Pam Whyte’s Child’s Play Dog Training teaches children techniques that give them control over the dog! Because the methods that Pam teaches are so natural, it requires no force - just correct communication. Any child can say to a dog in dog language - "Please don't jump on me." It is as simple as that! When you know how.
Pam's revolutionary pro-family work with dogs is a much needed contribution to both enhancing the dog owning experience andimproving the quality of living of the domestic dog - by showing families how to teach their dogs to fit in with them and their life-style.
Pam's work is endorsed by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (SA and UK ), the Animal Protection Society, ( USA ) and the Plastic Surgeon's Association in South Africa . It is the only holistic professional approach to dogs that includes the entire family. In fact, it is the only approach to dogs that includes the children, the visitors, the dog's feelings, the dog's mind, the domestic staff, the cat...
The very much needed angle of Pam's unique approach goes further than making the dog fit in with the family - she makes the dog fit in with theyoungest member of the family. Every other approach to dog owning gives families a pet that is so fit, powerful and agile that they frequently run small children over when running accross the lawn or down the passage, or bump into them, jump on them, take their balls when they want to play, run off with babies dummies... in fact the dog is so fit that the whole family has to go to the gym to keep up with the dog - then they all have to go to a farm - when they might just as well have owned a user-friendly dog!
Another of the secrets of Pam's success is that she points out that our dogsare there for us. Our pets are there to enhance our lives, to enjoy, to be able to control easily and to be proud of - not for us to wrap our lives around. They are there to protect us and to be our friends - even to be our children. Not to be Olympic champions, trophies, victimes that must submit to us or specimens that must be a predetermined shape - (or else!)
Pam Whyte is also unique in that she is in touch with the needs and the life-style of the modern family, and has developed up to date dog training techniques that work right away and don't take hours of practice every day. Moms and Dads simply don't have the time to cart themselves and their dogs off to dog training every weekend, set aside an hour a day to drill their dog some more, and to lay on 24 hours a day entertainment for them. To say nothing of endlessly bribing with treats and clicking gismos while parting with their bucks. And guess what? Pam's way makes dogs much better behaved - within a few days! (And costs nothing to maintain.)
Child's Play Dog Training not only adopts the priorities of the family (people first, dogs second) but also adopts their goals.
The goals of the dog system are - dogs must be agile - making it easy for them to knock children over when they play outside. And, dogs must be slim - making hungry dogs hyperactive around children, often intimidating them, and grabbing food out of their hands. Hunger also makes dogs bark a lot, keeping babies and children awake when they are needing to sleep. The combination of agility and hunger also makes dogs chew childrens toys, chase them when they ride their bikes, run or roller blade, run off with their possessions, and embarrass them by jumping on their friends.
None of this need be!
In Child's Play Dog Training, children are not only included, but given priority.
This is because:
Teaching techniques that give immediate results, that even a child can master is obviously the practial solution. And it is obviously not through force, because a child is simply not strong enough to intimidate a large dog (i.e. make them submit). But can a strong, boisterous, dominating dog really be handled by a child? Yes - when you follow Nature's pattern.
To put it simply, because dogs learn by example - when the dog handler is aggressive (which includes being firm, dominating, making dogs submit, showing "who is boss"..) dogs do to the next one down what has been done to them. It is a universal principle called "the bully cycle" or "abuse cycle". Or the "chain of command". However, where a leader is peaceful - because he is leading by example, and not through force, and therefore has his pack's willing cooperation - the pack is peaceful. This can be seen very clearly in the Natural Dog Training Home Movie - Before and After Learning Dog Language, where a 6 year old child can be seen handling two very losrge, boistrous dogs entirely on her own. All children should learn these principles just as they learn their alphabet, because large dogs are a reality in our society.
So when families learn these simple, natural leadership and communiation principles - as opposed to bullying dogs into submission - not only can thechild apply these principles, but the dog can be totally trusted with all children because he is not learning what is in reality, aggressive behaviour, through example. Dogs only submit because they have been turned cowardly, and as we all know (and so does Hollywood) - cowards cannot be trusted.
In the wild, the leader is not a leader because he wins dogfights. He is not a gangster or a tyrant. The myth that dogs lead through domination is a myth (which comes from army-based dog training) because in the wild unity is strength. And domination and submission are division. And dogs could not have survived all these eons in the jungle without unity, loyalty and trust.
A leader is a leader because he has the strength of character to make the decisions that keep the pack fed and safe. This creates a win-win situation. When he is safe, the pack is safe. When he has enough food - so does the pack. He is their captain, not a dictator. So when this non-military approach is applied, it brings dogs into total harmony with their families. And it is so easy that it is simply - child's play!
Child's Play Dog Training also gives you a dog that knows the difference between burglars and visitors and knows the difference between right and wrong - without being told. At the same time, freeing up so much of your precious time.
Pam also works with children who are afraid of dogs, giving them confidence with these simple and powerful techniques around dogs that appear threatening to them by placing themin the power-seat by empowering them not to be victims any longer.
She also works with children that tease dogs. Her research has found a link between ADHD children, and children who have been bitten by dogs. Medical research that has been conducted by pediatricians in New Zealand has come up with the same findings. And what is so exciting about Pam's work in this area, is that when the children are cured of teasing dogs, their ADHD symptoms have also disappeared, and the parents and doctors have been able to take the children off their potentially dangerous mind altering prescription drugs, connecting the children's minds with reality once again. But this time, enabling the child to make his or her correct choices, instead of exhibiting uninhibited knee-jerk reactions to indiscriminate external stimuli. (Which defines the ADHD condition.)
Pam Whyte gives talks at schools free of charge where she shows her "Child's Play Dog Training" home movie, so that children can have the opportunity to learn these essential life-skills.