Feeling Outnumbered?: How to Manage and Enjoy You Multi-Dog Household

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Looking for some tips to create a little order out of the canine chaos in your home? Concerned that there might be some tension between two of the dogs in your pack? Not sure if all that growling during play means trouble or not? This booklet has the answers to those questions and many more. Written to help you maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household, it emphasizes the use of ethology and positive reinforcement to teach your dogs to be polite and patient instead of demanding and pushy. Filled with ...

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Overview

Looking for some tips to create a little order out of the canine chaos in your home? Concerned that there might be some tension between two of the dogs in your pack? Not sure if all that growling during play means trouble or not? This booklet has the answers to those questions and many more. Written to help you maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household, it emphasizes the use of ethology and positive reinforcement to teach your dogs to be polite and patient instead of demanding and pushy. Filled with practical ideas about keeping life fun in houses that have two dogs or many more, Feeling Outnumbered is a great resource for all multiple dog owners, whether novice or professional.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891767067
  • Publisher: Dog's Best Friend, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 405,307
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Laying a Foundation 3

Work With Each Dog Individually 3

Master the Important Commands 4

Teach a Group Name 7

Life is Not Always Fair and That's Okay 7

Status 9

Getting Practical: Specifics for Real Life 11

Body Blocks 11

When Someone Else is the Belle of the Ball 14

Being Comfortable Alone 15

Dinnertime Manners 17

Greeting Visitors 18

The Group Wait 21

The Group Off 24

Walking Multiple Dogs 28

Play 35

Staying Away from Trouble 40

Prevention 40

Thank You for Not Fighting or Making Threats in Our Home 40

Coming and Going 44

So You Want Another Dog? 44

Introducing New Dogs to Each Other 45

Signs That May Indicate a Serious Problem 48

Rehoming 49

Conclusion 51

Recommended Training Books 52

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