Doggone great questions!

Over the past year, customer feedback has been tremendous. Thank you for sharing your stories and experiences!

I am now pleased to introduce this brand-new section to my website. In it, you will find carefully curated questions that dog owners worldwide are asking me along with my answers. Enjoy!

Hi Reggie. I'm really enjoying your online courses and find them extremely helpful. I've recently encountered an unusual problem: How do I stop my dog from biting my feet and toes? This behavior only happens with me as all other family members can get the dog to follow their command. Do you have any suggestions?

Treva C.

Hello Treva,

Thanks for purchasing the courses.

It seems that you are caught in a power struggle! Your dog is coming after your toes because he is trying to control you. In other words, he thinks he is higher than you in the family pecking order. The solution is longline training, which I cover in Module 3. He will not like it at first, especially coming from you, but you need to be patient and stick with it. You need to show him that you are a leader just like the other members of your family. Once he accepts this, the biting will soon stop.


Hi Reggie. We have a five-year-old Havanese who has started showing aggressive biting towards me and my family. We're devastated. He's fearful and full of anxiety. Exercise is hard because it's minus 20 and he freezes outsides. I've tried indoor stuff, but he's not interested. What's more, he won't even come over to me when I call him. Do you have any quick tips to start?

Deb M.

Hello Deb,

Your dog is trying to show you that he wants to be in control. You need to correct this behavior but not with any aggressive move or tone as this will only make things worse. You definitely need to get him back in a crate – not for punishment purposes – but to establish who you are. I would recommend Module 3 to deal with this problem.

To show your dog who is in charge, you must control three key things: where he goes, when he eats and, finally, his freedom. In other words, he needs to earn the right to be free in the house.

What you see as aggression is probably just him letting you know that he simply does not want to listen – just like a 21-year-old boy who is giving you attitude!

Hope this helps. Reggie

Hi Reggie. Wondering if you do online training? I have a seven-month-old Doberman who's doing well, but she can play somewhat aggressively with us at times. We don't play tug of war – it's more that she pounces and barks while looking to engage. You can't turn your back on her. Otherwise, she'll nip you. I feel she might need a bit more stimulation. What would you recommend?

Sarah B.

Hello Sarah,

I think my online courses can really help you here. Dobermans are a little stubborn and very intelligent, and your dog is simply trying to control the situation and you.

What you see with the nipping is not an aggressive move. Your Dobie has decided that you need to play with her now. She needs to understand that you are the one who decides when it's time to play, which means that you will need to be very consistent with your commands. She must always do all that you ask, when you ask.

I strongly recommend that you get my courses and do at least 80% of what I will be asking you to do. You will see some positive results fairly quickly with her. Important tip: do not use any physical correction with her. Dobermans are very strong animals and do not respond well to it.

Hope this helps. Reggie

Hi Reggie. My son had a Pit Bull for four years, but a recent move meant he could not take her (Julia) with him. Meanwhile, a friend decided to foster Julia. However, it has taken a little while to get her to warm up to him as she is a very protective dog. Recently, there were two incidents with the new owner where the dog was aggressive with others but not with him. As a result, the new owner is considering whether he should euthanize her. My son and I are devastated by this possibility. There was someone who said that they would train her, but they want close to $3000, which neither the new owner nor I can afford. Do you have any suggestions?

Joan R.

Hello Joan,

I think the problem here is not the dog but your friend. Pit Bulls are easy to train if you show them who is in control from the very start. Your friend and their family need to establish themselves as the pack leader in the eyes of your dog. Having their dog trained at this point would be waste of money because she needs to be trained by their entire family – and not by an outsider who is not going to be there on a daily basis. It seems that the new owner and his family are the ones who need to be trained. I think they would greatly benefit from my online courses and see results very quickly.

If I may offer one last tip: stay away from any trainers that use chokers, particularly on Pit Bulls. In the long run, other behavioral issues will pop up if you go this route.

Hope this helps. Reggie

Hi Reggie. I could really use some guidance on how to control our dog's aggressive behavior. We have tried many different approaches but none of them have worked. Do you have any suggestions?

Heidi V.

Hello Heidi,

For most dogs, aggressive behavior is a sign that they are afraid of something new, which is why they revert to a protective mode.

By showing the dog that you are the leader of the pack, you will relieve him of his perceived responsibility of adopting a protective mode. Meanwhile, if he is growling at you over his food or a toy, it might not be a sign of aggression, but rather your dog's way of saying that he does not want to listen to you at this time or that he is not certain you will be giving his toy back.

I am sure my online courses will help correct this unwanted behavior in a very short period of time and allow you to steer clear of bad training habits that could result in more serious future problems.

All the best. Reggie

Hi Reggie. I would like to teach my dog Ranger to become an emotional support dog. I have really bad depression and anxiety, so I need some tips and tricks to help him heel and listen to my commands. Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

Fiona A.

Having a dog is a very good way to handle anxiety and I'm glad you are considering this option. My courses will definitely make you a better dog owner, allowing you to communicate with your canine companion in a totally different way based on a non-violent approach.

I will show you some tricks on how to teach different commands. Moreover, I will help you get the most out of your connection with Ranger in a way that no other dog training can do.

My courses are definitely worth the investment and will yield positive behavioral results if you diligently follow at least 80% of what I recommend.

Hope this helps. Reggie

Hi Reggie. I have a one-year-old Lab-Pit Bull mix. She is house trained but has behavioral problems. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Many thanks!

Daniel H.

Hello Daniel,

You actually have a good mix: the energetic side of the Lab with the fearlessness of the Pit Bull. The issue here can be easily corrected but you need to show strong and consistent leadership. Your dog's misbehavior can be attributed to her Lab side, as this breed does not really become mature until they reach 18 months or sometimes 2 years old. Because she is still young, she will simply try to challenge your authority. My courses will help you understand this in more depth and provide non-violent solutions. Please don't use any physical correction on your dog. The Pit Bull side will have an issue with it, which may result in other problems down the road.

Here is a link that provides some more insights: Wolf Methodology Course 1 Teaser - Find My Leader

Hope this helps. Reggie

Hi Reggie. Beautiful website. I love the method: this is just what I was looking for! Are there any additional resources that you would recommend? Such as podcasts, books or other trainers who use a similar method? I travel a lot by car and was hoping for some audio pieces that would complement your methods. Do you have any suggestions?

Pamela B.

Hello Pamela,

I am glad you like my website and my method.

I am actually the only one doing this type of training. My courses teach you how to speak to and control your dog in relatable ways based on replicating wolf pack behavior dynamics.

Good news: my site and courses are accessible from all mobile devices, so you can enjoy them anywhere and anytime. If you are willing to put in the work and follow my advice, you will see results very quickly.

All the best. Reggie

Hi Reggie. I have a 6-year-old Pit Bull. Recently, he was involved in an incident while we were at the shopping mall. Ever since then he has stopped listening to me. I was wondering if you could give me some help. Many thanks.

Chris S.

Hello Chris,

Even though Pit Bulls are challenging dogs, they are also very loyal and big-hearted. However, they can be unpredictable if their owner is not fully in control of them. My courses will give you all the ins and outs on how to become the leader in the eyes of your dog.

I strongly believe that he will give you his full dedication after you establish your leadership with him. You will need to be consistent with your routine and must not use any physical correction. This is extremely important.

My online courses will help you understand how to handle your dog. There is even a module on Training Potentially Dangerous Dogs. I highly recommend it in your particular situation.

Hope this helps. Reggie 🙂

Hi Reggie. I have tried everything to potty train my 4-month-old puppy. I have been using potty pads, giving her treats when she goes on the pad, but this rarely works. I have even tried putting her nose in it, but this has not helped either. Do you have any suggestions?

Brandy D.

Hello Brandy,

Putting her nose in it will definitely not work! My courses can help you tremendously. Your puppy has actually already been toilet trained by her mother – you just need to learn to communicate in ways that your dog will understand. I suggest you check out my course called Longline, Crate and Housetrained. Dog owners who follow my technique usually have successful results within 2 to 3 days.

Hope this helps. Reggie

Hi Reggie. I need someone to help my newly adopted dog named Lillie. Unfortunately, Lillie hates my 78-year-old dad, who has been an animal lover his entire life. He instilled in me this same passion for all creatures. Do you have any suggestions for us?

Kayla D.

Hello Kayla,

Sometimes we misunderstand our dog's reactions. Lillie probably has a dominant personality and views your dad as someone who wants to control her. You and your father must establish your leadership to Lillie as soon as possible.

My courses will provide you with lots of useful tricks and tips and explain why dogs do the things they do. Most people do not give enough importance to understanding their dog's point of view. If you put in the work and follow my recommendations, Lillie will be well on her way to becoming a better pet.

Hope this helps. Reggie

Hi Reggie. I was wondering if your courses are also geared to service dogs and emotional support dogs? Kind regards.

Jessica W.

Hello Jessica,

Many thanks for reaching out. Yes, my courses can help service dogs and emotional support dogs. In fact, they will be of great benefit to both the trainer and owner of these types of very special dogs. No matter how well trained an animal is, there is always room for improvement.

Best wishes. Reggie

Hi Reggie. I was wondering how much you charge to train a German Shepherd. Ours is fairly well behaved but can be very hyper at times and runs away when off the leash. Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Audra B.

Hello Audra,

German Shepherds are amazing and extremely energetic dogs. My online courses will help you understand how to handle him. I believe he is simply looking for a leader, which is something I will teach you to become.

My courses are a small investment that will pay dividends for any type of dog, especially overly active ones. If you are prepared to do at least 80% of what I recommend, you will enjoy fast and lasting results.

Here is a helpful link: Wolf Methodology Course 1 Teaser - Find My Leader


Hi Reggie. My happy obedient pup has recently turned into an aggressive misbehaving dog. I'm worried she will attack another person again and someone will call for her to be euthanized because of it. She was never previously aggressive but has undergone a tremendous amount of change and house moves in the last few months. What do you recommend I do?

Morgan T.

Hello Morgan,

Your dog is probably just "giving you attitude" to see if she can win. Young pups go through a phase called the "Teenager Period" in which they will stop listening to you and try their own thing. They usually do this at 10 months' old and can exhibit this behavior for a couple of months.

You need to reinforce your leadership with clear messages that you will not accept this behavior. And, of course, you must do so by adopting a non-violent approach.

The way to show your leadership is three-fold: control where she is going, control when she eats and control her freedom in the house. I will teach you how to get her to listen to you in ways that she will understand very quickly.

Hope this helps. Reggie