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Beginning Family Dog Training Book - Softcover

by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. This user-friendly and engaging book employs gentle and effective trining methods rather than punishment-oriented techniques that so often lead to aggression. Covering commands from sit and heel to coming when called, this book explains how dogs communicate, think, and learn. Many serious behavioral problems can be avoided with the scientifically-based and humane training methods described in this book. 69pp.

The Cautious Canine: How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears

by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. So much aggression in dogs results from fear, but fear-based problems can become worse if treated incorrectly. This booklet provides a step-by-step explanation of desensitizing and counter classical conditioning. It can help you solve minor behavioral problems and prevent serious ones, whether your dog fears include the vacuum cleaner, people with hats, or the stranger at the door. The oh-so-important details related to identifying exactly what triggers your dog, creating a step-by-step treatment plan, monitoring your progress, and why you need to treat the fear and not just your dog's reaction to the fear are covered. This book is on the top ten of the Dogwise dog book catalog and has helped thousands of dogs and their owners around the country. 29 pp.

Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household

by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. and Karen London, Ph.D. Looking for some tips to create a little order out of the canine chaos in your home? Concerned that there might be some tension between two of the dogs in your pack? Not sure if all that growling during play means trouble or not? This booklet has the answers to those questions and many more. Written to help you maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household, it emphasizes the use of Ethology and Positive Reinforcement to teach your dogs to be polite and patient instead of demanding and pushy. Filled with practical ideas about keeping life fun in houses that have two dogs or many more than that, Feeling Outnumbered is a great resource for all multiple dog owners, whether novice or professional. 38pp. 

How to Be the Leader of the Pack, and Have Your Dog Love You For It

by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.  Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack and teach your dog that being polite is fun, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in this booklet are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand. An essential part of any canine library! 12 pp.

Puppy Primer

by Brenda Scidmore and Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. Help your new bundle of joy get off on the right paw with a book that you can afford and have time to read. With all the basics from potty training to socialization, this little book can prevent many serious behavioral problems and make your first year together even more fun than you ever imagined. Whenever any of our trainers or behaviorists gets a new puppy, this book comes right back off the shelf for use as a daily reference. It's that full of essential information. Dog's Best Friend, Ltd. uses this book in their puppy socialization classes, and it is a very popular part of veterinarian puppy packets.

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