How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves

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Dr. Sophia Yin's How to Behave so Your Dog Behaves will not only teach you how to get the best behavior you can can from your dog, but help you forge a deeper relationship with your canine companion. This instructional guide provides:

-a positive, scientifically sound approach to behavior modification with clear, straightforward explanations;

-an in-depth guide to not only understanding dogs, but also understanding how to efectively communicate with them;

-friendly, instructional drawings that enhance training concepts;

-problem solving exercises and spot quizzes that reinforce learning.

Dog owners and trainers alike will benefit from a clearer understanding of how changing their own behavior will result in a well-behaved dog.

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Although you may not be aware of it, every interaction you have with your dog is a training session--with each pat on the head, cluck of disapproval, or offer of a treat, your dog is learning something. Whether he is learning something you want him to learn is another matter. If you want a well-behaved dog, you're going to have to modify your own behavior in order to modify his. The best way to achieve this is to understand how dogs think and learn.

Dr. Sophia Yin, a respected animal behaviorist, provides an in-depth approach to not only understanding dogs, but also understanding how to effectively communicate with them. As you read about the practical aspects of learning theory, you will realize what motivates your dog, then apply Dr. Yin's scientifically-based training methods to get the results you want. Exercises for training and problem solving are broken down into short, easy-to-read sections, and friendly, instructional illustrations enhance the techniques.

The positive approach to correcting and training your dog's behaviors will help you see the world from your dog's perspective and provide the necessary training tools to effect amazing behavioral changes.

About the Author:

Dr. Sophia Yin, a 1993 graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is the award-winning pet columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, a best-selling tetxtbook for veterinary students. She earned her Master's degree in Animal Science in 2001 from UC Davis, where she studied vocal communication in dogs and worked with behavior modification in horses, giraffes, ostriches, and chickens. She currently teaches three upper-division undergraduate courses in domestic animal behavior in the UC Davis Animal Science Department, supervises students in various animal training and behavor research projects, makes animal behavior housecalls, and lectures at various veterinary behavior symposia and animal training conferences across the country. Her current behavior research focuses on the use of positive reinforcement to address nuisance barking and other undesirable behaviors in dogs. She is also the creator of the Treat and Train---Professional Dog Training System sold by the Sharper Image.

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