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Dog Algebra: When Positive Reinforcement Fails to Solve the Problem

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Sometimes things just don't add up.

Using positive reinforcement to train a dog can be a fun, rewarding, and successful endeavor.... until a cat saunters into the room. Using food to redirect Buster's attention away from Miss Kitty is often recommended, and as often it fails to diminish Buster's fascination with felines.

When Cat = 100 and Hotdog = 4, there's little chance that the dog will simply take his ...

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Overview

Sometimes things just don't add up.

Using positive reinforcement to train a dog can be a fun, rewarding, and successful endeavor.... until a cat saunters into the room. Using food to redirect Buster's attention away from Miss Kitty is often recommended, and as often it fails to diminish Buster's fascination with felines.

When Cat = 100 and Hotdog = 4, there's little chance that the dog will simply take his focus off kitty, especially if he's not hungry.

In DOG ALGEBRA, Tammie Rogers solves the equation by offering a simple, straightforward, natural, and effective way to overcome training situations that positive reinforcement fails to resolve.

The common sense principles described in this book will help every dog owner develop a more trusting, confident, respectful, and enjoyable relationship with their canine companion.

DOG ALGEBRA is amazing, uncomplicated, winning advice all served up in a concise, easy to read book authored by a highly experienced educator of dogs and their people.

Solve for G where G = Good Dog!

Author of 4-H Guide: Dog Training & Dog Tricks (Voyageur Press, 2009) and T.E.A.C.H. Your Own Service Dog (www.Lulu.com, 2011), Rogers uses her 25 years of working with dogs and their people to continue her discussion on how to forge a happy, respectful and loyal partnership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781479170630
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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  • Posted November 8, 2012

    EXCEPTIONAL. But, the title may scare some folks away - the on

    EXCEPTIONAL. But, the title may scare some folks away - the ones who Really need to read this book. It does not slam positive reinforcement - it just says when (and more importantly WHY) it won't work to solve some problems and gives you an alternative method. It does not tell you to do an alpha roll over if your dog doesn't listen. Atually, it says to get more quiet, not "bigger" in yoru approach, which is something I have never read before. Very easy to read. I also have this author's Dog Training and Dog Tricks book and that is really easy reading, too. So easy to follow and it makes complete sense. TRULY, if you have been told over and over that you need to use positive reinforcment to train your dog for everything, this book will be very refreshing and makes total sense.

    This is a Must Read for anyone with a dog that wants to understand him better.

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