Canine Body Language

Canine Body Language Author Brenda Aloff
ISBN-10 1929242352
Year 2005
Pages 370
Language en
Publisher Dogwise Pub
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Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text! Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life. There isn't a dog trainer or behaviorist who won't learn something new in this incredible volume. And there isn't a dog owner who won't welcome the new insights they will gain into the behavior of the family dog.

Puppy Problems No Problem

Puppy Problems  No Problem Author Brenda Aloff
ISBN-10 1617810517
Year 2011
Pages 311
Language en
Publisher Dogwise Pub
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This book goes beyond any of the other puppy books out there and brings you Brenda's 20 years of experience working with problem dogs as a professional pet behavior consultant. This gives Brenda a unique view of what owners should have done to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. Training your dog should be a shared and fun experience that enhances the relationship you have with your dog. This book will lead you through each "problem" and in an easy to understand step-by-step program will show you how to make big differences in your dog's behavior.

People Training for Good Dogs

People Training for Good Dogs Author Melissa Berryman
ISBN-10 9781938908316
Year 2013-03-06
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Imagine your reaction if your child’s friend grabs the remote control of the TV you are watching and changes the channel—and then later, does it again. We instantly recognize this behavior as wrong and correct it. When humans break dog rules and they correct us, we ignore our insubordinate actions and default to “blaming the dog.” Former animal officer Melissa Berryman has witnessed how devastating the effects society’s entrenched beliefs regarding dog behavior and temperament can be—that good behavior can be purchased, that an owner’s handling ability doesn’t matter, that human behavior and the situations in which the dog is placed are insignificant. Berryman shows how analyzing situations and contexts can stop the cycle of preventable incidents. Written with humor and compassion, People Training for Good Dogs offers insight into the impact that human behavior and understanding have on our relationships with dogs. By working with core canine social and behavioral drives, Berryman provides owners with sound techniques that focus on safety and can help protect their liability in today’s world. “This is the new Bible for all dog owners. … It will truly help you have the best relationship with yours and all dogs!” —Katie Riopel, dog trainer and host of Katie K9

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Author M. Christine Zink
ISBN-10 9781118541517
Year 2013-02-19
Pages 484
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a gold-standard, comprehensive reference on all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation for all dogs. Written by an outstanding group of leaders in the field, the book covers topics ranging from biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and common orthopedic conditions of the canine athlete to in-depth rehabilitation and integrative therapies for all dogs. Each chapter includes case studies and numerous color images to demonstrate the concepts discussed. Encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches, Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is a complete resource for veterinarians, physical therapists, veterinary technicians and anyone interested in working with canine athletes or in offering rehabilitation therapy in their practice.

Excel erated Learning

Excel erated Learning Author Pamela J. Reid
ISBN-10 1888047070
Year 1996
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher James & Kenneth Pub
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This book is the secret for increasing the speed and efficiency of dog training. With the freedom of understanding "how your dog learns" comes the ability of making the process easy, efficient, and enjoyable for your dog. You'll be in a position to excel-erate your dog's learning! At long last we have someone who can explain all-important learning theory and make it intriguing and interesting. Agility enthusiast, obedience competitor and psychologist Dr. Pamela Reid introduces you to cutting-edge scientific techniques in dog training including, autoshaping retrieval (i.e., teaching your dog to train herself), and "errorless discrimination learning" for teaching retrieval and directed jumping. You'll love this book?it's so useful and utterly fascinating.

Dogs Bite

Dogs Bite Author Janis Bradley
ISBN-10 1888047186
Year 2005
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher James & Kenneth Pub
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Dogs are dangerous. And they are more dangerous to children than to adults. Not as dangerous of course, as kitchen utensils, drapery cords, five-gallon water buckets, horses, or cows. Not nearly as dangerous as playground equipment, swimming pools, skateboards, or bikes. And not remotely as dangerous as family, friends, guns, or cars. Heres the reality. Dogs almost never kill people. A child is more likely to die choking on a marble or a balloon, and an adult is more likely to die in a bedroom slipper related accident. Your chances of being killed by a dog are roughly one in 18 million. You are twice as likely to win a super lotto jackpot on a single ticket than be killed by a dog. You are five times as likely to be killed by a bolt of lightning than be killed by a dog. Because it is so extraordinary, lightning is often regarded as a universal clich for an Act of God. Dog-attack deaths are even more extraordinaryfive times more extraordinary.The supposed epidemic numbers of dog bites splashed across the media are absurdly inflated by dubious research and by counting bites that dont actually hurt anyone. Even when dogs do injure people, the vast majority of injuries are at the Band-Aid level.Dogs enhance the lives of millions more people than even the most inflated estimates of dog-bite victims. Search-and-rescue and cancer-detecting dogs save significant numbers of human lives, and assistance dogs enormously improve the quality of many more. Infants who live with dogs have fewer allergies. People with dogs have less cardiovascular disease, better heart attack survival, and fewer backaches, headaches, and flu symptoms. Petting your dog lowers stress and people who live with dogs just plain feel better than people who dont.Yet lawmakers, litigators, and insurers press for less dog ownership. This must stop. We must maintain perspective. Yes, dogs bite. But even party balloons and bedroom slippers are more dangerous.

Think Dog

Think Dog Author John Fisher
ISBN-10 9781844037322
Year 2012-06-06
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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In this seminal pet psychology book, John Fisher examines the mind of the dog with examples taken from his practical experience, with the aim of explaining to owners how the world appears from a dog's point of view.The first section of the book traces the ancestry and inherent behaviour of dogs, from their origins as pack animals related to the wolf or the jackal. The second part examines what most people describe as problem behaviour, which is just normal canine behaviour exhibited in the wrong place. The book concludes with an A-Z of common problems, their causes and cures.In the 1980s and 1990s John Fisher revolutionised dog training, first in England, then in the US. With his self-deprecating manner and 'Oh! So British' sense of humour he taught us to 'Think Dog'.

Tail Talk

Tail Talk Author Sophie Collins
ISBN-10 0811860779
Year 2007-08-09
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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A guide to dog behavior shows how the positions and movements of the ears, eyes, head, mouth and teeth, back, legs, and tail correspond the mood of the animal.

K9 Behavior Basics

K9 Behavior Basics Author Resi Gerritsen
ISBN-10 9781550594515
Year 2013-11-22
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Dog Training Press
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Understand dog behavior to work with, not against, your K9’s instincts. Learn how to: Recognize and interpret your K9’s expressions, gestures and signals. Use operant conditioning to efficiently and humanely train K9s. Plan and execute effective K9 training programs for search and detection, patrol, remote guided camera, attack, and more. The art and science of training police, military and other service dogs continue to evolve as we learn more about dog behavior. In this revised edition of K9 Behavior Basics, expert dog trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak and Simon Prins share the essentials every trainer needs to know about these advances in K9 training. You’ll learn how to successfully implement or improve your dogs’ training programs using operant conditioning. The authors outline key concepts in dog behavior and communication and provide practical approaches to operant conditioning. They share proven techniques and solid advice from their more than thirty years of specialized K9 experience. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned pro staying up-to-date, K9 Behavior Basics has something for you. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

How To Speak Dog

How To Speak Dog Author Stanley Coren
ISBN-10 9781471109416
Year 2012-12-11
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Communication is crucial in any relationship - especially when one of you happens to be a dog. Drawing on substantial research in animal behaviour, Stanley Coren demonstrates that the average house dog can distinguish at least 140 words and can interact at a level approaching that of a human two-year-old. While actual conversation of the sort Lassie seemed capable of in Hollywood myth-making remains in the realm of fantasy, this book shows us that a great deal of real communication is possible between humans and dogs beyond the simple giving and obeying of commands. How to Speak Dog not only explains the sounds, words, actions and movements which will help owners to communicate most effectively with their dogs; it also deciphers the signs and signals our dogs are giving to us. With easy-to-follow tips on how humans can mimic the language dogs use to talk to one another, original drawings illustrating the subleties of canine body language and a handy visual glossary, How to Speak Dog gives dog lovers a whole new range of essential skills with which to improve their relationship with their dogs.

The Social Dog

The Social Dog Author Juliane Kaminski
ISBN-10 9780124079311
Year 2014-05-20
Pages 418
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Dogs have become the subject of increasing scientific study over the past two decades, chiefly due to their development of specialized social skills, seemingly a result of selection pressures during domestication to help them adapt to the human environment. The Social Dog: Behaviour and Cognition includes chapters from leading researchers in the fields of social cognition and behavior, vocalization, evolution, and more, focusing on topics including dog-dog and dog-human interaction, bonding with humans, social behavior and learning, and more. Dogs are being studied in comparative cognitive sciences as well as genetics, ethology, and many more areas. As the number of published studies increases, this book aims to give the reader an overview of the state of the art on dog research, with an emphasis on social behavior and socio-cognitive skills. It represents a valuable resource for students, veterinarians, dog specialists, or anyone who wants deeper knowledge of his or her canine companion. Reviews the state of the art of research on dog social interactions and cognition Includes topics on dog-dog as well as dog-human interactions Features contributions from leading experts in the field, which examine current studies while highlighting the potential for future research

Dog to Dog Communication

Dog to Dog Communication Author Jamie Shaw
ISBN-10 1599210886
Year 2007-10-01
Pages 139
Language en
Publisher Lyons Press
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Some dogs are friendly with other dogs, and some dogs are consistently aggressive or fearful, no matter the breed. In this fully illustrated guide, dog expert Jamie Shaw explains to readers the natural and learned instincts that form a dog's temperament and then teaches us how to apply the right kind of behavioral training methods to ensure a dog-friendly dog that you'll no longer have to be embarrassed by. Complete with instructional photos and chock-full of helpful step-by-step information, Shaw also shares case histories of specific dogs that transformed their dog-aggressive manners even when their owners thought all hope was lost. This is an easy-to-use handbook for those of us who want to keep our four-legged friends safe and happy in any social situation. Jamie Shaw founded The Dog School in 1987 when she saw a need for a new kind of dog training. The school uses the theory of animal learning to train and teach dogs to be very user-friendly for their owners. Shaw teaches dog to dog communication, agility, and obedience classes and also offers behavioral consultations.