I’m the kind of guy that appreciates simple, straight forward advice.

I guess that is why I love the advice Texas Bix Bender gives in his books. Let me share some of my favorites:

  • “Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.”
  • “After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good that he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.  The moral: when you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.”
  • “There’s two theories to arguin’ with a woman. Neither one works.”
  • “Don’t get even–get over it.”
  • “Never miss a good chance to shut up.”

And one that I find real interesting:

  • “If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.”

I think it is interesting because the one thing I can do in life is give someone else’s dog a command. NOT because I am person of some influence but I do know how to influence a dog’s behavior, and after 20+ years of training dogs, I would hope so.

When I am asked what I do for a living, I often answer that I am a people trainer, that I train people how to train their dogs.

Over the years I have to tried to help as many people as I can because there is so much conflicting advice when it comes to training and a lot of it is BAD Advice.

I have put up 195 videos on YouTube and hundreds of articles to help clear up this topic. I have also tried to make my advice as simple and straight forward as possible because I know dog owners are busy people like the rest of us.

Why have I done this?

To quote another favorite speaker and author or mine:

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

– Zig Ziglar

Have a great day!


P.S. If you like my YouTube videos and articles, you’ll really love my DVD, “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer.”

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