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The Only Dog Training Book You Will Ever Need: From Avoiding Accidents to Banishing Barking, the Basics for Raising a Well-Behaved Dog (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Proper training is an uphill battle, but The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need cuts through all the frustration and boils it down to the basics. With useful tips and quick fixes that will put a stop to all sorts of bad habits, this easy-to-use book helps owners build solid relationships with their dogs based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience-not punishment or fear. New and longtime dog owners learn how to:
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The Only Dog Training Book You Will Ever Need: From Avoiding Accidents to Banishing Barking, the Basics for Raising a Well-Behaved Dog (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Proper training is an uphill battle, but The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need cuts through all the frustration and boils it down to the basics. With useful tips and quick fixes that will put a stop to all sorts of bad habits, this easy-to-use book helps owners build solid relationships with their dogs based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience-not punishment or fear. New and longtime dog owners learn how to:
  • Use click-and-treat techniques to grab the attention of even the most distracted pup
  • Teach a wannabe sled dog to quit pulling on the leash and start heeling
  • Stop an overeager greeter from tackling visitors by teaching him to sit, stay, and lie down instead
  • Deter a motormouth from chomping through every shoe in sight by encouraging alternate behavior and providing adequate exercise
  • Beat a determined digger at her own game by building a doggie sandbox
  • Help a fearful, clingy pooch cut the cord by boosting his confidence with consistent training
A must-have for owners who want to start their new pup off on the right paw-or those who need to curb their disobedient dog's unwieldy ways-The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need is a handy and reliable guide that dog owners will turn to time and again.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440519116
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 2/10/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz (Malden, MA) is the co-founder of the successful dog training school, Canine University, which has been featured on NBC, CBS, and WB affiliates, as well as in print media. With more than seventeen years of experience and extensive knowledge of animal learning theory, she is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a member of Therapy Dogs International, and a field instructor for Paws with a Cause, which trains hearing and service dogs.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction vii
1 The Tricks to Good Dog Training 1
Charting Your Dog's Progress 3
How Well Do You Know Your Dog? 5
Energy Level 6
Training Energetic Dogs 6
Personality and Social Temperament 7
What Motivates Your Pooch? 8
Other Rewards 10
The Benefits of Strong Leadership 13
Ten Keys to Training Success 15
2 Meeting Your Dog's Needs 17
Getting Your Dog Moving 17
Working Out Together 19
Providing the Right Foundation for Learning 21
3 Teaching Without Punishing 26
The Problem with Punishment 26
Redirecting the Behavior 29
Establishing New Patterns 30
The Fallout of Punishment: Aggression 31
Training versus Punishment 32
The Kindness Revolution in Dog Training 32
Using the Clicker 33
Shaping 34
Using Lures 35
Targeting 36
Labeling Behavior 40
Weaning off the Clicker and Treats 40
A Word on Food 41
4 Solving Problems and Training Better Behaviors 42
Analyze the Problem 43
Behavior Management 44
Encouraging Alternate Behavior 46
Self-Control Exercise 48
Teaching Basic Commands 50
Make a Plan and Chart Your Dog's Progress 58
5 Housebreaking 101 62
When Nature Doesn't Run Its Course 62
Using a Crate to Housebreak Your Dog 63
Tracking Your Dog's Schedule 67
Using a Leash for Potty Trips 68
Label It 68
Making a Potty Spot in Your Yard 69
Controlling Food and Water 70
Don't Punish Mistakes 71
Cleaning Up Accidents 72
6 The Bark Stops Here 76
Why Do Dogs Bark Excessively? 76
Meeting Your Dog's Needs 77
Mindful Management 77
Dogs Who Bark at Visitors 83
Dogs Who Bark for Attention 86
Hope for the Problem Barker 88
7 Controlling a Jumper 89
Why Do Dogs Jump? 89
The Welcoming Committee 91
Defining Your Dog's Greatest Distraction 96
Don't Punish Jumping 97
Teaching Sit/Stay with Duration 98
Creating a Sitting Maniac 100
8 Leashing a Monster 102
The Only Solution Is Training 102
Walking Without Pulling 103
Adding Duration to Your Walks 105
Training Equipment 108
Lunging and On-Leash Aggression 112
Using the Leash Properly 115
Teaching Your Dog to Leave It 117
Lack of Socialization 118
The Bar Is Open, the Bar Is Closed 119
9 Discouraging a Digger 121
Why Do Dogs Dig? 121
Setting Up a Legal Digging Zone 126
10 Reclaiming a Runaway 129
Why Do Dogs Run Away? 129
Using a Leash to Control the Variables 130
Making Rewards Worth the Effort 130
Leadership Matters 132
Building a Foundation for Come 134
The Critical Link 136
Safe Confinement 137
11 Correcting Other Common Problems 141
Dog Training Faux Pas 143
Mouthing and Nipping 143
Crying and Whining 145
Playing Too Rough 146
Beware of Biting 146
Submissive Urination 147
Separation Anxiety 148
Begging 150
Chewing 150
Stealing and Scavenging 153
12 Coping with Fears and Phobias 154
Making a Commitment to Training 155
Genetics, Abuse, or a Lack of Exposure? 157
Now Get Busy 161
Veterinary Behaviorist and Alternative Solutions 165
13 Advancing Beyond the Basics 168
Obedience Trials 168
Advanced Exercises 171
Canine Well-Wishers 174
Appendix Resources 176
Index 180
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  • Anonymous

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    A Great Book for New Dog Owners

    Very practical information on dog training. Great for new dog owners and for new puppy owners. Has information on traditional training methods and clicker training. A good quick reference for day to day dog training.

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    i just love dogs soo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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