Train Your Dog, Change Your Life

Train Your Dog, Change Your Life : An Interactive Training Program for Individuals, Families and Their Dogs

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This forward-looking training book provides an accessible, positive reinforcement training method to replace the obedience methods of the past. Training is essential for dogs to live peacefully and happily among humans. If you're a dog owner who seeks to build trust rather than establish dominance, you'll appreciate this approach to training that emphasizes listening, observing, relaxation, self-help, change, and games. Chapters cover lifestyle management, body language and attitude, socialization, housetraining, nutrition and exercise, grooming for health and self-esteem, creativity and games, and other important lessons.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 076456319X
  • 9780764563195
  • 2,207,056

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You'll Be Amazed By the Results You Get From This Book!Welcome to a whole new way of thinking about training?one that is as much about you as it is about your puppy or dog. You see, dogs are extremely sensitive to the signals we give them; how we behave affects how they behave. If you want to raise your puppy right or put your dog on the fast track to good manners, you also need to understand your role in the process. But relax. This isn't another lesson you have to learn. It's a way of finding out what really turns you on, making your canine companion happier and more responsive and, lo and behold, changing everything in your life for the better.In "Train Your Dog, Change Your Life," you'll discoverWays to understand and work with canine body languageThe 10 Laws of shaping behaviorA practical, simple, and fun way to train a puppy, week by weekThe basics and benefits of play trainingHow all areas of your life will improve with these principlesshow more

Table of contents

Foreword (Ian Dunbar, Ph.D., M.R.C.V.S.). Acknowledgments. Introduction. Section One: Relationship-Training Fundamentals. Chapter One: Creating a Safe Place. Chapter Two: Understanding Canine Body Language. Chapter Three: Recognizing Canine Calming Signals. Chapter Four: Getting the Desired Results from Your Dog. Section Two: Relationship Training. Chapter Five: Basic Training for Puppies. Chapter Six: Lesson Plan: Week #1. Chapter Seven: Lesson Plan: Week #2. Chapter Eight: Lesson Plan: Week #3. Chapter Nine: Lesson Plan, Week #4. Chapter Ten: Lesson Plan, Week #5. Chapter Eleven: Lesson Plan, Week #6. Section Three: Relationship-Training Applications. Chapter Twelve: Housetraining. Chapter Thirteen: Socialization. Chapter Fourteen: Chewing, Barking, Digging, and Separation Anxiety. Chapter Fifteen: Using Creative Games to Train. Chapter Sixteen: Clicker Training. Section Four: The Rest of Your Journey. Chapter Seventeen: Managing Your Dog and Your Life. Chapter Eighteen: Final Words of Wisdom. Recommended Readings. Index. About the Authors.show more

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