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Positive Perspectives 2 : Know Your Dog, Train Your Dog
by Pat Miller


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Dogwise Publishing is pleased to reunite again with Pat Miller for the publication of her second volume of Positive Perspectives, a collection of her recent articles. This collection is more advanced than volume one, with particular emphasis on understanding the latest in canine behavioral research so that you can become a more effective trainer and/or owner.  Read more...


 
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Dogwise Publishing is pleased to reunite again with Pat Miller for the publication of her second volume of Positive Perspectives, a collection of her recent articles. This collection is more advanced than volume one, with particular emphasis on understanding the latest in canine behavioral research so that you can become a more effective trainer and/or owner. Written in Pat's understandable but sophisticated style, Positive Perspectives 2 presents the latest "positive" thinking on body language, training and behavioral concepts, teaching behaviors, problem behaviors, and aggression.

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FETCHDOG.COM

"Like the original Positive Perspectives, this book is based on the series of articles Pat Miller wrote for Whole Dog Journal and the Tufts University Publication For Your Dog. But, as Miller writes in her introduction, this one picks up where the first one left off. Like its predecessor, this book is big on emphasizing the importance of training dogs with humane methods that support a positive relationship between dog and human, one that's based on trust and cooperation (compliance as opposed to submission). This book delves a bit deeper into understanding and solving problem behavior, such as behaviors resulting from fear and aggression (often related). It also introduces the reader to training techniques such as Shaping (shaping by successive approximations) and Behavior Modification. The techniques used and explained here are science-based, taking advantage of how dogs actually learn and perceive things (Learning Theory), yet they're described in clear, approachable language that everybody will be able to understand. There is also a lot of heart in this book, including personal anecdotes of Miller's own cases and challenges. These make readers feel that we are not alone and that even we—with lots of love and patience—can create a beautiful relationship with a well-behaved, well-trained dog. And we can have fun in the process, too." Rikke Brogaard

DOG WORLD

"This sequel to Pat Miller's previous book, Positive Perspectives, contains pages of new information her fans will love. Divided into five sections, the book analyzes an array of training and behavior issues that challenge dog owners. Part one begins with practical explanations of canine communication strategies and tips for interpreting them in context. Many books approach this subject like a foreign language course. Miller sticks with clear, practical definitions. Part two focuses on building a strong relationship with your dog. The author offers explanations of scientific training concepts and instructions on modifying techniques to accommodate each dog's individual temperament. Part three addresses specific canine behaviors and the use of psychology in training. Within this context, it offers specific advice on training large and small breeds. Parts four and five are the book's strongest and most interesting. Part four tackles a host of typical problems by examining underlying motivations, especially those that owners may overlook, misinterpret, or inadvertently encourage... The book's fifth part contains great information about classifying and coping with various forms of aggression. Topics range from recognizing and reforming canine bullies to preventing and stopping dogfights. You definitely get your money's worth in terms of useful information. Positive Perspectives 2 is an excellent reference for novice owners needing better insight into their dog's behavior, although some may find the density of the text and terminology overwhelming."


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  • ISBN: 9781617810015
  • Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
  • Date: Aug 2013
 
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