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A Better Way to Better Behavior Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog! a bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal—and human—behavior. A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets of changing behavior in pets, kids—even yourself—without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips...or shooting the dog: •The principles of the revolutionary "clicker training" method, which owes its phenomenal success to its immediacy of response—so there is no question what action you are rewarding •8 methods of ending undesirable habits—from furniture-clawing cats to sloppy roommates •The 10 laws of "shaping" behavior–for results without strain or pain through "affection training" •Tips for house-training the dog, improving your tennis game, or dealing with an impossible teen •Explorations of exciting new uses for reinforcement training Learn why pet owners rave, "This book changed our lives!" and how these pioneering techniques can work for you too.Buy Now!
This course is based on Vicki’s exclusive From Shy to Showy program which shows people how to help their shy or fearful show dogs. From Shy to Showy is a book, webinar and workshop that has been presented from coast to coast bringing people success with their sensitive show dogs.Add to cart
Do you have a dog that doesn't enjoy the show ring? How about a dog that is shy or fearful in the show ring? This book is for anyone who shows, works with or lives with a shy or fearful dog. Vicki Ronchette is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who is also an active show dog exhibitor, owner, handler and breeder. She coaches people all over the world on how to train their show dogs using positive methods and how to work with fearful show dogs. Using the methods in this book you will learn how to help your dog work through his fear of the show ring and teach him to enjoy showing making him a successful competitor who enjoys showing!Buy Now!
Handlers and owners will build upon knowledge from participation as a show dog handler or enthusiast by building a greater understanding of anatomy, canine structure and function as it relates to canine show dogs. Participants will learn about risk assessment and fitness principles, therapeutic exercises for injury prevention and sport conditioning, pain recognition and how to implement a program for year-round success.Add to cart
Injury at any time during an athletic career, even for show dogs, is detrimental for both handlers and animals. Participants will learn about common injuries in athletic adult dogs and fitness program components to help minimize or avoid risk of injury for sport.Add to cart