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Trisha Qualio “” Doggy Dan really understands dogs and the 5 Golden Rules are great if you want to teach your dog in a kind way. He really does have every video and information for all dog problems. I just got a German Shepherd mix puppy and have installed the rules right away. He is a very happy playful dog and the project Moses videos have really showed me what to expect and how to handle everything. Thank you!

Vishal Kashyap “” I love it! The videos are explained in a concise manner and tells almost everything about dominating dog behavior. If you are looking to control, manipulate or correct your dog & puppy behavior, look no further than Doggy Dan!

Ransom Patterson “” I just rescued a heeler/husky last week and already seeing a huge difference she was a good dog to begin with but now she comes when called, doesn’t pull on the leash, sits and lays down when I want. She is just in general happier all around and so am I really the 5 golden rules made a good dog awesome.

Maureen Dillon O’Connell “” The 5 Golden Rules are awesome & easy to apply. My 1 yr old Cockapoo was a very picky eater (my bad) & starting to be a real barker ….things are soooo much better now. When i put down his bowl …he eats….it took a few days for him to change his attitude but it’s working. I have definitely changed my way of doing things & he has responded in a positive manner. We are a work in progress but on the right track. Thank you Dan!!

Marini Nettle “” Our dogs are responding really well to the 5 Golden Rules. Doggy Dan has given us the tools to deal with any situation that may arise and the online forum help is great when we have a specific question. The videos are fantastic and so easy to understand that even my kids (aged 10 and 14) have no problem understanding and applying the rules. I would happily recommended Doggy Dan to anyone and have already been recommending him to friends. Cheers Dan!

Alison Leigh “” Have been working on the Golden Rules for 3 months now and the initial, remarkable difference in my dogs behaviour has been sustained. Issues are now only over enthusiastic visitors, so now iI need to continue training them! Jess is not super friendly, but she no longer rushes at people on their arrival and given her space and ignored, she is nearly perfect, wow! Thanks Dan.

Lynn Heisler “” Doggy Dan truly understands dogs – a behaviorist with class, knowledge, kindness and caring. He has unending patience and never gives up. Doggy Dan is really and truly one of a kind!

Debbie Thompson “” Really simple rules that work quickly and easily. We have only just started but can see the improvement already. Thanks!

Sara Byrnes “” I totally love Doggy Dan… and his training methods! I even bought a couple of months for my daughter and her family. They have a 1 year old border collie/lab mix and he tries very hard to be the pack leader in every situation. I have an 11 week old female border/lab mix. I think I have watched every video and also everything on the forum. We are trying our best to implement the 5 Golden Rules in our whole family system and have already seen a lot of benefit in the 1 year old and the puppy. I feel my puppy is getting off to a great start, even though she can be a little rascal at times. I really appreciate the video’s because Dan’s calm demeanour helps me to remain calm when dealing with situations. Thanks for all your insight and contribution to the relationships between doggies and their people!

Kim Maurer “” I recently adopted a three-month-old chihuahua and have found Dan’s videos and methods to be very helpful. It’s been many years since I trained a puppy and I’ve never had one this small. Establishing myself as the pack leader right from the start and using Dan’s Five Golden Rules has set the stage for a great relationship with our new family member. I look forward to using more of Dan’s methods as we start more training.

Toni Bennett “” My English Staffy Bull Terrier of 15 years who was brought up with my youngest daughter sadly died approx 3 weeks ago. I lasted 2 days before wanting to add a new addition to the family as I’ve had dogs since i was 16 years and found the hole left with Meg’s passing was unbearable. I decided that as i had previously had a german shepherd i would like another one although black this time. I love the intelligence and general personality of the breed. So the next thing I needed to think about was training. It had been 15 years since i had a puppy and I needed a refresher of the basics. I put google to good use and after 2 days of extensively searching noticed that “Doggy Dan” popped up time and again. I was hooked before i commenced the 3 day trial, just from surfing the site. The training concept totally makes sense, is simple to follow and is very different from the training i had learnt in the past. All my previous dogs have been well trained and long lived but this training is so much easier and logical. I spent the last week intensively sucking up all the information i could from the ‘doggy dan” website in preparation of the new puppy’s arrival. The laptop was hooked up to the tv and husband and daughter watched the 5 rules so we were all on the same page. The payoff has been instant. Jett arrived from Christchurch airport yesterday. He’s 8 weeks old, about the size of a cat and bright as a button. In the 24+ hours from leaving the breeder he’s had a drive of 1 1/2 hours to Christchurch airport, 1 1/2 hours flight to Auckland, 40 minute drive home via the vets where he was microchipped, vaccinated and checked over. He took it all in his stride, tail wagging the whole time. We had a rough night last night as we didn’t get him home until about 530pm we had little time to get him used to his new crate for sleeping. . He’s a bright little pup, already understands the concept of “go toilet”. We have found by applying the rules, specifically the ignoring him one that he is already relaxed and chilled out. Today he has had a couple of sleeps in his crate and goes in and out freely, by the midday he was no longer following us around but staying in the lounge chilling out. He is already coming when called when we take him outside to the toilet (the changing direction, stopping, turning your back really works!!!!!) He’s met the neighbours cat and the dog next door (over the fence) and was chilled out and relaxed. Thanks Doggy Dan, so glad i found your site. What a great start!!!

Alysa Wakefield “” we’ve only just started, and i feel a sense of change already, it’s not a quick process with my shih tzu x but i feel like we’re a lot calmer, happier and enjoying being obedient already!

Karen Cooper “” Hey Dan, I started with your free videos a couple of weeks ago and have now signed up and am really enjoying going through the info on your website. I have implemented the 5 golden rules and am already noticing a difference. My dog used to always be jumping up all over the ranch slider when I got up in the morning or when I got home at night, she now knows she has to sit quietly outside before I let her in. My friends know to ignore her and not to talk to her when they come over or we meet up with them elsewhere and she is slowly learning not to jump up on them. The gesture eating is also going really well. I have really noticed a change! We’ll keep all of this going and I’m sure the digging and chewing outside will also eventually go away as well. It’s amazing how differently I now view her behaviour. What I previously interpreted as happiness to see me and excitement, I now know is her trying to assert herself as pack leader. Thanks for your help so far!

Christina Glantschnig “” I just adopted an adult dog from a shelter and Dan has helped me a lot with welcoming her in my home! His website is amazing – all the videos really help make the message stick. He’s extremely helpful and you can even post questions in his forum which he’ll answer to personally. I can recommend his training program without reservations!!!

Laura Cosio Barto “” Hi! I am Laura from Mexico City and I want to share the success I have accomplished with my dogs. I am working on avoiding the barking every time a person walks by. I started saying Thank you, and what happen was that one of the three kept on making noises, so she went to the time out, I think that it was putting her in time out, that the other two, just watched me and kept quiet !!!! It was so funny and amazing !!! Also I want to share, that browsing through the internet, I found many websites, but Dan was the only one, that shows us the best way to treat our dogs, in a nonviolent and consistent way. I knew in my heart that there had “to be a better way”. Thank you !