Synopses & Reviews
Unlock the Power of the Positive Within You and Your Dog to Achieve All Your Training Goals.
Access your power! In this long-awaited book by one of the leading proponents of positive dog training, Pat Miller demonstrates how you can train your dog, have fun, and build a lasting relationship at the same time.
Walk away from punishment-based training methods and learn how you can reward your dog to obtain and reinforce the behaviors you could only dream about achieving Access your dog's power!
When you apply Pat's Positive Training Principles and follow Pat's unique six-week training program, your dog will learn to think and to choose proper behavior. The Power of Positive Dog Training will transform you and your dog into an unbeatable team, capable of addressing any challenge you may encounter.
"Pat Miller embodies allt hat is right about positive dog training." Jean Donaldson, author of The Culture Clash
The Power of Positive Dog Training is the best book yet on explaining how and why purely positive training works. Inside, you'll find easy to read discussion of the philosophy of positive training followed by training tips and exercises. This book is geared toward the dog owner who wants to develop a relationship with their dog based on friendship and positive reinforcement, not fear and punishment. You get 30 chapters with instructive illustrations, including an easy-to-follow, step-by-step, six-week basic training program (with diary) for any dog.
This guide to dog training includes easy to read discussion of the philosophy of positive training followed by training tips and exercises.
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, youll 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.
About the Author
Pat Miller has been a dog trainer for over 30 years. She is a leading proponent of positive dog training techniques, and her columns on training are regularly read by thousands in publications such as Whole Dog Journal. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), an organization dedicated to the promotion of positive dog training. She also is the founder of Peaceable Paws Dog & Puppy Training.
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 WeekSit Happens.
Chapter 9: The Second WeekOn Target.
Chapter 10: The Third WeekTake It to the Limit.
Chapter 11: The Fourth WeekEveryone Needs His Own Spot.
Chapter 12: The Fifth WeekUp and Over!
Chapter 13: The Sixth WeekWell, 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.