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Dog Is My CopilotDog Is My Copilot. From the editors of the Bark magazine. A collection of short stories by great writers on the world's oldest friendship. "Fron start to finish, this rich tapestry of stories takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, soothing and benign in one selection, carousing and spirited in the next," - Seattle Times. "In case you didn't know, The Bark is a magazine for dog lovers. It has been out there since 1999, and Esquire has called it 'the coolest dog magazine ever.' Kansas City Star.(277 pages)price list
Feeling OutnumberedFeeling Outnumbered ? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. and Karen London, Ph.D. Looking for some tips to create a little order out of the canine chaos in your home? Concerned that there might be some tension between two of the dogs in your pack? Not sure if all that growling during play means trouble or not? This booklet has the answers to those questions and many more. Written to help you maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household, it emphasizes the use of Ethology and Positive Reinforcement to teach your dogs to be polite and patient instead of demanding and pushy. Filled with practical ideas about keeping life fun in houses that have two dogs or many more than that, Feeling Outnumbered is a great resource for all multiple dog owners, whether novice or professional. (40 pages, soft bound booklet.)price list
Fiesty FidoFeisty Fido. Help for the Leash Aggressive Dog Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. This booklet is designed for anyone, novice or professional, who works with dogs who are aggressive to other dogs on leash. Chock full of practical solutions to a common problem, the ideas within will help you change an out-of-control barker, lunger and growler into a polite neighborhood citizen. Including plans for handling emergencies such as off-leash dogs who show up out of nowhere, this program can make leash walks fun again, for you and your dog. (56 pages, soft bound booklet.).price list
For The Love Of A DogFor The Love of a DOG. Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend. Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. For those of us who deeply cherish our dogs but are sometimes baffled by their behavior, For the Love of a Dog will come as a revelation-a treasure trove of useful facts, informed speculation, and intriguing accounts of emotions in people and dogs. Readers will discover how fear, anger, and happiness underlie the lives of both people and dogs and, most important, how understanding emotion in both species can improve the relationship between them. Like the Other End of the Leash, this book is a combination of science, stories and practical advice that can improve the relationship between dogs and people all over the world. (293 pages) price list
Friendly Family Dog TrainingFamily Friendly Dog Training A Six Week Program for you and your Dog Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. This user-friendly, engaging book describes a six-week dog training program that gets dogs and their owners off on the right paw. It emphasizes positive, friendly dog training methods and includes clear descriptions of the basic exercises like sit, down, come, heel, stay and no jumping up. Each chapter takes readers through a week of exercises that progress toward attention and obedience in a variety of contexts. Also included are trouble-shooting tips for what to do when dogs haven't read the dog training books and don't respond as expected. This is a great resource that can make training fun for those at both ends of the leash, and ensure reliable responses while still being our dogs' best friends. (103 pages) price list
Ill Be Home SoonI'll Be Home Soon How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxietyn Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. This booklet explains the difference between dogs who truly have separation anxiety and those that merely misbehave and then describes a behavior modification program for the prevention and treatment of both problems. A treasure chest of ideas for keeping your dog happy in your absence, this booklet can help prevent and treat both minor and severe behavioral problems related to dogs being "home alone." Clear and understandable, this easy to read booklet is written for anyone who wants to leave the house knowing that their dog is happy and their house is safe. (36 pages, soft bound booklet.)price list
Off Leash Dog PlayOFF-LEASH Dog Play This book uses lots of photos and a "red light/yellow light/green light" system of helping the reader understand canine body language. Robin Bennett, KCPDT is a professional dog trainer and dog daycare consultant. Susan Briggs, CKO, is co-owner of Urban Tails, a dog daycare & Pet services facility in Houston, Texas. This book will help you keep your dog safe when playing with other dogs off leash, identify dog play styles, see the early warning signs of arousal and play escalations, minimize potintial dangers and fights between dogs and so much more! (146 pages) - Author Robin Bennett CPDT, & Susan Briggs CKO.price list
Play Together Stay TogetherPlay Together, Stay Together Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. and Karen B. London, Ph.D. Play is THE topic in training right now! Join professional trainers in learning more about the joy, and importance, of play in a relationship between us and our dogs. Here's a summary of the book: Play is fun, but don't be fooled into thinking it's just goofy or frivolous. Play is powerful stuff, and it has a profound influence on your relationship with your dog. This engagingly written booklet shows how play can improve your dog's responsiveness, and provide your dog with the mental and physical exercise he or she needs. Inside is up-to-date research on how to tell your dog you want to play (most of us aren't very good at it!), some charming tricks and games to wow your friends, and an important section on how not to play with your dog. If you'd like a happier, more responsive dog and a closer relationship with each other, than this booklet is for you. (90 pages, soft cover book.) price list
Tales of Two SpeciesTales of Two Species Patricia McConnell. This book gives us a thoughtful and glowing picture of how the lives of dogs and people have become entwined. Some of the essays will make you laugh, otheres will bring a tear, but all will make you think more closely about your relationship with your dog. Truly no one in our time asks the questiions McConnell does about why dogs act as they do. For anyone interested in going beyond dog training, to truly begin to understand how the canine mind ticks, this book is a must. This book is a gift to those of us who want to understand dogs better, to communicate with them more clearly, and perhaps most importantly to help dogs understand us! Sue Sternberg, author of Great Dog Adoptions and A Guide to the Inducive Retrieve. (178 pages)price list
The Cautious CanineThe Cautious Canine How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. So much aggression in dogs results from fear, but fear-based problems can become worse if treated incorrectly. This booklet provides a step-by-step explanation of desensitizing and counter classical conditioning. It can help you solve minor behavioral problems and prevent serious ones, whether your dog's fears include the vacuum cleaner, people with hats, or the stranger at the door. The oh-so-important details related to identifying exactly what triggers your dog, creating a step-by-step treatment plan, monitoring your progress, and why you need to treat the fear and not just your dog's reaction to the fear are covered. This book is on the top ten of the Dogwise dog book catalog and has helped thousands of dogs and their owners around the country. (30 pages, soft bound booklet.)price list
Way to GoWay To Go How to Housetrain a Dog of Any Age Karen B. London, Ph.D. and Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. This clear, concise booklet can help your puppy or adult dog learn a lifetime of good habits. Perfect for new dog owners, and the perfect addition to puppy packets or puppy socialization classes, this small, reader-friendly booklet will help any dog and dog lover get off on the right paw. (23 pages, softbound booklet.)price list
Beginning Family Dog TrainingBeginning Family Dog Training Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. A must have for any dog owner, this user-friendly and engaging book employs gentle and effective methods rather than punishment-oriented techniques that so often lead to aggression. Covering commands from "sit" and "down" to heeling and coming when called, this book explains how dogs communicate, think, and learn in order to train them effectively with scientifically-based, humane methods. Our clients love this book so much that we use it in both our Beginning Family Dog and Puppy II training classes. If you love dogs, you'll love this book! price list
Leader of the PackLeader of the Pack Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack and teach your dog that being polite is fun, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in this booklet are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand. An essential part of any canine library! (15 pages)price list