Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog

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Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well -- most of the time. Learn how your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn why your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior. It's simple. No yelling needed -- just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the wrong things. When your dog is ...
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Positive Perspectives Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog

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Dogs are amazing creatures who have adapted to the crazy-confusing world of people remarkably well -- most of the time. Learn how your dog thinks and you will be able to work with his good nature to build a bond of trust and love between the two of you. Learn why your dog acts like a dog and you can redirect that doggie instinct and natural canine response towards acceptable-to-humans behavior. It's simple. No yelling needed -- just manage his behavior to prevent him from doing the wrong things. When your dog is doing the right thing, reward him for it. No physical punishment or coercion. Would you "come when called" if you knew that bad things would happen when you got there? Everything your dog does make sense -- to him. It's your challenge to figure out how to make the behaviors you want more rewarding than the behavior you don't want. And you and your dog will both have fun while you're at it!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929242153
  • Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 673,393
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication iii
Acknowledgements iii
Introduction vi
Part 1 How Dogs Think and Learn: Key Behavior and Training Concepts 1
1. Ain't Misbehavin': Understanding Your Dog 2
2. Just Rewards: The Key to Training 10
3. Trainer or Trainee: Who is Training Whom? 18
4. Good Management: A Trainer's Secret Weapon 20
Part 2 Puppy Training and Housetraining 27
5. Pre-Puppy Preparation: Before You Get Your Dog 28
6. Starting Off On the Right Paw 34
7. Minding Your Pees and Cues: Housetraining Success 41
8. Crate Training Made Easy: For Puppies and Older Dogs 48
9. The New Dog Owner's Hope Chest 53
Part 3 Basic Training 61
10. Living With Humans 101 62
11. Sit Happens! 69
12. Come: Achieving Total Recall 75
13. Off: Teach Your Dog to Leave It Alone 82
14. Wait a Bit, Stay Awhile 85
15. Whether to Tether 93
16. Loosen Up! Teach Your Dog to Heel 98
17. The Retrieve: Does Your Dog Get It? 106
18. Right on Target 114
Part 4 Preventing and Resolving Problem Behaviors 119
19. The Social Scene: Preventing and Overcoming Shyness 120
20. Bite Me! Avoiding and Overcoming Aggression 127
21. S.O.S! Save Our Shoes: Appropriate Chewing 135
22. Barking Up the Right Tree 140
23. Don't Leave Me! Dealing With Separation Anxiety 147
24. Resource Guarding: Possession is Nine/Tenths 155
25. Plays Well With Others 162
26. Break it Up! Dog Fights 169
27. MY Human! Canine Perspectives on Love Triangles 175
28. Bouncing Off the Walls: The High Energy Dog 180
29. Canine Compulsive Disorders 186
30. When Felix Meets Fido 192
31. Kids and Dogs 197
Part 5 The Dog Owner's Toolbox 205
32. A Stitch in Time: The Spay/Neuter Decision 206
33. Thoughts on Shots: New Vaccination Protocols 213
34. New Choices in Vet Care: What's the Alternative 220
35. Collar Choices Tell On You 228
36. Head Halters: Right and Wrong 233
37. King Kongs 237
38. All in a Day's Care 241
39. It's Okay to Cry 246
Author Biography 253
Resources 254
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