Yeah I was just looking at it too, and found I really had to search around the website before finding out how it "actually" works....wouldnt be for me...
I actually disagree with the premise that this system is based on. Adult dogs very rarely physically correct each other unless there is a problem with the dog (dog aggression, poor socialisation, victim/bully syndrome). The most dominant dogs I have ever met do everything by unobtrusive body language - a barely wrinkled lip, a slight change in tail angle, the general bearing of the dog, they rarely fight or "punish", they don't have to, if they do fight they intend to kill, is that the relationship you want with your dog? If you want to talk dog, don't buy a collar, learn dog body language and use it, Yuma would love that. Just as an experiment try slow blinks and yawns next time you want to calm him down...I have been looking into ordering Don Sullivan's "The Perfect Dog" system. I saw an infomercial on it yesterday evening and thought, "Well, that looks like it is worth a try!"
I have since then been researching on the internet about it. Not many places review it, so I went to his website: www.theperfectdog.com and have been watching the testimonial videos and, I have to say, it has me convinced.
Have any of you heard about this before or have any feedback for it? I'm really considering getting it.
How does it actually work? I don't guess I came across that part yet. I know that the collar has little nodule things on it that I assume give pressure on the dog, but I'm not so sure.I really had to search around the website before finding out how it "actually" works....wouldnt be for me...
So...if this mindset of thinking is what I associate with...am I wrong?If you asked your dog what he craves most, he would eagerly answer, “FREEDOM!...Freedom to be with you and the family wherever you go, without being tied to that silly string you call a leash. I want to hang out in the yard (even though it’s not fenced) while you mow the lawn and wash the car. I need to chase the ball and romp with the other dogs at the park, not to walk around the block a few times which hardly gets me warmed up. I want to wander and enjoy all those awesome smells as we stroll along the beach without you calling me every 5 seconds, fearing I will run away. I’d love to be there at birthday parties, barbecues and dinner parties instead of being locked away in the laundry. I’d love to be a part of family vacations and weekend outings. Hey, I even want to carry the mail for you when we fetch it together from the mailbox!”
To most, this would seem like an unrealistic Lassie type dream. Yet, it is within the grasp of all dog owners. They just need to look through a canine lens instead. Let’s face it, a mother dog does not use leashes, baby gates and bags of cookies, yet her pups are wholly devoted to her; there is order and harmony within her pack, and love abounds. You too can achieve the same, if you follow her perfect, God ordained example.
I would like to point out (I bolded it) that of course puppies follow their mother. It's an instinct to follow mom so as not to get killed. However, when puppies grow up then they become independent just like they would in the wild. They leave mom to live off on their own. A grow up dog is no longer a puppy and no longer has this instinct. If you take a litter of pups around 6-7 weeks and encourage them to follow they will. Take a group of 5 yr old dogs and try the same thing. One may follow but I can tell you most won't.To most, this would seem like an unrealistic Lassie type dream. Yet, it is within the grasp of all dog owners. They just need to look through a canine lens instead. Let’s face it, a mother dog does not use leashes, baby gates and bags of cookies, yet her pups are wholly devoted to her; there is order and harmony within her pack, and love abounds. You too can achieve the same, if you follow her perfect, God ordained example.
That's why I suggest you look at using dog body language. As I said in my previous post and is reiterated by Charmedwolf the premise is wrong, adult dogs do not relate in the same way as puppies and most infractions even in puppyhood are dealt with using body language not physical intervention.Yes, I want Yuma to think that I am fun and that he gets treats for doing good things, but I don't want him to just do it for the food. I want him to obey me.
Sara, it is GREAT! Still a work in progress but so much fun! And seeing faster more reliable recalls ! And seeing him "tricking" me into recalls ! We are making progress for the first time in years.I must say, Runningdog, that I'm sooo glad this method has worked for you!
if you are in sight - your not too far away! i found this with oka...doing recall where she can see me doesn't work so great as she's like " well i can see you...i'm not lost and neither are you". Running_dogs idea of running away is good run away and when he stops near you then get a tug out... thats a good meathod.I might try the tug thing, mewzard. Thanks for the idea!
And the submissive thing hasn't come to the point of when I pet Yuma that he does it. He still jumps and plays and bites when I pet him. Typical puppy things. But he does lay his ears flat. Not sure if that is a more mild form of submission?
He has gotten to the point now where when I squat down and say, "Come here" he just sits and stares at me with this look that says, "Whatcha gonna do if I don't, Mom?"and then as soon as I move, off he goes. I have even tried walking off and seeing if he follows me if I get too far away, but he doesn't seem to care.
I know EXACTLY how you feel about wanting Yuma to obey without what you see as constant bribery - because I felt the same way myself! I just hope that you find the positives work for you as well as they have worked for us. Please do keep us posted on your training, I for one love to read about real people training real dogs.I don't want a "robot dog" as running_dog said, but I want him to obey.