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Book Title: Family Friendly Dog Training: A Six Week Program for You and Your Dog: 1|
The author of the book: Patricia B. McConnell
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 794 KB
Edition: McConnell Publishing Limited
Date of issue: August 17th 2012
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Read full description of the books Family Friendly Dog Training: A Six Week Program for You and Your Dog: 1:This is not meant to be all inclusive dog training book of all the behaviors you might have trouble with. For instance it doesn't cover crate training or housebreaking in detail. But for its length it's a really good starting place.
I love how user friendly it is. The summaries of each week at the back is really good. As well as the acknowledgement at different places that you are being trained as much as your dog and you should congratulate yourself. I quite like Patricia McConnell's style of humor. Little amusing quips, not too many that you're expecting them, but a pleasant surprise. I am also really glad for a few tiny anecdotes like how she once used sheep poop as a treat when she had nothing else. Giggles. It's a nice reminder that even dog trainer's dogs make mistakes and it doesn't mean you failed.
All the trouble shooting is great. For most exercises there is a detailed description of what you should do if things don't go as planned.
I really like her perspective on dominance.
She (or rather they, if you include Aimee) combine theory with training methods very elegantly.
Top things to learn from this book:
When you tell your dog to stay, come back and treat them so they can stay in position and stay calm in your praise. Reward during the stay not after. The staying should be the fun part not breaking the stay.
Run away from your dog to get them to come to you.
Don't use a command unless you'd bet five dollars your dog will obey it. I've found myself stopping several times since reading it and thinking "what is the likelihood I'll get a response."
Build a sturdy foundation then work out. Don't jump from sitting every time in the living room to expecting a sit when you are on a walk and a cat dashes by.
Fade out treats. I find this one really hard to do.
Have good timing. Treat immediately after a dog does a command, don't stare at them for a second or two first.
Keep an aspect of fun in your training. Treat commands like tricks and it will be easier to keep your expectations in proportion to your dogs skills.
Read information about the authorPatricia McConnell, Ph.D., a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, (CAAB) has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars. Patricia has seen clients for serious behavioral problems since 1988, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships." For fourteen years she dispensed advice about behavior problems, and information about animal behavior research, on Wisconsin Public Radio's Calling All Pets, which was heard in over 90 cities around the country.
Patricia received her Ph.D. in Zoology in 1988 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison researching dog behavior and communication between professional trainers and working domestic animals.
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