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In this new, updated edition, Bauman presents the most current knowledge on canine learning patterns. Believing that dogs learn by trial and error, Bauman provides a novel approach that encourages dogs to learn by removing corrections for incorrect responses. As a result, dogs do not fear failure and are taught to exercise options in a quest for the desired behavior.
Bauman shows you how to become a " thinking handler" who can train the " thinking dog." Her remarkable ability to view training from the dog’ s perspective translates into an invaluable tool for building effective communication between you and your dog.
The instruction in this authoritative guide is behind Gaines " Superdogs, " numerous obedience trial champions, and a host of other canine successes. If you want your dog to be happy, confident stimulated, and secure in the obedience ring, Beyond Basic Dog Training is the book of choice.
Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Training the Thinking Dog. 2. Wrong Is Wonderful. 3. Good News and Bad News. 4. Honesty-The Best Policy. 5. Slow Down and Shut Up! 6. A "Pity Party" for Rover, or Little People in Fur Coats. 7. Demand Sweetly. 8. Where to Go to Train. 9. Thereby Hangs a Tale. 10. Why Not "No!". 11. Understanding Corrections vs. Help. 12. Praise. 13. Training Equipment. 14. Choosing and Raising the Future OTCH. 15. Anticipation. 16. Creatures Big and Small. 17. Special Small Dog and Big Dog Techniques. 18. Proofing. 19. Homework Counts-When It's Done Right! 20. The Fifth-Week Plateau. 21. Using Food in Obedience Training. 22. Cross-Training Your Dog. 23. The On and Off Switch of Dog Attention. 24. Teaching the Dog to Heel. 25. The Figure 8. 26. Teaching the Dog to Heel Off Leash. 27. Understanding Difficult Heeling Patterns. 28. Teaching the Dog to Sit. 29. Sit-Stay. 30. Down and Down-Stay. 31. Out of Sight, Out of Mind? 32. Stay Problems. 33. Come Fore. 34. Teaching Fronts. 35. Teaching the Drop on Recall. 36. The Finish. 37. Stand for Examination. 38. Teaching the Retrieve. 39. Teaching Scent Discrimination. 40. Directed Retrieve. 41. Ready to Start Jumping? 42. Teaching the High and Bar Jumps. 43. Directed Jumping. 44. Teaching the Broad Jump. 45. Teaching Utility Hand Signals. 46. Go Out. 47. Secrets of Showing. 48. The Bible. 49. Using Match Shows to Your Advantage. 50. The Week Before the Show. 51. Obedience for Agility. 52. As You Train Your First Advanced Dog. 53. "As Told by the Dog" or "It's a Dog's Life?" 54. What May Have Caused This Problem? 55. The Relationship. Index. About the Author.
DIANE L. BAUMAN is an internationally known obedience and agility instructor with her own training school in central New Jersey. She conducts seminars and clinics throughout the United States and Canada, and is an active competitor herself.