In this book, author Turid Rugaas, well known for her work on identifying and utilizing canine "calming signals," turns her attention to understanding and managing barking behavior. If you can identify what your dog is expressing when he barks, you can take steps to minimise the negative effects of barking in cases where you find it a problem. BAT looks at the function of growling, lunging, or fleeing and helps dogs learn socially acceptable behaviours that serve that same function. In a nutshell, BAT builds confidence by giving dogs a chance to learn to control their environment through peaceful means.
That makes BAT very empowering to your dog or puppy, in a good way. It's also empowering for you, as you learn how to understand your dog and help him learn to safely get along with people, dogs, and other "triggers. Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably "calming signals" which are signals dogs give other dogs and humans that denote stress. These are dogs' attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression. The DVD shows footage of many calming signals, how dogs use them, and how you can use them to calm your dog.
Dogs have deliberate, subtle, and often humorous ways of expressing themselves. Canine Behavior - A Photo Illustrated Handbook includes 1, images of dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes. It was created for everyone interested in dogs—pet owners, trainers, veterinarians, ethologists, and behaviorists. Using the interdisciplinary language of photography, Barbara Handelman illustrates and explains canine behavior and communication. Her book establishes a common understanding and vocabulary for people interested in, and working with, dogs.
Canine Behavior is structured in many user-friendly ways, including alphabetical organization of the terminology, cross referencing, and, both a detailed table of contents, and an index. Those interested in both wild and domestic dog behavior will spend hours, if not years, studying and learning from this book. What are the four conditioning components of top athletes?
Most physical therapists agree that they include balance, strength, endurance and flexibility. The same characteristics apply to canine athletes as well and form the basis of this new book by Sasha Foster, co-author of the award winning The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog. When the four conditioning components are executed in a systematic approach using the key exercise principles of frequency, intensity and duration, you can train your dog to reach his fullest potential in whatever canine sport or activity you choose to participate in—and help keep him fitter and more injury-free over a longer period of time.
Massage is used to help dogs relax, to condition the canine athlete, to assist in recovery from injuries and to ease chronic pain. Learn the techniques of a recognized expert in the field so that you can bring the well-known benefits of massage to your own dog or become a canine massage specialist. Well illustrated with over illustrations and photos, detailed examinations of muscular stress points, diagnoses and treatments. Excellent source of information on dog anatomy as well. Almost every dog and some more than others have some degree of prey drive, that is the chase instinct!
You may experience it when your otherwise well mannered dog suddenly takes off chasing after a rabbit, squirrel, or a jogger. The old approach to solving this problem involved the use of "corrective" devices like choke chains and electronic fences. A better approach includes training and management techniques that reward your dog for choosing to focus on and stay near you, the owner. Clarissa von Reinhardt has been working on the issue of how to deal with unwanted predatory behaviour for many years. In this fascinating and inspiring book, she takes the readers step by step through her training methods, inviting them to learn more about a dog's complex spectrum of behaviour, and ultimately to maintain as much control as possible over the urge to chase prey.
Does 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 about. Today's professional dog trainer needs to develop expertise in a wide variety of fields: This collection of articles from APDT's "Chronicle of the Dog" will prove a valuable resource for trainers and would-be trainers. When the first volume of The Dog Trainer's Resource was published in , it became a resounding success among professional dog trainers and behaviorists. It also introduced a new generation of dog trainers to the profession and started them on the road to success with information from experts in the field.
The Chronicle is designed to help new and experienced dog professionals learn from the most progressive thinkers in the world of dog behavior and training as well as the most successful business people in the field. In this volume, containing the best articles from the past few years, The Dog Trainer's Resource 3 places a special emphasis on developing skills in areas where many trainers may lack experience, like specialized training protocols and improving business practices for profitability and longevity.
Do dogs experience emotions? If so, how do their emotions compare with those of people and what does the latest research say? Find out how you can use the dog's desire to play to become a more effective trainer and get owner compliance with training by making it more fun. Trainers love to train, but need business skills too. Committed owners want to help their pets live more stress-free lives and trainers often need special skills to make this happen. Is what you read based on solid or shaky analysis? Jean Donaldson is dogdom's most influential dog trainer and behaviorist and a best-selling author.
In 41 essays, Jean highlights the common and frequently wrong-headed notions people have about why dogs behave the way they do, and explains what really motivates your pooch and how to change behavior. The new edition is substantially updated with many new essays that are sure to both inform and delight you. You may have read books or seen TV shows that tell you that your dog will seek to dominate you, your family members and other pets unless you become the "alpha" and put him in his place.
The theory is that since dogs evolved from wolves and wolves supposedly form packs with strict pecking orders and battle each other to become the pack leader, your dog will do the same within your household. In this new US edition, author Barry Eaton separates out the facts from the fiction regarding dominance in pet dogs, presenting the reader with the results of recent research into the behaviour of wolves and the impacts of selective breeding on the behaviour of dogs.
The results may surprise you and will surely inform you. Describes a six-week programme to get people and dogs off on the right paw. Clear descriptions of humane and scientifically-based methods to teach basic exercises including sit, down, come, heel, stay and no jumping up. As importantly, the book emphasizes how to make training fun for those at both ends of the leash, and how to ensure reliable responses while still being your dog's best friend. Includes trouble-shooting tips for what to do when your dog hasn't read the training books and doesn't respond as expected.
Equally useful for training classes or for people who are "home schooling. Including an entirely new section on leash-walking multiple dogs, this dog training booklet has received rave reviews from people living with more than one dog. Written with Patricia McConnell and Karen London's extensive knowledge of both theory and practicality, not to mention their sense of humor , it provides clear and workable ideas to make living with a pack of dogs fun and fulfilling. This is a great resource if you're looking for some dog training tips to create a little order out of the canine chaos in your home, or wondering how in the world you'll manage the entire pack for a walk around the neighborhood.
Perhaps you're concerned that there is tension between two of the dogs in your pack or whether your dog's play might escalate into aggression. This expanded and updated booklet has the answers to those questions and many more. Written to help you maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household, it emphasizes the use of ethology and positive training methods to teach your dogs to be polite and patient instead of demanding and pushy. Filled with practical ideas about keeping life fun in houses that have two dogs or many more than that, Feeling Outnumbered is a great resource for all multiple dog owners whether novice or professional.
Updated and revised to be even more user-friendly than before, Feisty Fido is designed for anyone novice or professional who works with dogs who are overly reactive to other dogs when on leash. Whether your or your client's dog reacts by barking, lunging, stiffening or hiding behind your legs, this booklet is full of humane and effective dog training solutions to a common dog problem.
It includes new sections on equipment, an expanded section on "Where's the Dog", and revised instructions for teaching "Watch". With plans for handling emergencies such as off-leash dogs who show up out of no where, this dog training program can make leash walks fun again, for you AND your dog. From the award-winning author of Culture Clash, Mine!
A practical guide to the treatment of dog-dog aggression. This down-to-earth manual will teach you how to use behavior modification to retrain a dog that bullies other dogs or becomes fearful when approached by other dogs. Includes descriptions of common types of aggression, assessing prognosis, remedial socialization, on-leash manners training, proximity sensitivity, play style and skills, resource guarding, and prevention. What is challenging for so many trainers is that their success in working with dogs ultimately depends on the cooperation, understanding and follow-through of the people who bring their dogs to them to be trained.
Failure to work with people often leads to failure with the dogs. Most dog trainers have a strong desire to help dogs learn appropriate behaviors and solve the kinds of problems that most dogs experience or create. It is why they get into the business in the first place and it is what they are trained to do. The vital skill of empathic listening so that the trainer truly understands the needs and goals of the client. Ways to handle common objections and to get clients to commit to training programs. Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation.
This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in this booklet are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand.
An essential part of any canine library! Would make an excellent hand-out in classes, for vet offices, or humane societies! What is your dog's body language saying to you and to other dogs? Is he showing friendliness, fear, or stress? When does play turn to aggression? Watch a variety of breeds and mixes showing dozens of examples of canine behaviour and body language. Learn how to read these signals so that you develop a better understanding of canine behaviour.
For dog owners, trainers, behaviourists, veterinarians and shelters. Set of 2 discs. Easy to follow instructions that teach you a kind and effective method for encouraging dogs to walk on a lead without pulling. Quick and easy to learn, the method can be applied to any dog no matter what size, breed or age. Dogs that are easily distracted, or that encounter situations where they may lunge, bark, or give aggressive displays can be helped to walk calmly and quietly on a loose lead.
My Dog Pulls explains: What works, what doesn't. Jean Donaldson brings her considerable wisdom -- and wit -- to a wide variety of topics of interest to dog trainers and enthusiasts in this book from Dogwise Publishing. In 55 essays, Jean tackles issues ranging from the nature vs nurture debate, to the role of dominance in domestic dogs, to what are the most effective ways to train dogs.
You will note a number of themes that flow throughout the book. Jean is a firm believer in conducting scientific research verifiable results rather than forming opinions based on gut feel or taking an anthropomorphic view of dog behavior. She also admits that we are flying blind on many issues because of a lack of research and tells the reader when that is the case. She looks at problem behaviors problems for humans at least from the perspective that both a dog's genes and environment impact behavior, and our ability to modify such behaviors is sometimes muddled since we don't always understand how genetics and environment interact.
And finally, just what is a Dog Mom or Dad and how did that phenomenon develop and what is its genetic usefulness, if any, to both dogs and people?! Along with her other best selling books, Oh Behave! Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably "calming signals," which are signals dogs use to avoid conflict, invite play, and communicate a wide range of information to other dogs and people. These are the dogs' attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression.
What Your Dog Tells You,' is also available. What if the secret to great dog training is to be a frequent "feeder" rather than a strong leader? A skilled reinforcer rather than a strict enforcer? Over the past two decades, countless dog trainers across the world have embraced the liberal use of positive reinforcement. Often accompanying this trend, however, is an underlying emphasis, inherited from more coercive models of dog training, that each human in the family must be the dog's leader.
But adopting the role of leader using what is known as the "Nothing in Life is Free" training protocol can result in stifling rules that constrain a person's ability to share affection and attention with their dogs. This focus on human leadership puts puts the burden on dogs to "earn" their rewards rather than placing the primary responsibility on the humans to be generous, precise, creative "feeders" i. In this new book, renowned dog trainer Kathy Sdao reveals how her journey through life and her decades of experience training marine mammals and dogs led her to reject a number of sacred cows including the leadership model of dog training.
She describes in narrative fashion how she has come to focus her own training philosophy which emphasizes developing partnerships in which humans and dogs exchange reinforcements and continually cede the upper hand to one another. Quick Clicks explains the technique of clicker training without the often-confusing jargon, and provides step-by-step instructions for training a variety of fun and useful behaviors. Useful training includes Wait at the door, Walk nicely on and off leash, and Confidence-building exercises, while a chapter on Tricks provides some fun and games.
Early chapters help the novice practice the technique in quick and easy bits and pieces, while the final chapter explains the formal language of operant conditioning, for further reading on the subject and provides a list of Resources. Teaching a dog to follow a "target" is the best way to train both simple and complicated behaviors. Targeting is useful for everything from training the family dog to competitive obedience and agility. The detailed instructions in this book will deliver outstanding results!
Save your back, work at a distance, or get tricky parts of the dog, such as the back feet, moving the way you want them to move. You'll learn how to train your dog to target your hand, a contact disk or a target stick, then utilize targets to build complex behaviors. Teaches you how to break down a behavior into easily trainable steps. Target training can be used for at-home manners, therapy dog work, canine sports, or to teach tricks.
Targeting can help you get to your goal no matter what it is! When dogs growl at other dogs, lunge at people and bark at everything it's often mislabeled as "aggression. The appropriate term for this constellation of behaviors is "reactivity. This book helps dog owners and trainers to understand the reactive dog and help him change for the better.
The process is easy to grasp, and once the changes begin to take shape, owners become so encouraged that improving their dog's behavior suddenly becomes fun and exciting! If your dog can't pay attention to you in public places, doesn't behave like a good member of the family when guests visit, and looses control when other dogs are nearby, this book has a lot to offer. All training methods and classroom techniques are non-force and based on developing a 'working relationship' with your dog. Easy to read and understand, pages, with 68 photographs and graphics to help you improve behavior and solve problems.
This edition includes more specific examples, and more and better photos to give you a better idea of what to look for and how to handle your reactive dog. Human medicine has long recognized the health implications of stress on our physical and mental health. Dogs feel stress too. Learn how to identify and resolve more than 30 signs of stress in dogs and help your dog live a longer, happier life.
Simple, sensible solutions for both the professional and concerned dog owner. 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. 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.
Do you have an impossible dog? Most dogs have many characteristics that make them quiet trainable. Your dog is smart, a good problem solver and posesses a strong drive to get what he wants. Learn how to make your dog operant; a dog willing to seek out the correct behavior in return for a reward. You don't have to constantly feed your dog for good behavior. Learn how to use play and other activities as an effective reward. With the "Pigs Fly" Training System you will: The key to training success with difficult dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then to use those rewards to get the behaviors you want.
You'll be amazed at what your "bad" dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on! The much talked about DVD has finally arrived! Step-by-step training that is as easy as it is effective. Crate Games features not only mature dogs but also puppies as young as 9 weeks old learning how to have focus and motivation for work, how to relax in a crate even while another dog is working, how to have self control rather than imposed control for a phenomenal sit stay, a speedy and dependable recall, distance skills for obedience or agility, how to develop an amazing working relationship, confidence while being proofed during any tough distraction, how to offer responses keenly when being shaped, and much more.
See why "Crate Games" is the cornerstone of Susan Garrett's unbelievably successful dog training program and why it is now being implemented in dog training schools all over the world!
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Don't Shoot The Dog! Karen teaches the principles of the revolutionary 'clicker training', eight methods to end undesirable habits and ten laws for 'shaping' behaviour without strain or pain using 'affection training'. She also looks at the effects of reinforcement training in the real world, and how it can be used in lots of exciting new ways.
Written by the clicker legend Karen Pryor this book is the perfect start to teaching clicker training, a positive reinforcement training system. It is a revolutionary training method which is straight forward, humane, easy to learn and fun! Through using the clicker this book will teach you how to teach your dog a wide variety of new things from basic obedience to tricks and games. Once the basic have been mastered the clicker can be used to expand upon any aspect of your dog's training.
This DVD will introduce you to Pattern Games, a simple set of exercises that provides a predictable and secure structure for dogs in order to help them normalize potential "triggers" in their environment. These games set the dogs up to make good behavioral choices, the end result being to teach them to focus and work off lead comfortably around things that bother or excite them without reacting.
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This DVD covers how to train the most important behaviors and and skills needed for tackling reactivity. These in depth tutorials will show you how to to lower stress, build calmness, build attention, train alternate behaviors, reinforce the absence of reactivity and most importantly build your dog's confidence and trust in you. The DVD also covers how to interrupt and prevent reactivity. In this training plan you will learn skills for using counter conditioning in order to change your dog's emotional response to things he fears, or that make him over-aroused.
The making of this DVD was inspired by Splash, Emily's Border Collie, who used to be a highly reactive and fearful dog, and who now brings tears of joy to Emily's eyes instead of tears of sadness. Emily's goal is to empower the hopeless, who feel overwhelmed with the task of rehabilitating their beloved companion. This DVD is for those whose dogs are reactive to people, other dogs and objects. However, this same training method can be applied to dogs that are overly fearful or overly excitable in certain situations, but who don't become reactive.
This is because the same goal is appropriate for all of these dogs; creating a dog that feels relaxed, calm, and WANTS to do what his handler asks in all situations. In the fluid dance we call play, dogs leap, spin, chase, pounce, and wrestle together. Their interactions range from joyful romps based in camaraderie and fun, to cautious "discussions" born of over-arousal and tension, and sometimes even to skirmishes that can result in bodily harm.
If we are to make accurate behavioral assessments and keep dogs safe psychologically and physically, we must understand play's subtle dynamics. Through entertaining lecture and extensive video footage, we will explore the nuances of dog-dog play. Viewing slow motion playback will reveal split-second body language, signals, and maneuvers that would otherwise be missed, and will improve your skills when watching dogs interact in real time.
Even if you are an experienced trainer or owner, you'll be amazed at how much is revealed. One thing is certain: This 3-part video set shows why Dr. Patricia McConnell is one of the nation's leading experts on canine aggression. The first half of the seminar addresses leash aggression to unfamiliar dogs, while the second focuses on dog-dog aggression within the home.
Social learning means acquiring new behaviours from the observation of others. Recent studiesrevealed the social cognitive abilities of dogs and suggested that they are surprisingly predisposed to learn socially from humans. Do as I Do is a new training method based on dogs' social cognitive skills, particularly on their imitative ability.
With this training technique dogs will learn new behaviours observing and copying their owners. During the seminar Claudia describes how to teach dogs the "imitation rule" and how to progress through the training protocol. Dogs will first be taught to imitate a small set of familiar actions actions already trained with traditional techniques and will then generalize this rule. At the end of the training protocol, the owners will be able to teach new behaviours to their dogs, simply showing them what to do.
These new actions will be then put under verbal cue. The cognitive abilities implied in social learning and in this training method are also described. This is the first training method based on dog's social cognitive abilities. If so, this specially produced video is for you. Join Patricia McConnell on her farm for a forty-five minute discussion and demonstration of how to teach your dog to come when called, what to do when he doesn't come during training sessions, and how to proof a solid recall through difficult distractions.
This clear and concise video includes demonstration dogs of all descriptions and is filmed in the beautiful green hills of southern Wisconsin. Reinforcement is the key to successful training, as most trainers already know! However, there are many different reinforcement strategies and reinforcement options available to trainers: The mythology around how various schedules of reinforcement work can mislead trainers into using a strategy inappropriately and lead to frustration for the animal and the trainer. Many trainers fail to approach new reinforcement strategies systematically, which can be the reason why certain strategies seem to fail.
This class will explore both the science behind these concepts and successful methods for implementing different types of reinforcement into a training program. This is one of Ken's most popular seminars. This short seminar video will help dog-savvy viewers get started with Behavior Adjustment Training. You'll see how to add BAT to your behavior modification toolbox to build dogs' coping skills and decrease fear. While food or other rewards are used with BAT in some cases, the main focus of BAT is on using environmental rewards that already maintain the reactivity.
Dogs are excellent interpreters of canine body language and signals. But how good are we at reading dogs? Sure, you know that ears back and tail down means a dog is afraid, and that a show of teeth is your cue to move away slooowly. But there's so much more to canine body language and communication. Here are just a few of the topics that are covered: What does it mean when a dog's teeth chatter, or when the lower jaw trembles?
How dangerous are air snaps and muzzle punches? Is there a significance to which side your dog's tail wag favors? What are the active and passive defense reflexes? Can you recognize the subtle signals that tell you when a dog is afraid? Do dogs "laugh" and if so, how can we make use of it? You'll hear about all of these things, and will also gain a much better understanding of how human body language and vocalizations can have a huge impact. You'll see how even your smallest gesture can affect the way dogs react, both in training and in everyday interactions.
Best of all, you'll learn how to use that knowledge to gain cooperation and trust. The lecture is packed with eye-opening information including the latest research studies, as well as an extensive collection of fascinating photos and video footage. By viewing real-time video and then slow-motion playback, you'll improve your observational skills and discover subtle, lightning-quick signals that otherwise might have been missed—even if you're a professional.
There's no shortage of available dog-training advice. Websites, books, television, dog advocates and well-intentioned friends offer suggestions for basic training and for solving behavior problems. We'll review ten errors, both general and technical, common to dog-friendly trainers. Topics include ineffective cues, backward sequences, poisoned reinforcers, misunderstood training transitions and more.
Understanding how to avoid or resolve these issues will make training fairer for our dogs and more fun for everyone. 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. With his self-deprecating manner and 'Oh! So British' sense of humour he taught us to 'Think Dog'. Thanks to Pamela Mackinnon s update, today's dog trainer and owner can learn John's positive, rewards-based training and get excellent results with their canine companion.
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This book begins by tracing dog's ancestry and looking at their development and inherited instincts and behaviour. Through acquiring this knowledge we can understand how the dog expresses himself and as a consequence we can learn to understand his behaviour and unlock his training potential.
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With step - by step training exercises and chapters on socialisation, problem behaviour and early puppy training, there is everything you need to turn your dog into a perfect companion. Finally there is also an introduction to dog sports, including obedience, agility and heelwork to music. The essential guide to rearing, training and caring. Broken down into seven easy to follow chapters this book covers it all from choosing the right breed, training and care, socialising your puppy and solving problem behaviour.
Written by a highly experienced trainer and behaviourist, the author looks at how dogs learn and how this knowledge can be used to our advantage when training. It outlines the all-important stages of socialisation taking into account how dogs communicate with each other and us. It focuses on our role as pack leader and shows the importance of giving our dogs guidance and leadership. It provides a practical helpful guide to teaching your puppy basic obedience as well as ensuring good manners.
Helpful and comprehensive advice is also available on what to do when things go wrong and finding effective solutions for problem behaviour. Instead, it uses simple garden fencing and a travel plank to help teach the dog his end position. Training goes quickly because the dog understands the lconcept of the end position right from the start.
The foundation for the methodology begins away from the agility equipment and can be started with a puppy as early as weeks of age. Coming off the side of the plank Stalking at the bottom of the plank Lack of speed Failure to stop in the competition ring This program also includes steps for training obstacle independence so that the dog can reliably perform his end position regardless of your handling position. Looking for a challenging agility game for a fun match or trial? Need a training or proofing game for an agility class? In charge of organizing entertainment and games for the club holiday party?
Or, do you need to learn about Snooker before you go into the ring for the first time? The book is an easy-to-use and clearly written reference that documents more than games from around the world. Whether you're an agility instructor planning group class instruction, a volunteer organizing run-throughs or show-n-gos for your club, or a trainer looking for ideas for your home practice field, the Clean Run Course Sourcebook Vol.
This edition focuses on Standard Agility courses. Set up your equipment only once and run three different courses of varying difficulty with a simple rearrangement of the numbers and an occasional minor adjustment of obstacles. The courses contain standard equipment and a wide sampling of sequencing patterns to test handling skills and enhance any training program.
Half of the courses are designed for a 50' x ' area and the other half are designed for an 80' x ' area. This edition focuses on Jumpers and Jumpers with Weaves courses. The courses contain jumps, tunnels, and weave poles and a wide sampling of sequencing patterns to test handling skills and enhance any training program.
Have you gone out to the backyard with the few agility obstacles you have available and realized that you didn't have any more ideas? Are you an agility instructor and need a resource to quickly find exercises at multiple levels? As at-home trainers, we know what we need to train, but few of us have the time or inclination to design our own agility training sequences. As instructors, we sometimes just need a little help. The Clean Run Exercise Sourcebook has been designed with you in mind. The exercises were developed by top agility handlers, trainers, and instructors and have appeared in Clean Run magazine over the years.
They've been organized into three sections—jumping, weaving, and contacts—each with sequences at both intermediate and advanced levels. All exercises included in this book will fit within a 60' x 80' training area. As in Volume 1, exercises by top agility trainers, handlers, and instructors have been organized into three sections—jumping, weaving, and contacts—each with sequences at both intermediate and advanced levels.
But Clean Exercise Sourcebook Vol. The exercises are designed to fit within a 60' x 80' training area. The more we compete and the longer it has been since our initial training, the more our dogs' competition contact performance seems to deviate from their training performance. Perhaps your dog's contact performance is slowing down.
Or maybe she is no longer driving to the end of the contacts without you next to her. Perhaps your dog is no longer waiting for your release command and releases on her own. Or you may find yourself repeating your contact command or decelerating at the end of the contact to facilitate a stop. Worse yet, your dog may be missing contacts altogether. Finally there's a clear-cut method for bridging this gap between training and competition so that you can achieve your ideal contact performance in the ring. It will also provide a comprehensive training plan for "release work" on the contacts that will allow you to recreate your competition behavior in the training environment so you can fix your areas of weakness.
The end result is a contact behavior in competition that is the same as the behavior your dog gives you in training. But this program is not just for trained dogs; it's a great program to use in your initial contact training so that you avoid problems. You can progress to other parts of the release work even before the dog is able to perform the entire contact obstacle.
Your dog spends more time between the obstacles running with you on the flat than he does performing the obstacles. It's on the flat, after all, that you set up your dog's approach to the next obstacle. It's on the flat where you as handler do most of your job guiding the dog. Performing flatwork successfully requires excellent communication between dog and handler. Flatwork is also about developing a communication system with your dog as you teach him each agility handling maneuver without the distraction of obstacles. As you follow this training program, you will develop a set of cues and movements that indicate specific behaviors to the dog, and you will become aware of exactly what your body is really "saying" to your dog.
Flatwork is your agility foundation, teaching you how to handle and how to make all your body language clear, consistent, coherent, and timely while also teaching your dog how to take direction and stay with you on course. Great runs on agility courses don't just happen. And they aren't just a matter of exquisite handling and thorough training. Behind every flowing run in agility is a great partnership. Brand New All Pet Store. Brand new hot deals! Updated New Book Titles! Subscribe to the Working Dogs Newsletter.
If you are just embarking on the great adventure of tracking with your dog, you will find PLENTY of useful information about how to get started, and how to teach and then test the skills of your new problem solving partnership. And if you've been tracking for some time now—even for a very long time—you'll find much MORE than you ever thought possible!
Judah Describes the skills needed to lay a solid foundation for successfully training the SAR dog. This is the text to learn training and search strategies that work for other HRD handlers including industry standards for Search Dogs and their handlers. Each two-page spread of the log provides space for recording the date, weather conditions, location and terrain, and many other details of each work session, plus a place to diagram the track.
The book presents detailed, step by step, reward-based training methods as well as information on how to assess a dog's potential to be a dog detective and what you need to know as a prospective handler. Tools, Tactics, Techniques and Training for Combat in Low Light and Darkness Andy Stanford; Paperback - pages May In this book, world-class self-defense and tactical trainer Andy Stanford covers a wide spectrum of high- and low-tech approaches to prevailing in any high-risk, reduced-light scenario.
Stanford cuts through the myths and misconceptions about night-fighting hardware and shows you how to employ it effectively in low-light combat. To be successful with this approach, all you need is a good relationship with your dog. Find out why variable surface tracking is not the ultimate goal - but the very best starting point! Learn why food on the track confuses dogs. Discover the perfect tracking field - in your own neighborhood.
Track anytime, in almost any weather. Not a how-to recipe book, Following Ghosts offers a revolutionary and challenging look at tracking, canine abilities and ways to help you and your dog reach your tracking goals. Whether you're a tracking novice or an experienced tracker, this booklet will change your thinking. Exercises and games train scent discrimination, search, and obedience skills. For pets as well as competition trackers and competitive obedience. Ships the next business day. Koehler For search and rescue work, to assist in law enforcement, and to compete in Tracking Tests, here is all the preparation you and your dog will need.
This method works equally well for dogs that have already achieved Tracking Dog or Tracking Dog Excellent titles or for beginning trackers. Written specifically to aid those who seek to train a skilled and valuable search-and-rescue dog, one who can use its nose to find people who are lost or in trouble, On The Trail! An expert how-to manual for professional trainers, police, and anyone charged with the responsibility of cooperating with a bloodhound or other dog to save lives.
Recommended for those interested in search and rescue, police work, etc. The classic work upon which modern scent training is based. Gives the reader a working knowledge of the sense of smell and the physiology of the dog's nose. Excellent section on the scientific qualities of scent - how dogs smell and the environmental factors that affect scent. Scent theory, with a detailed examination of the physical and anatomical characteristics of canine olfaction. One of the classic tracking books. Brown's field guide focuses on the study of the track and understanding what a track entails, reviewing all the components of tracking in the wilderness.
Tom Brown was taught the ancient skills of survival by a Native American he called Grandfather. His most advanced lessons were those of the scouts, members of a secret society who were highly attuned to nature. The scouts refined tracking to a disciplined science and art form. With these physical skills came enhanced perception and true enlightment. Tracking lets us unlock the secrets of each animal we follow, and in turn, to become more aware of our own place in nature and the world.
Judah The Training Log and Journal is a simple and organized method to track training and search missions allowing easy reference through summary forms or more detailed descriptions and logs. Judah The ultimate SAR training materials! Tracking and the Art of Seeing Paul Rezendes; ; paperback; pages If Thoreau's Concord neighbors led lives of quiet desperation, many people today rush through lives of frantic, noisy alienation. Paul Rezendes's book is about tracking, but also much more; it shows how to find your way home to the great web of life.
For the woods walker, this book offers the key to a new kingdom. A must for anyone who wants their dog to be successful in tracking. From the master, Glen Johnson. It is geared to preparing dog and handler for real search situations. Detailed how-to information to pass FEMA tests. There are fun exercises to try on your own or with friends to test each other.
Will help trainers bond strongly with their puppy, build a solid foundation of teamwork, and encourage the puppy to develop a "send me in, coach! Methods will work for a puppy destined for any performance career from obedience or agility to tracking or lure coursing.
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