The Koehler Method of Dog Training

The Koehler Method of Dog Training Author William R. Koehler
ISBN-10 0876055773
Year 1996
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Howell Books
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Describes methods for increasing the learning capacity and emotional stability of a dog so that it can perform useful tasks

The Koehler Method of Utility Dog Training

The Koehler Method of Utility Dog Training Author William R. Koehler
ISBN-10 0876057857
Year 1991
Pages 143
Language en
Publisher Howell Books
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One of the world's foremost authorities on dog training gives detailed advice on preparing a dog to do well in advanced obedience trials, and discusses new exercises and rule changes

The Koehler Method of Dog Training

The Koehler Method of Dog Training Author William R. Koehler
ISBN-10
Year 2016-04-09
Pages
Language en
Publisher Ravenio Books
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When the complexities of modern living demanded that, for his own protection as well as his master’s convenience, the dog be made controllable, the average owner sought advice from the most available source, which was, too often, some local dog-show exhibitor. Not realizing that, excepting a few praiseworthy individuals, these exhibitors were only superficially concerned with the qualities of use and companionship, an unfortunate dog owner would accept the sight of trophies or ribbons as the credits of an expert. Growing numbers of people and dogs continued to emphasize the advantages of proper dog-behavior and when, in 1935, The American Kennel Club instituted its obedience trials, the competition necessary to focus attention on results and improvement of methods was provided. And something else was observed. It was evident that thorough obedience training does more than assure a dog’s response to his master’s command; capacities for learning and emotional stability could be increased and integrated as permanent qualities of character. Recently, leading magazines of both general and specialized nature have made the public aware of the trained dog’s potential, and of the recreational possibilities of dog training as a hobby. Interest in dog-training classes and other activities where dogs are dignified by usefulness, rather than merely looked at, is evidence that the dog-training public has outgrown the “make a game” and “tid-bit tossing” techniques that, by not being founded on positive and proper motivations, demonstrate the inadequacy of the master, thus promoting failure of response at those times when control is most needed, as well as contributing to the dog’s feeling of insecurity. Dog owners of perspective have come to want the type of obedience upon which a blind person might stake his life, and the emotional stability that is vital to dogs in the presence of small, unpredictable children. This classic includes the following chapters: Introduction Lesson I. Fables and Foibles Lesson II. Correct Equipment Lesson III. The Foundation Lesson IV. Heeling Lesson V. Sitting Lesson VI. The Automatic Sit Lesson VII. The Sit-Stay Lesson VIII. The Down Lesson IX. Down-Stay Lesson X. Stand-For-Examination Lesson XI. Recall Lesson XII. Finish Lesson XIII. Polishing Lesson XIV. The Throw-Chain Lesson XV. The Light Line Lesson XVI. Don’t Lose It—Use It Problems

Training Dogs

Training Dogs Author Col. Konrad Most
ISBN-10 9781617811418
Year 2014-01-10
Pages 201
Language en
Publisher Dogwise Publishing
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Discover the roots of today’s behavioral training methods which includes such concepts as seeing the world from a dog’s point of view, utilizing instinctual behavior in training, how to use primary and secondary reinforcers, and using inducement vs compulsion. This reprint of the classic work on dog training by German Konrad Most is the foundation for modern dog training.

K9 Personal Protection

K9 Personal Protection Author Resi Gerritsen
ISBN-10 9781550595888
Year 2014-12-22
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Dog Training Press
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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 world 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 exercises of the KNPV program. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

Manstopper

Manstopper Author Joel M. McMains
ISBN-10 0876051441
Year 1998-02-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher *Howell Book House
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This very thorough book on training a protection dog builds from understanding protection work to training, being an agitator, evaluating temperament, and more. Safety is emphasized throughout. It is fun, exciting, compelling reading, even if protection work is not a goal but simply a fascination.

A Dog Behaviourist s Diary

A Dog Behaviourist   s Diary Author Denise Mcleod
ISBN-10 9781785898679
Year 2016-09-09
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
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This book will make you laugh, make you cry and make you think in a way you have never done before. It explores both the canine “condition” and the human “condition” too, as many ‘dog problems’ are in fact ‘people problems’ but with more legs. Based on real life personal experiences of dogs that have come through our behaviour clinics or classes, it is a brutally honest and completely open expulsion of experience and knowledge expressed with great humour, insight and raw emotion. With tales of hilarity, happiness and success through to depression, grief, suicide and death, it brings to the reader a sense of perspective and compassion for others. Born of experience based on a lifetime of work with animals and close involvement with over 10.000 puppies and dogs, around 15,000 people, the breadth of experience is plain to see. The primary purpose of the book is entertainment that educates. Written in plain English, with easy to understand analogies, it is simple and enjoyable to follow. No technical knowledge of dogs or humans is required. As a public speaker I have learnt over the years, how people learn and what makes them laugh. Covering some of the most dangerous and worrying of behaviours, like dogs that bite people, dogs that aggress towards others, dogs that chase and kill things, puppy farms and many more. The range of this book provides something for everybody. It also covers the most common behaviour problems of all. One of the chapters about long coated breeds not being able to see properly and the range of behaviours that occur as a result, will help millions of dogs and owners, instantly. The blindingly obvious is obvious, only once the blindness is lifted. What could be better, puppies, dogs, people, laughter, success, heartache, real life quandaries, passion and finally, true love that conquers all. Literally.

A Dog Called Lucky Tide

A Dog Called Lucky Tide Author William Koehler
ISBN-10 059041710X
Year 1988
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
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With the help of a big dog he has rescued from drowning, sixteen-year-old Tim attempts to clear logs from his family's land and ferry them to a lumber mill, while under attack from an unscrupulous competitor.

Ten Natural Steps to Training the Family Dog

Ten Natural Steps to Training the Family Dog Author Matthew P. Duffy
ISBN-10 1456526308
Year 2011-01-21
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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If you are an average dog owner looking for answers to your dog-training needs, then it's time to take the Ten Natural Steps to Training the Family Dog. Whether you've finally taken the plunge and adopted a puppy or dog, but have no idea how to train it or make it a member of your family, or whether you have a dog that has been unruly for months or years, this is the book for you! Thousands of people just like you have gone to Matthew Duffy, a 30-year veteran dog trainer, for help. And just as they were able to take control of their dog using Matthew's techniques in Ten Natural Steps to Training the Family Dog, you will too! This straightforward book, which is centered around positive reinforcement, teaches you the techniques and step-by-step instruction you need to effectively and quickly train your dog. The training techniques outlined in the book apply equally well to all breed types and ages. In Ten Natural Steps to Training the Family Dog, Matthew teaches you: •how to transform a rambunctious dog into a composed family member without the use of negative emotion; •how to develop self-control in your dog without the use of formal commands; •how to manage your dog's behavior when challenged by distractions; •how to teach the five basic formal commands, step by step; •how to better understand the way your dog thinks; and •the basic principles of shaping your dogs behavior. A Message from Matthew “The head of the average family I deal with often falls short on enough time to comfortably manage all the aspects of pack living: too little time for the kids and spouse, even less time for himself or herself, and next to no time for the dog. In our amped-up American lifestyle, we have so much on our daily plate that there is little room left for any additional challenge, like owning a dog. How sad it would be to miss out on such a rewarding and ancient relationship. This has been my job over the past three decades: helping families minimize the challenge of dog ownership so that it fits on their daily plate. Honestly, with a few environmental controls and the right kind of relationship development, anyone can enjoy a canine companion as the first breeders intended: an animal uniquely developed to live among people.”