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The Power Of Positive dog training, Pat Miller

This book gives you positive training tools and techniques that you can use to train your dog and to develop a long lasting relationship with your pet.

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How to foster dogs, From Homeless to Homeward bound, Pat Miller

Pat Miller s How to Foster Dogs is the first book on the market to deal specifically with the care and training needs of foster dogs and how the fostering process works when done through a formal arrangement with an organization like a shelter or breed rescue group. It’s a must to have for any organization or an individual.

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Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog by Dr. Ian Dunbar

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How to teach a new dog old tricks, Dr Ian Dunbar

Very few dog trainers have not been influenced by Dr. Ian Dunbar's dog-friendly philosophy. In the 1970s, Dr. Dunbar sparked a dramatic shift in dog training — away from leash corrections and drill-sergeant adult dog classes based on competitive obedience and toward a positive approach using toys, treats, and games as rewards for teaching basic manners, preventing behavior problems, and modifying temperament. Before Dr. Dunbar there were no classes for puppies, very few family dog classes, and not much fun in dog training. His positive approach to training revolutionized the field, especially in training puppies.

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Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor

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Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog (Karen Pryor Clicker Book) by Emma Parsons

Positive techniques to rehabilitate, train, reshape and calm your reactive dog.

  • Desensitize your dog to approaching strange dogs
  • Grab your dog's collar without getting bitten
  • Teach dogs to perform canine calming signals on cue
  • Use your own body language when under stress as a cue for your dog to remain calm

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Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs by Karen Pryor

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The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia B. McConnell

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MORE GREAT READS

I'll be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.

Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash-Reactive Dog by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D. and Karen B. London Ph.D.

The Cautious Canine-How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears by Patricia B. McConnell

Way to Go! How to Housetrain a Dog of Any Age by Karen B. London Ph.D. and Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.

The Puppy Primer by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. and Brenda Scidmore

Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression in Dogs by Grisha Stewart

Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Fight!: A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-dog Aggression by Jean Donaldson

Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs by Jean Donaldson

Educational links

Dangers of using choke chains and prong collars

Behavioral effects shock collars

You cant reinforce fear

Dominance - Making sense of nonsense

The Pet Professional Guild, Stand on using force and aversive methods in dog training, The Association for force free dog training professionals

What are some of the most common myths about dog training, APDT

Dominance and Dog Training, APDT

Common Behavior Problems

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