Power of Positive Dog Training

Power of Positive Dog Training

by Pat Miller

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470241844
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/21/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 96,380
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Pat Miller, the founder of Peaceable Paws Dog & Puppy Training Center, has been a dog trainer for more than thirty-five years. She is a leading proponent of positive dog training techniques, and her columns on training are read by thousands in publications such as Whole Dog Journal.

Susan Boyce is the award-winning narrator of over 140 audiobooks. A veteran variety theater performer, she is also one half of the song-and-dance team of Jones & Boyce. Susan can be heard in phone trees, in computer games, and as the voice of the pink "Care Bear." She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Table of Contents




Pat's Positive Training Principles.

PART I: Partners in Training: Laying the Relationship Foundation.

Chapter 1: Dogs Just Want to Have Fun.

Chapter 2: Train With Your Brain, Not Pain.

Chapter 3: How Can I Answer if I Don't Understand the Question.

Chapter 4: A New Leash on Life.

Chapter 5: The Shape of Things to Come.

Chapter 6: Should You Ever Punish?

PART II: The Trick Is in the Training: Basic Exercises.

Chapter 7: It's All Tricks.

Chapter 8: The First Week—Sit Happens.

Chapter 9: The Second Week—On Target.

Chapter 10: The Third Week—Take It to the Limit.

Chapter 11: The Fourth Week—Everyone Needs His Own Spot.

Chapter 12: The Fifth Week—Up and Over!

Chapter 13: The Sixth Week—Well, Excuse Me!

Chapter 14: Click! and Jackpot!

PART III: Ain't Misbehavin': Addressing Behavior Challenges.

Chapter 15: Pees on Earth: Happy Housetraining!

Chapter 16: Canine Social Misfits.

Chapter 17: Don't Worry, Be Happy.

Chapter 18: One Is the Loneliest Number.

Chapter 19: A Biting Commentary.

Chapter 20: The Green-Eyed Monster.

Chapter 21: And Baby Makes Three.

Epilogue: Choosing Your Animal-Care Professionals.

Appendix I - Doggie Day-Planners.

Appendix II - Delicious Treats and Delightful Rewards.

Appendix III - Canine Activity Contact Information.

Appendix IV - Resources.

Appendix V - Glossary of Training Cues and Terms.


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