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In this long-awaited book by a leading proponent of positive dog training dog techniques, trainer and board member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Pat Miller explains in a thorough manner and a highly engaging and humorous style, the basics of what has come to be known as Positive Dog Training. Why hit your dog to get him to comply with your wishes when you can simply ask him to do it? The book explains operant conditioning techniques, offering four fundamental training concepts for dog owners to live by ...

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Overview

In this long-awaited book by a leading proponent of positive dog training dog techniques, trainer and board member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Pat Miller explains in a thorough manner and a highly engaging and humorous style, the basics of what has come to be known as Positive Dog Training. Why hit your dog to get him to comply with your wishes when you can simply ask him to do it? The book explains operant conditioning techniques, offering four fundamental training concepts for dog owners to live by (Pat's Positive Training Principles), and then takes the reader through a unique, six-week training journey (complete with exercises, games and demonstrative photos) designed for every dog.

The Power of Positive Dog Training

will help any dog owner unlock the power in developing a true training relationship with their dog. The result is that the dog owner can train their dog and have fun at the same time.

Jean Donaldson, author of the best-selling book The Culture Clash, and who wrote the foreword for The Power of Positive Dog Training says, "Pat Miller embodies all that is right about positive dog training." After reading Pat's book, every dog owner will proclaim likewise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764536090
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Howell Reference Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Miller has been a dog trainer for over 30 years. She is a leading proponent of positive dog training techniques, and her columns on training are regularly read by thousands in publications such as Whole Dog Journal. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), an organization dedicated to the promotion of positive dog training. She also is the founder of Peaceable Paws Dog & Puppy Training (www.peaceablepaws.com).
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Table of Contents

Dedication.

Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

Pat's Positive Training Principles.

PART I: Partners in Training: Laying the Relationship Foundation.

Chapter 1: Dogs Just Want to Have Fun.

Chapter 2: Train With Your Brain, Not Pain.

Chapter 3: How Can I Answer if I Don't Understand the Question.

Chapter 4: A New Leash on Life.

Chapter 5: The Shape of Things to Come.

Chapter 6: Should You Ever Punish?

PART II: The Trick Is in the Training: Basic Exercises.

Chapter 7: It's All Tricks.

Chapter 8: The First Week—Sit Happens.

Chapter 9: The Second Week—On Target.

Chapter 10: The Third Week—Take It to the Limit.

Chapter 11: The Fourth Week—Everyone Needs His Own Spot.

Chapter 12: The Fifth Week—Up and Over!

Chapter 13: The Sixth Week—Well, Excuse Me!

Chapter 14: Click! and Jackpot!

PART III: Ain't Misbehavin': Addressing Behavior Challenges.

Chapter 15: Pees on Earth: Happy Housetraining!

Chapter 16: Canine Social Misfits.

Chapter 17: Don't Worry, Be Happy.

Chapter 18: One Is the Loneliest Number.

Chapter 19: A Biting Commentary.

Chapter 20: The Green-Eyed Monster.

Chapter 21: And Baby Makes Three.

Epilogue: Choosing Your Animal-Care Professionals.

Appendix I - Doggie Day-Planners.

Appendix II - Delicious Treats and Delightful Rewards.

Appendix III - Canine Activity Contact Information.

Appendix IV - Resources.

Appendix V - Glossary of Training Cues and Terms.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2004

    An Excellent Guide For Training Your Dog

    I read A LOT of dog training books. My shelves are packed with books on dogs. I'd have to say out of all the books I have, this one is the best because the way the book shows you to teach your dog is in such a way that will make your dog very very solid in how well he responds to your commands. It also teaches you how to get your dog to respond to you in distracting environments which is a definite plus because it doesn't matter how well trained your dog is if he won't listen away from home! I say that if you want a super well trained dog, this book will show you how to make your dog into one.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2010

    Excellent Training Book

    Have read and refer back to this book often. It was suggested to us by our local humane society. My wife and I own a black lab / newfoundland dog that we rescued. After 3 days this method of training stopped our dog from jumping up when excited. After 2 weeks we were able to have a house trained dog. Keeping a river of pee from greeting us in the morning was alone worth the price of the book. Training does work and is a positive experience for both you and your best friend to boot. Must buy for dog owners.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

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    One Great Thing to do for a dog and our relationship!

    This is an EASY wonderful read. If you want to improve your relationship with your dog. I have a 6 month old great dane and I was really intereste in Clicker training. We started clicker training with her at 8 weeks old (the day we got her) and her training has just become so much fun. The thing that I found and sometimes still find is getting upset easily and then it becomes not fun for her or me.. With this book it really has put things into perspective. I would recommend this book to ANYONE that trully cares about their for legged friend.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2007

    An easy to understand outstanding dog training book

    Pat Miller writes clear and easy to follow instructions on how to train your dog. A book every dog owner should read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 6, 2009

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    Excellant

    Very practical and informative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Great/ Great!

    Loved reading this book! As a dog trainer (& member of APDT), I found this book very helpful. It taught me a lot that I will use in my training.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    This is a book that makes sense

    When I read this book, I closed it and the next day I started to read it again. This time I was going to highlight parts that I would use.
    I like the author's tone throughout the book and basically it made complete sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Good intro

    Easy read and good intro to clicker training- if you're into clicker training. Well organized and lighthearted.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Good book

    This book had some good advice on training your dog. I bought it and read it within a couple of days. I wish it wasn't so long, but definitely gave some good advice. I also bought "Dog Training Academy: Obedience Training For Dogs" which is really short, but gave me just what I needed without the fluff. Both books helped me train our family dog Austin - well he's still a pup but growing fast. In any case, I recommend this one.

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