FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
DOG TRAINING FAQs
WHO WILL BE WORKING WITH MY DOG?
Dogtor Lee is the only person who will be handling your dog. When you work with Dogtor Lee – you’re guaranteed all of his experience and paying for the best results!
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING FOR TRAINING?
Dogtor Lee will provide basic training materials you will need. He will also contact you if he feels you need special equipment. You aren’t required to bring anything. You are welcome to bring food. Please do not bring bedding, blankets, or treats. Please do not bring items that need to be refrigerated.
IS MY DOG A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM?
Without knowing your problems… YES! Dogtor Lee is a firm believer that all dogs should be trained using his methods. He doesn’t believe that some dogs deserve a different method than other dogs, as some trainers might believe. One method should work on every dog! 99.9% of all dogs respond exactly how they should respond. It’s extremely unlikely that your dog is “untrainable”. There is an overwhelming amount of (really bad) dog training advice on the market today – and Lee recommends to throw all of that away!
I DON’T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH DOG TRAINING – IS THAT BAD?
Not at all! In fact, it probably gives you an advantage. You won’t have any bad habits developed and you’ll be able to make quick adjustments to the way you interact with and enjoy your dog!
I HEARD YOUR PROGRAM WILL SAVE ME MONEY?
Dog math. Yes! Training is an investment in your dog where you can eventually save more than what you spend with Lee! So not only is it “free”, eventually, you’ll probably produce a net profit!
- No more treats to buy. Save hundreds of dollars every year! $20/month x 10 years = $2400+!
- No more trips to the groomer! Primp your well behaved dog! ($10/month x 10 years = $1200+!)
- Travel with your well behaved dog and save on boarding costs. (One week boarding per year = $2,000+!)
- Eliminate the need to replace carpet, furniture, valuables, etc! (New Couch = $500+)
- Reduce risk of medical/legal bills from aggression/vehicular accidents. (Hit by car, biting, etc. = $thousands+)
HOW DO I SIGN UP MULTIPLE DOGS FOR TRAINING?
Sign up for one of your dogs and add details for your other dogs as you go through the booking questions. Indicate in the description/notes section as much detail as possible about the different dogs. The booking link as been known to expire after a set period of unknown minutes so please be ready to copy and paste these details so you don’t get kicked out of the booking process. It’s recommended that all dogs go through training at the same time. There are no discounts for multiple dogs.
MY DOG IS ON MEDICATION, DOES LEE STILL ACCEPT DOGS ON MEDICATION?
Dogtor Lee will accept over the counter pills/creams and prescription pills/creams. Dogtor Lee does not administer shots of any kind. If you have questions about your dogs medication needs, please email Lee.
DO YOU OFFER IN-HOME TRAINING?
This question often stems from people who have trouble inside the home but often experience less trouble outside of the home. The reason that some dogs struggle inside the home vs outside the home is because they feel they are in charge of the house. In-home training is not required to gain the results you need inside the home. Many people believe that their problem stems from territorial behavior in the home. While this is partly true, the problem actually stems from your lack of leadership over your dog inside of your home. While your dog may display territorial behavior in your home, you can still train them outside of the home and solve the problems in your home. Dog training is about the relationship between you and your dog. While some areas may be more difficult than others, if you follow the right training methods, location is not a factor in gaining the results you need. In-home training is not required, nor necessary, to gain the results you need inside the home.
WHAT WILL MY DOG LEARN IN BOOT CAMP?
You can dictate what you’d like to be addressed with training. Dogtor Lee is here to customize your experience and help you get whatever results you want! But – in a nutshell – your dog will learn commands necessary to seamlessly function in your life. This includes commands like sit, down, stay, come, heel, no, off, relax, quiet, bed, wait and more when you use Dogtor Lee’s Advanced Online Training videos and emails to enhance your knowledge! You will also learn how to manage and eliminate general behavior problems such as jumping, barking, whining, digging, chewing, nipping, and more! Not only that, but the end goal is to get to the point where you no longer need any training materials to control your dog, all you’ll need is your voice and visual signals! Lee wants you to be able to enjoy including your dog in your life. Otherwise, what’s the point?
Here is an example of typical behavioral and obedience tests that Dogtor Lee does before allowing your dog to go home!
Obedience tests before going home.
- “Heel” without holding the leash.
- Lays “Down” on command and holds command under distractions. (2 min video test.)
- “Sit” and “wait” at exterior doors before crossing.
- “Sit” and “wait” at exterior doors before crossing.
- “Stick around/This way/Over here/With me/Etc” Your dog will generally follow Dogtor Lee (and you) around within 5 yards. They are generally free to move around, but they won’t get more than 5 yards away.
- “Stay” where your dog will stop mid-stride during your walk.
- “Come” where your dog will come to you when called.
Behavioral tests before going home.
- Eliminate nuisance barking (unnecessary barking).
- Eliminate nuisance whining (unnecessary whining).
- Eliminate jumping.
- Eliminate stealing food on the ground.
- Calmer disposition.
- Eliminate bolting out the door.
- Calm demeanor in crate.
WHAT KIND OF METHODOLOGY DO YOU USE?
Firm but fair leadership. Never treats (bribery). The primary training tool used for 90% of the training process is a Herm Springer Prong Collar. A secondary training tool is a remote electronic collar. Eventually, most people choose to use the E-collar for maintenance rather than the prong/pinch collar. It’s critical to use praise and love as rewards for good behavior and obedience. We deter negative behavior using the same corrective process as a mother dog would use on her young puppies. This involves using safe and harmless level of discipline depending on the personality of each dog. Lee’s never once injured a dog and never will. Lee is actually a very loving, fair, and understanding leader to dogs and people.
DO I HAVE TO BE “ALPHA” TO MY DOG?
NO! You’re going to be a leader. Many people confuse leadership with dictatorship. Being a leader does not mean you’re a mean dictator. In fact, you’ll soon realize you’re giving your dog an envious lifestyle that other dogs would be jealous of! The whole philosophy of Lee’s training is intended to give you a dog that gets more freedom, love, and enjoyment from family, friends, and even strangers! You will love your dog more and your dog will love you more. Discipline doesn’t have to be mean. Have you ever been disciplined by your parents or guardian? Did you come to hate your parents for disciplining you? And are you afraid of them now? Is your personality shattered? Did you turn into a criminal? If you did, then you likely experienced something called abuse. Abuse is very different from discipline. Many people think of physical force when they hear abuse, but did you know that even treat training can be abusive? Dogs can be fed so many treats that they become grossly overweight. This leads to health problems, difficulty exercising, and a lower quality of life. You will not and should not be mean to your dog! As long as you fairly reward and discipline your dog for appropriate and inappropriate behavior, then your dog will love and respect you.
When you learn how to safely discipline your dog, you’ll soon realize that it’s not mean at all! In fact, it’s a nice thing!
YOU SAY THAT YOUR TRAINING WORKS ON EVERY DOG? WHAT IF MY DOG IS AGGRESSIVE?
Yes! The “one size fits all” training is real! Lee’s programs are designed to expose and eliminate everything you dislike about your dog. This includes common behavioral issues, obedience issues, and even aggression! And that’s not all! Your dog will maintain his unique personality you’ve come to love and enjoy. In some VERY rare cases, your dog may not be trainable due to a medical condition or other ailment. However, in 99.97% of aggressive dog cases, dogs are fully capable of achieving full trustworthiness. But results don’t come without effort!
I SEE LITTLE LEASHES HANGING FROM SOME OF THE DOG’S NECKS IN YOUR VIDEOS. WHAT ARE THOSE?
The training lines you see in Lee’s videos are part of the secret to success. That secret will soon be exposed to you when you choose Lee’s Dog Training! Every dog uses these leashes until they prove their worth.
DO I NEED TO BUY ANY TRAINING MATERIALS?
This is an exact list of what you’ll need for training. If you’d like to purchase these items before training, you may do so. Dogtor Lee can provide you with these items if you don’t have them.
Training materials are included with boot camp.
-Dogs under 25 lbs need a 2.25 mm herm springer prong collar.
-Dogs over 25 lbs need a 3.0 mm herm springer prong collar. If your dog is very large, you may need to purchase extra links so the collar fits your dog’s neck.
-Training lines (6 inch, 3 foot, and 12 foot leashes made of 1/4″ hollow-braided polypropylene ) also known as “Freedom Training Lines” on Amazon.
-An electronic collar is optional but recommended. You may bring your collar and Lee will show you if and how to use it. (Lee likes to use the Garmin Delta Sport XC. For the simplest system, Lee recommends the Sport Dog 100 or 100S (for stubborn dogs).
WHY ARE YOU SO ADAMANT ABOUT OFF-LEASH TRAINING? DO YOU DO ON-LEASH TRAINING, TOO?
We should always work with our dogs on-leash until they’ve had enough training to trust them off-leash. But even when we have our dogs on-leash, we are working towards off-leash control. This way, if your dog happens to get loose, they are not a flight risk or a danger to themselves and others. How do we start to train off-leash, you ask? Well that’s a trade secret that Lee can only disclose to his clients.
Too many accidents happen every day with an on-leash style of training. What happens if your leash breaks? What if the dog squeaks past you at the door and gets loose? Dogs who aren’t trustworthy off-leash are more susceptible to accidents. They can get hit by cars, eat poisonous food, run away, and more. All of these things are easily prevented if we would make the investment to train our dogs to the fullest extent. I’m so adamant about perfect behavior and obedience because I get too many calls from people who’ve had a tragic event happen in their lives from on-leash training. And they are often the same people who felt their dog didn’t need training prior to the tragic event.
I also believe that all dogs deserve the highest quality of life possible. If your dog is off-leash trustworthy, they can enjoy the sights and smells without needing to be restrained by a leash. Think of the freedom and enjoyment your dog would have without the feeling of being shackled everywhere they go.
MY DOG DOESN’T HAVE ANY MAJOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS. DO YOU CHARGE LESS FOR THAT?
Dogtor Lee provides all clients with the same knowledge and training to have a well behaved dog and off-leash obedience to the highest level possible in an incredibly short time. If your dog is already well behaved, that just means you’ll get even better and faster results than everyone else! It also means that it’s far easier to maintain your dog’s high level of training. If your dog is a well behaved dog now, the results you will have is beyond anything you can imagine.
WILL MY DOG LISTEN TO ME AFTER BOOT CAMP? HOW DO WE ACCOMPLISH THIS?
After a short transitional training process, your dog will listen to you. Although training is work – you will be enjoying that work! You’ll see dramatic improvement and be excited to continue working with your dog. Complete trustworthiness can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months depending on the dog (and your ability to apply the techniques shown to you). Dogtor Lee’s job is to humble your dog and bring them to a level where you can work with them and enjoy the process. Your job will be to decide how good you want your dog to be and follow through with those expectations. Your dog can be as good as you expect them to be. This means you can have any level of results that you want, including complete off-leash control. Make no mistake, your dog will have a complete understanding of what’s expected of them. Your job will be to enforce those expectations using the techniques Lee will provide you with.
WHY DO YOUR METHODS WORK BETTER THAN OTHER METHODS?
The methodology makes more sense to dogs because it mimics the way they instinctively interact with each other in nature. Many of my clients really enjoy getting on their hands and knees and barking like a dog, too! Just kidding… I’ve never had anyone do that. Although I’m sure some of you would be willing to try anything at this point! Leader dogs use controlled, calculated discipline to gain the respect of the other dogs in their pack. They only use as much discipline as needed to gain a desired result. When done properly; praise, play, and discipline is a very safe and highly effective training process.
MY DOG IS A GOOD DOG BUT HE CHARGES THE DOOR WHEN PEOPLE COME IN. OTHER THAN THAT, HE’S GREAT! I DON’T REALLY NEED/WANT OFF-LEASH CONTROL. CAN YOU HELP ME WITH JUST THIS ONE PROBLEM?
The reason your dog charges the door is a complex issue with your overall leadership over your dog. A dog who charges the door doesn’t respect you as the leader, regardless of how good they are outside of that situation. If your dog is charging the door, there are things you are doing in your every day interactions with your dog that are ineffective and need to be changed. If you had effectively established leadership in your dog’s mind, he would never have charged the door in the first place. So, in order to help you with one problem, we need to change the way you interact with your dog on a widespread level. Lee can help you do this, but you need to be prepared to learn a lot more than you might think.
I HAVE 2 DOGS. BUT ONLY ONE NEEDS TRAINING. CAN YOU HELP ME?
I can help you, but I highly encourage you to train both dogs. Although you may feel one of your dogs doesn’t need training, they should be trained anyway. Untrained dogs can have a major influence on a trained dog. All of the money you invest could be undone unless you train both dogs. Having said all of that, I know you’d be better off training one of them, rather than none. But if you do that, be prepared to work with both dogs with the techniques you learn.
ARE THERE DISCOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE DOGS?
Depending on the situation – Dogtor Lee may or may not be able to make some adjustments for you. Please consult with Dogtor Lee if you have questions about pricing on multiple dogs.
HOW DO YOU REWARD A DOG?
Dogs only need praise, play, and more freedom as a reward. Not only that, but the better your dog listens to you, the more you like them and can give them a happier life in return. You’ll be able to reward your dog by taking them with you, rather than leaving them at home. Rewarding your dog with freedom is much tastier than a treat!
There’s also new scientific evidence that proves dogs prefer physical and verbal praise to treats. See link below:
Not only is it unnecessary to give dogs treats, it can be interpreted by your dog as an act of weakness. If you look a dogs in their pack environment, leader dogs don’t willingly give up food to their pack. They protect it, they fight for it. Any time you give up food to your dog, you instantly show them that you are a weak leader who is willing to give up something that they fight for. By default, your dog will assume that you are no longer willing or able to lead the pack.
HOW OLD DOES A DOG HAVE TO BE TO START TRAINING?
Dogs start learning things from their mother from the moment they are mobile. They actually have a great deal of training already when you get them (from the mother dog). It’s a common misconception that puppies are incapable of being trained to a high level. The ideal time to start training is immediately after you’ve acquired your dog. A young 8 week old puppy is capable of training immediately. Lee likes a puppy be around 16 weeks old at the start of training, but they are capable of learning at any age.
IS MY DOG TOO OLD FOR TRAINING?
Great question! A fourteen year old dog can be trained just as well as a fourteen week old dog!
IS MY DOG’S BREED A FACTOR IN TRAINING?
Great question! A specific breed has very little impact on how we get results. Any breed of dog can be trained just as well as another.
WHAT IF IT DOESN’T WORK FOR MY DOG? DO YOU HAVE A GUARANTEE?
Yes! I guarantee it will work for you! The methodology used is so effective, it never fails. The only catch is that you have to un-waveringly follow the methodology. The only formal “guarantee” I can make is verbal affirmation that the training will work for you if you follow the methodology. Once you start learning about the methods, you’ll see why it’s so effective. If you take the time to read the reviews and watch the videos, you should have a lot of confidence that Lee will go to great lengths to see that you succeed!
CAN I HAVE MY KIDS DO THE TRAINING TO TEACH THEM TO BE RESPONSIBLE?
I don’t recommend that kids participate in the hands on training process until they are at least 12 years old AND only after the dog is fully respectful of the adults in the household. Even the smartest, most capable kids can make a lot of mistakes when training and it’s unfair to the dog to be physically corrected for a child’s mistake. Adults make enough mistakes as it is and we really want to minimize the corrections we have to apply to our dogs. This helps to minimize the confusion and unfairness for your dog when it comes to training.
If you’d like your child to learn about responsibility, have them play with and clean up after the dog, but leave the training up to you.
WHAT KINDS OF TRAINING PROGRAMS DO YOU OFFER?
Dogtor Lee has spent the past decade perfecting the perfect training program. This program works on 99.9% of all dogs. If you’re able and willing to follow the program – it will work for you! Click here to see how it works!
*If you think you have a dog who may be in the 0.01% of cases, please contact Dogtor Lee for a consultation!
HOW MUCH DOES TRAINING COST?
It’s important to keep in mind that – when you hire Dogtor Lee – you’re investing in you and your dogs future! If you find a program that keeps your dog “longer” – that doesn’t mean you’re going to get better results! Ask yourself what it’s worth to you to get life changing results in a fraction of the time that other programs provide! Clients often say the value is priceless! Please click here review the pricing page to see a breakdown of training costs.