Positive Training For Show Dogs is the first book to apply the latest scientific research on how dogs learn to the world of dog showing. Whether you are just getting started in the breed ring or are an experienced show dog handler, you will enjoy learning how to work with your dog as your partner to get outstanding showing results by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure/reward methods. Written by a dog show person for dog show people!
Dogwise Publishing is pleased to reunite again with Pat Miller for the publication of her second volume of Positive Perspectives, a collection of her recent articles. This collection is more advanced than volume one, with particular emphasis on understanding the latest in canine behavioral research so that you can become a more effective trainer and/or owner. Written in Pat's understandable but sophisticated style, Positive Perspectives 2 presents the latest "positive" thinking on body language, training and behavioral concepts, teaching behaviors, problem behaviors, and aggression.
The Dog Trainer’s Resource 3 contains the best APDT Chronicle of the Dog articles from the past few years, placing a special emphasis on developing skills in areas where many dog trainers may lack experience, like specialized training protocols and improving business practices for profitability and longevity.
Myra Savant Harris, through her books, seminars, and active participation in online forums and lists, is a one woman support system for hundreds of breeders everywhere. Building upon the success of her previously published Puppy Intensive Care and Canine Reproduction and Whelping, Myra's latest book-based on her popular seminar of the same name-explores a number of additional issues and questions in her own unique style. Readers will gain new insights and learn valuable techniques based on Myra's many years of breeding and whelping puppies and more than 20 years of labor and delivery and neonatal nursing. Learn more about bull; The "Dog Room" and how it represents a milestone for the new breeder. bull; How something as simple as adequate sunlight can improve your breeding results. bull; Myra's perspective on why the number of C-sections are going up and how they can be avoided. bull; What fetal monitoring can and can't tell you and your vet. bull; Indispensable tools and products such as Fenugreek, Delee Suction Catheters and Myra's handmade puppy formula.
Step-by-Step Instructions for raising a happy well-behaved dog
Author: Kyra Sundance
Publisher: Quarry Books
Whether you’re welcoming a new puppy into your family or want to help your best friend overcome fears or problem behaviors, internationally renowned dog trainer and best-selling author Kyra Sundance presents your essential reference for positive dog training. Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions to train your pup to be a happy, attentive, and well-mannered canine. You will use positive training methods—including humane counterconditioning and positive redirection—to build a joyful relationship with your dog, who will become a willing partner in the process. Teach your dog basic commands, such as: Sit Down Stay Come Drop it Leave it Learn real-world tactics for managing common household problems, such as: Leash pulling Jumping on visitors Begging at the table Getting into the trash can Growling Peeing (submissive, excited, and marking) Kyra will also help you teach your pup to overcome common fears, among them: Loud sounds Being left alone Certain people Vacuum cleaner The bathtub This comprehensive guide also includes step-by-step advice for bringing a new dog into your household: preparing for a new dog’s arrival, tips for a smooth transition into the household, introducing him or her to your family, and acclimating your dog to his or her new world. Fun games you can play with your dog offer both opportunities for bonding and a chance to practice rules and boundaries within a defined structure. A “Good to Know” chapter offers an array of useful information, including the Heimlich maneuver for dogs, a list of weird things dogs do that are perfectly normal, and a list of common poisons. Bond with your dog as you strive toward common goals with Dog Training 101.
The Complete Practical Guide to Raising an Amazing Puppy and Training an Incredible Dog Using Proven Positive Methods
Author: Matthew Hargreaves
Discover how you can raise your Puppy and Train your Dog the Loving and Friendly way WHILE Enjoying every step of the process Do you want a well trained and happy Dog? Do you want to raise your Puppy in the most loving way possible while making them incredibly well behaved? Do you want to train your Dog using modern methods PROVEN to work? As someone who has tried every out there for training both my own Dogs and clients Dogs I know just how difficult it can be. The same goes for raising a Puppy, especially after you come home to your 2nd destroyed Sofa in a week! Luckily for you though, I have discovered that modern Positive methods can both raise an incredible Puppy and lead to a well trained Dog WITHOUT causing them ANY suffering or harm. All I wish was that I and other Dog trainers discovered this decades ago to stop the needless harm and suffering that all of the outdated methods have caused to countless Dogs and Puppies around the world. So, join me in raising the most amazing, happiest and well trained Dogs using Positive Methods that both YOU and your Dog will LOVE! Anyways, here is just a slither of what you will discover inside... - The EXACT Step by step formula for your Dog learning ALL the fundamentals they need! - 10 Essential training tricks for any new Dog owner - How to make training one of the best bonding activities for you and your Dog - The 1 thing ALL Dogs love to do - The Science behind Positive Dog training - 3 things that show your Dog is suffering from too much stress - The easiest way for your Dog to learn the 5 basic commands - Why Potty training your Dog in a positive manner is so key - The best ways to House Train your Dog and STOP finding little treats all over the house or coming home to a destroyed Sofa - The MUST KNOW key principles to training an amazing Dog - EXACTLY How to train an amazing and happy Puppy using modern Positive Reinforcement methods! - 10 Essential training tips every Puppy owner must know - Why more trainers are switching towards Positive training methods than ever before (It's about time!) - Proven tactics to drastically reduce separation anxiety in your Puppy - How to combine clicker training with positive reinforcement methods to improve your Puppies behavior! - How to make sure constant barking is never a problem in your household ever again! - 1 Secret all dog trainers use to decrease the time taken for Dogs to learn new skills - 3 Things to NEVER do when Crate training your Puppy - How to not only Raise a well trained Puppy but build an incredible relationship with your Puppy! And that is barely scratching the surface! Even if you've tried literally EVERY method of Dog training and raising a Puppy before, or even if you've heard Positive training is too good to be true or tried it yourself and got ZERO results from it, this book outlines in a step by step manner how to raise a wonderful Puppy and an amazingly well trained Dog using PROVEN Positive training methods! So, if you're ready to learn the exact way to train your Dog the loving and friendly way using methods backed by science then scroll up and click "Add to Cart."
Research on human athletes is changing what we know about stretching. For example, it is now recognized that aggressive stretching should only take place after muscles are warmed up and shortened from exertion. Authors Sasha and Ashley Foster have applied this latest research to dogs-many of whom compete in vigorous canine sporting events-so that you can learn how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to prevent injuries, maintain joint integrity, and improve you dog's fitness whether he is an elite canine athlete or a lap dog. Over 300 photos and diagrams demonstrate how to safely and effectively stretch each major muscle group. Teaches correct hand placement for joint stabilization and how to maintain good form. Stretching routines are presented for both large and small dogs, older dogs, and those that are involved in a variety of dog sports.
Make training fun and effective This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend. Concentrate on canines — discover why your dog acts the way she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourself for the task of training your dog Prep for your pup — prepare your home for your puppy's arrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get started on housetraining Put your best paw forward — teach basic commands like Sit, Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don'ts like chewing, digging, and excessive barking Take training to the next level — get involved in organized dog activities and competitions, where you'll both show off impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more Open the book and find: Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basic commands Helpful advice on crate training Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people and other dogs Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young Health issues that can interfere with training Experts to turn to for training help Learn to: Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool Select the gear you need for training success Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down Eliminate unwanted behavior
A comprehensive dog training and puppy training program that offers the added benefit of one-on-one online advice from the author Do you consider your dog part of the family? Most dog guardians do. But just like children, dogs need structure. Structure to show him that he shouldn't jump on every person who enters your house, or urinate indoors, or drag you down the road when you walk him. In Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog, Julie Bjelland offers all the information you need to make your dog confident, secure and able to understand and follow rules. Drawing on years of experience, Julie has created a thorough guide that teaches basic training, how to communicate with your dog, and how to prevent and solve behavior problems. She discusses how to train your puppy and how to train adult dogs, even special needs dogs, and tells how to choose the right dog for your family and how to integrate him into a home with kids, other dogs, or cats. Because each dog's situation is unique, Julie is offering readers exclusive one-on-one guidance via her website, for up to 60 days. Here dog training, often very expensive, is now affordable and accessible to a broad audience. Julie's down-to-earth, uncomplicated advice is a welcome solution for a busy dog guardian and aims to change the way people communicate with, and care for, their dogs forever.
Teaching Pets and Working Dogs to Be Reliable and Free-Thinking
Author: Susan Bulanda
Publisher: Dog Training Press
The best positive obedience training program for your pets or working dog. Use proven techniques to: - Train your puppy with basic exercises to prepare for future obedience training. - Correct common problem behaviors, such as barking, bolting, and chewing. - Progress from basic to advanced exercises to ensure your dog is always learning. Obedience is the foundation of any reliable, well-trained dog. Without obedience, working dogs are ineffective in operations and pet dogs can be annoying and possibly a danger to themselves or others. In K9 Obedience Training, certified animal behavior consultant and veteran search and rescue (SAR) dog handler and trainer Susan Bulanda shares the secrets of building an effective obedience training program. SAR dogs need “thinking” obedience: they sometimes need to exercise intelligent disobedience in the field. You can use the same training program for any working or pet dog. For trainers who demand the best obedience training for future working dogs, Susan’s techniques lay the groundwork for success. And pet owners who want to help their dog be easy to be around will find lots of training tips and exercises too, along with straightforward advice on proper handling, grooming, and teaching simple tricks.
Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More!
Author: Victoria Stilwell
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Victoria Stilwell, positive reinforcement dog trainer and star of the hit Animal Planet TV show, It's Me or the Dog, explains how to use her force-free, scientifically-backed training methods to solve common canine behavior problems. Victoria Stilwell, America's favorite no-nonsense trainer, has rehabilitated some of the world's most difficult dogs- and now she's revealing her scientifically proven behavioral training secrets for you to use at home. Victoria's all-new training guide shows how positive reinforcement is more effective than other methods: by changing the way your dog thinks, feels, and learns, you can actually encourage your dog to want to behave. With tips and tricks for understanding canine language, harnessing the power of reward-based training, and tapping into dogs' natural instincts, there are no hopeless cases! So get ready to boost your dog's confidence, improve your communication, and build your bond with your best friend today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
What Breeders Don't Tell You and Trainers Don't Teach
Author: Melissa Berryman
As a former animal officer, Melissa Berryman witnessed every failure imaginable among dogs, their owners, and her community. Drawing from these experiences and her knowledge of both human and canine behaviors, Berryman created the People Training for Good Dogs program to help owners incorporate the canine point of view into dog owners' handling skills. Current understanding leads owners to believe that they must accept a passive role in the complex relationships they have with their dogs and their com-munities. Berryman draws important contrasts between how we train horses and how we train dogs, and she brings to light the consequences of expecting dogs to act and react as people do. By offering insight into the importance of acknowledging and working with core canine social and behavioral drives, Berryman provides owners with sound handling techniques. Staying true to dogs' instincts, she offers a training method of positive and negative feedback that can dramatically improve any owner's level of control. By speaking frankly about aggression and the very real potential for injury when dealing with a dog you can't communicate with, she shares an accessible approach that anyone can use to defuse a potentially disastrous situation.Written with humor and compassion, "People Training for Good Dogs" will quickly show you how to use clear feed-back in order to achieve off-leash vocal control.
Positive Puppy Training Works offers a marvelous insight into the minds and souls of puppies. Joel Walton's book emphasizes puppy needs and feelings, and how to show and teach them to be good companions, using gentle, puppy-friendly methods.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you’ve already brought home, now you can relax. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.). Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulses influence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need to speak her language if you expect her to learn to understand yours. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies gives you everything you need to learn to understand your pooch’s unique dialect of “Doglish”—and shows you how to take on the role as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, and consistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Inside you’ll discover how to: Read your dog’s body language Communicate with your dog Interpret your dog’s breed-specific traits Correct dog-behavior-gone-bad Counter anxiety-based behavior Understand and resolve aggressive behavior And so much more! Think of this book as Doglish 101—a prerequisite for every human member of your dog’s family. Now, let the training begin!
Get on the EXPRESS for "Dog Training" Know How to Train a Dog Hello dog lovers! Are looking into getting a dog or puppy, or are currently a first-time dog owner? Nevertheless, we already know you're a dog person, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this in the first place. (Sorry cat folks, but we're not talking to you right now.) OK, now that we've addressed the obvious...why bother getting a dog? Well, besides the fact that they're so cute and cuddly and who in their right mind could resist that adorable face when your puppy wants to snuggle in your arms, they're the most loyal companions anybody can ask for, always there by your side no matter what without judging you. * Need some cheering up when you're feeling down? Your dog can do that. Need to get out of the house more and exercise? Your dog will force you off your couch to stay in shape. They are indeed man's best friend. Sometimes dogs are just better than people, and that's why we love them so much! But do you know what would make you love your dog even more? It's having a well-trained obedient dog that will listen to your ever command and even be able to do fancy tricks impressing those around, as a result of you training your dog. Why should you train your dog YOURSELF, when you can get somebody else to do it? Because it's your dog! If you let somebody else train your dog, it will associate a stronger bond with the other person that you could have built, which far outweighs any new dog tricks. By training your dog personally, you strengthen the dog-and-owner relationship shared between the both of you. So be your dog's own trainer. By taking the "Dog Training Express," your destination includes: - How to determine which breed to get based off your experience and personality. - How to take care of your dog: health, veterinary visits, grooming, exercise, etc. - How to give your dog the must-haves: potty training and barking and biting control. - How to teach your dog tricks and games such as magnetic fetch and aerial Frisbee. - How to train your dog with the common basics: side, sit, stay, come, and speak. - Also, personalized hands-on exercises and applications to put everything into action on how to train a dog. ...and much more. "Dog Training Express" is very newbie-friendly and will get you up to speed in the simplest way possible. If you're a newly inexperienced dog owner needing to get your dog trained as a fast as possible or if you don't have a dog yet not knowing what kind to get, don't worry we'll cover all the basic need-to-knows for first-time or soon-to-be dog owners. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the fruits of your labor come into fruition with your dog giving you everyday joy and smiles that you can be proud of.
Australian Shepherd Training - Dog Training for your Australian Shepherd puppy The training of dogs is often... ... confused with classical dog training drills ... only considered necessary for demanding dogs ... mocked by other dog owners ... replaced by anti-authoritarian methods ... considered too difficult to achieve without experience. What constitutes dog training and what is it good for? And how can you and your Australian Shepherd profit from it without having any experience? The most important thing is to understand how a dog sees his world, what is “normal” for him and how you can use this to your advantage. In addition, the characteristics of each breed are significant when you get beyond the basic training phase. Your Australian Shepherd will show characteristics which are different to those of a Husky, for example, and this is predominantly what you need to consider during training. This book is vol. 1 of the Australian Shepherd training books. Vol. 2 for your grown up Australian Shepherd is also available with the title "Australian Shepherd Training Vol. 2: Dog Training for your grown-up Australian Shepherd" Author Claudia Kaiser says about her book: “It was my desire to let other dog owners profit from the knowledge I have gained over many years, and after making many mistakes. I love my dog and know how important it is to adapt the training to suit each breed. It is exactly this desire that prompted me to write this book. My aim is to help every beginner, not only to understand his dog better, but also to know exactly how to get the best results, step-by-step, so that you can achieve a close, positive and trusting human-dog relationship.” Quench your curiosity to know about background information, read reports on other experiences and obtain step-by-step instructions and secret tips which are tailor-made for your Australian Shepherd. Get your copy of this book today and experience... ... how your Australian Shepherd sees his world ... and how you can progressively train your dog to receive the best results. Your Australian Shepherd will appreciate it... ... so this is my advice: Don't hesitate to buy this book! Content of this book: About the Author Preface What you need to know about your Australian Shepherd Cornerstones of training puppies Before the puppy arrives The first few weeks The first commands Training basic knowledge Special Chapter – The hunting instinct Check list for the start Conclusion
In this book, we cover dog training techniques, ranging from basic behavioral skills to intermediate tricks, and touch on the assorted methodologies therein. Additionally, we address the underlying concepts which must be understood before we can train effectively.
Quick & Creative Activities for the Busy Dog Owner
Author: Kyra Sundance
10-Minute Dog Training Games: • helps busy dog owners get the most out of their training time • utilizes scientifically proven methods and learning theory • creates a happy, confident dog who is motivated to work • channels enthusiasm and teaches self-control • uses positive, fun reward-based techniques Learn foundation skills like: • Basic obedience • Following directional signs • Jumps and balancing • Memory games • Overcoming fears and many more! The exercises use tons of varied props and creative ideas for a dynamic, engaging curriculum!
This book will be attacked, vilified, SHUNNED! Are you confused with your dog's behavior? Do you feel like giving up? Confused because you don't know how to stop your dog from jumping, barking, stealing food off the counters, biting and nipping and other behaviors? The reason you're confused is simple. There are legions of dog trainers telling dog owners they can NEVER SAY NO! This is deadly advice for your dog. Your dog has to learn two important words: YES and NO. Dog training is a combination of YES and NO. YES for good behavior and NO for unwanted behaviors. If you never teach your dog NO, your dog is in danger. A dog that continues to jump, bark, steal, bite and pull on leash will have a good chance of going to a shelter. Shelters and rescues across the country are filled with dogs because of one main reason: Behavior problems! The best way to END a behavior problem is by teaching and using the word NO. The sentence you just read is why this book will be attacked. If you speak out against the "Positive Only" training culture you are attacked and labeled unscientific, abusive, mean, and uneducated. But I'm willing to take the slings and arrows for you and stand up to The Church of Positive Only Training. Someone needs to set the record straight and help you with your dog. I wrote this book to help dog owners who feel like giving up. If you ever felt like giving up it is NOT your fault. There has been a campaign for the past two decades giving dog owners incorrect information on how to stop unwanted behaviors. The Deadly Dog Training Myth will explain how dog training has evolved into an "ALL POSITIVE" ideology and how it has affected dogs. This book will also show you how to END annoying behavior problems and much more. If you're struggling with your dog and unwanted behaviors, learn how to teach your dog NO with this book. You'll also learn how to teach YES using positive reinforcement to increase behaviors you like and want; behaviors like come, heel, stay and more.
Dalmatian Training - Dog Training for your Dalmatian puppy The training of dogs is often... ... confused with classical dog training drills ... only considered necessary for demanding dogs ... mocked by other dog owners ... replaced by anti-authoritarian methods ... considered too difficult to achieve without experience. What constitutes dog training and what is it good for? And how can you and your Dalmatian profit from it without having any experience? The most important thing is to understand how a dog sees his world, what is “normal” for him and how you can use this to your advantage. In addition, the characteristics of each breed are significant when you get beyond the basic training phase. Your Dalmatian will show characteristics which are different to those of a Husky, for example, and this is predominantly what you need to consider during training. This book is vol. 1 of the Dalmatian training books. Vol. 2 for your grown up Dalmatian is also available with the title "Dalmatian Training Vol. 2: Dog Training for your grown-up Dalmatian" Author Claudia Kaiser says about her book: “It was my desire to let other dog owners profit from the knowledge I have gained over many years, and after making many mistakes. I love my dog and know how important it is to adapt the training to suit each breed. It is exactly this desire that prompted me to write this book. My aim is to help every beginner, not only to understand his dog better, but also to know exactly how to get the best results, step-by-step, so that you can achieve a close, positive and trusting human-dog relationship.” Quench your curiosity to know about background information, read reports on other experiences and obtain step-by-step instructions and secret tips which are tailor-made for your Dalmatian. Get your copy of this book today and experience... ... how your Dalmatian sees his world ... and how you can progressively train your dog to receive the best results. Your Dalmatian will appreciate it... ... so this is my advice: Don't hesitate to buy this book! Content of this book: About the Author Preface What you need to know about your Dalmatian Cornerstones of training puppies Before the puppy arrives The first few weeks The first commands Training basic knowledge Check list for the start Conclusion