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Training for the Joy of Dogs

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Focus

Page 37

• Improve your dog's attention

• Reduce stress

• Improve concentration

• Help create the ideal learning environment

Focus

Molly's Eulogy

Page 48

A tribute to Molly, the Portuguese Water Dog.

A heart-warming example of how dogs teach us humility and make us better human beings.

Molly's Eulogy
Begging at the Table

Begging at the Table

Page 79

Use Prevention:

    Tether/Baby Gate, etc.

 

Use Substitution:

    Teach dogs to go to their bed or place while you eat.

 

See step-by-step instructions for Prevention and Management in the Basic Behaviors

Contextual Learning

Page 81

    When you first start training, always reintroduce a new behavior whenever you change the situation.

Learn more about Contextual Learning in Training Essentials.

Contextual Learning
Capturing

Capturing

Page 90

    For speedier learning, reward and reinforce behaviors by capturing behaviors throughout the day.

Learn more about Capturing in Training Essentials.

Leave It

Leave It

Page 95

    Have a problem with stealing, chasing the cat, or jumping on counters? Leave it does the trck.

 

For step by step instructions, go to Leave It in Basic Behaviors.

Find It

Page 104

    If you you don't give your dog a job to do, they become self-employed. Teach you dog to hunt!

 

For step by step instructions, go to Find It in the Basic Behaviors.

Find It

Stay

Page 113

    Stay teaches politeness and safety..

For step by step instructions, go to Stay in the Basic Behaviors.

Stay

Behavioral Chains

Page 116

    A quick way to solve a host of everyday problems as well as start weaning your dog off treats by putting behaviors together.

For step by step instructions on each individual behavior, see Basic Behaviors and Tricks

Behavioral Chains

Jumping

Page 121

    For step by step instructions on Prevention and Management and how to teach the substitute behaviors of sit, stay, down and go to your place, see Basic Behaviors and Problem Behaviors.

Jumping

Chewing

Page 121

    Prevention and Management is always number one. Teach your dogs to Leave It and play with toys as substitute behaviors.

For more on Chewing, see Basic Behaviors and Problem Behaviors.

Chewing

Doorbell Reactive

Page 135

    Teach your dog that a doorbell or knock is the signal to run to their bed.

 

For step by step instructions on how to teach these individual substitute behaviors, go to Basic Behaviors and Problem Behaviors.

Doorbell

Prevention and Management

Page 151

    Safety, safety, safety. Teach good habits so you don't have to change bad habits.

 

For step by step instructions of how to teach these individual safety behaviors, go to Prevention & Management.

Prevention & Management

Tricks

Page 159

All behaviors are tricks. A fun and happy attitude is the perfect way to build trust, install a strong sense of security and  form a safe, loving bond!

 

For step by step instructions of how to teach some of these individual tricks, go to the Tricks category. Many more tricks on the way!

Tricks

Find It

Page 168

    If you you don't give your dog a job to do, they become self-employed. Teach you dog to hunt!

 

For step by step instructions, go to Find It in the Basic Behaviors.

Find It 2

K9YA

Page 176   

K9 Youth Alliance

kids helping dogs helping kids

K9YA

2 Hands 4 Paws

Page 188    

Specializing in rehabilitation - helping pets recover from surgery, lose weight, reduce pain, restore functionality and ultimately improve their quality of life.

2 Hands 4 Paws

Glendale Humane Society

Page 190  

Providing financial assistance to families of companion animals in need of medical treatment.

Glendale Humane Society

Paws For Life K9 Rescue

Page 190  

Finding innovative ways to impact animals, people and the community. Paws Up!

Paws 4 Life
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