In this book, renowned dog trainer Pat Miller gives you the positive training tools you need to ensure that you and your dog share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect. By following her step-by-step, six-week basic training program, you'll learn how to develop a relationship with your dog based on friendship and positive reinforcement, not fear and punishment. Plus, you'll get:
Information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language.
Instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts.
Suggestions for delicious treats your dog will respond to.
Whether you've never trained a dog or are just switching over to positive training, with Pat's proven method you'll discover that training your four-legged friend is easy, fun, and effective.
©2008 Pat Miller (P)2015 Tantor
"amazing voice, amazing content."
as a dog trainer myself I found it very helpful as a way to structure and offer my belief that positive dog training is the way to go. Look no further than this book to train your dog by yourself
a must read for anyone planning or that currently owns a dog. I thought I knew how to train dogs. Now I can translate English to dogs. we are both much happier now!
"Every dog owner should listen to or read this"
This audiobook clearly explains the mind and behavior of dogs and how to train them in a positive way. Anyone who wants to train their dog well and have an excellent relationship with them for a lifetime this book is worth the listen
"I feel much more ready to adopt a rescue now!"
I was a small child when I last had a dog in the family, and my wife has never had a pet of any kind. When we first discussed adopting a rescue, we agreed that we needed to first have our own house with a yard, and we had to be prepared to spend the time to train and adjust the future family member to work well and smoothly together. Now, two years after first discussing this, we have a place with a yard, and have taken the time to prepare.
We have a few books in print, Kindle, and this audio book. This audio book has proven to be my favorite -- the reader has a pleasant and easy to hear voice. The material is well organized. and I appreciate that it covers not just what techniques to try, but a bit of the background about why those methods should work. Many of the lessons have alternative options if the main technique isn't working, and all lessons have a troubleshooting section at the end, and some pointers about common pitfalls.
While we have not yet adopted, so I can't vouch for the efficacy of the training yet, I can say that pre reading this made me far more comfortable. I will be re listening to this as I go through the individual lessons.
"good solid dog training book"
This is a good solid book with practical ideas. Easy to read and easy to listen to. I would recommend it for anybody who owns a dog.
"Very good book."
If you have a dog PLEASE read this.
I have yet to read a better book on dogs and owners. My family has no dog training training, but I've been around dogs since I was a baby. (40ish years) this is the closest thing to how my dad would train his his dogs. For the record I've lived with over 100 dogs and have never once been bitten. :) this book is encouraging.
"Positive reinforcement, not punishment - I get it"
The author goes on and on, preaching about positive reinforcement, as though she is in a debate of positive vs. negative reinforcement. I downloaded the book because I already believe in positive reinforcement. I just thought that through the book I might learn something new. My headline summarizes chapters 1-4. I just can't listen to any more of this.
Not a compelling reader. I'd have to really like the book.
I like the picture of the dog on the cover.
Would not recommend.
it covers everything from regular dog training to dealing with issues and aggression in ways that 9really work. It turned my dog around . She was becoming quite aggressive even biting, now she is becoming a new dog. Happy, pleasant and not aggressive, but it takes patients and being consistent. These training methods really work. I'll never go back to the old way of doing it.
"How to train a dog kindly."
I listened to this book several months ago. Since that time I have adopted two dogs. I used the techniques that Pat Miller explains and they work very well. One of the dogs I adopted was a very wild lab/pit mix. I worried I would never be able to teach her how to be part of the family. The techniques in this book worked very well even for our formerly wild little girl. The other dog we adopted was easy to train. This book helps you train your dog AND stay friends with your dog.
"Opened my eyes to dog training"
I'm a first time dog owner and want to learn as much as I can about training and dog behavior. This book is a great resource, though I personally don't agree with every technique described. The narrator was a monotone, but listenable. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about their dog.
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