Game Dog

Author: Richard A. Wolters
Publisher: E P Dutton
ISBN: PSU:000032466652
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Pets

Now revised, this clear, step-by-step guide shows how to develop any of the popular retriever breeds from a seven-week-old pup into a finished hunting companion. This updated edition includes the use of new training equipment and new findings about a dog's mental development.

Good Dog Happy Baby

Author: Michael Wombacher
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608683505
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

For years dog trainer Michael Wombacher has worked with expecting dog owners to prevent problems between dogs and children. He has also unfortunately witnessed too many families forced to surrender their beloved family companions because they failed to prepare the dog for the arrival of a new family member. In Good Dog, Happy Baby, Wombacher lays out a twelve-step process that will give families the skills they need to navigate this new era of their lives. These skills include how to evaluate dogs, resolve common behavior problems, and fully prepare dogs for a new baby. This easy-to-use guide, filled with photos and simple instructions, makes a great gift for any expecting family with a dog, whether the dog is perfectly trained or in serious need of behavioral help.

Dog Training in 10 Minutes a Day

Author: Kyra Sundance
Publisher: Crestline Books
ISBN: 9780785835301
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Genre: Pets

"Short, fun sessions are ideal for a dog, especially when they end with success! Each 10 minute exercise will boost your dog's intelligence as their brain is challenged with new behaviors. This special time with their owner will be the highlight of their day"--Page [4] of cover.

Unconditional Forgiveness

Author: Mary Hayes Grieco
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781582702995
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Outlines an eight-step program for achieving physical and emotional well-being through practicing forgiveness, covering psychological and spiritual areas with strategies in such areas as letting go of fear, releasing expectations and separating oneself from harm. Original.

The Love that Dog Training Program

Author: Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761160752
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Pets

Presents a five week training program focusing on a positive system of reward and punishment that takes readers through the fundamentals of how to make a new dog feel comfortable and safe.

Dog Friendly Dog Training

Author: Andrea Arden
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 0470115149
Release Date: 2007-07-30
Genre: Pets

Praise for the 1st Edition of Dog-Friendly Dog Training: "I'm a dog fanatic, read everything I can find on dog behavior, and this book is terrific . . . the methods are clearly spelled out-how to do them, why they work, how they make the doggie-human bond a more loving one." -Amy Tan author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, and Saving Fish from Drowning "... [Arden's] approach is humane, user-friendly, dog-friendly, and guaranteed to produce the desired results. A must-read for owners." -Dr. Nicholas Dodman author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much and Dogs Behaving Badly The classic dog training guide, now updated and revised This update of the perennially popular guide provides everything you need to know to develop a healthy relationship with a well-behaved dog. With easy-to-understand instructions and helpful illustrations, Dog-Friendly Dog Training, 2nd Edition begins with the necessary tools for teaching your dog, and then covers housetraining, socialization, basic manners, and problem solving, all using proven, positive methods. Key updates include information about: Instilling impulse control Training a dog who is safe to handle Teaching the Roll Over exercise safely and humanely

Lucky Dog Lessons

Author: Brandon McMillan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062478962
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Pets

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.

The Labrador Retriever

Author: Richard A. Wolters
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 0525933603
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Pets

Traces the history of the breed, describes British and American field trials, and looks at training methods

Sporting Dog and Retriever Training The Wildrose Way

Author: Mike Stewart
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 0789324466
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Pets

A guide to training a hunting dog from puppyhood focuses on five key concepts and addresses topics ranging from communicating with the animal to preparing it to encounter any game, terrain, and destination.

The Power of Positive Dog Training

Author: Pat Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047089346X
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Pets

A renowned dog trainer gives you the positive training tools you need to share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect with your dog. Plus, you'll get: information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language; instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts; a diary to track progress; suggestions for treats your dog will respond to; and a glossary of training terms.

The Koehler Method of Dog Training

Author: William R. Koehler
Publisher: Ravenio Books
ISBN:
Release Date: 2016-04-09
Genre: Pets

When the complexities of modern living demanded that, for his own protection as well as his master’s convenience, the dog be made controllable, the average owner sought advice from the most available source, which was, too often, some local dog-show exhibitor. Not realizing that, excepting a few praiseworthy individuals, these exhibitors were only superficially concerned with the qualities of use and companionship, an unfortunate dog owner would accept the sight of trophies or ribbons as the credits of an expert. Growing numbers of people and dogs continued to emphasize the advantages of proper dog-behavior and when, in 1935, The American Kennel Club instituted its obedience trials, the competition necessary to focus attention on results and improvement of methods was provided. And something else was observed. It was evident that thorough obedience training does more than assure a dog’s response to his master’s command; capacities for learning and emotional stability could be increased and integrated as permanent qualities of character. Recently, leading magazines of both general and specialized nature have made the public aware of the trained dog’s potential, and of the recreational possibilities of dog training as a hobby. Interest in dog-training classes and other activities where dogs are dignified by usefulness, rather than merely looked at, is evidence that the dog-training public has outgrown the “make a game” and “tid-bit tossing” techniques that, by not being founded on positive and proper motivations, demonstrate the inadequacy of the master, thus promoting failure of response at those times when control is most needed, as well as contributing to the dog’s feeling of insecurity. Dog owners of perspective have come to want the type of obedience upon which a blind person might stake his life, and the emotional stability that is vital to dogs in the presence of small, unpredictable children. This classic includes the following chapters: Introduction Lesson I. Fables and Foibles Lesson II. Correct Equipment Lesson III. The Foundation Lesson IV. Heeling Lesson V. Sitting Lesson VI. The Automatic Sit Lesson VII. The Sit-Stay Lesson VIII. The Down Lesson IX. Down-Stay Lesson X. Stand-For-Examination Lesson XI. Recall Lesson XII. Finish Lesson XIII. Polishing Lesson XIV. The Throw-Chain Lesson XV. The Light Line Lesson XVI. Don’t Lose It—Use It Problems

K9 Personal Protection

Author: Resi Gerritsen
Publisher: Dog Training Press
ISBN: 9781550595888
Release Date: 2014-12-22
Genre: Pets

Create a safe, successful K9 training program that results in reliable protection dogs. Learn how to: Select the optimal breeds, temperament and physical and mental characteristics for protection work. Master the obedience-training techniques that form the foundation of protection training. Use the methods of the Dutch Police Dog (KNPV) program, which produces some of the finest police and protection dogs in the world. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, leading dog trainers from the Netherlands, share their proven, comprehensive program for training dogs for personal protection. Their cutting-edge techniques and work with the International Red Cross, the United Nations and the International Rescue Dog Organization (IRO) have placed them in world demand. In this fully revised and updated edition of K9 Personal Protection, Resi and Ruud start with the basics, including how to select the right dog for protection work, how to properly raise a protection dog from a puppy and how to correct a dog’s bad behavior. Next, they cover fundamental obedience training for protection dogs, such as training for heelwork, the recall, the send away and more. Finally, they present a complete program for training reliable protection dogs, from basic exercises and decoy techniques to the exercises of the KNPV program. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

30 Days to a Well Mannered Dog

Author: Tamar Geller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439177694
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Pets

Long known as a dog coach to the stars—her clients include Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Owen Wilson, Natalie Portman, and Larry King—Tamar Geller changed the way Americans relate to their dogs with her bestselling book The Loved Dog. Her approach is simple and down-to-earth. Instead of utilizing the negative and often painful feedback of physical dominance, choke chains, and prong collars, Tamar recommends love, play, and mutual respect as the keys to a happy home for dog and human alike. Now, Tamar makes her Loved Dog™ Method accessible for everyone with this day-by-day guide that will lead you through the first thirty days with your new dog—or help you make a fresh start with your current dog. Drawing on her studies of wolves in the wild and basing her method on the principles of child development, Tamar uses an "instincts versus choice" approach that satisfies a dog’s Seven Basic Needs and will result in a pet with good manners. 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog covers every question commonly asked by people embarking on the momentous journey of dog ownership: why it’s important to choose the appropriate dog for you and your lifestyle, what you can expect from a puppy versus an adult dog, how to introduce your new dog to your home, and how to respond when things don’t go according to plan. Tamar guides you every step of the way, from addressing undesired behaviors in your dog to crate and paper training him to introducing him to other dogs and helping him become relaxed with strangers. Included are important but often overlooked tips about the use of words and body language to communicate, the power of play, and the amazing value of teaching your dog some lighthearted pet tricks. Along the way, Tamar debunks myths in need of debunking: that dogs are frequently "alpha" by nature and need to be dominated; that discipline is the key to dog training, and that "success" only means getting your dog to do what you want. Instead, she shows how to align your dog's wishes with your own to create a rich and enduring relationship that works wonderfully for you both. Gentle, firm, and effective, 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog will build your relationship with your dog to make every new day together a day of love, joy, and discovery.