America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners. No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated on an understanding of the dog's true nature.
But since dogs naturally want to be led, they also need focused and compassionate guidance. Through abundant stories and case studies, the authors reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace.
The promise of this book is that, you can learn from your dog's example how to live in the moment, especially in an ever-accelerating world filled with digital distractions, thereby enriching your life immeasurably. Dogs need food, exercise and play, water, rest, veterinary care--the basics.
How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: A Training Manual for Dog Owners
The monks of new skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, compassion, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, and communion" with your dog.
This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.
How to be your dog's best friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her lifeIn its scope, including: Selecting a dog what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog? to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, its clarity, and its authority, grooming, country, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, where, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners.
The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. For more than a quarter century, how to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured.
The Art of Raising a Puppy Revised Edition: New Skete Monks
For more than thirty years the monks of New Skete have been among America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond. In their two now-classic bestsellers, how to be your dog's best friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs.
This new edition of the art of raising a puppy features new photographs throughout, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, along with updated chapters on play, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.
On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals
Yawning, lip-licking, sneezing, even scratching are just a few of the 30-plus signals that dogs use to communicate with one another. With on talking terms with Dogs you can learn to recognize these signals and use them yourself to interact with your dog. Rehabilitate a dog that has lost her ability to read or give calming signals.
. Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas has made it her life work to study canine social interaction. She coined the phrase calming signals to describe the social skills, that dogs use to avoid conflict, sometimes referred to as body language, invite play, and communicate a wide range of information to other dogs and also humans.
Every dog needs his human to read this book! Learn to identify situations that are stressful to your dog so that you can resolve or avoid them. Become a keen observer of canine behavior at home, in the community, and among dogs to get better behavior and build a solid relationship.
Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog
Are you listening?more important are you WATCHING? Dogs are attempting to communicate with humans as well as other dogs all the time. In addition to the incredible photographs, author Brenda Aloff gives the reader detailed descriptions of what is happening in each photograph so that you can build your canine vocabulary.
Never look at dogs in the same way again! Learn how to analyze what you see when observing dogs to prevent problems or improve behavior. Follow the helpful photographic sequences and text to learn how to identify the subtle changes in canine body posture that tells you what a dog is thinking. Develop a profound appreciation for the intelligence and adaptability of dogs.
Great for professional dog trainers! Use it to teach students important behavioral cues. What dog trainers are saying about Brenda Aloff's Canine Body LanguageA great tool for the dog professionals. Canine body language is an exhaustive photographic documentation of dogs in their day-to-day activities: dogs alone, dogs in the water, dogs together, dogs having fun, dogs that are stressed and dogs in relation to human beings.
Brenda's comments on canine communications are as valuable as the excellent images that form the bulk of the book. She works with owners on re-socialization of fearful and aggressive dogs as well as teaching puppy socialization, back-packing, and agility classes at Heaven On Arf Behavior and Training Center in Midland, competition obedience, tracking, musical freestyle, conformation, Michigan.
Ali brown, author of scaredy dog! understanding & Rehabilitating Your Reactive DogAuthor Brenda Aloff is a professional dog trainer specializing in problem behavior. It's up to us to learn how to interpret their native language the language of body movement, facial expression and proximity to things and other beings.
Everything you need to know about E Collar Training
They know us better than we know ourselves. We just raise them and teach them 24 hours a day and try to provide guidance so eventually our children can make the right decisions on their own. Obedience commands don't create a well behaved dog. Live right with them. How you live with your dog dictates how your dog lives with you.
Raising a dog and teaching along the way does. They learn from everything we don't do. And they are a precious gift that are not here long enough so enjoy every minute and never take them for granted. The question is are you training it for good or are you training it for bad. Dogs are no different. Training starts before training starts.
They are animals and must be respected as such. They miss nothing. No parent says they are going outside to train their kids. They learn from everything we do, good and bad. Whether you like it or not, if you have a dog you are training it. They are not children.
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
After all, we are still two entirely different species, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication.
Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids like wolves, coyotes, and foxes. The other end of the leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships.
From the Hardcover edition. Patricia mcconnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. Inside you will learn• How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask.
Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea. Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble. How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!”In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other.
E-COLLAR TRAINING for Pet Dogs: The only resource you’ll need to train your dog with the aid of an electric training collar Dog Training for Pet Dogs Book 2
E-collar training for pet dogs is a book that will guide you as you train your dog with the aid of an electric collar. Also, note that this book is NOT a book that teaches only positive methods. Your dog can be trained to come to you every time and it can be done humanely. Bonus online access to our e-collar training video series e-collar 101! here are some of the topics that this book dives into:* choosing the best e-collar for your dog* properly fitting your e-collar* E-collar foundation training* Using food and treats in combination with the e-collar* 100% recall * Perimeter training your property with your e-collar* Ensuring that you are always using the right level* Working with distractions* Using tone and vibrate for recall* Using food/treats/praise with your e-collar* Weaning off the e-collarWhile many e-collars have 100 levels of stimulation available to them, this book focuses on the only three levels that matter; Not enough, just right and too high.
You'll also find the frequently asked questions section to be a game changer for your dog. Will my dog get collar smart? * how long will my dog need to wear the e-collar? * how do i transition off of the e-collar? * how do i use an e-collar if my dog has already worn a bark collar or perimeter fence collar before? * Stealing food from the counter * Dogs eating poop * Jumping up on people * Pulling on the leash * Working with two dogs at the same time * Predatory chasing * How far should my dog range away from me?CAUTION: This book does NOT cover, training basic obedience commands with your dog.
This book outlined a balanced training philosophy. Learn from my 10, 000+ hours of experience training dogs with e-collar. Go ahead and purchase the book today! If you’ve struggled with training your dog off leash, you need to know that some dogs are a real pain to train with traditional tools and methodologies.
The Koehler Method of Dog Training
Koehler explained that a dog’s learned behavior is an act of choice based on its own learning experience. The method is based in the philosophy that a dog acts on its right to choose its actions. Once the dog has learned that its choices result in comfort or discomfort it can be taught to make the correct decisions.
When those choices are influenced by the expectation of reward, the behavior will most likely be repeated, and when those choices are influenced by the anticipation of punishment, they will most likely cease. Adherents believe that once the behavior has been correctly taught, reasonable, it should be performed, thus making any correction, fair, and expected.
Action→memory→desire encapsulates the learning pattern used by the method; the dog acts, remembers the consequences, and forms the desire to repeat or avoid those consequences. Strictly following the model set out in the “Koehler Method of Dog Training”, some 50 years later, the Koehler method continues to be taught in both class and private training formats.
How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond
From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog. 1 new york times bestselling author, cesar millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, boundaries, including:• what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development• quick and easy housebreaking• the essentials of proper nutrition• the importance of vaccinating–and of not over-vaccinating• creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, and calm-assertive leadership• how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs• how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem• unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breedFrom the Hardcover edition.
Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, and written in Cesar's friendly, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend.
For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives–as well as those who have already brought a dog home–Cesar Millan, "Yes, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, you can raise the perfect dog!" It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs.
Based on cesar’s own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, as your own personal expert, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together.
Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. The authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs’ demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido. Ranny green, bad habits “decoding your dog is an important addition to the canine canon, coauthor of Good Dogs, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend.
Bark. Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding your dog will resolve the complaints, and, answer the curiosities, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs. Decoding your dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.
Angela bockelman, dvm, journal of the american Veterinary Medical Association Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods.
Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts.