Train Your Dog Like a Pro

Author(s): Jean Donaldson


The tools you need to think and train like a professional


Jean Donaldson is one of the top dog trainers in the United States, and her training academy has gained a reputation as the Harvard for dog trainers and behavioral counselors. Now, you can harness her highly effective dog-training techniques and benefit from her expert guidance without leaving your home.

If you're like most dog owners, you treat your four-legged friend as a valued member of the family who enjoys the full run of the house--which is why good behavior is so important. Train Your Dog Like a Pro offers a trusted, systematic approach to positive dog training that anyone can follow. You'll get clear, detailed instructions for teaching essential behaviors, more advanced skills, and even some fun tricks. Plus, a bonus online video shows you exactly how to accomplish each technique.

  • Bonus online video contains 2 hours and 30 minutes of hands-on instruction
  • Training is based only on positive reinforcement, patience, and persistence
  • Donaldson is the bestselling author of The Culture Clash: The Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs

Whether you're the proud parent of a puppy, an adolescent, or an adult dog, this book and video truly give you everything you need to train your dog like a pro.


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About the Author. Acknowledgments. Introduction. What Makes a Trainer? My Agenda. My Perseverance Sell-Job. The Not-So-Awful Truth about Motivation. Basic Rewards for Installation. Upping the Degree of Difficulty Systematically. Outline of the Program. Part One: Fundamental Behaviors. Chapter 1: Sit and Watch. Sit. Watch. Chapter 2: Down. Down. Down from a Stand. Sit from a Down. Chapter 3: Come. Chapter 4: Some Help if You're Struggling. First Aid. Naughtiness (On Your Part). Getting a Pro on Board. Part Two: Impulse-Control Behaviors. Chapter 5 :Sit-Stay and Down-Stay. Sit-Stay. Down-Stay. Chapter 6: Wait and Leave It. Wait. Leave It. Chapter 7: Walking on Leash. Walking on Leash Exercises. Walking on Leash Outdoors. Part Three: Maintaining and Improving. Chapter 8: Mixing It Up. Position Discrimination. Fun Discrimination Exercises. Chapter 9: Taking It on the Road. Transfer Training Responsibilities. Change Training Locations. Chapter 10: Social Applications. Sit to Greet. Food and Items on Tables. What's a Toy and What's Off Limits. Management During Training. Begging and Attention Seeking. Chapter 11: Consolidation and Maintenance. Everyday Opportunities for Behavior Maintenance. Part Four: Advanced Behaviors. Chapter 12: Heeling. Training Heeling. Chapter 13: Mat Training. Down on Mat. Mat Training with the Clicker. Mat Targeting. Chapter 14: Retrieve. Shaping the Dead Retrieve. Dead Retrieve with Position Feeding. Presentation into Your Hand. Chapter 15: Sit Pretty and Roll Over. Sit Pretty. Roll Over. Appendix: How Training Works: An Overview. Get the Behavior! Fade Your Prompts. Take It on the Road ("Generalization") and Name It. Consolidate, Maintain, and Protect. Glossary of Animal Training Terms. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780470616161
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : April 2010
  • : .9 Inches X 6.2 Inches X 9.1 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean Donaldson
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 636.7/0887
  • : 224
  • : illustrations