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Enthusiastic Tracking: The Step-By-Step Tracking Handbook by William R. Sanders
10-Minute Dog Training Games: Quick Creative Activities for the Busy Dog Owner
Kyra Sundance - 2011
They will be the highlight of the day for both you and your dog! Short, fun sessions are ideal for a dog, especially when they end with success! Each 10-minute game will boost your dog's intelligence as his or her brain is challenged with new behaviors. Kyra Sundance teaches how to use positive, reward-based techniques that foster an anxiety-free environment where your dog is an eager and willing participant. Simple instructions and photos take the guesswork out of training, while tips and equipment suggestions answer your questions. Using both specialized props and things around the house, help your dog build:Confidence (Weenie Bobbing, Tunnel, Hoop Jump, Platform Jump, and more)Mental Focus (Memory Game, Treasure Hunt, Massage, Dog Yoga, and more)Coordination (Ladder Work, Seesaw, Wobble Board, Jumping Figure-8s, and more)Strength (Tug, Assisted Upright Walking, Sit High, and more)Direction-Following Skills (Roll out the Carpet, Soap Bubble Chasing, Paintbrush Painting, and more)Enjoy special time with your dog every day with this dynamic, engaging curriculum!Also by Kyra Sundance, learn to do even more with your dog with: 101 Dog Tricks; The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook; 51 Puppy Tricks; 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition; Dog Training 101; The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks; Kyra’s Canine Conditioning; and The Joy of Dog Training.
The Canine Good Citizen: Every Dog Can Be One
Jack Volhard - 1994
The Motivational Method is grounded on a thorough knowledge of how people learn and dog behavior. SInce 1983 they have authored or co-authored four major books on dog training and teaching dog Obedience classes, and have produced four video tapes.
Remember Me?: Loving and Caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction
Eileen Anderson - 2015
Remember Me? will give owners of dogs who have canine cognitive dysfunction or other dementia the information they need to weather the difficult condition and give their dogs the most fulfilling life possible. In Remember Me, you will learn about: The symptoms of canine cognitive dysfunction; Medications and other interventions that are showing promise in treating the condition; How to adapt your home and habits to keep your dog safe; The many products available to solve the problems of senior dogs; How to make things easier on yourself, physically and emotionally; and The complex question of euthanasia and how to make your own decision about it. The book includes more than 30 photos of dementia symptoms, tips and tricks, and hazards to avoid when caring for a senior dog. The story of Anderson’s small terrier Cricket, who developed dementia, is threaded through the book. As Cricket's dementia worsened she paced, she circled, she stood in corners, she forgot what she was doing, and at times she lost and found her owner repeatedly. For the last weeks of her life she even forgot how to drink water. As Cricket’s condition deteriorated and needs changed, Anderson learned about the disease and developed methods to care for her dog. She shares these methods in Remember Me? and her calm, conversational tone is soothing to dog owners who are suffering—sometimes more than their dogs.
Scent and the Scenting Dog
William G. Syrotuck - 1972
This fascinating book explains the composition of scent, how it works in the dog's nose, and what affects scent and much more! · The Sense of Smell · Anatomy and Physiology · Theories and Odor · The Human as a Scent Source · Transmission · Atmospheric Factors and Airborn Scent · The Ground Scent Picture · Working on Dog's Scent · Snow Experiments
Developing Engagement and Relationship (Dog Sports Skills, #1)
Denise Fenzi - 2013
This first book will focus on developing a competition foundation based in “Engagement and relationship”It doesn’t matter what genetic package or temperament your dog is born with; you can bring out the best in your dog! To train your dog, you must develop a relationship that encourages a willingand happy attitude with natural focus while eliminating undue stress in both training and competition.If your goal is to create a world-class performance dog, then this book is for you – we can help you refine your engagement and relationship skills to a higher level.Special note: This book won the prestigious Maxwell award for Book of the Year in the Category of Behavior and Training - 2013.
Control Unleashed: The Puppy Program
Leslie McDevitt - 2015
Many common behavior problems can be either prevented or minimized by starting a puppy with good foundation training from the beginning. In addition, this book provides a program that will help you create a puppy that is ready for sport-specific training at the appropriate age-a puppy with the ability to focus on whatever you want, for as long as you want, whenever you want. "Paying attention" is its own skill set and teaching it should be separate from teaching your puppy more complex behaviors. Without attention, you won't get as far as you want with all those other behaviors you're going to teach because it's likely they will fall apart in the face of distraction. So it is wise to teach the attention skill set as the "base of operations" for your puppy training. The attention skill set includes: Discrimination skills, self-control skills, and arousal regulation skills. The concepts and suggestions in this book can also be used for rescue dogs that, like puppies, are starting out as "blank slates" as far as your training is concerned. About the Author Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPDT is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. In 1998, Leslie rescued Gordie, an American Pit Bull/GSD cross that had been badly abused, and in trying desperately to help him through his crushing anxieties and fears, met her inspiration and mentor, world-renowned veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall. Through Gordie, Leslie found her calling and devoted herself completely to becoming a dog trainer, and later, a behavior consultant.
Teaching Fido to Learn to Earn: Dr. Yin's Program for Developing Leadership in Humans and Impulse Control in Dogs
Sophia Yin - 2012
Don't despair--there is a solution! Your dog can learn to control his impulsivity and look to you for guidance in distracting or difficult situations. It starts by training Fido to automatically say pelase by sitting for treats, then for petting, and then for everything else he wants. in this booklet, Dr. Sophia A. Yin, veterinarian and animal-behavior expert, gives you an overview of her fun, reward-based Learn to Earn training program which will teach you how to provide leadership while training your dog to be patient and to look for you for guidance. This item contains 10 copies of the Learn to Earn Booklet. Perfect for sharing with clients and friends. For more information about Dr. Sophia Yin's Learn To Earn program see www.drsophiayin.com
Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month By Month
Terry Albert - 2016
A veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have, and many they don't think to ask, including:* What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home* Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them* How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible* What to do when your puppy cries at night* Why and how to crate train your puppy* When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does* When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands--like Sit, Stay, and Come--and the best way to teach them* When and how to go about leash training* How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy* What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't* When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works* How and how often to bathe your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth* How to know when a trip to the vet is needed* What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them
Puppy Sleep Training - The Exhausted Puppy Owner's Nighttime Survival Guide
Rebecca Setler - 2013
Puppy Sleep Training - The Exhausted Puppy Owner's Nighttime Survival Guide is the only book dedicated to teaching you everything you need to know to help your puppy learn to sleep peacefully through the night. A must-have for anyone who has a puppy or is considering getting one... and it works for newly-acquired adult dogs who are having problems adjusting to a new sleep schedule, too!
Herding Dogs: Progressive Training
Vergil S. Holland - 1994
Whether you are involved in farming or ranching, or simply want to explore your herding dog's heritage, you will find a wealth of information here. For those with competitive goals, Herding Dogs will enhance your knowledge with a philosophy that has the dog's individual breed and personality as the central focus.Vergil S. Holland teaches the handler to understand the dog's reactions before beginning this progressive training. Whether it is your dog's first exposure to stock or your older dog with a new problem, you, as a handler, will find solutions to each problem and sound advice on each phase of training.Special chapters on different personalities of the various herding breeds, with training modifications tailored to these differences, make it possible for you and your dog as a team to reach your maximum potential.Herding commands and terms are thoroughly covered, as are those of basic Obedience for the stock dog. Working various kinds of stock-sheep, cattle and ducks-is covered to meet the needs of every stock dog owner. Detailed diagrams and concept maps throughout the book highlight the individualized training methods for each type of dog and stock.A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
Aggression in Dogs: Practical Management, Prevention & Behaviour Modification
Brenda Aloff - 2002
Book annotation not available for this title.Title: Aggression in DogsAuthor: Aloff, BrendaPublisher: Dogwise PubPublication Date: 2004/10/01Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: oc2008089265
So You Want to Be a Dog Trainer: A Step-By-Step Guide
Nicole Wilde - 2001
This revised second edition features a brand new section on web advertising, expanded sections on education, tools and products, and an expanded Resources section. This book is required reading in many train-the-trainer courses and is recommended by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.