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Let the dog decide : the revolutionary 15-minute-a-day program to train your dog gently and reliably / Dale Stavroff.

Stavroff, Dale. (Author).
Book Book (c2007.)
Description: p. cm.
Publisher: New York : Marlowe, c2007.
4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Beverly Farms Adult Nonfiction SF 431 .S73 2007 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 1569242755
  • ISBN: 9781569242759
General Note: Includes index.
Contents: Introduction: Letting the Dog Decide -- Part 1. Preparing to Train -- 1. To the Dog's Understanding: Why Training Succeeds or Fails -- Dogs in the Wild -- Dogs and People -- Classical Conditioning -- The Difference a Collar Makes -- Do You Really Want to Be Alpha? -- Operant-Conditioning-Clicking to the Next Stage -- A Better Way: Combining Covert Control with Overt Positive Reinforcement -- 2. Training with Covert Control and Overt Positive Reinforcement -- Covert Control and Overt Positive Reinforcement -- Teaching Behaviors with Operant-Conditioning -- Building Benevolent Eye Contact -- Compassionate Compulsion: Using the Bench -- Clicker Conditioning and Dominant Dogs -- 3. Choosing the Right Dog -- Dog Groups and Breeds -- Who Are You? -- Show Lines and Working Lines -- A Closer Look at the Groups -- The Seven Groups of Dogs -- Choosing a Puppy -- The Older Dog -- The Shelter Dog -- Breed Rescue Groups -- You've Chosen a Dog, What's Next? -- 4. Low-Stress, High-Result Learning -- Mood and Its Meaning in Training -- Manipulating Mood in Training -- The Best Mood for Training -- Visualize Your Dog: Happy, Confident, and Cooperative -- Delighting the Dog, or the Virtue of Reinforcement on a Random Schedule -- Releasing the Dog from Training Work -- Part 2. Day-to-Day Handling and Informal Training -- 5. Making the Dog at Home -- Dog-Proofing the House and Yard -- Training Tools Checklist -- Chews and Other Toys -- Toilet Training, Meals, and Quiet Time -- Crate Training -- Entering and Leaving the Crate and the House -- Don't Let the Dog Do Anything Now That You Won't Want the Dog to Do Later -- General Control and the Use of the Long Lines -- Dogs and Furniture -- Making Yourself the Focus of the Dog's Positive Associations -- The Right Treats for the Right Occasion -- Formal and Informal Signals and Control -- Hand Signals -- The Fetch -- A Day in the Life -- Children and Dogs -- 6. Introducing the Dog to the World -- Walking the Dog -- The Halti Head Collar -- Socialization and the Dog Park -- Socializing the Dog to People -- Socializing the Dog to Other Dogs -- Dog Friendships and Rivalries -- Recognizing Dominance -- Part 3. Formal Training -- 7. Building Benevolent Eye Contact -- The Training Schedule -- Establishing and Building Benevolent Eye Contact -- Saying Yes to Benevolent Eye Contact -- 8. Using the Clicker -- Teaching without Commands -- One Lesson at a Time -- 9. Naming Behaviors and Strengthening Benevolent Eye Contact -- Naming Behaviors -- Strengthening Benevolent Eye Contact -- 10. Climbing the Bench -- Bench Work and the Traffic Safe Dog -- 11. Training Behaviors on the Bench -- The Sit on the Bench -- The Down on the Bench -- The Stand on the Bench -- Stays on the Bench in the Named Behaviors -- 12. Intermediate Training on the Gronnd -- Beginning to Train on the Ground -- Building Reliability by Delighting the Dog -- What to Do If the Dog Balks -- Working without the Leash -- The Stays -- Don't Lean on the Leash -- 13. Training Behaviors under Distraction -- The Recall -- Introducing Distractions -- 14. The Heel -- Heeling in a Straight Line -- Turning in the Heel Position -- The Spinning Game -- Part 4. Special Concerns -- 15. Having More Than One Dog -- Acquiring Two Dogs at the Same Time -- Introducing a New Dog into an Established Single-Dog Household -- 16. Difficult Dogs -- The Dominant Dog -- Characteristics of the Dominant Dog -- Assessing Dominance in Puppies -- Training the Dominant Dog -- The Active Resister -- Characteristics of the Active Resister -- Training the Active Resister -- The Passive Resister -- The Trouble with Belly Rubs -- Characteristics of the Passive Resister -- Training the Passive Resister -- The Fear Biter (the Sharp Shy Dog) -- Characteristics of the Fear Biting, Sharp-Shy Dog -- 17. Behavioral Problems and How to Solve Them -- How Covert Negative Reinforcers Are Used in Training -- Rummaging in the Garbage -- Jumping Up -- Paws and Praise -- Empowering the Dog to Solve Its Own Behavior Problems-Part 1 -- Pulling on the Leash -- Empowering the Dog to Solve Its Own Behavior Problems-Part 2 -- Aggression to Other Dogs -- Aggression at the Door -- Mouthing and Nipping -- Begging at the Table -- Making Sure Baby and Dog Get Along -- Conclusion -- Resources -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Subject: Dogs > Training.


Stavroff, Dale. "Let the dog decide : the revolutionary 15-minute-a-day program to train your dog gently and reliably." New York : Marlowe, 2007.

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