The Dog Whisperer

The Dog Whisperer

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by Paul Owens, Peter Jacobs
     
 

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Owens, founder of Raise with Praise, Inc. and a certified evaluator for the Delta Society's Animal Assisted Therapy Program, has written a good, basic, reasonably priced introduction to dog training based upon rewarding "successive approximations" of correct behavior. Gone are the leash "pop" and harsher corrections of earlier obedience methods. Nonviolent dog

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Owens, founder of Raise with Praise, Inc. and a certified evaluator for the Delta Society's Animal Assisted Therapy Program, has written a good, basic, reasonably priced introduction to dog training based upon rewarding "successive approximations" of correct behavior. Gone are the leash "pop" and harsher corrections of earlier obedience methods. Nonviolent dog training shapes appropriate behavior with rewards such as food and games. Incorrect behavior is punished by ignoring the dog and by verbal cues such as "oh-oh." There are chapters on clicker training, target stick training, and training gear such as collars and leashes; the nine ingredients of canine optimum health (high-quality diet, play, socialization, quiet time, exercise, employment, rest, training, and healthcare); and human-canine communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593161323
Publisher:
Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Nonfiction
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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The Dog Whisperer 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My neighbor loaned me his copy when I rescued a mix breed from the SPCA. I found the book to be very helpful, I like Mr. Owens approach, it is very loving and compassionate, my dog responded well and we are now doing great! Thank you so much for your help.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic! It tells all the things we as human caretakers need to know about training our dogs without the unkind methods used by some trainers. Paul gives lots of great information, and lets you know how to read your dog, to give you the best possible relationship you can have. All you have to do is follow his instructions to see immediate results! And it is FUN!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dog Whisperer is a step by step Bible for training a dog old or young. I have implemented his traning techniques with all three of my dogs who are of various ages, who says old dogs can't learn new tricks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great advice on dog training, especially dogs with behavior problems.
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SusieKS More than 1 year ago
I was interested in receiving information to help with my over-active dog. This provided some tips as to what I might do.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What a good insightful book - not only about how to treat and train your dog, it's a way to look at all relationships with compassion and tolerance. Recommended for anyone who has or wants to have a loving relationship with man's best friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very helpful in understanding and training my first dog (Labrador). The non violent approach illustrated really does work. Everything I read regarding a dog's stages of growth were absolutely true. This is an excellent book especially for those first time dog owners, there is everything from feeding to fun games to do together..Great Book !
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a delight Paul's book was to read. I couldn't put it down when I first read it, and now I use it like a text book. I love his methods. It's a practical way of life not just for dogs but for all of us. There's a metaphysical, spiritual tone to the methods that hit home. Mabel, my rescue, is responding to all that we are learning together. Thank you, Paul, for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Poorly written and very poorly presented material. If you want a feel good read it is ok. If you need expert advice this book is a not ok. This book has an odd and distracting theme about how to approach life in general.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has an odd new age proselitizing feel that overwhelms the minimal amount of decent information presented. The feel good spin of this book is appealing but distracting. There are just to many other good books to waste time on this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Panders to the adult reader, not very useful, makes you feel bad if you don't home-cook every meal for your dog. Not worth the money!!!