The Dog Whisperer
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The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach To Dog Training
Paul Owens, founder of Raise with Praise, Inc. and a certified evaluator for the Delta Society's Animal Assisted Therapy Program, has written a strong 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.
"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 introduction to dog training based upon rewarding correct behavior."
Paul Owens is nationally 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.
An actor trained in Classical Theater, Peter Jacobs worked six seasons with the California Shakespeare Festival and has appeared in other major regional theaters in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Tucson and Seattle where he now lives. Peter has also appeared in print, films and television and he can be heard in radio commercials as well as radio theater in KCRW's "The Play's The Thing". He's also a big fan of dogs.