Train Your Dog Positively: Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More!

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9781607744146: Train Your Dog Positively: Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More!

Victoria Stilwell, the world's best-known positive reinforcement dog trainer and star of the hit Animal Planet TV show, It's Me or the Dog, explains how to use her force-free, scientifically-backed training methods to solve common canine behavior problems.

In her third book, renowned dog behavior expert Victoria Stilwell provides a comprehensive toolbox designed to help dog owners overcome the most persistent, annoying and dangerous behavior problems in their dogs. Far from being merely another dog training manual, however, it also serves as an easily accessible yet scientifically sound roadmap for understanding where our dogs come from, how they experience the world and what we need to teach them most effectively. Train Your Dog Positively is the definitive must-read book for all dog lovers who are committed to giving their canine companion the best chance to succeed by harnessing the power of force-free training techniques.

With this upbeat, proven guide, Victoria addresses the main problem behaviors that have dog owners wringing their hands in desperation, from submissive urination to separation anxiety to leash aggression to jumping up on visitors. Just like she does in her TV shows, Victoria helps owners actually change the way their dog thinks, feels, and learns. Using her time-tested and scientifically-backed brand of positive reinforcement training methodology, Stilwell not only helps us understand once and for all why outdated and dangerous punishment-based methods are so flawed, but also how and why to replace them with more effective and long-lasting positive solutions that create a bond between man and dog based on mutual trust, respect and love.

Chapters include:

Part I.  The Relationship: The Way Dogs Developed, How They Learn, and What We Need to Understand Them

  • Chapter 1.  Dominance and Pack Theory: Are Dogs on a Quest for World Domination?
  • Chapter 2.  The Power of Positive Reinforcement
  • Chapter 3.  Leading Without Force: The Future of Dog Training
  • Chapter 4.  Building the Bond: Understanding Canine Language
Part II.  Behavioral Training Solutions
  • Chapter 5.  The Positive Puppy: Building a Solid Training Foundation
  • Chapter 6.  Housetraining Hell: Solving Toileting Issues
  • Chapter 7. Home-Alone Blues: Easing Separation Distress and Anxiety
  • Chapter 8.  Stress, Anxiety, and Fear: From Thunderstorm Phobia to Compulsive Behavior
  • Chapter 9.  Canine Aggression: From Resource Guarding to Leash Aggression
  • Chapter 10. Solving Common Behavior Problems: Stealing, Running Away, Jumping Up, Barking, Leash Pulling, Poop Eating, and Mouthing

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About the Author:

VICTORIA STILWELL has become one of the world's most recognized and respected dog trainers. Best known for her role as the host of Animal Planet's hit TV series It's Me or the Dog, she has also served as a judge on CBS's Greatest American Dog. and is the CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training - the premier global network of world-class, licensed force-free dog trainers. She is involved with rescue groups around the world; is a regular columnist for numerous magazines; and her popular Positively Podcast series is heard by listeners worldwide. Named 2009's Dog Trainer of the Year at the Purina Pro Plan Dog Awards, Victoria is certified by Animal Behavior and Training Associates and is a proud member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Stilwell lives in Atlanta with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs, Sadie and Jasmine.

To find a Victoria Stilwell-licensed dog trainer or for more info, visit Positively.com.

Review:

"Positive training is simply the only way--the humane way--to build a healthy relationship with our beloved four-legged family members. Victoria's remarkable book is a must read for pet owners!"
--Robin R. Ganzert, PhD, President, American Humane Association

"As a thirty-plus-year veterinarian and lifetime pet lover, I was totally engrossed with Train Your Dog Positively. I dog-eared page after page for reference and highlighted tip after tip. Read this book and you're guaranteed to have fewer problems, more fun, and a richer relationship with your dog."
--Dr. Marty Becker, veterinary contributor on Good Morning America and member of the Dr. Oz Medical Advisory Panel


Forget all you've heard about being the boss; Victoria's methods work better. Follow her clear and sensible advice. Your dog will be a joy to live with--and your dog will think YOU are a joy to live with too."
--Karen Pryor, author, Reaching the Animal Mind


"Victoria Stilwell once again demonstrates that she truly recognizes and appreciates the most effective and humane ways to train dogs so that they will be the happy, lifelong companions that we all need so much today.  She understands that dogs, as with people, may behave as we want them to by using negative types of punishment but to truly have them be a willing and contented part of our lives positive reassuring methods make it happen."
--Bob Vetere, CEO, American Pet Products Association


"Love your dog? Then there's no better way to show it than by reading Victoria Stilwell's new book, Train Your Dog Positively. Full of insights into both dog and human behavior, Victoria convincingly argues against using force and dominance, and lights the way to the relationship we all want with our best friends."
--Patricia B. McConnell, PhD, certified applied animal behaviorist, adjunct professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author of The Other End of the Leash

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