"The Peeing Post"

- the online newsletter for people who
love dogs and respect their nature.

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Dear Dog Friend,

"The Peeing Post" is my online newsletter, published on an as-needed basis, typically twice a month.

In this newsletter, I share some of my experience with dogs, particularly in relation to dog training and dog behavior. Discussing training and optimal ways of training inevitably leads us also to feeding and health maintenance.

The topics are to a large degree determined by the questions I get from the subscribers about all kinds of problems relating to dogs or about quests for better understanding of their nature.

I have a passion for dogs - and I want them respected for what they are: a piece of Nature we can enjoy interacting with, on their terms, but under our control and responsibility. I want people to take their dogs seriously, but I do not want to see dogs being treated like miniature humans or toys - or commodities. It is not fair to them. Neither is it fair to expect them to take charge of your family!

If you are a person who just wants to exploit your dog for purposes that do not accommodate the dog's fundamental physical and mental needs, or if you are not willing to accept your moral obligations as responsible pack leder for your dog, then you will soon be very upset with me - just warning you....

However, if you are seriously interested in deepening your understanding of your dog, so you can improve your relationship with it and allow both of you to enjoy life more fully together, then it is my hope that I can make a contribution to that through "The Peeing Post".

If this is what you were looking for, you are welcome to subscribe here!

In "The Peeing Post", I will particularly include articles on:

  • Training and training problems. Most training problems are rooted in the fact that very few professional trainers know enough about the dog's instincts and natural behaviors to create training methods that make sense also for the dog! If you are stuck, ask me! For subscribers to "The Peeing Post", I am happy to give free advice per e-mail if you will allow me to use your feedback!

  • Food and feeding (No - real dogs don't eat kibble; they enjoy a long life in good health! Do you know anybody who ever saw a pack of wolves sitting around the camp fire cooking their food? Or eating cookies? Or harvesting rice from their agricultural fields?)

  • Health care and simple things you can do for your dog without spending money on veterinarian consultations. (Plus: how you determine if your vet is good for your dog, or you should find another vet...)

  • Choice of dog, testing of puppies, how you find the right match.

  • Behavior problems and problem behavior - and what you can do about them! (Adequate mental stimulation is a must here - and very few people know what it is...)

  • All kinds of dog problems that are related to the dog's nature. (Please note that I will not discuss problems that are exclusively related to human fashion; and I despise treating dogs like dolls or four-legged human babies.)

If you want to check some samples of what to expect, here are three links to some typical issues:

Why you should subscribe?

The main reason should be that you love your dog and want to improve your relationship with it by getting some additional insights into its nature!

I have studied dog behavior and dogs in general with the most prominent researchers of all time in this area: Konrad Lorenz, Eberhart Trumler, and Anders Hallgren. Unfortunately for you, they did all their publishing in German and Swedish or Danish - which you probably don't understand. But I do. And I have used their research activily for several decades, exploited my personal contact with them, experimenting with the concepts in order to find the simple practical recipes behind the chaos. And those simple recipes are there. You will be amazed. And, if you are like most of my students, you will often mumble, "that makes sense"...

As soon as you understand more of your dog's nature, you will also start to appreciate it more - and that will make your dog much happier for being yours - and you will in turn enjoy your four-legged pal to a much larger extent.

That's my objective: to help you develop an even better relationship between yourself and your dog, based on improving your understanding of your dog.

Your dog cannot learn to speak English or to comprehend the peculiarities of human behavior. It will always respond with its instincts. And that response will not be what you might expect from using "human logic"!

But you have a superior intelligence. You can learn to understand where the dog is coming from and why things make sense for your pal the way they do - and, from there, you can control your relationship with your dog - on its own terms.

If you feel this could make sense, then I will welcome you as subscriber!

Click here to subscribe!

But I warn you: you might be ticked off by my strong opinions once in a while... I have been through a lot - and a lot of things that are very different from what most people ever get to experience. And I do have a scientific education, as well as a strong military and commercial background, so I have learned to use information and use it critically. Besides, I am not afraid of speaking my mind! But let me know why you disagree - and I will be happy to learn from you, if your experience makes sense also to me!

As a matter of fact, this has been one of my most powerful ways of improving my own understanding of these issues...

However, if your main objective is to find out how you can stop your dog from annoying you, without you having to spend any time with it, then you might find "The Peeing Post" very harrassing... You see, I love dogs - and if you don't, you will hate me because I will be your dog's advocate!

A few technicalities

In order to protect both me and you from spam, there are four steps in the subscription process:

  1. You fill in the form below with the personal information we recquire for confirmation of who you are. (I expect that you will understand that I do not want to supply free information and special discounts to people I do not know, and I do not want to let spammers subscribe their autoresponders...)

  2. When the information below is received, you will get an e-mail with a link to a page from where you will get your subscription.

  3. You click on that link and get to a second page where you will be requested to verify your subscription information.

  4. You submit the verified information and get the welcome letter at the e-mail address you submitted.

The welcome letter will tell you more about what to expect - and it will give you access to all the back issues.

You may enter more than one e-mail address, if you want - as long as you don't use an address that is not your own. You are also welcome to refer others to sign up too. You can do this by simply forwarding any issue to them - there is a link to this page is in all issues.

You can unsubscribe anytime you want - each issue contains easy instructions for how you do that (it takes only one click of a mouse!). If you want to change your e-mail address, you will have to unsubscribe the old address and re-subscribe the new one. I do not enter e-mail addresses manually (spam protection), so I cannot do this for you without "twisting an arm" on a technician...

If you unsubscribed by mistake, you have to resubscribe yourself - I cannot do that for you - it is illegal.

Also, I think you should know that "The Peeing Post" is not a standard on-line e-zine, filled with advertising for stuff you don't want. I do not accept third party advertising in it at all! From time to time, I will refer you to links that pertain to matters we discuss, and I might also be happy to recommend something you can buy and use for the purpose of improving your relationship with your dog - if I believe it has good value! But "The Peeing Post" is not opening its columns for general advertising. There is enough of that on the Internet...

In order to be added to the list of subscribers to "The Peeing Post", please make sure that the e-mail address you intend to use is suitable for this.

You need to ensure the following:

  • As you may have figured, "The Peeing Post" comes in HTML format, pretty much like this web page. I want to be able to include links and pictures and graphical illustrations to help you understand. I am not a fancy designer and I will not make flash presentations that take forever to load. But I will use graphics and pictures when it serves a good communication purpose.

  • Unfortunately, many ISP's are very quick to use "spam filters" that more often than not simply delete e-mail coming from servers like mine,, that periodically send out mass e-mails, like ezines. If your ISP subscribes to such services and does not keep the incoming e-mail in quaranteen while spam accusations are being investigated, then your subscription will be deleted when my server repeatedly gets the mail to you rejected. If your ISP is one of those that go this far with their "spam policing", you should use a "Yahoo!" or "hotmail" account for your subscription.

  • Also, if you use any of those "spam guards" that will request me to manually confirm your subscription, you will not get subscribed. You will have to "clear the way" yourself by making sure that you can receive mail from alias and from our host servers and I strongly suggest you add "The Peeing Post's mailing address to your address book or your list of "approved senders", so your spam filters will let it through.

I take care of making the newsletter and of sending it to you.   It is up to you to make sure that you can receive it - don't try to involve me in that (I won't)...

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I look forward to having you as a subscriber! Please remember that you can always e-mail me with your comments, questions, or suggestions by simply using a special link that comes in each issue of "The Peeing Post".

Cheers and woof,

Mogens Eliasen

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