Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably "calming signals," which are signals dogs use to avoid conflict, invite play, and communicate a wide range of information to other dogs and people. These are the dogs' attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression. Companion DVD, 'Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You,' DTB788, is also available. The DVD shows footage of many calming signals, how dogs use them, and how you can use them to calm your dog.
Is walking your dog a tug-of-war? At last, a simple way to teach your dog to walk on a leash without pulling your arm off! Norwegian dog trainer, Turid Rugaas, internationally known for her ground-breaking work on canine body language and author of On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, turns her attention to the common problem of dogs that pull while on a leash. In My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? you will learn Turids quick and easy method to train any age, size or breed of dog to walk calmly and quietly on a loose leash. Her approach is humane and based on a solid understanding of why dogs pull and how to work with the dogs nature and the environment to overcome the problem. City, town or country walking will become more relaxed, reducing stress for dog and owner. My Dog Pulls explains: Why dogs develop pulling problems.Simple steps to retraining even a vigorous puller.How to rehabilitate the puller with clear, helpful photographs. Correct use of leashes, collars and harnesses. What works, what doesnt.Troubleshooting problems that arise in training.
Barking is more than just noise. Barking is natural and almost all dogs bark. It is one of the many ways dogs communicate with each other as well as with humans. In this book, author Turid Rugaas, well known for her work on identifying and utilizing canine "calming signals," turns her attention to understanding and managing barking behavior. Think of barking as your dog's language. By learning to identify what your dog is expressing when he barks, you can take steps to minimize their negative effects.
Author: Martina Scholz
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Human medicine has long recognized the health implications of stress on our physical and mental health. Dogs feel stress too. Learn how to identify and resolve more than 30 signs of stress in dogs and help your dog live a longer, happier life. Simple, sensible solutions for both the professional and concerned dog owner. Includes dozens of full color illustrations.
In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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. There isn't a dog trainer or behaviorist who won't learn something new in this incredible volume. And there isn't a dog owner who won't welcome the new insights they will gain into the behavior of the family dog.
You may have read books or seen TV shows that tell you that your dog will seek to dominate you, your family members and other pets unless you become the "alpha" and put him in his place. The theory is that since dogs evolved from wolves and wolves (supposedly) form packs with strict pecking orders and battle each other to become the pack leader, your dog will do the same within your household. In this new US edition, author Barry Eaton separates out the facts from the fiction regarding dominance in pet dogs, presenting the reader with the results of recent research into the behavior of wolves and the impacts of selective breeding on the behavior of dogs. The results may surprise you and will surely inform you.
How do you welcome an adult or adolescent dog into your home and incorporate this new individual into your family. The authors guide you through the first steps of this new relationship, with advice on training and a section on solving common behavioral problems.
Author: Pat Miller
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Release Date: 2008
For your dog, play is not all fun and games. 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 is 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.
Author: Nan Arthur
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Release Date: 2009
Does your dog go bonkers when the doorbell rings or when you grab the leash to take him for a walk? If you find your dog is often difficult to control, you are not alone! Getting your dog to calm down and relax is one of the most common challenges pet parents face. This two-part book will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of behavior in dogs, then it provides you with eleven key training exercises to teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond to every day situations with confidence and composure. Chill Out will show you how to help your dog become the great dog you always knew he could be. Get results by learning about • The interrelated factors that can cause your dog's over-active behaviors. • The impact that diet can have on your dog's inability to relax. • The basics of modern positive dog training that are the key to solving these common problems. • How to reward your dog for relaxed behaviors—and avoid inadvertently reinforcing your dog's wildness. • Step-by-step training exercises that deal with the most common situations where dogs tend to have trouble staying calm.
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.
"I’m loving it! Laura has managed not only to write a clear and incredibly important book, she’s really funny too! Her way of writing, the images in her language, and the diagrams make this book really stand out; there’s no way to misunderstand the concepts she’s presenting." -- Emelie Johnson Vegh, co-author of Agility Right from the Start Some dogs need a little help. Some dogs are afraid, or excited, or reactive. Dogs that “don’t listen” and “go crazy” don’t live the lives we –- or they –- want. Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out can change that. Simple steps and an accessible, conversational tone from award-winning, internationally-known trainer Laura VanArendonk Baugh CPDT-KA KPACTP make calming the agitated dog not only possible, but pleasant. Inside you’ll learn how to Achieve change in short, simple training sessions of a minute or less Maximize the effects of natural brain chemistry Know when to call in medical help “Clean up” unreliable behaviors in both overexcited sport dogs and pets at home Recognize how fear, aggression, and excitement are variants of the same root problem The conversational tone is both informative and fun — very accessible, and it feels like the reader has a consulting trainer standing at her shoulder! Bring your dog from emotional to thoughtful, and enjoy a calmer, more enriched life with your best friend.
Author: Deborah Wood
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Release Date: 1999
Fifteen to twenty percent of dogs are born with a tendency towards introversion and fearfulness, leading to behaviors like uncontrolled submissive urination, fear-aggression, and inability to bond with humans. With understanding and the right training, fearful dogs need not be condemned as bad pets; rather, they can become some of the happiest and most deeply bonded dogs around—the epitome of great pets.