..
> Yep that's the one he wants to go out,
> I know he doesn't have to pee as we
> were just out 30 min ago.

Then TELL HIM so

> He just wants to go out look around make
> sure all is secure.or make like a reindeer
> jumping thru the snow ol usually he goes
> peepee and poopie when asked, so at this
> point I ask for peepee as that's why we are
> out here now. I swear he squeezes out 3 or
> 4 drops just to please me or prove he really
> had to go. ( a perfect con job)<smiling>

Right.

> I am beginning to think ..a) he has total control of me..

MUST be a blond thing!

> b) perhaps we have to go work more.

Naaah. I think you're just not followin the method precisely.

> This little guy is really very amusing and clever,

Yeah. That's HOWE COME we gotta alternate
the direction the distraction comes from EVERY
TIME, and the chain of events NEVER BREAKS.
Always remember the LAST INSTANCE of sound
distraction and use another direction NEXT time.

There's other suggestions I'll have for you if you
don't think THAT'S the problem.

> when he comes and growls at me and I ask questions ..

Good.

> he listens very carefully and cocks his head as
> if to say " what was that? did I hear you right?"
> then he runs to what he wants if I don't get it right.

Yeah... he's talkin.

> When relaxed he gathers as many of his toys as
> possible and brings them all up on my chair,stretches
> out across my legs or climbs over the keyboard on
> my lap for a hug, and will then settle down for a snooze.

Yeah, it's DEFINATELY a blond thing.

>When I am at home he would like me attached
>to his hip or he attached to my lap.

FINE.

> Not enough he sleeps with me ..lol and has
> to cuddle into my back.

Fine.

> Am I expecting too much?

I think I'd draw the line at cudling.

> or too soon?

Your pup should be nearly perfect nearly instantly.

> Is there a point where too much praise
> turns to no longer having control or a dog
> taking advantage?

NOPE. Perhaps if you praise him in advance
he won't ask you to do stuff like take him out
for a look see?

> Or am I just allowing too much trying to do the right thing?

I think you're makin a very tiny mishandling error,
probably by not alternating the direction EVERY
TIME.

> I am afraid at times my frustration may undo
> some of the good changes already accomplished.

That WILL happen if you scold him.

> Did I mention we work every two or three days
> pending on the weather and walk or play in between.

That's FINE.

> Gees ...I'm smiling now, I think he knows I'm writing you ...

They KNOW stuff.

> he has been snoozing across my legs since I
> started this note, you guessed it... not a growl,
> bark or sneeze. yep and he is still breathing.

Sounds like he's a little hyperactive.
That'll settle down in a few more days.

> This is like taking a noisy car to the mechanic,
> when you get there the car quietly purr's.

Just let me know what he's doin and what
you're doin and we can see what's goin on
and fix it nearly instantly.

> Well thanks for any help.

My pleasure

TPW <{) ; ~ ) >

Cheers,

Barb (BarbnBeau)

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 13:56:40 -0800 (PST)
From: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Thanks for the note...and reminder's
To: "Barb E" <>

HOWEDY BarbnBeau,

Puppy Wizard <{) ; ~ ) >

Barb E <> wrote:

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for your notes....

Pretty scary isn't it a blonde dog and a blonde
owner, no wonder the little guy is confused !

Not sure what I thought I was doing re: barking and
growling... sometimes I take things so literally.

I thought you had mentioned humming as a deterrent?
However I concentrated on repeating my little tune
completely, not thinking about changing the direction
of sound.

OMG I have enough trouble carrying a tune never mind
throwing my voice ....hahaha (way too funny)

So, we are going back to real noise and ALTERNATE the
sound from that LAST INSTANCE. ( light bulb moment)
I am NOT following the technique precisely!! duh.

I agree I think he is a tad hyperactive.. but I can
usually get him to calm down and breathe by "down"
and "stay" with lots of praise for a period of 3 to
5 mins. then release and back to playing. ( a puppy
time out lol)

re: cuddling.. Beau sleeps with me and I usually sleep
on my side. Once I move to my side he shuffles in closer
his back slightly touching mine... I think it's his way
of keeping track of me, making darn sure I don't go
anywhere without him!

You will be happy to hear after receiving your note,
and reminder's. Sir started his barking so I went
back to alternating sound and lo and behold he reacted
very quickly and stopped. ( your right.. way too blonde)
We also went down for our last pee break before bed and
wouldn't you know we timed it when the newspaper man
arrived, Beau gave one quick bark and he immediately
stopped.

Lucky me my dog is smarter than I am, the improvement
is there in spite of my errors! Now that you got me
back on track perhaps we will see more improvement.

Thanks once again for your help, will let you know
how things go.

Stay warm.. (for us that means 32 degrees today)

Cheers,

Barb


> Thanks, David

You're welcome. I don't want to BORE you
with all the DETAILS of The Amazing Puppy
Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY
SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training
Method Manual, but just a few of the 100%
CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method
Manual Student's REPORTS might persuade
you not to believe the PROFESSIONAL DOG
ABUSERS you're asking for HEELP.

LIKE THIS:

From: sighthounds & siberians <x...@ncweb.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 07:12:38 -0500

Subject: Re: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500,
"BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca> wrote:

>Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
>I am posting this so others will see as well!

>Hi Jerry,

>> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
>> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
>> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
>> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
>> he does the most of his growling and barking.

>O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
>you got to get up and GO to make him follow.

<Skip reposting of Jerry drivel.>

I believe you've been told that Jerry is killfiled
by the majority of regulars here. If you think his
advice is valuable and enjoy dealing with him, good
for you. However, reposting Jerry spew that people
use a killfile to avoid tends to suggest that you're
trying to annoy us, and even if you're not, it's
going to get you killfiled.

Let me be one of the first: PLONK.

Mustang Sally

Looks like racetrack silly is a little jealHOWES:

"After Numerous Training Classes, Behavioral
Consultations, And Hundreds Of Dollars In Vet
Bills, I Killed My Dalmatian Several Years Ago
Due To Extreme Dog-Aggressiveness."


"I'll bet you don't know a thing about me. I volunteered
as assistant to the euthanasia tech at our local shelter
for a while, and I know a bit about overpopulation and
unwanted animals.

This however has nothing at all to do with responsible
breeders, because responsible breeders don't contribute
to that problem," Mustang Sally.

"My spayed Siberian bitch marks and covers all
over the place, as did my spayed Dalmatian bitch.
The Borzoi doesn't, but she is *extremely* submissive."

Sally Hennessey

"Oops, hit "send" too fast. Of course bitches in
season are advertising, so that type of behavior
might be typical of Murphy. And some folks think
that spaying actually increases dominant/aggressive
behavior in bitches that were dominant/aggressive
beforehand, so perhaps marking behavior also
increases in those bitches."

Sally Hennessey


"Sally Hennessey" <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
news:54nuetsqgkhp26qqv128jnumgmb2m27opr@4ax.com...

Nope. No more than you'd convince Patch that
prongs and e-collars, in the right hands, are not
intrinsically abusive; or that dogs trained properly
with prongs or e-collars are not fearful, in pain, or
intimidated; or that any one of us here knows our
own dogs and their reactions better than someone
who has never seen them or us...hmmm.

I'm starting to see some similarities here.

Sally Hennessey

Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 13:23:46 +0100
Local: Mon, Apr 9 2001 5:23 am
Subject: Re: shock collars

Sally Hennessey <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
news:b8m1dtsv6vuiblo63h8ekqiforibadrff2@4ax.com...

Aside from being incredibly offensive and self-righteous,
this post shows and absence of knowledge in the differences
in dogs' temperaments, or perhaps a lack of ability to perceive
same. The fact that you, Alison, have never met a dog to whom
corrections and discomfort, even pain, were unimportant does
not mean that such dogs do not exist.

What it means is that you don't know as much about dogs
as you think you do, and you surely don't know a damn
thing about Harlan or anyone else's dog here.

I had a Dalmatian that would instigate fights with one
of her housemates; that dog had no fear or anything,
and pain incurred during a fight meant nothing to her.

I know that that dog is not unique, and I'm sure many
people here can tell similar stories. The fact that you,
Alison, continue to say things to people such as what
you said to Theresa about causing her dog to suffer
(at least I guess that's what you meant by "you cause
your dog suffers" - - must be the King's English you
guys talk about over there) means that you are an
ignorant, arrogant, insensitive person who is not worth
further notice.
Sally Hennessey

You startin to get the doGgamened PICTURE?:

Punishment Deranges Behavior.
"NO!" Does NOT Have Any Behavioral Function
EXCEPT
To DERANGE Behaviors.

Here's professor dermer pryor:

From: Marshall Dermer (der...@alpha1.csd.uwm.edu)
Subject: Re: Jerry's Dog Training Manual
Date: 2001-07-12 06:49:13 PST

And how do we know this aspect of his
advice is right?

Jerry is not God and his manual is not the Bible.
His advice could be subject to an empirical analysis.

(Also, it is best to killfile posts from the
few regulars here who are either ill-tempered,
ill-mannered, or just plain ill.­),

--Marshall

"At this point, "No" does not have any behavioral function.
But, if you say "No,"pick up the puppy by its neck and
shake it a bit, and the frequency of the biting decreases
then you will have achieved too things.

First, the frequency of unwanted chewing has decreased;
and two, you have established "No" as a conditioned punisher.

How much neck pulling and shaking? Just the
minimum necessary to decrease the unwanted
biting.

**********IS THAT A CONSISTENT 5 SECONDS?************

When our dog was a puppy, "No" came before mild
forms of punishment (I would hold my dog's mouth
closed for a few seconds.) whereas "Bad Dog" came
before stronger punishement (the kind discussed above).

"No" is usually sufficient but sometimes I use "Bad Dog"
to stop a behavior. "Bad Dog" ALWAYS works," marshall
dermer, research professor of ANAL-ytic behaviorISM at
UofWI. For MOORE animal abuse, please visit dr p.

BWAHAHAHHAHAAAA!!!!!

That's INSANE. Ain't it.

Here's professor dermer AFTER gettin JERRYIZED:

"We Are Lucky To Have You, And More People Should
Come To Their Senses And Support Your Valuable Work.
God Bless The Puppy Wizard," Professor Marshall Dermer,
Dept Of ANAL-ytic Behavior, UofWI.

From: "Marshall Dermer" <der...@csd.uwm.edu>
To: "The Puppy Wizard"
<*.@earthlink.net>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 2:53 PM

Subject: God Bless The Puppy Wizard
Dear Mr. Puppy Wizard,

I have, of late, come to recognize your genius
and now must applaud your attempts to save
animals from painful training procedures.

You are indeed a hero, a man of exceptional talent­,
who tirelessly devotes his days to crafting posts ­to
alert the world to animal abuse.

We are lucky to have you, and more people should
come to their senses and support your valuable
work.

Have you thought of establishing a nonprofit
charity to fund your important work?
Have you thought about holding a press conference
so others can learn of your highly worthwhile
and significant work?

In closing, my only suggestion is that you
try to keep your messages short for most
readers may refuse to read a long message
even if it is from the wise, heroic Puppy Wizard.
I wish you well in your endeavors.

--Marshall Dermer


Subject: < BEFORE -> "Jerry, You filthy, Unctuous,
No Good Charlatan,"

< AFTER -> "Thank You Jerry For Putting Up With
A Constant Barrage Of Really Infantile
Crap At The Hands Of Supposedly Adult
Dog Lovers.

'Naive' Is Believing You Can Terrorize
A Dog Into Good Behavior," Robert Crim.

>Subject: Re: Fritz---a retrospective
>Date: 02/05/1999
>Author: Robert Crim <fritzg...@earthlink.net>
> You filthy, unctuous, no good charlatan. If you had
> any idea of what dogs and dog people were about
> you would realize the depths of the absolute loathing
> and contempt I hold for you right now. Were it not
> for the blessed distance and anonymity that the internet
> gives us from the scummy likes of you, I would probably
> be in a jail cell right now for turning you into the pile
> of shit you really are

Hey, Howe, you really are a wacko, eh?

Crim wrote this about *YOU,* you insipid piece of cow dung!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
--
Dogman
mailto:dog...@i1.net
http://www.i1.net/~dogman

=====================

> On Thu, 17 Jun 1999 20:24:15 -0700, dogsnus

<"Terri"@cyberhighway> Wrote:>

> Hey, do like me, and killfile Jerry.
> He has millions of people aleady reading his posts and
> watching him extract his soggy foot out of his mouth!
> Out of these MILLIONS, I've only seen 2 naive childs
> come forward and actually believe in his training manual.

Robert Crim writes:

I assume that I and my wife are those two naive childs
since I freely admit to having read and, I hope,
understood enough of the manual and it's counterparts by
John Fisher and the posts of Marilyn Rammell to believe
and use it.

This naive child would like to say thank you to both
Jerry and Marilyn for putting up with a constant barrage
of really infantile crap at the hands of supposedly
adult dog lovers.

The other naive child (LSW) has to put up with the
nagging idea that if people like them had been posting
earlier, maybe we would not have had to hold the head
of a really magnificent animal in our arms while he was
given the needle and having to hug him and wait until he
gasped his last gasp.

To my mind, "naive" is believing you can terrorize a dog.

Naive is believing that people that hide behind fake
names are more honest than people that use their real
names. Naive is thinking that dilettante dog breeders
and amateur "trainers" like Joey (lyingdogDUMMY, j.h.)
are the equal or better than those that have studied and
lived by their craft for decades.

"Stupid" is believing that people do not see kindergarten
level insults for what they are. Really stupid is believing
that people like Jerry Howe and Marilyn Rammell are
going to just go away because you people act like fools.

Why do you act like fools? I really have no idea, and I
don't really care.

> And, to date: I've not seen ONE come forward and
> actually admit to buying and having success with his
> little black box.

I think I'm going to get one myself for Father's day and
take it down to the Animal Shelter for their use and
testing. You would never believe the results, so you'll
never know.

> Anyone by now that doesn't see a scam man coming by
> Jerry's posts deserves to get what is sure to be coming
> to him! LOL!

I don't see a "scam man", so I guess I and Longsuffering
Wife and Rollei will just have to get what we deserve,
eh? As Joey (Dogman) says, "poor Rollei.".......right.

>Terri

Yes it was, and that is sad.

Robert, Longsuffering Wife and Rollei (do I get to
listen to the box first?)

===========

Crim wrote THAT about *YOU,* tommy, "you insipid piece of cow dung!"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
To: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@mail.com>
Subject: Alleged Professors of Animal Behavior
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:50:51 -0400

Dear Jerry, I paged through some of the "dog business"
and was astonished at the low quality of opinions arising
from professors of behavior analysis.

I had the very great privilege of meeting Sam Corson
(Pavlov's last Ph.D. student) and his dogs at Ohio
University. I even got to spend a night at Sam's house.

There is no question but that you are a spiritual brother
to Corson and to Pavlov, both of whom knew that the dog's
great capacity for love was the key to shaping doggie behavior.

Paradoxical reward and paradoxical fixing of attention are
both well documented Pavlovian techniques. Even so humorless
a chap as B.F. Skinner taught students like the Breland's whose
"The Misbehavior of Organisms" demonstrate the utility of your
methods and their deep roots in scientific (as opposed to
commercial) psychology.

George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
you may find my resume in Who's Who in
Science and Technology


From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 17:26:31 GMT

Subject: Dr. George VonHilshimer Writes: "No Loving, No Learning."

HOWEDY People,

Perhaps the PROBLEM is "TOO MANY WORDS?"

From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
To: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:40 AM
Subject: Fw: Counter Cruising must stop

> From: "diannes" <dian...@bolt.sonic.net>
> Newsgroups: rec.pets.dogs.behavior
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 12:18 PM
> Subject: Re: Counter Cruising must stop
> > LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
> > > I wrote:
> > > > LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
> > > > > On another note: I understand why someone
> > > > > proclaiming a method that works on all dogs,
> > > > > all the time, would send up "red flag" to you
> > > > > and others, but the fact remains, if a technique
> > > > > *doesn't* work 100% of the time, with all dogs,
> > > > > then there must be a flaw in the philosophy
> > > > > underlying that technique.

> > > > Ditto for dog training. No failure nor flaw of method
> > > > is involved - that's just acceptance of reality.

> > > First of all, I didn't say that there was a flaw in the
> > > method, though anyone is welcome to make that
> > > leap.

> > > I said there was a flaw in the underlying philosophy
> > > and its model of learning.

> > Correction accepted. I think that perhaps we are using
> > terminology differently here. Here is my use of the terms:

Jerry, I don't know where you find these folk who can't read.

> In order to use negative reinforcement, one must
> typically administer the aversive stimulus in order
> to be able to terminate it.

This is not negative reinforcement. Negative means no.

Positive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
reward emitted immediately by trainer;

Negative reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
no response by trainer;

Aversive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
aversive stimuli emitted immediately by trainer;

The term "reinforcement is used only tentatively with
"aversion" because aversive stimuli (aka punishment)
typically derange learning and are not followed by clean
learning curves equivalent to those which follow reward
or positive reinforcement;

Escape conditioning = dog has an aversive stimulus
applied without any dog related reason and when
behavior is emitted aversive stim is immediately turned off .

There is some indication that Escape Conditioning
works in a manner closely approximating reward;
but, ear pinch? -- too aversive.

I remind you that you should beat them over the head
with "The Misbehavior of Organisms" by Breland and
Breland, published in B.F. Skinner's CUMULATIVE
RECORD. Ignored by most profs of psychology, but
the distillation of his work.

NO PUNISHMENT.

Must pay attention to who is the animal?

His evolution, his development, and his personal history -
cannot train without respect for who is the dog? So says
the BIG TIME operant conditioning guru - and you can also
refer back to MARY COVER JONES (mother of scientific
systematic psychology), no loving, no learning.

I suppose I could wire up a dog so that his brain was
badly interrupted and the loving method of puppy training
might not work well - but it would still work better than
the methods used by dominatrix and their ilk.

Lovingly applied ethological techniques like the one
espoused by the Wizard of ALL puppies work for all
dogs, for that matter for all mammals higher than cat.

Indeed, they will work for cats if trainer is warmly competent.

You can see this in Key West on any sunny day.
Housecats performing quite happily.

Fondly, Dr. Von

From: TooCool (larrym...@hotmail.com)
The Puppy Wizard's Wits End Training Method

I have studied canine behavior and dog training for
years. I have a huge library that covers every system
of training.

The Puppy Wizard's (Jerry Howe's) Wits' End Training
Method is by far the most scientific, the most advanced,
the kindest, the quickest and the most effective training
method yet discovered.

It is not an assortment of training tips and tricks; it is
a logically consistent system. Every behavior problem
and every obedience skill is treated in the same logically
consistent manner.

Please study his manual carefully. Please endeavor to
understand the basis of his system and please follow
his directions exactly. His manual is a masterpiece.
It is dense with theory, with explanation, with detailed
descriptions about why behavior problems occur and
how their solution should be approached.

One should not pick and choose from among his methods
based upon what you personally like or dislike. His is
not a bag of tricks but a complete and integrated system
for not only training a dog but for raising a loving companion.

When I once said to Jerry that his system creates for
you the dog of your dreams, his response was that it
produces for your dog the owner of his dreams.

You see, Jerry has discovered that if you are gentle
with your dog then he will be gentle with you, if you
praise your dog every time he looks at you, then you
will become the center of your dogs world, if you use
Jerry's sound distraction with praise, then it takes
just minutes-sometimes merely seconds-to train your
dog to not misbehave (even in your absence) (Just 15
seconds this morning to train my 10 week old puppy to
lie quietly and let me clip his nails).

Using Jerry's scientific method (sound distraction /
praise / alteration / variation) it takes just minutes to
train you dog to respond to your commands.

What a pleasure it was for me to see my 6 week old
puppy running as fast has his wobbly little legs would
carry him in response to my recall command-and he
comes running every time I call no matter where we are
or what he is doing.

At ten weeks old now, my puppy never strains upon
his leash thanks to Jerry's hot & cold exercises and
his Family Pack Leadership exercises.

Jerry has discovered that if you scold your dog, if you
scream at him, if you intimidate him, if you hurt him,
if you force him then his natural response is to oppose
you.

Is Jerry a nut?

It doesn't make any difference to me whether he is or not.
It is a logical fallacy to judge a person's ideas based
upon their personality. As far as dogs are concerned, Jerry
wears his heart upon his sleeve. It touches him deeply when
he hears of trainers forcing, intimidating, scolding or
hurting dogs.

More than that, he knows that force is not effective
and that it will certainly lead to behavior problems;
sometime problems so severe that people put their
dogs down because of those problems.

I believe that it is natural for humans to want to control
their dog by force. Jerry knows this too. We have all been
at our wits' end, haven't we?

Dogs have a natural tendency to mimic. In scientific
literature it is referred to allelomimetic behavior. Dogs
respond in like kind to force; they respond in like kind
to praise.

Don't bribe your dog with treats; give him what he
wants most-your kind attention. Give him your praise.
You will be astonished at how your dog 's anxiety will
dissipate and how their behavior problems will dissipate
along with their anxiety.

Treat Jerry Howe's (The Puppy Wizard) Wits' End
Training Method as a scientific principle just as you
would the law of gravity and you will have astounding
success.

Dog behavior is just as scientific as is gravity.

If you follow Jerry's puppy rules you will get a sweet
little Magwai; if you don't you will surely get a little
gremlin (anyone see The Gremlins?). --Larry

From: Mike (m.bidd...@ns.sympatico.ca)
Subject: Re: Info. on the puppy wizard?
Date: 2004-07-18 14:27:02 PST

> > Oh, and did I mention his methods work, ya nuff said.
> > Mike
> Ok Mike which part worked for you?

It helped clear problems from my dogs in the
field using the can penny distraction technique.

Works like a charm.

My dogs get distracted easy from their jobs ie,
retrieving or training to find lost people, oh did
I mention that I am a Search and Rescue Team
Leader.

Sorry that slipped my mind.

I have read volumes of training books and don't
know where people get that Jerry copied others
work as I have NEVER come across his methods
before. I would like to see proof.

Just like Jerry outlined I eliminated problems one
at at time as they arose. I used to try and train to
the way I wanted them but this is backward, you
train out the problems leaving what you want left over.

Funny part is the second dog who had the same
problems as the other didn't need correcting for
some of his habits after I cleared it from the first
dog.

Seemed he learned through osmosis.

Nice side benefit there.

It nearly came to giving them up to a 3rd party
trainer as they were not performing well. The
VAST majority of working dog trainers are
agressive in their actions with the dogs.

I tried it and it didn't work and guess what I
was at my "Whits End" then someone I new
turned me onto Jerry and the rest is history.

I referred friends and families to Jerry's manual
and all have had great results. Starting puppies
out on the distraction technique is especially
good because they never develop the habit.

I had my sisters dog healing, sitting and down
stay reliably at 8-9 weeks. The first night home
following Jerrys advice we ditched the crate and
put the pup on the floor beside the bed and after
2 whimpers NOT A SOUND OUT OF THAT DOG
FOR 6 HRS! first night, that has never happened
in all my days.

Sorry, the man understands dogs its that simple.

Mike

"*.@DCFWatch.com" wrote:

No, the dog learned that I would hold still
the second she began to pull. She would pull
to go where *she* wanted.

Well if she wanted to stop and go in another
direction.. say to sniff my neighbors yard..

she learned if she wanted to do it I would stop
walking and she could go.. and if there wasn't
enough slack on her lead she would just pull me.

Then when she got done doing *her* thing, she woudl
heel.. smile at me and wait for me to say "let's go"
and finish *my* thing. I would refuse to move .. i
looked like an idiot.. freezing mid walk for minutes
waiting for *my* dog to heel and give *me* permission
to go again.

I did the treats and the let's go... she got to do her
stuff and get a cookie.. if she even wanted the cookie.

I wound up calling Jerry.. as I have a half red nose
pit and half amstaff.. who is incredibly protective..

we had a new pup on the way.. and i needed help.. i
followed petsmarts trainnign guides.. memorized them...
and they *did* work, don't get me wrong.. but only
when my pet wanted a cookie or felt the cookie was
better than what she wanted.. which was not often.

She quickly learned to ignore my commands if she
could see my hands were empty. So I called Jerry...
he chatted me for about an hour and a half.. gave me
his link... and even when i had probs intro'ing the
pup he called me withn i5 mins of my email for help
at 10pm on a sunday night.

One.. singular.. uno family pack exercise after
the hot and cold exercise and i could zig zag
down my street.. about face .. whatever.. and
never had tension.

two men were acrossed the street and she walked right
by them... ordinarily she'd snarl and protect us.

And in two days.. my dog.. who bit the puppy if he
even looked like he was going near my husband or kids..
is nursing him every hour.. cleaning him.. rough housing
gently.. and teaching him to go potty outside..

actually watches him to make sure he doesn't go in
the house... and has milk.. which is awesome since
she's 19 months old and has never had a litter.

She also has stopped barking non stop at our neighbor's
dogs and pig.. does not bark at eveyr car that drives by
and has stopped jumping on people. she's even starting
to ignore our cat who has lived on her dome litter box
and our window sill (literally) for over a year and a half.

She also does her commands on cue.. and doesn't look for a treat.

From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
Subject: The Amazing Jerry's take on psychobabble
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 12:13:44 -0400

You might improve the learning of folk who actually
live with and train dogs to do useful things if you
excluded everyone who uses psychobabble from your lists.

I recommend to all of you who wish to taste the flavor
of sensible animal behaviorists to read THE MISBEHAVIOR
OF ORGANISMS, Breland and Breland.

This married pair of psychologists began the long trail
of highly trained animals who are symbolized by Shamu
eating a mackrel from a girl's hand instead of eating
the much more tasty pretty girl who is exactly the size
of the natural food of killer whales, seals. Yum!

The essay, by the way, is a chapter in B.F. Skinner's
summing up book, CUMULATIVE RECORD. They include a
sentence which more or less says, "unless you understand
the personal history of the particular animal, and the
history of this animal's species and group, the developmental
history of the animal, you cannot effectively train the animal.

Pigs root and hen's scratch, if you try to train hens without
scratching or pigs without scratching or pigeons without pecking,
you aren't going to have much success.

A conditional reflex is one which is learned, the original
primitive reflex occurs no matter what the history of the
animal, and is hard wired. If you train the animal to respond,
say by ringing a bell immediately before turning on a bright
light, then you've taught the animal and made his native reflex
of pupil constriction conditional upon the ringing of a bell.

Thorndyke added some terminology to this kind of training
and insisted that when you train the animal to make gross
motor responses that this learning is "instrumental", the
animal takes action and uses an instrument.

The Russian word translated as "conditional" in all other
contexts was mistranslated by Pavlov's American translator,
Horsley Gannt, as "conditioned" and so American psychology
went haring after phantasmagora.

The major theorists for the development of the language of
operant conditioning are Edward Thorndike, John Watson, and
B. F. Skinner. Their approach to behaviorism played a major
role in the development of American psychology.

They proposed that learning is the result of the application
of consequences; that is, learners begin to connect certain
responses with certain stimuli. This connection causes the
probability of the response to change (i.e., learning occurs.)

Thorndike labeled this type of learning instrumental. Using
consequences, he taught kittens to manipulate a latch (e.g.,
an instrument). Skinner renamed instrumental as "operant"
because in this learning, one is "operating" on, and is
influenced by, the environment. Where classical conditioning
illustrates S-->R learning, operant conditioning is often
viewed as R-->S learning since it is the consequence that
follows the response that influences whether the response
is likely or unlikely to occur again.

It is through operant conditioning that
voluntary responses are learned.

One should note that Russian Psychology did very well
without the operant language, and only pettifogging
university professors ought to worry about what kind
of label we attach to the learning. Pfui!

Even Skinner understood this!

And please note if you saw the original movie, THE
MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, you saw a Chinese psychologist
who was based on Andrew Salter, CONDITIONED REFLEX
THERAPY.

Alas, Salter didn't have a Ph.D., but he basically rescued
us from the long Freudian nightmare and returned psychotherapy
to a scientific basis. Alas, the 2nd movie didn't even cite
Salter as a source. "...all the highest nervous activity, as
it manifests itself in the conditional reflex, consists of a
continual change of these three fundamental processes --
excitation, inhibition and disinhibition." Ivan P. Pavlov

George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.

What's important is, "does Shamu reliably eat
the fish and not the pretty girl?"

George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.

From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com
To: <d...@arcane-computing.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:38 PM
Subject: Doggy advice

Scott, Jerry Howe forwarded me the letter below.
I'm glad that you referred negatively to Jerry's
habit of CAPITALIZING and HOWEING everything.

I personally hate this habit of his. I think it is his
way of diluting his authority - IME he is a very modest
fellow. However, contrary to your sneer, he is very
competent at living with dogs.

I thought I'd list a series of actions which I found
on the list, folk asking advice on what to do about
dogs doing this and that, for example:

whining,
humping, hunching,
pacing,
self mutilation - paw licking, side sucking,
spinning,
prolonged barking, barking at shadows,
overstimulated barking,
fighting, bullying other dogs,
compulsive digging,
compulsive scratching,
compulsive chewing,
frantic behavior,
chasing light, chasing shadow,
stealing food,
digging in garbage can,
loosing house (toilet) training.
inappropriate fearfulness
aggression.

The thing that is fascinating to me, as an ethologist who
graduated from college 50 years ago and has spent all of
the intervening time working with animals (including the
human animal), is that you never see any of these behaviors
in wild dingoes, jackals, coyotes or wolves, you don't even
see these behaviors in hyenas (who aren't dog related).

You see these behaviors in human managed animals, especially
animals who live with neurotic hysterical humans.

As Sam Corson (Pavlov's last student) demonstrated for
nearly 50 years at Ohio University (Oxford, O.) there
is no treatment more useful for dogs than tender loving
care.

George von Hilsheimer, Ph. D., F. R. S. H., Diplomate,
Academy of Behavioral Medicine

"Linda" <llindaleedan...@msn.com wrote in message
news:

I have been trying for the last 18 months to help my
dog who became fear aggressive at 18 month of age.
I do not know what started the problem but he came
aggressive first with dogs and then began lunging and
snapping at people. Until this time he loved everyone
and could play with any dog. He was well socialized
ad I took him with me everywhere.

At 13 months he passed the Canine Good Citizens
Test except he could let me leave him. I had used
clicker training to teach him manners and tricks but
it was not working on his aggression problem.

I took him to vets who suggested a low protein diet,
trainers who charged $800 to only make him worse.
They tried to use a prong collar and he froze, urinated
and tried to climb on my head to help him. they then
suggested a shock collar I knew this approach was not
working as he was becoming more aggressive.

I took him to an animal behaviorist with Ph. D. 400 miles
away who told me to "KEEP HIM SAFE" and read a book
on the fearful canine. I tried another trainer who tried to
use a nylon chock collar but it only made him worse.

I read hundreds of books,"CULTURE CLASH", "DOG
ARE FROM NEPTUNE", "THE OTHER END OF THE
LEASH", ETC looking for help. We finally went to Purdue
University Small Animal Behavior Clinic and they said he
had fear aggression, punishment would not work, use the
gentle leader and when out walking and he got stressed
have the people stop until he could get in control using
treats, and work on clicker training.

At that point I knew more about clicker training and using
the gentle leader than they did! Nothing was working--he
would not come when I called him and would run away when
I tried to catch him. I was afraid to walk him even in the
neighborhood as we had become that "mean dog and women who
hasn't trained her dog"

I went to four trainers in both Michigan and Florida who
were trainer/specialists in aggression and the last two
were so afraid of him they could not approach him. No one
said I should give up on him and kill him but they would
say "You have to realize he is dangerous and you are
responsible for him."

*(You got LUCKY, Linda... They coulda got Sunshine
DEAD on us. Damned near did... too.)

As last resort I tried the internet again--I had had on
going discussions with trainers from Triple Crown and Dr
Meister with out any help-and I found the ad to Doggy Do
Right and messaged Jerry to ask if this might help my dog.
He said solving the aggression problem was EZ but I could
not believe him even when I downloaded the manual.

The name of the method was right I was at my Wits End.
I had been working for 18 months!

Using the can sound three time he came, and still comes
from anywhere with the command-"comegoodboy" Next
I tried the can when walking him--when he saw a dog three
blocks away he went off-lunging and snapping-I used the
can sound and he looked at me like uhn?

I used it three more times and we got to the other dog-
-the looked at me wagging his tail--the other person
looked at me like why are shaking that can but just walked
on by.

When ever I try to explain about the sound people look at
me like "you must be out of your mind"

The results can make a believer!!!

Three weeks since beginning the Wits End Training
Manual program I walked him without the gentle leader
in a busy shopping area with many dogs.

He just seemed to not notice any one.

When people talked to him or ask his name he would
look at then and wag his tail and let then pet him.

I still can not believe the change in him--we can now
enjoy life out in public.

If I had not found the Wits End method I know there
was no hope for him and he would have hurt someone
Through all this he never growled at me, guarded his
toys or food or showed any sign of aggression with me.

My goal is to get the message out to all dog lovers that
dogs can be trained fast, easily and problems solved with
out force, pain, food or anything but sound and praise!!!!

I know most people would have given up on him a long time
ago but he was and is my life. Solving the problem was EZ
but only with the right approach-sound and praise.

I know because I tried everything else and nothing worked!!!

================================

From: Linda Daniel
To: Jerry Howe
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:06 AM
Subject: Re: - Re: dog aggression

Thanks for writing--I would be happy to do almost anything
to get your approach out to dog owners as I know it would
save so many lives. I know at times I was so frustrated I
thought of giving up on Sunshine but of course I never would
have but many people would have. The world just does not
know you can train a dog in just a few sessions and actually
solve problems.

We will be here until late April and we really have no plans-
-just to enjoy the warmth and sun of Florida, so any time
you could meet us would be great. I drive so I would be
happy to come to you anytime anywhere!

We went to Celebration today and two little poodles got
right into his face and he just sat there--I GOT a little
scared but he handled it just fine.--a couple of times people
would ask his name and want to pet him and he just went
to them tail wagging and rolled over for them rub his tummy.

He really just is not concerned about people passing, even
those on rollerblades! I have always used a gentle leader
in public but he spent most of time rubbing his face on the
grass--today I used his collar and he was so much happier!!

Only problem is he will stop to smell and I can not get
stopped soon enough to keep the leash loose. He never
pulled ahead of me but when he gets into smelling I have
a hard time getting him going--at times I think he could
smell a blade of grass for 10 minutes.

I can never thank you enough for giving Sunshine back!!!!!

I wrote to Purdue and told them about him being able to
walk in a crowd with out the /gentle leader and not having
a problem with other people and dogs.

I told them their advice did not work. Their advice was
to use the gentle leader at all times and when he was
around people or dogs to have him sit and reward with
treats--one really good suggestions was to have people
coming toward us stop when he got stressed or aroused
and not move until we backed away-

- can you just see me yelling at people to stop on the street
until I get his attention with treats.

They also suggested the possibility of using drugs-prozac-
but thought he was too dangerous as the drug would make
him less fearful and then he might attack or become more
sure of himself and become dominate aggressive. Just had
to share their great advice with you but I am sure you have
heard it all--even I am becoming an expert on bad advice.

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~shady Angel~
2005-10-12 21:50:05 EST
A Poor Shepherd Boy And His Dog wrote:
> HOWEDY ~Shady Angel~
>
> ~shady angel~ wrote:
>
>> Puppy wiz
>
> You mean 'HOWEDY The Amazing Puppy Wizard'.
>
>> I know you don't like me
>
> Not true, ~Shady Angel~.
>
> Likes and dislikes are frail human qualities,
> ~Shady Angel~. The Amazing Puppy Wizard only
> knows LOVE for frail humans.
>
>> and quite frankly I don't like you,
>
> That's irrelevent, ~Shady Angel~. You're
> WELCOME to hide your shame fear and guilt
> behind a veil of hate, if that's your
> preference.

I am not hiding I do not use anny addresses and such as you do.

But until you overcome your
> human nature you will surely DIE, as will
> your dogs and children. SLOWLY. And for
> THAT reason, The Amazing Puppy Wizard does
> not cater to such human frailties.
>
I have no children and one dog eveyone die's in the end.

>> But I'm reading your mannual
>
> Good for us, ~Shady Angel~. The methods I teach
> are THE ONLY WON WAY to pupperly handle and train
> dogs children and SP-HOWESES and achieve 100%
> CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANT SUCCESS and UNCONDITIONAL
> LOVE, TRUST and RESPECT.
>
> INDEED, it does seem, a dichotomy.
>
>> as I have a 7 month old with a few behavoural problems
>
> ALL temperament and behavior problems are CAUSED BY
> MISHANDLING as taught by HOWER university trained
> ethologists and professional dog trainers.

My dog was left with my sister and brother inlaw due to my sircumstances's
at the time, he did not have these problems before when I had him.
He is and was a very happy, content puppy but they left him on his chain all
day and night and were teaching him to dig for attention so he would receve
attention, bad attention mind you but attention all the same. My brother
inlaw got so angry (as he is a oaf with no brain) that he beat him on the
head with a steel pole and then tried to run him over with the lawn mower
note I am now minus half his chain.

STUDY
> your FREE COPY of The Amazing Puppy Wizard's 100%
> CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW

I think you are doing a great favor to people by letting them have this
option free.
>
> AND ASK ME IF YOU NEED ANY ADDITIONAL FREE HEELP.
Oh I don't think I'll need to but thanks for the offer you never know as
this has changed my opinion of you a lot.
>
>> and thought I'd give it a crack (I have other options
>
> ALL the "other options" CONSISTENTLY FAIL, ~Shady
> Angel~ and some result in DEATH. THAT'S HOWE COME
My methods were and are working fine untill I had to leave him in someone
else's care.

> The Amazing Puppy Wizard has worked tirelessly for
> six years teaching dog lovers all over the WHOWEL
> WILD WORLD HOWE to TRULY LOVE their dogs children
> and SP-HOWESES, for FREE, from settin right here,
> stark ravin nekkid,
<<Shudders>> thinking about that!

using the methods and language
> THEY UNDERSTAND, ~Shady Angel~.
>
>> I just thought I'd see if you actually
>> knew what you were talking about)
>
> The Amazing Puppy Wizard's teachings are
> DIVINELY INSPIRED, ~Shady Angel~.
>
>> And Sorry but it is very confusing fist
>
> INDEED. There's a REASON FOR EVERY THING, ~Shady Angel~.
>
>> you talk about violence and causing fear for
>> the dog then you accuse everyone else of this
>> abusive stuff.
>
> INDEED. We live in a world of dichotomy.
>
>> So witch is it you'r teaching dogs with
>> violence or showing not to do it that way?
>
> The Methods I teach use NO violence, fear,
> force, intimidation, or witholding of attention
> affection and so called rewards.
>
> The Methods I use to achive those results
> here amongst the Nazis are Nazi tactics:
>

We will see.

> "When in Rome...".
>
>> Please reply civily
>
> The Amazing Puppy Wizard is always civil in Rome.
>
>> as I have posted this civily
>
> INDEED. The Amazing Puppy Wizard appreciates
> your inquirey and RESPECTS you for taking the
> FIRST STEPS towards achieving your cure. HE
> will BLESS and ASSIST you in EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.
>
Thank you.

>> and try to keep the name calling and stuff out of this
>
> INDEED. The Amazing Puppy Wizard is NOT PRHOWED
> of using Nazi tactics, HOWEver, being NICE has
> NEVER SUCCEDED in fighting a war against EVIL,
> the TEACHINGS which bound you, till now.
>
>> as I'm not interested in you
>
> The Amazing Puppy Wizard hisself IS irrelevent,
> as are the lives of those who have SUFFERED as
> collateral damages of this viciHOWES warfare.
>
>> just your methods and to see if they work.
>
> The Amazing Puppy Wizard's methods work on
> ALL creatures, ~Shady Angel~. HOWEver, you
> must STUDY and FOLLOW the INSTRUCTIONS PRECISELY.
>
I will do I never do anything by halfs.

> Knowing the NATURE of the professional dog
> trainers, university behaviorists, the Nazis
> and Sadists, your FREE COPY of The Amazing
> Puppy Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY
> INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW Wits' End Dog
> Training Method Manual was written in such
> a manner as to THWART maliciHOWES obsfucation
> by the Nazis who would CON-FHOWEND dog lovers
> by QUOTING from the text in order to defend
> their alleged right to hurt intimidate and
> murder innocent defenseless dumb critters.
>
I have never hurt or killed and creatures apart from some deformed fry that
needed to be kulled.

> Your Manual was written in such a manner as
> to HEELP The Amazing Puppy Wizard detect dog
> abusers who'd represent themselves as "STUDENTS"
> as well as to recognize LAZY STUDENTS who chose
> NOT to study and follow The Methods PRECISELY
> by identifying and exposing their mistakes Vs
> their failure to STUDY the PRECISE SCIENTIFIC
> METHDOS and PRINCIPLES.

Time will tell.

>
> For those reasons there is no chapter which
> does not rely on a thorough understanding
> and PRACTICE of EVERY OTHER chapter in the
> text, so as to FORCE the Student to thoroughly
> study learn and APPLY ALL the METHOD therebye
> instilling the METHOD'S PRINCIPLES and PHILOSOPHIES
> into the CORE of your hearts and minds.
>
> Just ask me if you need any additional FREE HEELP.
>

Thank you.
>> --
>> ~shady angel~
>
> Yours,
> In Love And Light,
>
> The Amazing Puppy Wizard <{); ~ ) >
>
This rambling is not neccesary and only hogs bandwidth.



~shady Angel~
2005-10-13 05:54:50 EST
WTF where did this come from? Who is Imda?

A*y@HushMail.Com wrote:
> HOWEDY imda
>
> imda...@gmail.com wrote:
>> I have a 17 week old Australian Sheppard
>
> That's irrelevent. A dog is a dog.
>
>> and am having a problem leash breaking him.
>
> That's because you don't know HOWE to pupperly
> handle your lead and condition your dog to TRUST
> that you won't jerk choke or drag him on leash.
>
> The first thing you will learn reading the Wits'
> End Dog Training Method manual, is how to get the
> dog to relax and pay attention to the handler.
>
> That is done through the Hot And Cold Exercise,
> where I teach you how to control the lead without
> force, and command the dogs attention through
> praise administered with proper timing. This
> quickly conditions the handler and the dog to
> pay attention to each other and not pull.
>
> Then, the Family Pack Leadership Exercise builds
> on the attention gained through the Hot And Cold
> Exercise. The FPLX makes the dog want to follow
> the handler, and teaches him his position in the
> family, and insures that he respects and follows
> all family members' leadership. It is during this
> simple, subtle, but profoundly important exercise,
> that we begin to install the come command as a
> conditional reflex.
>
> The come command then becomes the default command,
> to be used any time the dog fails to follow a
> command as asked, since when he comes to you, he
> naturally subordinates himself.
>
> Learning how to install a conditioned reflex can
> be applicable to any command that we desire to
> install as a conditional reflex. I refrain from
> using conditioned reflex for most commands, because
> I prefer to allow the dog to think the behaviors
> through, rather than simply react in reflex, to
> help them generalize the idea, so that they use
> their judgment in applying things we are teaching
> them, to various situations.
>
> These combined exercises take about fifteen minutes,
> and can be practiced in about six or eight minutes
> after they have become familiar. I recommend these
> exercises be done several times in several places,
> and thereafter repeated anytime the dog seems to be
> not paying full attention or following commands immediately.
>
> Through learning how to use sound distractions and
> praise to eliminate unwanted behavior, we break
> undesirable behavior patterns without conflict or
> stress, insuring that the trust and respect we
> are working on establishing, are not eroded through
> conflict, stress, or punishment.
>
> The relationship that we form through these exercises,
> makes the dog want to do anything you ask. Through using
> the come command as a default when the dog chooses not
> to follow a request, we are able to get out of a
> confrontational situation, and change it to a more
> effective state of mind, and address the problem in
> a more effective, positive manner.
>
> The above is all covered in detail in part one of the
> Wits' End manual. Part two continues to more specific
> obedience training techniques based on establishing a
> balance between the dog and handler through the heeling
> pattern exercise.
>
> These techniques will improve the behavior of any dog,
> and will give you all of the tools you need to help your
> dog reach his maximum potential.
>
> The procedures for the above exercises are available
> for free in the Wits' End Dog Training Method manual.
> I'm always available to help clarify or further explain
> and give variations on the information contained in the
> manual.
>
>> I got the dog when he was 14 weeks old.
>
> That's irrelevent. You can train ANY dog to
> naturally want to do ANY THING YOU ASK at
> three weeks of age.
>
>> He loves to play in my backyard
>
> Of curse.
>
>> and spends most of his time with me and my wife.
>
> Good.
>
>> When I try to put him on a leash he
>> doesn't want anything to do with it.
>
> That's normal. Dogs DON'T LIKE havin something
> around their neck to get pulled around with.
> We've got several posters here who've CRIPPLED
> their dogs trying ineffectively to "train" them
> using choke and pronged spiked pinch choke collars.
>
>> He will just lie down and refuse to move.
>
> We've got several posters here who's dogs do likeWIZE.
>
>> I know he is afraid of being in areas he doesn't know yet
>
> THAT'S because HE DON'T TRUST YOU. You don't suppose
> he'd EVER be AFRAID if he was with his MOM, do you???
>
>> so I have been trying to leash break him in the back yard.
>
> NO. It SEZ in your FREE COPY of The Amazing Puppy
> Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
> FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual that dogs
> DO NOT LIKE being "trained" in their PLAY AREA, it makes
> them ANGRY and AGGRESSIVE.
>
> Furthermore, you CANNOT tie your dog to your
> belt or allow IT to DRAG his leash behind him
> as the PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS tell us to do,
> that makes the dogs FEAR their leashes.
>
>> He hates not being able to run around like
>> he usually does and even with treats its
>> hard to bribe him to walk.
>
> INDEEDY. You CANNOT use "treats' to "train" your dog
> because it'll make him MISTRUSTFUL and AGGRESSIVE:
>
> Despite Skinner's clear denunciation of "negative
> reinforcement" (1958) NEARLY EVER LEARNING THEORY
> model involves the USE OF PUNISHMENT. Of curse,
> Skinner has never to my knowledge, demonstrated
> HOWE we escape the phenomenon that an expected
> reward not received is experienced as a punishment
> and can produce extensive and persistent aggression
> (Azrin et al, 1966).
>
>> Any suggestions on how to leash break him???
>
> ALL behavior and temperament problems are caused by
> mishandling, therefore ALL behavior and temperament
> problems can be CURED NEARLY INSTANTLY:
>
> Greg M. Silverman" <gmsNOS...@no.umn.edu> wrote in message
> Hey, Mr. Wizard, or Alchemist or whatever your alias
> of the day is, have to say that our dog heels much
> better than she did. This is after reading and
> implementing the bit in your "Wits End" treatise.
>
> And she's a royal nutter (but then again, aren't they all?).
> Cheers! Greg--
>
> "Hennie van Dalen" <h.vandalen11***removethis...@\ufffd\ufffdchello.nl>
> wrote in message news:TlsCb.2895$7U1.7896@amstwist00...
>
> RTFM is age-old computer lingo.... It stands for "Read The
> F***ing Manual" ;-) I used the manual and it works very good!
>
> <snip>
>
> For a fact i tought him to heel in 15 min's without
> beeing on a leach at-all !!! When he spotted a dog,
> he used to run towards it, but now i tought him to "ask
> permission" first, and to my surprise it worked!
>
> My dogs never went to puppy-training (lucky for them),
> maybe this helped too.
>
> Manual can be found at http://www.doggydoright.com/id 3.html
> -- Hennie van Dalen www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11
> www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11/fo \ufffd\ufffdtografie/doggy-pictures/
>
> ------------------
>
>
>
> ballzde...@gmail.com wrote:
>> Well I am happy to reply that so far after 10
>> minutes of work and the cans from mr Howes guide,
>
> You mean The Amazing Puppy Wizard's FREE WWW Wits'
> End Dog Training Method Manual <{); ~ ) >
>
>> I have instilled the "come" command to Riley.
>
> Good. You mean INSTALLED the come command as
> a conditional reflex. Be SHORE to perform the
> EXXXORCISES four times in each of four locations.
>
>> He is an extremley smart dog, I have never had
>> to go to the third or fourth try.
>
> ----------------
>
>
>
> From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 01:52:30 -0500
> Re: Puppy Wizard's Website
>
> Hi Buzzsaw
>
> Not a Thing to lose ...But a Lot To Gain!!
>
> I can only speak from my experience.. I have a 8 month
> old miniature poodle, and although I had done some basic
> training with him we had a few barking issues ..ugh
>
> I am happy to tell you, I contacted Jerry at the email
> addy I posted and he was so great! I wasn't following
> the technique precisely but he helped me get back on track.
>
> Beau is doing sooooo well it is really a thrill working
> with him, and seeing the remarkable changes.
>
> Now I can ask for "recall" (come) both on and off lead
> and it is immediate!
>
> the first time I ask.
>
> Best of Luck to you,
>
> Remember if you need help or explanation contact Jerry ..
> he will be more than happy to help anyway he can.
>
> Cheers
> Barb
>
> "Leprechaun" <Leprech...@attglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:m01Hc.20882$uK.16329@twister.tampabay.rr.com...
>
> > Jerry believes he's a dog trainer.
>
> Fortunately, I happen to believe he is too.
> I took a rescued three year old beagle that
> had been kept outside all of its life that didn't
> even recognize or respond to its name to
> Jerry's home (That ugly cinder block shack???
> get real) and in just over one hour of working
> with the dog, he was coming on command
> (not a quickly as he does now, but still...) and
> walking with us on a loose lead.
>
> His "hot/cold" exercise and "come when called"
> command and pack exercise WORK!
>
> > and in all likelihood he's never even been near a dog.
>
> Well, he's been near mine, and done wonders for him.
>
> You don't have to like him. You don't have
> to agree with his methods, but as far as I
> am concerned, I've never seen any other
> training approach that was as fast and easy.
>
> <<<< Rest of original post deleted >>>>
>
> Ron Flanagan
> Orlando, Florida
>
> -----------------------
>
> To: Jerry Howe
> Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 2:37 PM
> Subject: Re: dog aggression - Today Seemed Like A Miracle -
> WELCOME TO WITS' END DOG TRAINING
>
> Sunshine is still acting like a new dog! Saw a dog
> today and "good boy-" worked along with calling him-
> came the first time every time. Not even a sound out
> of him. Think it is hard for him but he never even
> seemed to think about going off-reacting. I would
> love to write a testimonial but can not seem to find
> the site--please send the address--
>
> The word come has no affect on him just the phrase-
> -Sunshine come goodboy.
>
> Hi, Jerry.
>
> I'm not sure that I'm a 100% convert, or that I agree
> with (or even understand) 100% of what you say in this
> manual ... BUT ... we had "come" down pat in a few
> reps and you could have knocked me down when I tried
> the exercise with "drop" and, after a few reps in
> different spots Darwin practically *threw* the rubber
> ball at my feet on command. He's still not perfect
> (just a pup, after all, and he's stubborn enough to
> want to push and test me a little bit more).
>
> For what it's worth, I can see (as no doubt you have)
> how your usenet manner is likely to rankle a few
> folks, but that woman who advocates ear pulling and
> beating with sticks deserves everything she gets. Even
> if that was the only method that would work, I'd live
> with my dog not fetching rather than do any of that.
> (Darwin fetches enthusiastically and instinctively,
> tho').
>
> Best, ben
>
> ===================
>
>
> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:06 AM
> Hello.
>
> I never posted here (or anywhere) before. I
> never trained or owned a dog before this year.
>
> I downloaded the Wit's End, read it, corresponded
> with Mr. Howe and trained my dog to come and to
> stop barking in a weekend.
>
> Our dog, Jake, had been treated with kindness the
> whole time we had him, about 10 months, but his
> earlier life is unknown.
>
> I worked on the hot-cold exercise for about 30
> minutes when he suddenly "got it". After that
> he came to me every time with no hesitation.
>
> I used the cans filled with pennies to teach him
> not to bark. If he now starts to bark, I go to the
> door or window, say "Good Boy, its' alright" and
> he usually calms down right away.
>
> A couple of times I had to get the cans
> out again to reinforce the behavior.
>
> We feel a strong bond with this animal
> and he isvery eager to accept our love.
>
> So with all the vitriolic spewing going on,
> I have to believe Mr. Howe is right.
>
> His method worked for us.
>
> I don't know if it would have been quite
> as effective if we had tried another method first.
>
> Florence
> ------------------------------------
>
> "Brandy Kurtz" <KraftyKur...@wmconnect.com wrote in message
>
> Well I just printed out the Amazing Puppy Wizard
> info, so I haven't actually started to train yet.
>
> Today a salesman knocked on the door, and Pokey was
> going balisstic. I calmly go to the window to see
> who it is, and off-handly say Good Boy, It's a
> stranger, Good Boy. Pokey shut right up, gave me a
> quizical look, and came and sat beside my feet!
>
> OMG, I could not believe it!
>
> I was totally floored, as this has been his behavior
> since a pup. Just wanted to update, and Pokey and I
> are hitting the sack...;)
>
> Brandy
>
> From: <>
> To: "Jerry Howe" <jho...@bellsouth.net>
> Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 5:21 PM
> Subject: Re: Damned Family Leadership Exercise -
>
> Re: Am I expecting to much
>
> Hi Jerry,
>
> When I talked to you on the phone to order to machine
> for daughter's new pup, I told you that I had an older
> Chessie. I rescued him at 9 years old and have had
> him for 3 years.
>
> It's funny, but I thought I'd try some of your book
> training with him. Where I used to say "come" and
> then say "good boy" when he obeyed, I have reversed
> it with a "good boy" first.
>
> It really does work.
>
> He was very confused at first, wondering what he
> had done to get the praise.
>
> But it really gets the attention and distracts him from
> whatever he may have going through his brain when
> he hears it.
>
> Dogs are funny, but people are too. Can't wait to get
> the Doggy do Right, etc.
>
> Thanks,
> N
> =========
>
>
> From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
> To: <jho...@bellsouth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 7:22 PM
> Subject: Re: Wits end Training
>
> Hi Jerry,
> Send the post to whom ever you wish to. Believe
> me I will keep you updated. I got to tell you His
> amazing progress almost makes me cry.
> Kay Pierce
>
> From: BNTDO...@aol.com
> To: jho...@bellsouth.net
> Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 10:26 PM
> Subject: Re: THANKS ALISON! - "Owners Should Always
> Be Given The Cold, Hard Facts: They Should NEVER FEEL
> GUILTY For Having An Aggressive Dog Euthanized."
>
> Dear Jerry,
>
> It's Kay here. I don't know who these people are that
> maligning you and your training manual but tell them
> from me that it does work.
>
> Hunter is just doing so well even the people who advocated
> putting him down are impressed with him.
>
> I even started using it with the neighbor's dog. I went over
> there to help her cut his nails. She started yelling at him
> for growling at me. I told her to tell him what a good boy he
> is instead. Lo and behold he stopped growling and I could
> do his nails. All 4 feet.
>
> My dog Hunter was trained with the old jerk and pull method
> and my other dog was trained with treats. Hunter has gotten
> his enthusiasm back for his training and I couldn't be more
> pleased.
>
> He even tried to kiss a child the other day.
>
> Major break through.
>
> This is the dog that a few months ago tried to eat the kids
> through the fence. I can now take him in the car with me
> again without him trying to chase cars through the windshield.
>
> So Jerry tell these people that the first rule of dog training is:
>
> Do No Harm.
>
> The 2nd rule is whatever works without breaking the first rule.
>
> Aggressive dogs don't need to be put down. Hunter was
> diagnosed aggressive and he is going to stay alive and by my
> side where he belongs.
>
> Thank you so much.
> Kay
>
> ========================
>
> From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
> To: <jho...@bellsouth.net
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:50 PM
> Subject: Head Hunter
>
> Dear Jerry,
>
> Just thought I would write to let you know how
> well Hunter is doing. He had been trained using
> the conventional methods for obedience. He had
> gotten used to a choker and a pinch collar.
>
> Alot of pain and a lot of jerking around. I had also
> tried using positive reinforcement methods that I
> had been trained in. He was so busy looking for
> the treat that he didn't really want to work.
>
> So I went back to using the pinch collar on him
> and also a gentle leader when we were in public.
> Slowly by degrees his behavior got worse and
> he did deserve his reputation as a vicious dog.
> The vet had recommended that he be put down.
> I was in a panic when I found your web site.
>
> Thanks! He is now the happy dog that I first
> started out with 5 years ago. I am a professional
> trainer and it was distressing to me that I could not
> help my own dog. I had been told that some dogs
> don't respond to any kind of training and that a
> vicious dog can never be trusted again.
>
> I disagree!
>
> Hunter is a sight hound and now I can take him
> with me and he doesn't chase cars as much
> anymore which is one of his main problems.
>
> We are working on the dog aggression thing.
> And I am confident that will be successful too.
> I also have your BIOSOUND machine and that
> too is working good. I know of several rescue
> groups that would benefit from it.
>
> This is rather long I know but it comes from the
> heart. My Head Hunter Green and I have together
> along time and have been through so much together.
>
> Thank you for helping me save his life.
>
> Kay Pierce
>
> ========================
>
> From: "Dan Moore" <mooret...@worldnet.att.net>
> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:22:03 GMT
> Subject: Re: How to desensitize VERY sound sensitive dog?
>
> Tracy,
>
> What worked for me, in just one storm, was to praise
> the dog after each clap of thunder, telling him he's
> a Good Dog!
>
> This is an almost 13 year old Doberman, BTW.
>
> The next time it thundered, he did not even react at
> all--you could not tell it was the same dog as before.
> There was more thunder just the other day, and same
> thing, nada, nothing, zilch, no cowering, whimpering,
> trying to hide at all, it was that simple.
>
> I got this idea from Jerry Howe, who might seem to be
> a "wild and crazy" character, but his non-abusive way
> of handling dogs WORKS. Wonderfully. Praise.
>
> It's that simple.
>
> Juanita
>
> 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 (k9ap...@webtv.net)
> 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.
>
> ============================
>
> Dave Cohen <coh...@total.net writes:
>
> Re: Barking Deterrants Needed...
>
> Hi. Please understand that I do not know Jerry and have
> spoken with him briefly once by email.
>
> I have no stake or interest in the success of his
> business. I simply want to thank him publicly for one
> of his tips, with regards to separation anxiety.
>
> I thought it seemed far fetched to praise a stuffed
> animal and then say good bye to my own dog, but
> I am usually a very open minded person, so I tried it.
> Well, lo and behold- the damn trick worked!
>
> I think Jerry has some intriguing techniques, and
> personally I think everyone who constantly criticizes
> him is not understanding his logic. Thank you Jerry!
>
> ===================
>
> "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.
>
> "Hoku Beltz" <h...@rsphawaii.com> wrote in message
> news:SN2k9.45447$V7.10868114@twister.socal.rr.com...
>
> Aloha Sunny,
>
> Just follow the training program to the letter, no matter how
> insignificant some of the step seem to be and your puppy will
> be a very well behaved dog in a few days.
>
> I would seriously consider backing out of the training
> classes as they will conflict with the Wit's End principles.
>
> I went the training route first, and still had problems until
> I found Wits' End. Now I have two "new and improved" dogs.
>
> You won't be disappointed if you follow the program.
>
> Good luck,
> Hoku
>
> ==================
>
> From: Hoku Beltz
> To: The Puppy Wizard
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:12 PM
> Subject: Mahalo
>
> Aloha Jerry,
>
> Just wanted to let you know that the surrogate toy
> technique is working wonders. I have not had a
> shredded sheet for over a week now. It is nice
> to be able to leave the bed made and come home
> to a made bed.
>
> Your program is awesome, but you already know
> that. Keep up the good work!
>
> Hoku
>
> ==================
>
> From: Eric
> To: jho...@bellsouth.net
> Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 7:54 AM
> Subject: just checking in..
>
> Jerry!
>
> You helped me with my pal Dundee about a year ago
> regarding submissive peeing. Just wanted to let you
> know he's doing great- he was "cured" in about 2 days
> using your techniques!
>
> He has since become the "smartest dog in the world"!
> Once I stopped thinking like a human and got inside his
> head, I can teach him ANYTHING, usually in a matter
> of minutes. Makes me look like an expert dog-trainer.
>
> I rescued two strays last week, cleaned 'em up, wormed
> 'em, and am getting them their shots. Time to get inside
> their heads and teach them to teach themselves how to
> be good dogs!
>
> Instead of feeling like "training" is a chore, I look forward
> to working with these guys a couple times a day...
>
> Although I don't follow your instructions "to a T", I learned
> from you to "think like a dog" and stimulate their brain rather
> than beating ass or pinching, or any of that nonsense.
>
> I know damn well I would NOT be loyal to someone who beat MY ass lol!
>
> Well, just wanted to thank you for rattling the bushes
> out there and teaching folks the RIGHT way to "train" dogs.
>
> A horseman friend of mine uses very similar techniques in
> training his horses- he calls it "natural horsemanship". He
> is hated by nearly all the local "trainers" yet somehow he
> repeatedly wins at every show he attends. He rarely shows
> any more, but goes now and then to rub their noses in it
> (pun intended)... Too cool....
>
> Have a great holiday season and keep up the good work!
>
> Eric , Dundee, Sammy, and Maynard
>
> ==========================
>
> "Zack Pellers" <ZackPell...@GUESSWHERE.cc>
> wrote in message
>
> dlin...@towson.edu (Derek) wrote in news:
> 697700b8.0405202039.5c737...@posting.google.com:
>
> Your dog needs to be retrained. Contact Mr. Jerry Howe.
>
> Http://www.DoggyDoRight.com
>
> You can start by downloading the free training
> manual available on the site above. I used it on
> my 4 year old Fila Brasileiro.
>
> When I first brought him home from rescue, he
> was similar to the way you decribed your dog.
>
> After using Mr. Howe's training method, the dog
> was cured within 72 hours.
>
> -Jack
>
>
> "Estel J. Hines" <ejhi...@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:w86dna9lBfNZgbTdRVn-hA@comcast.com...
>
> Until i read the Jerry method of Bark reductioon,
> it went something like this with our 11 month old
> puppy "Yoshi"
>
> Yoshi: Bark, bark,
>
> us: HUSH Youshi
>
> Yoshi Bark, bark......................
>
> us: Hush Youshi
>
> Yoshi BARK, BARK, BARK, .................
> it stopped when Yoshi got tired barking
>
> We decided to try the Jerry method:
>
> Yoshi: BARK, BARK
>
> US: GOOD Yoshi, Good Boy, who is it?
>
> Yoshi Bark, Bark
>
> US: It's ok, good boy Yoshi, We know them.
>
> Yosh without fail, now stops after we say that.
>
> I must say, it is so much more fun, when we
> can praise him, to deal with things like this.
>
> Thanks Jerry
>
> ps: We are just starting to go thru the Jerry
> Papers, and learn how to live with our son
> "Yoshi", whom we love very much.
> --
> Best Regards,
>
> Estel J. Hines
>
> ==============
>
> Subject: Re: Dog will not listen to anyone but me!
> Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:33:36 -0500
> Message-ID: uim43blqq1h...@corp.supernews.com
>
> Okay, I gotta speak up here... We've been using Jerry's
> methods with our dog. We had the same problem as the
> original poster has with Buzz. One day working with the
> family pack exercise and practicing the recall command
> with the family and she'll now go out with hubby and
> daughter instead of needing me to reassure her or even
> refusing to go with anyone but me.
>
> I really urge you, regardless of the negative things you
> might hear about Jerry & Wits' End here, to try the method
> and *judge the results for yourself*.
>
> Let's see what other areas she's improved in... always
> comes when called, not chewing stuff even if we leave
> it laying around, "re"housebroken after long shelter stay,
> walks perfectly on leash, doesn't try to steal food from
> our plates or beg... probably a few more things I'm
> forgetting to mention. *(Yeah, the kats lay off the koi
> and don't wander. jh).
>
> That's in about a week's time.
>
> Her overall demeanor has changed. When we brought
> her home she was very untrusting and ultra-submissive
> (except with her area/toys where she was possessive and
> nippy).
>
> She had been abused and beaten by previous owners,
> then she was in a shelter for months. They (most of them)
> wanted to give up and kill her Now she's gained confidence
> and trust with us. Last night was another big breakthrough
> (in my eyes). She barked! Big deal, she barked just once
> when she heard the front door. Great!
>
> Anyway, you'll be told lots of nasty stuff about Jerry or that
> the Wits' End manual is culled from other sources. In my
> opinion, even if it is, it takes only the good stuff and leaves
> out the bad. Works for me.
>
> (And I suppose I gotta say this... I don't know Jerry personally.
> I've emailed him and instant messaged him. I have not bought a
> "Doggy Do Right". He's offered help for free.)
>
> Ms. Mick Owen Crneckiy
> http://www.crneckiy.com & http://tarot.crneckiy.com
> E-mail & MSN Messenger: m...@crneckiy.com
> AIM & Yahoo!: MickCrneckiy ~ ICQ: 72461227
>
> ======================
>
> From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500
> Local: Tues, Jan 25 2005 11:38 pm
> Subject: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!
>
> Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
> I am posting this so others will see as well!
>
> Hi Jerry,
>
>> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
>> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
>> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
>> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
>> he does the most of his growling and barking.
>
> O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
> you got to get up and GO to make him follow.
>
>> I have praised him...hummed a little de de de te de ta ra...
>> I have gone to another room. I have tried to change his
>> mind set with one of his toys.
>
> O.K., but don't GIVE him the toy, ONLY use
> it as a BRIEF NON PHYSICAL distraction.
>
>> This is not a house, so not very big, so when
>> we go to the kitchen or bathroom ..there is
>> enough room for Beau to sit or down. Bedroom
>> isn't large either..when we head for there he
>> thinks it's either time for bed or I am going to
>> change.( such a man! lol)
>
> We only got to go to another door or room
> to break the growling for a moment and return.
>
>> When we go back to the living room we start
>> what seems to have become routine all over
>> again.
>
> FOLLOW THE TECHNIQUE.
>
> You must always ALTERNATE the sound from
> that LAST INSTANCE you used it.
>
>> He barks, I praise, hum and try another room
>> or play with a toy. I guess what I am saying is
>> he only stops for a very short time.
>
> O.K., that seems to be the cause of the problem.
> You're not following the technique precisely.
>
>> If I am watching a program on TV or on the
>> computer doing something by the 12th time
>> and interruption I am the one getting frustrated!
>
> Right. He's probably not stopping cause you're
> failing to continue from the LAST instance of
> distraction, OR that you're trying to physically
> break the behavior.
>
>> I just want an hour or so without interruption.
>
> NO PROBLEM.
>
>> Sometimes he gets up on my lazy boy chair
>> stares at me and growls ( his apartment bark)
>
> He's sayin HOWEDY! PRAISE HIM.
>
>> now he wants something.
>
> No no, no.
>
> No.
>
>> What do you want?
>
> Oooops!
>
>> I ask... play toy? cookie? outside pp?..
>> Yep that's the one he wants to go out,
>> I know he doesn't have to pee as we
>> were just out 30 min ago.
>
> Then TELL HIM so
>
>> He just wants to go out look around make
>> sure all is secure.or make like a reindeer
>> jumping thru the snow ol usually he goes
>> peepee and poopie when asked, so at this
>> point I ask for peepee as that's why we are
>> out here now. I swear he squeezes out 3 or
>> 4 drops just to please me or prove he really
>> had to go. ( a perfect con job)<smiling>
>
> Right.
>
>> I am beginning to think ..a) he has total control of me..
>
> MUST be a blond thing!
>
>> b) perhaps we have to go work more.
>
> Naaah. I think you're just not followin the method precisely.
>
>> This little guy is really very amusing and clever,
>
> Yeah. That's HOWE COME we gotta alternate
> the direction the distraction comes from EVERY
> TIME, and the chain of events NEVER BREAKS.
> Always remember the LAST INSTANCE of sound
> distraction and use another direction NEXT time.
>
> There's other suggestions I'll have for you if you
> don't think THAT'S the problem.
>
>> when he comes and growls at me and I ask questions ..
>
> Good.
>
>> he listens very carefully and cocks his head as
>> if to say " what was that? did I hear you right?"
>> then he runs to what he wants if I don't get it right.
>
> Yeah... he's talkin.
>
>> When relaxed he gathers as many of his toys as
>> possible and brings them all up on my chair,stretches
>> out across my legs or climbs over the keyboard on
>> my lap for a hug, and will then settle down for a snooze.
>
> Yeah, it's DEFINATELY a blond thing.
>
>> When I am at home he would like me attached
>> to his hip or he attached to my lap.
>
> FINE.
>
>> Not enough he sleeps with me ..lol and has
>> to cuddle into my back.
>
> Fine.
>
>> Am I expecting too much?
>
> I think I'd draw the line at cudling.
>
>> or too soon?
>
> Your pup should be nearly perfect nearly instantly.
>
>> Is there a point where too much praise
>> turns to no longer having control or a dog
>> taking advantage?
>
> NOPE. Perhaps if you praise him in advance
> he won't ask you to do stuff like take him out
> for a look see?
>
>> Or am I just allowing too much trying to do the right thing?
>
> I think you're makin a very tiny mishandling error,
> probably by not alternating the direction EVERY
> TIME.
>
>> I am afraid at times my frustration may undo
>> some of the good changes already accomplished.
>
> That WILL happen if you scold him.
>
>> Did I mention we work every two or three days
>> pending on the weather and walk or play in between.
>
> That's FINE.
>
>> Gees ...I'm smiling now, I think he knows I'm writing you ...
>
> They KNOW stuff.
>
>> he has been snoozing across my legs since I
>> started this note, you guessed it... not a growl,
>> bark or sneeze. yep and he is still breathing.
>
> Sounds like he's a little hyperactive.
> That'll settle down in a few more days.
>
>> This is like taking a noisy car to the mechanic,
>> when you get there the car quietly purr's.
>
> Just let me know what he's doin and what
> you're doin and we can see what's goin on
> and fix it nearly instantly.
>
>> Well thanks for any help.
>
> My pleasure
>
> TPW <{) ; ~ ) >
>
> Cheers,
>
> Barb (BarbnBeau)
>
> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 13:56:40 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: Thanks for the note...and reminder's
> To: "Barb E" <>
>
> HOWEDY BarbnBeau,
>
> Puppy Wizard <{) ; ~ ) >
>
> Barb E <> wrote:
>
> Hi Jerry,
>
> Thanks for your notes....
>
> Pretty scary isn't it a blonde dog and a blonde
> owner, no wonder the little guy is confused !
>
> Not sure what I thought I was doing re: barking and
> growling... sometimes I take things so literally.
>
> I thought you had mentioned humming as a deterrent?
> However I concentrated on repeating my little tune
> completely, not thinking about changing the direction
> of sound.
>
> OMG I have enough trouble carrying a tune never mind
> throwing my voice ....hahaha (way too funny)
>
> So, we are going back to real noise and ALTERNATE the
> sound from that LAST INSTANCE. ( light bulb moment)
> I am NOT following the technique precisely!! duh.
>
> I agree I think he is a tad hyperactive.. but I can
> usually get him to calm down and breathe by "down"
> and "stay" with lots of praise for a period of 3 to
> 5 mins. then release and back to playing. ( a puppy
> time out lol)
>
> re: cuddling.. Beau sleeps with me and I usually sleep
> on my side. Once I move to my side he shuffles in closer
> his back slightly touching mine... I think it's his way
> of keeping track of me, making darn sure I don't go
> anywhere without him!
>
> You will be happy to hear after receiving your note,
> and reminder's. Sir started his barking so I went
> back to alternating sound and lo and behold he reacted
> very quickly and stopped. ( your right.. way too blonde)
> We also went down for our last pee break before bed and
> wouldn't you know we timed it when the newspaper man
> arrived, Beau gave one quick bark and he immediately
> stopped.
>
> Lucky me my dog is smarter than I am, the improvement
> is there in spite of my errors! Now that you got me
> back on track perhaps we will see more improvement.
>
> Thanks once again for your help, will let you know
> how things go.
>
> Stay warm.. (for us that means 32 degrees today)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Barb
>
>
>> Thanks, David
>
> You're welcome. I don't want to BORE you
> with all the DETAILS of The Amazing Puppy
> Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY
> SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training
> Method Manual, but just a few of the 100%
> CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
> FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method
> Manual Student's REPORTS might persuade
> you not to believe the PROFESSIONAL DOG
> ABUSERS you're asking for HEELP.
>
> LIKE THIS:
>
> From: sighthounds & siberians <x...@ncweb.com>
> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 07:12:38 -0500
>
> Subject: Re: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!
>
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500,
> "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
>> I am posting this so others will see as well!
>
>> Hi Jerry,
>
>>> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
>>> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
>>> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
>>> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
>>> he does the most of his growling and barking.
>
>> O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
>> you got to get up and GO to make him follow.
>
> <Skip reposting of Jerry drivel.>
>
> I believe you've been told that Jerry is killfiled
> by the majority of regulars here. If you think his
> advice is valuable and enjoy dealing with him, good
> for you. However, reposting Jerry spew that people
> use a killfile to avoid tends to suggest that you're
> trying to annoy us, and even if you're not, it's
> going to get you killfiled.
>
> Let me be one of the first: PLONK.
>
> Mustang Sally
>
> Looks like racetrack silly is a little jealHOWES:
>
> "After Numerous Training Classes, Behavioral
> Consultations, And Hundreds Of Dollars In Vet
> Bills, I Killed My Dalmatian Several Years Ago
> Due To Extreme Dog-Aggressiveness."
>
>
> "I'll bet you don't know a thing about me. I volunteered
> as assistant to the euthanasia tech at our local shelter
> for a while, and I know a bit about overpopulation and
> unwanted animals.
>
> This however has nothing at all to do with responsible
> breeders, because responsible breeders don't contribute
> to that problem," Mustang Sally.
>
> "My spayed Siberian bitch marks and covers all
> over the place, as did my spayed Dalmatian bitch.
> The Borzoi doesn't, but she is *extremely* submissive."
>
> Sally Hennessey
>
> "Oops, hit "send" too fast. Of course bitches in
> season are advertising, so that type of behavior
> might be typical of Murphy. And some folks think
> that spaying actually increases dominant/aggressive
> behavior in bitches that were dominant/aggressive
> beforehand, so perhaps marking behavior also
> increases in those bitches."
>
> Sally Hennessey
>
>
> "Sally Hennessey" <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
> news:54nuetsqgkhp26qqv128jnumgmb2m27opr@4ax.com...
>
> Nope. No more than you'd convince Patch that
> prongs and e-collars, in the right hands, are not
> intrinsically abusive; or that dogs trained properly
> with prongs or e-collars are not fearful, in pain, or
> intimidated; or that any one of us here knows our
> own dogs and their reactions better than someone
> who has never seen them or us...hmmm.
>
> I'm starting to see some similarities here.
>
> Sally Hennessey
>
> Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 13:23:46 +0100
> Local: Mon, Apr 9 2001 5:23 am
> Subject: Re: shock collars
>
> Sally Hennessey <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
> news:b8m1dtsv6vuiblo63h8ekqiforibadrff2@4ax.com...
>
> Aside from being incredibly offensive and self-righteous,
> this post shows and absence of knowledge in the differences
> in dogs' temperaments, or perhaps a lack of ability to perceive
> same. The fact that you, Alison, have never met a dog to whom
> corrections and discomfort, even pain, were unimportant does
> not mean that such dogs do not exist.
>
> What it means is that you don't know as much about dogs
> as you think you do, and you surely don't know a damn
> thing about Harlan or anyone else's dog here.
>
> I had a Dalmatian that would instigate fights with one
> of her housemates; that dog had no fear or anything,
> and pain incurred during a fight meant nothing to her.
>
> I know that that dog is not unique, and I'm sure many
> people here can tell similar stories. The fact that you,
> Alison, continue to say things to people such as what
> you said to Theresa about causing her dog to suffer
> (at least I guess that's what you meant by "you cause
> your dog suffers" - - must be the King's English you
> guys talk about over there) means that you are an
> ignorant, arrogant, insensitive person who is not worth
> further notice.
> Sally Hennessey
>
> You startin to get the doGgamened PICTURE?:
>
> Punishment Deranges Behavior.
> "NO!" Does NOT Have Any Behavioral Function
> EXCEPT
> To DERANGE Behaviors.
>
> Here's professor dermer pryor:
>
> From: Marshall Dermer (der...@alpha1.csd.uwm.edu)
> Subject: Re: Jerry's Dog Training Manual
> Date: 2001-07-12 06:49:13 PST
>
> And how do we know this aspect of his
> advice is right?
>
> Jerry is not God and his manual is not the Bible.
> His advice could be subject to an empirical analysis.
>
> (Also, it is best to killfile posts from the
> few regulars here who are either ill-tempered,
> ill-mannered, or just plain ill.\ufffd),
>
> --Marshall
>
> "At this point, "No" does not have any behavioral function.
> But, if you say "No,"pick up the puppy by its neck and
> shake it a bit, and the frequency of the biting decreases
> then you will have achieved too things.
>
> First, the frequency of unwanted chewing has decreased;
> and two, you have established "No" as a conditioned punisher.
>
> How much neck pulling and shaking? Just the
> minimum necessary to decrease the unwanted
> biting.
>
> **********IS THAT A CONSISTENT 5 SECONDS?************
>
> When our dog was a puppy, "No" came before mild
> forms of punishment (I would hold my dog's mouth
> closed for a few seconds.) whereas "Bad Dog" came
> before stronger punishement (the kind discussed above).
>
> "No" is usually sufficient but sometimes I use "Bad Dog"
> to stop a behavior. "Bad Dog" ALWAYS works," marshall
> dermer, research professor of ANAL-ytic behaviorISM at
> UofWI. For MOORE animal abuse, please visit dr p.
>
> BWAHAHAHHAHAAAA!!!!!
>
> That's INSANE. Ain't it.
>
> Here's professor dermer AFTER gettin JERRYIZED:
>
> "We Are Lucky To Have You, And More People Should
> Come To Their Senses And Support Your Valuable Work.
> God Bless The Puppy Wizard," Professor Marshall Dermer,
> Dept Of ANAL-ytic Behavior, UofWI.
>
> From: "Marshall Dermer" <der...@csd.uwm.edu>
> To: "The Puppy Wizard"
> <ThePuppyWiz...@earthlink.net>
> Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 2:53 PM
>
> Subject: God Bless The Puppy Wizard
> Dear Mr. Puppy Wizard,
>
> I have, of late, come to recognize your genius
> and now must applaud your attempts to save
> animals from painful training procedures.
>
> You are indeed a hero, a man of exceptional talent\ufffd,
> who tirelessly devotes his days to crafting posts \ufffdto
> alert the world to animal abuse.
>
> We are lucky to have you, and more people should
> come to their senses and support your valuable
> work.
>
> Have you thought of establishing a nonprofit
> charity to fund your important work?
> Have you thought about holding a press conference
> so others can learn of your highly worthwhile
> and significant work?
>
> In closing, my only suggestion is that you
> try to keep your messages short for most
> readers may refuse to read a long message
> even if it is from the wise, heroic Puppy Wizard.
> I wish you well in your endeavors.
>
> --Marshall Dermer
>
>
> Subject: < BEFORE -> "Jerry, You filthy, Unctuous,
> No Good Charlatan,"
>
> < AFTER -> "Thank You Jerry For Putting Up With
> A Constant Barrage Of Really Infantile
> Crap At The Hands Of Supposedly Adult
> Dog Lovers.
>
> 'Naive' Is Believing You Can Terrorize
> A Dog Into Good Behavior," Robert Crim.
>
>> Subject: Re: Fritz---a retrospective
>> Date: 02/05/1999
>> Author: Robert Crim <fritzg...@earthlink.net>
>> You filthy, unctuous, no good charlatan. If you had
>> any idea of what dogs and dog people were about
>> you would realize the depths of the absolute loathing
>> and contempt I hold for you right now. Were it not
>> for the blessed distance and anonymity that the internet
>> gives us from the scummy likes of you, I would probably
>> be in a jail cell right now for turning you into the pile
>> of shit you really are
>
> Hey, Howe, you really are a wacko, eh?
>
> Crim wrote this about *YOU,* you insipid piece of cow dung!
>
> BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
>
>> On Thu, 17 Jun 1999 20:24:15 -0700, dogsnus
>
> <"Terri"@cyberhighway> Wrote:>
>
>> Hey, do like me, and killfile Jerry.
>> He has millions of people aleady reading his posts and
>> watching him extract his soggy foot out of his mouth!
>> Out of these MILLIONS, I've only seen 2 naive childs
>> come forward and actually believe in his training manual.
>
> Robert Crim writes:
>
> I assume that I and my wife are those two naive childs
> since I freely admit to having read and, I hope,
> understood enough of the manual and it's counterparts by
> John Fisher and the posts of Marilyn Rammell to believe
> and use it.
>
> This naive child would like to say thank you to both
> Jerry and Marilyn for putting up with a constant barrage
> of really infantile crap at the hands of supposedly
> adult dog lovers.
>
> The other naive child (LSW) has to put up with the
> nagging idea that if people like them had been posting
> earlier, maybe we would not have had to hold the head
> of a really magnificent animal in our arms while he was
> given the needle and having to hug him and wait until he
> gasped his last gasp.
>
> To my mind, "naive" is believing you can terrorize a dog.
>
> Naive is believing that people that hide behind fake
> names are more honest than people that use their real
> names. Naive is thinking that dilettante dog breeders
> and amateur "trainers" like Joey (lyingdogDUMMY, j.h.)
> are the equal or better than those that have studied and
> lived by their craft for decades.
>
> "Stupid" is believing that people do not see kindergarten
> level insults for what they are. Really stupid is believing
> that people like Jerry Howe and Marilyn Rammell are
> going to just go away because you people act like fools.
>
> Why do you act like fools? I really have no idea, and I
> don't really care.
>
>> And, to date: I've not seen ONE come forward and
>> actually admit to buying and having success with his
>> little black box.
>
> I think I'm going to get one myself for Father's day and
> take it down to the Animal Shelter for their use and
> testing. You would never believe the results, so you'll
> never know.
>
>> Anyone by now that doesn't see a scam man coming by
>> Jerry's posts deserves to get what is sure to be coming
>> to him! LOL!
>
> I don't see a "scam man", so I guess I and Longsuffering
> Wife and Rollei will just have to get what we deserve,
> eh? As Joey (Dogman) says, "poor Rollei.".......right.
>
>> Terri
>
> Yes it was, and that is sad.
>
> Robert, Longsuffering Wife and Rollei (do I get to
> listen to the box first?)
>
> ===========
>
> Crim wrote THAT about *YOU,* tommy, "you insipid piece of cow dung!"
>
> BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
>
> From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
> To: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@mail.com>
> Subject: Alleged Professors of Animal Behavior
> Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:50:51 -0400
>
> Dear Jerry, I paged through some of the "dog business"
> and was astonished at the low quality of opinions arising
> from professors of behavior analysis.
>
> I had the very great privilege of meeting Sam Corson
> (Pavlov's last Ph.D. student) and his dogs at Ohio
> University. I even got to spend a night at Sam's house.
>
> There is no question but that you are a spiritual brother
> to Corson and to Pavlov, both of whom knew that the dog's
> great capacity for love was the key to shaping doggie behavior.
>
> Paradoxical reward and paradoxical fixing of attention are
> both well documented Pavlovian techniques. Even so humorless
> a chap as B.F. Skinner taught students like the Breland's whose
> "The Misbehavior of Organisms" demonstrate the utility of your
> methods and their deep roots in scientific (as opposed to
> commercial) psychology.
>
> George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
> you may find my resume in Who's Who in
> Science and Technology
>
>
> From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
> Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 17:26:31 GMT
>
> Subject: Dr. George VonHilshimer Writes: "No Loving, No Learning."
>
> HOWEDY People,
>
> Perhaps the PROBLEM is "TOO MANY WORDS?"
>
> From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
> To: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:40 AM
> Subject: Fw: Counter Cruising must stop
>
>> From: "diannes" <dian...@bolt.sonic.net>
>> Newsgroups: rec.pets.dogs.behavior
>> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 12:18 PM
>> Subject: Re: Counter Cruising must stop
>>> LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
>>>> I wrote:
>>>>> LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
>>>>>> On another note: I understand why someone
>>>>>> proclaiming a method that works on all dogs,
>>>>>> all the time, would send up "red flag" to you
>>>>>> and others, but the fact remains, if a technique
>>>>>> *doesn't* work 100% of the time, with all dogs,
>>>>>> then there must be a flaw in the philosophy
>>>>>> underlying that technique.
>
>>>>> Ditto for dog training. No failure nor flaw of method
>>>>> is involved - that's just acceptance of reality.
>
>>>> First of all, I didn't say that there was a flaw in the
>>>> method, though anyone is welcome to make that
>>>> leap.
>
>>>> I said there was a flaw in the underlying philosophy
>>>> and its model of learning.
>
>>> Correction accepted. I think that perhaps we are using
>>> terminology differently here. Here is my use of the terms:
>
> Jerry, I don't know where you find these folk who can't read.
>
>> In order to use negative reinforcement, one must
>> typically administer the aversive stimulus in order
>> to be able to terminate it.
>
> This is not negative reinforcement. Negative means no.
>
> Positive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
> reward emitted immediately by trainer;
>
> Negative reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
> no response by trainer;
>
> Aversive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
> aversive stimuli emitted immediately by trainer;
>
> The term "reinforcement is used only tentatively with
> "aversion" because aversive stimuli (aka punishment)
> typically derange learning and are not followed by clean
> learning curves equivalent to those which follow reward
> or positive reinforcement;
>
> Escape conditioning = dog has an aversive stimulus
> applied without any dog related reason and when
> behavior is emitted aversive stim is immediately turned off .
>
> There is some indication that Escape Conditioning
> works in a manner closely approximating reward;
> but, ear pinch? -- too aversive.
>
> I remind you that you should beat them over the head
> with "The Misbehavior of Organisms" by Breland and
> Breland, published in B.F. Skinner's CUMULATIVE
> RECORD. Ignored by most profs of psychology, but
> the distillation of his work.
>
> NO PUNISHMENT.
>
> Must pay attention to who is the animal?
>
> His evolution, his development, and his personal history -
> cannot train without respect for who is the dog? So says
> the BIG TIME operant conditioning guru - and you can also
> refer back to MARY COVER JONES (mother of scientific
> systematic psychology), no loving, no learning.
>
> I suppose I could wire up a dog so that his brain was
> badly interrupted and the loving method of puppy training
> might not work well - but it would still work better than
> the methods used by dominatrix and their ilk.
>
> Lovingly applied ethological techniques like the one
> espoused by the Wizard of ALL puppies work for all
> dogs, for that matter for all mammals higher than cat.
>
> Indeed, they will work for cats if trainer is warmly competent.
>
> You can see this in Key West on any sunny day.
> Housecats performing quite happily.
>
> Fondly, Dr. Von
>
> From: TooCool (larrym...@hotmail.com)
> The Puppy Wizard's Wits End Training Method
>
> I have studied canine behavior and dog training for
> years. I have a huge library that covers every system
> of training.
>
> The Puppy Wizard's (Jerry Howe's) Wits' End Training
> Method is by far the most scientific, the most advanced,
> the kindest, the quickest and the most effective training
> method yet discovered.
>
> It is not an assortment of training tips and tricks; it is
> a logically consistent system. Every behavior problem
> and every obedience skill is treated in the same logically
> consistent manner.
>
> Please study his manual carefully. Please endeavor to
> understand the basis of his system and please follow
> his directions exactly. His manual is a masterpiece.
> It is dense with theory, with explanation, with detailed
> descriptions about why behavior problems occur and
> how their solution should be approached.
>
> One should not pick and choose from among his methods
> based upon what you personally like or dislike. His is
> not a bag of tricks but a complete and integrated system
> for not only training a dog but for raising a loving companion.
>
> When I once said to Jerry that his system creates for
> you the dog of your dreams, his response was that it
> produces for your dog the owner of his dreams.
>
> You see, Jerry has discovered that if you are gentle
> with your dog then he will be gentle with you, if you
> praise your dog every time he looks at you, then you
> will become the center of your dogs world, if you use
> Jerry's sound distraction with praise, then it takes
> just minutes-sometimes merely seconds-to train your
> dog to not misbehave (even in your absence) (Just 15
> seconds this morning to train my 10 week old puppy to
> lie quietly and let me clip his nails).
>
> Using Jerry's scientific method (sound distraction /
> praise / alteration / variation) it takes just minutes to
> train you dog to respond to your commands.
>
> What a pleasure it was for me to see my 6 week old
> puppy running as fast has his wobbly little legs would
> carry him in response to my recall command-and he
> comes running every time I call no matter where we are
> or what he is doing.
>
> At ten weeks old now, my puppy never strains upon
> his leash thanks to Jerry's hot & cold exercises and
> his Family Pack Leadership exercises.
>
> Jerry has discovered that if you scold your dog, if you
> scream at him, if you intimidate him, if you hurt him,
> if you force him then his natural response is to oppose
> you.
>
> Is Jerry a nut?
>
> It doesn't make any difference to me whether he is or not.
> It is a logical fallacy to judge a person's ideas based
> upon their personality. As far as dogs are concerned, Jerry
> wears his heart upon his sleeve. It touches him deeply when
> he hears of trainers forcing, intimidating, scolding or
> hurting dogs.
>
> More than that, he knows that force is not effective
> and that it will certainly lead to behavior problems;
> sometime problems so severe that people put their
> dogs down because of those problems.
>
> I believe that it is natural for humans to want to control
> their dog by force. Jerry knows this too. We have all been
> at our wits' end, haven't we?
>
> Dogs have a natural tendency to mimic. In scientific
> literature it is referred to allelomimetic behavior. Dogs
> respond in like kind to force; they respond in like kind
> to praise.
>
> Don't bribe your dog with treats; give him what he
> wants most-your kind attention. Give him your praise.
> You will be astonished at how your dog 's anxiety will
> dissipate and how their behavior problems will dissipate
> along with their anxiety.
>
> Treat Jerry Howe's (The Puppy Wizard) Wits' End
> Training Method as a scientific principle just as you
> would the law of gravity and you will have astounding
> success.
>
> Dog behavior is just as scientific as is gravity.
>
> If you follow Jerry's puppy rules you will get a sweet
> little Magwai; if you don't you will surely get a little
> gremlin (anyone see The Gremlins?). --Larry
>
> From: Mike (m.bidd...@ns.sympatico.ca)
> Subject: Re: Info. on the puppy wizard?
> Date: 2004-07-18 14:27:02 PST
>
>>> Oh, and did I mention his methods work, ya nuff said.
>>> Mike
>> Ok Mike which part worked for you?
>
> It helped clear problems from my dogs in the
> field using the can penny distraction technique.
>
> Works like a charm.
>
> My dogs get distracted easy from their jobs ie,
> retrieving or training to find lost people, oh did
> I mention that I am a Search and Rescue Team
> Leader.
>
> Sorry that slipped my mind.
>
> I have read volumes of training books and don't
> know where people get that Jerry copied others
> work as I have NEVER come across his methods
> before. I would like to see proof.
>
> Just like Jerry outlined I eliminated problems one
> at at time as they arose. I used to try and train to
> the way I wanted them but this is backward, you
> train out the problems leaving what you want left over.
>
> Funny part is the second dog who had the same
> problems as the other didn't need correcting for
> some of his habits after I cleared it from the first
> dog.
>
> Seemed he learned through osmosis.
>
> Nice side benefit there.
>
> It nearly came to giving them up to a 3rd party
> trainer as they were not performing well. The
> VAST majority of working dog trainers are
> agressive in their actions with the dogs.
>
> I tried it and it didn't work and guess what I
> was at my "Whits End" then someone I new
> turned me onto Jerry and the rest is history.
>
> I referred friends and families to Jerry's manual
> and all have had great results. Starting puppies
> out on the distraction technique is especially
> good because they never develop the habit.
>
> I had my sisters dog healing, sitting and down
> stay reliably at 8-9 weeks. The first night home
> following Jerrys advice we ditched the crate and
> put the pup on the floor beside the bed and after
> 2 whimpers NOT A SOUND OUT OF THAT DOG
> FOR 6 HRS! first night, that has never happened
> in all my days.
>
> Sorry, the man understands dogs its that simple.
>
> Mike
>
> "Ama...@DCFWatch.com" wrote:
>
> No, the dog learned that I would hold still
> the second she began to pull. She would pull
> to go where *she* wanted.
>
> Well if she wanted to stop and go in another
> direction.. say to sniff my neighbors yard..
>
> she learned if she wanted to do it I would stop
> walking and she could go.. and if there wasn't
> enough slack on her lead she would just pull me.
>
> Then when she got done doing *her* thing, she woudl
> heel.. smile at me and wait for me to say "let's go"
> and finish *my* thing. I would refuse to move .. i
> looked like an idiot.. freezing mid walk for minutes
> waiting for *my* dog to heel and give *me* permission
> to go again.
>
> I did the treats and the let's go... she got to do her
> stuff and get a cookie.. if she even wanted the cookie.
>
> I wound up calling Jerry.. as I have a half red nose
> pit and half amstaff.. who is incredibly protective..
>
> we had a new pup on the way.. and i needed help.. i
> followed petsmarts trainnign guides.. memorized them...
> and they *did* work, don't get me wrong.. but only
> when my pet wanted a cookie or felt the cookie was
> better than what she wanted.. which was not often.
>
> She quickly learned to ignore my commands if she
> could see my hands were empty. So I called Jerry...
> he chatted me for about an hour and a half.. gave me
> his link... and even when i had probs intro'ing the
> pup he called me withn i5 mins of my email for help
> at 10pm on a sunday night.
>
> One.. singular.. uno family pack exercise after
> the hot and cold exercise and i could zig zag
> down my street.. about face .. whatever.. and
> never had tension.
>
> two men were acrossed the street and she walked right
> by them... ordinarily she'd snarl and protect us.
>
> And in two days.. my dog.. who bit the puppy if he
> even looked like he was going near my husband or kids..
> is nursing him every hour.. cleaning him.. rough housing
> gently.. and teaching him to go potty outside..
>
> actually watches him to make sure he doesn't go in
> the house... and has milk.. which is awesome since
> she's 19 months old and has never had a litter.
>
> She also has stopped barking non stop at our neighbor's
> dogs and pig.. does not bark at eveyr car that drives by
> and has stopped jumping on people. she's even starting
> to ignore our cat who has lived on her dome litter box
> and our window sill (literally) for over a year and a half.
>
> She also does her commands on cue.. and doesn't look for a treat.
>
> From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
> Subject: The Amazing Jerry's take on psychobabble
> Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 12:13:44 -0400
>
> You might improve the learning of folk who actually
> live with and train dogs to do useful things if you
> excluded everyone who uses psychobabble from your lists.
>
> I recommend to all of you who wish to taste the flavor
> of sensible animal behaviorists to read THE MISBEHAVIOR
> OF ORGANISMS, Breland and Breland.
>
> This married pair of psychologists began the long trail
> of highly trained animals who are symbolized by Shamu
> eating a mackrel from a girl's hand instead of eating
> the much more tasty pretty girl who is exactly the size
> of the natural food of killer whales, seals. Yum!
>
> The essay, by the way, is a chapter in B.F. Skinner's
> summing up book, CUMULATIVE RECORD. They include a
> sentence which more or less says, "unless you understand
> the personal history of the particular animal, and the
> history of this animal's species and group, the developmental
> history of the animal, you cannot effectively train the animal.
>
> Pigs root and hen's scratch, if you try to train hens without
> scratching or pigs without scratching or pigeons without pecking,
> you aren't going to have much success.
>
> A conditional reflex is one which is learned, the original
> primitive reflex occurs no matter what the history of the
> animal, and is hard wired. If you train the animal to respond,
> say by ringing a bell immediately before turning on a bright
> light, then you've taught the animal and made his native reflex
> of pupil constriction conditional upon the ringing of a bell.
>
> Thorndyke added some terminology to this kind of training
> and insisted that when you train the animal to make gross
> motor responses that this learning is "instrumental", the
> animal takes action and uses an instrument.
>
> The Russian word translated as "conditional" in all other
> contexts was mistranslated by Pavlov's American translator,
> Horsley Gannt, as "conditioned" and so American psychology
> went haring after phantasmagora.
>
> The major theorists for the development of the language of
> operant conditioning are Edward Thorndike, John Watson, and
> B. F. Skinner. Their approach to behaviorism played a major
> role in the development of American psychology.
>
> They proposed that learning is the result of the application
> of consequences; that is, learners begin to connect certain
> responses with certain stimuli. This connection causes the
> probability of the response to change (i.e., learning occurs.)
>
> Thorndike labeled this type of learning instrumental. Using
> consequences, he taught kittens to manipulate a latch (e.g.,
> an instrument). Skinner renamed instrumental as "operant"
> because in this learning, one is "operating" on, and is
> influenced by, the environment. Where classical conditioning
> illustrates S-->R learning, operant conditioning is often
> viewed as R-->S learning since it is the consequence that
> follows the response that influences whether the response
> is likely or unlikely to occur again.
>
> It is through operant conditioning that
> voluntary responses are learned.
>
> One should note that Russian Psychology did very well
> without the operant language, and only pettifogging
> university professors ought to worry about what kind
> of label we attach to the learning. Pfui!
>
> Even Skinner understood this!
>
> And please note if you saw the original movie, THE
> MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, you saw a Chinese psychologist
> who was based on Andrew Salter, CONDITIONED REFLEX
> THERAPY.
>
> Alas, Salter didn't have a Ph.D., but he basically rescued
> us from the long Freudian nightmare and returned psychotherapy
> to a scientific basis. Alas, the 2nd movie didn't even cite
> Salter as a source. "...all the highest nervous activity, as
> it manifests itself in the conditional reflex, consists of a
> continual change of these three fundamental processes --
> excitation, inhibition and disinhibition." Ivan P. Pavlov
>
> George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
>
> What's important is, "does Shamu reliably eat
> the fish and not the pretty girl?"
>
> George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.
>
> From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com
> To: <d...@arcane-computing.com
> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:38 PM
> Subject: Doggy advice
>
> Scott, Jerry Howe forwarded me the letter below.
> I'm glad that you referred negatively to Jerry's
> habit of CAPITALIZING and HOWEING everything.
>
> I personally hate this habit of his. I think it is his
> way of diluting his authority - IME he is a very modest
> fellow. However, contrary to your sneer, he is very
> competent at living with dogs.
>
> I thought I'd list a series of actions which I found
> on the list, folk asking advice on what to do about
> dogs doing this and that, for example:
>
> whining,
> humping, hunching,
> pacing,
> self mutilation - paw licking, side sucking,
> spinning,
> prolonged barking, barking at shadows,
> overstimulated barking,
> fighting, bullying other dogs,
> compulsive digging,
> compulsive scratching,
> compulsive chewing,
> frantic behavior,
> chasing light, chasing shadow,
> stealing food,
> digging in garbage can,
> loosing house (toilet) training.
> inappropriate fearfulness
> aggression.
>
> The thing that is fascinating to me, as an ethologist who
> graduated from college 50 years ago and has spent all of
> the intervening time working with animals (including the
> human animal), is that you never see any of these behaviors
> in wild dingoes, jackals, coyotes or wolves, you don't even
> see these behaviors in hyenas (who aren't dog related).
>
> You see these behaviors in human managed animals, especially
> animals who live with neurotic hysterical humans.
>
> As Sam Corson (Pavlov's last student) demonstrated for
> nearly 50 years at Ohio University (Oxford, O.) there
> is no treatment more useful for dogs than tender loving
> care.
>
> George von Hilsheimer, Ph. D., F. R. S. H., Diplomate,
> Academy of Behavioral Medicine
>
> "Linda" <llindaleedan...@msn.com wrote in message
> news:
>
> I have been trying for the last 18 months to help my
> dog who became fear aggressive at 18 month of age.
> I do not know what started the problem but he came
> aggressive first with dogs and then began lunging and
> snapping at people. Until this time he loved everyone
> and could play with any dog. He was well socialized
> ad I took him with me everywhere.
>
> At 13 months he passed the Canine Good Citizens
> Test except he could let me leave him. I had used
> clicker training to teach him manners and tricks but
> it was not working on his aggression problem.
>
> I took him to vets who suggested a low protein diet,
> trainers who charged $800 to only make him worse.
> They tried to use a prong collar and he froze, urinated
> and tried to climb on my head to help him. they then
> suggested a shock collar I knew this approach was not
> working as he was becoming more aggressive.
>
> I took him to an animal behaviorist with Ph. D. 400 miles
> away who told me to "KEEP HIM SAFE" and read a book
> on the fearful canine. I tried another trainer who tried to
> use a nylon chock collar but it only made him worse.
>
> I read hundreds of books,"CULTURE CLASH", "DOG
> ARE FROM NEPTUNE", "THE OTHER END OF THE
> LEASH", ETC looking for help. We finally went to Purdue
> University Small Animal Behavior Clinic and they said he
> had fear aggression, punishment would not work, use the
> gentle leader and when out walking and he got stressed
> have the people stop until he could get in control using
> treats, and work on clicker training.
>
> At that point I knew more about clicker training and using
> the gentle leader than they did! Nothing was working--he
> would not come when I called him and would run away when
> I tried to catch him. I was afraid to walk him even in the
> neighborhood as we had become that "mean dog and women who
> hasn't trained her dog"
>
> I went to four trainers in both Michigan and Florida who
> were trainer/specialists in aggression and the last two
> were so afraid of him they could not approach him. No one
> said I should give up on him and kill him but they would
> say "You have to realize he is dangerous and you are
> responsible for him."
>
> *(You got LUCKY, Linda... They coulda got Sunshine
> DEAD on us. Damned near did... too.)
>
> As last resort I tried the internet again--I had had on
> going discussions with trainers from Triple Crown and Dr
> Meister with out any help-and I found the ad to Doggy Do
> Right and messaged Jerry to ask if this might help my dog.
> He said solving the aggression problem was EZ but I could
> not believe him even when I downloaded the manual.
>
> The name of the method was right I was at my Wits End.
> I had been working for 18 months!
>
> Using the can sound three time he came, and still comes
> from anywhere with the command-"comegoodboy" Next
> I tried the can when walking him--when he saw a dog three
> blocks away he went off-lunging and snapping-I used the
> can sound and he looked at me like uhn?
>
> I used it three more times and we got to the other dog-
> -the looked at me wagging his tail--the other person
> looked at me like why are shaking that can but just walked
> on by.
>
> When ever I try to explain about the sound people look at
> me like "you must be out of your mind"
>
> The results can make a believer!!!
>
> Three weeks since beginning the Wits End Training
> Manual program I walked him without the gentle leader
> in a busy shopping area with many dogs.
>
> He just seemed to not notice any one.
>
> When people talked to him or ask his name he would
> look at then and wag his tail and let then pet him.
>
> I still can not believe the change in him--we can now
> enjoy life out in public.
>
> If I had not found the Wits End method I know there
> was no hope for him and he would have hurt someone
> Through all this he never growled at me, guarded his
> toys or food or showed any sign of aggression with me.
>
> My goal is to get the message out to all dog lovers that
> dogs can be trained fast, easily and problems solved with
> out force, pain, food or anything but sound and praise!!!!
>
> I know most people would have given up on him a long time
> ago but he was and is my life. Solving the problem was EZ
> but only with the right approach-sound and praise.
>
> I know because I tried everything else and nothing worked!!!
>
> ================================
>
> From: Linda Daniel
> To: Jerry Howe
> Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:06 AM
> Subject: Re: - Re: dog aggression
>
> Thanks for writing--I would be happy to do almost anything
> to get your approach out to dog owners as I know it would
> save so many lives. I know at times I was so frustrated I
> thought of giving up on Sunshine but of course I never would
> have but many people would have. The world just does not
> know you can train a dog in just a few sessions and actually
> solve problems.
>
> We will be here until late April and we really have no plans-
> -just to enjoy the warmth and sun of Florida, so any time
> you could meet us would be great. I drive so I would be
> happy to come to you anytime anywhere!
>
> We went to Celebration today and two little poodles got
> right into his face and he just sat there--I GOT a little
> scared but he handled it just fine.--a couple of times people
> would ask his name and want to pet him and he just went
> to them tail wagging and rolled over for them rub his tummy.
>
> He really just is not concerned about people passing, even
> those on rollerblades! I have always used a gentle leader
> in public but he spent most of time rubbing his face on the
> grass--today I used his collar and he was so much happier!!
>
> Only problem is he will stop to smell and I can not get
> stopped soon enough to keep the leash loose. He never
> pulled ahead of me but when he gets into smelling I have
> a hard time getting him going--at times I think he could
> smell a blade of grass for 10 minutes.
>
> I can never thank you enough for giving Sunshine back!!!!!
>
> I wrote to Purdue and told them about him being able to
> walk in a crowd with out the /gentle leader and not having
> a problem with other people and dogs.
>
> I told them their advice did not work. Their advice was
> to use the gentle leader at all times and when he was
> around people or dogs to have him sit and reward with
> treats--one really good suggestions was to have people
> coming toward us stop when he got stressed or aroused
> and not move until we backed away-
>
> - can you just see me yelling at people to stop on the street
> until I get his attention with treats.
>
> They also suggested the possibility of using drugs-prozac-
> but thought he was too dangerous as the drug would make
> him less fearful and then he might attack or become more
> sure of himself and become dominate aggressive. Just had
> to share their great advice with you but I am sure you have
> heard it all--even I am becoming an expert on bad advice.
>
> ----------------------------------
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>
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>
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>
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A*@HushMail.Com
2005-10-13 13:45:34 EST
HOWEDY ~Shady Angel~

~shady angel~ wrote:
> WTF where did this come from?

It came from The Amazing Puppy Wizard's Archives.

> Who is Imda?

HE'S IRRELEVENT.

Just read it, it's GOOD for you:

> AnimalBehaviorForensicSciencesResearchLaboratory@HushMail.Com wrote:
> > HOWEDY imda
> >
> > imda...@gmail.com wrote:
> >> I have a 17 week old Australian Sheppard
> >
> > That's irrelevent. A dog is a dog.
> >
> >> and am having a problem leash breaking him.
> >
> > That's because you don't know HOWE to pupperly
> > handle your lead and condition your dog to TRUST
> > that you won't jerk choke or drag him on leash.
> >
> > The first thing you will learn reading the Wits'
> > End Dog Training Method manual, is how to get the
> > dog to relax and pay attention to the handler.
> >
> > That is done through the Hot And Cold Exercise,
> > where I teach you how to control the lead without
> > force, and command the dogs attention through
> > praise administered with proper timing. This
> > quickly conditions the handler and the dog to
> > pay attention to each other and not pull.
> >
> > Then, the Family Pack Leadership Exercise builds
> > on the attention gained through the Hot And Cold
> > Exercise. The FPLX makes the dog want to follow
> > the handler, and teaches him his position in the
> > family, and insures that he respects and follows
> > all family members' leadership. It is during this
> > simple, subtle, but profoundly important exercise,
> > that we begin to install the come command as a
> > conditional reflex.
> >
> > The come command then becomes the default command,
> > to be used any time the dog fails to follow a
> > command as asked, since when he comes to you, he
> > naturally subordinates himself.
> >
> > Learning how to install a conditioned reflex can
> > be applicable to any command that we desire to
> > install as a conditional reflex. I refrain from
> > using conditioned reflex for most commands, because
> > I prefer to allow the dog to think the behaviors
> > through, rather than simply react in reflex, to
> > help them generalize the idea, so that they use
> > their judgment in applying things we are teaching
> > them, to various situations.
> >
> > These combined exercises take about fifteen minutes,
> > and can be practiced in about six or eight minutes
> > after they have become familiar. I recommend these
> > exercises be done several times in several places,
> > and thereafter repeated anytime the dog seems to be
> > not paying full attention or following commands immediately.
> >
> > Through learning how to use sound distractions and
> > praise to eliminate unwanted behavior, we break
> > undesirable behavior patterns without conflict or
> > stress, insuring that the trust and respect we
> > are working on establishing, are not eroded through
> > conflict, stress, or punishment.
> >
> > The relationship that we form through these exercises,
> > makes the dog want to do anything you ask. Through using
> > the come command as a default when the dog chooses not
> > to follow a request, we are able to get out of a
> > confrontational situation, and change it to a more
> > effective state of mind, and address the problem in
> > a more effective, positive manner.
> >
> > The above is all covered in detail in part one of the
> > Wits' End manual. Part two continues to more specific
> > obedience training techniques based on establishing a
> > balance between the dog and handler through the heeling
> > pattern exercise.
> >
> > These techniques will improve the behavior of any dog,
> > and will give you all of the tools you need to help your
> > dog reach his maximum potential.
> >
> > The procedures for the above exercises are available
> > for free in the Wits' End Dog Training Method manual.
> > I'm always available to help clarify or further explain
> > and give variations on the information contained in the
> > manual.
> >
> >> I got the dog when he was 14 weeks old.
> >
> > That's irrelevent. You can train ANY dog to
> > naturally want to do ANY THING YOU ASK at
> > three weeks of age.
> >
> >> He loves to play in my backyard
> >
> > Of curse.
> >
> >> and spends most of his time with me and my wife.
> >
> > Good.
> >
> >> When I try to put him on a leash he
> >> doesn't want anything to do with it.
> >
> > That's normal. Dogs DON'T LIKE havin something
> > around their neck to get pulled around with.
> > We've got several posters here who've CRIPPLED
> > their dogs trying ineffectively to "train" them
> > using choke and pronged spiked pinch choke collars.
> >
> >> He will just lie down and refuse to move.
> >
> > We've got several posters here who's dogs do likeWIZE.
> >
> >> I know he is afraid of being in areas he doesn't know yet
> >
> > THAT'S because HE DON'T TRUST YOU. You don't suppose
> > he'd EVER be AFRAID if he was with his MOM, do you???
> >
> >> so I have been trying to leash break him in the back yard.
> >
> > NO. It SEZ in your FREE COPY of The Amazing Puppy
> > Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
> > FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual that dogs
> > DO NOT LIKE being "trained" in their PLAY AREA, it makes
> > them ANGRY and AGGRESSIVE.
> >
> > Furthermore, you CANNOT tie your dog to your
> > belt or allow IT to DRAG his leash behind him
> > as the PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS tell us to do,
> > that makes the dogs FEAR their leashes.
> >
> >> He hates not being able to run around like
> >> he usually does and even with treats its
> >> hard to bribe him to walk.
> >
> > INDEEDY. You CANNOT use "treats' to "train" your dog
> > because it'll make him MISTRUSTFUL and AGGRESSIVE:
> >
> > Despite Skinner's clear denunciation of "negative
> > reinforcement" (1958) NEARLY EVER LEARNING THEORY
> > model involves the USE OF PUNISHMENT. Of curse,
> > Skinner has never to my knowledge, demonstrated
> > HOWE we escape the phenomenon that an expected
> > reward not received is experienced as a punishment
> > and can produce extensive and persistent aggression
> > (Azrin et al, 1966).
> >
> >> Any suggestions on how to leash break him???
> >
> > ALL behavior and temperament problems are caused by
> > mishandling, therefore ALL behavior and temperament
> > problems can be CURED NEARLY INSTANTLY:
> >
> > Greg M. Silverman" <gmsNOS...@no.umn.edu> wrote in message
> > Hey, Mr. Wizard, or Alchemist or whatever your alias
> > of the day is, have to say that our dog heels much
> > better than she did. This is after reading and
> > implementing the bit in your "Wits End" treatise.
> >
> > And she's a royal nutter (but then again, aren't they all?).
> > Cheers! Greg--
> >
> > "Hennie van Dalen" <h.vandalen11***removethis...@­­chello.nl>
> > wrote in message news:TlsCb.2895$7U1.7896@amstwist00...
> >
> > RTFM is age-old computer lingo.... It stands for "Read The
> > F***ing Manual" ;-) I used the manual and it works very good!
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> > For a fact i tought him to heel in 15 min's without
> > beeing on a leach at-all !!! When he spotted a dog,
> > he used to run towards it, but now i tought him to "ask
> > permission" first, and to my surprise it worked!
> >
> > My dogs never went to puppy-training (lucky for them),
> > maybe this helped too.
> >
> > Manual can be found at http://www.doggydoright.com/id 3.html
> > -- Hennie van Dalen www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11
> > www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11/fo ­­tografie/doggy-pictures/
> >
> > ------------------
> >
> >
> >
> > ballzde...@gmail.com wrote:
> >> Well I am happy to reply that so far after 10
> >> minutes of work and the cans from mr Howes guide,
> >
> > You mean The Amazing Puppy Wizard's FREE WWW Wits'
> > End Dog Training Method Manual <{); ~ ) >
> >
> >> I have instilled the "come" command to Riley.
> >
> > Good. You mean INSTALLED the come command as
> > a conditional reflex. Be SHORE to perform the
> > EXXXORCISES four times in each of four locations.
> >
> >> He is an extremley smart dog, I have never had
> >> to go to the third or fourth try.
> >
> > ----------------
> >
> >
> >
> > From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
> > Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 01:52:30 -0500
> > Re: Puppy Wizard's Website
> >
> > Hi Buzzsaw
> >
> > Not a Thing to lose ...But a Lot To Gain!!
> >
> > I can only speak from my experience.. I have a 8 month
> > old miniature poodle, and although I had done some basic
> > training with him we had a few barking issues ..ugh
> >
> > I am happy to tell you, I contacted Jerry at the email
> > addy I posted and he was so great! I wasn't following
> > the technique precisely but he helped me get back on track.
> >
> > Beau is doing sooooo well it is really a thrill working
> > with him, and seeing the remarkable changes.
> >
> > Now I can ask for "recall" (come) both on and off lead
> > and it is immediate!
> >
> > the first time I ask.
> >
> > Best of Luck to you,
> >
> > Remember if you need help or explanation contact Jerry ..
> > he will be more than happy to help anyway he can.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Barb
> >
> > "Leprechaun" <Leprech...@attglobal.net> wrote in message
> > news:m01Hc.20882$uK.16329@twister.tampabay.rr.com...
> >
> > > Jerry believes he's a dog trainer.
> >
> > Fortunately, I happen to believe he is too.
> > I took a rescued three year old beagle that
> > had been kept outside all of its life that didn't
> > even recognize or respond to its name to
> > Jerry's home (That ugly cinder block shack???
> > get real) and in just over one hour of working
> > with the dog, he was coming on command
> > (not a quickly as he does now, but still...) and
> > walking with us on a loose lead.
> >
> > His "hot/cold" exercise and "come when called"
> > command and pack exercise WORK!
> >
> > > and in all likelihood he's never even been near a dog.
> >
> > Well, he's been near mine, and done wonders for him.
> >
> > You don't have to like him. You don't have
> > to agree with his methods, but as far as I
> > am concerned, I've never seen any other
> > training approach that was as fast and easy.
> >
> > <<<< Rest of original post deleted >>>>
> >
> > Ron Flanagan
> > Orlando, Florida
> >
> > -----------------------
> >
> > To: Jerry Howe
> > Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 2:37 PM
> > Subject: Re: dog aggression - Today Seemed Like A Miracle -
> > WELCOME TO WITS' END DOG TRAINING
> >
> > Sunshine is still acting like a new dog! Saw a dog
> > today and "good boy-" worked along with calling him-
> > came the first time every time. Not even a sound out
> > of him. Think it is hard for him but he never even
> > seemed to think about going off-reacting. I would
> > love to write a testimonial but can not seem to find
> > the site--please send the address--
> >
> > The word come has no affect on him just the phrase-
> > -Sunshine come goodboy.
> >
> > Hi, Jerry.
> >
> > I'm not sure that I'm a 100% convert, or that I agree
> > with (or even understand) 100% of what you say in this
> > manual ... BUT ... we had "come" down pat in a few
> > reps and you could have knocked me down when I tried
> > the exercise with "drop" and, after a few reps in
> > different spots Darwin practically *threw* the rubber
> > ball at my feet on command. He's still not perfect
> > (just a pup, after all, and he's stubborn enough to
> > want to push and test me a little bit more).
> >
> > For what it's worth, I can see (as no doubt you have)
> > how your usenet manner is likely to rankle a few
> > folks, but that woman who advocates ear pulling and
> > beating with sticks deserves everything she gets. Even
> > if that was the only method that would work, I'd live
> > with my dog not fetching rather than do any of that.
> > (Darwin fetches enthusiastically and instinctively,
> > tho').
> >
> > Best, ben
> >
> > ===================
> >
> >
> > Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:06 AM
> > Hello.
> >
> > I never posted here (or anywhere) before. I
> > never trained or owned a dog before this year.
> >
> > I downloaded the Wit's End, read it, corresponded
> > with Mr. Howe and trained my dog to come and to
> > stop barking in a weekend.
> >
> > Our dog, Jake, had been treated with kindness the
> > whole time we had him, about 10 months, but his
> > earlier life is unknown.
> >
> > I worked on the hot-cold exercise for about 30
> > minutes when he suddenly "got it". After that
> > he came to me every time with no hesitation.
> >
> > I used the cans filled with pennies to teach him
> > not to bark. If he now starts to bark, I go to the
> > door or window, say "Good Boy, its' alright" and
> > he usually calms down right away.
> >
> > A couple of times I had to get the cans
> > out again to reinforce the behavior.
> >
> > We feel a strong bond with this animal
> > and he isvery eager to accept our love.
> >
> > So with all the vitriolic spewing going on,
> > I have to believe Mr. Howe is right.
> >
> > His method worked for us.
> >
> > I don't know if it would have been quite
> > as effective if we had tried another method first.
> >
> > Florence
> > ------------------------------------
> >
> > "Brandy Kurtz" <KraftyKur...@wmconnect.com wrote in message
> >
> > Well I just printed out the Amazing Puppy Wizard
> > info, so I haven't actually started to train yet.
> >
> > Today a salesman knocked on the door, and Pokey was
> > going balisstic. I calmly go to the window to see
> > who it is, and off-handly say Good Boy, It's a
> > stranger, Good Boy. Pokey shut right up, gave me a
> > quizical look, and came and sat beside my feet!
> >
> > OMG, I could not believe it!
> >
> > I was totally floored, as this has been his behavior
> > since a pup. Just wanted to update, and Pokey and I
> > are hitting the sack...;)
> >
> > Brandy
> >
> > From: <>
> > To: "Jerry Howe" <jho...@bellsouth.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 5:21 PM
> > Subject: Re: Damned Family Leadership Exercise -
> >
> > Re: Am I expecting to much
> >
> > Hi Jerry,
> >
> > When I talked to you on the phone to order to machine
> > for daughter's new pup, I told you that I had an older
> > Chessie. I rescued him at 9 years old and have had
> > him for 3 years.
> >
> > It's funny, but I thought I'd try some of your book
> > training with him. Where I used to say "come" and
> > then say "good boy" when he obeyed, I have reversed
> > it with a "good boy" first.
> >
> > It really does work.
> >
> > He was very confused at first, wondering what he
> > had done to get the praise.
> >
> > But it really gets the attention and distracts him from
> > whatever he may have going through his brain when
> > he hears it.
> >
> > Dogs are funny, but people are too. Can't wait to get
> > the Doggy do Right, etc.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > N
> > =========
> >
> >
> > From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
> > To: <jho...@bellsouth.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 7:22 PM
> > Subject: Re: Wits end Training
> >
> > Hi Jerry,
> > Send the post to whom ever you wish to. Believe
> > me I will keep you updated. I got to tell you His
> > amazing progress almost makes me cry.
> > Kay Pierce
> >
> > From: BNTDO...@aol.com
> > To: jho...@bellsouth.net
> > Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 10:26 PM
> > Subject: Re: THANKS ALISON! - "Owners Should Always
> > Be Given The Cold, Hard Facts: They Should NEVER FEEL
> > GUILTY For Having An Aggressive Dog Euthanized."
> >
> > Dear Jerry,
> >
> > It's Kay here. I don't know who these people are that
> > maligning you and your training manual but tell them
> > from me that it does work.
> >
> > Hunter is just doing so well even the people who advocated
> > putting him down are impressed with him.
> >
> > I even started using it with the neighbor's dog. I went over
> > there to help her cut his nails. She started yelling at him
> > for growling at me. I told her to tell him what a good boy he
> > is instead. Lo and behold he stopped growling and I could
> > do his nails. All 4 feet.
> >
> > My dog Hunter was trained with the old jerk and pull method
> > and my other dog was trained with treats. Hunter has gotten
> > his enthusiasm back for his training and I couldn't be more
> > pleased.
> >
> > He even tried to kiss a child the other day.
> >
> > Major break through.
> >
> > This is the dog that a few months ago tried to eat the kids
> > through the fence. I can now take him in the car with me
> > again without him trying to chase cars through the windshield.
> >
> > So Jerry tell these people that the first rule of dog training is:
> >
> > Do No Harm.
> >
> > The 2nd rule is whatever works without breaking the first rule.
> >
> > Aggressive dogs don't need to be put down. Hunter was
> > diagnosed aggressive and he is going to stay alive and by my
> > side where he belongs.
> >
> > Thank you so much.
> > Kay
> >
> > ========================
> >
> > From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
> > To: <jho...@bellsouth.net
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:50 PM
> > Subject: Head Hunter
> >
> > Dear Jerry,
> >
> > Just thought I would write to let you know how
> > well Hunter is doing. He had been trained using
> > the conventional methods for obedience. He had
> > gotten used to a choker and a pinch collar.
> >
> > Alot of pain and a lot of jerking around. I had also
> > tried using positive reinforcement methods that I
> > had been trained in. He was so busy looking for
> > the treat that he didn't really want to work.
> >
> > So I went back to using the pinch collar on him
> > and also a gentle leader when we were in public.
> > Slowly by degrees his behavior got worse and
> > he did deserve his reputation as a vicious dog.
> > The vet had recommended that he be put down.
> > I was in a panic when I found your web site.
> >
> > Thanks! He is now the happy dog that I first
> > started out with 5 years ago. I am a professional
> > trainer and it was distressing to me that I could not
> > help my own dog. I had been told that some dogs
> > don't respond to any kind of training and that a
> > vicious dog can never be trusted again.
> >
> > I disagree!
> >
> > Hunter is a sight hound and now I can take him
> > with me and he doesn't chase cars as much
> > anymore which is one of his main problems.
> >
> > We are working on the dog aggression thing.
> > And I am confident that will be successful too.
> > I also have your BIOSOUND machine and that
> > too is working good. I know of several rescue
> > groups that would benefit from it.
> >
> > This is rather long I know but it comes from the
> > heart. My Head Hunter Green and I have together
> > along time and have been through so much together.
> >
> > Thank you for helping me save his life.
> >
> > Kay Pierce
> >
> > ========================
> >
> > From: "Dan Moore" <mooret...@worldnet.att.net>
> > Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:22:03 GMT
> > Subject: Re: How to desensitize VERY sound sensitive dog?
> >
> > Tracy,
> >
> > What worked for me, in just one storm, was to praise
> > the dog after each clap of thunder, telling him he's
> > a Good Dog!
> >
> > This is an almost 13 year old Doberman, BTW.
> >
> > The next time it thundered, he did not even react at
> > all--you could not tell it was the same dog as before.
> > There was more thunder just the other day, and same
> > thing, nada, nothing, zilch, no cowering, whimpering,
> > trying to hide at all, it was that simple.
> >
> > I got this idea from Jerry Howe, who might seem to be
> > a "wild and crazy" character, but his non-abusive way
> > of handling dogs WORKS. Wonderfully. Praise.
> >
> > It's that simple.
> >
> > Juanita
> >
> > 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 (k9ap...@webtv.net)
> > 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.
> >
> > ============================
> >
> > Dave Cohen <coh...@total.net writes:
> >
> > Re: Barking Deterrants Needed...
> >
> > Hi. Please understand that I do not know Jerry and have
> > spoken with him briefly once by email.
> >
> > I have no stake or interest in the success of his
> > business. I simply want to thank him publicly for one
> > of his tips, with regards to separation anxiety.
> >
> > I thought it seemed far fetched to praise a stuffed
> > animal and then say good bye to my own dog, but
> > I am usually a very open minded person, so I tried it.
> > Well, lo and behold- the damn trick worked!
> >
> > I think Jerry has some intriguing techniques, and
> > personally I think everyone who constantly criticizes
> > him is not understanding his logic. Thank you Jerry!
> >
> > ===================
> >
> > "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.
> >
> > "Hoku Beltz" <h...@rsphawaii.com> wrote in message
> > news:SN2k9.45447$V7.10868114@twister.socal.rr.com...
> >
> > Aloha Sunny,
> >
> > Just follow the training program to the letter, no matter how
> > insignificant some of the step seem to be and your puppy will
> > be a very well behaved dog in a few days.
> >
> > I would seriously consider backing out of the training
> > classes as they will conflict with the Wit's End principles.
> >
> > I went the training route first, and still had problems until
> > I found Wits' End. Now I have two "new and improved" dogs.
> >
> > You won't be disappointed if you follow the program.
> >
> > Good luck,
> > Hoku
> >
> > ==================
> >
> > From: Hoku Beltz
> > To: The Puppy Wizard
> > Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:12 PM
> > Subject: Mahalo
> >
> > Aloha Jerry,
> >
> > Just wanted to let you know that the surrogate toy
> > technique is working wonders. I have not had a
> > shredded sheet for over a week now. It is nice
> > to be able to leave the bed made and come home
> > to a made bed.
> >
> > Your program is awesome, but you already know
> > that. Keep up the good work!
> >
> > Hoku
> >
> > ==================
> >
> > From: Eric
> > To: jho...@bellsouth.net
> > Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 7:54 AM
> > Subject: just checking in..
> >
> > Jerry!
> >
> > You helped me with my pal Dundee about a year ago
> > regarding submissive peeing. Just wanted to let you
> > know he's doing great- he was "cured" in about 2 days
> > using your techniques!
> >
> > He has since become the "smartest dog in the world"!
> > Once I stopped thinking like a human and got inside his
> > head, I can teach him ANYTHING, usually in a matter
> > of minutes. Makes me look like an expert dog-trainer.
> >
> > I rescued two strays last week, cleaned 'em up, wormed
> > 'em, and am getting them their shots. Time to get inside
> > their heads and teach them to teach themselves how to
> > be good dogs!
> >
> > Instead of feeling like "training" is a chore, I look forward
> > to working with these guys a couple times a day...
> >
> > Although I don't follow your instructions "to a T", I learned
> > from you to "think like a dog" and stimulate their brain rather
> > than beating ass or pinching, or any of that nonsense.
> >
> > I know damn well I would NOT be loyal to someone who beat MY ass lol!
> >
> > Well, just wanted to thank you for rattling the bushes
> > out there and teaching folks the RIGHT way to "train" dogs.
> >
> > A horseman friend of mine uses very similar techniques in
> > training his horses- he calls it "natural horsemanship". He
> > is hated by nearly all the local "trainers" yet somehow he
> > repeatedly wins at every show he attends. He rarely shows
> > any more, but goes now and then to rub their noses in it
> > (pun intended)... Too cool....
> >
> > Have a great holiday season and keep up the good work!
> >
> > Eric , Dundee, Sammy, and Maynard
> >
> > ==========================
> >
> > "Zack Pellers" <ZackPell...@GUESSWHERE.cc>
> > wrote in message
> >
> > dlin...@towson.edu (Derek) wrote in news:
> > 697700b8.0405202039.5c737...@posting.google.com:
> >
> > Your dog needs to be retrained. Contact Mr. Jerry Howe.
> >
> > Http://www.DoggyDoRight.com
> >
> > You can start by downloading the free training
> > manual available on the site above. I used it on
> > my 4 year old Fila Brasileiro.
> >
> > When I first brought him home from rescue, he
> > was similar to the way you decribed your dog.
> >
> > After using Mr. Howe's training method, the dog
> > was cured within 72 hours.
> >
> > -Jack
> >
> >
> > "Estel J. Hines" <ejhi...@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:w86dna9lBfNZgbTdRVn-hA@comcast.com...
> >
> > Until i read the Jerry method of Bark reductioon,
> > it went something like this with our 11 month old
> > puppy "Yoshi"
> >
> > Yoshi: Bark, bark,
> >
> > us: HUSH Youshi
> >
> > Yoshi Bark, bark......................
> >
> > us: Hush Youshi
> >
> > Yoshi BARK, BARK, BARK, .................
> > it stopped when Yoshi got tired barking
> >
> > We decided to try the Jerry method:
> >
> > Yoshi: BARK, BARK
> >
> > US: GOOD Yoshi, Good Boy, who is it?
> >
> > Yoshi Bark, Bark
> >
> > US: It's ok, good boy Yoshi, We know them.
> >
> > Yosh without fail, now stops after we say that.
> >
> > I must say, it is so much more fun, when we
> > can praise him, to deal with things like this.
> >
> > Thanks Jerry
> >
> > ps: We are just starting to go thru the Jerry
> > Papers, and learn how to live with our son
> > "Yoshi", whom we love very much.
> > --
> > Best Regards,
> >
> > Estel J. Hines
> >
> > ==============
> >
> > Subject: Re: Dog will not listen to anyone but me!
> > Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:33:36 -0500
> > Message-ID: uim43blqq1h...@corp.supernews.com
> >
> > Okay, I gotta speak up here... We've been using Jerry's
> > methods with our dog. We had the same problem as the
> > original poster has with Buzz. One day working with the
> > family pack exercise and practicing the recall command
> > with the family and she'll now go out with hubby and
> > daughter instead of needing me to reassure her or even
> > refusing to go with anyone but me.
> >
> > I really urge you, regardless of the negative things you
> > might hear about Jerry & Wits' End here, to try the method
> > and *judge the results for yourself*.
> >
> > Let's see what other areas she's improved in... always
> > comes when called, not chewing stuff even if we leave
> > it laying around, "re"housebroken after long shelter stay,
> > walks perfectly on leash, doesn't try to steal food from
> > our plates or beg... probably a few more things I'm
> > forgetting to mention. *(Yeah, the kats lay off the koi
> > and don't wander. jh).
> >
> > That's in about a week's time.
> >
> > Her overall demeanor has changed. When we brought
> > her home she was very untrusting and ultra-submissive
> > (except with her area/toys where she was possessive and
> > nippy).
> >
> > She had been abused and beaten by previous owners,
> > then she was in a shelter for months. They (most of them)
> > wanted to give up and kill her Now she's gained confidence
> > and trust with us. Last night was another big breakthrough
> > (in my eyes). She barked! Big deal, she barked just once
> > when she heard the front door. Great!
> >
> > Anyway, you'll be told lots of nasty stuff about Jerry or that
> > the Wits' End manual is culled from other sources. In my
> > opinion, even if it is, it takes only the good stuff and leaves
> > out the bad. Works for me.
> >
> > (And I suppose I gotta say this... I don't know Jerry personally.
> > I've emailed him and instant messaged him. I have not bought a
> > "Doggy Do Right". He's offered help for free.)
> >
> > Ms. Mick Owen Crneckiy
> > http://www.crneckiy.com & http://tarot.crneckiy.com
> > E-mail & MSN Messenger: m...@crneckiy.com
> > AIM & Yahoo!: MickCrneckiy ~ ICQ: 72461227
> >
> > ======================
> >
> > From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
> > Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500
> > Local: Tues, Jan 25 2005 11:38 pm
> > Subject: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!
> >
> > Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
> > I am posting this so others will see as well!
> >
> > Hi Jerry,
> >
> >> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
> >> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
> >> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
> >> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
> >> he does the most of his growling and barking.
> >
> > O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
> > you got to get up and GO to make him follow.
> >
> >> I have praised him...hummed a little de de de te de ta ra...
> >> I have gone to another room. I have tried to change his
> >> mind set with one of his toys.
> >
> > O.K., but don't GIVE him the toy, ONLY use
> > it as a BRIEF NON PHYSICAL distraction.
> >
> >> This is not a house, so not very big, so when
> >> we go to the kitchen or bathroom ..there is
> >> enough room for Beau to sit or down. Bedroom
> >> isn't large either..when we head for there he
> >> thinks it's either time for bed or I am going to
> >> change.( such a man! lol)
> >
> > We only got to go to another door or room
> > to break the growling for a moment and return.
> >
> >> When we go back to the living room we start
> >> what seems to have become routine all over
> >> again.
> >
> > FOLLOW THE TECHNIQUE.
> >
> > You must always ALTERNATE the sound from
> > that LAST INSTANCE you used it.
> >
> >> He barks, I praise, hum and try another room
> >> or play with a toy. I guess what I am saying is
> >> he only stops for a very short time.
> >
> > O.K., that seems to be the cause of the problem.
> > You're not following the technique precisely.
> >
> >> If I am watching a program on TV or on the
> >> computer doing something by the 12th time
> >> and interruption I am the one getting frustrated!
> >
> > Right. He's probably not stopping cause you're
> > failing to continue from the LAST instance of
> > distraction, OR that you're trying to physically
> > break the behavior.
> >
> >> I just want an hour or so without interruption.
> >
> > NO PROBLEM.
> >
> >> Sometimes he gets up on my lazy boy chair
> >> stares at me and growls ( his apartment bark)
> >
> > He's sayin HOWEDY! PRAISE HIM.
> >
> >> now he wants something.
> >
> > No no, no.
> >
> > No.
> >
> >> What do you want?
> >
> > Oooops!
> >
> >> I ask... play toy? cookie? outside pp?..
> >> Yep that's the one he wants to go out,
> >> I know he doesn't have to pee as we
> >> were just out 30 min ago.
> >
> > Then TELL HIM so
> >
> >> He just wants to go out look around make
> >> sure all is secure.or make like a reindeer
> >> jumping thru the snow ol usually he goes
> >> peepee and poopie when asked, so at this
> >> point I ask for peepee as that's why we are
> >> out here now. I swear he squeezes out 3 or
> >> 4 drops just to please me or prove he really
> >> had to go. ( a perfect con job)<smiling>
> >
> > Right.
> >
> >> I am beginning to think ..a) he has total control of me..
> >
> > MUST be a blond thing!
> >
> >> b) perhaps we have to go work more.
> >
> > Naaah. I think you're just not followin the method precisely.
> >
> >> This little guy is really very amusing and clever,
> >
> > Yeah. That's HOWE COME we gotta alternate
> > the direction the distraction comes from EVERY
> > TIME, and the chain of events NEVER BREAKS.
> > Always remember the LAST INSTANCE of sound
> > distraction and use another direction NEXT time.
> >
> > There's other suggestions I'll have for you if you
> > don't think THAT'S the problem.
> >
> >> when he comes and growls at me and I ask questions ..
> >
> > Good.
> >
> >> he listens very carefully and cocks his head as
> >> if to say " what was that? did I hear you right?"
> >> then he runs to what he wants if I don't get it right.
> >
> > Yeah... he's talkin.
> >
> >> When relaxed he gathers as many of his toys as
> >> possible and brings them all up on my chair,stretches
> >> out across my legs or climbs over the keyboard on
> >> my lap for a hug, and will then settle down for a snooze.
> >
> > Yeah, it's DEFINATELY a blond thing.
> >
> >> When I am at home he would like me attached
> >> to his hip or he attached to my lap.
> >
> > FINE.
> >
> >> Not enough he sleeps with me ..lol and has
> >> to cuddle into my back.
> >
> > Fine.
> >
> >> Am I expecting too much?
> >
> > I think I'd draw the line at cudling.
> >
> >> or too soon?
> >
> > Your pup should be nearly perfect nearly instantly.
> >
> >> Is there a point where too much praise
> >> turns to no longer having control or a dog
> >> taking advantage?
> >
> > NOPE. Perhaps if you praise him in advance
> > he won't ask you to do stuff like take him out
> > for a look see?
> >
> >> Or am I just allowing too much trying to do the right thing?
> >
> > I think you're makin a very tiny mishandling error,
> > probably by not alternating the direction EVERY
> > TIME.
> >
> >> I am afraid at times my frustration may undo
> >> some of the good changes already accomplished.
> >
> > That WILL happen if you scold him.
> >
> >> Did I mention we work every two or three days
> >> pending on the weather and walk or play in between.
> >
> > That's FINE.
> >
> >> Gees ...I'm smiling now, I think he knows I'm writing you ...
> >
> > They KNOW stuff.
> >
> >> he has been snoozing across my legs since I
> >> started this note, you guessed it... not a growl,
> >> bark or sneeze. yep and he is still breathing.
> >
> > Sounds like he's a little hyperactive.
> > That'll settle down in a few more days.
> >
> >> This is like taking a noisy car to the mechanic,
> >> when you get there the car quietly purr's.
> >
> > Just let me know what he's doin and what
> > you're doin and we can see what's goin on
> > and fix it nearly instantly.
> >
> >> Well thanks for any help.
> >
> > My pleasure
> >
> > TPW <{) ; ~ ) >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Barb (BarbnBeau)
> >
> > Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 13:56:40 -0800 (PST)
> > From: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@yahoo.com>
> > Subject: Re: Thanks for the note...and reminder's
> > To: "Barb E" <>
> >
> > HOWEDY BarbnBeau,
> >
> > Puppy Wizard <{) ; ~ ) >
> >
> > Barb E <> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Jerry,
> >
> > Thanks for your notes....
> >
> > Pretty scary isn't it a blonde dog and a blonde
> > owner, no wonder the little guy is confused !
> >
> > Not sure what I thought I was doing re: barking and
> > growling... sometimes I take things so literally.
> >
> > I thought you had mentioned humming as a deterrent?
> > However I concentrated on repeating my little tune
> > completely, not thinking about changing the direction
> > of sound.
> >
> > OMG I have enough trouble carrying a tune never mind
> > throwing my voice ....hahaha (way too funny)
> >
> > So, we are going back to real noise and ALTERNATE the
> > sound from that LAST INSTANCE. ( light bulb moment)
> > I am NOT following the technique precisely!! duh.
> >
> > I agree I think he is a tad hyperactive.. but I can
> > usually get him to calm down and breathe by "down"
> > and "stay" with lots of praise for a period of 3 to
> > 5 mins. then release and back to playing. ( a puppy
> > time out lol)
> >
> > re: cuddling.. Beau sleeps with me and I usually sleep
> > on my side. Once I move to my side he shuffles in closer
> > his back slightly touching mine... I think it's his way
> > of keeping track of me, making darn sure I don't go
> > anywhere without him!
> >
> > You will be happy to hear after receiving your note,
> > and reminder's. Sir started his barking so I went
> > back to alternating sound and lo and behold he reacted
> > very quickly and stopped. ( your right.. way too blonde)
> > We also went down for our last pee break before bed and
> > wouldn't you know we timed it when the newspaper man
> > arrived, Beau gave one quick bark and he immediately
> > stopped.
> >
> > Lucky me my dog is smarter than I am, the improvement
> > is there in spite of my errors! Now that you got me
> > back on track perhaps we will see more improvement.
> >
> > Thanks once again for your help, will let you know
> > how things go.
> >
> > Stay warm.. (for us that means 32 degrees today)
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Barb
> >
> >
> >> Thanks, David
> >
> > You're welcome. I don't want to BORE you
> > with all the DETAILS of The Amazing Puppy
> > Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY
> > SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training
> > Method Manual, but just a few of the 100%
> > CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
> > FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method
> > Manual Student's REPORTS might persuade
> > you not to believe the PROFESSIONAL DOG
> > ABUSERS you're asking for HEELP.
> >
> > LIKE THIS:
> >
> > From: sighthounds & siberians <x...@ncweb.com>
> > Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 07:12:38 -0500
> >
> > Subject: Re: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!
> >
> > On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500,
> > "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca> wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
> >> I am posting this so others will see as well!
> >
> >> Hi Jerry,
> >
> >>> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
> >>> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
> >>> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
> >>> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
> >>> he does the most of his growling and barking.
> >
> >> O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
> >> you got to get up and GO to make him follow.
> >
> > <Skip reposting of Jerry drivel.>
> >
> > I believe you've been told that Jerry is killfiled
> > by the majority of regulars here. If you think his
> > advice is valuable and enjoy dealing with him, good
> > for you. However, reposting Jerry spew that people
> > use a killfile to avoid tends to suggest that you're
> > trying to annoy us, and even if you're not, it's
> > going to get you killfiled.
> >
> > Let me be one of the first: PLONK.
> >
> > Mustang Sally
> >
> > Looks like racetrack silly is a little jealHOWES:
> >
> > "After Numerous Training Classes, Behavioral
> > Consultations, And Hundreds Of Dollars In Vet
> > Bills, I Killed My Dalmatian Several Years Ago
> > Due To Extreme Dog-Aggressiveness."
> >
> >
> > "I'll bet you don't know a thing about me. I volunteered
> > as assistant to the euthanasia tech at our local shelter
> > for a while, and I know a bit about overpopulation and
> > unwanted animals.
> >
> > This however has nothing at all to do with responsible
> > breeders, because responsible breeders don't contribute
> > to that problem," Mustang Sally.
> >
> > "My spayed Siberian bitch marks and covers all
> > over the place, as did my spayed Dalmatian bitch.
> > The Borzoi doesn't, but she is *extremely* submissive."
> >
> > Sally Hennessey
> >
> > "Oops, hit "send" too fast. Of course bitches in
> > season are advertising, so that type of behavior
> > might be typical of Murphy. And some folks think
> > that spaying actually increases dominant/aggressive
> > behavior in bitches that were dominant/aggressive
> > beforehand, so perhaps marking behavior also
> > increases in those bitches."
> >
> > Sally Hennessey
> >
> >
> > "Sally Hennessey" <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
> > news:54nuetsqgkhp26qqv128jnumgmb2m27opr@4ax.com...
> >
> > Nope. No more than you'd convince Patch that
> > prongs and e-collars, in the right hands, are not
> > intrinsically abusive; or that dogs trained properly
> > with prongs or e-collars are not fearful, in pain, or
> > intimidated; or that any one of us here knows our
> > own dogs and their reactions better than someone
> > who has never seen them or us...hmmm.
> >
> > I'm starting to see some similarities here.
> >
> > Sally Hennessey
> >
> > Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 13:23:46 +0100
> > Local: Mon, Apr 9 2001 5:23 am
> > Subject: Re: shock collars
> >
> > Sally Hennessey <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
> > news:b8m1dtsv6vuiblo63h8ekqiforibadrff2@4ax.com...
> >
> > Aside from being incredibly offensive and self-righteous,
> > this post shows and absence of knowledge in the differences
> > in dogs' temperaments, or perhaps a lack of ability to perceive
> > same. The fact that you, Alison, have never met a dog to whom
> > corrections and discomfort, even pain, were unimportant does
> > not mean that such dogs do not exist.
> >
> > What it means is that you don't know as much about dogs
> > as you think you do, and you surely don't know a damn
> > thing about Harlan or anyone else's dog here.
> >
> > I had a Dalmatian that would instigate fights with one
> > of her housemates; that dog had no fear or anything,
> > and pain incurred during a fight meant nothing to her.
> >
> > I know that that dog is not unique, and I'm sure many
> > people here can tell similar stories. The fact that you,
> > Alison, continue to say things to people such as what
> > you said to Theresa about causing her dog to suffer
> > (at least I guess that's what you meant by "you cause
> > your dog suffers" - - must be the King's English you
> > guys talk about over there) means that you are an
> > ignorant, arrogant, insensitive person who is not worth
> > further notice.
> > Sally Hennessey
> >
> > You startin to get the doGgamened PICTURE?:
> >
> > Punishment Deranges Behavior.
> > "NO!" Does NOT Have Any Behavioral Function
> > EXCEPT
> > To DERANGE Behaviors.
> >
> > Here's professor dermer pryor:
> >
> > From: Marshall Dermer (der...@alpha1.csd.uwm.edu)
> > Subject: Re: Jerry's Dog Training Manual
> > Date: 2001-07-12 06:49:13 PST
> >
> > And how do we know this aspect of his
> > advice is right?
> >
> > Jerry is not God and his manual is not the Bible.
> > His advice could be subject to an empirical analysis.
> >
> > (Also, it is best to killfile posts from the
> > few regulars here who are either ill-tempered,
> > ill-mannered, or just plain ill.­),
> >
> > --Marshall
> >
> > "At this point, "No" does not have any behavioral function.
> > But, if you say "No,"pick up the puppy by its neck and
> > shake it a bit, and the frequency of the biting decreases
> > then you will have achieved too things.
> >
> > First, the frequency of unwanted chewing has decreased;
> > and two, you have established "No" as a conditioned punisher.
> >
> > How much neck pulling and shaking? Just the
> > minimum necessary to decrease the unwanted
> > biting.
> >
> > **********IS THAT A CONSISTENT 5 SECONDS?************
> >
> > When our dog was a puppy, "No" came before mild
> > forms of punishment (I would hold my dog's mouth
> > closed for a few seconds.) whereas "Bad Dog" came
> > before stronger punishement (the kind discussed above).
> >
> > "No" is usually sufficient but sometimes I use "Bad Dog"
> > to stop a behavior. "Bad Dog" ALWAYS works," marshall
> > dermer, research professor of ANAL-ytic behaviorISM at
> > UofWI. For MOORE animal abuse, please visit dr p.
> >
> > BWAHAHAHHAHAAAA!!!!!
> >
> > That's INSANE. Ain't it.
> >
> > Here's professor dermer AFTER gettin JERRYIZED:
> >
> > "We Are Lucky To Have You, And More People Should
> > Come To Their Senses And Support Your Valuable Work.
> > God Bless The Puppy Wizard," Professor Marshall Dermer,
> > Dept Of ANAL-ytic Behavior, UofWI.
> >
> > From: "Marshall Dermer" <der...@csd.uwm.edu>
> > To: "The Puppy Wizard"
> > <ThePuppyWiz...@earthlink.net>
> > Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 2:53 PM
> >
> > Subject: God Bless The Puppy Wizard
> > Dear Mr. Puppy Wizard,
> >
> > I have, of late, come to recognize your genius
> > and now must applaud your attempts to save
> > animals from painful training procedures.
> >
> > You are indeed a hero, a man of exceptional talent­,
> > who tirelessly devotes his days to crafting posts ­to
> > alert the world to animal abuse.
> >
> > We are lucky to have you, and more people should
> > come to their senses and support your valuable
> > work.
> >
> > Have you thought of establishing a nonprofit
> > charity to fund your important work?
> > Have you thought about holding a press conference
> > so others can learn of your highly worthwhile
> > and significant work?
> >
> > In closing, my only suggestion is that you
> > try to keep your messages short for most
> > readers may refuse to read a long message
> > even if it is from the wise, heroic Puppy Wizard.
> > I wish you well in your endeavors.
> >
> > --Marshall Dermer
> >
> >
> > Subject: < BEFORE -> "Jerry, You filthy, Unctuous,
> > No Good Charlatan,"
> >
> > < AFTER -> "Thank You Jerry For Putting Up With
> > A Constant Barrage Of Really Infantile
> > Crap At The Hands Of Supposedly Adult
> > Dog Lovers.
> >
> > 'Naive' Is Believing You Can Terrorize
> > A Dog Into Good Behavior," Robert Crim.
> >
> >> Subject: Re: Fritz---a retrospective
> >> Date: 02/05/1999
> >> Author: Robert Crim <fritzg...@earthlink.net>
> >> You filthy, unctuous, no good charlatan. If you had
> >> any idea of what dogs and dog people were about
> >> you would realize the depths of the absolute loathing
> >> and contempt I hold for you right now. Were it not
> >> for the blessed distance and anonymity that the internet
> >> gives us from the scummy likes of you, I would probably
> >> be in a jail cell right now for turning you into the pile
> >> of shit you really are
> >
> > Hey, Howe, you really are a wacko, eh?
> >
> > Crim wrote this about *YOU,* you insipid piece of cow dung!
> >
> > BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
> >
> >> On Thu, 17 Jun 1999 20:24:15 -0700, dogsnus
> >
> > <"Terri"@cyberhighway> Wrote:>
> >
> >> Hey, do like me, and killfile Jerry.
> >> He has millions of people aleady reading his posts and
> >> watching him extract his soggy foot out of his mouth!
> >> Out of these MILLIONS, I've only seen 2 naive childs
> >> come forward and actually believe in his training manual.
> >
> > Robert Crim writes:
> >
> > I assume that I and my wife are those two naive childs
> > since I freely admit to having read and, I hope,
> > understood enough of the manual and it's counterparts by
> > John Fisher and the posts of Marilyn Rammell to believe
> > and use it.
> >
> > This naive child would like to say thank you to both
> > Jerry and Marilyn for putting up with a constant barrage
> > of really infantile crap at the hands of supposedly
> > adult dog lovers.
> >
> > The other naive child (LSW) has to put up with the
> > nagging idea that if people like them had been posting
> > earlier, maybe we would not have had to hold the head
> > of a really magnificent animal in our arms while he was
> > given the needle and having to hug him and wait until he
> > gasped his last gasp.
> >
> > To my mind, "naive" is believing you can terrorize a dog.
> >
> > Naive is believing that people that hide behind fake
> > names are more honest than people that use their real
> > names. Naive is thinking that dilettante dog breeders
> > and amateur "trainers" like Joey (lyingdogDUMMY, j.h.)
> > are the equal or better than those that have studied and
> > lived by their craft for decades.
> >
> > "Stupid" is believing that people do not see kindergarten
> > level insults for what they are. Really stupid is believing
> > that people like Jerry Howe and Marilyn Rammell are
> > going to just go away because you people act like fools.
> >
> > Why do you act like fools? I really have no idea, and I
> > don't really care.
> >
> >> And, to date: I've not seen ONE come forward and
> >> actually admit to buying and having success with his
> >> little black box.
> >
> > I think I'm going to get one myself for Father's day and
> > take it down to the Animal Shelter for their use and
> > testing. You would never believe the results, so you'll
> > never know.
> >
> >> Anyone by now that doesn't see a scam man coming by
> >> Jerry's posts deserves to get what is sure to be coming
> >> to him! LOL!
> >
> > I don't see a "scam man", so I guess I and Longsuffering
> > Wife and Rollei will just have to get what we deserve,
> > eh? As Joey (Dogman) says, "poor Rollei.".......right.
> >
> >> Terri
> >
> > Yes it was, and that is sad.
> >
> > Robert, Longsuffering Wife and Rollei (do I get to
> > listen to the box first?)
> >
> > ===========
> >
> > Crim wrote THAT about *YOU,* tommy, "you insipid piece of cow dung!"
> >
> > BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
> >
> > From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
> > To: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@mail.com>
> > Subject: Alleged Professors of Animal Behavior
> > Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:50:51 -0400
> >
> > Dear Jerry, I paged through some of the "dog business"
> > and was astonished at the low quality of opinions arising
> > from professors of behavior analysis.
> >
> > I had the very great privilege of meeting Sam Corson
> > (Pavlov's last Ph.D. student) and his dogs at Ohio
> > University. I even got to spend a night at Sam's house.
> >
> > There is no question but that you are a spiritual brother
> > to Corson and to Pavlov, both of whom knew that the dog's
> > great capacity for love was the key to shaping doggie behavior.
> >
> > Paradoxical reward and paradoxical fixing of attention are
> > both well documented Pavlovian techniques. Even so humorless
> > a chap as B.F. Skinner taught students like the Breland's whose
> > "The Misbehavior of Organisms" demonstrate the utility of your
> > methods and their deep roots in scientific (as opposed to
> > commercial) psychology.
> >
> > George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
> > you may find my resume in Who's Who in
> > Science and Technology
> >
> >
> > From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
> > Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 17:26:31 GMT
> >
> > Subject: Dr. George VonHilshimer Writes: "No Loving, No Learning."
> >
> > HOWEDY People,
> >
> > Perhaps the PROBLEM is "TOO MANY WORDS?"
> >
> > From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
> > To: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
> > Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:40 AM
> > Subject: Fw: Counter Cruising must stop
> >
> >> From: "diannes" <dian...@bolt.sonic.net>
> >> Newsgroups: rec.pets.dogs.behavior
> >> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 12:18 PM
> >> Subject: Re: Counter Cruising must stop
> >>> LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
> >>>> I wrote:
> >>>>> LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
> >>>>>> On another note: I understand why someone
> >>>>>> proclaiming a method that works on all dogs,
> >>>>>> all the time, would send up "red flag" to you
> >>>>>> and others, but the fact remains, if a technique
> >>>>>> *doesn't* work 100% of the time, with all dogs,
> >>>>>> then there must be a flaw in the philosophy
> >>>>>> underlying that technique.
> >
> >>>>> Ditto for dog training. No failure nor flaw of method
> >>>>> is involved - that's just acceptance of reality.
> >
> >>>> First of all, I didn't say that there was a flaw in the
> >>>> method, though anyone is welcome to make that
> >>>> leap.
> >
> >>>> I said there was a flaw in the underlying philosophy
> >>>> and its model of learning.
> >
> >>> Correction accepted. I think that perhaps we are using
> >>> terminology differently here. Here is my use of the terms:
> >
> > Jerry, I don't know where you find these folk who can't read.
> >
> >> In order to use negative reinforcement, one must
> >> typically administer the aversive stimulus in order
> >> to be able to terminate it.
> >
> > This is not negative reinforcement. Negative means no.
> >
> > Positive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
> > reward emitted immediately by trainer;
> >
> > Negative reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
> > no response by trainer;
> >
> > Aversive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
> > aversive stimuli emitted immediately by trainer;
> >
> > The term "reinforcement is used only tentatively with
> > "aversion" because aversive stimuli (aka punishment)
> > typically derange learning and are not followed by clean
> > learning curves equivalent to those which follow reward
> > or positive reinforcement;
> >
> > Escape conditioning = dog has an aversive stimulus
> > applied without any dog related reason and when
> > behavior is emitted aversive stim is immediately turned off .
> >
> > There is some indication that Escape Conditioning
> > works in a manner closely approximating reward;
> > but, ear pinch? -- too aversive.
> >
> > I remind you that you should beat them over the head
> > with "The Misbehavior of Organisms" by Breland and
> > Breland, published in B.F. Skinner's CUMULATIVE
> > RECORD. Ignored by most profs of psychology, but
> > the distillation of his work.
> >
> > NO PUNISHMENT.
> >
> > Must pay attention to who is the animal?
> >
> > His evolution, his development, and his personal history -
> > cannot train without respect for who is the dog? So says
> > the BIG TIME operant conditioning guru - and you can also
> > refer back to MARY COVER JONES (mother of scientific
> > systematic psychology), no loving, no learning.
> >
> > I suppose I could wire up a dog so that his brain was
> > badly interrupted and the loving method of puppy training
> > might not work well - but it would still work better than
> > the methods used by dominatrix and their ilk.
> >
> > Lovingly applied ethological techniques like the one
> > espoused by the Wizard of ALL puppies work for all
> > dogs, for that matter for all mammals higher than cat.
> >
> > Indeed, they will work for cats if trainer is warmly competent.
> >
> > You can see this in Key West on any sunny day.
> > Housecats performing quite happily.
> >
> > Fondly, Dr. Von
> >
> > From: TooCool (larrym...@hotmail.com)
> > The Puppy Wizard's Wits End Training Method
> >
> > I have studied canine behavior and dog training for
> > years. I have a huge library that covers every system
> > of training.
> >
> > The Puppy Wizard's (Jerry Howe's) Wits' End Training
> > Method is by far the most scientific, the most advanced,
> > the kindest, the quickest and the most effective training
> > method yet discovered.
> >
> > It is not an assortment of training tips and tricks; it is
> > a logically consistent system. Every behavior problem
> > and every obedience skill is treated in the same logically
> > consistent manner.
> >
> > Please study his manual carefully. Please endeavor to
> > understand the basis of his system and please follow
> > his directions exactly. His manual is a masterpiece.
> > It is dense with theory, with explanation, with detailed
> > descriptions about why behavior problems occur and
> > how their solution should be approached.
> >
> > One should not pick and choose from among his methods
> > based upon what you personally like or dislike. His is
> > not a bag of tricks but a complete and integrated system
> > for not only training a dog but for raising a loving companion.
> >
> > When I once said to Jerry that his system creates for
> > you the dog of your dreams, his response was that it
> > produces for your dog the owner of his dreams.
> >
> > You see, Jerry has discovered that if you are gentle
> > with your dog then he will be gentle with you, if you
> > praise your dog every time he looks at you, then you
> > will become the center of your dogs world, if you use
> > Jerry's sound distraction with praise, then it takes
> > just minutes-sometimes merely seconds-to train your
> > dog to not misbehave (even in your absence) (Just 15
> > seconds this morning to train my 10 week old puppy to
> > lie quietly and let me clip his nails).
> >
> > Using Jerry's scientific method (sound distraction /
> > praise / alteration / variation) it takes just minutes to
> > train you dog to respond to your commands.
> >
> > What a pleasure it was for me to see my 6 week old
> > puppy running as fast has his wobbly little legs would
> > carry him in response to my recall command-and he
> > comes running every time I call no matter where we are
> > or what he is doing.
> >
> > At ten weeks old now, my puppy never strains upon
> > his leash thanks to Jerry's hot & cold exercises and
> > his Family Pack Leadership exercises.
> >
> > Jerry has discovered that if you scold your dog, if you
> > scream at him, if you intimidate him, if you hurt him,
> > if you force him then his natural response is to oppose
> > you.
> >
> > Is Jerry a nut?
> >
> > It doesn't make any difference to me whether he is or not.
> > It is a logical fallacy to judge a person's ideas based
> > upon their personality. As far as dogs are concerned, Jerry
> > wears his heart upon his sleeve. It touches him deeply when
> > he hears of trainers forcing, intimidating, scolding or
> > hurting dogs.
> >
> > More than that, he knows that force is not effective
> > and that it will certainly lead to behavior problems;
> > sometime problems so severe that people put their
> > dogs down because of those problems.
> >
> > I believe that it is natural for humans to want to control
> > their dog by force. Jerry knows this too. We have all been
> > at our wits' end, haven't we?
> >
> > Dogs have a natural tendency to mimic. In scientific
> > literature it is referred to allelomimetic behavior. Dogs
> > respond in like kind to force; they respond in like kind
> > to praise.
> >
> > Don't bribe your dog with treats; give him what he
> > wants most-your kind attention. Give him your praise.
> > You will be astonished at how your dog 's anxiety will
> > dissipate and how their behavior problems will dissipate
> > along with their anxiety.
> >
> > Treat Jerry Howe's (The Puppy Wizard) Wits' End
> > Training Method as a scientific principle just as you
> > would the law of gravity and you will have astounding
> > success.
> >
> > Dog behavior is just as scientific as is gravity.
> >
> > If you follow Jerry's puppy rules you will get a sweet
> > little Magwai; if you don't you will surely get a little
> > gremlin (anyone see The Gremlins?). --Larry
> >
> > From: Mike (m.bidd...@ns.sympatico.ca)
> > Subject: Re: Info. on the puppy wizard?
> > Date: 2004-07-18 14:27:02 PST
> >
> >>> Oh, and did I mention his methods work, ya nuff said.
> >>> Mike
> >> Ok Mike which part worked for you?
> >
> > It helped clear problems from my dogs in the
> > field using the can penny distraction technique.
> >
> > Works like a charm.
> >
> > My dogs get distracted easy from their jobs ie,
> > retrieving or training to find lost people, oh did
> > I mention that I am a Search and Rescue Team
> > Leader.
> >
> > Sorry that slipped my mind.
> >
> > I have read volumes of training books and don't
> > know where people get that Jerry copied others
> > work as I have NEVER come across his methods
> > before. I would like to see proof.
> >
> > Just like Jerry outlined I eliminated problems one
> > at at time as they arose. I used to try and train to
> > the way I wanted them but this is backward, you
> > train out the problems leaving what you want left over.
> >
> > Funny part is the second dog who had the same
> > problems as the other didn't need correcting for
> > some of his habits after I cleared it from the first
> > dog.
> >
> > Seemed he learned through osmosis.
> >
> > Nice side benefit there.
> >
> > It nearly came to giving them up to a 3rd party
> > trainer as they were not performing well. The
> > VAST majority of working dog trainers are
> > agressive in their actions with the dogs.
> >
> > I tried it and it didn't work and guess what I
> > was at my "Whits End" then someone I new
> > turned me onto Jerry and the rest is history.
> >
> > I referred friends and families to Jerry's manual
> > and all have had great results. Starting puppies
> > out on the distraction technique is especially
> > good because they never develop the habit.
> >
> > I had my sisters dog healing, sitting and down
> > stay reliably at 8-9 weeks. The first night home
> > following Jerrys advice we ditched the crate and
> > put the pup on the floor beside the bed and after
> > 2 whimpers NOT A SOUND OUT OF THAT DOG
> > FOR 6 HRS! first night, that has never happened
> > in all my days.
> >
> > Sorry, the man understands dogs its that simple.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > "Ama...@DCFWatch.com" wrote:
> >
> > No, the dog learned that I would hold still
> > the second she began to pull. She would pull
> > to go where *she* wanted.
> >
> > Well if she wanted to stop and go in another
> > direction.. say to sniff my neighbors yard..
> >
> > she learned if she wanted to do it I would stop
> > walking and she could go.. and if there wasn't
> > enough slack on her lead she would just pull me.
> >
> > Then when she got done doing *her* thing, she woudl
> > heel.. smile at me and wait for me to say "let's go"
> > and finish *my* thing. I would refuse to move .. i
> > looked like an idiot.. freezing mid walk for minutes
> > waiting for *my* dog to heel and give *me* permission
> > to go again.
> >
> > I did the treats and the let's go... she got to do her
> > stuff and get a cookie.. if she even wanted the cookie.
> >
> > I wound up calling Jerry.. as I have a half red nose
> > pit and half amstaff.. who is incredibly protective..
> >
> > we had a new pup on the way.. and i needed help.. i
> > followed petsmarts trainnign guides.. memorized them...
> > and they *did* work, don't get me wrong.. but only
> > when my pet wanted a cookie or felt the cookie was
> > better than what she wanted.. which was not often.
> >
> > She quickly learned to ignore my commands if she
> > could see my hands were empty. So I called Jerry...
> > he chatted me for about an hour and a half.. gave me
> > his link... and even when i had probs intro'ing the
> > pup he called me withn i5 mins of my email for help
> > at 10pm on a sunday night.
> >
> > One.. singular.. uno family pack exercise after
> > the hot and cold exercise and i could zig zag
> > down my street.. about face .. whatever.. and
> > never had tension.
> >
> > two men were acrossed the street and she walked right
> > by them... ordinarily she'd snarl and protect us.
> >
> > And in two days.. my dog.. who bit the puppy if he
> > even looked like he was going near my husband or kids..
> > is nursing him every hour.. cleaning him.. rough housing
> > gently.. and teaching him to go potty outside..
> >
> > actually watches him to make sure he doesn't go in
> > the house... and has milk.. which is awesome since
> > she's 19 months old and has never had a litter.
> >
> > She also has stopped barking non stop at our neighbor's
> > dogs and pig.. does not bark at eveyr car that drives by
> > and has stopped jumping on people. she's even starting
> > to ignore our cat who has lived on her dome litter box
> > and our window sill (literally) for over a year and a half.
> >
> > She also does her commands on cue.. and doesn't look for a treat.
> >
> > From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
> > Subject: The Amazing Jerry's take on psychobabble
> > Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 12:13:44 -0400
> >
> > You might improve the learning of folk who actually
> > live with and train dogs to do useful things if you
> > excluded everyone who uses psychobabble from your lists.
> >
> > I recommend to all of you who wish to taste the flavor
> > of sensible animal behaviorists to read THE MISBEHAVIOR
> > OF ORGANISMS, Breland and Breland.
> >
> > This married pair of psychologists began the long trail
> > of highly trained animals who are symbolized by Shamu
> > eating a mackrel from a girl's hand instead of eating
> > the much more tasty pretty girl who is exactly the size
> > of the natural food of killer whales, seals. Yum!
> >
> > The essay, by the way, is a chapter in B.F. Skinner's
> > summing up book, CUMULATIVE RECORD. They include a
> > sentence which more or less says, "unless you understand
> > the personal history of the particular animal, and the
> > history of this animal's species and group, the developmental
> > history of the animal, you cannot effectively train the animal.
> >
> > Pigs root and hen's scratch, if you try to train hens without
> > scratching or pigs without scratching or pigeons without pecking,
> > you aren't going to have much success.
> >
> > A conditional reflex is one which is learned, the original
> > primitive reflex occurs no matter what the history of the
> > animal, and is hard wired. If you train the animal to respond,
> > say by ringing a bell immediately before turning on a bright
> > light, then you've taught the animal and made his native reflex
> > of pupil constriction conditional upon the ringing of a bell.
> >
> > Thorndyke added some terminology to this kind of training
> > and insisted that when you train the animal to make gross
> > motor responses that this learning is "instrumental", the
> > animal takes action and uses an instrument.
> >
> > The Russian word translated as "conditional" in all other
> > contexts was mistranslated by Pavlov's American translator,
> > Horsley Gannt, as "conditioned" and so American psychology
> > went haring after phantasmagora.
> >
> > The major theorists for the development of the language of
> > operant conditioning are Edward Thorndike, John Watson, and
> > B. F. Skinner. Their approach to behaviorism played a major
> > role in the development of American psychology.
> >
> > They proposed that learning is the result of the application
> > of consequences; that is, learners begin to connect certain
> > responses with certain stimuli. This connection causes the
> > probability of the response to change (i.e., learning occurs.)
> >
> > Thorndike labeled this type of learning instrumental. Using
> > consequences, he taught kittens to manipulate a latch (e.g.,
> > an instrument). Skinner renamed instrumental as "operant"
> > because in this learning, one is "operating" on, and is
> > influenced by, the environment. Where classical conditioning
> > illustrates S-->R learning, operant conditioning is often
> > viewed as R-->S learning since it is the consequence that
> > follows the response that influences whether the response
> > is likely or unlikely to occur again.
> >
> > It is through operant conditioning that
> > voluntary responses are learned.
> >
> > One should note that Russian Psychology did very well
> > without the operant language, and only pettifogging
> > university professors ought to worry about what kind
> > of label we attach to the learning. Pfui!
> >
> > Even Skinner understood this!
> >
> > And please note if you saw the original movie, THE
> > MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, you saw a Chinese psychologist
> > who was based on Andrew Salter, CONDITIONED REFLEX
> > THERAPY.
> >
> > Alas, Salter didn't have a Ph.D., but he basically rescued
> > us from the long Freudian nightmare and returned psychotherapy
> > to a scientific basis. Alas, the 2nd movie didn't even cite
> > Salter as a source. "...all the highest nervous activity, as
> > it manifests itself in the conditional reflex, consists of a
> > continual change of these three fundamental processes --
> > excitation, inhibition and disinhibition." Ivan P. Pavlov
> >
> > George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
> >
> > What's important is, "does Shamu reliably eat
> > the fish and not the pretty girl?"
> >
> > George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.
> >
> > From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com
> > To: <d...@arcane-computing.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:38 PM
> > Subject: Doggy advice
> >
> > Scott, Jerry Howe forwarded me the letter below.
> > I'm glad that you referred negatively to Jerry's
> > habit of CAPITALIZING and HOWEING everything.
> >
> > I personally hate this habit of his. I think it is his
> > way of diluting his authority - IME he is a very modest
> > fellow. However, contrary to your sneer, he is very
> > competent at living with dogs.
> >
> > I thought I'd list a series of actions which I found
> > on the list, folk asking advice on what to do about
> > dogs doing this and that, for example:
> >
> > whining,
> > humping, hunching,
> > pacing,
> > self mutilation - paw licking, side sucking,
> > spinning,
> > prolonged barking, barking at shadows,
> > overstimulated barking,
> > fighting, bullying other dogs,
> > compulsive digging,
> > compulsive scratching,
> > compulsive chewing,
> > frantic behavior,
> > chasing light, chasing shadow,
> > stealing food,
> > digging in garbage can,
> > loosing house (toilet) training.
> > inappropriate fearfulness
> > aggression.
> >
> > The thing that is fascinating to me, as an ethologist who
> > graduated from college 50 years ago and has spent all of
> > the intervening time working with animals (including the
> > human animal), is that you never see any of these behaviors
> > in wild dingoes, jackals, coyotes or wolves, you don't even
> > see these behaviors in hyenas (who aren't dog related).
> >
> > You see these behaviors in human managed animals, especially
> > animals who live with neurotic hysterical humans.
> >
> > As Sam Corson (Pavlov's last student) demonstrated for
> > nearly 50 years at Ohio University (Oxford, O.) there
> > is no treatment more useful for dogs than tender loving
> > care.
> >
> > George von Hilsheimer, Ph. D., F. R. S. H., Diplomate,
> > Academy of Behavioral Medicine
> >
> > "Linda" <llindaleedan...@msn.com wrote in message
> > news:
> >
> > I have been trying for the last 18 months to help my
> > dog who became fear aggressive at 18 month of age.
> > I do not know what started the problem but he came
> > aggressive first with dogs and then began lunging and
> > snapping at people. Until this time he loved everyone
> > and could play with any dog. He was well socialized
> > ad I took him with me everywhere.
> >
> > At 13 months he passed the Canine Good Citizens
> > Test except he could let me leave him. I had used
> > clicker training to teach him manners and tricks but
> > it was not working on his aggression problem.
> >
> > I took him to vets who suggested a low protein diet,
> > trainers who charged $800 to only make him worse.
> > They tried to use a prong collar and he froze, urinated
> > and tried to climb on my head to help him. they then
> > suggested a shock collar I knew this approach was not
> > working as he was becoming more aggressive.
> >
> > I took him to an animal behaviorist with Ph. D. 400 miles
> > away who told me to "KEEP HIM SAFE" and read a book
> > on the fearful canine. I tried another trainer who tried to
> > use a nylon chock collar but it only made him worse.
> >
> > I read hundreds of books,"CULTURE CLASH", "DOG
> > ARE FROM NEPTUNE", "THE OTHER END OF THE
> > LEASH", ETC looking for help. We finally went to Purdue
> > University Small Animal Behavior Clinic and they said he
> > had fear aggression, punishment would not work, use the
> > gentle leader and when out walking and he got stressed
> > have the people stop until he could get in control using
> > treats, and work on clicker training.
> >
> > At that point I knew more about clicker training and using
> > the gentle leader than they did! Nothing was working--he
> > would not come when I called him and would run away when
> > I tried to catch him. I was afraid to walk him even in the
> > neighborhood as we had become that "mean dog and women who
> > hasn't trained her dog"
> >
> > I went to four trainers in both Michigan and Florida who
> > were trainer/specialists in aggression and the last two
> > were so afraid of him they could not approach him. No one
> > said I should give up on him and kill him but they would
> > say "You have to realize he is dangerous and you are
> > responsible for him."
> >
> > *(You got LUCKY, Linda... They coulda got Sunshine
> > DEAD on us. Damned near did... too.)
> >
> > As last resort I tried the internet again--I had had on
> > going discussions with trainers from Triple Crown and Dr
> > Meister with out any help-and I found the ad to Doggy Do
> > Right and messaged Jerry to ask if this might help my dog.
> > He said solving the aggression problem was EZ but I could
> > not believe him even when I downloaded the manual.
> >
> > The name of the method was right I was at my Wits End.
> > I had been working for 18 months!
> >
> > Using the can sound three time he came, and still comes
> > from anywhere with the command-"comegoodboy" Next
> > I tried the can when walking him--when he saw a dog three
> > blocks away he went off-lunging and snapping-I used the
> > can sound and he looked at me like uhn?
> >
> > I used it three more times and we got to the other dog-
> > -the looked at me wagging his tail--the other person
> > looked at me like why are shaking that can but just walked
> > on by.
> >
> > When ever I try to explain about the sound people look at
> > me like "you must be out of your mind"
> >
> > The results can make a believer!!!
> >
> > Three weeks since beginning the Wits End Training
> > Manual program I walked him without the gentle leader
> > in a busy shopping area with many dogs.
> >
> > He just seemed to not notice any one.
> >
> > When people talked to him or ask his name he would
> > look at then and wag his tail and let then pet him.
> >
> > I still can not believe the change in him--we can now
> > enjoy life out in public.
> >
> > If I had not found the Wits End method I know there
> > was no hope for him and he would have hurt someone
> > Through all this he never growled at me, guarded his
> > toys or food or showed any sign of aggression with me.
> >
> > My goal is to get the message out to all dog lovers that
> > dogs can be trained fast, easily and problems solved with
> > out force, pain, food or anything but sound and praise!!!!
> >
> > I know most people would have given up on him a long time
> > ago but he was and is my life. Solving the problem was EZ
> > but only with the right approach-sound and praise.
> >
> > I know because I tried everything else and nothing worked!!!
> >
> > ================================
> >
> > From: Linda Daniel
> > To: Jerry Howe
> > Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:06 AM
> > Subject: Re: - Re: dog aggression
> >
> > Thanks for writing--I would be happy to do almost anything
> > to get your approach out to dog owners as I know it would
> > save so many lives. I know at times I was so frustrated I
> > thought of giving up on Sunshine but of course I never would
> > have but many people would have. The world just does not
> > know you can train a dog in just a few sessions and actually
> > solve problems.
> >
> > We will be here until late April and we really have no plans-
> > -just to enjoy the warmth and sun of Florida, so any time
> > you could meet us would be great. I drive so I would be
> > happy to come to you anytime anywhere!
> >
> > We went to Celebration today and two little poodles got
> > right into his face and he just sat there--I GOT a little
> > scared but he handled it just fine.--a couple of times people
> > would ask his name and want to pet him and he just went
> > to them tail wagging and rolled over for them rub his tummy.
> >
> > He really just is not concerned about people passing, even
> > those on rollerblades! I have always used a gentle leader
> > in public but he spent most of time rubbing his face on the
> > grass--today I used his collar and he was so much happier!!
> >
> > Only problem is he will stop to smell and I can not get
> > stopped soon enough to keep the leash loose. He never
> > pulled ahead of me but when he gets into smelling I have
> > a hard time getting him going--at times I think he could
> > smell a blade of grass for 10 minutes.
> >
> > I can never thank you enough for giving Sunshine back!!!!!
> >
> > I wrote to Purdue and told them about him being able to
> > walk in a crowd with out the /gentle leader and not having
> > a problem with other people and dogs.
> >
> > I told them their advice did not work. Their advice was
> > to use the gentle leader at all times and when he was
> > around people or dogs to have him sit and reward with
> > treats--one really good suggestions was to have people
> > coming toward us stop when he got stressed or aroused
> > and not move until we backed away-
> >
> > - can you just see me yelling at people to stop on the street
> > until I get his attention with treats.
> >
> > They also suggested the possibility of using drugs-prozac-
> > but thought he was too dangerous as the drug would make
> > him less fearful and then he might attack or become more
> > sure of himself and become dominate aggressive. Just had
> > to share their great advice with you but I am sure you have
> > heard it all--even I am becoming an expert on bad advice.
> >
> > ----------------------------------
> >
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> > Meow
> >
> > /),,/)
> > ( ' ; ')
> > (,,)-(,,)
> >
> > /),,/)
> > (' ; ') kiss me
> > (,,)-(,,)
> >
> > /),,/)
> > ( ; ' ) kiss me here
> > (,,)-(,,)
> >
> > /),,/)
> > ( ; ) kiss me here
> > (,,)-(,,)
> >
> > /)
> > ( * ) and KISS ME HERE!
> > (,,)-(,,)
> > The Amazing Pussy Wizard <{@); ~ } >
> >
> > <{#}: ~ } >8< { ~ :{@}>
> > <{#}: ~ } > < { ~ :{@}>
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> >
> > http://www.irishdogs.ie/Information/Wits_End_Dog_Training.pdf
> >
> > Please DON'T BE The Amazing Pussy Wizard's PREY.
> >
> > IT AIN'T PRETTY.
> >
> > <{@); ~ } >


~shady Angel~
2005-10-13 20:12:57 EST
A*y@HushMail.Com wrote:
> HOWEDY ~Shady Angel~
>
> ~shady angel~ wrote:
>> WTF where did this come from?
>
> It came from The Amazing Puppy Wizard's Archives.
>
>> Who is Imda?
>
> HE'S IRRELEVENT.
>
> Just read it, it's GOOD for you:

My dog is already leash broken and loves his walks.
I don't want to hear about other peoples problems you've fixed thanks.
--
~shady angel~

>
>> AnimalBehaviorForensicSciencesResearchLaboratory@HushMail.Com wrote:
>>> HOWEDY imda
>>>
>>> imda...@gmail.com wrote:
>>>> I have a 17 week old Australian Sheppard
>>>
>>> That's irrelevent. A dog is a dog.
>>>
>>>> and am having a problem leash breaking him.
>>>
>>> That's because you don't know HOWE to pupperly
>>> handle your lead and condition your dog to TRUST
>>> that you won't jerk choke or drag him on leash.
>>>
>>> The first thing you will learn reading the Wits'
>>> End Dog Training Method manual, is how to get the
>>> dog to relax and pay attention to the handler.
>>>
>>> That is done through the Hot And Cold Exercise,
>>> where I teach you how to control the lead without
>>> force, and command the dogs attention through
>>> praise administered with proper timing. This
>>> quickly conditions the handler and the dog to
>>> pay attention to each other and not pull.
>>>
>>> Then, the Family Pack Leadership Exercise builds
>>> on the attention gained through the Hot And Cold
>>> Exercise. The FPLX makes the dog want to follow
>>> the handler, and teaches him his position in the
>>> family, and insures that he respects and follows
>>> all family members' leadership. It is during this
>>> simple, subtle, but profoundly important exercise,
>>> that we begin to install the come command as a
>>> conditional reflex.
>>>
>>> The come command then becomes the default command,
>>> to be used any time the dog fails to follow a
>>> command as asked, since when he comes to you, he
>>> naturally subordinates himself.
>>>
>>> Learning how to install a conditioned reflex can
>>> be applicable to any command that we desire to
>>> install as a conditional reflex. I refrain from
>>> using conditioned reflex for most commands, because
>>> I prefer to allow the dog to think the behaviors
>>> through, rather than simply react in reflex, to
>>> help them generalize the idea, so that they use
>>> their judgment in applying things we are teaching
>>> them, to various situations.
>>>
>>> These combined exercises take about fifteen minutes,
>>> and can be practiced in about six or eight minutes
>>> after they have become familiar. I recommend these
>>> exercises be done several times in several places,
>>> and thereafter repeated anytime the dog seems to be
>>> not paying full attention or following commands immediately.
>>>
>>> Through learning how to use sound distractions and
>>> praise to eliminate unwanted behavior, we break
>>> undesirable behavior patterns without conflict or
>>> stress, insuring that the trust and respect we
>>> are working on establishing, are not eroded through
>>> conflict, stress, or punishment.
>>>
>>> The relationship that we form through these exercises,
>>> makes the dog want to do anything you ask. Through using
>>> the come command as a default when the dog chooses not
>>> to follow a request, we are able to get out of a
>>> confrontational situation, and change it to a more
>>> effective state of mind, and address the problem in
>>> a more effective, positive manner.
>>>
>>> The above is all covered in detail in part one of the
>>> Wits' End manual. Part two continues to more specific
>>> obedience training techniques based on establishing a
>>> balance between the dog and handler through the heeling
>>> pattern exercise.
>>>
>>> These techniques will improve the behavior of any dog,
>>> and will give you all of the tools you need to help your
>>> dog reach his maximum potential.
>>>
>>> The procedures for the above exercises are available
>>> for free in the Wits' End Dog Training Method manual.
>>> I'm always available to help clarify or further explain
>>> and give variations on the information contained in the
>>> manual.
>>>
>>>> I got the dog when he was 14 weeks old.
>>>
>>> That's irrelevent. You can train ANY dog to
>>> naturally want to do ANY THING YOU ASK at
>>> three weeks of age.
>>>
>>>> He loves to play in my backyard
>>>
>>> Of curse.
>>>
>>>> and spends most of his time with me and my wife.
>>>
>>> Good.
>>>
>>>> When I try to put him on a leash he
>>>> doesn't want anything to do with it.
>>>
>>> That's normal. Dogs DON'T LIKE havin something
>>> around their neck to get pulled around with.
>>> We've got several posters here who've CRIPPLED
>>> their dogs trying ineffectively to "train" them
>>> using choke and pronged spiked pinch choke collars.
>>>
>>>> He will just lie down and refuse to move.
>>>
>>> We've got several posters here who's dogs do likeWIZE.
>>>
>>>> I know he is afraid of being in areas he doesn't know yet
>>>
>>> THAT'S because HE DON'T TRUST YOU. You don't suppose
>>> he'd EVER be AFRAID if he was with his MOM, do you???
>>>
>>>> so I have been trying to leash break him in the back yard.
>>>
>>> NO. It SEZ in your FREE COPY of The Amazing Puppy
>>> Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
>>> FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual that dogs
>>> DO NOT LIKE being "trained" in their PLAY AREA, it makes
>>> them ANGRY and AGGRESSIVE.
>>>
>>> Furthermore, you CANNOT tie your dog to your
>>> belt or allow IT to DRAG his leash behind him
>>> as the PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS tell us to do,
>>> that makes the dogs FEAR their leashes.
>>>
>>>> He hates not being able to run around like
>>>> he usually does and even with treats its
>>>> hard to bribe him to walk.
>>>
>>> INDEEDY. You CANNOT use "treats' to "train" your dog
>>> because it'll make him MISTRUSTFUL and AGGRESSIVE:
>>>
>>> Despite Skinner's clear denunciation of "negative
>>> reinforcement" (1958) NEARLY EVER LEARNING THEORY
>>> model involves the USE OF PUNISHMENT. Of curse,
>>> Skinner has never to my knowledge, demonstrated
>>> HOWE we escape the phenomenon that an expected
>>> reward not received is experienced as a punishment
>>> and can produce extensive and persistent aggression
>>> (Azrin et al, 1966).
>>>
>>>> Any suggestions on how to leash break him???
>>>
>>> ALL behavior and temperament problems are caused by
>>> mishandling, therefore ALL behavior and temperament
>>> problems can be CURED NEARLY INSTANTLY:
>>>
>>> Greg M. Silverman" <gmsNOS...@no.umn.edu> wrote in message
>>> Hey, Mr. Wizard, or Alchemist or whatever your alias
>>> of the day is, have to say that our dog heels much
>>> better than she did. This is after reading and
>>> implementing the bit in your "Wits End" treatise.
>>>
>>> And she's a royal nutter (but then again, aren't they all?).
>>> Cheers! Greg--
>>>
>>> "Hennie van Dalen" <h.vandalen11***removethis...@\ufffd\ufffdchello.nl>
>>> wrote in message news:TlsCb.2895$7U1.7896@amstwist00...
>>>
>>> RTFM is age-old computer lingo.... It stands for "Read The
>>> F***ing Manual" ;-) I used the manual and it works very good!
>>>
>>> <snip>
>>>
>>> For a fact i tought him to heel in 15 min's without
>>> beeing on a leach at-all !!! When he spotted a dog,
>>> he used to run towards it, but now i tought him to "ask
>>> permission" first, and to my surprise it worked!
>>>
>>> My dogs never went to puppy-training (lucky for them),
>>> maybe this helped too.
>>>
>>> Manual can be found at http://www.doggydoright.com/id 3.html
>>> -- Hennie van Dalen www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11
>>> www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11/fo \ufffd\ufffdtografie/doggy-pictures/
>>>
>>> ------------------
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ballzde...@gmail.com wrote:
>>>> Well I am happy to reply that so far after 10
>>>> minutes of work and the cans from mr Howes guide,
>>>
>>> You mean The Amazing Puppy Wizard's FREE WWW Wits'
>>> End Dog Training Method Manual <{); ~ ) >
>>>
>>>> I have instilled the "come" command to Riley.
>>>
>>> Good. You mean INSTALLED the come command as
>>> a conditional reflex. Be SHORE to perform the
>>> EXXXORCISES four times in each of four locations.
>>>
>>>> He is an extremley smart dog, I have never had
>>>> to go to the third or fourth try.
>>>
>>> ----------------
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
>>> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 01:52:30 -0500
>>> Re: Puppy Wizard's Website
>>>
>>> Hi Buzzsaw
>>>
>>> Not a Thing to lose ...But a Lot To Gain!!
>>>
>>> I can only speak from my experience.. I have a 8 month
>>> old miniature poodle, and although I had done some basic
>>> training with him we had a few barking issues ..ugh
>>>
>>> I am happy to tell you, I contacted Jerry at the email
>>> addy I posted and he was so great! I wasn't following
>>> the technique precisely but he helped me get back on track.
>>>
>>> Beau is doing sooooo well it is really a thrill working
>>> with him, and seeing the remarkable changes.
>>>
>>> Now I can ask for "recall" (come) both on and off lead
>>> and it is immediate!
>>>
>>> the first time I ask.
>>>
>>> Best of Luck to you,
>>>
>>> Remember if you need help or explanation contact Jerry ..
>>> he will be more than happy to help anyway he can.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Barb
>>>
>>> "Leprechaun" <Leprech...@attglobal.net> wrote in message
>>> news:m01Hc.20882$uK.16329@twister.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>
>>> > Jerry believes he's a dog trainer.
>>>
>>> Fortunately, I happen to believe he is too.
>>> I took a rescued three year old beagle that
>>> had been kept outside all of its life that didn't
>>> even recognize or respond to its name to
>>> Jerry's home (That ugly cinder block shack???
>>> get real) and in just over one hour of working
>>> with the dog, he was coming on command
>>> (not a quickly as he does now, but still...) and
>>> walking with us on a loose lead.
>>>
>>> His "hot/cold" exercise and "come when called"
>>> command and pack exercise WORK!
>>>
>>> > and in all likelihood he's never even been near a dog.
>>>
>>> Well, he's been near mine, and done wonders for him.
>>>
>>> You don't have to like him. You don't have
>>> to agree with his methods, but as far as I
>>> am concerned, I've never seen any other
>>> training approach that was as fast and easy.
>>>
>>> <<<< Rest of original post deleted >>>>
>>>
>>> Ron Flanagan
>>> Orlando, Florida
>>>
>>> -----------------------
>>>
>>> To: Jerry Howe
>>> Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 2:37 PM
>>> Subject: Re: dog aggression - Today Seemed Like A Miracle -
>>> WELCOME TO WITS' END DOG TRAINING
>>>
>>> Sunshine is still acting like a new dog! Saw a dog
>>> today and "good boy-" worked along with calling him-
>>> came the first time every time. Not even a sound out
>>> of him. Think it is hard for him but he never even
>>> seemed to think about going off-reacting. I would
>>> love to write a testimonial but can not seem to find
>>> the site--please send the address--
>>>
>>> The word come has no affect on him just the phrase-
>>> -Sunshine come goodboy.
>>>
>>> Hi, Jerry.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure that I'm a 100% convert, or that I agree
>>> with (or even understand) 100% of what you say in this
>>> manual ... BUT ... we had "come" down pat in a few
>>> reps and you could have knocked me down when I tried
>>> the exercise with "drop" and, after a few reps in
>>> different spots Darwin practically *threw* the rubber
>>> ball at my feet on command. He's still not perfect
>>> (just a pup, after all, and he's stubborn enough to
>>> want to push and test me a little bit more).
>>>
>>> For what it's worth, I can see (as no doubt you have)
>>> how your usenet manner is likely to rankle a few
>>> folks, but that woman who advocates ear pulling and
>>> beating with sticks deserves everything she gets. Even
>>> if that was the only method that would work, I'd live
>>> with my dog not fetching rather than do any of that.
>>> (Darwin fetches enthusiastically and instinctively,
>>> tho').
>>>
>>> Best, ben
>>>
>>> ===================
>>>
>>>
>>> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:06 AM
>>> Hello.
>>>
>>> I never posted here (or anywhere) before. I
>>> never trained or owned a dog before this year.
>>>
>>> I downloaded the Wit's End, read it, corresponded
>>> with Mr. Howe and trained my dog to come and to
>>> stop barking in a weekend.
>>>
>>> Our dog, Jake, had been treated with kindness the
>>> whole time we had him, about 10 months, but his
>>> earlier life is unknown.
>>>
>>> I worked on the hot-cold exercise for about 30
>>> minutes when he suddenly "got it". After that
>>> he came to me every time with no hesitation.
>>>
>>> I used the cans filled with pennies to teach him
>>> not to bark. If he now starts to bark, I go to the
>>> door or window, say "Good Boy, its' alright" and
>>> he usually calms down right away.
>>>
>>> A couple of times I had to get the cans
>>> out again to reinforce the behavior.
>>>
>>> We feel a strong bond with this animal
>>> and he isvery eager to accept our love.
>>>
>>> So with all the vitriolic spewing going on,
>>> I have to believe Mr. Howe is right.
>>>
>>> His method worked for us.
>>>
>>> I don't know if it would have been quite
>>> as effective if we had tried another method first.
>>>
>>> Florence
>>> ------------------------------------
>>>
>>> "Brandy Kurtz" <KraftyKur...@wmconnect.com wrote in message
>>>
>>> Well I just printed out the Amazing Puppy Wizard
>>> info, so I haven't actually started to train yet.
>>>
>>> Today a salesman knocked on the door, and Pokey was
>>> going balisstic. I calmly go to the window to see
>>> who it is, and off-handly say Good Boy, It's a
>>> stranger, Good Boy. Pokey shut right up, gave me a
>>> quizical look, and came and sat beside my feet!
>>>
>>> OMG, I could not believe it!
>>>
>>> I was totally floored, as this has been his behavior
>>> since a pup. Just wanted to update, and Pokey and I
>>> are hitting the sack...;)
>>>
>>> Brandy
>>>
>>> From: <>
>>> To: "Jerry Howe" <jho...@bellsouth.net>
>>> Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 5:21 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Damned Family Leadership Exercise -
>>>
>>> Re: Am I expecting to much
>>>
>>> Hi Jerry,
>>>
>>> When I talked to you on the phone to order to machine
>>> for daughter's new pup, I told you that I had an older
>>> Chessie. I rescued him at 9 years old and have had
>>> him for 3 years.
>>>
>>> It's funny, but I thought I'd try some of your book
>>> training with him. Where I used to say "come" and
>>> then say "good boy" when he obeyed, I have reversed
>>> it with a "good boy" first.
>>>
>>> It really does work.
>>>
>>> He was very confused at first, wondering what he
>>> had done to get the praise.
>>>
>>> But it really gets the attention and distracts him from
>>> whatever he may have going through his brain when
>>> he hears it.
>>>
>>> Dogs are funny, but people are too. Can't wait to get
>>> the Doggy do Right, etc.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> N
>>> =========
>>>
>>>
>>> From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
>>> To: <jho...@bellsouth.net>
>>> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 7:22 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Wits end Training
>>>
>>> Hi Jerry,
>>> Send the post to whom ever you wish to. Believe
>>> me I will keep you updated. I got to tell you His
>>> amazing progress almost makes me cry.
>>> Kay Pierce
>>>
>>> From: BNTDO...@aol.com
>>> To: jho...@bellsouth.net
>>> Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 10:26 PM
>>> Subject: Re: THANKS ALISON! - "Owners Should Always
>>> Be Given The Cold, Hard Facts: They Should NEVER FEEL
>>> GUILTY For Having An Aggressive Dog Euthanized."
>>>
>>> Dear Jerry,
>>>
>>> It's Kay here. I don't know who these people are that
>>> maligning you and your training manual but tell them
>>> from me that it does work.
>>>
>>> Hunter is just doing so well even the people who advocated
>>> putting him down are impressed with him.
>>>
>>> I even started using it with the neighbor's dog. I went over
>>> there to help her cut his nails. She started yelling at him
>>> for growling at me. I told her to tell him what a good boy he
>>> is instead. Lo and behold he stopped growling and I could
>>> do his nails. All 4 feet.
>>>
>>> My dog Hunter was trained with the old jerk and pull method
>>> and my other dog was trained with treats. Hunter has gotten
>>> his enthusiasm back for his training and I couldn't be more
>>> pleased.
>>>
>>> He even tried to kiss a child the other day.
>>>
>>> Major break through.
>>>
>>> This is the dog that a few months ago tried to eat the kids
>>> through the fence. I can now take him in the car with me
>>> again without him trying to chase cars through the windshield.
>>>
>>> So Jerry tell these people that the first rule of dog training is:
>>>
>>> Do No Harm.
>>>
>>> The 2nd rule is whatever works without breaking the first rule.
>>>
>>> Aggressive dogs don't need to be put down. Hunter was
>>> diagnosed aggressive and he is going to stay alive and by my
>>> side where he belongs.
>>>
>>> Thank you so much.
>>> Kay
>>>
>>> ========================
>>>
>>> From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
>>> To: <jho...@bellsouth.net
>>> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:50 PM
>>> Subject: Head Hunter
>>>
>>> Dear Jerry,
>>>
>>> Just thought I would write to let you know how
>>> well Hunter is doing. He had been trained using
>>> the conventional methods for obedience. He had
>>> gotten used to a choker and a pinch collar.
>>>
>>> Alot of pain and a lot of jerking around. I had also
>>> tried using positive reinforcement methods that I
>>> had been trained in. He was so busy looking for
>>> the treat that he didn't really want to work.
>>>
>>> So I went back to using the pinch collar on him
>>> and also a gentle leader when we were in public.
>>> Slowly by degrees his behavior got worse and
>>> he did deserve his reputation as a vicious dog.
>>> The vet had recommended that he be put down.
>>> I was in a panic when I found your web site.
>>>
>>> Thanks! He is now the happy dog that I first
>>> started out with 5 years ago. I am a professional
>>> trainer and it was distressing to me that I could not
>>> help my own dog. I had been told that some dogs
>>> don't respond to any kind of training and that a
>>> vicious dog can never be trusted again.
>>>
>>> I disagree!
>>>
>>> Hunter is a sight hound and now I can take him
>>> with me and he doesn't chase cars as much
>>> anymore which is one of his main problems.
>>>
>>> We are working on the dog aggression thing.
>>> And I am confident that will be successful too.
>>> I also have your BIOSOUND machine and that
>>> too is working good. I know of several rescue
>>> groups that would benefit from it.
>>>
>>> This is rather long I know but it comes from the
>>> heart. My Head Hunter Green and I have together
>>> along time and have been through so much together.
>>>
>>> Thank you for helping me save his life.
>>>
>>> Kay Pierce
>>>
>>> ========================
>>>
>>> From: "Dan Moore" <mooret...@worldnet.att.net>
>>> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:22:03 GMT
>>> Subject: Re: How to desensitize VERY sound sensitive dog?
>>>
>>> Tracy,
>>>
>>> What worked for me, in just one storm, was to praise
>>> the dog after each clap of thunder, telling him he's
>>> a Good Dog!
>>>
>>> This is an almost 13 year old Doberman, BTW.
>>>
>>> The next time it thundered, he did not even react at
>>> all--you could not tell it was the same dog as before.
>>> There was more thunder just the other day, and same
>>> thing, nada, nothing, zilch, no cowering, whimpering,
>>> trying to hide at all, it was that simple.
>>>
>>> I got this idea from Jerry Howe, who might seem to be
>>> a "wild and crazy" character, but his non-abusive way
>>> of handling dogs WORKS. Wonderfully. Praise.
>>>
>>> It's that simple.
>>>
>>> Juanita
>>>
>>> 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 (k9ap...@webtv.net)
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> ============================
>>>
>>> Dave Cohen <coh...@total.net writes:
>>>
>>> Re: Barking Deterrants Needed...
>>>
>>> Hi. Please understand that I do not know Jerry and have
>>> spoken with him briefly once by email.
>>>
>>> I have no stake or interest in the success of his
>>> business. I simply want to thank him publicly for one
>>> of his tips, with regards to separation anxiety.
>>>
>>> I thought it seemed far fetched to praise a stuffed
>>> animal and then say good bye to my own dog, but
>>> I am usually a very open minded person, so I tried it.
>>> Well, lo and behold- the damn trick worked!
>>>
>>> I think Jerry has some intriguing techniques, and
>>> personally I think everyone who constantly criticizes
>>> him is not understanding his logic. Thank you Jerry!
>>>
>>> ===================
>>>
>>> "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.
>>>
>>> "Hoku Beltz" <h...@rsphawaii.com> wrote in message
>>> news:SN2k9.45447$V7.10868114@twister.socal.rr.com...
>>>
>>> Aloha Sunny,
>>>
>>> Just follow the training program to the letter, no matter how
>>> insignificant some of the step seem to be and your puppy will
>>> be a very well behaved dog in a few days.
>>>
>>> I would seriously consider backing out of the training
>>> classes as they will conflict with the Wit's End principles.
>>>
>>> I went the training route first, and still had problems until
>>> I found Wits' End. Now I have two "new and improved" dogs.
>>>
>>> You won't be disappointed if you follow the program.
>>>
>>> Good luck,
>>> Hoku
>>>
>>> ==================
>>>
>>> From: Hoku Beltz
>>> To: The Puppy Wizard
>>> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:12 PM
>>> Subject: Mahalo
>>>
>>> Aloha Jerry,
>>>
>>> Just wanted to let you know that the surrogate toy
>>> technique is working wonders. I have not had a
>>> shredded sheet for over a week now. It is nice
>>> to be able to leave the bed made and come home
>>> to a made bed.
>>>
>>> Your program is awesome, but you already know
>>> that. Keep up the good work!
>>>
>>> Hoku
>>>
>>> ==================
>>>
>>> From: Eric
>>> To: jho...@bellsouth.net
>>> Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 7:54 AM
>>> Subject: just checking in..
>>>
>>> Jerry!
>>>
>>> You helped me with my pal Dundee about a year ago
>>> regarding submissive peeing. Just wanted to let you
>>> know he's doing great- he was "cured" in about 2 days
>>> using your techniques!
>>>
>>> He has since become the "smartest dog in the world"!
>>> Once I stopped thinking like a human and got inside his
>>> head, I can teach him ANYTHING, usually in a matter
>>> of minutes. Makes me look like an expert dog-trainer.
>>>
>>> I rescued two strays last week, cleaned 'em up, wormed
>>> 'em, and am getting them their shots. Time to get inside
>>> their heads and teach them to teach themselves how to
>>> be good dogs!
>>>
>>> Instead of feeling like "training" is a chore, I look forward
>>> to working with these guys a couple times a day...
>>>
>>> Although I don't follow your instructions "to a T", I learned
>>> from you to "think like a dog" and stimulate their brain rather
>>> than beating ass or pinching, or any of that nonsense.
>>>
>>> I know damn well I would NOT be loyal to someone who beat MY ass
>>> lol!
>>>
>>> Well, just wanted to thank you for rattling the bushes
>>> out there and teaching folks the RIGHT way to "train" dogs.
>>>
>>> A horseman friend of mine uses very similar techniques in
>>> training his horses- he calls it "natural horsemanship". He
>>> is hated by nearly all the local "trainers" yet somehow he
>>> repeatedly wins at every show he attends. He rarely shows
>>> any more, but goes now and then to rub their noses in it
>>> (pun intended)... Too cool....
>>>
>>> Have a great holiday season and keep up the good work!
>>>
>>> Eric , Dundee, Sammy, and Maynard
>>>
>>> ==========================
>>>
>>> "Zack Pellers" <ZackPell...@GUESSWHERE.cc>
>>> wrote in message
>>>
>>> dlin...@towson.edu (Derek) wrote in news:
>>> 697700b8.0405202039.5c737...@posting.google.com:
>>>
>>> Your dog needs to be retrained. Contact Mr. Jerry Howe.
>>>
>>> Http://www.DoggyDoRight.com
>>>
>>> You can start by downloading the free training
>>> manual available on the site above. I used it on
>>> my 4 year old Fila Brasileiro.
>>>
>>> When I first brought him home from rescue, he
>>> was similar to the way you decribed your dog.
>>>
>>> After using Mr. Howe's training method, the dog
>>> was cured within 72 hours.
>>>
>>> -Jack
>>>
>>>
>>> "Estel J. Hines" <ejhi...@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:w86dna9lBfNZgbTdRVn-hA@comcast.com...
>>>
>>> Until i read the Jerry method of Bark reductioon,
>>> it went something like this with our 11 month old
>>> puppy "Yoshi"
>>>
>>> Yoshi: Bark, bark,
>>>
>>> us: HUSH Youshi
>>>
>>> Yoshi Bark, bark......................
>>>
>>> us: Hush Youshi
>>>
>>> Yoshi BARK, BARK, BARK, .................
>>> it stopped when Yoshi got tired barking
>>>
>>> We decided to try the Jerry method:
>>>
>>> Yoshi: BARK, BARK
>>>
>>> US: GOOD Yoshi, Good Boy, who is it?
>>>
>>> Yoshi Bark, Bark
>>>
>>> US: It's ok, good boy Yoshi, We know them.
>>>
>>> Yosh without fail, now stops after we say that.
>>>
>>> I must say, it is so much more fun, when we
>>> can praise him, to deal with things like this.
>>>
>>> Thanks Jerry
>>>
>>> ps: We are just starting to go thru the Jerry
>>> Papers, and learn how to live with our son
>>> "Yoshi", whom we love very much.
>>> --
>>> Best Regards,
>>>
>>> Estel J. Hines
>>>
>>> ==============
>>>
>>> Subject: Re: Dog will not listen to anyone but me!
>>> Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:33:36 -0500
>>> Message-ID: uim43blqq1h...@corp.supernews.com
>>>
>>> Okay, I gotta speak up here... We've been using Jerry's
>>> methods with our dog. We had the same problem as the
>>> original poster has with Buzz. One day working with the
>>> family pack exercise and practicing the recall command
>>> with the family and she'll now go out with hubby and
>>> daughter instead of needing me to reassure her or even
>>> refusing to go with anyone but me.
>>>
>>> I really urge you, regardless of the negative things you
>>> might hear about Jerry & Wits' End here, to try the method
>>> and *judge the results for yourself*.
>>>
>>> Let's see what other areas she's improved in... always
>>> comes when called, not chewing stuff even if we leave
>>> it laying around, "re"housebroken after long shelter stay,
>>> walks perfectly on leash, doesn't try to steal food from
>>> our plates or beg... probably a few more things I'm
>>> forgetting to mention. *(Yeah, the kats lay off the koi
>>> and don't wander. jh).
>>>
>>> That's in about a week's time.
>>>
>>> Her overall demeanor has changed. When we brought
>>> her home she was very untrusting and ultra-submissive
>>> (except with her area/toys where she was possessive and
>>> nippy).
>>>
>>> She had been abused and beaten by previous owners,
>>> then she was in a shelter for months. They (most of them)
>>> wanted to give up and kill her Now she's gained confidence
>>> and trust with us. Last night was another big breakthrough
>>> (in my eyes). She barked! Big deal, she barked just once
>>> when she heard the front door. Great!
>>>
>>> Anyway, you'll be told lots of nasty stuff about Jerry or that
>>> the Wits' End manual is culled from other sources. In my
>>> opinion, even if it is, it takes only the good stuff and leaves
>>> out the bad. Works for me.
>>>
>>> (And I suppose I gotta say this... I don't know Jerry personally.
>>> I've emailed him and instant messaged him. I have not bought a
>>> "Doggy Do Right". He's offered help for free.)
>>>
>>> Ms. Mick Owen Crneckiy
>>> http://www.crneckiy.com & http://tarot.crneckiy.com
>>> E-mail & MSN Messenger: m...@crneckiy.com
>>> AIM & Yahoo!: MickCrneckiy ~ ICQ: 72461227
>>>
>>> ======================
>>>
>>> From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
>>> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500
>>> Local: Tues, Jan 25 2005 11:38 pm
>>> Subject: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!
>>>
>>> Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
>>> I am posting this so others will see as well!
>>>
>>> Hi Jerry,
>>>
>>>> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
>>>> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
>>>> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
>>>> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
>>>> he does the most of his growling and barking.
>>>
>>> O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
>>> you got to get up and GO to make him follow.
>>>
>>>> I have praised him...hummed a little de de de te de ta ra...
>>>> I have gone to another room. I have tried to change his
>>>> mind set with one of his toys.
>>>
>>> O.K., but don't GIVE him the toy, ONLY use
>>> it as a BRIEF NON PHYSICAL distraction.
>>>
>>>> This is not a house, so not very big, so when
>>>> we go to the kitchen or bathroom ..there is
>>>> enough room for Beau to sit or down. Bedroom
>>>> isn't large either..when we head for there he
>>>> thinks it's either time for bed or I am going to
>>>> change.( such a man! lol)
>>>
>>> We only got to go to another door or room
>>> to break the growling for a moment and return.
>>>
>>>> When we go back to the living room we start
>>>> what seems to have become routine all over
>>>> again.
>>>
>>> FOLLOW THE TECHNIQUE.
>>>
>>> You must always ALTERNATE the sound from
>>> that LAST INSTANCE you used it.
>>>
>>>> He barks, I praise, hum and try another room
>>>> or play with a toy. I guess what I am saying is
>>>> he only stops for a very short time.
>>>
>>> O.K., that seems to be the cause of the problem.
>>> You're not following the technique precisely.
>>>
>>>> If I am watching a program on TV or on the
>>>> computer doing something by the 12th time
>>>> and interruption I am the one getting frustrated!
>>>
>>> Right. He's probably not stopping cause you're
>>> failing to continue from the LAST instance of
>>> distraction, OR that you're trying to physically
>>> break the behavior.
>>>
>>>> I just want an hour or so without interruption.
>>>
>>> NO PROBLEM.
>>>
>>>> Sometimes he gets up on my lazy boy chair
>>>> stares at me and growls ( his apartment bark)
>>>
>>> He's sayin HOWEDY! PRAISE HIM.
>>>
>>>> now he wants something.
>>>
>>> No no, no.
>>>
>>> No.
>>>
>>>> What do you want?
>>>
>>> Oooops!
>>>
>>>> I ask... play toy? cookie? outside pp?..
>>>> Yep that's the one he wants to go out,
>>>> I know he doesn't have to pee as we
>>>> were just out 30 min ago.
>>>
>>> Then TELL HIM so
>>>
>>>> He just wants to go out look around make
>>>> sure all is secure.or make like a reindeer
>>>> jumping thru the snow ol usually he goes
>>>> peepee and poopie when asked, so at this
>>>> point I ask for peepee as that's why we are
>>>> out here now. I swear he squeezes out 3 or
>>>> 4 drops just to please me or prove he really
>>>> had to go. ( a perfect con job)<smiling>
>>>
>>> Right.
>>>
>>>> I am beginning to think ..a) he has total control of me..
>>>
>>> MUST be a blond thing!
>>>
>>>> b) perhaps we have to go work more.
>>>
>>> Naaah. I think you're just not followin the method precisely.
>>>
>>>> This little guy is really very amusing and clever,
>>>
>>> Yeah. That's HOWE COME we gotta alternate
>>> the direction the distraction comes from EVERY
>>> TIME, and the chain of events NEVER BREAKS.
>>> Always remember the LAST INSTANCE of sound
>>> distraction and use another direction NEXT time.
>>>
>>> There's other suggestions I'll have for you if you
>>> don't think THAT'S the problem.
>>>
>>>> when he comes and growls at me and I ask questions ..
>>>
>>> Good.
>>>
>>>> he listens very carefully and cocks his head as
>>>> if to say " what was that? did I hear you right?"
>>>> then he runs to what he wants if I don't get it right.
>>>
>>> Yeah... he's talkin.
>>>
>>>> When relaxed he gathers as many of his toys as
>>>> possible and brings them all up on my chair,stretches
>>>> out across my legs or climbs over the keyboard on
>>>> my lap for a hug, and will then settle down for a snooze.
>>>
>>> Yeah, it's DEFINATELY a blond thing.
>>>
>>>> When I am at home he would like me attached
>>>> to his hip or he attached to my lap.
>>>
>>> FINE.
>>>
>>>> Not enough he sleeps with me ..lol and has
>>>> to cuddle into my back.
>>>
>>> Fine.
>>>
>>>> Am I expecting too much?
>>>
>>> I think I'd draw the line at cudling.
>>>
>>>> or too soon?
>>>
>>> Your pup should be nearly perfect nearly instantly.
>>>
>>>> Is there a point where too much praise
>>>> turns to no longer having control or a dog
>>>> taking advantage?
>>>
>>> NOPE. Perhaps if you praise him in advance
>>> he won't ask you to do stuff like take him out
>>> for a look see?
>>>
>>>> Or am I just allowing too much trying to do the right thing?
>>>
>>> I think you're makin a very tiny mishandling error,
>>> probably by not alternating the direction EVERY
>>> TIME.
>>>
>>>> I am afraid at times my frustration may undo
>>>> some of the good changes already accomplished.
>>>
>>> That WILL happen if you scold him.
>>>
>>>> Did I mention we work every two or three days
>>>> pending on the weather and walk or play in between.
>>>
>>> That's FINE.
>>>
>>>> Gees ...I'm smiling now, I think he knows I'm writing you ...
>>>
>>> They KNOW stuff.
>>>
>>>> he has been snoozing across my legs since I
>>>> started this note, you guessed it... not a growl,
>>>> bark or sneeze. yep and he is still breathing.
>>>
>>> Sounds like he's a little hyperactive.
>>> That'll settle down in a few more days.
>>>
>>>> This is like taking a noisy car to the mechanic,
>>>> when you get there the car quietly purr's.
>>>
>>> Just let me know what he's doin and what
>>> you're doin and we can see what's goin on
>>> and fix it nearly instantly.
>>>
>>>> Well thanks for any help.
>>>
>>> My pleasure
>>>
>>> TPW <{) ; ~ ) >
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Barb (BarbnBeau)
>>>
>>> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 13:56:40 -0800 (PST)
>>> From: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@yahoo.com>
>>> Subject: Re: Thanks for the note...and reminder's
>>> To: "Barb E" <>
>>>
>>> HOWEDY BarbnBeau,
>>>
>>> Puppy Wizard <{) ; ~ ) >
>>>
>>> Barb E <> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Jerry,
>>>
>>> Thanks for your notes....
>>>
>>> Pretty scary isn't it a blonde dog and a blonde
>>> owner, no wonder the little guy is confused !
>>>
>>> Not sure what I thought I was doing re: barking and
>>> growling... sometimes I take things so literally.
>>>
>>> I thought you had mentioned humming as a deterrent?
>>> However I concentrated on repeating my little tune
>>> completely, not thinking about changing the direction
>>> of sound.
>>>
>>> OMG I have enough trouble carrying a tune never mind
>>> throwing my voice ....hahaha (way too funny)
>>>
>>> So, we are going back to real noise and ALTERNATE the
>>> sound from that LAST INSTANCE. ( light bulb moment)
>>> I am NOT following the technique precisely!! duh.
>>>
>>> I agree I think he is a tad hyperactive.. but I can
>>> usually get him to calm down and breathe by "down"
>>> and "stay" with lots of praise for a period of 3 to
>>> 5 mins. then release and back to playing. ( a puppy
>>> time out lol)
>>>
>>> re: cuddling.. Beau sleeps with me and I usually sleep
>>> on my side. Once I move to my side he shuffles in closer
>>> his back slightly touching mine... I think it's his way
>>> of keeping track of me, making darn sure I don't go
>>> anywhere without him!
>>>
>>> You will be happy to hear after receiving your note,
>>> and reminder's. Sir started his barking so I went
>>> back to alternating sound and lo and behold he reacted
>>> very quickly and stopped. ( your right.. way too blonde)
>>> We also went down for our last pee break before bed and
>>> wouldn't you know we timed it when the newspaper man
>>> arrived, Beau gave one quick bark and he immediately
>>> stopped.
>>>
>>> Lucky me my dog is smarter than I am, the improvement
>>> is there in spite of my errors! Now that you got me
>>> back on track perhaps we will see more improvement.
>>>
>>> Thanks once again for your help, will let you know
>>> how things go.
>>>
>>> Stay warm.. (for us that means 32 degrees today)
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Barb
>>>
>>>
>>>> Thanks, David
>>>
>>> You're welcome. I don't want to BORE you
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>>>
>>> From: sighthounds & siberians <x...@ncweb.com>
>>> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 07:12:38 -0500
>>>
>>> Subject: Re: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!
>>>
>>> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500,
>>> "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
>>>> I am posting this so others will see as well!
>>>
>>>> Hi Jerry,
>>>
>>>>> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
>>>>> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
>>>>> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
>>>>> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
>>>>> he does the most of his growling and barking.
>>>
>>>> O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
>>>> you got to get up and GO to make him follow.
>>>
>>> <Skip reposting of Jerry drivel.>
>>>
>>> I believe you've been told that Jerry is killfiled
>>> by the majority of regulars here. If you think his
>>> advice is valuable and enjoy dealing with him, good
>>> for you. However, reposting Jerry spew that people
>>> use a killfile to avoid tends to suggest that you're
>>> trying to annoy us, and even if you're not, it's
>>> going to get you killfiled.
>>>
>>> Let me be one of the first: PLONK.
>>>
>>> Mustang Sally
>>>
>>> Looks like racetrack silly is a little jealHOWES:
>>>
>>> "After Numerous Training Classes, Behavioral
>>> Consultations, And Hundreds Of Dollars In Vet
>>> Bills, I Killed My Dalmatian Several Years Ago
>>> Due To Extreme Dog-Aggressiveness."
>>>
>>>
>>> "I'll bet you don't know a thing about me. I volunteered
>>> as assistant to the euthanasia tech at our local shelter
>>> for a while, and I know a bit about overpopulation and
>>> unwanted animals.
>>>
>>> This however has nothing at all to do with responsible
>>> breeders, because responsible breeders don't contribute
>>> to that problem," Mustang Sally.
>>>
>>> "My spayed Siberian bitch marks and covers all
>>> over the place, as did my spayed Dalmatian bitch.
>>> The Borzoi doesn't, but she is *extremely* submissive."
>>>
>>> Sally Hennessey
>>>
>>> "Oops, hit "send" too fast. Of course bitches in
>>> season are advertising, so that type of behavior
>>> might be typical of Murphy. And some folks think
>>> that spaying actually increases dominant/aggressive
>>> behavior in bitches that were dominant/aggressive
>>> beforehand, so perhaps marking behavior also
>>> increases in those bitches."
>>>
>>> Sally Hennessey
>>>
>>>
>>> "Sally Hennessey" <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
>>> news:54nuetsqgkhp26qqv128jnumgmb2m27opr@4ax.com...
>>>
>>> Nope. No more than you'd convince Patch that
>>> prongs and e-collars, in the right hands, are not
>>> intrinsically abusive; or that dogs trained properly
>>> with prongs or e-collars are not fearful, in pain, or
>>> intimidated; or that any one of us here knows our
>>> own dogs and their reactions better than someone
>>> who has never seen them or us...hmmm.
>>>
>>> I'm starting to see some similarities here.
>>>
>>> Sally Hennessey
>>>
>>> Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 13:23:46 +0100
>>> Local: Mon, Apr 9 2001 5:23 am
>>> Subject: Re: shock collars
>>>
>>> Sally Hennessey <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
>>> news:b8m1dtsv6vuiblo63h8ekqiforibadrff2@4ax.com...
>>>
>>> Aside from being incredibly offensive and self-righteous,
>>> this post shows and absence of knowledge in the differences
>>> in dogs' temperaments, or perhaps a lack of ability to perceive
>>> same. The fact that you, Alison, have never met a dog to whom
>>> corrections and discomfort, even pain, were unimportant does
>>> not mean that such dogs do not exist.
>>>
>>> What it means is that you don't know as much about dogs
>>> as you think you do, and you surely don't know a damn
>>> thing about Harlan or anyone else's dog here.
>>>
>>> I had a Dalmatian that would instigate fights with one
>>> of her housemates; that dog had no fear or anything,
>>> and pain incurred during a fight meant nothing to her.
>>>
>>> I know that that dog is not unique, and I'm sure many
>>> people here can tell similar stories. The fact that you,
>>> Alison, continue to say things to people such as what
>>> you said to Theresa about causing her dog to suffer
>>> (at least I guess that's what you meant by "you cause
>>> your dog suffers" - - must be the King's English you
>>> guys talk about over there) means that you are an
>>> ignorant, arrogant, insensitive person who is not worth
>>> further notice.
>>> Sally Hennessey
>>>
>>> You startin to get the doGgamened PICTURE?:
>>>
>>> Punishment Deranges Behavior.
>>> "NO!" Does NOT Have Any Behavioral Function
>>> EXCEPT
>>> To DERANGE Behaviors.
>>>
>>> Here's professor dermer pryor:
>>>
>>> From: Marshall Dermer (der...@alpha1.csd.uwm.edu)
>>> Subject: Re: Jerry's Dog Training Manual
>>> Date: 2001-07-12 06:49:13 PST
>>>
>>> And how do we know this aspect of his
>>> advice is right?
>>>
>>> Jerry is not God and his manual is not the Bible.
>>> His advice could be subject to an empirical analysis.
>>>
>>> (Also, it is best to killfile posts from the
>>> few regulars here who are either ill-tempered,
>>> ill-mannered, or just plain ill.\ufffd),
>>>
>>> --Marshall
>>>
>>> "At this point, "No" does not have any behavioral function.
>>> But, if you say "No,"pick up the puppy by its neck and
>>> shake it a bit, and the frequency of the biting decreases
>>> then you will have achieved too things.
>>>
>>> First, the frequency of unwanted chewing has decreased;
>>> and two, you have established "No" as a conditioned punisher.
>>>
>>> How much neck pulling and shaking? Just the
>>> minimum necessary to decrease the unwanted
>>> biting.
>>>
>>> **********IS THAT A CONSISTENT 5 SECONDS?************
>>>
>>> When our dog was a puppy, "No" came before mild
>>> forms of punishment (I would hold my dog's mouth
>>> closed for a few seconds.) whereas "Bad Dog" came
>>> before stronger punishement (the kind discussed above).
>>>
>>> "No" is usually sufficient but sometimes I use "Bad Dog"
>>> to stop a behavior. "Bad Dog" ALWAYS works," marshall
>>> dermer, research professor of ANAL-ytic behaviorISM at
>>> UofWI. For MOORE animal abuse, please visit dr p.
>>>
>>> BWAHAHAHHAHAAAA!!!!!
>>>
>>> That's INSANE. Ain't it.
>>>
>>> Here's professor dermer AFTER gettin JERRYIZED:
>>>
>>> "We Are Lucky To Have You, And More People Should
>>> Come To Their Senses And Support Your Valuable Work.
>>> God Bless The Puppy Wizard," Professor Marshall Dermer,
>>> Dept Of ANAL-ytic Behavior, UofWI.
>>>
>>> From: "Marshall Dermer" <der...@csd.uwm.edu>
>>> To: "The Puppy Wizard"
>>> <ThePuppyWiz...@earthlink.net>
>>> Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 2:53 PM
>>>
>>> Subject: God Bless The Puppy Wizard
>>> Dear Mr. Puppy Wizard,
>>>
>>> I have, of late, come to recognize your genius
>>> and now must applaud your attempts to save
>>> animals from painful training procedures.
>>>
>>> You are indeed a hero, a man of exceptional talent\ufffd,
>>> who tirelessly devotes his days to crafting posts \ufffdto
>>> alert the world to animal abuse.
>>>
>>> We are lucky to have you, and more people should
>>> come to their senses and support your valuable
>>> work.
>>>
>>> Have you thought of establishing a nonprofit
>>> charity to fund your important work?
>>> Have you thought about holding a press conference
>>> so others can learn of your highly worthwhile
>>> and significant work?
>>>
>>> In closing, my only suggestion is that you
>>> try to keep your messages short for most
>>> readers may refuse to read a long message
>>> even if it is from the wise, heroic Puppy Wizard.
>>> I wish you well in your endeavors.
>>>
>>> --Marshall Dermer
>>>
>>>
>>> Subject: < BEFORE -> "Jerry, You filthy, Unctuous,
>>> No Good Charlatan,"
>>>
>>> < AFTER -> "Thank You Jerry For Putting Up With
>>> A Constant Barrage Of Really Infantile
>>> Crap At The Hands Of Supposedly Adult
>>> Dog Lovers.
>>>
>>> 'Naive' Is Believing You Can Terrorize
>>> A Dog Into Good Behavior," Robert Crim.
>>>
>>>> Subject: Re: Fritz---a retrospective
>>>> Date: 02/05/1999
>>>> Author: Robert Crim <fritzg...@earthlink.net>
>>>> You filthy, unctuous, no good charlatan. If you had
>>>> any idea of what dogs and dog people were about
>>>> you would realize the depths of the absolute loathing
>>>> and contempt I hold for you right now. Were it not
>>>> for the blessed distance and anonymity that the internet
>>>> gives us from the scummy likes of you, I would probably
>>>> be in a jail cell right now for turning you into the pile
>>>> of shit you really are
>>>
>>> Hey, Howe, you really are a wacko, eh?
>>>
>>> Crim wrote this about *YOU,* you insipid piece of cow dung!
>>>
>>> BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
>>>
>>>> On Thu, 17 Jun 1999 20:24:15 -0700, dogsnus
>>>
>>> <"Terri"@cyberhighway> Wrote:>
>>>
>>>> Hey, do like me, and killfile Jerry.
>>>> He has millions of people aleady reading his posts and
>>>> watching him extract his soggy foot out of his mouth!
>>>> Out of these MILLIONS, I've only seen 2 naive childs
>>>> come forward and actually believe in his training manual.
>>>
>>> Robert Crim writes:
>>>
>>> I assume that I and my wife are those two naive childs
>>> since I freely admit to having read and, I hope,
>>> understood enough of the manual and it's counterparts by
>>> John Fisher and the posts of Marilyn Rammell to believe
>>> and use it.
>>>
>>> This naive child would like to say thank you to both
>>> Jerry and Marilyn for putting up with a constant barrage
>>> of really infantile crap at the hands of supposedly
>>> adult dog lovers.
>>>
>>> The other naive child (LSW) has to put up with the
>>> nagging idea that if people like them had been posting
>>> earlier, maybe we would not have had to hold the head
>>> of a really magnificent animal in our arms while he was
>>> given the needle and having to hug him and wait until he
>>> gasped his last gasp.
>>>
>>> To my mind, "naive" is believing you can terrorize a dog.
>>>
>>> Naive is believing that people that hide behind fake
>>> names are more honest than people that use their real
>>> names. Naive is thinking that dilettante dog breeders
>>> and amateur "trainers" like Joey (lyingdogDUMMY, j.h.)
>>> are the equal or better than those that have studied and
>>> lived by their craft for decades.
>>>
>>> "Stupid" is believing that people do not see kindergarten
>>> level insults for what they are. Really stupid is believing
>>> that people like Jerry Howe and Marilyn Rammell are
>>> going to just go away because you people act like fools.
>>>
>>> Why do you act like fools? I really have no idea, and I
>>> don't really care.
>>>
>>>> And, to date: I've not seen ONE come forward and
>>>> actually admit to buying and having success with his
>>>> little black box.
>>>
>>> I think I'm going to get one myself for Father's day and
>>> take it down to the Animal Shelter for their use and
>>> testing. You would never believe the results, so you'll
>>> never know.
>>>
>>>> Anyone by now that doesn't see a scam man coming by
>>>> Jerry's posts deserves to get what is sure to be coming
>>>> to him! LOL!
>>>
>>> I don't see a "scam man", so I guess I and Longsuffering
>>> Wife and Rollei will just have to get what we deserve,
>>> eh? As Joey (Dogman) says, "poor Rollei.".......right.
>>>
>>>> Terri
>>>
>>> Yes it was, and that is sad.
>>>
>>> Robert, Longsuffering Wife and Rollei (do I get to
>>> listen to the box first?)
>>>
>>> ===========
>>>
>>> Crim wrote THAT about *YOU,* tommy, "you insipid piece of cow dung!"
>>>
>>> BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
>>>
>>> From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
>>> To: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@mail.com>
>>> Subject: Alleged Professors of Animal Behavior
>>> Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:50:51 -0400
>>>
>>> Dear Jerry, I paged through some of the "dog business"
>>> and was astonished at the low quality of opinions arising
>>> from professors of behavior analysis.
>>>
>>> I had the very great privilege of meeting Sam Corson
>>> (Pavlov's last Ph.D. student) and his dogs at Ohio
>>> University. I even got to spend a night at Sam's house.
>>>
>>> There is no question but that you are a spiritual brother
>>> to Corson and to Pavlov, both of whom knew that the dog's
>>> great capacity for love was the key to shaping doggie behavior.
>>>
>>> Paradoxical reward and paradoxical fixing of attention are
>>> both well documented Pavlovian techniques. Even so humorless
>>> a chap as B.F. Skinner taught students like the Breland's whose
>>> "The Misbehavior of Organisms" demonstrate the utility of your
>>> methods and their deep roots in scientific (as opposed to
>>> commercial) psychology.
>>>
>>> George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
>>> you may find my resume in Who's Who in
>>> Science and Technology
>>>
>>>
>>> From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
>>> Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 17:26:31 GMT
>>>
>>> Subject: Dr. George VonHilshimer Writes: "No Loving, No Learning."
>>>
>>> HOWEDY People,
>>>
>>> Perhaps the PROBLEM is "TOO MANY WORDS?"
>>>
>>> From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
>>> To: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
>>> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:40 AM
>>> Subject: Fw: Counter Cruising must stop
>>>
>>>> From: "diannes" <dian...@bolt.sonic.net>
>>>> Newsgroups: rec.pets.dogs.behavior
>>>> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 12:18 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: Counter Cruising must stop
>>>>> LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
>>>>>> I wrote:
>>>>>>> LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>> On another note: I understand why someone
>>>>>>>> proclaiming a method that works on all dogs,
>>>>>>>> all the time, would send up "red flag" to you
>>>>>>>> and others, but the fact remains, if a technique
>>>>>>>> *doesn't* work 100% of the time, with all dogs,
>>>>>>>> then there must be a flaw in the philosophy
>>>>>>>> underlying that technique.
>>>
>>>>>>> Ditto for dog training. No failure nor flaw of method
>>>>>>> is involved - that's just acceptance of reality.
>>>
>>>>>> First of all, I didn't say that there was a flaw in the
>>>>>> method, though anyone is welcome to make that
>>>>>> leap.
>>>
>>>>>> I said there was a flaw in the underlying philosophy
>>>>>> and its model of learning.
>>>
>>>>> Correction accepted. I think that perhaps we are using
>>>>> terminology differently here. Here is my use of the terms:
>>>
>>> Jerry, I don't know where you find these folk who can't read.
>>>
>>>> In order to use negative reinforcement, one must
>>>> typically administer the aversive stimulus in order
>>>> to be able to terminate it.
>>>
>>> This is not negative reinforcement. Negative means no.
>>>
>>> Positive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
>>> reward emitted immediately by trainer;
>>>
>>> Negative reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
>>> no response by trainer;
>>>
>>> Aversive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
>>> aversive stimuli emitted immediately by trainer;
>>>
>>> The term "reinforcement is used only tentatively with
>>> "aversion" because aversive stimuli (aka punishment)
>>> typically derange learning and are not followed by clean
>>> learning curves equivalent to those which follow reward
>>> or positive reinforcement;
>>>
>>> Escape conditioning = dog has an aversive stimulus
>>> applied without any dog related reason and when
>>> behavior is emitted aversive stim is immediately turned off .
>>>
>>> There is some indication that Escape Conditioning
>>> works in a manner closely approximating reward;
>>> but, ear pinch? -- too aversive.
>>>
>>> I remind you that you should beat them over the head
>>> with "The Misbehavior of Organisms" by Breland and
>>> Breland, published in B.F. Skinner's CUMULATIVE
>>> RECORD. Ignored by most profs of psychology, but
>>> the distillation of his work.
>>>
>>> NO PUNISHMENT.
>>>
>>> Must pay attention to who is the animal?
>>>
>>> His evolution, his development, and his personal history -
>>> cannot train without respect for who is the dog? So says
>>> the BIG TIME operant conditioning guru - and you can also
>>> refer back to MARY COVER JONES (mother of scientific
>>> systematic psychology), no loving, no learning.
>>>
>>> I suppose I could wire up a dog so that his brain was
>>> badly interrupted and the loving method of puppy training
>>> might not work well - but it would still work better than
>>> the methods used by dominatrix and their ilk.
>>>
>>> Lovingly applied ethological techniques like the one
>>> espoused by the Wizard of ALL puppies work for all
>>> dogs, for that matter for all mammals higher than cat.
>>>
>>> Indeed, they will work for cats if trainer is warmly competent.
>>>
>>> You can see this in Key West on any sunny day.
>>> Housecats performing quite happily.
>>>
>>> Fondly, Dr. Von
>>>
>>> From: TooCool (larrym...@hotmail.com)
>>> The Puppy Wizard's Wits End Training Method
>>>
>>> I have studied canine behavior and dog training for
>>> years. I have a huge library that covers every system
>>> of training.
>>>
>>> The Puppy Wizard's (Jerry Howe's) Wits' End Training
>>> Method is by far the most scientific, the most advanced,
>>> the kindest, the quickest and the most effective training
>>> method yet discovered.
>>>
>>> It is not an assortment of training tips and tricks; it is
>>> a logically consistent system. Every behavior problem
>>> and every obedience skill is treated in the same logically
>>> consistent manner.
>>>
>>> Please study his manual carefully. Please endeavor to
>>> understand the basis of his system and please follow
>>> his directions exactly. His manual is a masterpiece.
>>> It is dense with theory, with explanation, with detailed
>>> descriptions about why behavior problems occur and
>>> how their solution should be approached.
>>>
>>> One should not pick and choose from among his methods
>>> based upon what you personally like or dislike. His is
>>> not a bag of tricks but a complete and integrated system
>>> for not only training a dog but for raising a loving companion.
>>>
>>> When I once said to Jerry that his system creates for
>>> you the dog of your dreams, his response was that it
>>> produces for your dog the owner of his dreams.
>>>
>>> You see, Jerry has discovered that if you are gentle
>>> with your dog then he will be gentle with you, if you
>>> praise your dog every time he looks at you, then you
>>> will become the center of your dogs world, if you use
>>> Jerry's sound distraction with praise, then it takes
>>> just minutes-sometimes merely seconds-to train your
>>> dog to not misbehave (even in your absence) (Just 15
>>> seconds this morning to train my 10 week old puppy to
>>> lie quietly and let me clip his nails).
>>>
>>> Using Jerry's scientific method (sound distraction /
>>> praise / alteration / variation) it takes just minutes to
>>> train you dog to respond to your commands.
>>>
>>> What a pleasure it was for me to see my 6 week old
>>> puppy running as fast has his wobbly little legs would
>>> carry him in response to my recall command-and he
>>> comes running every time I call no matter where we are
>>> or what he is doing.
>>>
>>> At ten weeks old now, my puppy never strains upon
>>> his leash thanks to Jerry's hot & cold exercises and
>>> his Family Pack Leadership exercises.
>>>
>>> Jerry has discovered that if you scold your dog, if you
>>> scream at him, if you intimidate him, if you hurt him,
>>> if you force him then his natural response is to oppose
>>> you.
>>>
>>> Is Jerry a nut?
>>>
>>> It doesn't make any difference to me whether he is or not.
>>> It is a logical fallacy to judge a person's ideas based
>>> upon their personality. As far as dogs are concerned, Jerry
>>> wears his heart upon his sleeve. It touches him deeply when
>>> he hears of trainers forcing, intimidating, scolding or
>>> hurting dogs.
>>>
>>> More than that, he knows that force is not effective
>>> and that it will certainly lead to behavior problems;
>>> sometime problems so severe that people put their
>>> dogs down because of those problems.
>>>
>>> I believe that it is natural for humans to want to control
>>> their dog by force. Jerry knows this too. We have all been
>>> at our wits' end, haven't we?
>>>
>>> Dogs have a natural tendency to mimic. In scientific
>>> literature it is referred to allelomimetic behavior. Dogs
>>> respond in like kind to force; they respond in like kind
>>> to praise.
>>>
>>> Don't bribe your dog with treats; give him what he
>>> wants most-your kind attention. Give him your praise.
>>> You will be astonished at how your dog 's anxiety will
>>> dissipate and how their behavior problems will dissipate
>>> along with their anxiety.
>>>
>>> Treat Jerry Howe's (The Puppy Wizard) Wits' End
>>> Training Method as a scientific principle just as you
>>> would the law of gravity and you will have astounding
>>> success.
>>>
>>> Dog behavior is just as scientific as is gravity.
>>>
>>> If you follow Jerry's puppy rules you will get a sweet
>>> little Magwai; if you don't you will surely get a little
>>> gremlin (anyone see The Gremlins?). --Larry
>>>
>>> From: Mike (m.bidd...@ns.sympatico.ca)
>>> Subject: Re: Info. on the puppy wizard?
>>> Date: 2004-07-18 14:27:02 PST
>>>
>>>>> Oh, and did I mention his methods work, ya nuff said.
>>>>> Mike
>>>> Ok Mike which part worked for you?
>>>
>>> It helped clear problems from my dogs in the
>>> field using the can penny distraction technique.
>>>
>>> Works like a charm.
>>>
>>> My dogs get distracted easy from their jobs ie,
>>> retrieving or training to find lost people, oh did
>>> I mention that I am a Search and Rescue Team
>>> Leader.
>>>
>>> Sorry that slipped my mind.
>>>
>>> I have read volumes of training books and don't
>>> know where people get that Jerry copied others
>>> work as I have NEVER come across his methods
>>> before. I would like to see proof.
>>>
>>> Just like Jerry outlined I eliminated problems one
>>> at at time as they arose. I used to try and train to
>>> the way I wanted them but this is backward, you
>>> train out the problems leaving what you want left over.
>>>
>>> Funny part is the second dog who had the same
>>> problems as the other didn't need correcting for
>>> some of his habits after I cleared it from the first
>>> dog.
>>>
>>> Seemed he learned through osmosis.
>>>
>>> Nice side benefit there.
>>>
>>> It nearly came to giving them up to a 3rd party
>>> trainer as they were not performing well. The
>>> VAST majority of working dog trainers are
>>> agressive in their actions with the dogs.
>>>
>>> I tried it and it didn't work and guess what I
>>> was at my "Whits End" then someone I new
>>> turned me onto Jerry and the rest is history.
>>>
>>> I referred friends and families to Jerry's manual
>>> and all have had great results. Starting puppies
>>> out on the distraction technique is especially
>>> good because they never develop the habit.
>>>
>>> I had my sisters dog healing, sitting and down
>>> stay reliably at 8-9 weeks. The first night home
>>> following Jerrys advice we ditched the crate and
>>> put the pup on the floor beside the bed and after
>>> 2 whimpers NOT A SOUND OUT OF THAT DOG
>>> FOR 6 HRS! first night, that has never happened
>>> in all my days.
>>>
>>> Sorry, the man understands dogs its that simple.
>>>
>>> Mike
>>>
>>> "Ama...@DCFWatch.com" wrote:
>>>
>>> No, the dog learned that I would hold still
>>> the second she began to pull. She would pull
>>> to go where *she* wanted.
>>>
>>> Well if she wanted to stop and go in another
>>> direction.. say to sniff my neighbors yard..
>>>
>>> she learned if she wanted to do it I would stop
>>> walking and she could go.. and if there wasn't
>>> enough slack on her lead she would just pull me.
>>>
>>> Then when she got done doing *her* thing, she woudl
>>> heel.. smile at me and wait for me to say "let's go"
>>> and finish *my* thing. I would refuse to move .. i
>>> looked like an idiot.. freezing mid walk for minutes
>>> waiting for *my* dog to heel and give *me* permission
>>> to go again.
>>>
>>> I did the treats and the let's go... she got to do her
>>> stuff and get a cookie.. if she even wanted the cookie.
>>>
>>> I wound up calling Jerry.. as I have a half red nose
>>> pit and half amstaff.. who is incredibly protective..
>>>
>>> we had a new pup on the way.. and i needed help.. i
>>> followed petsmarts trainnign guides.. memorized them...
>>> and they *did* work, don't get me wrong.. but only
>>> when my pet wanted a cookie or felt the cookie was
>>> better than what she wanted.. which was not often.
>>>
>>> She quickly learned to ignore my commands if she
>>> could see my hands were empty. So I called Jerry...
>>> he chatted me for about an hour and a half.. gave me
>>> his link... and even when i had probs intro'ing the
>>> pup he called me withn i5 mins of my email for help
>>> at 10pm on a sunday night.
>>>
>>> One.. singular.. uno family pack exercise after
>>> the hot and cold exercise and i could zig zag
>>> down my street.. about face .. whatever.. and
>>> never had tension.
>>>
>>> two men were acrossed the street and she walked right
>>> by them... ordinarily she'd snarl and protect us.
>>>
>>> And in two days.. my dog.. who bit the puppy if he
>>> even looked like he was going near my husband or kids..
>>> is nursing him every hour.. cleaning him.. rough housing
>>> gently.. and teaching him to go potty outside..
>>>
>>> actually watches him to make sure he doesn't go in
>>> the house... and has milk.. which is awesome since
>>> she's 19 months old and has never had a litter.
>>>
>>> She also has stopped barking non stop at our neighbor's
>>> dogs and pig.. does not bark at eveyr car that drives by
>>> and has stopped jumping on people. she's even starting
>>> to ignore our cat who has lived on her dome litter box
>>> and our window sill (literally) for over a year and a half.
>>>
>>> She also does her commands on cue.. and doesn't look for a treat.
>>>
>>> From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
>>> Subject: The Amazing Jerry's take on psychobabble
>>> Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 12:13:44 -0400
>>>
>>> You might improve the learning of folk who actually
>>> live with and train dogs to do useful things if you
>>> excluded everyone who uses psychobabble from your lists.
>>>
>>> I recommend to all of you who wish to taste the flavor
>>> of sensible animal behaviorists to read THE MISBEHAVIOR
>>> OF ORGANISMS, Breland and Breland.
>>>
>>> This married pair of psychologists began the long trail
>>> of highly trained animals who are symbolized by Shamu
>>> eating a mackrel from a girl's hand instead of eating
>>> the much more tasty pretty girl who is exactly the size
>>> of the natural food of killer whales, seals. Yum!
>>>
>>> The essay, by the way, is a chapter in B.F. Skinner's
>>> summing up book, CUMULATIVE RECORD. They include a
>>> sentence which more or less says, "unless you understand
>>> the personal history of the particular animal, and the
>>> history of this animal's species and group, the developmental
>>> history of the animal, you cannot effectively train the animal.
>>>
>>> Pigs root and hen's scratch, if you try to train hens without
>>> scratching or pigs without scratching or pigeons without pecking,
>>> you aren't going to have much success.
>>>
>>> A conditional reflex is one which is learned, the original
>>> primitive reflex occurs no matter what the history of the
>>> animal, and is hard wired. If you train the animal to respond,
>>> say by ringing a bell immediately before turning on a bright
>>> light, then you've taught the animal and made his native reflex
>>> of pupil constriction conditional upon the ringing of a bell.
>>>
>>> Thorndyke added some terminology to this kind of training
>>> and insisted that when you train the animal to make gross
>>> motor responses that this learning is "instrumental", the
>>> animal takes action and uses an instrument.
>>>
>>> The Russian word translated as "conditional" in all other
>>> contexts was mistranslated by Pavlov's American translator,
>>> Horsley Gannt, as "conditioned" and so American psychology
>>> went haring after phantasmagora.
>>>
>>> The major theorists for the development of the language of
>>> operant conditioning are Edward Thorndike, John Watson, and
>>> B. F. Skinner. Their approach to behaviorism played a major
>>> role in the development of American psychology.
>>>
>>> They proposed that learning is the result of the application
>>> of consequences; that is, learners begin to connect certain
>>> responses with certain stimuli. This connection causes the
>>> probability of the response to change (i.e., learning occurs.)
>>>
>>> Thorndike labeled this type of learning instrumental. Using
>>> consequences, he taught kittens to manipulate a latch (e.g.,
>>> an instrument). Skinner renamed instrumental as "operant"
>>> because in this learning, one is "operating" on, and is
>>> influenced by, the environment. Where classical conditioning
>>> illustrates S-->R learning, operant conditioning is often
>>> viewed as R-->S learning since it is the consequence that
>>> follows the response that influences whether the response
>>> is likely or unlikely to occur again.
>>>
>>> It is through operant conditioning that
>>> voluntary responses are learned.
>>>
>>> One should note that Russian Psychology did very well
>>> without the operant language, and only pettifogging
>>> university professors ought to worry about what kind
>>> of label we attach to the learning. Pfui!
>>>
>>> Even Skinner understood this!
>>>
>>> And please note if you saw the original movie, THE
>>> MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, you saw a Chinese psychologist
>>> who was based on Andrew Salter, CONDITIONED REFLEX
>>> THERAPY.
>>>
>>> Alas, Salter didn't have a Ph.D., but he basically rescued
>>> us from the long Freudian nightmare and returned psychotherapy
>>> to a scientific basis. Alas, the 2nd movie didn't even cite
>>> Salter as a source. "...all the highest nervous activity, as
>>> it manifests itself in the conditional reflex, consists of a
>>> continual change of these three fundamental processes --
>>> excitation, inhibition and disinhibition." Ivan P. Pavlov
>>>
>>> George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
>>>
>>> What's important is, "does Shamu reliably eat
>>> the fish and not the pretty girl?"
>>>
>>> George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.
>>>
>>> From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com
>>> To: <d...@arcane-computing.com
>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:38 PM
>>> Subject: Doggy advice
>>>
>>> Scott, Jerry Howe forwarded me the letter below.
>>> I'm glad that you referred negatively to Jerry's
>>> habit of CAPITALIZING and HOWEING everything.
>>>
>>> I personally hate this habit of his. I think it is his
>>> way of diluting his authority - IME he is a very modest
>>> fellow. However, contrary to your sneer, he is very
>>> competent at living with dogs.
>>>
>>> I thought I'd list a series of actions which I found
>>> on the list, folk asking advice on what to do about
>>> dogs doing this and that, for example:
>>>
>>> whining,
>>> humping, hunching,
>>> pacing,
>>> self mutilation - paw licking, side sucking,
>>> spinning,
>>> prolonged barking, barking at shadows,
>>> overstimulated barking,
>>> fighting, bullying other dogs,
>>> compulsive digging,
>>> compulsive scratching,
>>> compulsive chewing,
>>> frantic behavior,
>>> chasing light, chasing shadow,
>>> stealing food,
>>> digging in garbage can,
>>> loosing house (toilet) training.
>>> inappropriate fearfulness
>>> aggression.
>>>
>>> The thing that is fascinating to me, as an ethologist who
>>> graduated from college 50 years ago and has spent all of
>>> the intervening time working with animals (including the
>>> human animal), is that you never see any of these behaviors
>>> in wild dingoes, jackals, coyotes or wolves, you don't even
>>> see these behaviors in hyenas (who aren't dog related).
>>>
>>> You see these behaviors in human managed animals, especially
>>> animals who live with neurotic hysterical humans.
>>>
>>> As Sam Corson (Pavlov's last student) demonstrated for
>>> nearly 50 years at Ohio University (Oxford, O.) there
>>> is no treatment more useful for dogs than tender loving
>>> care.
>>>
>>> George von Hilsheimer, Ph. D., F. R. S. H., Diplomate,
>>> Academy of Behavioral Medicine
>>>
>>> "Linda" <llindaleedan...@msn.com wrote in message
>>> news:
>>>
>>> I have been trying for the last 18 months to help my
>>> dog who became fear aggressive at 18 month of age.
>>> I do not know what started the problem but he came
>>> aggressive first with dogs and then began lunging and
>>> snapping at people. Until this time he loved everyone
>>> and could play with any dog. He was well socialized
>>> ad I took him with me everywhere.
>>>
>>> At 13 months he passed the Canine Good Citizens
>>> Test except he could let me leave him. I had used
>>> clicker training to teach him manners and tricks but
>>> it was not working on his aggression problem.
>>>
>>> I took him to vets who suggested a low protein diet,
>>> trainers who charged $800 to only make him worse.
>>> They tried to use a prong collar and he froze, urinated
>>> and tried to climb on my head to help him. they then
>>> suggested a shock collar I knew this approach was not
>>> working as he was becoming more aggressive.
>>>
>>> I took him to an animal behaviorist with Ph. D. 400 miles
>>> away who told me to "KEEP HIM SAFE" and read a book
>>> on the fearful canine. I tried another trainer who tried to
>>> use a nylon chock collar but it only made him worse.
>>>
>>> I read hundreds of books,"CULTURE CLASH", "DOG
>>> ARE FROM NEPTUNE", "THE OTHER END OF THE
>>> LEASH", ETC looking for help. We finally went to Purdue
>>> University Small Animal Behavior Clinic and they said he
>>> had fear aggression, punishment would not work, use the
>>> gentle leader and when out walking and he got stressed
>>> have the people stop until he could get in control using
>>> treats, and work on clicker training.
>>>
>>> At that point I knew more about clicker training and using
>>> the gentle leader than they did! Nothing was working--he
>>> would not come when I called him and would run away when
>>> I tried to catch him. I was afraid to walk him even in the
>>> neighborhood as we had become that "mean dog and women who
>>> hasn't trained her dog"
>>>
>>> I went to four trainers in both Michigan and Florida who
>>> were trainer/specialists in aggression and the last two
>>> were so afraid of him they could not approach him. No one
>>> said I should give up on him and kill him but they would
>>> say "You have to realize he is dangerous and you are
>>> responsible for him."
>>>
>>> *(You got LUCKY, Linda... They coulda got Sunshine
>>> DEAD on us. Damned near did... too.)
>>>
>>> As last resort I tried the internet again--I had had on
>>> going discussions with trainers from Triple Crown and Dr
>>> Meister with out any help-and I found the ad to Doggy Do
>>> Right and messaged Jerry to ask if this might help my dog.
>>> He said solving the aggression problem was EZ but I could
>>> not believe him even when I downloaded the manual.
>>>
>>> The name of the method was right I was at my Wits End.
>>> I had been working for 18 months!
>>>
>>> Using the can sound three time he came, and still comes
>>> from anywhere with the command-"comegoodboy" Next
>>> I tried the can when walking him--when he saw a dog three
>>> blocks away he went off-lunging and snapping-I used the
>>> can sound and he looked at me like uhn?
>>>
>>> I used it three more times and we got to the other dog-
>>> -the looked at me wagging his tail--the other person
>>> looked at me like why are shaking that can but just walked
>>> on by.
>>>
>>> When ever I try to explain about the sound people look at
>>> me like "you must be out of your mind"
>>>
>>> The results can make a believer!!!
>>>
>>> Three weeks since beginning the Wits End Training
>>> Manual program I walked him without the gentle leader
>>> in a busy shopping area with many dogs.
>>>
>>> He just seemed to not notice any one.
>>>
>>> When people talked to him or ask his name he would
>>> look at then and wag his tail and let then pet him.
>>>
>>> I still can not believe the change in him--we can now
>>> enjoy life out in public.
>>>
>>> If I had not found the Wits End method I know there
>>> was no hope for him and he would have hurt someone
>>> Through all this he never growled at me, guarded his
>>> toys or food or showed any sign of aggression with me.
>>>
>>> My goal is to get the message out to all dog lovers that
>>> dogs can be trained fast, easily and problems solved with
>>> out force, pain, food or anything but sound and praise!!!!
>>>
>>> I know most people would have given up on him a long time
>>> ago but he was and is my life. Solving the problem was EZ
>>> but only with the right approach-sound and praise.
>>>
>>> I know because I tried everything else and nothing worked!!!
>>>
>>> ================================
>>>
>>> From: Linda Daniel
>>> To: Jerry Howe
>>> Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:06 AM
>>> Subject: Re: - Re: dog aggression
>>>
>>> Thanks for writing--I would be happy to do almost anything
>>> to get your approach out to dog owners as I know it would
>>> save so many lives. I know at times I was so frustrated I
>>> thought of giving up on Sunshine but of course I never would
>>> have but many people would have. The world just does not
>>> know you can train a dog in just a few sessions and actually
>>> solve problems.
>>>
>>> We will be here until late April and we really have no
>>> plans- -just to enjoy the warmth and sun of Florida, so any
>>> time you could meet us would be great. I drive so I would
>>> be happy to come to you anytime anywhere!
>>>
>>> We went to Celebration today and two little poodles got
>>> right into his face and he just sat there--I GOT a little
>>> scared but he handled it just fine.--a couple of times
>>> people would ask his name and want to pet him and he just
>>> went to them tail wagging and rolled over for them rub his
>>> tummy.
>>>
>>> He really just is not concerned about people passing, even
>>> those on rollerblades! I have always used a gentle leader
>>> in public but he spent most of time rubbing his face on the
>>> grass--today I used his collar and he was so much happier!!
>>>
>>> Only problem is he will stop to smell and I can not get
>>> stopped soon enough to keep the leash loose. He never
>>> pulled ahead of me but when he gets into smelling I have
>>> a hard time getting him going--at times I think he could
>>> smell a blade of grass for 10 minutes.
>>>
>>> I can never thank you enough for giving Sunshine back!!!!!
>>>
>>> I wrote to Purdue and told them about him being able to
>>> walk in a crowd with out the /gentle leader and not having
>>> a problem with other people and dogs.
>>>
>>> I told them their advice did not work. Their advice was
>>> to use the gentle leader at all times and when he was
>>> around people or dogs to have him sit and reward with
>>> treats--one really good suggestions was to have people
>>> coming toward us stop when he got stressed or aroused
>>> and not move until we backed away-
>>>
>>> - can you just see me yelling at people to stop on the
>>> street until I get his attention with treats.
>>>
>>> They also suggested the possibility of using drugs-prozac-
>>> but thought he was too dangerous as the drug would make
>>> him less fearful and then he might attack or become more
>>> sure of himself and become dominate aggressive. Just had
>>> to share their great advice with you but I am sure you have
>>> heard it all--even I am becoming an expert on bad advice.
>>>
>>> ----------------------------------
>>>
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>>> (,,)-(,,)
>>> The Amazing Pussy Wizard <{@); ~ } >
>>>
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>>>
>>> http://www.irishdogs.ie/Information/Wits_End_Dog_Training.pdf
>>>
>>> Please DON'T BE The Amazing Pussy Wizard's PREY.
>>>
>>> IT AIN'T PRETTY.
>>>
>>> <{@); ~ } >



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2005-10-13 21:52:35 EST
HOWEDY ~Shady Angel~,

~shady angel~ wrote:
> AnimalBehaviorForensicSciencesResearchLaboratory@HushMail.Com wrote:
> > HOWEDY ~Shady Angel~
> >
> > ~shady angel~ wrote:
> >> WTF where did this come from?
> >
> > It came from The Amazing Puppy Wizard's Archives.
> >
> >> Who is Imda?
> >
> > HE'S IRRELEVENT.
> >
> > Just read it, it's GOOD for you:
>
> My dog is already leash broken and loves his walks.

Perhaps THAT'S the cause of his problems.
>
> I don't want to hear about other peoples problems
> you've fixed thanks.

ALL temperament and behavior problems are related.

> --
> ~shady angel~

IT'LL BE WORTHWHILE TO READ IT:

> >>> AnimalBehaviorForensicSciencesResearchLaboratory@HushMail.Com wrote:
> >>> HOWEDY imda
> >>>
> >>> imda...@gmail.com wrote:
> >>>> I have a 17 week old Australian Sheppard
> >>>
> >>> That's irrelevent. A dog is a dog.
> >>>
> >>>> and am having a problem leash breaking him.
> >>>
> >>> That's because you don't know HOWE to pupperly
> >>> handle your lead and condition your dog to TRUST
> >>> that you won't jerk choke or drag him on leash.
> >>>
> >>> The first thing you will learn reading the Wits'
> >>> End Dog Training Method manual, is how to get the
> >>> dog to relax and pay attention to the handler.
> >>>
> >>> That is done through the Hot And Cold Exercise,
> >>> where I teach you how to control the lead without
> >>> force, and command the dogs attention through
> >>> praise administered with proper timing. This
> >>> quickly conditions the handler and the dog to
> >>> pay attention to each other and not pull.
> >>>
> >>> Then, the Family Pack Leadership Exercise builds
> >>> on the attention gained through the Hot And Cold
> >>> Exercise. The FPLX makes the dog want to follow
> >>> the handler, and teaches him his position in the
> >>> family, and insures that he respects and follows
> >>> all family members' leadership. It is during this
> >>> simple, subtle, but profoundly important exercise,
> >>> that we begin to install the come command as a
> >>> conditional reflex.
> >>>
> >>> The come command then becomes the default command,
> >>> to be used any time the dog fails to follow a
> >>> command as asked, since when he comes to you, he
> >>> naturally subordinates himself.
> >>>
> >>> Learning how to install a conditioned reflex can
> >>> be applicable to any command that we desire to
> >>> install as a conditional reflex. I refrain from
> >>> using conditioned reflex for most commands, because
> >>> I prefer to allow the dog to think the behaviors
> >>> through, rather than simply react in reflex, to
> >>> help them generalize the idea, so that they use
> >>> their judgment in applying things we are teaching
> >>> them, to various situations.
> >>>
> >>> These combined exercises take about fifteen minutes,
> >>> and can be practiced in about six or eight minutes
> >>> after they have become familiar. I recommend these
> >>> exercises be done several times in several places,
> >>> and thereafter repeated anytime the dog seems to be
> >>> not paying full attention or following commands immediately.
> >>>
> >>> Through learning how to use sound distractions and
> >>> praise to eliminate unwanted behavior, we break
> >>> undesirable behavior patterns without conflict or
> >>> stress, insuring that the trust and respect we
> >>> are working on establishing, are not eroded through
> >>> conflict, stress, or punishment.
> >>>
> >>> The relationship that we form through these exercises,
> >>> makes the dog want to do anything you ask. Through using
> >>> the come command as a default when the dog chooses not
> >>> to follow a request, we are able to get out of a
> >>> confrontational situation, and change it to a more
> >>> effective state of mind, and address the problem in
> >>> a more effective, positive manner.
> >>>
> >>> The above is all covered in detail in part one of the
> >>> Wits' End manual. Part two continues to more specific
> >>> obedience training techniques based on establishing a
> >>> balance between the dog and handler through the heeling
> >>> pattern exercise.
> >>>
> >>> These techniques will improve the behavior of any dog,
> >>> and will give you all of the tools you need to help your
> >>> dog reach his maximum potential.
> >>>
> >>> The procedures for the above exercises are available
> >>> for free in the Wits' End Dog Training Method manual.
> >>> I'm always available to help clarify or further explain
> >>> and give variations on the information contained in the
> >>> manual.
> >>>
> >>>> I got the dog when he was 14 weeks old.
> >>>
> >>> That's irrelevent. You can train ANY dog to
> >>> naturally want to do ANY THING YOU ASK at
> >>> three weeks of age.
> >>>
> >>>> He loves to play in my backyard
> >>>
> >>> Of curse.
> >>>
> >>>> and spends most of his time with me and my wife.
> >>>
> >>> Good.
> >>>
> >>>> When I try to put him on a leash he
> >>>> doesn't want anything to do with it.
> >>>
> >>> That's normal. Dogs DON'T LIKE havin something
> >>> around their neck to get pulled around with.
> >>> We've got several posters here who've CRIPPLED
> >>> their dogs trying ineffectively to "train" them
> >>> using choke and pronged spiked pinch choke collars.
> >>>
> >>>> He will just lie down and refuse to move.
> >>>
> >>> We've got several posters here who's dogs do likeWIZE.
> >>>
> >>>> I know he is afraid of being in areas he doesn't know yet
> >>>
> >>> THAT'S because HE DON'T TRUST YOU. You don't suppose
> >>> he'd EVER be AFRAID if he was with his MOM, do you???
> >>>
> >>>> so I have been trying to leash break him in the back yard.
> >>>
> >>> NO. It SEZ in your FREE COPY of The Amazing Puppy
> >>> Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
> >>> FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual that dogs
> >>> DO NOT LIKE being "trained" in their PLAY AREA, it makes
> >>> them ANGRY and AGGRESSIVE.
> >>>
> >>> Furthermore, you CANNOT tie your dog to your
> >>> belt or allow IT to DRAG his leash behind him
> >>> as the PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS tell us to do,
> >>> that makes the dogs FEAR their leashes.
> >>>
> >>>> He hates not being able to run around like
> >>>> he usually does and even with treats its
> >>>> hard to bribe him to walk.
> >>>
> >>> INDEEDY. You CANNOT use "treats' to "train" your dog
> >>> because it'll make him MISTRUSTFUL and AGGRESSIVE:
> >>>
> >>> Despite Skinner's clear denunciation of "negative
> >>> reinforcement" (1958) NEARLY EVER LEARNING THEORY
> >>> model involves the USE OF PUNISHMENT. Of curse,
> >>> Skinner has never to my knowledge, demonstrated
> >>> HOWE we escape the phenomenon that an expected
> >>> reward not received is experienced as a punishment
> >>> and can produce extensive and persistent aggression
> >>> (Azrin et al, 1966).
> >>>
> >>>> Any suggestions on how to leash break him???
> >>>
> >>> ALL behavior and temperament problems are caused by
> >>> mishandling, therefore ALL behavior and temperament
> >>> problems can be CURED NEARLY INSTANTLY:
> >>>
> >>> Greg M. Silverman" <gmsNOS...@no.umn.edu> wrote in message
> >>> Hey, Mr. Wizard, or Alchemist or whatever your alias
> >>> of the day is, have to say that our dog heels much
> >>> better than she did. This is after reading and
> >>> implementing the bit in your "Wits End" treatise.
> >>>
> >>> And she's a royal nutter (but then again, aren't they all?).
> >>> Cheers! Greg--
> >>>
> >>> "Hennie van Dalen" <h.vandalen11***removethis...@­­chello.nl>
> >>> wrote in message news:TlsCb.2895$7U1.7896@amstwist00...
> >>>
> >>> RTFM is age-old computer lingo.... It stands for "Read The
> >>> F***ing Manual" ;-) I used the manual and it works very good!
> >>>
> >>> <snip>
> >>>
> >>> For a fact i tought him to heel in 15 min's without
> >>> beeing on a leach at-all !!! When he spotted a dog,
> >>> he used to run towards it, but now i tought him to "ask
> >>> permission" first, and to my surprise it worked!
> >>>
> >>> My dogs never went to puppy-training (lucky for them),
> >>> maybe this helped too.
> >>>
> >>> Manual can be found at http://www.doggydoright.com/id 3.html
> >>> -- Hennie van Dalen www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11
> >>> www.chello.nl/~h.vandalen11/fo ­­tografie/doggy-pictures/
> >>>
> >>> ------------------
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> ballzde...@gmail.com wrote:
> >>>> Well I am happy to reply that so far after 10
> >>>> minutes of work and the cans from mr Howes guide,
> >>>
> >>> You mean The Amazing Puppy Wizard's FREE WWW Wits'
> >>> End Dog Training Method Manual <{); ~ ) >
> >>>
> >>>> I have instilled the "come" command to Riley.
> >>>
> >>> Good. You mean INSTALLED the come command as
> >>> a conditional reflex. Be SHORE to perform the
> >>> EXXXORCISES four times in each of four locations.
> >>>
> >>>> He is an extremley smart dog, I have never had
> >>>> to go to the third or fourth try.
> >>>
> >>> ----------------
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
> >>> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 01:52:30 -0500
> >>> Re: Puppy Wizard's Website
> >>>
> >>> Hi Buzzsaw
> >>>
> >>> Not a Thing to lose ...But a Lot To Gain!!
> >>>
> >>> I can only speak from my experience.. I have a 8 month
> >>> old miniature poodle, and although I had done some basic
> >>> training with him we had a few barking issues ..ugh
> >>>
> >>> I am happy to tell you, I contacted Jerry at the email
> >>> addy I posted and he was so great! I wasn't following
> >>> the technique precisely but he helped me get back on track.
> >>>
> >>> Beau is doing sooooo well it is really a thrill working
> >>> with him, and seeing the remarkable changes.
> >>>
> >>> Now I can ask for "recall" (come) both on and off lead
> >>> and it is immediate!
> >>>
> >>> the first time I ask.
> >>>
> >>> Best of Luck to you,
> >>>
> >>> Remember if you need help or explanation contact Jerry ..
> >>> he will be more than happy to help anyway he can.
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>> Barb
> >>>
> >>> "Leprechaun" <Leprech...@attglobal.net> wrote in message
> >>> news:m01Hc.20882$uK.16329@twister.tampabay.rr.com...
> >>>
> >>> > Jerry believes he's a dog trainer.
> >>>
> >>> Fortunately, I happen to believe he is too.
> >>> I took a rescued three year old beagle that
> >>> had been kept outside all of its life that didn't
> >>> even recognize or respond to its name to
> >>> Jerry's home (That ugly cinder block shack???
> >>> get real) and in just over one hour of working
> >>> with the dog, he was coming on command
> >>> (not a quickly as he does now, but still...) and
> >>> walking with us on a loose lead.
> >>>
> >>> His "hot/cold" exercise and "come when called"
> >>> command and pack exercise WORK!
> >>>
> >>> > and in all likelihood he's never even been near a dog.
> >>>
> >>> Well, he's been near mine, and done wonders for him.
> >>>
> >>> You don't have to like him. You don't have
> >>> to agree with his methods, but as far as I
> >>> am concerned, I've never seen any other
> >>> training approach that was as fast and easy.
> >>>
> >>> <<<< Rest of original post deleted >>>>
> >>>
> >>> Ron Flanagan
> >>> Orlando, Florida
> >>>
> >>> -----------------------
> >>>
> >>> To: Jerry Howe
> >>> Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 2:37 PM
> >>> Subject: Re: dog aggression - Today Seemed Like A Miracle -
> >>> WELCOME TO WITS' END DOG TRAINING
> >>>
> >>> Sunshine is still acting like a new dog! Saw a dog
> >>> today and "good boy-" worked along with calling him-
> >>> came the first time every time. Not even a sound out
> >>> of him. Think it is hard for him but he never even
> >>> seemed to think about going off-reacting. I would
> >>> love to write a testimonial but can not seem to find
> >>> the site--please send the address--
> >>>
> >>> The word come has no affect on him just the phrase-
> >>> -Sunshine come goodboy.
> >>>
> >>> Hi, Jerry.
> >>>
> >>> I'm not sure that I'm a 100% convert, or that I agree
> >>> with (or even understand) 100% of what you say in this
> >>> manual ... BUT ... we had "come" down pat in a few
> >>> reps and you could have knocked me down when I tried
> >>> the exercise with "drop" and, after a few reps in
> >>> different spots Darwin practically *threw* the rubber
> >>> ball at my feet on command. He's still not perfect
> >>> (just a pup, after all, and he's stubborn enough to
> >>> want to push and test me a little bit more).
> >>>
> >>> For what it's worth, I can see (as no doubt you have)
> >>> how your usenet manner is likely to rankle a few
> >>> folks, but that woman who advocates ear pulling and
> >>> beating with sticks deserves everything she gets. Even
> >>> if that was the only method that would work, I'd live
> >>> with my dog not fetching rather than do any of that.
> >>> (Darwin fetches enthusiastically and instinctively,
> >>> tho').
> >>>
> >>> Best, ben
> >>>
> >>> ===================
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:06 AM
> >>> Hello.
> >>>
> >>> I never posted here (or anywhere) before. I
> >>> never trained or owned a dog before this year.
> >>>
> >>> I downloaded the Wit's End, read it, corresponded
> >>> with Mr. Howe and trained my dog to come and to
> >>> stop barking in a weekend.
> >>>
> >>> Our dog, Jake, had been treated with kindness the
> >>> whole time we had him, about 10 months, but his
> >>> earlier life is unknown.
> >>>
> >>> I worked on the hot-cold exercise for about 30
> >>> minutes when he suddenly "got it". After that
> >>> he came to me every time with no hesitation.
> >>>
> >>> I used the cans filled with pennies to teach him
> >>> not to bark. If he now starts to bark, I go to the
> >>> door or window, say "Good Boy, its' alright" and
> >>> he usually calms down right away.
> >>>
> >>> A couple of times I had to get the cans
> >>> out again to reinforce the behavior.
> >>>
> >>> We feel a strong bond with this animal
> >>> and he isvery eager to accept our love.
> >>>
> >>> So with all the vitriolic spewing going on,
> >>> I have to believe Mr. Howe is right.
> >>>
> >>> His method worked for us.
> >>>
> >>> I don't know if it would have been quite
> >>> as effective if we had tried another method first.
> >>>
> >>> Florence
> >>> ------------------------------------
> >>>
> >>> "Brandy Kurtz" <KraftyKur...@wmconnect.com wrote in message
> >>>
> >>> Well I just printed out the Amazing Puppy Wizard
> >>> info, so I haven't actually started to train yet.
> >>>
> >>> Today a salesman knocked on the door, and Pokey was
> >>> going balisstic. I calmly go to the window to see
> >>> who it is, and off-handly say Good Boy, It's a
> >>> stranger, Good Boy. Pokey shut right up, gave me a
> >>> quizical look, and came and sat beside my feet!
> >>>
> >>> OMG, I could not believe it!
> >>>
> >>> I was totally floored, as this has been his behavior
> >>> since a pup. Just wanted to update, and Pokey and I
> >>> are hitting the sack...;)
> >>>
> >>> Brandy
> >>>
> >>> From: <>
> >>> To: "Jerry Howe" <jho...@bellsouth.net>
> >>> Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 5:21 PM
> >>> Subject: Re: Damned Family Leadership Exercise -
> >>>
> >>> Re: Am I expecting to much
> >>>
> >>> Hi Jerry,
> >>>
> >>> When I talked to you on the phone to order to machine
> >>> for daughter's new pup, I told you that I had an older
> >>> Chessie. I rescued him at 9 years old and have had
> >>> him for 3 years.
> >>>
> >>> It's funny, but I thought I'd try some of your book
> >>> training with him. Where I used to say "come" and
> >>> then say "good boy" when he obeyed, I have reversed
> >>> it with a "good boy" first.
> >>>
> >>> It really does work.
> >>>
> >>> He was very confused at first, wondering what he
> >>> had done to get the praise.
> >>>
> >>> But it really gets the attention and distracts him from
> >>> whatever he may have going through his brain when
> >>> he hears it.
> >>>
> >>> Dogs are funny, but people are too. Can't wait to get
> >>> the Doggy do Right, etc.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> N
> >>> =========
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
> >>> To: <jho...@bellsouth.net>
> >>> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 7:22 PM
> >>> Subject: Re: Wits end Training
> >>>
> >>> Hi Jerry,
> >>> Send the post to whom ever you wish to. Believe
> >>> me I will keep you updated. I got to tell you His
> >>> amazing progress almost makes me cry.
> >>> Kay Pierce
> >>>
> >>> From: BNTDO...@aol.com
> >>> To: jho...@bellsouth.net
> >>> Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 10:26 PM
> >>> Subject: Re: THANKS ALISON! - "Owners Should Always
> >>> Be Given The Cold, Hard Facts: They Should NEVER FEEL
> >>> GUILTY For Having An Aggressive Dog Euthanized."
> >>>
> >>> Dear Jerry,
> >>>
> >>> It's Kay here. I don't know who these people are that
> >>> maligning you and your training manual but tell them
> >>> from me that it does work.
> >>>
> >>> Hunter is just doing so well even the people who advocated
> >>> putting him down are impressed with him.
> >>>
> >>> I even started using it with the neighbor's dog. I went over
> >>> there to help her cut his nails. She started yelling at him
> >>> for growling at me. I told her to tell him what a good boy he
> >>> is instead. Lo and behold he stopped growling and I could
> >>> do his nails. All 4 feet.
> >>>
> >>> My dog Hunter was trained with the old jerk and pull method
> >>> and my other dog was trained with treats. Hunter has gotten
> >>> his enthusiasm back for his training and I couldn't be more
> >>> pleased.
> >>>
> >>> He even tried to kiss a child the other day.
> >>>
> >>> Major break through.
> >>>
> >>> This is the dog that a few months ago tried to eat the kids
> >>> through the fence. I can now take him in the car with me
> >>> again without him trying to chase cars through the windshield.
> >>>
> >>> So Jerry tell these people that the first rule of dog training is:
> >>>
> >>> Do No Harm.
> >>>
> >>> The 2nd rule is whatever works without breaking the first rule.
> >>>
> >>> Aggressive dogs don't need to be put down. Hunter was
> >>> diagnosed aggressive and he is going to stay alive and by my
> >>> side where he belongs.
> >>>
> >>> Thank you so much.
> >>> Kay
> >>>
> >>> ========================
> >>>
> >>> From: <BNTDO...@aol.com>
> >>> To: <jho...@bellsouth.net
> >>> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:50 PM
> >>> Subject: Head Hunter
> >>>
> >>> Dear Jerry,
> >>>
> >>> Just thought I would write to let you know how
> >>> well Hunter is doing. He had been trained using
> >>> the conventional methods for obedience. He had
> >>> gotten used to a choker and a pinch collar.
> >>>
> >>> Alot of pain and a lot of jerking around. I had also
> >>> tried using positive reinforcement methods that I
> >>> had been trained in. He was so busy looking for
> >>> the treat that he didn't really want to work.
> >>>
> >>> So I went back to using the pinch collar on him
> >>> and also a gentle leader when we were in public.
> >>> Slowly by degrees his behavior got worse and
> >>> he did deserve his reputation as a vicious dog.
> >>> The vet had recommended that he be put down.
> >>> I was in a panic when I found your web site.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks! He is now the happy dog that I first
> >>> started out with 5 years ago. I am a professional
> >>> trainer and it was distressing to me that I could not
> >>> help my own dog. I had been told that some dogs
> >>> don't respond to any kind of training and that a
> >>> vicious dog can never be trusted again.
> >>>
> >>> I disagree!
> >>>
> >>> Hunter is a sight hound and now I can take him
> >>> with me and he doesn't chase cars as much
> >>> anymore which is one of his main problems.
> >>>
> >>> We are working on the dog aggression thing.
> >>> And I am confident that will be successful too.
> >>> I also have your BIOSOUND machine and that
> >>> too is working good. I know of several rescue
> >>> groups that would benefit from it.
> >>>
> >>> This is rather long I know but it comes from the
> >>> heart. My Head Hunter Green and I have together
> >>> along time and have been through so much together.
> >>>
> >>> Thank you for helping me save his life.
> >>>
> >>> Kay Pierce
> >>>
> >>> ========================
> >>>
> >>> From: "Dan Moore" <mooret...@worldnet.att.net>
> >>> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:22:03 GMT
> >>> Subject: Re: How to desensitize VERY sound sensitive dog?
> >>>
> >>> Tracy,
> >>>
> >>> What worked for me, in just one storm, was to praise
> >>> the dog after each clap of thunder, telling him he's
> >>> a Good Dog!
> >>>
> >>> This is an almost 13 year old Doberman, BTW.
> >>>
> >>> The next time it thundered, he did not even react at
> >>> all--you could not tell it was the same dog as before.
> >>> There was more thunder just the other day, and same
> >>> thing, nada, nothing, zilch, no cowering, whimpering,
> >>> trying to hide at all, it was that simple.
> >>>
> >>> I got this idea from Jerry Howe, who might seem to be
> >>> a "wild and crazy" character, but his non-abusive way
> >>> of handling dogs WORKS. Wonderfully. Praise.
> >>>
> >>> It's that simple.
> >>>
> >>> Juanita
> >>>
> >>> 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 (k9ap...@webtv.net)
> >>> 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.
> >>>
> >>> ============================
> >>>
> >>> Dave Cohen <coh...@total.net writes:
> >>>
> >>> Re: Barking Deterrants Needed...
> >>>
> >>> Hi. Please understand that I do not know Jerry and have
> >>> spoken with him briefly once by email.
> >>>
> >>> I have no stake or interest in the success of his
> >>> business. I simply want to thank him publicly for one
> >>> of his tips, with regards to separation anxiety.
> >>>
> >>> I thought it seemed far fetched to praise a stuffed
> >>> animal and then say good bye to my own dog, but
> >>> I am usually a very open minded person, so I tried it.
> >>> Well, lo and behold- the damn trick worked!
> >>>
> >>> I think Jerry has some intriguing techniques, and
> >>> personally I think everyone who constantly criticizes
> >>> him is not understanding his logic. Thank you Jerry!
> >>>
> >>> ===================
> >>>
> >>> "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.
> >>>
> >>> "Hoku Beltz" <h...@rsphawaii.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:SN2k9.45447$V7.10868114@twister.socal.rr.com...
> >>>
> >>> Aloha Sunny,
> >>>
> >>> Just follow the training program to the letter, no matter how
> >>> insignificant some of the step seem to be and your puppy will
> >>> be a very well behaved dog in a few days.
> >>>
> >>> I would seriously consider backing out of the training
> >>> classes as they will conflict with the Wit's End principles.
> >>>
> >>> I went the training route first, and still had problems until
> >>> I found Wits' End. Now I have two "new and improved" dogs.
> >>>
> >>> You won't be disappointed if you follow the program.
> >>>
> >>> Good luck,
> >>> Hoku
> >>>
> >>> ==================
> >>>
> >>> From: Hoku Beltz
> >>> To: The Puppy Wizard
> >>> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:12 PM
> >>> Subject: Mahalo
> >>>
> >>> Aloha Jerry,
> >>>
> >>> Just wanted to let you know that the surrogate toy
> >>> technique is working wonders. I have not had a
> >>> shredded sheet for over a week now. It is nice
> >>> to be able to leave the bed made and come home
> >>> to a made bed.
> >>>
> >>> Your program is awesome, but you already know
> >>> that. Keep up the good work!
> >>>
> >>> Hoku
> >>>
> >>> ==================
> >>>
> >>> From: Eric
> >>> To: jho...@bellsouth.net
> >>> Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 7:54 AM
> >>> Subject: just checking in..
> >>>
> >>> Jerry!
> >>>
> >>> You helped me with my pal Dundee about a year ago
> >>> regarding submissive peeing. Just wanted to let you
> >>> know he's doing great- he was "cured" in about 2 days
> >>> using your techniques!
> >>>
> >>> He has since become the "smartest dog in the world"!
> >>> Once I stopped thinking like a human and got inside his
> >>> head, I can teach him ANYTHING, usually in a matter
> >>> of minutes. Makes me look like an expert dog-trainer.
> >>>
> >>> I rescued two strays last week, cleaned 'em up, wormed
> >>> 'em, and am getting them their shots. Time to get inside
> >>> their heads and teach them to teach themselves how to
> >>> be good dogs!
> >>>
> >>> Instead of feeling like "training" is a chore, I look forward
> >>> to working with these guys a couple times a day...
> >>>
> >>> Although I don't follow your instructions "to a T", I learned
> >>> from you to "think like a dog" and stimulate their brain rather
> >>> than beating ass or pinching, or any of that nonsense.
> >>>
> >>> I know damn well I would NOT be loyal to someone who beat MY ass
> >>> lol!
> >>>
> >>> Well, just wanted to thank you for rattling the bushes
> >>> out there and teaching folks the RIGHT way to "train" dogs.
> >>>
> >>> A horseman friend of mine uses very similar techniques in
> >>> training his horses- he calls it "natural horsemanship". He
> >>> is hated by nearly all the local "trainers" yet somehow he
> >>> repeatedly wins at every show he attends. He rarely shows
> >>> any more, but goes now and then to rub their noses in it
> >>> (pun intended)... Too cool....
> >>>
> >>> Have a great holiday season and keep up the good work!
> >>>
> >>> Eric , Dundee, Sammy, and Maynard
> >>>
> >>> ==========================
> >>>
> >>> "Zack Pellers" <ZackPell...@GUESSWHERE.cc>
> >>> wrote in message
> >>>
> >>> dlin...@towson.edu (Derek) wrote in news:
> >>> 697700b8.0405202039.5c737...@posting.google.com:
> >>>
> >>> Your dog needs to be retrained. Contact Mr. Jerry Howe.
> >>>
> >>> Http://www.DoggyDoRight.com
> >>>
> >>> You can start by downloading the free training
> >>> manual available on the site above. I used it on
> >>> my 4 year old Fila Brasileiro.
> >>>
> >>> When I first brought him home from rescue, he
> >>> was similar to the way you decribed your dog.
> >>>
> >>> After using Mr. Howe's training method, the dog
> >>> was cured within 72 hours.
> >>>
> >>> -Jack
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Estel J. Hines" <ejhi...@comcast.net> wrote in message
> >>> news:w86dna9lBfNZgbTdRVn-hA@comcast.com...
> >>>
> >>> Until i read the Jerry method of Bark reductioon,
> >>> it went something like this with our 11 month old
> >>> puppy "Yoshi"
> >>>
> >>> Yoshi: Bark, bark,
> >>>
> >>> us: HUSH Youshi
> >>>
> >>> Yoshi Bark, bark......................
> >>>
> >>> us: Hush Youshi
> >>>
> >>> Yoshi BARK, BARK, BARK, .................
> >>> it stopped when Yoshi got tired barking
> >>>
> >>> We decided to try the Jerry method:
> >>>
> >>> Yoshi: BARK, BARK
> >>>
> >>> US: GOOD Yoshi, Good Boy, who is it?
> >>>
> >>> Yoshi Bark, Bark
> >>>
> >>> US: It's ok, good boy Yoshi, We know them.
> >>>
> >>> Yosh without fail, now stops after we say that.
> >>>
> >>> I must say, it is so much more fun, when we
> >>> can praise him, to deal with things like this.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks Jerry
> >>>
> >>> ps: We are just starting to go thru the Jerry
> >>> Papers, and learn how to live with our son
> >>> "Yoshi", whom we love very much.
> >>> --
> >>> Best Regards,
> >>>
> >>> Estel J. Hines
> >>>
> >>> ==============
> >>>
> >>> Subject: Re: Dog will not listen to anyone but me!
> >>> Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:33:36 -0500
> >>> Message-ID: uim43blqq1h...@corp.supernews.com
> >>>
> >>> Okay, I gotta speak up here... We've been using Jerry's
> >>> methods with our dog. We had the same problem as the
> >>> original poster has with Buzz. One day working with the
> >>> family pack exercise and practicing the recall command
> >>> with the family and she'll now go out with hubby and
> >>> daughter instead of needing me to reassure her or even
> >>> refusing to go with anyone but me.
> >>>
> >>> I really urge you, regardless of the negative things you
> >>> might hear about Jerry & Wits' End here, to try the method
> >>> and *judge the results for yourself*.
> >>>
> >>> Let's see what other areas she's improved in... always
> >>> comes when called, not chewing stuff even if we leave
> >>> it laying around, "re"housebroken after long shelter stay,
> >>> walks perfectly on leash, doesn't try to steal food from
> >>> our plates or beg... probably a few more things I'm
> >>> forgetting to mention. *(Yeah, the kats lay off the koi
> >>> and don't wander. jh).
> >>>
> >>> That's in about a week's time.
> >>>
> >>> Her overall demeanor has changed. When we brought
> >>> her home she was very untrusting and ultra-submissive
> >>> (except with her area/toys where she was possessive and
> >>> nippy).
> >>>
> >>> She had been abused and beaten by previous owners,
> >>> then she was in a shelter for months. They (most of them)
> >>> wanted to give up and kill her Now she's gained confidence
> >>> and trust with us. Last night was another big breakthrough
> >>> (in my eyes). She barked! Big deal, she barked just once
> >>> when she heard the front door. Great!
> >>>
> >>> Anyway, you'll be told lots of nasty stuff about Jerry or that
> >>> the Wits' End manual is culled from other sources. In my
> >>> opinion, even if it is, it takes only the good stuff and leaves
> >>> out the bad. Works for me.
> >>>
> >>> (And I suppose I gotta say this... I don't know Jerry personally.
> >>> I've emailed him and instant messaged him. I have not bought a
> >>> "Doggy Do Right". He's offered help for free.)
> >>>
> >>> Ms. Mick Owen Crneckiy
> >>> http://www.crneckiy.com & http://tarot.crneckiy.com
> >>> E-mail & MSN Messenger: m...@crneckiy.com
> >>> AIM & Yahoo!: MickCrneckiy ~ ICQ: 72461227
> >>>
> >>> ======================
> >>>
> >>> From: "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca>
> >>> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500
> >>> Local: Tues, Jan 25 2005 11:38 pm
> >>> Subject: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!
> >>>
> >>> Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
> >>> I am posting this so others will see as well!
> >>>
> >>> Hi Jerry,
> >>>
> >>>> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
> >>>> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
> >>>> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
> >>>> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
> >>>> he does the most of his growling and barking.
> >>>
> >>> O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
> >>> you got to get up and GO to make him follow.
> >>>
> >>>> I have praised him...hummed a little de de de te de ta ra...
> >>>> I have gone to another room. I have tried to change his
> >>>> mind set with one of his toys.
> >>>
> >>> O.K., but don't GIVE him the toy, ONLY use
> >>> it as a BRIEF NON PHYSICAL distraction.
> >>>
> >>>> This is not a house, so not very big, so when
> >>>> we go to the kitchen or bathroom ..there is
> >>>> enough room for Beau to sit or down. Bedroom
> >>>> isn't large either..when we head for there he
> >>>> thinks it's either time for bed or I am going to
> >>>> change.( such a man! lol)
> >>>
> >>> We only got to go to another door or room
> >>> to break the growling for a moment and return.
> >>>
> >>>> When we go back to the living room we start
> >>>> what seems to have become routine all over
> >>>> again.
> >>>
> >>> FOLLOW THE TECHNIQUE.
> >>>
> >>> You must always ALTERNATE the sound from
> >>> that LAST INSTANCE you used it.
> >>>
> >>>> He barks, I praise, hum and try another room
> >>>> or play with a toy. I guess what I am saying is
> >>>> he only stops for a very short time.
> >>>
> >>> O.K., that seems to be the cause of the problem.
> >>> You're not following the technique precisely.
> >>>
> >>>> If I am watching a program on TV or on the
> >>>> computer doing something by the 12th time
> >>>> and interruption I am the one getting frustrated!
> >>>
> >>> Right. He's probably not stopping cause you're
> >>> failing to continue from the LAST instance of
> >>> distraction, OR that you're trying to physically
> >>> break the behavior.
> >>>
> >>>> I just want an hour or so without interruption.
> >>>
> >>> NO PROBLEM.
> >>>
> >>>> Sometimes he gets up on my lazy boy chair
> >>>> stares at me and growls ( his apartment bark)
> >>>
> >>> He's sayin HOWEDY! PRAISE HIM.
> >>>
> >>>> now he wants something.
> >>>
> >>> No no, no.
> >>>
> >>> No.
> >>>
> >>>> What do you want?
> >>>
> >>> Oooops!
> >>>
> >>>> I ask... play toy? cookie? outside pp?..
> >>>> Yep that's the one he wants to go out,
> >>>> I know he doesn't have to pee as we
> >>>> were just out 30 min ago.
> >>>
> >>> Then TELL HIM so
> >>>
> >>>> He just wants to go out look around make
> >>>> sure all is secure.or make like a reindeer
> >>>> jumping thru the snow ol usually he goes
> >>>> peepee and poopie when asked, so at this
> >>>> point I ask for peepee as that's why we are
> >>>> out here now. I swear he squeezes out 3 or
> >>>> 4 drops just to please me or prove he really
> >>>> had to go. ( a perfect con job)<smiling>
> >>>
> >>> Right.
> >>>
> >>>> I am beginning to think ..a) he has total control of me..
> >>>
> >>> MUST be a blond thing!
> >>>
> >>>> b) perhaps we have to go work more.
> >>>
> >>> Naaah. I think you're just not followin the method precisely.
> >>>
> >>>> This little guy is really very amusing and clever,
> >>>
> >>> Yeah. That's HOWE COME we gotta alternate
> >>> the direction the distraction comes from EVERY
> >>> TIME, and the chain of events NEVER BREAKS.
> >>> Always remember the LAST INSTANCE of sound
> >>> distraction and use another direction NEXT time.
> >>>
> >>> There's other suggestions I'll have for you if you
> >>> don't think THAT'S the problem.
> >>>
> >>>> when he comes and growls at me and I ask questions ..
> >>>
> >>> Good.
> >>>
> >>>> he listens very carefully and cocks his head as
> >>>> if to say " what was that? did I hear you right?"
> >>>> then he runs to what he wants if I don't get it right.
> >>>
> >>> Yeah... he's talkin.
> >>>
> >>>> When relaxed he gathers as many of his toys as
> >>>> possible and brings them all up on my chair,stretches
> >>>> out across my legs or climbs over the keyboard on
> >>>> my lap for a hug, and will then settle down for a snooze.
> >>>
> >>> Yeah, it's DEFINATELY a blond thing.
> >>>
> >>>> When I am at home he would like me attached
> >>>> to his hip or he attached to my lap.
> >>>
> >>> FINE.
> >>>
> >>>> Not enough he sleeps with me ..lol and has
> >>>> to cuddle into my back.
> >>>
> >>> Fine.
> >>>
> >>>> Am I expecting too much?
> >>>
> >>> I think I'd draw the line at cudling.
> >>>
> >>>> or too soon?
> >>>
> >>> Your pup should be nearly perfect nearly instantly.
> >>>
> >>>> Is there a point where too much praise
> >>>> turns to no longer having control or a dog
> >>>> taking advantage?
> >>>
> >>> NOPE. Perhaps if you praise him in advance
> >>> he won't ask you to do stuff like take him out
> >>> for a look see?
> >>>
> >>>> Or am I just allowing too much trying to do the right thing?
> >>>
> >>> I think you're makin a very tiny mishandling error,
> >>> probably by not alternating the direction EVERY
> >>> TIME.
> >>>
> >>>> I am afraid at times my frustration may undo
> >>>> some of the good changes already accomplished.
> >>>
> >>> That WILL happen if you scold him.
> >>>
> >>>> Did I mention we work every two or three days
> >>>> pending on the weather and walk or play in between.
> >>>
> >>> That's FINE.
> >>>
> >>>> Gees ...I'm smiling now, I think he knows I'm writing you ...
> >>>
> >>> They KNOW stuff.
> >>>
> >>>> he has been snoozing across my legs since I
> >>>> started this note, you guessed it... not a growl,
> >>>> bark or sneeze. yep and he is still breathing.
> >>>
> >>> Sounds like he's a little hyperactive.
> >>> That'll settle down in a few more days.
> >>>
> >>>> This is like taking a noisy car to the mechanic,
> >>>> when you get there the car quietly purr's.
> >>>
> >>> Just let me know what he's doin and what
> >>> you're doin and we can see what's goin on
> >>> and fix it nearly instantly.
> >>>
> >>>> Well thanks for any help.
> >>>
> >>> My pleasure
> >>>
> >>> TPW <{) ; ~ ) >
> >>>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>>
> >>> Barb (BarbnBeau)
> >>>
> >>> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 13:56:40 -0800 (PST)
> >>> From: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@yahoo.com>
> >>> Subject: Re: Thanks for the note...and reminder's
> >>> To: "Barb E" <>
> >>>
> >>> HOWEDY BarbnBeau,
> >>>
> >>> Puppy Wizard <{) ; ~ ) >
> >>>
> >>> Barb E <> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi Jerry,
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for your notes....
> >>>
> >>> Pretty scary isn't it a blonde dog and a blonde
> >>> owner, no wonder the little guy is confused !
> >>>
> >>> Not sure what I thought I was doing re: barking and
> >>> growling... sometimes I take things so literally.
> >>>
> >>> I thought you had mentioned humming as a deterrent?
> >>> However I concentrated on repeating my little tune
> >>> completely, not thinking about changing the direction
> >>> of sound.
> >>>
> >>> OMG I have enough trouble carrying a tune never mind
> >>> throwing my voice ....hahaha (way too funny)
> >>>
> >>> So, we are going back to real noise and ALTERNATE the
> >>> sound from that LAST INSTANCE. ( light bulb moment)
> >>> I am NOT following the technique precisely!! duh.
> >>>
> >>> I agree I think he is a tad hyperactive.. but I can
> >>> usually get him to calm down and breathe by "down"
> >>> and "stay" with lots of praise for a period of 3 to
> >>> 5 mins. then release and back to playing. ( a puppy
> >>> time out lol)
> >>>
> >>> re: cuddling.. Beau sleeps with me and I usually sleep
> >>> on my side. Once I move to my side he shuffles in closer
> >>> his back slightly touching mine... I think it's his way
> >>> of keeping track of me, making darn sure I don't go
> >>> anywhere without him!
> >>>
> >>> You will be happy to hear after receiving your note,
> >>> and reminder's. Sir started his barking so I went
> >>> back to alternating sound and lo and behold he reacted
> >>> very quickly and stopped. ( your right.. way too blonde)
> >>> We also went down for our last pee break before bed and
> >>> wouldn't you know we timed it when the newspaper man
> >>> arrived, Beau gave one quick bark and he immediately
> >>> stopped.
> >>>
> >>> Lucky me my dog is smarter than I am, the improvement
> >>> is there in spite of my errors! Now that you got me
> >>> back on track perhaps we will see more improvement.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks once again for your help, will let you know
> >>> how things go.
> >>>
> >>> Stay warm.. (for us that means 32 degrees today)
> >>>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>>
> >>> Barb
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> Thanks, David
> >>>
> >>> You're welcome. I don't want to BORE you
> >>> with all the DETAILS of The Amazing Puppy
> >>> Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY
> >>> SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training
> >>> Method Manual, but just a few of the 100%
> >>> CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
> >>> FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method
> >>> Manual Student's REPORTS might persuade
> >>> you not to believe the PROFESSIONAL DOG
> >>> ABUSERS you're asking for HEELP.
> >>>
> >>> LIKE THIS:
> >>>
> >>> From: sighthounds & siberians <x...@ncweb.com>
> >>> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 07:12:38 -0500
> >>>
> >>> Subject: Re: PuppyWizard Thanks..for the Help!
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 22:38:11 -0500,
> >>> "BarbnBeau" <bdea...@cogeco.ca> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Thanks Jerry for the help.. I really appreciate it!
> >>>> I am posting this so others will see as well!
> >>>
> >>>> Hi Jerry,
> >>>
> >>>>> Oh joy, sure wish I had a bigger house ....<sigh>..
> >>>>> but I don't. I live in a one bedroom apartment, so
> >>>>> Beau and I spend most of the time in the living room.
> >>>>> That's where the TV and computer are This is where
> >>>>> he does the most of his growling and barking.
> >>>
> >>>> O.K., doesn't matter WHERE you go when
> >>>> you got to get up and GO to make him follow.
> >>>
> >>> <Skip reposting of Jerry drivel.>
> >>>
> >>> I believe you've been told that Jerry is killfiled
> >>> by the majority of regulars here. If you think his
> >>> advice is valuable and enjoy dealing with him, good
> >>> for you. However, reposting Jerry spew that people
> >>> use a killfile to avoid tends to suggest that you're
> >>> trying to annoy us, and even if you're not, it's
> >>> going to get you killfiled.
> >>>
> >>> Let me be one of the first: PLONK.
> >>>
> >>> Mustang Sally
> >>>
> >>> Looks like racetrack silly is a little jealHOWES:
> >>>
> >>> "After Numerous Training Classes, Behavioral
> >>> Consultations, And Hundreds Of Dollars In Vet
> >>> Bills, I Killed My Dalmatian Several Years Ago
> >>> Due To Extreme Dog-Aggressiveness."
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "I'll bet you don't know a thing about me. I volunteered
> >>> as assistant to the euthanasia tech at our local shelter
> >>> for a while, and I know a bit about overpopulation and
> >>> unwanted animals.
> >>>
> >>> This however has nothing at all to do with responsible
> >>> breeders, because responsible breeders don't contribute
> >>> to that problem," Mustang Sally.
> >>>
> >>> "My spayed Siberian bitch marks and covers all
> >>> over the place, as did my spayed Dalmatian bitch.
> >>> The Borzoi doesn't, but she is *extremely* submissive."
> >>>
> >>> Sally Hennessey
> >>>
> >>> "Oops, hit "send" too fast. Of course bitches in
> >>> season are advertising, so that type of behavior
> >>> might be typical of Murphy. And some folks think
> >>> that spaying actually increases dominant/aggressive
> >>> behavior in bitches that were dominant/aggressive
> >>> beforehand, so perhaps marking behavior also
> >>> increases in those bitches."
> >>>
> >>> Sally Hennessey
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Sally Hennessey" <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:54nuetsqgkhp26qqv128jnumgmb2m27opr@4ax.com...
> >>>
> >>> Nope. No more than you'd convince Patch that
> >>> prongs and e-collars, in the right hands, are not
> >>> intrinsically abusive; or that dogs trained properly
> >>> with prongs or e-collars are not fearful, in pain, or
> >>> intimidated; or that any one of us here knows our
> >>> own dogs and their reactions better than someone
> >>> who has never seen them or us...hmmm.
> >>>
> >>> I'm starting to see some similarities here.
> >>>
> >>> Sally Hennessey
> >>>
> >>> Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 13:23:46 +0100
> >>> Local: Mon, Apr 9 2001 5:23 am
> >>> Subject: Re: shock collars
> >>>
> >>> Sally Hennessey <greyho...@ncweb.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:b8m1dtsv6vuiblo63h8ekqiforibadrff2@4ax.com...
> >>>
> >>> Aside from being incredibly offensive and self-righteous,
> >>> this post shows and absence of knowledge in the differences
> >>> in dogs' temperaments, or perhaps a lack of ability to perceive
> >>> same. The fact that you, Alison, have never met a dog to whom
> >>> corrections and discomfort, even pain, were unimportant does
> >>> not mean that such dogs do not exist.
> >>>
> >>> What it means is that you don't know as much about dogs
> >>> as you think you do, and you surely don't know a damn
> >>> thing about Harlan or anyone else's dog here.
> >>>
> >>> I had a Dalmatian that would instigate fights with one
> >>> of her housemates; that dog had no fear or anything,
> >>> and pain incurred during a fight meant nothing to her.
> >>>
> >>> I know that that dog is not unique, and I'm sure many
> >>> people here can tell similar stories. The fact that you,
> >>> Alison, continue to say things to people such as what
> >>> you said to Theresa about causing her dog to suffer
> >>> (at least I guess that's what you meant by "you cause
> >>> your dog suffers" - - must be the King's English you
> >>> guys talk about over there) means that you are an
> >>> ignorant, arrogant, insensitive person who is not worth
> >>> further notice.
> >>> Sally Hennessey
> >>>
> >>> You startin to get the doGgamened PICTURE?:
> >>>
> >>> Punishment Deranges Behavior.
> >>> "NO!" Does NOT Have Any Behavioral Function
> >>> EXCEPT
> >>> To DERANGE Behaviors.
> >>>
> >>> Here's professor dermer pryor:
> >>>
> >>> From: Marshall Dermer (der...@alpha1.csd.uwm.edu)
> >>> Subject: Re: Jerry's Dog Training Manual
> >>> Date: 2001-07-12 06:49:13 PST
> >>>
> >>> And how do we know this aspect of his
> >>> advice is right?
> >>>
> >>> Jerry is not God and his manual is not the Bible.
> >>> His advice could be subject to an empirical analysis.
> >>>
> >>> (Also, it is best to killfile posts from the
> >>> few regulars here who are either ill-tempered,
> >>> ill-mannered, or just plain ill.­),
> >>>
> >>> --Marshall
> >>>
> >>> "At this point, "No" does not have any behavioral function.
> >>> But, if you say "No,"pick up the puppy by its neck and
> >>> shake it a bit, and the frequency of the biting decreases
> >>> then you will have achieved too things.
> >>>
> >>> First, the frequency of unwanted chewing has decreased;
> >>> and two, you have established "No" as a conditioned punisher.
> >>>
> >>> How much neck pulling and shaking? Just the
> >>> minimum necessary to decrease the unwanted
> >>> biting.
> >>>
> >>> **********IS THAT A CONSISTENT 5 SECONDS?************
> >>>
> >>> When our dog was a puppy, "No" came before mild
> >>> forms of punishment (I would hold my dog's mouth
> >>> closed for a few seconds.) whereas "Bad Dog" came
> >>> before stronger punishement (the kind discussed above).
> >>>
> >>> "No" is usually sufficient but sometimes I use "Bad Dog"
> >>> to stop a behavior. "Bad Dog" ALWAYS works," marshall
> >>> dermer, research professor of ANAL-ytic behaviorISM at
> >>> UofWI. For MOORE animal abuse, please visit dr p.
> >>>
> >>> BWAHAHAHHAHAAAA!!!!!
> >>>
> >>> That's INSANE. Ain't it.
> >>>
> >>> Here's professor dermer AFTER gettin JERRYIZED:
> >>>
> >>> "We Are Lucky To Have You, And More People Should
> >>> Come To Their Senses And Support Your Valuable Work.
> >>> God Bless The Puppy Wizard," Professor Marshall Dermer,
> >>> Dept Of ANAL-ytic Behavior, UofWI.
> >>>
> >>> From: "Marshall Dermer" <der...@csd.uwm.edu>
> >>> To: "The Puppy Wizard"
> >>> <ThePuppyWiz...@earthlink.net>
> >>> Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 2:53 PM
> >>>
> >>> Subject: God Bless The Puppy Wizard
> >>> Dear Mr. Puppy Wizard,
> >>>
> >>> I have, of late, come to recognize your genius
> >>> and now must applaud your attempts to save
> >>> animals from painful training procedures.
> >>>
> >>> You are indeed a hero, a man of exceptional talent­,
> >>> who tirelessly devotes his days to crafting posts ­to
> >>> alert the world to animal abuse.
> >>>
> >>> We are lucky to have you, and more people should
> >>> come to their senses and support your valuable
> >>> work.
> >>>
> >>> Have you thought of establishing a nonprofit
> >>> charity to fund your important work?
> >>> Have you thought about holding a press conference
> >>> so others can learn of your highly worthwhile
> >>> and significant work?
> >>>
> >>> In closing, my only suggestion is that you
> >>> try to keep your messages short for most
> >>> readers may refuse to read a long message
> >>> even if it is from the wise, heroic Puppy Wizard.
> >>> I wish you well in your endeavors.
> >>>
> >>> --Marshall Dermer
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Subject: < BEFORE -> "Jerry, You filthy, Unctuous,
> >>> No Good Charlatan,"
> >>>
> >>> < AFTER -> "Thank You Jerry For Putting Up With
> >>> A Constant Barrage Of Really Infantile
> >>> Crap At The Hands Of Supposedly Adult
> >>> Dog Lovers.
> >>>
> >>> 'Naive' Is Believing You Can Terrorize
> >>> A Dog Into Good Behavior," Robert Crim.
> >>>
> >>>> Subject: Re: Fritz---a retrospective
> >>>> Date: 02/05/1999
> >>>> Author: Robert Crim <fritzg...@earthlink.net>
> >>>> You filthy, unctuous, no good charlatan. If you had
> >>>> any idea of what dogs and dog people were about
> >>>> you would realize the depths of the absolute loathing
> >>>> and contempt I hold for you right now. Were it not
> >>>> for the blessed distance and anonymity that the internet
> >>>> gives us from the scummy likes of you, I would probably
> >>>> be in a jail cell right now for turning you into the pile
> >>>> of shit you really are
> >>>
> >>> Hey, Howe, you really are a wacko, eh?
> >>>
> >>> Crim wrote this about *YOU,* you insipid piece of cow dung!
> >>>
> >>> BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
> >>>
> >>>> On Thu, 17 Jun 1999 20:24:15 -0700, dogsnus
> >>>
> >>> <"Terri"@cyberhighway> Wrote:>
> >>>
> >>>> Hey, do like me, and killfile Jerry.
> >>>> He has millions of people aleady reading his posts and
> >>>> watching him extract his soggy foot out of his mouth!
> >>>> Out of these MILLIONS, I've only seen 2 naive childs
> >>>> come forward and actually believe in his training manual.
> >>>
> >>> Robert Crim writes:
> >>>
> >>> I assume that I and my wife are those two naive childs
> >>> since I freely admit to having read and, I hope,
> >>> understood enough of the manual and it's counterparts by
> >>> John Fisher and the posts of Marilyn Rammell to believe
> >>> and use it.
> >>>
> >>> This naive child would like to say thank you to both
> >>> Jerry and Marilyn for putting up with a constant barrage
> >>> of really infantile crap at the hands of supposedly
> >>> adult dog lovers.
> >>>
> >>> The other naive child (LSW) has to put up with the
> >>> nagging idea that if people like them had been posting
> >>> earlier, maybe we would not have had to hold the head
> >>> of a really magnificent animal in our arms while he was
> >>> given the needle and having to hug him and wait until he
> >>> gasped his last gasp.
> >>>
> >>> To my mind, "naive" is believing you can terrorize a dog.
> >>>
> >>> Naive is believing that people that hide behind fake
> >>> names are more honest than people that use their real
> >>> names. Naive is thinking that dilettante dog breeders
> >>> and amateur "trainers" like Joey (lyingdogDUMMY, j.h.)
> >>> are the equal or better than those that have studied and
> >>> lived by their craft for decades.
> >>>
> >>> "Stupid" is believing that people do not see kindergarten
> >>> level insults for what they are. Really stupid is believing
> >>> that people like Jerry Howe and Marilyn Rammell are
> >>> going to just go away because you people act like fools.
> >>>
> >>> Why do you act like fools? I really have no idea, and I
> >>> don't really care.
> >>>
> >>>> And, to date: I've not seen ONE come forward and
> >>>> actually admit to buying and having success with his
> >>>> little black box.
> >>>
> >>> I think I'm going to get one myself for Father's day and
> >>> take it down to the Animal Shelter for their use and
> >>> testing. You would never believe the results, so you'll
> >>> never know.
> >>>
> >>>> Anyone by now that doesn't see a scam man coming by
> >>>> Jerry's posts deserves to get what is sure to be coming
> >>>> to him! LOL!
> >>>
> >>> I don't see a "scam man", so I guess I and Longsuffering
> >>> Wife and Rollei will just have to get what we deserve,
> >>> eh? As Joey (Dogman) says, "poor Rollei.".......right.
> >>>
> >>>> Terri
> >>>
> >>> Yes it was, and that is sad.
> >>>
> >>> Robert, Longsuffering Wife and Rollei (do I get to
> >>> listen to the box first?)
> >>>
> >>> ===========
> >>>
> >>> Crim wrote THAT about *YOU,* tommy, "you insipid piece of cow dung!"
> >>>
> >>> BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
> >>>
> >>> From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
> >>> To: "Jerry Howe" <theamazingpuppywiz...@mail.com>
> >>> Subject: Alleged Professors of Animal Behavior
> >>> Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:50:51 -0400
> >>>
> >>> Dear Jerry, I paged through some of the "dog business"
> >>> and was astonished at the low quality of opinions arising
> >>> from professors of behavior analysis.
> >>>
> >>> I had the very great privilege of meeting Sam Corson
> >>> (Pavlov's last Ph.D. student) and his dogs at Ohio
> >>> University. I even got to spend a night at Sam's house.
> >>>
> >>> There is no question but that you are a spiritual brother
> >>> to Corson and to Pavlov, both of whom knew that the dog's
> >>> great capacity for love was the key to shaping doggie behavior.
> >>>
> >>> Paradoxical reward and paradoxical fixing of attention are
> >>> both well documented Pavlovian techniques. Even so humorless
> >>> a chap as B.F. Skinner taught students like the Breland's whose
> >>> "The Misbehavior of Organisms" demonstrate the utility of your
> >>> methods and their deep roots in scientific (as opposed to
> >>> commercial) psychology.
> >>>
> >>> George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
> >>> you may find my resume in Who's Who in
> >>> Science and Technology
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
> >>> Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 17:26:31 GMT
> >>>
> >>> Subject: Dr. George VonHilshimer Writes: "No Loving, No Learning."
> >>>
> >>> HOWEDY People,
> >>>
> >>> Perhaps the PROBLEM is "TOO MANY WORDS?"
> >>>
> >>> From: "The Puppy Wizard" <ThePuppyWiz...@EarthLink.Net>
> >>> To: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
> >>> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:40 AM
> >>> Subject: Fw: Counter Cruising must stop
> >>>
> >>>> From: "diannes" <dian...@bolt.sonic.net>
> >>>> Newsgroups: rec.pets.dogs.behavior
> >>>> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 12:18 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: Counter Cruising must stop
> >>>>> LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
> >>>>>> I wrote:
> >>>>>>> LeeCharlesKelley <kelleymet...@aol.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>>> On another note: I understand why someone
> >>>>>>>> proclaiming a method that works on all dogs,
> >>>>>>>> all the time, would send up "red flag" to you
> >>>>>>>> and others, but the fact remains, if a technique
> >>>>>>>> *doesn't* work 100% of the time, with all dogs,
> >>>>>>>> then there must be a flaw in the philosophy
> >>>>>>>> underlying that technique.
> >>>
> >>>>>>> Ditto for dog training. No failure nor flaw of method
> >>>>>>> is involved - that's just acceptance of reality.
> >>>
> >>>>>> First of all, I didn't say that there was a flaw in the
> >>>>>> method, though anyone is welcome to make that
> >>>>>> leap.
> >>>
> >>>>>> I said there was a flaw in the underlying philosophy
> >>>>>> and its model of learning.
> >>>
> >>>>> Correction accepted. I think that perhaps we are using
> >>>>> terminology differently here. Here is my use of the terms:
> >>>
> >>> Jerry, I don't know where you find these folk who can't read.
> >>>
> >>>> In order to use negative reinforcement, one must
> >>>> typically administer the aversive stimulus in order
> >>>> to be able to terminate it.
> >>>
> >>> This is not negative reinforcement. Negative means no.
> >>>
> >>> Positive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
> >>> reward emitted immediately by trainer;
> >>>
> >>> Negative reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
> >>> no response by trainer;
> >>>
> >>> Aversive reinforcement = behavior emitted by dog,
> >>> aversive stimuli emitted immediately by trainer;
> >>>
> >>> The term "reinforcement is used only tentatively with
> >>> "aversion" because aversive stimuli (aka punishment)
> >>> typically derange learning and are not followed by clean
> >>> learning curves equivalent to those which follow reward
> >>> or positive reinforcement;
> >>>
> >>> Escape conditioning = dog has an aversive stimulus
> >>> applied without any dog related reason and when
> >>> behavior is emitted aversive stim is immediately turned off .
> >>>
> >>> There is some indication that Escape Conditioning
> >>> works in a manner closely approximating reward;
> >>> but, ear pinch? -- too aversive.
> >>>
> >>> I remind you that you should beat them over the head
> >>> with "The Misbehavior of Organisms" by Breland and
> >>> Breland, published in B.F. Skinner's CUMULATIVE
> >>> RECORD. Ignored by most profs of psychology, but
> >>> the distillation of his work.
> >>>
> >>> NO PUNISHMENT.
> >>>
> >>> Must pay attention to who is the animal?
> >>>
> >>> His evolution, his development, and his personal history -
> >>> cannot train without respect for who is the dog? So says
> >>> the BIG TIME operant conditioning guru - and you can also
> >>> refer back to MARY COVER JONES (mother of scientific
> >>> systematic psychology), no loving, no learning.
> >>>
> >>> I suppose I could wire up a dog so that his brain was
> >>> badly interrupted and the loving method of puppy training
> >>> might not work well - but it would still work better than
> >>> the methods used by dominatrix and their ilk.
> >>>
> >>> Lovingly applied ethological techniques like the one
> >>> espoused by the Wizard of ALL puppies work for all
> >>> dogs, for that matter for all mammals higher than cat.
> >>>
> >>> Indeed, they will work for cats if trainer is warmly competent.
> >>>
> >>> You can see this in Key West on any sunny day.
> >>> Housecats performing quite happily.
> >>>
> >>> Fondly, Dr. Von
> >>>
> >>> From: TooCool (larrym...@hotmail.com)
> >>> The Puppy Wizard's Wits End Training Method
> >>>
> >>> I have studied canine behavior and dog training for
> >>> years. I have a huge library that covers every system
> >>> of training.
> >>>
> >>> The Puppy Wizard's (Jerry Howe's) Wits' End Training
> >>> Method is by far the most scientific, the most advanced,
> >>> the kindest, the quickest and the most effective training
> >>> method yet discovered.
> >>>
> >>> It is not an assortment of training tips and tricks; it is
> >>> a logically consistent system. Every behavior problem
> >>> and every obedience skill is treated in the same logically
> >>> consistent manner.
> >>>
> >>> Please study his manual carefully. Please endeavor to
> >>> understand the basis of his system and please follow
> >>> his directions exactly. His manual is a masterpiece.
> >>> It is dense with theory, with explanation, with detailed
> >>> descriptions about why behavior problems occur and
> >>> how their solution should be approached.
> >>>
> >>> One should not pick and choose from among his methods
> >>> based upon what you personally like or dislike. His is
> >>> not a bag of tricks but a complete and integrated system
> >>> for not only training a dog but for raising a loving companion.
> >>>
> >>> When I once said to Jerry that his system creates for
> >>> you the dog of your dreams, his response was that it
> >>> produces for your dog the owner of his dreams.
> >>>
> >>> You see, Jerry has discovered that if you are gentle
> >>> with your dog then he will be gentle with you, if you
> >>> praise your dog every time he looks at you, then you
> >>> will become the center of your dogs world, if you use
> >>> Jerry's sound distraction with praise, then it takes
> >>> just minutes-sometimes merely seconds-to train your
> >>> dog to not misbehave (even in your absence) (Just 15
> >>> seconds this morning to train my 10 week old puppy to
> >>> lie quietly and let me clip his nails).
> >>>
> >>> Using Jerry's scientific method (sound distraction /
> >>> praise / alteration / variation) it takes just minutes to
> >>> train you dog to respond to your commands.
> >>>
> >>> What a pleasure it was for me to see my 6 week old
> >>> puppy running as fast has his wobbly little legs would
> >>> carry him in response to my recall command-and he
> >>> comes running every time I call no matter where we are
> >>> or what he is doing.
> >>>
> >>> At ten weeks old now, my puppy never strains upon
> >>> his leash thanks to Jerry's hot & cold exercises and
> >>> his Family Pack Leadership exercises.
> >>>
> >>> Jerry has discovered that if you scold your dog, if you
> >>> scream at him, if you intimidate him, if you hurt him,
> >>> if you force him then his natural response is to oppose
> >>> you.
> >>>
> >>> Is Jerry a nut?
> >>>
> >>> It doesn't make any difference to me whether he is or not.
> >>> It is a logical fallacy to judge a person's ideas based
> >>> upon their personality. As far as dogs are concerned, Jerry
> >>> wears his heart upon his sleeve. It touches him deeply when
> >>> he hears of trainers forcing, intimidating, scolding or
> >>> hurting dogs.
> >>>
> >>> More than that, he knows that force is not effective
> >>> and that it will certainly lead to behavior problems;
> >>> sometime problems so severe that people put their
> >>> dogs down because of those problems.
> >>>
> >>> I believe that it is natural for humans to want to control
> >>> their dog by force. Jerry knows this too. We have all been
> >>> at our wits' end, haven't we?
> >>>
> >>> Dogs have a natural tendency to mimic. In scientific
> >>> literature it is referred to allelomimetic behavior. Dogs
> >>> respond in like kind to force; they respond in like kind
> >>> to praise.
> >>>
> >>> Don't bribe your dog with treats; give him what he
> >>> wants most-your kind attention. Give him your praise.
> >>> You will be astonished at how your dog 's anxiety will
> >>> dissipate and how their behavior problems will dissipate
> >>> along with their anxiety.
> >>>
> >>> Treat Jerry Howe's (The Puppy Wizard) Wits' End
> >>> Training Method as a scientific principle just as you
> >>> would the law of gravity and you will have astounding
> >>> success.
> >>>
> >>> Dog behavior is just as scientific as is gravity.
> >>>
> >>> If you follow Jerry's puppy rules you will get a sweet
> >>> little Magwai; if you don't you will surely get a little
> >>> gremlin (anyone see The Gremlins?). --Larry
> >>>
> >>> From: Mike (m.bidd...@ns.sympatico.ca)
> >>> Subject: Re: Info. on the puppy wizard?
> >>> Date: 2004-07-18 14:27:02 PST
> >>>
> >>>>> Oh, and did I mention his methods work, ya nuff said.
> >>>>> Mike
> >>>> Ok Mike which part worked for you?
> >>>
> >>> It helped clear problems from my dogs in the
> >>> field using the can penny distraction technique.
> >>>
> >>> Works like a charm.
> >>>
> >>> My dogs get distracted easy from their jobs ie,
> >>> retrieving or training to find lost people, oh did
> >>> I mention that I am a Search and Rescue Team
> >>> Leader.
> >>>
> >>> Sorry that slipped my mind.
> >>>
> >>> I have read volumes of training books and don't
> >>> know where people get that Jerry copied others
> >>> work as I have NEVER come across his methods
> >>> before. I would like to see proof.
> >>>
> >>> Just like Jerry outlined I eliminated problems one
> >>> at at time as they arose. I used to try and train to
> >>> the way I wanted them but this is backward, you
> >>> train out the problems leaving what you want left over.
> >>>
> >>> Funny part is the second dog who had the same
> >>> problems as the other didn't need correcting for
> >>> some of his habits after I cleared it from the first
> >>> dog.
> >>>
> >>> Seemed he learned through osmosis.
> >>>
> >>> Nice side benefit there.
> >>>
> >>> It nearly came to giving them up to a 3rd party
> >>> trainer as they were not performing well. The
> >>> VAST majority of working dog trainers are
> >>> agressive in their actions with the dogs.
> >>>
> >>> I tried it and it didn't work and guess what I
> >>> was at my "Whits End" then someone I new
> >>> turned me onto Jerry and the rest is history.
> >>>
> >>> I referred friends and families to Jerry's manual
> >>> and all have had great results. Starting puppies
> >>> out on the distraction technique is especially
> >>> good because they never develop the habit.
> >>>
> >>> I had my sisters dog healing, sitting and down
> >>> stay reliably at 8-9 weeks. The first night home
> >>> following Jerrys advice we ditched the crate and
> >>> put the pup on the floor beside the bed and after
> >>> 2 whimpers NOT A SOUND OUT OF THAT DOG
> >>> FOR 6 HRS! first night, that has never happened
> >>> in all my days.
> >>>
> >>> Sorry, the man understands dogs its that simple.
> >>>
> >>> Mike
> >>>
> >>> "Ama...@DCFWatch.com" wrote:
> >>>
> >>> No, the dog learned that I would hold still
> >>> the second she began to pull. She would pull
> >>> to go where *she* wanted.
> >>>
> >>> Well if she wanted to stop and go in another
> >>> direction.. say to sniff my neighbors yard..
> >>>
> >>> she learned if she wanted to do it I would stop
> >>> walking and she could go.. and if there wasn't
> >>> enough slack on her lead she would just pull me.
> >>>
> >>> Then when she got done doing *her* thing, she woudl
> >>> heel.. smile at me and wait for me to say "let's go"
> >>> and finish *my* thing. I would refuse to move .. i
> >>> looked like an idiot.. freezing mid walk for minutes
> >>> waiting for *my* dog to heel and give *me* permission
> >>> to go again.
> >>>
> >>> I did the treats and the let's go... she got to do her
> >>> stuff and get a cookie.. if she even wanted the cookie.
> >>>
> >>> I wound up calling Jerry.. as I have a half red nose
> >>> pit and half amstaff.. who is incredibly protective..
> >>>
> >>> we had a new pup on the way.. and i needed help.. i
> >>> followed petsmarts trainnign guides.. memorized them...
> >>> and they *did* work, don't get me wrong.. but only
> >>> when my pet wanted a cookie or felt the cookie was
> >>> better than what she wanted.. which was not often.
> >>>
> >>> She quickly learned to ignore my commands if she
> >>> could see my hands were empty. So I called Jerry...
> >>> he chatted me for about an hour and a half.. gave me
> >>> his link... and even when i had probs intro'ing the
> >>> pup he called me withn i5 mins of my email for help
> >>> at 10pm on a sunday night.
> >>>
> >>> One.. singular.. uno family pack exercise after
> >>> the hot and cold exercise and i could zig zag
> >>> down my street.. about face .. whatever.. and
> >>> never had tension.
> >>>
> >>> two men were acrossed the street and she walked right
> >>> by them... ordinarily she'd snarl and protect us.
> >>>
> >>> And in two days.. my dog.. who bit the puppy if he
> >>> even looked like he was going near my husband or kids..
> >>> is nursing him every hour.. cleaning him.. rough housing
> >>> gently.. and teaching him to go potty outside..
> >>>
> >>> actually watches him to make sure he doesn't go in
> >>> the house... and has milk.. which is awesome since
> >>> she's 19 months old and has never had a litter.
> >>>
> >>> She also has stopped barking non stop at our neighbor's
> >>> dogs and pig.. does not bark at eveyr car that drives by
> >>> and has stopped jumping on people. she's even starting
> >>> to ignore our cat who has lived on her dome litter box
> >>> and our window sill (literally) for over a year and a half.
> >>>
> >>> She also does her commands on cue.. and doesn't look for a treat.
> >>>
> >>> From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com>
> >>> Subject: The Amazing Jerry's take on psychobabble
> >>> Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 12:13:44 -0400
> >>>
> >>> You might improve the learning of folk who actually
> >>> live with and train dogs to do useful things if you
> >>> excluded everyone who uses psychobabble from your lists.
> >>>
> >>> I recommend to all of you who wish to taste the flavor
> >>> of sensible animal behaviorists to read THE MISBEHAVIOR
> >>> OF ORGANISMS, Breland and Breland.
> >>>
> >>> This married pair of psychologists began the long trail
> >>> of highly trained animals who are symbolized by Shamu
> >>> eating a mackrel from a girl's hand instead of eating
> >>> the much more tasty pretty girl who is exactly the size
> >>> of the natural food of killer whales, seals. Yum!
> >>>
> >>> The essay, by the way, is a chapter in B.F. Skinner's
> >>> summing up book, CUMULATIVE RECORD. They include a
> >>> sentence which more or less says, "unless you understand
> >>> the personal history of the particular animal, and the
> >>> history of this animal's species and group, the developmental
> >>> history of the animal, you cannot effectively train the animal.
> >>>
> >>> Pigs root and hen's scratch, if you try to train hens without
> >>> scratching or pigs without scratching or pigeons without pecking,
> >>> you aren't going to have much success.
> >>>
> >>> A conditional reflex is one which is learned, the original
> >>> primitive reflex occurs no matter what the history of the
> >>> animal, and is hard wired. If you train the animal to respond,
> >>> say by ringing a bell immediately before turning on a bright
> >>> light, then you've taught the animal and made his native reflex
> >>> of pupil constriction conditional upon the ringing of a bell.
> >>>
> >>> Thorndyke added some terminology to this kind of training
> >>> and insisted that when you train the animal to make gross
> >>> motor responses that this learning is "instrumental", the
> >>> animal takes action and uses an instrument.
> >>>
> >>> The Russian word translated as "conditional" in all other
> >>> contexts was mistranslated by Pavlov's American translator,
> >>> Horsley Gannt, as "conditioned" and so American psychology
> >>> went haring after phantasmagora.
> >>>
> >>> The major theorists for the development of the language of
> >>> operant conditioning are Edward Thorndike, John Watson, and
> >>> B. F. Skinner. Their approach to behaviorism played a major
> >>> role in the development of American psychology.
> >>>
> >>> They proposed that learning is the result of the application
> >>> of consequences; that is, learners begin to connect certain
> >>> responses with certain stimuli. This connection causes the
> >>> probability of the response to change (i.e., learning occurs.)
> >>>
> >>> Thorndike labeled this type of learning instrumental. Using
> >>> consequences, he taught kittens to manipulate a latch (e.g.,
> >>> an instrument). Skinner renamed instrumental as "operant"
> >>> because in this learning, one is "operating" on, and is
> >>> influenced by, the environment. Where classical conditioning
> >>> illustrates S-->R learning, operant conditioning is often
> >>> viewed as R-->S learning since it is the consequence that
> >>> follows the response that influences whether the response
> >>> is likely or unlikely to occur again.
> >>>
> >>> It is through operant conditioning that
> >>> voluntary responses are learned.
> >>>
> >>> One should note that Russian Psychology did very well
> >>> without the operant language, and only pettifogging
> >>> university professors ought to worry about what kind
> >>> of label we attach to the learning. Pfui!
> >>>
> >>> Even Skinner understood this!
> >>>
> >>> And please note if you saw the original movie, THE
> >>> MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, you saw a Chinese psychologist
> >>> who was based on Andrew Salter, CONDITIONED REFLEX
> >>> THERAPY.
> >>>
> >>> Alas, Salter didn't have a Ph.D., but he basically rescued
> >>> us from the long Freudian nightmare and returned psychotherapy
> >>> to a scientific basis. Alas, the 2nd movie didn't even cite
> >>> Salter as a source. "...all the highest nervous activity, as
> >>> it manifests itself in the conditional reflex, consists of a
> >>> continual change of these three fundamental processes --
> >>> excitation, inhibition and disinhibition." Ivan P. Pavlov
> >>>
> >>> George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.S.H.
> >>>
> >>> What's important is, "does Shamu reliably eat
> >>> the fish and not the pretty girl?"
> >>>
> >>> George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D., F.R.
> >>>
> >>> From: "George von Hilsheimer, Ph.D." <drv...@mindspring.com
> >>> To: <d...@arcane-computing.com
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:38 PM
> >>> Subject: Doggy advice
> >>>
> >>> Scott, Jerry Howe forwarded me the letter below.
> >>> I'm glad that you referred negatively to Jerry's
> >>> habit of CAPITALIZING and HOWEING everything.
> >>>
> >>> I personally hate this habit of his. I think it is his
> >>> way of diluting his authority - IME he is a very modest
> >>> fellow. However, contrary to your sneer, he is very
> >>> competent at living with dogs.
> >>>
> >>> I thought I'd list a series of actions which I found
> >>> on the list, folk asking advice on what to do about
> >>> dogs doing this and that, for example:
> >>>
> >>> whining,
> >>> humping, hunching,
> >>> pacing,
> >>> self mutilation - paw licking, side sucking,
> >>> spinning,
> >>> prolonged barking, barking at shadows,
> >>> overstimulated barking,
> >>> fighting, bullying other dogs,
> >>> compulsive digging,
> >>> compulsive scratching,
> >>> compulsive chewing,
> >>> frantic behavior,
> >>> chasing light, chasing shadow,
> >>> stealing food,
> >>> digging in garbage can,
> >>> loosing house (toilet) training.
> >>> inappropriate fearfulness
> >>> aggression.
> >>>
> >>> The thing that is fascinating to me, as an ethologist who
> >>> graduated from college 50 years ago and has spent all of
> >>> the intervening time working with animals (including the
> >>> human animal), is that you never see any of these behaviors
> >>> in wild dingoes, jackals, coyotes or wolves, you don't even
> >>> see these behaviors in hyenas (who aren't dog related).
> >>>
> >>> You see these behaviors in human managed animals, especially
> >>> animals who live with neurotic hysterical humans.
> >>>
> >>> As Sam Corson (Pavlov's last student) demonstrated for
> >>> nearly 50 years at Ohio University (Oxford, O.) there
> >>> is no treatment more useful for dogs than tender loving
> >>> care.
> >>>
> >>> George von Hilsheimer, Ph. D., F. R. S. H., Diplomate,
> >>> Academy of Behavioral Medicine
> >>>
> >>> "Linda" <llindaleedan...@msn.com wrote in message
> >>> news:
> >>>
> >>> I have been trying for the last 18 months to help my
> >>> dog who became fear aggressive at 18 month of age.
> >>> I do not know what started the problem but he came
> >>> aggressive first with dogs and then began lunging and
> >>> snapping at people. Until this time he loved everyone
> >>> and could play with any dog. He was well socialized
> >>> ad I took him with me everywhere.
> >>>
> >>> At 13 months he passed the Canine Good Citizens
> >>> Test except he could let me leave him. I had used
> >>> clicker training to teach him manners and tricks but
> >>> it was not working on his aggression problem.
> >>>
> >>> I took him to vets who suggested a low protein diet,
> >>> trainers who charged $800 to only make him worse.
> >>> They tried to use a prong collar and he froze, urinated
> >>> and tried to climb on my head to help him. they then
> >>> suggested a shock collar I knew this approach was not
> >>> working as he was becoming more aggressive.
> >>>
> >>> I took him to an animal behaviorist with Ph. D. 400 miles
> >>> away who told me to "KEEP HIM SAFE" and read a book
> >>> on the fearful canine. I tried another trainer who tried to
> >>> use a nylon chock collar but it only made him worse.
> >>>
> >>> I read hundreds of books,"CULTURE CLASH", "DOG
> >>> ARE FROM NEPTUNE", "THE OTHER END OF THE
> >>> LEASH", ETC looking for help. We finally went to Purdue
> >>> University Small Animal Behavior Clinic and they said he
> >>> had fear aggression, punishment would not work, use the
> >>> gentle leader and when out walking and he got stressed
> >>> have the people stop until he could get in control using
> >>> treats, and work on clicker training.
> >>>
> >>> At that point I knew more about clicker training and using
> >>> the gentle leader than they did! Nothing was working--he
> >>> would not come when I called him and would run away when
> >>> I tried to catch him. I was afraid to walk him even in the
> >>> neighborhood as we had become that "mean dog and women who
> >>> hasn't trained her dog"
> >>>
> >>> I went to four trainers in both Michigan and Florida who
> >>> were trainer/specialists in aggression and the last two
> >>> were so afraid of him they could not approach him. No one
> >>> said I should give up on him and kill him but they would
> >>> say "You have to realize he is dangerous and you are
> >>> responsible for him."
> >>>
> >>> *(You got LUCKY, Linda... They coulda got Sunshine
> >>> DEAD on us. Damned near did... too.)
> >>>
> >>> As last resort I tried the internet again--I had had on
> >>> going discussions with trainers from Triple Crown and Dr
> >>> Meister with out any help-and I found the ad to Doggy Do
> >>> Right and messaged Jerry to ask if this might help my dog.
> >>> He said solving the aggression problem was EZ but I could
> >>> not believe him even when I downloaded the manual.
> >>>
> >>> The name of the method was right I was at my Wits End.
> >>> I had been working for 18 months!
> >>>
> >>> Using the can sound three time he came, and still comes
> >>> from anywhere with the command-"comegoodboy" Next
> >>> I tried the can when walking him--when he saw a dog three
> >>> blocks away he went off-lunging and snapping-I used the
> >>> can sound and he looked at me like uhn?
> >>>
> >>> I used it three more times and we got to the other dog-
> >>> -the looked at me wagging his tail--the other person
> >>> looked at me like why are shaking that can but just walked
> >>> on by.
> >>>
> >>> When ever I try to explain about the sound people look at
> >>> me like "you must be out of your mind"
> >>>
> >>> The results can make a believer!!!
> >>>
> >>> Three weeks since beginning the Wits End Training
> >>> Manual program I walked him without the gentle leader
> >>> in a busy shopping area with many dogs.
> >>>
> >>> He just seemed to not notice any one.
> >>>
> >>> When people talked to him or ask his name he would
> >>> look at then and wag his tail and let then pet him.
> >>>
> >>> I still can not believe the change in him--we can now
> >>> enjoy life out in public.
> >>>
> >>> If I had not found the Wits End method I know there
> >>> was no hope for him and he would have hurt someone
> >>> Through all this he never growled at me, guarded his
> >>> toys or food or showed any sign of aggression with me.
> >>>
> >>> My goal is to get the message out to all dog lovers that
> >>> dogs can be trained fast, easily and problems solved with
> >>> out force, pain, food or anything but sound and praise!!!!
> >>>
> >>> I know most people would have given up on him a long time
> >>> ago but he was and is my life. Solving the problem was EZ
> >>> but only with the right approach-sound and praise.
> >>>
> >>> I know because I tried everything else and nothing worked!!!
> >>>
> >>> ================================
> >>>
> >>> From: Linda Daniel
> >>> To: Jerry Howe
> >>> Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 1:06 AM
> >>> Subject: Re: - Re: dog aggression
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for writing--I would be happy to do almost anything
> >>> to get your approach out to dog owners as I know it would
> >>> save so many lives. I know at times I was so frustrated I
> >>> thought of giving up on Sunshine but of course I never would
> >>> have but many people would have. The world just does not
> >>> know you can train a dog in just a few sessions and actually
> >>> solve problems.
> >>>
> >>> We will be here until late April and we really have no
> >>> plans- -just to enjoy the warmth and sun of Florida, so any
> >>> time you could meet us would be great. I drive so I would
> >>> be happy to come to you anytime anywhere!
> >>>
> >>> We went to Celebration today and two little poodles got
> >>> right into his face and he just sat there--I GOT a little
> >>> scared but he handled it just fine.--a couple of times
> >>> people would ask his name and want to pet him and he just
> >>> went to them tail wagging and rolled over for them rub his
> >>> tummy.
> >>>
> >>> He really just is not concerned about people passing, even
> >>> those on rollerblades! I have always used a gentle leader
> >>> in public but he spent most of time rubbing his face on the
> >>> grass--today I used his collar and he was so much happier!!
> >>>
> >>> Only problem is he will stop to smell and I can not get
> >>> stopped soon enough to keep the leash loose. He never
> >>> pulled ahead of me but when he gets into smelling I have
> >>> a hard time getting him going--at times I think he could
> >>> smell a blade of grass for 10 minutes.
> >>>
> >>> I can never thank you enough for giving Sunshine back!!!!!
> >>>
> >>> I wrote to Purdue and told them about him being able to
> >>> walk in a crowd with out the /gentle leader and not having
> >>> a problem with other people and dogs.
> >>>
> >>> I told them their advice did not work. Their advice was
> >>> to use the gentle leader at all times and when he was
> >>> around people or dogs to have him sit and reward with
> >>> treats--one really good suggestions was to have people
> >>> coming toward us stop when he got stressed or aroused
> >>> and not move until we backed away-
> >>>
> >>> - can you just see me yelling at people to stop on the
> >>> street until I get his attention with treats.
> >>>
> >>> They also suggested the possibility of using drugs-prozac-
> >>> but thought he was too dangerous as the drug would make
> >>> him less fearful and then he might attack or become more
> >>> sure of himself and become dominate aggressive. Just had
> >>> to share their great advice with you but I am sure you have
> >>> heard it all--even I am becoming an expert on bad advice.
> >>>
> >>> ----------------------------------
> >>>
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> >>>
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> >>> (' ; ') kiss me
> >>> (,,)-(,,)
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> >>> ( ; ' ) kiss me here
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> >>>
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> >>> ( * ) and KISS ME HERE!
> >>> (,,)-(,,)
> >>> The Amazing Pussy Wizard <{@); ~ } >
> >>>
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> >>>
> >>> http://www.irishdogs.ie/Information/Wits_End_Dog_Training.pdf
> >>>
> >>> Please DON'T BE The Amazing Pussy Wizard's PREY.
> >>>
> >>> IT AIN'T PRETTY.
> >>>
> >>> <{@); ~ } >

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