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Personal Protection

 K9 PERSONAL PROTECTION - A MANUAL FOR TRAINING RELIABLE PROTECTION DOGS
The successful training of a reliable protection dog starts with good education and obedience training. The authors advocate training that takes the dog's natural capabilities and inclinations into account.

 MANSTOPPER: TRAINING A CANINE GUARDIAN
An exciting look at how a canine becomes a manstopper, and a guide to selecting a breed and personality to suit your needs in a canine guardian.

 TRAINING DOGS FOR PROTECTION WORK
Comprehensive guide to the selection and training of dogs for protection work. Examines obedience, protection and tracking, condemns the use of abusive techniques, tackles popular misconceptions.

 DER SCHUTZHUND (THE PROTECTION DOG)
Training of working dogs in Protection Work. Gives equal consideration to the duties of handler, dog, and helper; covers various drives and ethological terms, and the methods through which dogs learn. There is also detailed instruction on the practical aspects of training dogs in protection work.

 SCHUTZHUND THEORY & TRAINING METHODS
Explains Schutzhund and its components including philosophy and training techniques for all activities. Overview of the sport.

 DECOYS AND AGGRESSION: A POLICE K9 TRAINING MANUAL
How to understand canine paralanguage and use your body to communicate with the dog. Different types of natural dog aggression and how to use the dog's language to trigger the useful types without being abusive.

 ADVANCED SCHUTZHUND
A problem-solving approach to Level III work that will help competitors bring their dogs to the highest level. Deals with tracking, obedience and protection individually, offers step-by-step solutions and operant conditioning techniques.

 TRAINING THE BEHAVIOR - TIPS, TECHNIQUES AND THEORY FOR THE WORKING DOG TRAINER
Concepts and details needed to take a working dog trainer to advanced levels of competition or certification.

Agility

 CLICK & PLAY AGILITY
Many agility folks have been asking for a clicker training book focused on agility - and finally we have one! Agility is a playful game. Dogs don't care if you win or lose, they only care how you play the game. Not only does this book tell you how, it also tell you why the click and play training techniques work!

 EXCELLING AT DOG AGILITY: BOOK 1, OBSTACLE TRAINING
State-of-the-art, step by step instructions for training your dog to master each agility obstacle with safety, fun and competitive excellence in mind.

 EXCELLING AT DOG AGILITY, BOOK 2: SEQUENCE TRAINING
Follows Excelling at Dog Agility, Book 1, teaches you how to sequence smoothly from one obstacle to the next, helps you develop a consistent set of cues for communicating with your dog on the agility course. Includes detailed lesson plans.

 EXCELLING AT DOG AGILITY: BOOK 3, ADVANCED SKILLS TRAINING
Illustrates how to isolate and train many of the higher-level skills necessary to successfully compete at the most advanced levels of competition.

 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON DOG AGILITY TRAINING: SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS FOR IMPROVED AGILITY PERFORMANCE
For sensible answers to your agility questions, Questions and Answers on Dog Agility Training is an easy-to-use reference tool that allows competitors of any age or experience level to make the most of their dog's natural talents.

General Training

 THE RIGHT WAY THE FIRST TIME - TEACHING YOUR DOG KINDLY AND HUMANELY
Alana Stevenson's The Right Way the First Time is a welcome addition to the chorus of positive dog training. Alana's behavior modification approaches and training techniques are very gentle and are based on how animals learn and scientific principles.

 CESAR'S WAY
The author is the star of his own TV series, The Dog Whisperer. This is Cesar Millan's first book.

 BE THE PACK LEADER
Cesar Millan's second book, he takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog's life - and your own.

 DIVINE CANINE: THE MONKS' WAY TO A HAPPY, OBEDIENT DOG
In this entertaining, informative, and beautifully illustrated book, Brother Christopher and the Monks of New Skete--renowned masters in the art of raising and training dogs--walk readers through the basics of obedience training.

 FAMILY FRIENDLY DOG TRAINING - A SIX WEEK PROGRAM FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG
A six-week program to get people and dogs off on the right paw! Includes trouble-shooting tips for what to do when your dog doesn't respond as expected. This is a book that many trainers will want their students to read.

 WHEN PIGS FLY - TRAINING SUCCESS WITH IMPOSSIBLE DOGS
Some breeds of dogs and mixes have a reputation as impossible to train. Hounds, terriers, and other breeds are often called pig-headed and even untrainable. Learn these Pigs Fly methods and take advantage of the natural strengths of these independent and intelligent dogs. Help your dog become a wonderful companion or a formidable canine athlete. Clicker and reward-based training that is fun to use.

 THE ONLY DOG TRAINING BOOK YOU'LL EVER NEED
From avoiding accidents to banishing barking, the basics for raising a well-behaved dog.

 HOW TO BE YOUR DOG'S BEST FRIEND, 2ND EDITION
Completely revised and updated! Selection, behavior, training, problem prevention/correction and competitive obedience...a favorite for over 20 years!

 POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT: TRAINING DOGS IN THE REAL WORLD
A step-by-step guide to reliable obedience training, written in a simple and informal style, using positive reinforcement instead of punishment to teach your dog appropriate behavior.

 LEADER OF THE PACK
If you have unknowingly handed over the leadership of your pack to your dog, here is a practical, straight-forward training book to help you get back that leadership!

 THE PUPPY WHISPERER - A COMPASSIONATE, NONVIOLENT GUIDE TO EARLY TRAINING AND CARE
Following the success of his book The Dog Whisperer, Paul Owens turns his attention to puppies. In The Puppy Whisperer, Owens and his protege Terence Cranendonk offer a compassionate step-by-step guide to all things puppy.

 THE WHOLE DOG JOURNAL HANDBOOK OF DOG AND PUPPY CARE AND TRAINING
Features advice on behavior and positive training techniques, guidance about natural care and nutrition, and information about holistic care such as chiropractic, herbal remedies, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy. It covers all aspects of canine health, including cancer treatments, and most important of all, it focuses on how to have fun with a dog. This book equips readers with the tools to understand dogs, to encourage their physical and emotional wellness, and to elicit their full potential and vitality--and to do it naturally.

 RAISING PUPPIES AND KIDS TOGETHER - A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
The relationship between puppies and kids can be magical, but it can become troublesome and even downright dangerous if proper behavior is not taught from the start. Here, top trainers show you the best training methods for a polite and well-mannered dog and also show you important rules to teach your child.

 KATHY SANTO'S DOG SENSE
Everything you need to know about raising, training, and understanding the dog in your life.

 DOG TRAINING, A LIFELONG GUIDE
Profiles five of today's leading dog trainers (Terry Ryan, Sue Sternberg, Donna Duford, Susan Garrett, Debi Davis) who use positive reinforcement as the cornerstone of their training philosophies.

Behavior

 WHY DOES MY DOG...?
Organized alphabetically by problem. Looks at what dogs do and why, and how to change behavior without punishment. Fascinating!

 CANINE BODY LANGUAGE, A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE
DWAA Best General Reference Book Award Winner, 2006! Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text. Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life.

 DOGSPEAK: HOW TO UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG
Canine language studies for the beginner or the younger owner! Everything you need to communicate effectively with your dog, how to understand his body language and how to respond so he understands you.

 DOG'S MIND
How dogs perceive the world; how they see, hear, learn, relate to owners. Traces the evolution of the canine brain from its wolf ancestors. Every dog owner should read this!

 GENETICS AND THE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR OF THE DOG
Reprint of a frequently requested classic! The only book to provide detailed breed-specific information on inheritance as it relates to behavior.

 THE DOG BEHAVIOR ANSWER BOOK
Practical insights and proven solutions for your canine questions.

 THE SECRET LIVES OF DOGS
The real reasons behind 52 mysterious canine behaviors! Reveals what dogs think, how they feel, and how they see the world - and what you can do to make them happier than ever.

 BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN DOGS
All veterinarians and most dog owners should have this one! Here is the book veterinarians refer to when solving challenging behavior problems. Humane, efficient, and effective ways of dealing with negative behaviors.

 HOW TO RIGHT A DOG GONE WRONG: A ROADMAP FOR REHABILITATING AGGRESSIVE DOGS
Pam Dennison's latest! A roadmap for rehabilitating any dog that has aggressive tendencies, whether it is a puppy that shows aggression when you remove the food bowl, a dog-aggressive dog that you are afraid to walk in the park, or a dog that is aggressive towards family and friends.

 CLICK TO CALM: HEALING THE AGGRESSIVE DOG
More than 40 exercises in an easy-to-follow training recipe format, including how to desensitize your dog to approaching stranger dogs; have your dog perform canine calming signals, instead of aggressive displays, on cue; use your own body language when under stress as a cue for your dog to remain calm; and many more creative and effective uses of managing behavior through clicker training.

 THE DOG AGGRESSION WORKBOOK
An interactive guide for guardians of dogs who behave aggressively. The workbook presents a systematic and highly efficient and effective, positive reinforcement-based approach to understanding, assessing and changing aggressive behaviors in dogs.

DOG TO DOG COMMUNICATION - THE RIGHT WAY TO SOCIALIZE YOUR DOG
This is an easy-to-use handbook for those of us who want to keep our four-legged friends safe and happy in any social situation. In this fully illustrated guide, dog expert Jamie Shaw explains to readers the natural and learned instincts that form a dog’s temperament and then teaches us how to apply the right kind of behavioral training methods to ensure a dog-friendly dog that you'll no longer have to be embarrassed by.

 STRESS IN DOGS - LEARN HOW DOGS SHOW STRESS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Learn how to identify and resolve more than 30 signs of stress in dogs and help your dog live a longer, happier life. Includes dozens of full color illustrations.

 SCAREDY DOG! UNDERSTANDING AND REHABILITATING YOUR REACTIVE DOG
The appropriate term for dogs who growl at other dogs, lunge at people, and bark at everything is "reactive." This book helps the dedicated dog owner to understand what a reactive dog is doing, why he's doing it, and how to help him to change it for the better. Learn how to make the most of your reactive dog, and begin your trek to a new and wonderful life with your pal! All positive methods.

 

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