The Good Behavior Book for Dogs: The Most Annoying Dog Behaviors... Solved! [NOOK Book]

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An easy, fun way to correct nasty habits

The Good Behavior Book for Dogs provides illustrated, down-to-earth, practical advice for dog owners with not-so-perfect pups. With an accessible, fun and easy approach, the author helps owners and their dogs learn how to affect proper manners and behavior management in a respectful and loving environment. Dogs will happily engage in the training activities advocated, creating a bridge to happiness, freedom, and friendship between dogs ...

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The Good Behavior Book for Dogs: The Most Annoying Dog Behaviors... Solved!

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Overview

An easy, fun way to correct nasty habits

The Good Behavior Book for Dogs provides illustrated, down-to-earth, practical advice for dog owners with not-so-perfect pups. With an accessible, fun and easy approach, the author helps owners and their dogs learn how to affect proper manners and behavior management in a respectful and loving environment. Dogs will happily engage in the training activities advocated, creating a bridge to happiness, freedom, and friendship between dogs and their people. No other book addresses the truly weird and sometimes disgusting things your dog does -- inappropriate sniffing, tail chasing, excessive licking, shadow/light chasing, and other unmentionables. Many dog owners who deal with these issues feel ashamed of their dogs' behavior and find it demoralizing to even speak with their vet about them, allowing the behavior to continue and intensify until it is intolerable. This book will provide dog owners with the instruction and information that will allow them to solve behavior problems that in many cases have resulted in giving up the dog. Training your dog to break undesirable habits doesn't need to be stressful, or use harsh treatment. Training is an easy way to strengthen the bond between the dog caregiver and dog and, let's face it; sometimes "bad" dog behavior is funny. The reader will be taken on a sensitive and sometimes comical journey to understand their beloved pooch and get back that "Puppy Love."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616735081
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 25 MB
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Meet the Author

Colleen Paige has over twenty years of dog behavior expertise and started her career at The National Institute of Dog Training in Los Angeles, blooming from there to earn numerous educational certifications and Degree's in the medical, veterinary-and animal fields.? Colleen's clientele includes A'list celebrities, law enforcement and the general public. She has been a guest expert on many national radio and TV shows, and her training expertise has been featured in publications such as Fido Friendly Magazine, Urban Dog magazine, Dog Fancy magazine, The Los Angeles Times and many more. Colleen is the founder of National Dog Day and lives in the beautiful Emerald City of Seattle.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Susan Sims     8
Introduction     11
Maintaining Nutrition and Exercise     15
Nutrition     16
Food Allergies and Behavior     16
Sugar Blues
Chemical Culprits
Changing the Diet
Picky Eaters
Treats
Exercise     30
Healthy Games to Play
How Exercise Affects Training
Fitness, Health, and Travel     40
Air Travel
Riding in Cars with Dogs
Establishing Mutual Respect     47
Being the Leader     48
Playful Respect
Basic Training     52
Tips for Successful Obedience Training
Basic Training Commands     59
Sit
Down
Stay
Come
Speaking Dog     70
Love and Praise     72
The Urinators     75
Peeing Inside     77
Ruling Out Physical Problems
The Potty Problems Program
Marking Territory     82
Peeing on People     84
Eating Poop     86
The Barkers and Destroyers     89
Barking at People     90
To Bark or Not to Bark
Barking at the TV     95
Traumatic Barking     95
Barking at Noises     96
Digging     98
Scratching the Door     100
Chewing     102
The Food Offenders     107
The Beggar     108
Training Techniques for Begging
The Hider     112
The Thief     113
The Thievery "Misteak"
The Prize Fighter     116
The Headstrong     121
D-O-G Does Not Spell Horse (Pulling Issues)     122
Noncompliance     124
Catch Me If You Can     125
Jumping for Joy     126
Bolting     130
Out-of-Control Puppy Mouthing     132
Scaredy-Cats and Grumps     135
Leash Aggression     136
Take the Dog by the Reins
Fear and Anger     138
Fear Aggression     140
Dominance and Territorial Aggression     144
Keeping Safe
Child Safety
Separation Anxiety     149
You Silly Dog!     155
Chasing Cars     156
Chasing the Tail     157
Chasing Shadows and Lights     157
Chasing Other Animals     158
Excessive Licking     160
Licking Genitals and Feet
Licking People
Humping     164
Dogs Humping Dogs
Dogs Humping People
Conclusion     169
Resources      170
Index     171
About the Author     174
About the Photographer     175
Acknowledgments     176
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