Healing the Agressive Dog, by Emma Parsons. A Karen Pryor Clicker Book. Softcover 181 pages.
Positive Answers for the Agressive Dog.
The dog that bites. The dog that attacks other dogs. The dog who may not survive his own aggressive behaviour. What can be done to help these dogs?
When Emma Parsons, canine behaviour consultant, discovered that her own dog was aggressive, she developed innovative and effective strategies to calm, alter and re-shape his reactive displays, and those of her client's dogs.
Now Parson's strategies - all grounded in positive reinforcement - are available to everyone in Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog. With more than 40 clear exercises, presented in an easy-to-follow "training recipe format", Click to Calm teaches both pet owners and experienced trainers how to:
* desensitize your dog to approaching strange dogs
* grab your dog's collar without getting bitten
* teach dogs to perform canine calming signals on cue
* use your own body language when under stress as a cue for your dog to remain calm
...plus many more creative and effective uses of managing behaviour through positive reinforcement and clicker training.
Full of remarkable insights and practical information, Click to Calm holds the answers for anyone faced with this most challenging behaviour problem.
"Here is the soundest, kindest, and most practical advice available for the pet owner with an aggressive dog."
- Karen Pryor, author, Don't Shoot the Dog!