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Training dogs has traditionally been done by using negative reinforcement and brute force. Ryan draws on her twenty-five years of experience of helping people understand dogs, train dogs and solve dog behavior problems using kinder gentler methods. You'll find techniques to cure the chronic chew, the leash puller, the dog who jumps on people the dog who won't come and the dog who barks to much, among other problems your dog may have.
Training dogs has traditionally been done by using negative reinforcement and brute force (take the choke collar as an example). But the tide is turning, and Terry Ryan, well-known dog trainer, is at the forefront of a revolution. OUTWITTING DOGS draws on her twentyfive years of hands-on experience helping people understand and train dogs, and solve dog behavior problems using kinder, gentler methods. OUTWITTING DOGS uses more brain than brawn to motivate dog behavior with positive training techniques, and helps readers truly understand the minds of their canine friends (and even enemies).
Chapters cover: . outwitting puppies . housebreaking . curing the chronic chewer . how to cure the leash puller, the dog that jumps on people, the dog that hates to be left alone, the dog that won't come, the dog that barks too much, the biter, the aggressor . how to outwit the neighbor's dog . how to teach your dog tricks . how to outwit dog trainers . and even a chapter on outwitting dogs and kids at the same time, and much more.
No sensible dog owner will want to be without a copy.
TERRY RYAN has been a professional trainer since 1968, and has published extensively in the dog training field throughout the world. She lectures internationally and hosts seminars and camps for other leading dog trainers and canine behavior specialists. She is a member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors; Association of Pet Dog Trainers; the Institute of Ethology at the North American Wildlife Foundation at Wolf Park, Delta Society; and an AKC obedience trial judge. She is the director of Animal Fanciers School in Japan. She lives on the Olympic Penninsula in Washington State.
KIRSTEN MORTENSEN is a professional writer. She lives in Rochester, New York.
"[Outwitting Dogs] is basic enough to be useful to the novice dog owner, but smart enough to engage even the savviest dog lover. Read it, and you'll more than likely recommend it to your friends."--Dog World
"...the techniques work..."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution