Canine Body Language

Author: Brenda Aloff
Publisher: Dogwise Pub
ISBN: 9781929242351
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text! Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life. There isn't a dog trainer or behaviorist who won't learn something new in this incredible volume. And there isn't a dog owner who won't welcome the new insights they will gain into the behavior of the family dog.

Tail Talk

Author: Sophie Collins
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811860772
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide to dog behavior shows how the positions and movements of the ears, eyes, head, mouth and teeth, back, legs, and tail correspond the mood of the animal.

Der ngstliche Hund

Author: Nicole Wilde
Publisher: Kynos Verlag
ISBN: 3942335379
Format: PDF, Docs
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Hunde sind nicht immer mutig: Die Evolution hatte noch nicht genug Zeit, sie auf das Leben in unserer modernen Gesellschaft mit all den zahllosen Umweltreizen und der Enge vorzubereiten. Angststörungen oder angstbedingte Verhaltensprobleme sind deshalb einer der größten Problemkomplexe, mit dem Hundehalter zu kämpfen haben. Nicole Wilde hat das bisher umfassendste Buch zum Thema geschrieben und gibt dem Hundehalter wirklich umsetzbare Tipps an die Hand. Wovor auch immer Ihr Hund sich fürchtet: Hier finden Sie und er Hilfe!. Verkriecht er sich zitternd, wenn es donnert, hat er Angst vor fremden Menschen, spielt er nicht mit anderen Hunden oder zuckt er zusammen, wenn er ins Auto einsteigen soll? Die Autorin beleuchtet die Ursachen, Entstehung und Auswirkungen angstbedingten Verhaltens ausführlich und macht Trainingsvorschläge, die nachvollziehbar in die Tat umzusetzen sind. Dabei kommen ausschließlich positive und gewaltfreie Methoden zum Einsatz.

The Secret History of Kindness Learning from How Dogs Learn

Author: Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393247236
Format: PDF, Docs
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An intimate, surprising look at man’s best friend and what the leading philosophies of dog training teach us about ourselves. Years back, Melissa Holbrook Pierson brought home a border collie named Mercy, without a clue of how to get her to behave. Stunned after hiring a trainer whose immediate rapport with Mercy seemed magical, Pierson began delving into the techniques of positive reinforcement. She made her way to B. F. Skinner, the behavioral psychologist who started it all, the man who could train a pigeon to dance in minutes and whose research on how behavior is acquired has ramifications for military dolphin trainers, athletes, dancers, and, as he originally conceived, society at large. To learn more, Pierson met with a host of fascinating animal behaviorists, going behind the scenes to witness the relationships between trainers and animals at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and to the in-depth seminars at a Clicker Expo where all the dogs but hers seemed to be learning new tricks. The often startling story of what became of a pathbreaking scientist’s work is interwoven with a more personal tale of how to understand the foreign species with whom we are privileged to live. Pierson draws surprising connections in her exploration of how kindness works to motivate all animals, including the human one.

Healing Companions

Author: Jane Miller
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601637535
Format: PDF
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As the more than 65 million dog-owners in America will attest, there's something about the presence of a dog that inspires confidence, nurtures emotional well being, and brings out the best in ourselves. But for some people, the presence of a dog can do even more. Written by the leading expert in an emerging new field of therapy, Healing Companions is the first book to detail how dogs are increasingly benefiting those who suffer from a range of emotional ills, from eating disorders and anxiety, to agoraphobia, depression, and post-traumatic stress. Healing Companions will teach you: What criteria to consider when choosing the right dog for you. What kind of training service dogs require. What to expect and how to respond when you take a service dog out in public. How a dog can compliment other forms of therapy. How to navigate the procedural regulations that apply to a service dog. How to recognize the dog's needs and provide it with proper care. And much more.

Denn Pferde l gen nicht

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Kosmos
ISBN: 3440138690
Format: PDF, ePub
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Der so oft propagierten „Dominanz“ gegenüber dem Pferd setzt Mark Rashid das Prinzip des „sanften Führers“ entgegen. Ihm schließen sich die Pferde freiwillig an, weil sie seinen Fähigkeiten vertrauen und sich in seiner Gegenwart wohl fühlen. Wie man diese erstrebenswerte Position einnehmen kann, zeigt Mark Rashid anhand vieler konkreter Fallbeispiele.