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Train Your Dog Like a Pro

Train Your Dog Like a Pro

Jean Donaldson

ISBN: 978-0-470-61616-1

May 2010

224 pages

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Description

The tools you need to think and train like a professional

Jean Donaldson is one of the top dog trainers in the United States, and her training academy has gained a reputation as the Harvard for dog trainers and behavioral counselors. Now, you can harness her highly effective dog-training techniques and benefit from her expert guidance without leaving your home.

If you're like most dog owners, you treat your four-legged friend as a valued member of the family who enjoys the full run of the house-which is why good behavior is so important. Train Your Dog Like a Pro offers a trusted, systematic approach to positive dog training that anyone can follow. You'll get clear, detailed instructions for teaching essential behaviors, more advanced skills, and even some fun tricks. Plus, a bonus DVD shows you exactly how to accomplish each technique.

  • Bonus DVD contains 2 hours and 30 minutes of hands-on instruction
  • Training is based only on positive reinforcement, patience, and persistence
  • Donaldson is the best-selling author of The Culture Clash: The Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs

Whether you're the proud parent of a puppy, an adolescent, or an adult dog, this book and DVD truly give you everything you need to train your dog like a pro.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

About the Author.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

What Makes a Trainer?

My Agenda.

My Perseverance Sell-Job.

The Not-So-Awful Truth about Motivation.

Basic Rewards for Installation.

Upping the Degree of Difficulty Systematically.

Outline of the Program.

Part One: Fundamental Behaviors.

Chapter 1: Sit and Watch.

Sit.

Watch.

Chapter 2: Down.

Down.

Down from a Stand.

Sit from a Down.

Chapter 3: Come.

Chapter 4: Some Help if You're Struggling.

First Aid.

Naughtiness (On Your Part).

Getting a Pro on Board.

Part Two: Impulse-Control Behaviors.

Chapter 5 :Sit-Stay and Down-Stay.

Sit-Stay.

Down-Stay.

Chapter 6: Wait and Leave It.

Wait.

Leave It.

Chapter 7: Walking on Leash.

Walking on Leash Exercises.

Walking on Leash Outdoors.

Part Three: Maintaining and Improving.

Chapter 8: Mixing It Up.

Position Discrimination.

Fun Discrimination Exercises.

Chapter 9: Taking It on the Road.

Transfer Training Responsibilities.

Change Training Locations.

Chapter 10: Social Applications.

Sit to Greet.

Food and Items on Tables.

What's a Toy and What’s Off Limits.

Management During Training.

Begging and Attention Seeking.

Chapter 11: Consolidation and Maintenance.

Everyday Opportunities for Behavior Maintenance.

Part Four: Advanced Behaviors.

Chapter 12: Heeling.

Training Heeling.

Chapter 13: Mat Training.

Down on Mat.

Mat Training with the Clicker.

Mat Targeting.

Chapter 14: Retrieve.

Shaping the Dead Retrieve.

Dead Retrieve with Position Feeding.

Presentation into Your Hand.

Chapter 15: Sit Pretty and Roll Over.

Sit Pretty.

Roll Over.

Appendix: How Training Works: An Overview.

Get the Behavior!

Fade Your Prompts.

Take It on the Road ("Generalization") and Name It.

Consolidate, Maintain, and Protect.

Glossary of Animal Training Terms.

Index.

Build Your Own Behaviors
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Down
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Down-Stay 1
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Down-Stay 2
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Heeling
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Recall
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Roll Over
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Sit and Watch 1
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Sit and Watch 2
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Sit Pretty
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