Discover the roots of today’s behavioral training methods which includes such concepts as seeing the world from a dog’s point of view, utilizing instinctual behavior in training, how to use primary and secondary reinforcers, and using inducement vs compulsion. This reprint of the classic work on dog training by German Konrad Most is the foundation for modern dog training.
Published by Dogwise Publishing on 01/10/2014
Book details: 201 pages.
Do you have an impossible dog? Think again. Most dogs have many characteristics that make them quiet trainable. Your dog is smart, a good problem solver and posesses a strong drive to get what he wants. Learn how to make your dog operant; a dog willing to seek out the correct behavior in return for a reward. You don't have to constantly feed your dog for good behavior. Learn how to use play and other activities as an effective reward. With the "Pigs Fly" Training System you will: * Discover how dogs learn * Learn to use the clicker * Get your dog to offer to do things without being asked * Learn how to use shaping * Reinforcers - find out what gets your dog really excited * Get your dog to pay attention to you * How to play with your dog * How to teach your dog behaviors The key to training success with difficult dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then to use those rewards to get the behaviors you want. You'll be amazed at what your "bad" dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!
Published by Dogwise Publishing on 06/01/2007
Book details: 192 pages.
Natural Dog Training is about how dogs see the world and what this means in regards to training. The first part of this book presents a new theory for the social behavior of canines, featuring the drive to hunt, not the pack instincts, as seminal to canine behavior. The second part reinterprets how dogs actually learn. The third section presents exercises and handling techniques to put this theory into practice with a puppy. The final section sets forth a training program with a special emphasis on coming when called.
Published by Lulu.com on 02/01/2009
Book details: 296 pages.
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. 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!
Published by Dogwise Publishing on 08/01/2007
Book details: 95 pages.
In this new book, renowned dog trainer Kathy Sdao reveals how her journey through life and her decades of experience training marine mammals and dogs led her to reject a number of sacred cows including the leadership model of dog training.
Published by Dogwise Publishing on 07/17/2019
Book details: 95 pages.
"I’m loving it! Laura has managed not only to write a clear and incredibly important book, she’s really funny too! Her way of writing, the images in her language, and the diagrams make this book really stand out; there’s no way to misunderstand the concepts she’s presenting." -- Emelie Johnson Vegh, co-author of Agility Right from the Start Some dogs need a little help. Some dogs are afraid, or excited, or reactive. Dogs that “don’t listen” and “go crazy” don’t live the lives we –- or they –- want. Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out can change that. Simple steps and an accessible, conversational tone from award-winning, internationally-known trainer Laura VanArendonk Baugh CPDT-KA KPACTP make calming the agitated dog not only possible, but pleasant. Inside you’ll learn how to Achieve change in short, simple training sessions of a minute or less Maximize the effects of natural brain chemistry Know when to call in medical help “Clean up” unreliable behaviors in both overexcited sport dogs and pets at home Recognize how fear, aggression, and excitement are variants of the same root problem The conversational tone is both informative and fun — very accessible, and it feels like the reader has a consulting trainer standing at her shoulder! Bring your dog from emotional to thoughtful, and enjoy a calmer, more enriched life with your best friend.
Published by Æclipse Press on 01/07/2013
Book details: 174 pages.
Training Dogs, book one in the Dog Behavior series, is a dog owner's guide to the basic principles, strategies, tactics, and practices in non-coercive dog training to promote a mutually reinforcing relationship and a harmonious household. It provides an accessible, yet scientifically accurate, exploration of the most current powerful non-coercive practices people can use in everyday life to improve the behavioral well-being of dogs and themselves. Training Dogs, will emphasize (a) training at all times rather than in scheduled sessions, and (b) basic principles and strategies rather than just step-by-step instructions alone, so that dog owners may develop the knowledge and skill to train any behavior they wish. James O'Heare is a Doctor of Behaviorology, having earned his Doctoral Certificate in behaviorology from The International Behaviorology Institute. He has written and taught extensively on animal behavior, lectured internationally, and has been helping clients train their companion animals and resolve problem behaviors since the 1990s. For more information, see jamesoheare.com.
Published by Dogwise Publishing on 04/07/2017
Book details: 99 pages.
Create a safe, successful K9 training program that results in reliable protection dogs. Learn how to: Select the optimal breeds, temperament and physical and mental characteristics for protection work. Master the obedience-training techniques that form the foundation of protection training. Use the methods of the Dutch Police Dog (KNPV) program, which produces some of the finest police and protection dogs in the world. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, leading dog trainers from the Netherlands, share their proven, comprehensive program for training dogs for personal protection. Their cutting-edge techniques and work with the International Red Cross, the United Nations and the International Rescue Dog Organization (IRO) have placed them in world demand. In this fully revised and updated edition of K9 Personal Protection, Resi and Ruud start with the basics, including how to select the right dog for protection work, how to properly raise a protection dog from a puppy and how to correct a dog’s bad behavior. Next, they cover fundamental obedience training for protection dogs, such as training for heelwork, the recall, the send away and more. Finally, they present a complete program for training reliable protection dogs, from basic exercises and decoy techniques to the exercises of the KNPV program. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.
Published by Dog Training Press on 12/22/2014
Book details: 256 pages.
Would you like to live in harmony in a house with multiple dogs?! It can most easily be obtained when positive reinforcement training techniques are used, along with proper living space management and good feeling habits. You'll learn how to do all those things in this book. You'll also learn techniques for adding new dogs, group training and exercise, playtime, resolving issues with problem dogs, and all the other things you need to know to guide you through your life with multiple dogs. Throughout the book there are examples of real life experiences of people using these techniques. Whether you live two dogs, six dogs, or more, How Many Dogs?! will help bring joy into your home.
Published by Dogwise Publishing on 07/17/2019
Book details: 204 pages.
Would you say your dog listens to you well? Does she come when you call her? Does he stay when you tell him to? Are you worried about his safety when you're out walking? Are you worried about YOUR safety when you're out walking (especially on ice)? This book will take you step by step through the education of your dog on these behaviors and many, many more. You can prepare your dog for success in obedience competitions if that is your goal; all the information and training techniques you will need are included. It's time to get your dog trained! Read on!
Published by FriesenPress on 12/16/2017
Book details: 212 pages.