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.
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.
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.
A Practical Guide to Business Success for Dog Professionals
Author: Veronica Boutelle
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
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.
When you have a problem with your dog, you need answers fast. That's why 101 Dog Training Tips is an essential book for any dog owner. Every aspect of training your companion dog is covered, including: * Laying a good training foundation * Housetraining * Greeting people * Everyday obedience * Coming when called * Leash walking * Barking * Being alone * Handling vet trips * Chewing * What to do if things go wrong * Attitude and perspective * Each of 101 Dog Training Tips' clear, easy-to-understand explanations will make you a better trainer, so you'll have a better-trained dog. Whether you're just getting started or are an experienced dog owner looking for fresh ideas, you'll find exactly what you need from the first to the hundred-and-first tip.
The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
Author: Aaron Lansky
Publisher: Algonquin Books
This true story of a quest to save Jewish literature is “a detective story, a profound history lesson, and a poignant evocation of a bygone world” (The Boston Globe). In 1980 an entire body of Jewish literature—the physical remnant of Yiddish culture—was on the verge of extinction. Precious volumes that had survived Hitler and Stalin were being passed down from older generations of immigrants to their non-Yiddish-speaking children, only to be discarded or destroyed. So Aaron Lansky, a twenty-three-year-old graduate student, issued a worldwide appeal for unwanted Yiddish works. Lansky’s passion led him to travel from house to house collecting the books—and the stories of these Jewish refugees and the vibrant intellectual world they inhabited. He and a team of volunteers salvaged books from dusty attics, crumbling basements, demolition sites, and dumpsters. When they began, scholars thought that fewer than seventy thousand Yiddish books existed. In fact, Lansky’s project would go on to save over 1.5 million volumes, from famous writers like Sholem Aleichem and I. B. Singer to one-of-a-kind Soviet prints. This true account of his journey is both “extraordinary” (The Boston Globe) and “entertaining” (Los Angeles Times). “Lansky charmingly describes his adventures as president and founder of the National Yiddish Book Center, which now has new headquarters at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. To Lansky, Yiddish literature represented an important piece of Jewish cultural history, a link to the past and a memory of a generation lost to the Holocaust. Lansky’s account of salvaging books is both hilarious and moving, filled with Jewish humor, conversations with elderly Jewish immigrants for whom the books evoke memories of a faraway past, stories of desperate midnight rescues from rain-soaked dumpsters, and touching accounts of Lansky’s trips to what were once thriving Jewish communities in Europe. The book is a testimony to his love of Judaism and literature and his desire to make a difference in the world.” —Publishers Weekly
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.