Complete idiot's guide to positive dog training / by Pamela Dennison.
- ISBN: 1592574831
- ISBN: 9781592574834
- Physical Description: xxii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Edition: 2nd ed.
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Alpha, 2005.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-298).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
PART 1: POSITIVELY AMAZING : WHAT IS POSITIVE TRAINING AND WHY SHOULD I USE IT? Where did positive training come from? -- Positive training fundamentals -- Eight myths of positive training dispelled -- Side effects of punishment.
PART 2: LASSIE IN THE CLASSROOM : HOW DOGS LEARN AND COMMUNICATE. Learning their ABCs -- Are you listening to what your dog is telling you? -- How will knowing your dog's signals help you train him? -- The most important things you and your dog need to know -- Positive puppy socializations.
PART 3: LET THE GAMES BEGIN! POSITIVE TRAINING IN ACTION. The basics, plus settle, roll over, and door etiquette -- Loose-leash walking -- Stop in the name of love : teaching the stays -- What to do if your dogs makes a mistake -- The Premack principle -- Slots, soda, and Hawaii : reinforcements.
PART 4: THE REALITY SHOW: DOGS AND YOUR LIFESTYLE. Adding a dog to your household -- Kids and dogs -- Solutions to "bad" behaviors -- Incorporating training into your life -- How to train for the canine good citizen test.
APPENDIXES: A. Glossary -- B. Books and Web resources -- Training charts.
Looks at positive training methods, including basic commands, puppy socialization, dealing with aggression, correcting bad behaviors, and crate training.
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