TEAMWORK II is a dog training manual written for people with disabilities to be able to train their own dogs to assist them in their daily lives TEAMWORK I teaches basic obedience canine behavior This edition of TEAMWORK II which as been revised and expanded, teaches the service exercises, such as retrieving dropped objects, turning on lights, pulling a wheelchair, etc Both TEAMWORK I and TEAMWORK II contain lots of color photographs and personal anecdotes along with the step by step instructions written in a clear and simple to understand format....
|Title||:||Teamwork II: A Dog Training Manual for People with Disabilities|
|Publisher||:||Top Dog Publications Revised Expanded 2010 edition July 1, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||154 pages|
|File Size||:||692 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Teamwork II: A Dog Training Manual for People with Disabilities Reviews
I'm about halfway through this book and really enjoying it so far. It is a very easy to read book with practical strategies for training your own dog to be a service dog. The photos and short stories about real people are helpful and fun as well. The strategies presented are practical, positive, and logical. The authors typically present more than one method for every task, and always present options for people who can walk, use a manual wheelchair, or use a power wheelchair so you can just read the section that applies to you (although I often read more just because). Our dog is doing very well with his training and has mastered all of the commands in the first book (Teamwork I) and many of the commands in this book including "under" (going under a table, such as in a restaurant) and "paws" (putting his paws up on a surface so he can learn to complete tasks on two legs).
This book was recommended by the Facebook group Owner Trained Service Dogs (OTSD). I had already inter-library loaned it and it was much better than all the other dog training books which are geared for "able bodied" persons. The Teamwork 1 and 2 books were written by handicapped people, and written specifically for the handicapped person trying to train their dog in basic obedience and then the second book: Teamwork 2 explains how to train your dog to do service dog type tasks. All other dog training books fall short compared to the Teamwork books.
Great book. Love the positive reward with firmness philosophy. Has been very helpful training my dog despite my disabilities. My old methods weren't working with my limited mobility.
I read this several times before adopting a dog to be my service animal. The author is disabled and trained his own dog. Lots of good information here for any dog owner. I used a lot of his tips to train my service dog. Ever wonder how a blind person knows when to clean up after their dog? So did I! How do you get your dog to "go" on command? Now I know! Using this book, I've trained my dog to go get any family member on command, and to bring that person to me. Very helpful if I'm sick or if I've fallen.
With the cost of a service dog starting at the 16 to 20 grand mark depending on needs it was well out of reach for us. We live on a fixed income and my husband even after several surgeries has mobility issues. Difficulty in bending, poor coordination etc. With the help of this and team work 1 book. I was able to train a golden retriever to help him up from falls, to help him up from chairs, to pick up anything dropped and to get him help if needed. ADA laws allow service dogs to be trained by private individuals and at the cost of an already trained dog, it is a blessing to have books like teamwork to help you to train a qualified dog for the needed job.
The Teamwork Dog Training Manual II is well written & easy to understand & learn from. You can learn how to train your dog for almost any type of disability that doesn't require special training like for example for the blind. I bought this book to help train my son's dog to be calmer & a therapy dog for my son who has different disabilities. I am very happy with the book & learned a lot & now he has a calm, well balanced therapy dog.
Every dog is an individual, and no disabled person, even if they have the same condition as their identical twin, will be alike enough to need the exact same things from their dog. This is one reason training your own dog is ideal.
this book is easy to follow and gives you plenty of ideas of how to get your point across to your dog It does repeat some of the things covered in Book 1, but I suggest you read Book 1 first. You really need to know the basics and teaching methods to continue with Book 2.. It is very well laid out, like the first one and I enjoyed it and learned very much... Thank You Stewart Nordensson and Lydia Kelley for all your hard work putting this together...