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, you'll 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.
Pat Miller has been a dog trainer for over thirty years. She is the founder of Peaceable Paws Dog & Puppy Training Center and is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She is a leading proponent of positive dog training techniques, and her columns on training are read by thousands in publications such as Whole Dog Journal .
Acknowledgments. Foreword. 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: Let Me Hear Your Body Talk. Chapter 5: I Read You Loud and Clear. Chapter 6: A New Leash on Life. Chapter 7: The Shape of Things to Come. Chapter 8: Should You Ever Punish? PART II: The Trick Is in the Training: Basic Exercises. Chapter 9: It's All Tricks. Chapter 10: The First Week-Sit Happens. Chapter 11: The Second Week-On Target. Chapter 12: The Third Week-Take It to the Limit. Chapter 13: The Fourth Week-Everyone Needs Her Own Spot. Chapter 14: The Fifth Week-Up and Over! Chapter 15: The Sixth Week-Well, Excuse Me! Chapter 16: Click! and Jackpot! PART III: Ain't Misbehavin': Addressing Behavior Challenges. Chapter 17: The Poisoned Cue (And Other Important Training Concepts). Chapter 18: Pees on Earth: Happy Housetraining! Chapter 19: Canine Social Misfits. Chapter 20: Don't Worry, Be Happy. Chapter 21: One Is the Loneliest Number. Chapter 22: A Biting Commentary. Chapter 23: The Green-Eyed Monster. Chapter 24: And Baby Makes Three. Epilogue: Choosing Your Animal-Care Professionals. Appendix I: Doggy 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. Index.