Unlike other training books, this valuable guide also provides advanced training techniques for agility, freestyle, and rally-o—activities to enjoy once you and your dog are adept at the basic clicker training method.
Author: Mary Ray
Publisher: TFH Publications
Clicking With Your Dog offers expert advice on using clicker training to teach basic obedience and good behavior to dogs of all ages and stages of life, from puppies to seniors. An easy-to-follow 10-week puppy training plan sets young dogs on the path to success. Unlike other training books, this valuable guide also provides advanced training techniques for agility, freestyle, and rally-o--activities to enjoy once you and your dog are adept at the basic clicker training method. It also reveals how to teach your dog basic commands, advanced obedience, and fun tricks to amuse your friends while helping alleviate common problem behaviors like barking, mouthing, and jumping up. The step-by-step instructions and great photographs make using the clicker easy to learn. Clicking With Your Dog encourages the entire family to participate in this gentle, effective, enjoyable, and increasingly popular form of dog training.
Authors Cheryl Smith and Mandy Book have a written step-by-step training manual to help you apply clicker training to a wide range of basic and fun dog behaviors no matter what your experience level.
Author: Mandy Book
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Clicker training for dogs is becoming more popular with both dog trainers and pet dog owners. But sometimes the science behind this very effective training method gets in the way of what the owner really wants to do—to teach their dogs lots of fun and useful behaviors. Authors Cheryl Smith and Mandy Book have a written step-by-step training manual to help you apply clicker training to a wide range of basic and fun dog behaviors no matter what your experience level. The focus is on getting results to get you and your dog clicking!
When I train my horse Marley, I prefer to make a clicking sound with my tongue,
so I have more hand freedom to focus on the delivery of the treat. Treat delivery
sets the pace of the training. It is important that the dog is focused on the click, not
Author: Louise Basson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Attention dog owners! Shaping Your Dog: The Positive Way is a must read if you want to use your dog's natural occurring behaviors and shape them into wanted positive behaviors. The book explains positive reinforcement and clicker training, as well as understanding dog behavior and basic learning theory. With over 70 step-by-step images to accompany behaviors trained through positive reinforcement, Shaping Your Dog provides the answers to your training questions. The book also deals with adding a baby to a family with dogs, dogs with separation anxiety and how to potty train a puppy. A very important part of the book is the author's five foundation lessons that make for a happy dog. Louise Basson is a dog trainer and kennel owner in Cape Town South Africa.
I just take it out of my dogs' daily calories. Walk around the house with your dog.
Each time she makes eye contact, click right as she makes eye contact and
immediately give her a treat. As you feed, put the treat directly beside you, along
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Ahimsa \uh-HIM-sah \ n. a Buddhist doctrine of non-violence. Add in a fun, modern, scientific approach and you've got a great way to train your dog! Dog Lovers: Learn to solve and prevent a variety of problems, including barking, fear, puppy socialization, housetraining, aggression, fear, separation anxiety, and pulling on leash. Pro Trainers: Get more ways to teach skills and solve problems. Save time on write-ups by using this book as an in-home reference for your clients. Breeders and veterinarians: Send puppies home with this book to start them off on the right paw. This 108-page book is an introduction to dog training that started as the companion exercises for Ahimsa Dog Training classes in Seattle. It has practical exercises that start from a basic level and work up through advanced work on the most important behaviors for dogs to know. This quick manual is helpful for dog trainers to use with clients or new ideas for exercises and for breeders to share with new puppy parents. Includes info on how dogs learn, clicker training, how to get rid of bad behaviors (puppy biting, fear/aggression, separation anxiety, etc.), and how to teach good behaviors, like coming when called, the name, watch, relaxation, sit, down, stay, wait, touch, walking on leash, give, go to your bed, and more!
Author: Gerilyn J BielakiewiczPublish On: 2004-02-10
The steps for teaching your dog to touch a target stick with his nose are as follows
: 1. Put the end of the stick in the palm of your hand with a treat and click and treat your dog for sniffing with his nose. 2. Gradually work your hand up the stick ...
Author: Gerilyn J Bielakiewicz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From avoiding accidents to banishing barking - how to raise a well-behaved dog Proper training is an uphill battle, but The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need cuts through all the frustration and boils it down to the basics. With useful tips and quick fixes that will put an end to all sorts of bad habits, this easy-to-use book will help owners build solid relationships with their dogs based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience - not punishment or fear. Dog owners will learn how to: Use click-and-reward techniques to grab the attention of even the most distracted puppy Teach him to stop pulling on the lead and start coming to heel instead of taking you for a walk Teach her to sit, stay and lie down instead of leaping on unsuspecting visitors Deter him from chomping through every shoe in sight by encouraging alternative behaviour and providing adequate exercise Save your flowerbeds by building a sandbox for her to dig in A must-have for owners who want to start their new puppy off on the right paw, or for those who need to curb their disobedient dog's unwieldy ways, The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need is a handy and reliable guide that will be turned to time and again.
The idea is to use a prop to get the point across to your dog that his behavior gets
you to click and toss him a treat. Once your dog figures this out, you're on your
way to having a thinking dog! To do this training exercise, use a cardboard box ...
Author: Gail Tamases Fisher
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
It is such a joy to work with a dog who proactively engages in behaviors as 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 works in partnership with the trainer, making choices the right choicesfor the trainer and the dog. One of the biggest obstacles the trainer often faces, however, is his or her own training history and habits 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 Fishers crossover experiences as well as those of the hundreds of students she has helped make the change over the past thirteen years.
Choose the one that works best for you and your dog. The “click” is always
followed by a reward and, in most cases, the reward is a treat. A reinforcer is the
same as a reward; the two words are interchangeable for the purpose of
Author: Vicki Ronchette
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
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!
Being the kennel boy at my father's gun-dog kennel did not give me the
opportunity to be schooled in the trade. I don't know if there were any ... Clicker
trainers use a clicking device to hold their dogs' attention. Nicole Wilde writes in
her book, ...
Author: Nathan B. Childs
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog is a comparison study of wolf and dog behavior. It is also a comprehensive guide for living in harmony with dogs. We know dogs are genetically related to the wolf; and both exhibit identical instincts, behaviors, temperaments, and dispositions - and both abide to the law of nature that contends: for any animal grouping to survive, there must be social order and communication between its members. Knowing this, we should learn all we can about wolf behavior, and incorporate that knowledge with our dogs. By learning how pack animals establish social order and communicate with one another, we can use this information to shape our dogs' natural instincts, without having to use food bribes or violence. When we communicate in our dogs' language, we will be able to communicate our leadership. The outcome will be predictable, for we will be using the same methods of an alpha wolf when he establishes and maintains social order with a pack of wolves. We will be shaping the same wolf instincts that are intact and engaged in each of our dogs. Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog illuminates: The natural behavior of canines The language of canines How alphas lead their packs How alphas discipline and show affection The hierarchy of the wolf social order The natural friendliness, loyalty, and devotion of pack members How to pick the best pup from a litter How to establish social order with pups Basic obedience and off lead obedience Family protection training
In order to make the click mean something to the dog, we start by clicking and
then delivering a treat right after the click, again and again. After a short while, ...
The choice of what kind of clicker to use will depend on you and your dog.
Author: Jane Killion
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Do you have an impossible dog? Think again. Most dogs have many characteristics that make them quiet trainable. Your dog is smart, a good problem solver and posesses a strong drive to get what he wants. Learn how to make your dog operant; a dog willing to seek out the correct behavior in return for a reward. You don't have to constantly feed your dog for good behavior. Learn how to use play and other activities as an effective reward. With the "Pigs Fly" Training System you will: * Discover how dogs learn * Learn to use the clicker * Get your dog to offer to do things without being asked * Learn how to use shaping * Reinforcers - find out what gets your dog really excited * Get your dog to pay attention to you * How to play with your dog * How to teach your dog behaviors The key to training success with difficult dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then to use those rewards to get the behaviors you want. You'll be amazed at what your "bad" dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!
Gradually lower your target until your dog will offer nose touches on the target
when it is placed on the floor. Watch that he isn't stepping on the target with his
paw at the same time as the nose touch. If this happens, click early and throw the
Author: Kim Collins
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
You might have a dog who you think will be a super-star on the agility course, but unless you work with him “from the ground up,” you may end up being disappointed. Author Kim Collins takes the position that there is a lot of training and relationship building that needs to go on before you ever begin to train the specific skills needed for agility. So this is the perfect book for you if you have a puppy or a young dog and are planning a career in agility in the future as it provides a complete training plan for both his pre-agility work and when he is ready to head out on the course.
First, teach your dog that the clicker signals a reward. Do this by clicking and then
rewarding her several times, until when she hears the click she looks expectantly
at you for her treat or toy. Now that she knows about the good things that come ...
Author: D. Caroline Coile
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business. If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference? Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points New (and not so new) owners who need help with training Owners looking for just the right veterinarian Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide: Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come Understanding Pit Bull body language Helping your dog become a social animal Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.
14 Secrets to Developing the Dog YOU Want Kyra Sundance. little baby steps,
and start with just ... The student will then try random things: he'll lift a leg, make a
sound, lift his left hand, lift his right hand—click! “Ooh! Let me try that again,” he ...
Author: Kyra Sundance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In this groundbreaking guide, elite dog trainer Kyra Sundance reveals the path to helping your dog be a reliable partner and true member of your family. Kyra -- a world-acclaimed Stunt Dog Team performer, nationally ranked dog sports competitor, and movie dog trainer -- holds the human-dog bond at the heart of her training method. She cares for her dogs with tenderness, trains them thoroughly, and inspires them to excel. If you're battling the same problems with your dog over and over, then the training method you're using isn't working. Instead of more training, what's needed is better training. Kyra's "whole-dog" approach looks beyond sterile training methods that manipulate through reward and punishment and instead advocates humane behavior modification techniques to establish expectations without compromising love. Her principles -- such as "One Command, One Consequence," "Focus on the Solution, Not the Problem" and "Praise, Touch, Treat -- in That Order" -- empower readers with a clear strategy and the tools to enact real change. Kyra's method does not suppress natural behaviors and teach subservience. Instead, it fosters confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than fearful of making a mistake. The Dog Rules shows us us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm and self-control.
In clicker training, you learn to press a small metal device to make a clicking
sound each time your dog does the right step. You immediately follow that sound
with a small treat to reinforce his actions. The timing of the click is essential.
Author: Arden Moore
Publisher: Storey Publishing
“Just how smart is my dog?” Try draping a towel over his head and timing his escape. “Why does she prefer the toilet to her bowl?” Because it’s always full and always cool; can you blame her? Animal behavior expert Arden Moore answers scores of questions on dog ownership and psychology, from grooming and fleas to obedience training and puppy love. This book contains everything the new, curious, or frustrated pet owner needs to know to smooth out the wrinkles in any dog’s coat!
If you pair the treat with a clicker (a small plastic box with a flexible piece of metal
inside that makes a distinctive "click" when pressed), you're able to provide
precise information to your dog about what behavior is being rewarded. The
power of ...
Author: Janine Adams
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Finally, a proven method for man to communicate effectively with his best friend! With the techniques taught in this series, readers will learn to use tone and inflection, eye contact, training, touch, and even telepathy, not only to solve behaviour problems but to develop a richer relationship with their pets. Information on how canines communicate with each other will also help owners interpret the woofs, whines and body language to understand what's on their dog's mind. Also addresses diet, aggression, destructive chewing, separation anxiety, shyness and more!
Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats. Elsevier; 2013.
Crowell-Davis and Murray. Veterinary Psychopharmacology. Blackwell
Publishing; 2006. Behavior and Training Books Peggy Tillman. Clicking with Your Dog.
Author: Gary Landsberg
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.
When teaching your dog with the clicker, keep this sequence in mind: Click and
reward the instant your dog does what you want. After your dog makes the
connection and starts responding voluntarily, introduce a command. Have your dog ...
Author: Sarah Hodgson
Offers practical advice on training a dog, including how dogs can learn to perform special tricks
That's what "The Wonder of Clicker Training" can help. Here's what you'll discover in this book: - What is clicker training and how to use it for the first time... - Simple ways to capture your pet's good behavior with a clicker.
Author: James M. Meagher
Publisher: Living Plus Healthy Publishing
Tired of dog training methods that just don't work? Still paying for those costly obedience lessons that have little effects on your pet? Introducing "Click Training" – an amazing training protocol that has achieved almost miraculous results. It is equally useful and effective in young puppies and older, adult dogs. Clicker training provides a pleasant and positive way to effectively teach animals new behaviors. It is based on positive reinforcements, unlike the older-school methodology, which involved negative reinforcement and punishment techniques. Perhaps the most wonderful thing about clicker training is that it can be easily learned and used by anyone – professional trainers or non-professional pet owners! That's what "The Wonder of Clicker Training" can help. Here's what you'll discover in this book: - What is clicker training and how to use it for the first time... - Simple ways to capture your pet's good behavior with a clicker... - Time tested strategies to master the art of targeting... - Step-by-step instructions to use a clicker to teach your pet specific behaviors... - How to effectively use verbal and non-verbal signals... - Things you should NEVER do when it comes to clicker training... - Common myths about clicker training... - How to use clicker training during your daily routines... - Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about clicker training... - And much more...
Tillman, Peggy. Clicking with Your Dog, Step-by-Step in Pictures. Waltham, MA:
Sunshine Books, 2000. WEB SITES The American Dog Trainers Network http://
www.canine.org A great resource for dog owners and trainers. Clickertraining.
Author: Chris Hayhurst
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Profiles the characteristics of and qualifications needed for twelve jobs that involve working with animals.
Some excellent tools for improving your dog's responses to commands include
learning to click at just the right moment , working with another trainer in team
fashion , and clicking for only the fastest responses . By Karen Pryor a In the fall