We think most of you would agree that getting a good handle on canine behavior is a prerequisite to becoming a skilled dog trainer. How can you expect to change behavior in a dog through training without such knowledge? Seems simple, but the problem is there are lots of unknowns, misconceptions and even myths about the behavior of dogs. Adding to this is ones own biases about behavior along with an understandable tendency to want to anthropomorphize and you can end with an owner whose training skills are not very effective (Fluffy should come because she loves me
.). So this week we want to feature some of the best books we stock at reduced prices that address behavior in such a way that you can enhance your ability to both understand and train dogs:
- The Other End of the Leash. and For the Love of a Dog by Trish McConnell. Every owner who cares about their dogs needs to read these books. Trish covers a wide range of subjects that will enhance your knowledge of behavior, both that of your dogs and your own. How we are the same, how we are different, and how to work together better. 25% off the regular price through March 30th.
- Dogs Are From Neptune and Oh Behave! by Jean Donaldson. Jeans books are presented in a question and answer format with the underlying theme being of understanding behavior and then applying that knowledge to changing behavior - which, of course, is what trainers do. Fun reading that will make you think. 25% off the regular price through March 30th.
- Our third selection is an offer to buy one of the most complete and up to date scientific texts on canine behavior - Adam Miklosis Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition 2nd edition. We have a limited number of these that came to us slightly damaged (bent corner of cover) that we have put on sale for $50.00 limited to supplies on hand. Miklosi, based in Hungary, is producing with the help of his students top notch research on a wide range of behavioral issues relating to dogs. Fascinating reading for you serious students of canine behavior.
Our eBook selection continues to grow too, check out our eBook store for the entire selection:
eBook: Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0: New Practical Techniques for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression by Grisha Stewart
eBook: Fear No More - Competing with Confidence by Barbara Cecil & Gerianne Darnell
eBook: The Barf Diet by Ian Billinghurst
Newest books & products:
Rescue Your Dog From Fear: Tried-and-True Techniques to Help Your Dog Feel Secure by Peggy Swager. When dealing with previously abused or naturally skittish dogs, its easy to get frustrated. Often, all we want is to tell our beloved pets there is no need to be afraid. When Peggy Swager adopted two mill dogs from her local rescue center, all the books in the world couldnt help her ease her new pups.
Mastering Jumping Skills for Awesome Agility Dogs by Linda Mecklenburg. Mastering Jumping Skills is a comprehensive jumping program designed to prepare your dog for the jumping challenges that he will face in agility. The program is appropriate for young dogs just beginning their jump training as well as for more experienced dogs that need to improve their skills. With a solid foundation and training, all dogs have the potential to become successful jumping dogs.
Canine Separation Anxiety Workbook - Training Dogs to Tolerate Being Alone by James O'Heare. The Canine Separation Anxiety Workbook is written to get dog owners train their dogs to tolerate being left alone. It helps guide owners in defining the specific problem behaviors they face and then design and implement a contingency management plan to resolve it. The methods described are solidly scientific but written in an accessible language, providing dog owners with alternative approaches and the information to apply the approaches to their specific problem.
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