Outwitting Dogs

Author: Terry Ryan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Pets

Page: 288

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Training dogs has traditionally been done by using negative reinforcement and brute force (take the choke collar as an example). But the tide is turning, and Terry Ryan, well-known dog trainer, is at the forefront of a revolution. OUTWITTING DOGS draws on her twentyfive years of hands-on experience helping people understand and train dogs, and solve dog behavior problems using kinder, gentler methods. OUTWITTING DOGS uses more brain than brawn to motivate dog behavior with positive training techniques, and helps readers truly understand the minds of their canine friends (and even enemies). Chapters cover: . outwitting puppies . housebreaking . curing the chronic chewer . how to cure the leash puller, the dog that jumps on people, the dog that hates to be left alone, the dog that won't come, the dog that barks too much, the biter, the aggressor . how to outwit the neighbor's dog . how to teach your dog tricks . how to outwit dog trainers . and even a chapter on outwitting dogs and kids at the same time, and much more. No sensible dog owner will want to be without a copy.

Visiting the Dog Park

Having Fun, Staying Safe

Author: Cheryl S. Smith

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

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Category: Pets

Page: 128

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Taking your dog to a dog park is a great way to exercise and socialize your canine companion. Dog parks offer fresh air, open space, and freedom-a chance for your dog to be a dog. But not all dogs enjoy the experience and not all dog parks are safe for your dog. Visiting the Dog Park gives you detailed information so you can decide if your dog is ready for a dog park outing, whether the design of the park makes for safe play, and teaches you simple things you can do to prepare for a great dog park experience.

How to Run a Dog Business

Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is

Author: Veronica Boutelle

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 123

View: 953

The demand for skilled dog trainers, dog walkers, dog sitters and dog daycare operators has never been greater. To succeed in one of these fields, you'll need more than dog expertise-you'll need business savvy as well. Written for the non-business person, Veronica Boutelle, the industry's top consultant, gives you the information you need to start, operate, and prosper in your chosen field. Learn how to analyze your market, set prices, and advertise services. Find out what kind of insurance, licenses, and professional qualifications you'll need. Best of all, get a solid start with advance planning and realistic insights from an expert in the field.

Minding Your Dog Business

A Practical Guide to Business Success for Dog Professionals

Author: Veronica Boutelle

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 129

View: 201

Setting up and running a successful dog-related business is an achievement in itself (one addressed from A to Z in Veronica Boutelle's first book, How to Run a Dog Business - Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is) but the real test is to build success and growth for the long haul. This book will tell you: • How to develop your business for long-term financial security and personal fulfillment. • How you can become more comfortable and effective at selling your services. • What the smartest, easiest, least expensive ways to market yourself are. • How to level out the scheduling-and-revenue roller coaster of seasonal fluctuations. In straightforward language, sprinkled throughout with humor, Veronica and Rikke show you how to make choices that are right for you in an ever more competitive market.

Solving Coyote Problems

Author: John Trout, Jr.

Publisher: Lyons Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 286

View: 287

He'll steal your house pets, eat your garden vegetables, kill fawns from your local deer herd, even enter your house (regardless of where you live) in search of a good meal. And he's more than a match for any roadrunner. In "Outwitting Coyotes," John Trout Jr. teaches you how to deal with the real wily coyote, offering nonlethal and lethal tips for disposing of North America's No. 1 predator in both urban and rural areas, plus strategies to prevent him from wreaking havoc in the first place. Trout tells you what to do if you see a coyote coming your way, shows you how to determine whether damage has been caused by Canis latrans (instead of a plain dog, for instance), describes the devices that will frighten him away, and explains the trapping techniques that work best. He also includes helpful lists of equipment suppliers and state agencies that handle complaints about these predators. His book is a must for city dwellers, suburbanites, and country folk -- anyone who has ever been outwitted by a coyote.