Dog Training the Natural Way - FAQ'S:
"But will my dog still protect me?"
This is the question I am asked most. A dog does not have to be disobedient, hyperactive and destructive in order to protect us properly! (No logic in that!)
Yes, of course your dog will still protect you! In fact, even more so! Dogs that bark at, and even bite family members, everyone that visits us are not being protective. (Unless you have dangerous family members and visitors!) Proper protection comes from dogs being clear headed enough to distinguish between friend and foe; our dog being courageous enough to stand up to an intruder, and our dogs being loyal toward their family! Naturally!
When training your dog Nature's Way, you will automatically be developing your dog's protective instincts - which are already built into his or her DNA. All dogs naturally protect their territory (don't we all!) and their pack leader for the purpose of survival. When a dogs firstly - understand us, and secondly - are clear headed (i.e. not intoxicated on adrenalin, the way we are taught by the artificial dog behaviour system to keep our dogs), then they automatically know the difference between what is normal and what is not normal, and act instinctively when they are needed.
A dog that is so called "protection trained" is dependent on
commands. When a person is being threatened, they may not be
in a position to give their dog a command. Many a dog has saved their loved one/s by acting intuitively even - before their family realised that they were in danger. Pam included. Her dog Tandy who was brought up the Natural Way to be loyal and clear headed, knew Pam was in danger before she even remotely knew - and saved her life.
A good watch dog is not the stereotype aggressive "watch dog", that we are led to believe they must be, but is loyal and courageous, and is automatically gentle and trustworthy with children - in the same way they that would be with their young and their pack in the wild, explains dog whisperer Pam Whyte. She points out that statistics prove that the stereo-type "watch dogs" attack family members far more than they attack actual intruders! One of her clients had two watch dogs. He heard a sound at night, and came downs stairs and found his watch dogs watching two intruders. They looked up when he entered the room, saw him, and barked at him! Oops - not the kind of watching that they were supposed to be doing! Where was their loyalty? (They probably thought the burglars had treats in their bag!)
So how do you bring up a dog to be loyal and clear headed - and therefore be a
good watch dog? There is no space to write another book here! It is very easy, but you will have to unlearn the artificial misinformation that dog owners are fed in their daily diet on dog behaviour, and re-learn the (fascinating and empowering) Laws of the Jungle that govern the dog's protective instincts in the Ebook How to Own a Good Watchdog by Pam Whyte under Books/Other Books.
"When is the best time to start Dog Training the Natural
Pam Whyte sees all dogs from 8 weeks to old age. She has achieved
startling results with dogs of 14 years of age. Of course, she
prefers to cure the problems the moment they first start manifesting
themselves. The myths and misperceptions that state: "Dogs
will grow out of behaviour problems", "it is only
puppy behaviour", "the dog is teething", cause
problems to escalate, and be more difficult to cure. At best,
they cause dog owners to miss out on so much pleasure that they
could otherwise be getting from their dogs. Dogs don't grow
out of behaviour problems - the cause must be removed.
"Why don't we see Pam on TV so much any more?"
Pam needs to protect the privacy of her family as well as her own, so she seldom accepts invitations for guest appearances on television. With a website, however, this also works well, as she is still able to help and to be in touch with dog owners around the world.
"How long does Natural Dog Training take to get results?"
An afternoon is all it normally takes for the family to
learn how to "speak dog language", which is very simple, and
very exciting. Once you know how dogs communicate naturally can connect
with him properly be getting onto his wavelength, so to speak, and bring him under control astonishingly quickly. Not unlike speaking English to an English person instead of Japanese - the change in our behaviour will be amazing!
are extremely intelligent, so they usually respond immediately to the
new system. They may have learnt their "problem" behaviour
over a long period, so may lapse back into it during their period
of readjustment, which can last up to two weeks. However, if
the family is consistent in applying Natural Dog Training - as you can see by the video clips and the testimonials of people who have
used it for only a very short while - the change in their dogs' behaviour is soon firmly established. (Dogs find being good much less hard work!) And of course, being understood gives them confidence and security - and they are much happier because they enjoy their famly's approval. And good dogs are able to have more privileges, like being inside more, getting more walks, etc.)
"Can Natural Dog Training cure all behavior problems?"
What humans regard as misbehaviour is often a natural activity in the "wrong" place at the "wrong" time. For example, when a dog's adrenalin is running too high, they bark at other dogs. When their adrenalin levels are down, dogs in the wild do not "network" with each other in this way.
It can also be, for example, that our dog not interpreting
our words and actions the way we expect him to (dogs are not humans).
So by learning Nature's Formula for Obedience, therefore, you learn how dogs actually perceive our actions - and how to can create an environment in which your dog learns to choose appropriate behaviour, rather than avoid punishment through fear, or expect to be bribed. The way dogs in the wild, where unity is strength, naturally cooperate with their leader.
"How much will Natural Dog Training cost? "
The investment of your time is far less than traditional drilling requires, and you recover much - if not all (or more than) your investment through being informed, and therefore empowered. You also have this knowledge for all future dogs - in the same way that you do not have to learn to drive a car every time you buy a new one or learn to speak French every time you meet a French person!
Dogs under the age of 6 months cost less than adult dogs. Two, three, ten, twenty dogs are all trained for the price of one. (Because they all speak the same language.) For example, Pam cured 17 dogs of chasing horses and their riders that rode past her client's farm in an afternoon, by connecting with the leader dog, and all the other dogs followed his example.
"Will my children also be able to learn to Dog Whisper? "
Yes. Natural Dog Training also includes the children. Because it uses communication in place of force, Natural Dog Training can even be used by young children - as can be seen in the Home Movie Before and After Learning Dog Language.
families two things: One, the most important family member (the dog
being a family member), is the youngest child. The dog must be 100% trustworthy and gentle around all babies
and toddlers, even when adults are not present. It is not possible or practical never to leave a child alone with a dog. The dog must fit
in with them, not the other way around.
All children should be able to play, run, leave
toys on the floor - and the dog must not have any desire or urge to chase them
or to chew their toys. The onus is not on the child to be safe around dogs.
It is on the dog to be safe around children - and this is all easily, quickly and gently achieved when Nature's Formula for Obedience is applied. Dogs in the wild are all gentle with their puppies when they are "out of survival" - which of course, is what Dog Whispering Nature's Way uniquely teaches.
Next, Pam tells families - if the strongest
person in the family or the one who can shout the loudest can
handle the dog, (the way conventional dog training teaches) then he or she had better stay at home all day in
case they are needed to control their dog! (Then who is going
to go to work to earn money to buy the dog his food!) But if the
youngest member of the family can control the dog - then so can Mom and Dad. Sound impossible?
When using conventional "ruk, pluk, bliksem 'n bribe" methods - yes, of course it is. But when we understand our dogs and work with their instincts instead of against them - it is not
at all impossible. In fact, it's child's play! Pam achieves this every day.
"Do you make personal visits beyond the Western Cape?"
Yes. Pam will visit anywhere in the Global Village if her traveling
costs are covered. However, dog owners get amazing results
from other resources, such as her Home Natural Dog Training
Kit, her book, booklets and Natural Dog Training Home Movies.
"I don't suppose you train cats as well, do you....?"
Yes, Pam corrects problem behavior in cats on a regular basis. Except she does not call
them cats. She calls them Bonsai lions. She finds that cats'
social instincts are far more highly developed than people give
them credit for. (They just don't want us to know it.) They
are very clever, and often team up with "naughty" dogs in a
way families would never suspect.
Pam cures such problems such
as messing inside, making a habit of getting stuck in trees
and on roofs, eating disorders, fighting their companions, for example. Extreme
cases are where one cat ate the duvet, and one that bit the
Cats are generally very underestimated. In many of the homes that Pam is called in to, the "dog hates the cat". Or so it appears. The dog is chasing the cat, so it is automatically presumed that the cat is scared of the dog. Well, Pam wants to know... "If the cat is so scared of the dog, why then does he choose to jump down on the floor right in front of the dog...?" (For the sport, actually.) So, it turns out that it is the cat that is needing the training.
"What other animals have you trained"
Pam has worked with horses, meercats, monkeys, parrots, wolves,
camels, Dingoes, (including her own which she had to rehabilitate), wild dogs. The horses have just been small problems, like refusing
to be bridled. Parrots are usually for screeching problems,
occasionally for sudden refusal to talk. One meercat that Pam worked with was being chased by the family dog, so she was called in to teach the dog not to chase the meercat. It turned out that the meercat, who was enjoying the sport (as well as being rescued) was the problem! And one of the camels that Pam worked with was aggressive
so that no one could ride him. She was due to ride him, and
thought it may be a good idea to do therapy on him first!
It worked, and the handler adopted the technique himself. Working
with animals is all about establishing a rapport, getting a
connection, and winning their trust. Animals have emotions that
are very similar to peoples' - and therefore need love, companionship, empathy and to be understood just as much
as we do.
"Can even my dog be trained The Natural Way?"
Yes. The dog's original pack instincts are present in all domestic dogs. For over 35 years, Pam has been successfully applying the natural principles that govern dog behaviour to all breeds of dogs from 6 weeks to 16 years to cure all behaviour problems. Within breeds, however, there are different dynamics, like working instincts, "short fuses", a natural willingness, stubbornness, which Pam includes, channels and explains, while working with families.
Everything Natural Dog Training teaches is empirical. Empirical in that these scientific facts have all been thoroughly tried, tested and proven over long periods within the dog’s own natural habitat (i.e. where the dog lives and interacts with his family, and with other pets - not in army-simulated situations such as at dog training, or in laboratories).
"Are you the same as - "....who's that guy on TV...?"
No - the main difference is - Pam gives away her secrets (and the dogs' - and they have many). She shows you exactly how the change in the dog's behaviour is achieved - and places the power in your hands so that you can achieve the same results. If you do not know as much as Pam does about dog behaviour at the end of the session (and that is a lot!) - you will not be able to maintain your dog's good behaviour after she has left. And if you do - you will be able to communicate with and control all dogs in future.
"What got you started with Natural Dog Training?"
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"Have you ever had any failures?"
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