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Suggests a compassionate approach to dog training based on using affection, play, toys, and praise as a behaviorial reward, and includes advice on solving behavior problems
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Paul Owens is a nationally recognized as a leading proponent of nonviolent instruction. He has studied, practiced, and taught yoga and stress management in the United States and India for more than 25 years. He began training dogs in 1972 and has earned awards in competitive obedience and participates in agility and waterworks. HE is a certified evaluator for the Delta Society's Animal Assisted Therapy Program and a member of The National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI), and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). HE is the director of the nonprofit, educational organization, Raise with Praise, Inc., that offers after-school violence prevention program linking shelter dogs with elementary school children. Over the years Paul has taught and has been a consultant for thousands of families and individuals working to improve the dog-human relationship by nonviolent means. Paul lives in Los Angeles with his two dogs Molly and Gadget.
Norma Eckroate is also the co-author of The New Natural Cat, The Natural Dog, It's A Cat's Life, Switched-On Living, and an upcoming book on the natural care of horses. She lives in Los Angeles with two of the smartest, most beautiful cats in the world, Sid and Charise.From Library Journal:
Owens, founder of Raise with Praise, Inc. and a certified evaluator for the Delta Society's Animal Assisted Therapy Program, has written a good, basic, reasonably priced introduction to dog training based upon rewarding "successive approximations" of correct behavior. Gone are the leash "pop" and harsher corrections of earlier obedience methods. Nonviolent dog training shapes appropriate behavior with rewards such as food and games. Incorrect behavior is punished by ignoring the dog and by verbal cues such as "oh-oh." There are chapters on clicker training, target stick training, and training gear such as collars and leashes; the nine ingredients of canine optimum health (high-quality diet, play, socialization, quiet time, exercise, employment, rest, training, and healthcare); and human-canine communication. How to teach "sit," "stay," "down," "stand," "come," "heel," "take it," and "drop it" are explained step-by-step and illustrated with photographs. For public libraries.AFlorence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY
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Book Description Adams Media, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1580622038
Book Description Adams Media, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111580622038