Lucky Dog Lessons

Lucky Dog Lessons Author Brandon McMillan
ISBN-10 9780062478962
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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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 misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.

How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days Revised

How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days  Revised Author Shirlee Kalstone
ISBN-10 0307573516
Year 2009-11-04
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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For almost twenty years, dog owners have turned to this compact guide for sensible, step-by-step advice how to housebreak their beloved pets--in just one week! Now revised and updated, pet expert Shirlee Kalstone's foolproof method for housebreaking your dog is available with a fresh new look and up-to-date information. Whether your dog is a puppy or getting on in years, whether your goal is to housebreak, paper train, or litter train, this practical, easy-to-follow plan will help you transform your pet into a dependable member of the household--in a way that works with both his innate behavioral instincts and your individual lifestyle. You'll never again have to worry about your dog acting out, feeling anxious or depressed--or ruining your brand-new rug--as you discover: * The simple secret of successful housebreaking--understanding your dog as a den dweller * Step-by-step programs tailored to both apartment dwellers and home owners, as well as to people who go to work, versus those who are home all day * Schedules for training puppies and (re)training adult dogs * How to identify your dog's natural behavioral rhythms--and use them to your advantage * How to cope with housebreaking lapses, marking territory, separation anxiety, and health problems * The power of praise and positive reinforcement, not punishment Including sample schedules and timetables, and a list of related resources and websites, here is the essential, proven advice that will make training a pleasure, for both you and your dog. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Train Your Dog Positively

Train Your Dog Positively Author Victoria Stilwell
ISBN-10 9781607744153
Year 2013-03-19
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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Victoria Stilwell, positive reinforcement dog trainer and star of the hit Animal Planet TV show, It's Me or the Dog, explains how to use her force-free, scientifically-backed training methods to solve common canine behavior problems. Victoria Stilwell, America's favorite no-nonsense trainer, has rehabilitated some of the world's most difficult dogs- and now she's revealing her scientifically proven behavioral training secrets for you to use at home. Victoria's all-new training guide shows how positive reinforcement is more effective than other methods: by changing the way your dog thinks, feels, and learns, you can actually encourage your dog to want to behave. With tips and tricks for understanding canine language, harnessing the power of reward-based training, and tapping into dogs' natural instincts, there are no hopeless cases! So get ready to boost your dog's confidence, improve your communication, and build your bond with your best friend today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Modern Dog Parenting

Modern Dog Parenting Author Sarah Hodgson
ISBN-10 9781250095558
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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You and your dog are a lot alike. By several behavioral measures, your dog’s mental abilities are equivalent to those of a two to three and a half-year-old toddler. Dogs can learn up to 250 words, count from one to five and understand basic arithmetic. Your dog can imitate and understand your behavior and has a sense of fairness. Doesn’t it make sense to treat these sensitive, intelligent creatures a bit more like children? Kids—and dogs—raised with kindness and respect grow up happy. And happy is good. Modern Dog Parenting will show readers that yes, you can love your dog and live with him, too. Dogs (and the people who love them) are tired of the school of dominant, top-dog training. They are looking for a new kind of pack leader: someone funny, enthusiastic, intuitive, approachable, and, above all, effective. And they’ve found her. Sarah Hodgson rejects dominance-based training and gets astonishing results with a blend of wit, compassion, energy, and proven skills. She communicates instructions clearly, directs behavior compassionately, and rewards success lavishly. Topics include: *Understanding the signs your dog is giving you *Having fun while learning manners *How to fit your dog into your lifestyle *How to communicate lovingly and effectively with your dog

The Secret Language of Dogs

The Secret Language of Dogs Author Victoria Stilwell
ISBN-10 9780600634881
Year 2017-05-04
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. The Secret Language of Dogs is a guide to understanding your dog, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping them to learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success. Along the way, you'll learn the answers to questions such as: -What do different tail wags mean? -What does being right-pawed say about my dog's personality? -How can I tell the difference between boredom barking and warning barking? -What does it mean when my dog spins around, arches his back, or gives me the whale eye? -Do dogs feel guilt? -How do dogs perceive human faces? -Why do some scientists think dogs' emotional experience is even greater than ours? Filled with adorable full-colour photographs and instructive illustrations, this insightful 'dog decoder' will soon make you dog's best friend.

Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog Author Sarah Boston
ISBN-10 9781770893528
Year 2014-05-30
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher House of Anansi
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Lucky Dog is a hilarious and heartwarming memoir by a renowned veterinary oncologist who tells us what we can learn about health care and ourselves from our most beloved pets. What happens when a veterinary surgical oncologist (laymen’s term: cancer surgery doctor) thinks she has cancer herself? Enter Sarah Boston: a vet who suspects a suspicious growth in her neck is thyroid cancer. From the moment she uses her husband’s portable ultrasound machine to investigate her lump — he’s a vet, too — it’s clear this will not be your typical cancer memoir. She takes us on a hysterical and thought-provoking journey through the human health care system from the perspective of an animal doctor. Weaving funny and poignant stories of dogs she’s treated along the way, this is an insightful memoir about what the human medical world can learn from the way we treat our canine counterparts. Lucky Dog teaches us to trust our instincts, be our own advocates, and laugh while we’re doing it.

Let Dogs Be Dogs

Let Dogs Be Dogs Author The Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 9780316387927
Year 2017-09-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners. No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated on an understanding of the dog's true nature. Dogs need food, water, exercise and play, rest, veterinary care--the basics. But since dogs naturally want to be led, they also need focused and compassionate guidance. Through abundant stories and case studies, the authors reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace. The promise of this book is that, especially in an ever-accelerating world filled with digital distractions, you can learn from your dog's example how to live in the moment, thereby enriching your life immeasurably.

Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog Author Mark Barrowcliffe
ISBN-10 9781472205612
Year 2013-02-28
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'You'd think that when you see someone hit the floor right in front of you that you'd remember some telling, cinematic detail. The arc of the cigarette through the air, for instance, or the expression on the man's face. All I remember, though, is the curly-tailed dog looking up at me with the sort of expression that says, "Well, that just about puts the tin lid on it."' After his mother's funeral, Dave Barker's life takes an unexpected turn. A total stranger drops dead in his office, for starters. A good deed leads him into the company of powerful men who want to be Dave's friend. His girlfriend can't get enough of him. So what exactly is Dave's problem? And then there's the dog...

The Everything Essential Dog Training and Tricks Book

The Everything Essential Dog Training and Tricks Book Author Gerilyn J Bielakiewicz
ISBN-10 9781440590207
Year 2015-05-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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There is nothing like the bond between you and your dog, and that bond can be strengthened through training together. Let Certified Pet Dog Trainer Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz show you how to introduce new skills the right way and teach your dog simple commands, crowd-pleasing tricks, and everything in between! You'll learn how to: Control excessive barking Housebreak a puppy or adult dog Stop jumping and other problem behaviors Teach tricks based on your dog's temperament Walk your dog on-leash safely Use treats, clickers, and toys for training Featuring fun photos that showcase easy tricks, this all-in-one resource is your ultimate guide for a well-behaved and happy pet!

Zak George s Dog Training Revolution

Zak George s Dog Training Revolution Author Zak George
ISBN-10 9781607748922
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO RAISE AND TRAIN YOUR DOG Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includes · Choosing the right pup for you · Housetraining and basic training · Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues · Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food · Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog · Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Training the Best Dog Ever

Training the Best Dog Ever Author Larry Kay
ISBN-10 9780761175025
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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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.

Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog Author Kirby Larson
ISBN-10 0545554519
Year 2014-01-28
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Press
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A collection of stories about the Pawley Rescue Center, where rescued dogs find their way into hearts and homes.

Transformational Dog Training

Transformational Dog Training Author Brian Bergford
ISBN-10 0692403701
Year 2015-06-07
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher
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Despite the billions of dollars poured into dog training each year nationwide, many dog owners remain frustrated and uninspired with the results. The role of personal stability and wellness in the human-canine partnership has gone largely ignored or has been merely alluded to in much of the existing training literature. Transformational Dog Training is a straightforward, compelling, and practical guide to enduring dog training principles, complemented by personal psychological strategies that when married create the perfect recipe for a balanced dog, a balanced life, and that deep, enduring, one-of-a-kind bond we all aspire to share with our dogs. This book is for you If you want a well-trained dog If you ever wish your dog would listen better If you are frustrated by your dog's negative behavior patterns If you desire to develop clear and authentic communication strategies that work Transformational Dog Training is also for those who desire to make personal changes that will not only directly and profoundly affect their dogs and their relationship to them but transcend that relationship to empower them in other areas of their lives. It is for anyone who wants to realize this powerful and lasting change but needs guidance in getting there. It is a book to be read and reread, providing new insights throughout the many phases of life. Far more than just a timely dog training manual, it is a personal development book for dog owners.

When Pigs Fly

When Pigs Fly Author Jane Killion
ISBN-10 9781929242443
Year 2007
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Dogwise Publishing
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Do you have an impossible dog? Does your dog come when called, heel properly when you go for a walk, and sit quietly when you ask him to? If your answer is a resounding No! then you may think you have an impossible dog, a Pigs Fly dog, one you may think can never be trained. The key to training success with these dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then use those rewards to get the behavior you want. Youll be amazed at what your bad dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!

Free Days With George

Free Days With George Author Colin Campbell
ISBN-10 9780385682886
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Doubleday Canada
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A heartwarming, true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain--get your tissues ready, animal lovers! After Colin Campbell went on a short business trip abroad, he returned home to discover his wife of many years had moved out. No explanations. No second chances. She was gone and wasn’t coming back. Shocked and heartbroken, Colin fell into a spiral of depression and loneliness. Soon after, a friend told Colin about a dog in need of rescue—a neglected 140-pound Newfoundland Landseer, a breed renowned for its friendly nature and remarkable swimming abilities. Colin adopted the traumatized dog, brought him home and named him George. Both man and dog were heartbroken and lacking trust, but together, they learned how to share a space, how to socialize, and most of all, how to overcome their bad experiences. At the same time, Colin relived childhood memories of his beloved grandfather, a decorated war hero and a man who gave him hope when he needed it most. Then everything changed. Colin was offered a great new job in Los Angeles, California. He took George with him and the pair began a new life together on the sunny beaches around L.A. George became a fixture in his Hermosa Beach neighborhood, attracting attention and giving affection to everyone he met, warming hearts both young and old. Meanwhile, Colin headed to the beach to rekindle his love for surfing, but when George encountered the ocean and a surfboard for the first time, he did a surprising thing—he jumped right on the board. Through surfing, George and Colin began a life-altering adventure and a deep healing process that brought them back to life. As their story took them to exciting new heights, Colin learned how to follow George’s lead, discovering that he may have rescued George but that in the end, it was George who rescued him. Free Days with George is an uplifting, inspirational story about the healing power of animals, and about leaving the past behind to embrace love, hope and happiness. From the Hardcover edition.