Toileting in the Crate

QUESTION: I have purchased your Perfect Dog system and watched the DVDs many times. I understand and enjoy your methods. My one issue is the potty training. My dog is in her crate and I take her out hourly to her bathroom spot. She doesn’t go potty even if I stand there for 45 minutes. [...]

My Puppy Is Only Six Weeks Old. Should I Wait?

QUESTION: I've recently come to own a 6-week-old puppy. Is that too young to incorporate your training? Should I wait a few more weeks? Also, I only have the large Command Collar because he's going to get big. Will that work?   ANSWER: You can begin the fullness of my Perfect Dog training when your [...]

Still Having Problems With Housebreaking?

QUESTION: Hi Don, I have a 4 month old Beagle puppy and I've been working with her with your system for 2 weeks now. She’s doing great and I've seen tremendous improvement in her behavior. I have a question about house breaking: In just one week’s time I’ve stopped all accidents in the house, but [...]

Help! My Dog Pees When I Raise My Voice.

QUESTION: I’m having an issue with our 15-week-old GSD puppy. When I raise my voice in a firm tone, he pees. How do I fix this problem?   ANSWER: First, make sure the level/volume of your voice is always the same; it's only the tone that should change depending on whether you're praising or correcting [...]

Potty Training Problems & My Other Dog Follows Me Everywhere!

QUESTION: We purchased "Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog" I am working with potty training my father in law's mix lab - she's a female and I own her brother. I have him potty trained but he doesn't cry wanting to go potty - he just comes up to me and stares till I let [...]