Clicker Training for Obedience

Shaping Top Performance--positively

Author: Morgan Spector

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9780962401787

Category: Pets

Page: 267

View: 5419

In this breakthrough book, Morgan Spector shows you how and why to use clicker training, the technology of operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, to train your dog. Whether you're starting off with a new puppy or headed for the Obedience ring, these step-by-step instructions will work for you.

Positive Training for Show Dogs

Building a Relationship for Success

Author: Vicki Ronchette

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1929242972

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 9645

Apply the latest scientific research on how dogs learn to the world of dog showing. Whether you are just getting started in the breed ring or are an experienced show dog handler, you will enjoy learning how to work with your dog as your partner. Get outstanding showing results by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure/reward methods. Written by a dog show person for dog show people!

The Wonder of Clicker Training

The Complete Guide to a Nonviolent, Positive, Compassionate, & Effective Way of Dog Training With Clickers

Author: James M. Meagher

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781502584700

Category: Pets

Page: 102

View: 4909

Tired of dog training methods that just don't work? Clicker training is one of the most effective ways of teaching a pet to behave well, whether inside and outside of the home. If you don't want to pay for costly obedience school lessons, you can take it upon yourself to train your pet during your free time. Clicker training falls under the rubric of operant conditioning. It is not a form of classical conditioning; instead, this form of animal training focuses on getting the animal to behave in a certain way by encouraging the target behavior. Clicker training works extremely well because its foundation is in positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement helps an animal to figure out which actions provide the highest return (the reward), and which actions do not. Ending Your Pet's Bad Behavior In Just 7 Days... Just imagine being able to clicker train your pet in just 7 days (or less) without becoming frustrated or wasting your time. Yes you could have a perfectly trained pet. It truly is possible. You just need to know how. That's what "The Wonder of Clicker Training" can help you do. Here's what you'll discover in this book: - How to use clicker training for the first time... - 3 little known, yet simple ways to use clickers to capture the good behavior in your pet... - Secrets from expert clicker trainers that few people ever know about... - 3 proven steps to understanding how to use a clicker to produce specific behaviors in your pet... - 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to use effective non-verbal signals... - WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to clicker training... - You'll discover in just a few short minutes the myths and truths about clicker training... - 6 time tested and proven strategies to master the fine art of targeting... - When to seek professional help when it comes to clicker training your pet... - 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for using clicker training during your daily routines... - A pennies on the dollar approach to clicker training... - How often to practice clicker training with your pet... - How to shape your pet's behavior through positive reinforcements... - The once famous but forgotten secret that instantly allows you to have a well trained pet through the power of clicker training... - And much more...


positives Lernen für Hunde

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783933228505


Page: 111

View: 9897


The Power of Positive Dog Training

Author: Pat Miller

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780764536090

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 7150

The Power of Positive Dog Training is the best book yet on explaining how and why purely positive training works. Inside, you'll find easy to read discussion of the philosophy of positive training followed by training tips and exercises. This book is geared toward the dog owner who wants to develop a relationship with their dog based on friendship and positive reinforcement, not fear and punishment. You get 30 chapters with instructive illustrations, including an easy-to-follow, step-by-step, six-week basic training program (with diary) for any dog.

The Thinking Dog

Crossover to Clicker Training

Author: Gail Tamases Fisher

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 192924262X

Category: Pets

Page: 318

View: 4827

It is such a joy to work with a dog who proactively engages in behaviors while you build a relationship that will surprise you in its depth and versatility. Clicker training has proven to be the most effective means of developing a "Thinking Dog," one who offers behaviors in anticipation of a reward rather than a dog who has been trained only to wait for his owner's commands. One of the biggest obstacles the new clicker trainer faces, however, is his or her own history of training and habits of working with a dog. But you can make the transition once you understand how dogs learn and the mechanisms of operant conditioning. Learn from author Gail Fisher's crossover experiences as well as those of the hundreds of students she has helped make the change over the past thirteen years.You will learn:How dog training has evolved over the past 100 years, the strengths and weaknesses of various training styles, and to what extent you can intergrate your previous methods with clicker training.The particular challenges you will face as you crossover from whatever style of training you have used in the past (compulsion, luring, etc.) to clicker training.The detailed nuts and bolts of clicker training0́4from getting a behavior started, to methods of rewarding, to reducing the need to click and treat over time while still getting the results you want.How to work with dogs trained with force or harsh methods and change them into behavior-offering dynamos.What reviewers are saying...MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW"Written by Gail Tamases Fisher, a professional dog trainer of over thirty years' experience, The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training is a guide to using clicker training to develop a "thinking dog" who offers behaviors in anticipation of a reward, rather than a passive dog trained simply to wait for its owner's commands. Someone new to clicker training may find it difficult to break out of familiar routines; The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training teaches one how to surpass one's own ingrained habits while learning the nuts and bolts of operant conditioning. "By definition, LLW [loose-leash walking] means there is no tension in the leash. This rule is absolute: Your dog may not pull and be successful. Any time your dog pulls and gets to move forward, pulling is reinforced. So from the moment you start training LLW, any time your dog is on leash, you are either in training, or using equipment that prevents pulling, such as a front-connection harness or head halter. Do not use a Flexi- or bungi-lead as they reward pulling." An excellent, easy-to-use manual for amateur and professional dog trainers alike, handily illustrated with black-and-white photographs." James A. CoxDOG WORLDWhen Gail Tamases Fisher attended her first clicker-training seminar in 1996, she was already a skilled trainer and the author of two books. She had built a successful career on the Volhard motivational method."I was happy with how I trained for the 20-plus years that I had used and taught this approach, believing it was by far the best way to train for both dogs and people," Fisher writes.As her skepticism vanished, she began incorporating clicker training into her methodology. She explains her decision in a balanced manner: "Nothing in this book is intended to denigrate any approach or diminish your success with whatever training method you have used."

Das andere Ende der Leine

Was unseren Umgang mit Hunden bestimmt

Author: Patricia B. McConnell

Publisher: Kynos Verlag

ISBN: 3942335557

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 1579

Dieses Buch wirft eine revolutionäre, neue Perspektive auf unseren Umgang mit Hunden: Es beleuchtet unser Verhalten im Vergleich zu dem der Hunde! Als Doktorin der Zoologie, Tierverhaltenstherapeutin und Hundetrainerin mit mehr als zwanzig Jahren Praxiserfahrung betrachtet Patricia McConnell uns Menschen augenzwinkernd wie eine interessante Spezies von Säugetieren. Fundiert, aber höchst unterhaltsam beschreibt sie, wie wir uns in Gegenwart von Hunden verhalten, wie die Hunde unser Verhalten interpretieren (oder missverstehen) könnten und wie wir am besten mit unseren vierbeinigen Freunden umgehen, um das Beste aus ihnen herauszuholen. Beginnen Sie, Hundeverhalten aus der Sicht eines Hundes zu betrachten und Sie werden verstehen, warum vieles, das wie Ungehorsam Ihres Hundes aussieht, einfach ein großes Missverständnis ist. Denn wir sind Primaten, die Hunde Caniden - und sprechen folglich andere Sprachen! Hier erfahren Sie: - Wie Ihr Hund eher auf Zuruf kommt, wenn Sie sich weniger wie ein Affe und mehr wie ein Hund benehmen - Warum der Rat, "Dominanz" über den Hund erlangen zu müssen, Sie in Schwierigkeiten bringen kann - Welche Persönlichkeitstypen Menschen und Hunden gemeinsam sind und warum die meisten Hunde lieber mit großzügigen Herrschern als mit "Möchtegern-Alphas" zusammenleben - ... und vieles mehr! Zahlreiche kleine Geschichten, Erlebnisse und amüsante Begebenheiten am Rande machen dieses Buch zu einer Fundgrube für Aha-Erlebnisse, bei denen höchstes Lesevergnügen garantiert ist. So viel Spaß kann Verhaltensforschung machen!

Dog Training For Dummies

Author: Jack Volhard,Joachim Volhard,Wendy Volhard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764584189

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 2875

Introduces equipment, techniques, activities, and reinforcement required to successfully train a dog, including advice on healthcare, competition, and behavioral issues.

Wie Hunde denken und fühlen

die Welt aus Hundesicht: so lernen und kommunizieren Hunde

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783440103319


Page: 350

View: 656

Leicht verständliche Darstellung der Sinnesleistungen (hören, riechen, sehen, fühlen, schmecken) von Hunden. Weiterhin wird geschildert, wie Hunde lernen, welche Persönlichkeitsmerkmale sie besitzen und in welcher Ausprägung sie über ein Bewusstsein verfügen.

Training the Best Dog Ever

A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

Author: Larry Kay,Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761168850

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 6922

Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others. Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues—sit, stay, come here—as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.

Building a Basic Foundation for Search and Rescue Dog Training

Author: J. C. Judah


ISBN: 1430328053

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 6594

Hundreds of tips are revealed to help handlers train the Search and Rescue dog. This instructional guide describes the skills needed to lay a solid foundation for successfully training the SAR dog. The reader will examine disciplines such as Wilderness Air Scent, Human Remains Detection (both land and water), First Responder Dogs, Disaster, and Trailing dogs. Learn the skills needed to prepare physically, mentally, and intellectually for SAR operations. Enjoy meeting REAL SAR dogs in over 50 photos. Discover the industry standard for documentation including training logs, evaluations, and certifications. Sample forms for each are included. Explore Sympathetic Alerts, Human Response Alerts and handler Cues to understand why dogs behave as they do. Gain a basic knowledge of Scent Theory and learn how it impacts dog performance. Ethics and professionalism are stressed as SAR dog handlers from across the nation reveal their wisdom through TIPS and BEST PRACTICES.

The Human Half of Dog Training

Author: Risë VanFleet

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617811157

Category: Dog owners

Page: N.A

View: 5485

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. 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. In The Human Half of Dog Training, author Risë VanFleet draws upon her years of experience of working with people as a child and family psychologist to teach dog trainers how take a collaborative approach with clients to help insure the best possible outcomes for their dogs.

Dog Training

50 perfect Tips for Dog Training in English Lenguage

Author: John Trump

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742721100

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 8146

There are of course many reasons for owners to want a calm, obedient and faithful dog. For one thing, obedient and trained dogs are happier dogs, less likely to get into tussles with people or with other dogs. Another reason is that many communities require that the dogs living in their neighborhoods be well trained. This is especially true for many breeds thought to have aggression and behavior problems – dog breeds like pit bulls and rottweilers for instance. And of course, training your dog well will also make he or she a much better family companion, especially in households where there are young children. Many studies have shown that proper dog training makes a big impact when it comes to cutting down the number of dog bits and other behavior problems encountered by dog owning households. When considering training your own dog, or having someone else help you train it, there are certain basic commands that must be mastered in order for a dog to be considered truly trained. These basic commands include:  Heel – it is important that any dog learn to walk beside its owner on a loose lead, neither pulling ahead nor lagging behind  Respond to the word No – the word no is one word that all dogs must learn. Training your dog to respond to this important word can save you a ton of trouble.  Sit – Training your dog to sit on command is a vital part of any dog training program.  Stay – A well trained dog should remain where his or her owner commands, so stay is a very important command in dog training.  Down – Lying down on command is more than just a cute trick; it is a key component of any successful dog training program.

Click & Easy

Clicker Training for Dogs

Author: Miriam Fields-Babineau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471775568

Category: Pets

Page: 210

View: 6579

Your reward is a well-behaved dog! Young and old, large and small, pedigreed and mixed-breed, dogs respond to clicker training. Preferred by many professionals, clicker training is a positive, precise, and effective method of reinforcing good behavior. Noted dog trainer Miriam Fields-Babineau explains clicker training techniques step by step so that all dog owners can use the approach. Whether you want to train your dog to obey basic commands, perform tricks, compete in performance sports, or do service work, clicker training gets results and enhances your relationship with your dog. Focusing on actual techniques rather than theory and science, this book explains how to: * Use the three-step pattern: lure, click, reward * Use an appropriate tone of voice and the right verbal cues * Incorporate visual cues, with suggestions for signals for specific actions * Distraction-proof your dog, teaching him to focus on you (and the clicker) even when there's lots of commotion With real-life examples from the author's experiences plus photos that illustrate proper form, this book will get you and your dog enthusiastic about training.It's truly rewarding!

K9 Schutzhund Training

A Manual for IPO Training through Positive Reinforcement

Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550595563

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 2004

A hands-on, practical approach to training your K9 for IPO levels 1, 2 and 3. Learn how to: Implement a successful training program for the three phases of Schutzhund: tracking, obedience and protection. Use expert tips and advice for passing the IPO trials. Become a better trainer by understanding the theory behind the most effective K9 training techniques. Beginners will receive an excellent introduction to the sport of Schutzhund, while expert trainer will stay on top of their game with the latest techniques. Using proven methods rooted in classical and operant conditioning, Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, world-renowned specialists in training working dogs, have developed this practical and positive Schutzhund training program. The excellent results trainers achieve through positive reinforcement prove the effectiveness of Resi and Ruud’s methods, which are based on more than 30 years of research and experience. In Resi and Ruud’s definitive guide for modern Schutzhund training, you’ll find the advice and encouragement you need to help you succeed in the IPO trials. And the book’s rugged design is perfect for use in the field. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

Idiot's Guides: Dog Training

Author: Liz Palika

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615645713

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 1711

Nothing is more exciting than bringing home a new puppy or dog. But without some basic training, a dog can turn life upside down. Idiot's Guides®: Dog Training helps readers lay a solid, positive behavioral foundation for dogs of all ages and levels of prior training. Filled with full-color, step-by-step photos of the processes for housetraining, obedience, behavior modification, and more, this book is the fastest, easiest way to help a dog grow into a happy, well-behaved member of the family. And when the dog has mastered the basics, this book also shows readers some fun tricks to help owners and dogs enjoy their time together even more. The book includes the perfect balance between textual instruction and visual illustration to teach the essentials of dog training: - Buying and using the right tools and gear - Establishing rapport and understanding with the dog - Housetraining easily and humanely - Learning the foundations of good behavior: come, sit, down, stay, leave it, walking on a leash, and more. - Correcting bad behavior in a positive way and learning to behave well in special situations and with other dogs - Practicing some fun tricks to help the owner bond with their pet - An introduction to beginning AKC behavioral and competitive training


Author: Pamela Dennison

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 099666551X

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 8531

What do science and art have to do with dog training? The science teaches you the nuances of how dogs learn. The art helps you to be more clear and inventive if your dog doesn’t quite understand what you want. You will learn about breaking down behaviors using a positive, proactive approach which is a big part of the modern process of dog training.

Step by step instructions will help make what may seem insurmountable into something much simpler. This book will take you through it all:

• A look at the science behind modern training techniques and why they really work.
• Expert advice on basic training – sit, down, stay, come, door etiquette and loose leash walking.
• Addressing jumping, biting, stealing and other misbehaviors.
• Helping your dog become a Canine Good Citizen.

Life mirrors dog training. The effort you put in now will yield you many rewards, both immediately and for years to come.

What experts are saying about You Can Train Your Dog!:
Pam Dennison has done it again! She has written a fabulous book about training dogs that will benefit both the pet owner and novice or professional instructor. This in-depth volume bears Pam’s signature stamp of breaking tasks into small steps that make learning effective and fun for dog and human alike. When I think of Pam, I think of someone who really “gets” dogs and who stands out in her ability to teach using practical, simple, realistic, and effective dog-friendly methods. This wonderful book is chock full of easy to follow approaches that work with family dogs, working dogs, high-performance dogs, and dogs with problems. It is precisely because of its practicality and comprehensiveness that I plan to use this book in my Animal-Assisted Play Therapy training program. This is an absolute must-read for everyone who trains their own or others’ dogs!
Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC Founder, The Playful Pooch Program, Author of the award-winning Play Therapy with Kids & Dogs and The Human Half of Dog Training: Collaborating with Clients to Get Results

Wow! This book has it all. From basics and animal husbandry through to Premack and control games. If we had more well planned books like this in our stores there would be less problem dogs on our streets! Pamela does a great job of deciphering the science behind dog training in this user friendly guide to having a great dog!
Nando Brown, IMDT, CAP2, FSG1, FFITT

I love how Pam makes the science and art of training a dog understandable for all caregivers. By using this book you will not only understand how your dog learns, but teach him step by step many important behaviours; from preparing him for vet visits to teaching him to walking on a loose lead. You can enhance the relationship you have with your dog and the relationship he has with you by reading this excellent book.
Chirag Patel, PG Cert (CAB), BSc(Hons), CPBC, DipCABT Animal Behaviour & Training Consultant

Twenty One Days to a Trained Dog

Author: Dick Maller,Jeffrey Feinman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671251937

Category: Pets

Page: 141

View: 1635

Guides owners of puppies and full-grown dogs in breaking such bad habits as chewing, barking, and chasing cars as well as training pets to follow advanced commands

K9 Behavior Basics

A Manual for Proven Success in Operational Service Dog Training

Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak,Simon Prins

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550594516

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 696

Understand dog behavior to work with, not against, your K9’s instincts. Learn how to: Recognize and interpret your K9’s expressions, gestures and signals. Use operant conditioning to efficiently and humanely train K9s. Plan and execute effective K9 training programs for search and detection, patrol, remote guided camera, attack, and more. The art and science of training police, military and other service dogs continue to evolve as we learn more about dog behavior. In this revised edition of K9 Behavior Basics, expert dog trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak and Simon Prins share the essentials every trainer needs to know about these advances in K9 training. You’ll learn how to successfully implement or improve your dogs’ training programs using operant conditioning. The authors outline key concepts in dog behavior and communication and provide practical approaches to operant conditioning. They share proven techniques and solid advice from their more than thirty years of specialized K9 experience. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned pro staying up-to-date, K9 Behavior Basics has something for you. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

Train Your Dog Positively

Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More!

Author: Victoria Stilwell

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607744155

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 9191

Victoria Stilwell, positive reinforcement dog trainer and star of the hit Animal Planet TV show, It's Me or the Dog, explains how to use her force-free, scientifically-backed training methods to solve common canine behavior problems. Victoria Stilwell, America's favorite no-nonsense trainer, has rehabilitated some of the world's most difficult dogs- and now she's revealing her scientifically proven behavioral training secrets for you to use at home. Victoria's all-new training guide shows how positive reinforcement is more effective than other methods: by changing the way your dog thinks, feels, and learns, you can actually encourage your dog to want to behave. With tips and tricks for understanding canine language, harnessing the power of reward-based training, and tapping into dogs' natural instincts, there are no hopeless cases! So get ready to boost your dog's confidence, improve your communication, and build your bond with your best friend today. From the Trade Paperback edition.