Positive Answers for the Aggressive Dog The dog that bites The dog that attacks other dogs The dog who may not survive his own aggressive behavior What can be done to help these dogs When Emma Parsons, canine behavior 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 clients dogs 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...
|Title||:||Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog (Karen Pryor Clicker Book)|
|Publisher||:||Sunshine Books Karen Pryor Clicker Book edition December 1, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||181 pages|
|File Size||:||896 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog (Karen Pryor Clicker Book) Reviews
I read this book prior to bringing a 3 year old male Siberian Husky home from the "pound". He had been owner relinquished to animal control after I had rescued him and returned to his owner. The reason is that he got out of his yard again and killed a chihuahua. I knew that I wanted to be able to take him in public, and I hoped that at some point I could stop using the muzzle I planned to use. Basically, after establishing some clicker training, to direct his attention to my face, I never had to use a muzzle and I take him out exercising with me everyday for 2 to 3 hours while I cycle and he runs alongside. I have to say that: 1) My dog turned out a lot easier than I anticipated, and also, 2) the "Look" command to direct the eye contact, (as taught in this book) is very powerful for an intelligent dog. I don't think that his breed is the type that would do very well in obedience class because he is too independent thinking and stubborn. But by combining high desire food (fried strips of meat) with a clicker, and directing his attention to me, I was able to get his seperation anxiety under control as well as get him totally focused on me (ignoring other dogs). This book has a lot of simple but powerful things in it!
Although my 10 month old pup is not aggressive, he can get very over stimulated. The processes outlined in this book are most helpful for shaping a more desirable behavior. It's easy to follow, you don't need a lot of experience in training to have great success. If you're not familiar with clicker training, not to worry, Emma Parsons takes you through the method step by step and makes it so easy you'll be amazed.
Just what I needed to help understand and communicate with my challenging dog! Instead of fighting against behavior, this method shows how to make a connection with a complicated dog personality and build confidence and cooperation within the relationship. EASY to understand and implement.
The information in the book is very basic and common sense. If you have done any dog training this book is not for you. If you are unfamiliar with dog training I am sure you will find this book useful.
I have been actively training dogs for 25 years, and have lived with dogs for nearly twice that long. I've been through the (horrifying, damaging) dominate-your-dog training tend. I've worked with trainers -- and have read training books -- that advocate training without any correction, just happy vibes and jolly talk (good luck with that if you have a reactive dog). The clicker program described in this book strikes a happy, usefully dispassionate middle ground between the training extremes. "Changing the behavior to change the emotion," as the author puts it, clarifies communication between you and your aggressive or over-excited dog. I don't agree with everything the author advocates -- and I cannot forgive her for what she subjected her own dog to -- but the book is a useful tool.
I read this book in preparation for adopting a rescue pup. It was so helpful and it made our transition with our new addition much easier. Our dog arrived with anxiety and fear aggression issues. The book shared so many wonderful strategies,but strategies alone are not an instant fix. Helping your dog through these behaviors takes time and consistency. The strategies take practice and owners need to be patient with themselves and their dog. I find myself going back to review the content again and again. Thank you, Emma Parsons, for writing such a great resource!
This is a recipe-based guide on how to work with your dog to overcome taboo behavior problems like aggression. It alleviates the shame and gives the hope to persevere while explaining what to do (and what not to) step by step. However, make no mistake. Bringing your dog back from fear aggressive responses is no easy task. I recommend this book paired with a qualified positive response trainer.
My companion, Zelda, is not aggressive but i purchased this book because she is overly excited to meet other dogs (potential playmates) and people. The ideas in this book work for both 'aggressive' and excited pups.