Listed below are the cutting edge books in our instructor's library. They are placed by family name of author in alphabetical order A-Z but , by using the drop down arrows, can also be viewed by 'author descending' or by 'book title ascending' or 'book title descending'.
To see contents and read sample pages of any of the books click on the review or button. This button links to either AMAZON (USA), DOGWISE (USA) or FISHPOND* (Australia).
Many of these books can be purchased from good book stores.Several of them are now available at the suburban branches of the Brisbane City Council library .
[*FISHPOND is the largest Australian on line book store and the advantage for Australian buyers is that 1) books arrive within a few days and 2) as postage is usually free the cost is less than buying from overseas.]
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Dogwise Publishing/ DTB534/1997-12
Dog Language tells us why dogs do what they do and how we can express ourselves so that our dogs can understand us better. It is a systematic book, ordered alphabetically with 293 entries and 94 beautiful drawings illustrating over 150 different dog expressions.
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Wakan Tanka Inc
This book is a detailed study of the evolution of the canine social behavior. The author leads the reader, step by step, through the various aspects involved in the development of single social behavior patterns. This book is also a comparative study, where the reader is lead from one argument to the next with mathematical precision.
Sunshine Books (MA)
This comprehensive reference book for clicker training answers in detail the many questions asked of this training technique. In a question and answer format, some of the questions include:What is the future of clicker training?What is targeting?When should I click?Will I have to use the clicker and treats forever? This well presented book is targeted at the beginner to intermediate clicker trainer
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Hyland House Publishing
Two out of ten puppies grow into problem dogs that cause stress for their owners. This guide to owning the perfect pet dog advises on choosing a suitable puppy and moulding it into a loveable and obedient pet
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OUP Australia and New Zealand
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Practical Management, Prevention Behavior Modification
A Photographic Guide, Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text! Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life
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Direct Book Service
With over 390 pages and the accompanying DVD, the author of Aggression in Dogs; and the Maxwell Award winner, Canine Body Language; brings you new ways to train your dog and to improve your understanding of how your dog perceives the communications you give to him. This is done by providing you with a series of exercises based on Positive Reinforcement training and a new set of protocols based on developing and improving any relationship
Here is the perfect book for puppy owners and would-be puppy owners who want to know how to bring their puppy up to be a happy, well-behaved, friendly adult dog. The book gives you the latest behavioral information and emphasizes prevention
Thunder Bay Press
There are probably times when you wish you knew what your dog was thinking. From tail wagging to growling, from play bowing to lip licking, this fascinating book explains why your dog behaves the way he does. What Is My Dog Thinking? covers six major aspects of dog behavior: the importance of hierarchy, food and fitness, staying safe, reproduction, social behavior, and people and dogs.
Different puppies have very different temperaments and characteristics, so to find the right puppy for you Gwen Bailey helps you to take a look at which one might be best for your lifestyle, personality and family. She also shows you how to educate your puppy successfully using gentle, positive methods that are fast and effective. Contents include: choosing a puppy to match your character and lifestyle; how to have a sociable, friendly puppy; step-by-step colour photoguides on training methods; how to teach a puppy to behave well; first lessons - house-training, chewing and play-biting; games, sports and tricks; and preventing aggression and other behaviour problems.
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DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Packed with user-friendly, step-by-step photographic sequences, this full-color guide shows dog owners exactly what to do to develop a happy canine companion.
For the new business owner who wants to start a daycare or the established owner of a vet
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Sunshine Books, Inc.
Agility Right from the Start, is the first training resource you should have and the last one you'll need. Authors Eva Bertilsson and Emelie Johnson Vegh now bring to the US and Canada the powerful modern training system that made them agility stars in Europe
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Crosskeys Select Books
A runaway best seller based on the concept that a natural, raw food-based diet is best for your dog. Learn how to feed your dog(s) for maximum health, low cost and low environmental impact using raw, whole foods. Contains valuable nutritional information for anyone who is involved with dogs, including vets, vet students, breeders and dog owners.
Dr. Ian Billinghurst
The BARF Program Dr. Ian Billinghurst's puppy book! Author recommends reading Give Your Dog a Bone, #DN138, first. Divided into three parts:
Part 1: introduces the BARF (Bones And Raw Food) diet for feeding dogs, which is based on the dietary needs of dogs as shaped by several hundred thousand years of evolution.
Part 2: about feeding for breeding. Practical common sense approach to producing an optimum number of healthy pups with a minimum of fuss.
Part 3: growing pups into healthy adults that do not develop Hip or Elbow dysplasia, or any of the other skeletal diseases which are so common in modern dogs. Central to this part is the BARF program of diet and exercise, which is inspired by the observation that animals are much healthier when fed their biologically appropriate diet based on Bones And Raw Foods.
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Ian Gregory Billinghurst
Dr. Billinghurst's BARF DIET is a useful primer for the beginning BARFer. However
making it a valuable addition to the library of the experienced BARFer. The book covers the sound scientific principles on which the evolutionary BARF diet - is based on. Supplementation
it also contains much new information
learning About Dogs Limited
Clicker Agility doubles the fun of clicker training and teaching jumping and agility. Diana starts you with the basic skills for agility and clicker training and takes you through the sets of equipment, the weave, contacts, jumps and other obstacles, then completes the training with the essential strategies for connecting the learning into the fast and exciting challenge of running a course
Barron's Educational Series
Written especially for beginning canine Agility competition enthusiasts, this manual covers all aspects of the competitive sport. The author starts with instruction on evaluating a dog's physical fitness and overall readiness for Agility training, then makes specific diet recommendations, and advises on treatment of injuries and the use of positive training methods. Advanced discussion describes obstacles used in Agility competitions, then shows how to teach the dog jumps, getting through tunnels, and other competition events. Filled with instructive full-color photos and illustrations.
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This newly updated edition will be welcomed by canine agility enthusiasts. Written especially for the beginner! Covers all aspects of the sport, from evaluating a dog's physical fitness to training methods, basic commands, obstacles, and a detailed description of competitions and their requirements.
The demand for skilled dog trainers, dog walkers, dog sitters and dog daycare operators has never been greater. To succeed in one of these fields, you'll need more than dog expertise you'll need business savvy as well. Written for the non-business person, Veronica Boutelle, the industry's top consultant, gives you the information you need to start, operate, and prosper in your chosen field
Dogs enhance the lives of millions more people than even the most inflated estimates of dog-bite victims. It's not even close! Gain a new perspective on this issue and learn strategies to minimize the number of bites that do occur.
Reactive, fearful, even aggressive dogs need low stress environments to help them overcome their problems. Using innovative techniques--who else uses the family car as part of an almost outdoor classroom--Ali Brown details her successful methods for professional dog trainers ready to take on the challenge of rehabilitating reactive dogs. Get a glimpse inside the real lives of dogs who might otherwise fail tradition dog training classes. This should be fascinating reading for all dog trainers.
Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog When dogs growl at other dogs, lunge at people, and bark at everything it's often mislabeled as aggression.But most aggression is fear-based and should be treated as such. The appropriate term for this constellation of behaviors is reactivity.
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John Wiley and Sons
Operant conditioning is where science and dog training meet. This book explains every scientific concept clearly and precisely, with its relevance to your dog. Includes a history of animal training, basic principles, behavioral diagnostics, more.
All veterinarians and most dog owners should have this one! Here is the book veterinarians refer to when solving challenging behavior problems. Humane, efficient, and effective ways of dealing with negative behaviors
Dog Behaviour Problems - the counsellor's handbook
Changing Problem Behavior is a manual for managing behavior change projects from the functional assessment of problem behaviors
Akin to Monty Roberts's The Man Who Listens to Horses and going light-years beyond The Hidden Life of Dogs, this extraordinary book takes a radical new direction in understanding our life with canines and offers us astonishing new lessons about our pets. From changing the misbehaviors and habits that upset us, to seeing the world from their unique and natural perspective, to finding a deep connection with another being, BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY will help you receive an incomparable gift: a profound, lifelong relationship with the dog you love.
John Wiley & Sons
You know your dog wants to play! But how many times can you toss that same old tennis ball? Go BEYOND FETCH, with Mind games that challenge your dog to learn and remember Backyard athletics that will keep you both leaping and laughing Party games for every dog and dog-lover you know Doggy vacations that will make memories that last a lifetime Outdoor adventures that will challenge your skills, and your dog s skills Dog toys your dog will love A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
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University of Chicago Press
Biologists, breeders and trainers, and champion sled dog racers, Raymond and Lorna Coppinger have more than four decades of experience with literally thousands of dogs. Offering a scientifically informed perspective on canines and their relations with humans, the Coppingers take a close look at eight different types of dogs household, village, livestock guarding, herding, sled-pulling, pointing, retrieving, and hound. They argue that dogs did not evolve directly from wolves, nor were they trained by early humans; instead they domesticated themselves to exploit a new ecological niche: Mesolithic village dumps. Tracing the evolution of today's breeds from these village dogs, the Coppingers show how characteristic shapes and behaviorsfrom pointing and baying to the sleek shapes of running dogs arise from both genetic heritage and the environments in which pups are raised.
Simon & Schuster Ltd
An invaluable language manual for people who need to communicate with dogs, How to Speak Dog is far more than a simple training guide. Author Stanley Coren discusses at length the evolution of language in many species, and focuses as much on body language as he does on verbal communication. This is a man with his own theories on language development--when disagreeing with Chomsky or Darwin, he backs up his arguments with plenty of thorough, firsthand experience.
Do dogs know when an earthquake will strike? Do they have their own favorite television shows? Can they predict medical emergencies? How many of them actually attend dog school -- and how many of them flunk?
Follow the journey of a second-hand Border Collie and his professional dog trainer/owner in this warts-and-all diary of their lives over 18 months. Every owner or trainer who has ever lived or worked with an aggressive dog will gain new insights from Shadow.
In How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong, Pam Dennison first book on rehabilitating aggressive dogs, she outlined the training methods that she uses in her local New Jersey area. It was an overwhelming success - people really wanted to learn how to help their own aggressive dogsâ€™ behavior.
This revised and updated edition offers tips and tricks that will help readers work with their canine pals to solve behavior issues together
Problems with your dog? It may be his thyroid! If your dog is lethargic
gaining weight or suddenly becomes aggressive thyroid disorders can cause literally dozens of health and behavioral problems in dogs and frequently go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed.
Tackles common behavior problems and presents simple, sensible instructions on diet, exercise, environment and lifestyle changes any pet owner can safely do to change behavior. Extensive appendix.
James & Kenneth Publishers
A revolutionary new way of understanding the relationship between humans and domestic dogs.
Lasar Multimedia Productions Inc
New expanded edition from Dogwise Publishing! Jean Donaldson is dogdom's most influential dog trainer and behaviorist and a best selling author. In 41 essays, Jean highlights the common and frequently wrong-headed notions people have about why dogs behave the way they do, and explains what really motivates your pooch and how to change behavior.
This down-to-earth manual will teach you how to use behaviour modification to re-train a dog that bullies other dogs, or becomes fearful when approached by other dogs. From the award winning author of The culture Clash and MINE !
Dogs that become demonic around the food dish, snarly on the sofa or grouchy when chewing on a bone are all-too-common.Finally, here s a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to help you recognize, evaluate and treat resource guarding in pet dogs.From the author of The Culture Clash, Fight, Dogs Are From Neptune and Oh Behave! this book may just save your sanity and your relationship with your pet pooch.
Jean Donaldson brings her considerable wisdom - and wit - to a wide variety of topics of interest to dog trainers and enthusiasts in this book from Dogwise Publishing. In 55 essays, Jean tackles issues ranging from the nature vs nurture debate, to the role of dominance in domestic dogs, to what are the most effective ways to train dogs. You will note a number of themes that flow throughout the book.
The book that has shaped modern thinking about canine behavior and the relationship between dogs and humans has been revised. Dogs are not human
A practical guide to the treatment of dog-dog aggression
Another excellent book by Dr. Ian Dunbar by Dog Training's leading genius. This book follows on from the Before you get your Puppy (see below) and discusses the development deadlines necessary before your puppy is 5 months old.
This little book is intended primarily as a brief but comprehensive guide to puppy training. Consequently, it contains hints for socialization, temperament training and behavior modification as well as tips for teaching basic manners. Dr. Dunbarâ€™s lure/reward training techniques are certainly not limited to puppies. On the contrary, they have become the method of choice for instructing good-natured, but otherwise uneducated adult dogs.
This book teaches the Sirius Training Programme developed by veterinarian and animal behaviourist Dr. Ian Dunbar. In Dr. Dunbar's usual humorous style, this book looks at training from a dog's perspective and is a comprehensive guide to raising a happy confident and well behaved dog. All the methods are easy and enjoyable and most of all, friendly to your dog or puppy.
Now you have your puppy
Originally published in 1902, this book is the diary of a day in the life of a less-than-well-behaved dog who, nonetheless, charms an entire household. This roguish hero tells the story of a rather eventful day in his life in his own voice captivating old and young alike with his wit and ability to get away with virtually every canine crime imaginable without punishment. Stealing food, muddying the house, and attacking the household cat are all in a day's work for this mischievous yet lovable dog, who always manages to get off scot-free.
Diary of a dotty dog doctor
Using a non-aggressive approach, this practical handbook offers radically new system of dog training that truly works.
Souvenir Press Ltd
Howell Book House
Hyland House Publishing Pty Ltd
exercises and games
Simon Spotlight Entertainment
teach him not to jump on people
Clean Run Exercise Sourcebook: Intermediate,Advanced,Jumping,Weaving and Contacts
Harper Collins Publishers
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Dogs and Children - a behavioural training guide
The Animal Emergency Centre of Brisbane Guide to First Aid for Your Dog
Pet Behavior Protocols: What to Say, What to Do, When to Refer is perfect for anyone in a position to aid pet owners in finding sensible solutions to pet behavior problems, including veterinary professionals, shelter staff, breeders, trainers, animal control agents, and anyone else involved with animal welfare.
Island Dog Press
Island Dog press
uppy training has never been this easy! This one-of-a-kind visual training program features gentle, dog-friendly techniques-clearly illustrated in step-by-step color photographs- that show you exactly what to do to get your adorable canine companion to behave in any situation. From housebreaking your pup to socializing him to get along with other dogs and people,Puppy School tells-and more important, shows-you how to turn the most rambunctious pup into a polite, loving, obedient dog.
Puppy training has never been this easy! This one-of-a-kind visual training program features gentle, dog-friendly techniques-clearly illustrated in step-by-step color photographs- that show you exactly what to do to get your adorable canine companion to behave in any situation. From housebreaking your pup to socializing him to get along with other dogs and people, Puppy School tells-and more important, shows-you how to turn the most rambunctious pup into a polite, loving, obedient dog.You'll discover: - How to teach the basics of good behavior at that critical early stage
- Gentle ways to control a pup without breaking his spirit
- Expert advice on winning--and keeping--your pup's trust
- Tips to get your pup used to having her body examined without becoming fearful
- A unique Dog Dictionary of training cue words
- Week-by-week progress schedules for every technique
- Top Ten checklists to prevent training failures With see and do photos that put it in a class of its own
progressive dog-training experience
Parrot Press (USA)
Anglo American Dog Training
Howln Moon Press
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Publisher: Bantam Books Edition: 1999 Paperback, 188 pages ISBN: 0553380397 Item: DTB116
One of our best selling teaching and training books. Not exclusively a dog training book - author is famous as an early dolphin trainer. Outlines 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips - or shooting the dog! The 10 laws of shaping behavior through affection training; how to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overeating or whatever; how to deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent; PLUS housetraining the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much, much more! This latest edition has an additional chapter, "Clicker Training, A New Technology." This covers the use of clickers in dog training, why it works, and how it has caught on. There is little or no practical application here, so we recommend Karen's Clicker Training Start-up Kit (DTB503) or Clicker Training for Dogs (DTB622). This book is the theory!
not only offers the novice exhibitor a treasury of advice but gives tips for high scores to the active competitor. With each exercise common handling errors are exposed along with photo example
A manual for all dog-owning-parents-to-be, this title is designed to give parents peace-of-mind and to help prevent children from being injured. It includes practical advice and action-plans on a variety of subjects, including jealousy, safety and hygiene.
Do you have an impossible dog? Does your dog come when called, heel properly when you go for a walk, and sit quietly when you ask him to? If your answer is a resounding no then you may think you have an impossible dog
one you may think can never be trained. But think again!
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs Breeds and Dog Care Edition
Learning About Dogs Limited
(Clicker Trainers Course, Level 1)
Do you want to learn how to become a top level clicker trainer and follow a clear pathway to develop great skills, knowledge and understanding? The course takes you step by step, skill by skill, and builds on previous learning. You can stop or take a break at any level or become completely addicted to clicker training and enjoy the enhanced relationship between you and your dog. The Level 1 Foundation Course teaches the key skills of using rewards, how and why the clicker works, adding names to behaviours, basic shaping and targeting techniques. 15 easy to follow recipes teach you how to communicate with your dog through some great tricks and essential management tasks.
This Clicker Trainers Course is for people wanting to learn how to become a clicker trainer and follow a clear pathway to develop great skills, knowledge and understanding. The Intermediate Course builds on the key skills acquired in the Novice and Foundation Courses. The book look at: 1.balancing your dog's learning 2.measuring behaviors to be able to assess progress with easy to use data collections forms weaning off the clicker and rewards which leads onto 3.complex behavior chains, sequences and merged behaviors with advanced
Sunshine Books (VA)
Play is a natural form of learning. It varies from frivolous to intensely serious. It resolves conflict, strengthens bonds and provides physical workouts. Participants learn to play by rules and develop cunning strategies and solutions. During games players are not focussing on specific skills and their bodies and minds can learn effectively. They will be stretched physically and mentally. This book covers a range of over 50 Games and variations selected from the rich background of Kay's teaching practice. You can build a specific curriculum for your dog or simply enjoy the teaching learning process.
Whether you groom at home or take your dog to a grooming saloon, the clicker and it's methods outlined in this book can be used to ensure that the whole experience is pleasant. Even the professional groomer will benefit from understanding and using these methods. Dogs wlil enjoy being groomed and owners will find the process rewarding.
Feeding a natural
leader in raw feeding
and do's and don'ts.'
Work Wonders leads the reader through the practical essentials of dog feeding including how to find sources and prepare raw food. It also deals with risk management
TIME LIFE BOOKS @
King Solomons Ring
Clean Run Productions
Don't be put off by the title! This is a must-have book for every agility judge, instructor, or serious competitor. By understanding the elements of agility course design, you'll see how the design of a course influences how the dog and handler perform the course, and ultimately, if they succeed. Select [More Info] for a book review. 110 pages. Stuart Mah, the author of Fundamentals of Course Design for Dog Agility, is a top handler, and is a judge for every major agility association in the U.S. His first book (110 pages, illustrated) addresses important course design elements such as spacing, distance, approach angles, and flow. It also features handling challenges such as changes of side, crossing patterns, discrimination tests, and handler restrictions
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Masson begins by asking if we ever know precisely what another person is actually feeling. It may be no harder, he argues, to discover the truth about feelings in dogs. Yet for all their evident loyalty, heroism and compassion, Masson highlights research which shows that dogs lie in a universe of scent a hundred million times more acutely appreciated than by man. It is a world of emotions readily available only to other dogs. To discover more about the complex but transparent nature of canine emotional responses, Masson acquired three large dogs to from a community with his own family and set about a close scrutiny of their feelings - the first, he says since Charles Darwin pointed us in the right direction 125 years ago.
Vintage / Random House
When Elephants Weep - The Emotional Lives of Animals
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. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends.
A Six-Week Program for You and Your Dog.
Patricia McConnell PHD received her doctorate in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison researching dog behaviour and communications between trainers and working domestic dogs. She has a world renouned behavioural and training practice helping treat serious behavioural problems in companion animals. This book is for those that are fed up with barking and lunging whilst out on walks. It gives practical information for novice and professional trainers alike about positive ways to teach dogs how to walk by other dogs politely. It also includes tips for preventing trouble and effective methods for handling emergency situations. These humane, upbeat methods have changed many anxiety-ridden walks into relaxing, peaceful strolls.
How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household. Patricia McConnell PHD received her doctorate in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison researching dog behaviour and communications between trainers and working domestic dogs. She has a world renouned behavioural and training practice helping treat serious behavioural problems in companion animals. This booklet is intended to help those:looking for some tips to create a little order out of the canine chaos in your home?concerned that there might be some tension between two of the dogs in your pack?not sure if all that growling during play means trouble or not?Feeling Outnumbered has the answers to those questions about living with more than one dog and many more! This book will help you to maximise the joy of living in a multi-dog household by using Ethology and Positive Reinforcement to teach your dogs to be patient and polite instead of pushy and demanding. Feeling Outnumbered will give everyone, whether novice or professional, some practical ideas about keeping life fun when you start to feel just a little bit outnumbered by the dogs who share your house. Available in Kindle edition.
Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we vary. As behaviorist and zoologist Dr. Patricia McConnell tells us in this remarkable new book about emotions in dogs and in people, more and more scientists accept the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives, exhibiting a wide range of feelings including fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love.
In For the Love of a Dog, McConnell suggests that one of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they express emotions in ways similar to humans. After all, who can communicate joy better than a puppy? But not all emotional expressions are obvious, and McConnell teaches both beginning dog owners and experienced dog lovers how to read the more subtle expressions hidden behind fuzzy faces and floppy ears.
For those of us who deeply cherish our dogs but are sometimes baffled by their behavior, For the Love of a Dog will come as a revelation a treasure trove of useful facts, informed speculation, and intriguing accounts of man's best friend at his worst and at his very best. Readers will discover how fear, anger, and happiness underlie the lives of both people and dogs and, most important, how understanding emotion in both species can improve the relationship between them. Thus McConnell introduces us to the possibility of a richer, more rewarding relationship with our dogs.
While we may never be absolutely certain what our dogs are feeling, with the help of this riveting book we can understand more than we ever thought possible. Those who consider their dogs part of the family will find For the Love of a Dog engaging, enlightening, and utterly engrossing. Available in Kindle and Audio Book.
How to prevent and treat Separation Anxiety. If you worry about leaving your dog home alone, both because you love your dog and your house, this book is for you. Most dogs can be left home alone during the day and lead happy, fulfilled doggy lives without destroying your house. Of course, some of them get into trouble at home when you gone because there so much fun stuff to do without you to stop them. But a small number of dogs suffer from a serious problem called Separation Anxiety, in which they panic at your departure and stay panicked until you return. This book is designed to help those whose dog really suffers from Separation Anxiety, to help you prevent it from developing, and to help you raise a dog with good house manners.
Patricia McConnell PHD received her doctorate in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison researching dog behaviour and communications between trainers and working domestic dogs. She has a world renouned behavioural and training practice helping treat serious behavioural problems in companion animals. Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack and teach your dog that being polite is fun, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in this booklet are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand. An essential part of any canine library! 16 pages
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Dr. McConnell added new information about the benefits of positive reinforcement AND the importance of realistic expectations. While itâ€™s almost twice the size of the original, the book is still easy to read, user-friendly and priced right for trainers and dog owners. It's the perfect guide for positive-based training classes or for new dog owners flying solo!
McConnell Publishing Limited
Patricia McConnell PHD received her doctorate in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison researching dog behaviour and communications between trainers and working domestic dogs. She has a world renouned behavioural and training practice helping treat serious behavioural problems in companion animals. So much aggression in dogs results from fear, but fear-based problems can become worse if treated incorrectly.
Would you like to know how to play with your dog in a way that she understands and enjoys? Would you like to know why some dogs love to play, and others are not so enthused? Would you like to teach your dogs some super cute tricks and games? Would you like to use play as a dog training tool? If you answered yes, to these questions
Stay Together by Dr. Patricia McConnell and Dr. Karen London is the book you need to buy right now! Join McConnell and London as they teach you: How to use play to enhance your relationship with your dog How to exercise your dog's mind by teaching her tricks like:How to jump through a hoop How to hide his head under a pillow How to play hide and seek And much more! What types of toys are great for playing with your dog How to play your way to an obedient dog How NOT to play with your dog If you want a closer relationship with your dog
Patricia McConnell PHD received her doctorate in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison researching dog behaviour and communications between trainers and working domestic dogs. She has a world renouned behavioural and training practice helping treat serious behavioural problems in companion animals. This clear and concise booklet can help your puppy or adult dog learn a lifetime of good habits. In addition to a step-by-step plan to get your dog to eliminate outside (and outside only). Way to Go !is loaded with practical information about how long you can expect house training to take, tips for knowing when your pup needs to go outside, how to handle night time, how to clean up accidents, and how to teach your dog to eliminate on cue.
Learn how to turn stress to confidence and distraction to focus using methods that are 110% positive. Leslie McDevitt's versatile Control Unleashed program is designed to help dogs with issues learn how to relax and work off-leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations. Whether you're training a challenging dog on your own
this book is for you. Who needs Control Unleashed? Dogs that are uncomfortable or unable to work off lead around other dogs Dog that are easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating Dogs that are reactive or easily aroused Dogs that are anxious or stressed and shut down Dog that are unable to control their impulses when excited This training program can change your dog's life!
HarperCollinsPublishers PTY Limited
Learning how and under what circumstances to approach a dog are vital lessons for your child. It can mean the difference between a lifelong love of animals or a lifelong fear. This book provides children with an excellent introduction to understanding dog behavior.-Dr. Hugh J. Wirth
Dogwise | Fishpond
(Dogwise Training Manual) In her newest book, Pat Miller explores the role and benefits of play between you and your dog - and between dogs. Play behaviors have important learning and health benefits that help dogs become well-adjusted members of both their canine and human families. Through play your dog learns dog-to-dog social graces and is mentally and physically stimulated. Play can be a great training tool, helping to build the relationship between you and your dog. And while play comes naturally to most dogs, there are many who need to be encouraged to discover their inner puppy. Pat includes dozens of game ideas collected from trainers all over the country you can try out with your dog! Play with your Dog will show you: How play helps you built a loving relationship with your dog. The role of play in helping puppies avoid problems like fear and biting. How to play to re-socialize adult dogs. What to look for in dog p-lay - is it aggression or just having fun?
Love Your Dog Train Your Dog.
The Power of Positive Dog Training, is the best book yet on explaining how and why purely positive training works. Inside, you'll find easy to read discussion of the philosophy of positive training followed by training tips and exercises. This book is geared toward the dog owner who wants to develop a relationship with their dog based on friendship and positive reinforcement, not fear and punishment. You get 30 chapters with instructive illustrations, including an easy-to-follow, step-by-step, six-week basic training program (with diary) for any dog.
The retrieve is one of the most difficult skills for most dogs to master in competitive obedience. It is difficult because it involves a long series of steps that the dog must learn in order to complete the exercise successfully. Many trainers are realizing that teaching a complex series of behaviors like this is most easily done through the use of clicker training. The Clicker Retiever teaches you step-by-step how to clicker train your dog to do a solid, enthusiastic and reliable retrieve. Learning no-force techniques builds trust between you and your dog, makes training more enjoyable for both of you, and sets you up for life-long training success built on scientific principles, respect and fun. The Clicked Retriever also shows you how to apply retrieving skills to other activities such as flyball and service dog training.
The Lyons Press
Each of the 101 clear, easy-to-understand tips will make you a more effective trainer, so you'll have a better-trained dog. Whether you are just getting started or you are an experienced dog owner looking for fresh ideas, you'll find exactly what you need from the first to the hundred-and-first tip.
Really Reliable Recall
Why is it that of all the animals human beings have domesticated, the longest and most enduring connection has been with dogs and cats? How have we physically shaped each other - and influenced each other's language and cultures? This authoritative book looks at the whole relationship between domestic pets and their human owners. Explores the research and researchers who have expanded our knowledge of this important link. An enthralling account of an immensely subtle and complex relationship.
The Dog Aggression Workbook is an interactive guide for guardians of dogs who behave aggressively. The workbook presents a systematic and highly efficient and effectiveassessing and changing aggressive behaviors in dogs.
Separation Distress and Dogs is a positive reinforcement based workbook for understanding
A comprehensive technical manual constructing systematic behavior change programs
In this well researched book
Adams Media Corporation
Intended for positive dog trainers, this second edition offers training with notes, tips, and problem-solving. It includes material on the power of no-force training and why training methods that use physical force, physical punishment, and so-called dominance training are both unnecessary and potentially harmful.
A step-by-step guide to various things puppy: evaluating temperament, choosing the right personality for the family, diet, health, play, training, exercise, and problem solving. It includes what to do from the moment a family adopts a puppy, starting with the trip home, and continuing through the critical developmental months.
Following the success of his book The Dog Whisperer
Owens and his protege Terence Cranendonk offer a compassionate step-by-step guide to all things puppy.
Positive Answers for the Aggressive dog The dog that bites. The dog that attacks other dogs. The dog who may not survive his own aggressive behaviour. What can be done to help these dogs ? When Emma Parsons, canine behaviour consultant, discovered that her own dog was aggressive, she developed innovative and effective strategies to calm, alter and re-shape his reactive displays, and those of her clients' dogs.
You will learn how to Help your child and dog develop a strong relationship, built on trust and cooperation â€¢ Set your family up for success with a minimum of effort Recognize canine stress signals and know when your dog is getting worried about normal kid activity to Identify serious behavior problems before someone gets hurt â€¢ Provide specific help for managing the interactions with dogs through each stage of your kid's lives from infancy through the teen years Prevent your child from becoming part of a growing statistics children who have been bitten by a dog.
Clicker Training for the Show Ring. How can you make your dog look great in the show ring - every time? To stack, gait on a slack leash, prick his ears and gaze warmly at the judge - all on cue? With clicker training! It& the easy and fun way to help your dog be its best in and out of the ring. The first book to present the techniques and benefits of clicker training for the show ring in full-colour photographs and lively, readable chapters, &Click to Win!&combines Karen Pryor& popular columns from the AKC Gazette with never-before published articles for experienced and beginning handlers alike.
Turn your pet into a great dog with easy, all positive, clicker training. Clicker expert Karen Pryor shows you how to use clicks and treats to teach your dog:Good mannersWalking without pullingHouse training & obedienceGames and tricks
Guide for Creative and Effective Training. Teach first and then test! Proofing is an essential part of training, but one that is often overlooked or not worked on enough. We all know the story of the dog who can perform a variety of behaviors perfectly in the backyard but falls apart in the obedience ring. This book is full of great ideas and strategies to help your dog do his best no matter what the distractions or conditions may be. Written with both the novice and advanced trainer in mind, Debby and Judy present detailed information on the how's and why's of proofing and how to successfully incorporate proofing into any training program to help produce a reliable and confident canine partner in the ring. In addition, the book is full of specific ideas for thorough proofing of all AKC obedience exercises. Readers will find scores of these ideas are also useful for proofing Rally exercises.
Lie down on command, sit up and beg, shake a paw. 'play dead,' or bring the remote control you'll be amazed at what your dog is capable of learning. <i>Dog Tricks is an entertaining book that will show you how to teach tricks and agility stunts with the minimum of effort. Your dog will love the stimulation and attention, and you'll be the envy of other owners
Helps you transform your common canine into a superdog. From perfectly-performed obedience to tricks and stunts to amuse friends and family, this title teaches your dog to perform wonders. It shows you how to use clicker training to teach obedience, agility and perfect behaviour.
Great news for those of you who have wanted to read a book that explains animal learning in a manner that is easily understood and entertaining. With the freedom of understanding 'how your dog learns' comes the ability of making the process easy, efficient and enjoyable for your dog. You'll be in a position to excel-erate your dog's learning! Agility enthusiast, obedience competitor and psychologist Dr. Pamela Reid introduces you to cutting-edge scientific techniques in dog training including, autoshaping retrieval (i.e., letting the dog train itself), and 'errorless discrimination learning' for teaching scent articles and directed jumping. The combination of a relaxed writing style and numerous examples that relate to dog training makes learning theory actually fun to learn.</p>
In this book, Turid identifies what she calls calming signals: signals used by dogs to prevent things from happening, from avoiding threats from people and dogs to calming down nervousness and fear. Turid goes on to explain how dogs use calming signals, and how we, as dog owners, can use them as well with our own dogs.
(Games People Play ... To Train Their Dogs)
Legacy Canine Behavior and Training, Inc.
Practical information and expert advise for dog training. A good resourse manuel for preparing for the CPDT Test.
Training dogs has traditionally been done by using negative reinforcement and brute force (take the choke collar as an example). But the tide is turning, and Terry Ryan, well-known dog trainer, is at the forefront of a revolution. OUTWITTING DOGS draws on her twentyfive years of hands-on experience helping people understand and train dogs, and solve dog behavior problems using kinder, gentler methods. OUTWITTING DOGS uses more brain than brawn to motivate dog behavior with positive training techniques, and helps readers truly understand the minds of their canine friends (and even enemies).
Legacy by Mail
The Bark Stops Here's strengths is in giving owners insight as to why their dogs are barking and information on some behavior modification and management techniques to deal with it. Appropriately. Realistically. Humanely.
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Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
The Toolbox is a set of principles and practices you can use to analyze and address any behavior problem you may encounter. Unlike other problem-solving books that are limited in scope, Terry arms you with the tools you need to design your own solutions. Her method is based on positive motivation and rewards.Terry Ryan has been a dog trainer for almost three decades. She lectures extensively in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan, and has implemented Canine Good Citizen programs in Australia and Japan. Her short booklets have sold briskly worldwide. This is her first full-length book.
Dogs know when their owners are returning. Cats answer the telephone when a person they are attached to is calling. Horses can find their way home over unfamiliar terrain. Animals anticipate earthquakes.
The competition exercises are all based on the same foundation skills but this book now covers the variations in the UK, American and FCI systems. Looking at heelwork, retrieve, stays, recalls, controlled positions, sendaways and nosework. Beginner trainers will need the clicker skills from the Clicker Trainers Foundation and Novice books (see related items below). For those with top ambitions a clear understanding of the Intermediate Training is esssential. CLICK HERE To read the contents page
Victoria Stilwell is one of the world's most recognized and respected dog trainers. As the host of Britain's hit television series It's Me or the Dog and the founder of training schools on both sides of the Atlantic, she is known as much for her spunky attitude as for her caring, effective methods. Now, in her first book, Victoria shows how to tame even the most problematic dog. Simple, intuitive instructions and color photographs help dog owners not merely train their pets, but understand them -- so when a new issue arises, they'll be able to adjust their approach and nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand. Throughout, she reminds owners that training isn't about imposing their will on a dog; it's about giving him the tools he needs to live in the human world.
Storey Publishing, LLC/ DTB717
Ease Your Mind And Indulge Your Dog! If you want your dog to feel safe and secure in your home, time to crate train! A crate is designed as much for a dog's well-being as it is for the owner's convenience and peace of mind.
Clicker Training - A new way to communicate with dogs. This well presented book guides the reader through the ins and outs of clicker training with graphic step by step illustrations that are ideal for beginners and intermediate clicker trainers. These books will show you the clicker way to train your dog to:Sit to greet people instead of jumping upWalk on the lead without pullingCome when called - everytimeStay home alone quietlyFind the right place to 'go'Play hide and seek and other fun games and tricks
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A Complete, Fun, Step-By-Step guide to raising a happy well-adjusted dog. Six easy to use booklets cover socialization, prevention, games, junior obedience, house training and more Includes handy pocket pal to take learning on the road A poster to track puppy's development
Modern teachers increasingly encounter students who enter their classroom with low motivation, learning problems, or disruptive behavior. The mission of this book is to provide teachers and other human service professionals specific tools they can use to teach more effectively without using the punitive methods that are too often part of educational practices. At the same time, the book explains the behavioral science on which behavioral practices are based.
put the dog before the cart until he is trained! Many people love the idea of being able to hitch their dogs to a cart and have them pull the kids around the yard or in a parade.
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
TV vet Katrina Warren and her chocolate brown Border Collie Toby have been a team for the past five years. This book reveals the secrets to teaching Toby his tricks, With a little bit of patience and a lot of love directed the reight way, you too can have a Wonderdog!
Pets need proper care, especially young ones. These innovative guides help you care for your new best friend. From choosing the right pet to celebrating its first birthday.
Simon & Schuster
Anyone who has ever loved an old dog will love Old Dogs. In this collection of profiles and photographs, Weingarten and Williamson document the unique appeal of man's best friend in his or her last, and best, years.
International Specialized Book Services
Using the techniques which have proved so successful for the thousands of dog owners who bought Dog Training: The Gentle Modern Method, David and Ruth explain why it is so difficult for dogs to adapt to modem suburban living and how we can make it easier for them to fit into our lifestyle. More than 120 colour photographs illustrate the ways in which you can cure you dog's problems. It is so simple when you know how. This is the only book which tells you how to solve behavioural problems entirely without force by using the latest scientific method based on operant conditioning.
The authors have gathered all the requirements for Canine Good Citizen tests around the world and presented a book that shows you how to train your dog to pass each of them. Each skill is taught step by step, accompanied by instructive photos. While readers have the fun of setting a goal for their training (to pass a local Canine Good Citizen test, or to have all the skills to pass every CGC test in the world), they also get clear instructions on all the lifestyle training any dog will ever need. The book includes a section on how dogs learn, and why having a mannerly, well-trained dog is important.David and Ruth Weston are professional dog trainers and founding members of the Kintala Club in Australia. They are the authors of the highly successful Dog Training: The Gentle Modern Method and Dog Problems: The Gentle Modern Cure (both from Howell).
Allen & Unwin Australia
With a kind, positive approach, this dog-training guide shows families how to produce a happy, friendly, and well-behaved dog that can make a fun and loyal best friend for every child. Advice on understanding a dog's body language, dealing with health and hygiene issues, and preventing a child from being bitten is provided in a series of illustrated step-by-step lessons that are simple enough for children to follow along with their parents.
Your step-by-step guide to becoming a professional dog trainer! Advice, tips and insider secrets are presented in an easy-to-follow, down-to-earth manner; it's like having a professional trainer sit down for a helpful chat! Topics include what it's really like to train dogs--and their owners; financial feasibility of different types of training; how to get an education; how to set up your business and advertise; tools and products you should not be without; teaching group classes; teaching in-home lessons; phone tips; safety tips; trainer etiquette.
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Training dogs is often simple and straightforward, but sometimes training their owners is a bit more of a challenge. In this book on people-training for dog trianers
How to BehaveHave you always wanted to do private training, but didn't know how to go about it? This guide is like having a friend explain it all. You'll start with exercises to assess your current skills, learn about sales and scheduling, and view sample phone scripts. Then it's on to the ins and outs of taking a history: questionnaires are broken down into lifestyle, training and behavior issues, and include explanations of what your clients' answers might mean.
New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
First Aid for Dogs provides vital information to dog owners and carers so they can provide appropriate first aid to their dog in an emergency. Written by an experienced veterinarian, topics include: a first aid kit for your dog, recognise and manage a canine emergency, resuscitation for dogs, dealing with injuries from road trauma to dog fights, what to do when you dog is poisoned, managing heatstroke, hypothermia, convulsions and seizures, and much more. Contains clear, informative illustrations.
Dr. Sophia Yin's How to Behave so Your Dog Behaves will not only teach you how to get the best behavior you can can from your dog, but help you forge a deeper relationship with your canine companion. This instructional guide provides a positive, scientifically sound approach to behavior modification with clear, straightforward explanations
-an in-depth guide to not only understanding dogs, but also understanding how to efectively communicate with them
-friendly, instructional drawings that enhance training concepts.
-problem solving exercises and spot quizzes that reinforce learning.
Dog owners and trainers alike will benefit from a clearer understanding of how changing their own behavior will result in a well-behaved dog