Good Dog 101

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-10-16
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
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In this revolutionary training manual, learn how to alter your dog's bad behavior using easy, step-by-step instructions. From peeing on the couch to barking and jumping on houseguests, each problem is individually explained with simple directions for fixing even the worst of bad manners. Additional features include: An overview of other training methods and why they're outdated or even harmful to your pet, Special instructions for puppies and geriatric dogs, Added tips and methods for especially problematic behavior, Recommendations for cruelty-free toys and training products. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
An Introduction to My Training Philosophyp. 1
A Brief History of Dog Trainingp. 5
The Military/Traditional Model of Trainingp. 13
Problems with the Traditional Modelp. 25
Animal Learning Theory and Positive Trainingp. 45
The Cristine Dahl Methodp. 57
Common Canine Behavior Problems and How to Resolve Themp. 79
Basic Obediencep. 83
Name Recognitionp. 85
Sitp. 87
Standp. 90
Lie Downp. 92
Leave-Itp. 94
Dropp. 95
Go to Matp. 96
Tugp. 99
Special Instructions for Kidsp. 100
Potty Trainingp. 103
Starting Out Right: Adolescent and Adult Patty Managementp. 104
Adult Dog Potty Crate Trainingp. 106
Adult Dog Indoor Potty Areap. 108
Adult Male Dog Urinating on Plants and Furniturep. 109
Adult Dog Elimination Under Furniturep. 111
Adult Dog Elimination on Carpets and Rugsp. 113
Adult Dog Elimination on Non-Carpeted Floorsp. 115
Adult Dog Teaching Bell Signal to Go Pottyp. 117
Recallp. 119
Starting Out Right: The Formal Recallp. 130
Dog Won't Come from the Yard or Inside the House When Calledp. 122
Dog Won't Come from the Dog Park When Calledp. 125
Dog Won't Come When Called in Emergency Situationp. 127
Barkingp. 131
Alert/Watchdog: Barking at Visitors to the Homep. 132
Guard Barking: Barking at Visitors to the Homep. 135
Excitement: Barking in the Car at Nothing in Particularp. 138
Barrier Frustration: Barking in the Car at Other Dogsp. 140
Prey Drive: Barking in the Car at Bikes, Motorcycles, and Joggersp. 141
Boredom Barking: Barking Incessantly in Owner Absencep. 145
Separation Anxiety: Barking Incessantly in Owner Absencep. 147
Attention-Seeking: Barking Plus Other Behaviorsp. 151
Other Greeting Problemsp. 155
Bursting Out the Front Door upon Your Departurep. 156
Bursting Out the Front Door as Guests Arrivep. 157
Jumping Up upon Your Arrival Homep. 160
Jumping Up on Visitors to Your Homep. 161
Jumping Up on Adult Family Membersp. 163
Jumping Up on Children in the Familyp. 165
Jumping Up on Strangers in Publicp. 166
Crotch Targeting You and Family Membersp. 168
Crotch Targeting Visitors to the Homep. 170
Crotch Targeting Strangers in Publicp. 173
Humping Family Members and Guestsp. 175
Humping Other Dogsp. 177
Humping Furniture and Other Home Accessoriesp. 179
Chewingp. 183
Chewing on Shoesp. 184
Chewing on Soft Furniturep. 185
Chewing on Hard Furniture and Fixturesp. 187
Chewing on Clothes, Blankets, Towels, and Rugsp. 188
Stealingp. 191
Stealing Laundryp. 192
Stealing and Scavenging Through Garbagep. 193
Stealing Food from Plates and Countersp. 195
Stealing Paper Productsp. 198
Digging and Buryingp. 201
Digging in the Gardenp. 201
Digging in Grassp. 203
Digging in Furniturep. 204
Burying in the Yardp. 206
Burying in Furniture and Linensp. 209
Leash Problemsp. 213
Pulling on Leashp. 213
Playful Lunging on Leash at Other Dogsp. 216
Extreme Lunging on Leash at Other Dogsp. 218
Lunging on Leash After Squirrels and Other Non-Dogsp. 219
Lunging on Leash After Bikers, Boarders, Skaters, Strollers, Cars, Trucks, and/or Motorcyclesp. 223
Lunging on Leash After Strangersp. 227
Aggressionp. 229
Aggressive Display During Handlingp. 229
Aggressive Behavior Around Resourcesp. 231
Mouthing and Nipping During Playp. 233
The Puppyp. 235
Socializationp. 236
Bitingp. 238
Housetrainingp. 241
Crate Potty Trainingp. 243
Indoor Potty Trainingp. 245
Puppy Potty Training Tipsp. 246
Chew Trainingp. 247
Body Handlingp. 250
Resource Guardingp. 252
Alone Trainingp. 255
Playp. 257
Puppies Mouthing Peoplep. 259
The Geriatric Dogp. 261
Physical and Mental Changesp. 261
General Environmentp. 262
Alone and Resting Timesp. 263
Hearing and Sight Impairmentp. 263
Potty Accidentsp. 263
Recommended Toys and Productsp. 265
Work-to-Eat Puzzlesp. 267
Activity Toysp. 269
Puzzle Toys and Brain Teasers (Non-Food)p. 270
Long-Term Chew Itemsp. 270
For Puppiesp. 271
For Geriatric and Special Needs Dogsp. 272
Potty Toolsp. 273
Basic Training Necessitiesp. 274
Noteworthy Specialty Productsp. 275
Confinement and Management Necessitiesp. 276
Indexp. 277
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