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The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training

Product Description
In this updated edition of THE DOG WHISPERER, Paul Owens and Norma Eckroate offer more in-depth training with additional notes, tips, and problem-solving to make training even easier! In addition to the bestselling nonviolent training features from the previous edition, this new edition includes:

Updated material on the power of non-force training
Information on the newest, most effective gear for all levels of training
A new trick section that will provide fun for both you and your dog

With guidance from The Dog Whisperer, you’ll learn compassionate training methods for even the most sensitive dogs. This revolutionary, humane, and logical approach to raising and teaching promises to make training your dog the most positive experience possible.

From Library Journal
Owens, founder of Raise with Praise, Inc. and a certified evaluator for the Delta Society’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program, has written a good, basic, reasonably priced introduction to dog training based upon rewarding “successive approximations” of correct behavior. Gone are the leash “pop” and harsher corrections of earlier obedience methods. Nonviolent dog training shapes appropriate behavior with rewards such as food and games. Incorrect behavior is punished by ignoring the dog and by verbal cues such as “oh-oh.” There are chapters on clicker training, target stick training, and training gear such as collars and leashes; the nine ingredients of canine optimum health (high-quality diet, play, socialization, quiet time, exercise, employment, rest, training, and healthcare); and human-canine communication. How to teach “sit,” “stay,” “down,” “stand,” “come,” “heel,” “take it,” and “drop it” are explained step-by-step and illustrated with photographs. For public libraries.AFlorence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Review
“After working for years to expose trainers’ cruelty to animals in the production of movies, I applaud a book that encourages the compassion and nonviolence that dogs so richly deserve.” — Bob Barker, Host, The Price Is Right

“This is an important book. Paul Owens offers a powerful voice of nonviolence and a truly enlightening approach to raising and training your dog. I wholeheartedly recommend his message of compassion and joy.” — Jack Canfield, Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Soul –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Authors
Paul Owens is often referred to as the “original” Dog Whisperer since the first edition of this book was published in 1999. Owens isnationally recognized as a leading proponent of nonviolent training, promoting kindness, respect, and compassion. He has taught thousands of families and individuals to improve the dog-human relationship using nonviolent means. His companion DVD, The Dog Whisperer, has been rated the best family dog training DVD on the market. Paul lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Norma Eckroate is also the coauthor of a number of books on holistic care of humans and animals. She produced the companion DVD to The Dog Whisperer. Norma lives in Los Angeles, CA.

The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training