Good Dog 101: Easy Lessons to Train Your Dog the Happy, Healthy Way

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Learn the humane way to change your dog's behavior, including problems like digging, jumping, peeing, pooping, stealing, chewing, begging, biging, barking, and growling. This is a revolutionary step-by-step manual to teach dog owners how to humanely and easily train a dog. SPCA-certified author Cristine Dahl covers all aspects of training dogs, especially puppy training.

The book is organized by individual problem scenarios where every sort of bad behavior is addressed, whether ...

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Good Dog 101: Easy Lessons to Train Your Dog the Happy, Healthy Way

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Overview

Learn the humane way to change your dog's behavior, including problems like digging, jumping, peeing, pooping, stealing, chewing, begging, biging, barking, and growling. This is a revolutionary step-by-step manual to teach dog owners how to humanely and easily train a dog. SPCA-certified author Cristine Dahl covers all aspects of training dogs, especially puppy training.

The book is organized by individual problem scenarios where every sort of bad behavior is addressed, whether it's if the dog compulsively digs all around your garden or if it likes to steal your shoes or if it jumps on every guest the minute they walk in the door. For each problem scenario, Dahl explains the reasons for such behavior, and then gives simply phrased instructions on how to resolve it and alter the dog's behavior for future scenarios. Her methods are humane (unlike Cesar Millan, she's approved by the SPCA) and simple—perfect for every dog owner.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Good Dog 101 is an all-in-one text for dog behavior and training, far more up-to-date and scientifically based than any other book on the market."
— James C. Ha, PhD, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, University of Washington professor

"Cristine Dahl has produced a first-rate training book, one that is a shining example of the humane, scientifically sound, and practical methods she espouses. A great resource."
— Janis Bradley, author of Dogs Bite: but Balloons and Slippers Are More Dangerous

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570615177
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,176,200
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Cristine Dahl is the founder and owner of the Seattle Dogworks. She lives in Seattle. Jean Donaldson is the founder, director, and a principal instructor at the San Francisco SPCA Academy. She lives in San Francisco.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Jean Donaldson     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
An Introduction to My Training Philosophy     1
A Brief History of Dog Training     5
The Military/Traditional Model of Training     13
Problems with the Traditional Model     25
Animal Learning Theory and Positive Training     45
The Cristine Dahl Method     57
Common Canine Behavior Problems and How to Resolve Them     79
Basic Obedience     83
Name Recognition     85
Sit     87
Stand     90
Lie Down     92
Leave-It     94
Drop     95
Go to Mat     96
Tug     99
Special Instructions for Kids     100
Potty Training     103
Starting Out Right: Adolescent and Adult Patty Management     104
Adult Dog Potty Crate Training     106
Adult Dog Indoor Potty Area     108
Adult Male Dog Urinating on Plants and Furniture     109
Adult Dog Elimination Under Furniture     111
Adult Dog Elimination on Carpets and Rugs     113
Adult Dog Elimination on Non-Carpeted Floors     115
Adult DogTeaching Bell Signal to Go Potty     117
Recall     119
Starting Out Right: The Formal Recall     130
Dog Won't Come from the Yard or Inside the House When Called     122
Dog Won't Come from the Dog Park When Called     125
Dog Won't Come When Called in Emergency Situation     127
Barking     131
Alert/Watchdog: Barking at Visitors to the Home     132
Guard Barking: Barking at Visitors to the Home     135
Excitement: Barking in the Car at Nothing in Particular     138
Barrier Frustration: Barking in the Car at Other Dogs     140
Prey Drive: Barking in the Car at Bikes, Motorcycles, and Joggers     141
Boredom Barking: Barking Incessantly in Owner Absence     145
Separation Anxiety: Barking Incessantly in Owner Absence     147
Attention-Seeking: Barking Plus Other Behaviors     151
Other Greeting Problems     155
Bursting Out the Front Door upon Your Departure     156
Bursting Out the Front Door as Guests Arrive     157
Jumping Up upon Your Arrival Home     160
Jumping Up on Visitors to Your Home     161
Jumping Up on Adult Family Members     163
Jumping Up on Children in the Family      165
Jumping Up on Strangers in Public     166
Crotch Targeting You and Family Members     168
Crotch Targeting Visitors to the Home     170
Crotch Targeting Strangers in Public     173
Humping Family Members and Guests     175
Humping Other Dogs     177
Humping Furniture and Other Home Accessories     179
Chewing     183
Chewing on Shoes     184
Chewing on Soft Furniture     185
Chewing on Hard Furniture and Fixtures     187
Chewing on Clothes, Blankets, Towels, and Rugs     188
Stealing     191
Stealing Laundry     192
Stealing and Scavenging Through Garbage     193
Stealing Food from Plates and Counters     195
Stealing Paper Products     198
Digging and Burying     201
Digging in the Garden     201
Digging in Grass     203
Digging in Furniture     204
Burying in the Yard     206
Burying in Furniture and Linens     209
Leash Problems     213
Pulling on Leash     213
Playful Lunging on Leash at Other Dogs     216
Extreme Lunging on Leash at Other Dogs      218
Lunging on Leash After Squirrels and Other Non-Dogs     219
Lunging on Leash After Bikers, Boarders, Skaters, Strollers, Cars, Trucks, and/or Motorcycles     223
Lunging on Leash After Strangers     227
Aggression     229
Aggressive Display During Handling     229
Aggressive Behavior Around Resources     231
Mouthing and Nipping During Play     233
The Puppy     235
Socialization     236
Biting     238
Housetraining     241
Crate Potty Training     243
Indoor Potty Training     245
Puppy Potty Training Tips     246
Chew Training     247
Body Handling     250
Resource Guarding     252
Alone Training     255
Play     257
Puppies Mouthing People     259
The Geriatric Dog     261
Physical and Mental Changes     261
General Environment     262
Alone and Resting Times     263
Hearing and Sight Impairment     263
Potty Accidents     263
Recommended Toys and Products     265
Work-to-Eat Puzzles     267
Activity Toys      269
Puzzle Toys and Brain Teasers (Non-Food)     270
Long-Term Chew Items     270
For Puppies     271
For Geriatric and Special Needs Dogs     272
Potty Tools     273
Basic Training Necessities     274
Noteworthy Specialty Products     275
Confinement and Management Necessities     276
Index     277
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2007

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    In a whispering world full of so-called experts with no education or credentials, its refreshing to read a dog training book that talks about the science of learning (classical and operant conditioning) instead of 'energy'. This is a great resource for all dog and puppy owners that provides safe and proven methods. This easy to read and enjoyable paperback book is a comprehensive volume that combines step by step instructions for training obedience behaviors with easy to follow instructions for solving common behavior problems that inevitably come up with owners in any obedience class or puppy kindergarten. In addition to her chapters providing step by step instructions for training behaviors such as sit, down, come, leave it, and drop, Cristine devotes a chapter to ¿Common Canine Behavior Problems and How To Resolve Them¿ which covers Potty Training, Barking, Greeting Problems, Chewing, and Stealing. The author includes chapters on Aggression, Puppies, and Geriatric Dogs, the last of which is often given short shrift in general dog training books. Geriatric dogs have special needs and issues, but as owners, we¿re often in denial about why our beloved companions have suddenly started behaving ¿badly¿. Good Dog 101 can help owners identify that the issues their geriatric dogs are having are age related 'organic' and not behavior related. What makes this book so relevant is Cristine's constant focus on scientific methods and animal learning theory. Her research is sound and her methods consistent with the scientific data on how dogs learn. Her chapters on the history of dog training and traditional/military style training techniques are illuminating. I don¿t think I¿ve ever read a dog training book geared towards average dog owners, or the training community for that matter that did such a wonderful job of documenting the history of dog training and how those out dated, military methods of dog training 'and the metal collars that came with them' came into popular use in the pet dog population. This is an important historical context given the resurgence of these techniques. I only have two minor criticisms of this book. After the chapter detailing the military history of dog training and traditional methods, I would have preferred that those comparisons had been edited out of later chapters. Why reinforce methods we¿re trying to replace with more scientific and effective methods? Secondly, in this age of YouTube and iPods, the inclusion of photographs or illustrations might have made the text more usable for some readers. Overall, however, I feel these are minor issues compared with the overall value of this book to the public consciousness. Cristine does an admirable job of explaining ¿positive¿ training and giving owners tools for determining whether a trainer is truly using positive methods or just using the term ¿positive methods¿ to land clients. Our congratulations go out to Cristine Dahl for making canine ethology and animal learning theory understandable to the general public in her first book.

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