How Many Dogs?

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-15
  • Publisher: Dogwise Pub
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Would you like to live in harmony in a house with multiple dogs?! It can most easily be obtained when positive reinforcement training techniques are used, along with proper living space management and good feeling habits. You'll learn how to do all those things in this book. You'll also learn techniques for adding new dogs, group training and exercise, playtime, resolving issues with problem dogs, and all the other things you need to know to guide you through your life with multiple dogs. Throughout the book there are examples of real life experiences of people using these techniques. Whether you live two dogs, six dogs, or more, How Many Dogs?! will help bring joy into your home.

Author Biography

Debby McMullen began training dogs and their owners in 1998 at the Animal Friends shelter in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2002 she started her dog training and behavior consulting business, Pawsitive Reactions, LLC. She is a founding member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), and a long time professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). A member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America, she is also the founder and president of Damon's Den Doberman Rescue of Wester PA. She lives with four personal dogs as well as a rotating crew of rescues and would have it no other way.

Table of Contents

Becoming the Crew Leader!p. 1
The Basics of Living with Multiple Dogs
Establishing Benevolent Leadershipp. 2
Regular Exercise Makes For A Happier Crewp. 8
Calming Accessories are Your Friendp. 9
Doggone Relax Already!p. 17
Carving Calm Out of Chaos
Kitchen Relaxationp. 17
Living/Family Room Relaxationp. 19
Bedroom Relaxationp. 25
Doorway/Entry Way Relaxationp. 27
Yard and Porch Relaxationp. 30
Mealtime Mannersp. 35
Dining Without Incident
Adding a New Dogp. 42
Foster Dogsp. 43
Real Life Mealtimesp. 44
Nutrition and the Multiple Dog Householdp. 47
Let Sleeping Dogs Liep. 50
Where Do They All Fit?!
The Older/Infirm Dogp. 56
To Create or Not to Cratep. 59
Foster Dogsp. 59
Real Life Sleeping Arrangementsp. 61
Since You've Been Gonep. 65
When the Crew is Home Alone
Real Life Home Alonep. 72
To Kennel or not to Kennelp. 74
Taking It On The Roadp. 77
Staying Upright While Group Walking!
Real Life Group Walksp. 88
Exercise and the Multiple Dog Householdp. 90
Transporting the Crewp. 92
Choreographing the Crewp. 95
Group Training
Real Life Group Trainingp. 107
Play by Playp. 108
Kids Just Wanna Have Fun
Tails are Tuckedp. 121
Signs the Bloom is Off
The Fur is Flyingp. 128
What Should You Do If Your Efforts to Integrate Fail?
Tragedy in the Midstp. 132
Losing a Crew Member
And Puppy Makes Threep. 138
Adding a New Dog to Your Home
Proofing the Pupsp. 144
The Training Basics Explained
Benevolent Leadershipp. 145
What Does Positive Training Mean?p. 147
Capturingp. 148
Lures and Rewards Explainedp. 153
Quick Reference Guide to Proper Reward Usagep. 156
Attention Cuep. 158
Go To Matp. 161
Waitp. 163
Drop Itp. 166
Leave Itp. 168
Jumpingp. 171
Crate Trainingp. 173
Recallsp. 178
Loose Leash Walkingp. 181
Effective Time Outsp. 184
Training Treatsp. 185
Acknowledgementsp. 189
Glossaryp. 191
Resources and Referencesp. 193
Indexp. 198
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