Category Archives: Training

Negative Dog Behaviors Can Be Eliminated

negative dog behaviors
Dr. Dennis Fetko with Mugger, a Husky mix,
Sharia, a Doberman mix, and Bimbo
a St. Bernard/German Shepherd mix—all rescues.
by Keith Somers  /  Like Keith & Dog Wonders on Facebook

Negative Dog Behaviors
May Be Difficult to Change

Negative dog behaviors can easily catch your attention.   They can also bring you to your wit’s end.   Below is a list of such bad behaviors.

  •   leash lurching
  •   counter surfing
  •   loud noise fearing
  •   crate hating
  •   furniture chewing
  •   carpet eliminating
  •   constant barking
  •   trash can dumping
  •   and much, much more

Negative Dog Behaviors
Can Be Eliminated

They can be totally corrected.   There is absolutely no jerking, choking, squirting, yelling, or cursing—so says Dr. Dog.   His name is Dennis Fetko.   He has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology, specializing in dog therapy.  For the last three decades, Dennis has been in constant demand.  He is an educator, authorconsultant, and guest.   In short he is the expert’s “EXPERT”, locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Fetko states:

“My work for decades has focused on ending unwanted animal behaviors.  Sadly, more dogs are put down for their behavior than for physical problems.  So I take my work very seriously!

“I have personally worked with thousands of dogs and dog owners.  I have witnessed lives being changed and the dogs finally becoming the dogs they were meant to be.   Now with the publishing of my eBook, “Dr. Dog’s FAST, EASY, FUN Behavior Solutions”, my methods are reaching many more people.

“With my 60-day Money Back Guarantee, I’m taking all the risk.   So don’t delay.  Try out my methods for yourself with nothing to lose.  By clicking on the book title below, you will have immediate download access to my book.   You can be reading it in the next few minutes!

Enjoy your dog more.   Teach him proper behavior.   Here’s to your success!”




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Keith Somers
is a registered Independent Field Representative
of Life’s Abundance products
and the Healthy PetNet Foundation

Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals

by Keith Somers  /  Like Keith & Dog Wonders on Facebook

karen_pryor_4Karen Pryor, author of Reaching the Animal Mind, is a behavioral biologist with an international reputation in two fields, marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. She is a founder and leading proponent of “clicker training,” a training system based on operant conditioning (isolate wanted behaviors and ignore the unwanted) and the all-positive methods developed by marine mammal trainers. Clicker training is now in use world wide with dogs, cats, horses, birds, zoo animals, and increasingly with humans, in the teaching of sports and athletic performances and developing behaviors in autistics.

Karen’s 40-year career working with and educating scientists, professional trainers, and pet owners has changed the lives of countless animals and their caretakers in zoos, oceanariums, and pet-owning households.

She is the author of six books, including Don’t Shoot the Dog!, the “bible” of training with positive reinforcement. Her most recent book, Reaching the Animal Mind, describes how to bring out the undiscovered creativity, intelligence, and personality of the animals in our lives. Karen lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

Karen Pryor, the author of Reaching the Animal Mind, is responsible for developing the clicker method of training:  an all-positive, safe, effective aid to modify and shape animal behavior, and in so doing she has changed the lives of millions of both animal parents, and animals.

Her book is thoughtful, insightful, and practical.  It contains:

  • delightful stories about Pryor’s encounters with animals of all kinds;
  • the science behind clicker training;
  • step-by-step instructions on how you can learn how to clicker-train your dog;
  • bonus video clips, slide shows, articles, downloadable exercises;
  • links to broaden your understanding of the contents of the book; and
  • autobiographical sketches of her life’s work.
Reaching the Animal Mind:  Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals

Karen Pryor

Reaching the Animal Mind










Keith Somers
is a registered Independent Field Representative
of Life’s Abundance products
and the Healthy PetNet Foundation

Inside of A Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

 by Keith Somers  /  Like Keith & Dog Wonders on Facebook

Although this read is not kin to most formal training guides about dogs, Inside of a Dog does have practical applications for people who love dogs and and would like to begin at the beginning.  That is, come to some understanding as to why dogs do what they do—what they see, smell and therefore know.

AlexandraAlexandra Horowitz is a psychologist with a PhD in cognitive science and currently teaches psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University.   She earned her PhD in Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego, and has studied the cognition of humans, rhinoceros, bonobos, and dogs.  For seventeen years she shared her home with an unwitting research subject, Pumpernickel, a wonderful mixed breed.   She now lives in New York City with her husband, young son, and Finnegan, “a dog of indeterminate parentage and determinate character.”  (Photo by Vegar Abelsnes).   An ardent dog-lover, Alexandra will take you on “an informed imaginative leap inside of a dog — to see what it is like to be a dog; what the world is like from a dog’s point of view.”

For example,  “To a dog,” she points out, “a hammer doesn’t exist. A dog doesn’t act with or on a hammer, and so it has no significance to a dog. At least, not unless it overlaps with some other, meaningful object:  it is wielded by a loved person; it is urinated on by the cute dog down the street; its dense wooden handle can be chewed like a stick.”

Dogs often stare soulfully into our eyes.  And, she writes, “Though they have inherited some aversion to staring too long at eyes, dogs seem to be predisposed to inspect our faces for information, for reassurance, for guidance.”  Perhaps we ought to try harder to reciprocate and be the better for it!

Inside of A Dog:
What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

by Alexandra Horowitz

“Inside of A Dog” is a  New York Times  Best Seller


Keith Somers
is a registered Independent Field Representative
of Life’s Abundance products
and the Healthy PetNet Foundation

The Other End of the Leash, Is Your End

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LeashThe Other End of the Leash, is a book about what is going on at—the other end of the leash—your end.  You can get the book below and be provoked to examine your own perspective about your dog/dogs.  Is there more to learn?  You bet!  The author, Patricia McConnell says there may be more, much more, about how we deal with our dogs.  See for yourself.

Here is what it says on the hardcover edition of her book.

The Other End of the Leash, shares a revolutionary, new paradigm on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of our dogs.  An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer, with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends.  ‘After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage.  Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes).  Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation.’

The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want.  Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobeiience is simply a case of miscommunication.

“Inside you will learn:

  • How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask.Why ‘getting dominance’ over your dog is a bad idea.
  • Why ‘rough and tumble primate play’ can lead to trouble, and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble.
  • How dogs and humans share personality types, and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than ‘alphawannabees!’

“In her own insightful, compelling style, Patrticia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other.  This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships.”

The Other End of the Leash,
Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

by Patricia B. McConnel



So you want to become more “fluent in dog”?  Here’s the Book.  Dr. McConnell will show you how to improve your communication in both directions—between you and your dog, and between your dog and you.  She is one of those skilled dog trainers that you wish was your best friend.  Her writing style is delightful, sometimes amusing, and always simple to grasp.   In  the book she covers: understanding, communication, concepts, and practical advice, all of which you can put to use immediately.


Keith Somers
is a registered Independent Field Representative
of Life’s Abundance products
and the Healthy PetNet Foundation