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Spare the punishment and raise a happy, well-behaved dog … The Complete Idiot�s Guide to Positive Dog Training, Second Edition, replaces the standard punishment-based training methods that have potential consequences for puppies and limited effectiveness with older dogs. This guide demonstrates positive training methods, based on a system of rewards and encouragement, Spare the punishment and raise a happy, well-behaved dog … The Complete Idiot�s Guide to Positive Dog Training, Second Edition, replaces the standard punishment-based training methods that have potential consequences for puppies and limited effectiveness with older dogs. This guide demonstrates positive training methods, based on a system of rewards and encouragement, to teach basic commands and housetraining, and correct a host of problem behaviors. Readers will also learn loose-leash walking games and how to train for the American Kennel Club�s increasingly popular Canine Good Citizen test. � Dog owners number more than 40 million in the United States, and more and more of them are giving up on punitive training methods � One of the few dog training books that exclusively adheres to positive training methods


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Spare the punishment and raise a happy, well-behaved dog … The Complete Idiot�s Guide to Positive Dog Training, Second Edition, replaces the standard punishment-based training methods that have potential consequences for puppies and limited effectiveness with older dogs. This guide demonstrates positive training methods, based on a system of rewards and encouragement, Spare the punishment and raise a happy, well-behaved dog … The Complete Idiot�s Guide to Positive Dog Training, Second Edition, replaces the standard punishment-based training methods that have potential consequences for puppies and limited effectiveness with older dogs. This guide demonstrates positive training methods, based on a system of rewards and encouragement, to teach basic commands and housetraining, and correct a host of problem behaviors. Readers will also learn loose-leash walking games and how to train for the American Kennel Club�s increasingly popular Canine Good Citizen test. � Dog owners number more than 40 million in the United States, and more and more of them are giving up on punitive training methods � One of the few dog training books that exclusively adheres to positive training methods

57 review for The Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Dog Training

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kacper Cebo

    Świetny poradnik dla rozpoczynających swoją przygodę z psami. Sporo praktycznych porad i ćwiczeń, dużo przykładów "z życia wziętych". Niektóre fragmenty momentami brzmią pretensjonalnie, podtytuł zobowiązuje ;) Świetny poradnik dla rozpoczynających swoją przygodę z psami. Sporo praktycznych porad i ćwiczeń, dużo przykładów "z życia wziętych". Niektóre fragmenty momentami brzmią pretensjonalnie, podtytuł zobowiązuje ;)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Johanna

    This book completely changed the way I think about dogs. I happened upon it quite a few years ago, and thought it might be an interesting read. Wow, what an eye opener! I have to admit, when I first started flipping through the pages, I thought, not that clicker training stuff!, but the more I read, the more sense it began to make. Now, after years of putting this book to use, I can't imagine training my dog any other way. The Complete Idiots Guide To Positive Dog Training is my go-to book for d This book completely changed the way I think about dogs. I happened upon it quite a few years ago, and thought it might be an interesting read. Wow, what an eye opener! I have to admit, when I first started flipping through the pages, I thought, not that clicker training stuff!, but the more I read, the more sense it began to make. Now, after years of putting this book to use, I can't imagine training my dog any other way. The Complete Idiots Guide To Positive Dog Training is my go-to book for dog training. I have read many, many others, but this is bar-none the best. I would definately recommend this book to all dog owners, especially new owners, or owners who have dogs with behavioral problems.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Becky H.

    Good training information but would have liked a bit more in depth on correcting behaviors. Book often said to correct the behavior but never really suggested different approaches to do so. #50/50BookQuest categories= book off the bottom shelf at the library, book with an animal on the cover, and a nonfiction book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Aly

    Really helpful for puppy training! I can’t say I’m able to apply all of it, it’s a ton of info- but it’s a really good, easy read to get started with pup training. Recommend.

  5. 4 out of 5

    sylas

    Useful and helpful. Will keep this one for reference.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dave Manning

    Changed my entire dog training worldview. Also get the DVDs from author's website to see positive training and "shaping" in action. So much more fun for me and the dog, plus effective! I have an M.Ed and the "how dog's learn" principles here overlap perfectly with how human's learn, that I feel so bad for helping train friends' dogs with more traditional methods. I was initially overwhelmed reading this book, anxious about all of the pages ahead of me when there was already so much "new" stuff t Changed my entire dog training worldview. Also get the DVDs from author's website to see positive training and "shaping" in action. So much more fun for me and the dog, plus effective! I have an M.Ed and the "how dog's learn" principles here overlap perfectly with how human's learn, that I feel so bad for helping train friends' dogs with more traditional methods. I was initially overwhelmed reading this book, anxious about all of the pages ahead of me when there was already so much "new" stuff to me, but I read it through, saw the end / where it was all going, and then felt much more relaxed with the process-- it's definitely manageable ("oh, that's it? I can do that.").

  7. 4 out of 5

    Draga Roncevic

    Quite simply that the most idiotic (and hilarious!) dog training advice you will ever find in one book. Anyone with an ounce of common sense will see that the advice presented here is insane. If you are wanting an unruly, confused and unhappy dog with no structure or boundaries than this is the perfect guide.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    There's loads of great information in this book but accessing it requires great determination. It seems to me to be a bit of a jumble. AsI read it on my kindle I did not particularly relish having to jump back and forward from one chapter to another to get the answers I was looking for. There's loads of great information in this book but accessing it requires great determination. It seems to me to be a bit of a jumble. AsI read it on my kindle I did not particularly relish having to jump back and forward from one chapter to another to get the answers I was looking for.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Irene

    Good for first time puppy parent and really good for kids. It was too basic for my needs. It is written as to rewarding puppies and to ignore other behavior. I am in complete agreement with using positive regard and including our pets as family.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tessa

    The tone of this book irked me.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Em

    I haven't really learned anything new, but it's excellent for newbies I haven't really learned anything new, but it's excellent for newbies

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    This book really helped my husband and me when we took on two strays, a German Shepherd and Beagle. We found that "traditional" training (hitting and yelling) did not work, it tended to make things worse AND made us feel bad in the process. This book really opened our eyes to a new way to train. Ignoring and rewarding are the replacements for the hitting and yelling and it works 10 times faster, not to mention no one's feelings (or butts) get hurt. This book will help you bond with your dog and h This book really helped my husband and me when we took on two strays, a German Shepherd and Beagle. We found that "traditional" training (hitting and yelling) did not work, it tended to make things worse AND made us feel bad in the process. This book really opened our eyes to a new way to train. Ignoring and rewarding are the replacements for the hitting and yelling and it works 10 times faster, not to mention no one's feelings (or butts) get hurt. This book will help you bond with your dog and help you train your dog and yourself. I highly reccomend it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Gayle

    This book totally freaked me out when (6 years ago) I got Rufus. I bought the book not realizing that "positive dog training" was an actual method. I thought it was just a "positive" way to train your dog. All the clicker stuff just seemed weird to me. Needless to say i devised my own training methods. Having said that, it was an interesting read and my dogs are both a little naughty in their own special ways!! This book totally freaked me out when (6 years ago) I got Rufus. I bought the book not realizing that "positive dog training" was an actual method. I thought it was just a "positive" way to train your dog. All the clicker stuff just seemed weird to me. Needless to say i devised my own training methods. Having said that, it was an interesting read and my dogs are both a little naughty in their own special ways!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alissa

    Didn't like the layout of the book. How to teach your puppy to not jump, bite or bark should have been a the beginning and not at the end. Some good tips but some not helpful. At times I felt this book would have been better used thrown at the puppy than for it's actual advice. Had to put it down for a few months then come back to it. Didn't like the layout of the book. How to teach your puppy to not jump, bite or bark should have been a the beginning and not at the end. Some good tips but some not helpful. At times I felt this book would have been better used thrown at the puppy than for it's actual advice. Had to put it down for a few months then come back to it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Paul Smith

    While there is useful advice here and it's certainly worth a look, I found the matronly tone tiresome and the underlying premise that unless you do everything Mother Dennison says you're a dog hating manaic who routinely sets about their pet with a claw hammer increasingly annoying as the lessons wore on. While there is useful advice here and it's certainly worth a look, I found the matronly tone tiresome and the underlying premise that unless you do everything Mother Dennison says you're a dog hating manaic who routinely sets about their pet with a claw hammer increasingly annoying as the lessons wore on.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    I'm not entirely happy with this book. It has way too many opinions of the pros of positive dog training and the cons of "traditional" dog training. I do agree with the author's views, but I got the idea in the first chapter, already! I'm not entirely happy with this book. It has way too many opinions of the pros of positive dog training and the cons of "traditional" dog training. I do agree with the author's views, but I got the idea in the first chapter, already!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Carr

    I'll probably never truly be finished with this book as long as I have dogs. So much good advice, this is a great reference book. I'll probably never truly be finished with this book as long as I have dogs. So much good advice, this is a great reference book.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Great positive training book. Knew most of the I do but needed a refresher 'course' to help with my newest rescue dog. Now....to stop saying "no!" Great positive training book. Knew most of the I do but needed a refresher 'course' to help with my newest rescue dog. Now....to stop saying "no!"

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mercurymouth

    Got a rescue...what I like to call my moon dog...she is some sort of eskimo mix-SHUGGIE!! She needs some training- I hope this book helps, got good reviews.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Terri

    Book is OK. Somethings make sense, others go completely against what I've learned in taking classes at a local dog club. Book is OK. Somethings make sense, others go completely against what I've learned in taking classes at a local dog club.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Carol Milner

    A really great starter guide to positive training. It's clear, concise and very useful. I have recommended it to a lot of friends needing info on positive training. A really great starter guide to positive training. It's clear, concise and very useful. I have recommended it to a lot of friends needing info on positive training.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mikelkpoet

    I dig this book, and plan to buy a copy of it. I especially want to learn to clicker train my dogs, Morisson, and Bundy, and this book offers insite into that.

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