K9 Personal Protection: A Manual for Training Reliable Protection Dogs (K9 Professional Training Series)

K9 Personal Protection: A Manual for Training Reliable

Create a safe, successful K9 training program that results in reliable protection dogs. Learn how to: Select the optimal breeds, temperament and physical and mental characteristics for protection work. Master the obedience-training techniques that form the foundation of protection training. Use the methods of the Dutch Police Dog (KNPV) program, which produces some of the finest police and protection dogs in the world. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, leading dog trainers from the Netherlands, share their proven, comprehensive program for training dogs for personal protection. Their cutting-edge techniques and work with the International Red Cross, the United Nations and the International Rescue Dog Organization (IRO) have placed them in worldwide demand. In this fully revised and updated edition of K9 Personal Protection, Resi and Ruud start with the basics, including how to select the right dog for protection work, how to properly raise a protection dog from a puppy and how to correct a dog’s bad behavior. Next, they cover fundamental obedience training for protection dogs, such as training for heelwork, the recall, the send away and more. Finally, they present a complete program for training reliable protection dogs, from basic exercises and decoy techniques to the exercis...

  • Brand: Dog Training Press
  • ASIN: 1550595881

Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days

Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days.Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbeha...


Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program

Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others.Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues—sit, stay, come here—as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.

  • Brand: Workman Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 0761168850

The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving and Manners

The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical,

Ahimsa \uh-HIM-sah \ n. a Buddhist doctrine of non-violence. Add in a fun, modern, scientific approach and you've got a great way to train your dog! Newly updated with information on BAT 2.0 for dog reactivity. Dog Lovers: Learn to solve and prevent a variety of problems, including barking, fear, puppy socialization, housetraining, aggression, fear, separation anxiety, and pulling on leash. Pro Trainers: Get more ways to teach skills and solve problems. Save time on write-ups by using this book as an in-home reference for your clients. Breeders and veterinarians: Send puppies home with this book to start them off on the right paw. REVIEWS! Of the thousands of dog training books out there, it's rare finding one that has something new to say or presents the science of positive training in a unique and meaningful way. Grisha's new book, the Ahimsa Dog Training Manual, does just that. Clear, concise, informative and extremely user-friendly, this book deserves a prominent place on every trainer's bookshelf. -Paul Owens Best-selling author of “The Dog Whisperer; A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training” (Adams Media, 1999) and “The Puppy Whisperer A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care” (Adams Media, 2007) This is it! This is the easy-to-read...

  • ASIN: 1478176415

Top Working Dogs: A Training Manual--Tracking, Obedience, Protection

Top Working Dogs: A Training Manual--Tracking, Obedience,

Top Working Dogs : A Training Manual covers procedures, problems, solutions for tracking, obedience and protection. It is the most comprehensive, most useful, most practical, most detailed Schutzhund training guide available. It presents in detail the secret training methods used by experts, and chapters on training psychology, puppy training, selecting the right instructor, etc., benefit novice, experienced and professional trainers alike. The book is easy to understand and virtually guarantees results. (Don't lend it to anyone, they won't return it!)

  • Brand: Brand: Dbc
  • ASIN: 0960879803

Terrier-Centric Dog Training: From Tenacious to Tremendous (Dogwise Training Manual)

Terrier-Centric Dog Training: From Tenacious to Tremendous (Dogwise

All kinds of dogs have a number of hard-wired traits bred into them. Hounds love to follow their noses, Retrievers love to fetch and Herding dogs love to herd. With few exceptions, these are pretty harmless activities and don’t stand in the way of training. Terriers, however, were bred to hunt and kill vermin independently, digging underground and barking excitedly, almost impervious to pain. Let’s see...just a few challenges to overcome in training: strong prey drive, independence, feistiness, digging, barking, the list goes on. In Terrier-Centric Dog Training, author Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell takes up the challenge to help terrier owners train their dogs by making sure they understand the instincts bred into terriers and what the most effective training and management techniques are to use when working with a “natural born killer.” You can train your terrier, but just don’t let him loose off-leash in a park full of squirrels!


How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition)

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The

  • Brand: Little Brown and Company
  • ASIN: 0316610003
  • UPC: 783324877526

K9 Schutzhund Training: A Manual for Tracking, Obedience and Protection

K9 Schutzhund Training: A Manual for Tracking, Obedience

Professional Schutzhund trainers and instructors Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak bring their years of knowledge and experience together in this book, K9 Schutzhund Training. Appropriate for training dogs for both protection work and for international sport dog certification and competition, this is designed to be an especially practical training method.Founded on the idea that effective training can only happen when a good bond and good communication exist between handler and dog, this method allows individual handler-dog teams to progress at their own speed. Different breeds and individual dogs may require different lengths of time and repetition to effectively learn to perform the exercises contained in this book. While many trainers claim a dog can be trained to perform to this level in only a few weeks, the authors show that effective, long-lasting results can only be achieved with time and patience. The three sections of this book focus on tracking, obedience and protection.

  • ASIN: 155059205X

K9 Schutzhund Training: A Manual for IPO Training through Positive Reinforcement (K9 Professional Training Series)

K9 Schutzhund Training: A Manual for IPO Training

A hands-on, practical approach to training your K9 for IPO levels 1, 2 and 3. Learn how to: Implement a successful training program for the three phases of Schutzhund: tracking, obedience and protection. Use expert tips and advice for passing the IPO trials. Become a better trainer by understanding the theory behind the most effective K9 training techniques. Beginners will receive an excellent introduction to the sport of Schutzhund, while expert trainer will stay on top of their game with the latest techniques. Using proven methods rooted in classical and operant conditioning, Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, world-renowned specialists in training working dogs, have developed this practical and positive Schutzhund training program. The excellent results trainers achieve through positive reinforcement prove the effectiveness of Resi and Ruud’s methods, which are based on more than 30 years of research and experience. In Resi and Ruud’s definitive guide for modern Schutzhund training, you’ll find the advice and encouragement you need to help you succeed in the IPO trials. And the book’s rugged design is perfect for use in the field.

  • ASIN: 1550595563

Training Dogs: A Manual

Training Dogs: A

**Please note that Dogwise does not endorse all of the training methods used in this book; it is a historical document and an early example of modern dog training. Today's dog trainer can trace the roots of modern training to Training Dogs by Colonel Konrad Most. Written in Germany in 1910, Training Dogs influenced how both dogs and trainers were taught in Europe and the United States for the next 50 years! It contains valuable and historically significant information, a true classic. 21st century trainers and behaviorists will find it amazing to realize that early in the 20th century Konrad Most was using and applying behavioral training principles with dogs long before B.F. Skinner! Most also created systematic and scientific methods to teach trainers how to train dogs with his " Theory of Training." While Most's methods may be viewed as harsh by modern dog trainers, the theory behind it was revolutionary for it's time and it is still applied today. Discover the roots of behavioral trainingSeeing the world from a dog's point of view.Utilizing instinctual behavior in training such as the prey drive.Use of compulsion and inducements. Use of primary and secondary reinforcers. Learn how Most TaughtObedience exercises including the recall, jumping and retrieving.Guard and schutzhund...

  • Color: Grey
  • Brand: Brand: Dogwise Publishing
  • ASIN: 192924200X

Chill Out Fido!: How to Calm Your Dog (Dogwise Training Manual)

Chill Out Fido!: How to Calm Your Dog

alm your canine wild childDoes your dog go bonkers when the doorbell rings or when you grab the leash to take him for a walk? If you find your dog is often difficult to control, you are not alone! Getting your dog to calm down and relax is one of the most common challenges pet parents face. This two-part book will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of behavior in dogs, then it provides you with eleven key training exercises to teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond to every day situations with confidence and composure. Chill Out will show you how to help your dog become the great dog you always knew he could be.Get results by learning aboutâ¢The interrelated factors that can cause your dogâs over-active behaviors.â¢The impact that diet can have on your dogâs inability to relax.â¢The basics of modern positive dog training that are the key to solving these common problems.â¢How to reward your dog for relaxed behaviorsâand avoid inadvertently reinforcing your dogâs wildness.â¢Step-by-step training exercises that deal with the most common situations where dogs tend to have trouble staying calm. BONUS! Trouble-shooting human training errors.

  • ASIN: B002RL98WG

K9 Search and Rescue: A Manual for Training the Natural Way (K9 Professional Training Series)

K9 Search and Rescue: A Manual for Training

Training that works by harnessing your dog’s instincts. Learn how to: Stimulate your dog’s natural hunting drive for effective SAR training. Start your dog’s training program with an easy, three-step process. Develop skills in a variety of search operations, including wilderness, avalanche and disaster scenarios. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak have trained search and rescue dogs for more than 30 years and have taken part in rescue operations around the world. They serve as training directors and international judges for the International Red Cross Federation, the United Nations, the International Rescue Dog Organization and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Based on their decades of study and experience, their innovative SAR training method is rooted in a firm, scientific understanding of K9 instincts. Step-by-step instructions, dozens of illustrations and photographs from the field establish a professional K9 SAR program to benefit both beginners and experts.

  • ASIN: 1550594478

From the Ground Up: Agility Foundation Training for Puppies and Beginner Dogs (Dogwise Training Manual)

From the Ground Up: Agility Foundation Training for

You might have a dog who you think will be a super-star on the agility course, but unless you work with him “from the ground up,” you may end up being disappointed. Author Kim Collins takes the position that there is a lot of training and relationship building that needs to go on before you ever begin to train the specific skills needed for agility. So this is the perfect book for you if you have a puppy or a young dog and are planning a career in agility in the future as it provides a complete training plan for both his pre-agility work and when he is ready to head out on the course.You will learn:-The relevant basic training methods including luring, prompting, and shaping.-The key concepts needed to provide reinforcements to your dog to get him to do what you want him to do.-Pre-agility obedience behaviors that all agility dogs need to master before moving forward.-All the skills your dog needs to master to succeed in agility including foundation work, flatwork, obstacle training, then testing and proofing.

  • ASIN: 1929242786

Companion Dog Obedience Training With Electronic Collars

Companion Dog Obedience Training With Electronic

Companion Dog Obedience Training with Electronic Collars offers gentle, safe effective training for all dogs. Do you love your dog but sometimes have trouble liking him? Then this book is for you.In one short month your dog can learn to be the happy, obedient dog you've always wanted! Covers complete basic obedience including walking on a loose leash, coming when called, heel, sit, down and stay.No more shouting. Reliable off leash control around distractions is easy when you understand how your dog learns and follow the step by step instructions included.Tired of your dog dragging you down the street? ... Imagine, no more pulling on the leash.Tired of chasing your dog? ... Imagine, your dog will come when called. Tired of your dog jumping on guests? ... Imagine your dog greeting them quietly.Tired of excessive barking? ... Imagine your dog quite and calm.Imagine the freedom your dog will enjoy. ... A whole new world will open to your trained, reliable companion dog. You will not have to shut him away because company is coming.

  • ASIN: B0063AC7HA

K9 Explosive and Mine Detection: A Manual for Training and Operations (K9 Professional Training Series)

K9 Explosive and Mine Detection: A Manual for

A comprehensive guide to training and certifying K9 explosive detection teams. Learn how to: Train your K9 to detect and safely alert for explosive substances. Conduct operational searches in buildings, vehicles, ships, and planes. Train your dog for the specialized work of mine detection. In the high stakes realm of explosive detection, where even the smallest mistake can have fatal consequences, the margin of error is zero. Well trained dog-handler teams can play a key role in explosive detection, but only if their training is top notch. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak have worked with police departments around the world to help them establish and improve their K9 explosive detection training programs, and in this book they share their expertise with handlers and trainers looking to enhance their own performance. They teach how to pick the right dog for explosive detection work, how to train the dog to detect explosives, and how to properly execute a variety of training and operational searches. They also provide some of the background knowledge you’ll need about common explosives and the many factors that can influence a K9’s work. Along with essential health and safety precautions for you and your dog, you’ll also learn how to test and certify dogs and handlers to ens...

  • ASIN: 155059690X
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