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Beyond basic dog training
Bauman, Diane L.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Howell Book House, 2003.
Physical Description:
xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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SF431 .B37 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Since its initial publication, Beyond Basic Dog Training has achieved well deserved recognition as an innovative, unique guide to obedience instruction. Obedience authority Diane Bauman's proven training philosophy asserts that the time has come to go beyond training dogs and start teaching them to please us. This has made a vital difference for those who use her method-and for dogs taught by it to succeed in competitive canine sports.

In this new, updated edition, Bauman presents the most current knowledge on canine learning patterns. Believing that dogs learn by trial and error, Bauman provides a novel approach that encourages dogs to learn by removing corrections for incorrect responses. As a result, dogs do not fear failure and are taught to exercise options in a quest for the desired behavior.

Bauman shows you how to become a ""thinking handler"" who can train the ""thinking dog."" Her remarkable ability to view training from the dog's perspective translates into an invaluable tool for building effective communication between you and your dog.

The instruction in this authoritative guide is behind Gaines ""Superdogs,"" numerous obedience trial champions, and a host of other canine successes. If you want your dog to be happy, confident stimulated, and secure in the obedience ring, Beyond Basic Dog Training is the book of choice.

Author Notes

Diane L. Bauman is an internationally known obedience and agility instructor with her own training school in central New Jersey. She conducts seminars and clinics throughout the United States and Canada, and is an active competitor herself

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
1. Training the Thinking Dogp. 1
2. Wrong Is Wonderfulp. 4
3. Good News and Bad Newsp. 7
4. Honesty--The Best Policyp. 9
5. Slow Down and Shut Up!p. 11
6. A "Pity Party" for Rover, or Little People in Fur Coatsp. 14
7. Demand Sweetlyp. 16
8. Where to Go to Trainp. 17
9. Thereby Hangs a Talep. 19
10. Why Not "No!"p. 21
11. Understanding Corrections vs. Helpp. 23
12. Praisep. 27
13. Training Equipmentp. 30
14. Choosing and Raising the Future OTCHp. 36
15. Anticipationp. 40
16. Creatures Big and Smallp. 42
17. Special Small Dog and Big Dog Techniquesp. 44
18. Proofingp. 47
19. Homework Counts--When It's Done Right!p. 53
20. The Fifth-Week Plateaup. 55
21. Using Food in Obedience Trainingp. 57
22. Cross-Training Your Dogp. 61
23. The On and Off Switch of Dog Attentionp. 64
24. Teaching the Dog to Heelp. 71
25. The Figure 8p. 99
26. Teaching the Dog to Heel Off Leashp. 104
27. Understanding Difficult Heeling Patternsp. 107
28. Teaching the Dog to Sitp. 109
29. Sit-Stayp. 112
30. Down and Down-Stayp. 116
31. Out of Sight, Out of Mind?p. 121
32. Stay Problemsp. 123
33. Come Forep. 126
34. Teaching Frontsp. 128
35. Teaching the Drop on Recallp. 136
36. The Finishp. 145
37. Stand for Examinationp. 151
38. Teaching the Retrievep. 157
39. Teaching Scent Discriminationp. 170
40. Directed Retrievep. 180
41. Ready to Start Jumping?p. 189
42. Teaching the High and Bar Jumpsp. 194
43. Directed Jumpingp. 201
44. Teaching the Broad Jumpp. 204
45. Teaching Utility Hand Signalsp. 211
46. Go Outp. 218
47. Secrets of Showingp. 226
48. The Biblep. 232
49. Using Match Shows to Your Advantagep. 235
50. The Week Before the Showp. 238
51. Obedience for Agilityp. 240
52. As You Train Your First Advanced Dogp. 244
53. "As Told by the Dog" or "It's a Dog's Life?"p. 246
54. What May Have Caused This Problem?p. 248
55. The Relationshipp. 251
Indexp. 255
About the Authorp. 273