Train Your Dog Positively

$14.99

Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More!

Victoria Stilwell, the world’s best-known positive reinforcement dog trainer and star of the hit Animal Planet TV show, It’s Me or the Dog, explains how to use her force-free, scientifically-backed training methods to solve common canine behavior problems.

In her third book, renowned dog behavior expert Victoria Stilwell provides a comprehensive toolbox designed to help dog owners overcome the most persistent, annoying and dangerous behavior problems in their dogs. Far from being merely another dog training manual, however, it also serves as an easily accessible yet scientifically sound roadmap for understanding where our dogs come from, how they experience the world and what we need to teach them most effectively. Train Your Dog Positively is the definitive must-read book for all dog lovers who are committed to giving their canine companion the best chance to succeed by harnessing the power of force-free training techniques.

With this upbeat, proven guide, Victoria addresses the main problem behaviors that have dog owners wringing their hands in desperation, from submissive urination to separation anxiety to leash aggression to jumping up on visitors. Just like she does in her TV shows, Victoria helps owners actually change the way their dog thinks, feels, and learns. Using her time-tested and scientifically-backed brand of positive reinforcement training methodology, Stilwell not only helps us understand once and for all why outdated and dangerous punishment-based methods are so flawed, but also how and why to replace them with more effective and long-lasting positive solutions that create a bond between man and dog based on mutual trust, respect and love.

Chapters include:

Part I.  The Relationship: The Way Dogs Developed, How They Learn, and What We Need to Understand Them

  • Chapter 1.  Dominance and Pack Theory: Are Dogs on a Quest for World Domination?
  • Chapter 2.  The Power of Positive Reinforcement
  • Chapter 3.  Leading Without Force: The Future of Dog Training
  • Chapter 4.  Building the Bond: Understanding Canine Language

Part II.  Behavioral Training Solutions

  • Chapter 5.  The Positive Puppy: Building a Solid Training Foundation
  • Chapter 6.  Housetraining Hell: Solving Toileting Issues
  • Chapter 7. Home-Alone Blues: Easing Separation Distress and Anxiety
  • Chapter 8.  Stress, Anxiety, and Fear: From Thunderstorm Phobia to Compulsive Behavior
  • Chapter 9.  Canine Aggression: From Resource Guarding to Leash Aggression
  • Chapter 10. Solving Common Behavior Problems: Stealing, Running Away, Jumping Up, Barking, Leash Pulling, Poop Eating, and Mouthing

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Hmmm, do I let you back inside? Or do we go look for whatever you have been digging up? ...

#goldenhour #nofilter #summertempsalready #swimthenhike #goodestdogs ...

Woody’s such a good boy. ...

91 degrees today, oy! Time to fill up Otto’s sandbox with clean, deep sand for the summer. (He approved.) ...

“Outstanding in his field.” A dad joke that will never get old 🙂 ...

He’s still well and happy, but at 13 and a half years old, I feel his spirit starting to wander when he sleeps. I didn’t used to be able to get anywhere close to him when he was sleeping without him waking up and greeting me with a wag and a sweet squinty hello. Our every day together is precious. ...

My heart. Senior dogs are so precious. ...

“We picked up a weirdo!”

(The Muppet Movie, 1979)
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#wildflowers #spring #hike ...

No dog looks as comatose, or as happy, as a dog who is soaking up sunshine on grass in the spring ...

Poor Woody. He doesn’t love her, but she, like all the foster pups, loves him. I have to find a home for her!! ...

Haven’t yet managed to take a picture of the foster dog that doesn’t scream EARS! ...

Balancing on a rail fence! (He jumped off before I could get a shot that showed the fence more clearly... we will try again!) ...

A little drama right at sunset last night. I always pray to be with my dogs if those last golden rays of light break through like that. ...

I love it when they smile in their sleep. #anthropomorphicanimals ...

Best result from several attempts to get six dogs to stay still for one minute ...

“Something moved in the grass, I’m telling you!” ...