The art and science of training police, military and other service dogs continue to evolve as we learn more about dog behavior. In this revised edition of K9 Behavior Basics, expert dog trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak and Simon Prins share the essentials every trainer needs to know about these advances in K9 training. You'll learn how to successfully implement or improve your dogs' training programs using operant conditioning.
The authors outline key concepts in dog behavior and communication and provide practical approaches to operant conditioning. They share proven techniques and solid advice from their more than thirty years of specialized K9 experience. Whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned pro staying up-to-date, K9 Behavior Basics has something for you.
Learn how to:
Recognize and interpret your K9's expressions, gestures and signals
Use operant conditioning to efficiently and humanely train K9s
Plan and execute effective K9 training programs for search and detection, patrol, remote guided camera, attack, and more.
Whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned pro staying up to date,K9 Behavior Basics has something for you.
Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak serve as training directors and international judges for the International Red Cross Federation, the United Nations, the International Rescue Dog Organization and the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Simon Prins has won international acclaim as an innovative trainer for his work with camera, explosive detection, and search and rescue dogs.