Training your Dog the Humane Way

Training your Dog the Humane Way

Simple Teaching Tips for Resolving Problem Behaviors and Raising A Happy Dog

Book - 2011
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"The punishments used in traditional dominance training -- leash jerking, yelling, choke collars, and so on -- are no fun for human or canine. What's more, they are often frustratingly ineffective. As Alana Stevenson describes, this is because punishment stresses and frightens, shutting down learning. And while it may inhibit undesired behaviors, punishment does nothing to teach desired ones. This is best accomplished with positive, reward-based training. After offering fascinating insights into how dogs interpret people and events, Stevenson teaches straightforward techniques that draw on this understanding to correct or prevent the full range of behaviors dog owners grapple with -- from the separation anxiety of "Velcro dogs" and soiling the house to aggression and even car sickness. Effective and caring, these methods strengthen the bond between dog and human, accentuating the pleasure and play that prompt dog guardianship in the first place"-- Provided by publisher.
"Too many books on dog training leave you feeling you're starting too late. Or they ask you to buy into a complete system, with no variation from the trainer's program. But real world dog owners, often facing intractable behavior problems and unique canine personalities, need tips and techniques to make their lives better right now. And more and more dog owners are realizing that the traditional approach of dominance training through punishment is not only unpleasant to administer and potentially damaging to the dog, it is simply ineffective long term. With Training Your Dog the Humane Way, animal behaviorist and dog trainer Alana Stevenson set out to provide dog owners with a simple, accessible guide to the most effective positive dog training techniques she has in her arsenal. She provides readers with the basic principles of animal learning so that they can effectively prevent and remedy behavioral problems using a humane, positive approach rather than punishment. Alana provides easy-to-follow and highly effective methods and advice for teaching dogs polite manners and for resolving ongoing behavior issues. She provides solutions for such problems as house-soiling, play-biting, separation anxiety, fear of strangers, aggression, lunging while on leash, car sickness, and more. She teaches readers how to teach their dogs the way animals learn best, through kindness and benevolent leadership"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Navato, Calif. : New World Library, 2011.
ISBN: 9781608680184
Branch Call Number: 636.70835/STEVENSON
Characteristics: xii, 194 p. : ill. 22 cm.


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May 22, 2016

A very helpful guide. I recommend integrating the use of a clicker with the lessons in this book.


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May 22, 2016

TheCBerg thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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