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. Jean is a firm believer in conducting scientific research (verifiable results) rather than forming opinions based on gut feel or taking an anthropomorphic view of dog behavior. She also admits that we are flying blind on many issues because of a lack of research and tells the reader when that is the case. She looks at problem behaviors (problems for humans at least) from the perspective that both a dog's genes and environment impact behavior, and our ability to modify such behaviors is sometimes muddled since we don't always understand how genetics and environment interact. And finally, just what is a Dog Mom (or Dad) and how did that phenomenon develop and what is its genetic usefulness, if any, to both dogs and people?! Along with her other best selling books, Oh Behave! is destined to be a classic in the literature on dog behavior.
Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
"Machine Guarding Handbook" is a must-have reading for safety engineers and managers in manufacturing and other industrial settings who need to incorporate an effective machine guarding safety program, meet OSHA requirements, and protect workers. It provides a basic overview of OSHA's requirements, making compliance easier to achieve, thus preventing the risk of worker injury or mutilation and reducing the occurrence of costly penalties and OSHA audits. This 106-page book explores and discusses the hazards of unguarded machines, common safeguarding methods, the safeguarding of machines and robots, the importance of guarding, the varying methods of machine guarding, training, inspection and maintenance, and safeguarding techniques. In addition, it provides both regulatory information and the material required to implement a viable machine guarding program. Special features include a sample lockout/tagout program, checklists, a machine-guarding case study, chapter summaries, and the complete OSHA Machine Guarding and Lockout/Tagout Standards.
Author: Jean Donaldson
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Release Date: 2010-05-03
The tools you need to think and train like a professional Jean Donaldson is one of the top dog trainers in the United States, and her training academy has gained a reputation as the Harvard for dog trainers and behavioral counselors. Now, you can harness her highly effective dog-training techniques and benefit from her expert guidance without leaving your home. If you're like most dog owners, you treat your four-legged friend as a valued member of the family who enjoys the full run of the house-which is why good behavior is so important. Train Your Dog Like a Pro offers a trusted, systematic approach to positive dog training that anyone can follow. You'll get clear, detailed instructions for teaching essential behaviors, more advanced skills, and even some fun tricks. Plus, a bonus DVD shows you exactly how to accomplish each technique. Bonus DVD contains 2 hours and 30 minutes of hands-on instruction Training is based only on positive reinforcement, patience, and persistence Donaldson is the best-selling author of The Culture Clash: The Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs Whether you're the proud parent of a puppy, an adolescent, or an adult dog, this book and DVD truly give you everything you need to train your dog like a pro. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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, a Pigs Fly dog, one you may think can never be trained. The key to training success with these dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then use those rewards to get the behavior you want. Youll be amazed at what your bad dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!
Would you like to live in harmony in a house with multiple dogs?! It can most easily be obtained when positive reinforcement training techniques are used, along with proper living space management and good feeling habits. You'll learn how to do all those things in this book. You'll also learn techniques for adding new dogs, group training and exercise, playtime, resolving issues with problem dogs, and all the other things you need to know to guide you through your life with multiple dogs. Throughout the book there are examples of real life experiences of people using these techniques. Whether you live two dogs, six dogs, or more, How Many Dogs?! will help bring joy into your home.
Learn how to help dogs conquer their fears with desensitization and classical counter-conditioning. Discover exactly what triggers your dog, then apply this step by step method used by thousands of dogs and their owners to overcome problem behavior that is motivated by fear.
Ahimsa \uh-HIM-sah \ n. a Buddhist doctrine of non-violence. Add in a fun, modern, scientific approach and you've got a great way to train your dog! Dog Lovers: Learn to solve and prevent a variety of problems, including barking, fear, puppy socialization, housetraining, aggression, fear, separation anxiety, and pulling on leash. Pro Trainers: Get more ways to teach skills and solve problems. Save time on write-ups by using this book as an in-home reference for your clients. Breeders and veterinarians: Send puppies home with this book to start them off on the right paw. This 108-page book is an introduction to dog training that started as the companion exercises for Ahimsa Dog Training classes in Seattle. It has practical exercises that start from a basic level and work up through advanced work on the most important behaviors for dogs to know. This quick manual is helpful for dog trainers to use with clients or new ideas for exercises and for breeders to share with new puppy parents. Includes info on how dogs learn, clicker training, how to get rid of bad behaviors (puppy biting, fear/aggression, separation anxiety, etc.), and how to teach good behaviors, like coming when called, the name, watch, relaxation, sit, down, stay, wait, touch, walking on leash, give, go to your bed, and more!
Author: Dr Lewis Kirkham
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Do you have a much-loved dog? Your 'fur kid'? Are you expecting or trying for a baby? Does your dog know? Do you want to learn how to prepare your dog for the new addition? NOTE: To make use of the step-by-step guide for using baby and toy noises to prepare your dog, links are included to download 14 soundtracks of baby and toy noises. Tell Your Dog You're Pregnant offers a practical, intuitive approach for creating a loving bond between your dog and your new baby. Dr Kirkham has packed this book full of information, helpful tips and the latest behavioral knowledge. It is a must read for any dog owning family who is expecting a baby - your dog's and baby's future relationship may just depend on it. Learn how to: . Prepare your dog for the baby . Accustom your dog to numerous baby sounds, including toy noises . Read and interpret your dog's body language . Adjust your routine and the household to keep your dog calm . Introduce your dog and baby for the first time . Recognise your dog's warning signs . Know when you need professional assistance A baby makes many different noises and your dog needs to be familiar with new sounds ranging from crying to giggling; sneezing to splashing in the bath; as well as all those noisy toys. Prepare your dog for these new sounds with this step-by-step guide.