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Skills for Handling Your Reactive or Hyperactive Dog

A Workbook for Developing Focus and Impulse Control, Part 2: The Next Steps for a Pleasant Walk

Sophia Yin (author)

ISBN: 9780991495306

Publication Date: Dec 2013

Format: DVD video

Learn the technical skills to successfully take your reactive, hyperactive, or fearful/aggressive dog on a pleasant walk. Take a front row seat while Dr Sophia Yin helps you improve your ability to handle your impulsive, reactive, or hyperactive dog in controlled situations as well as in unexpected emergency situations.
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Learn the technical skills to successfully take your reactive, hyperactive, or fearful/aggressive dog on a pleasant walk. Take a front row seat while Dr Sophia Yin helps you improve your ability to handle your impulsive, reactive, or hyperactive dog in controlled situations as well as in unexpected emergency situations. The length of time it takes – whether 10 minutes, 10 days or 10 months – to see a noticeable improvement in your dog depends largely upon your ability to direct and guide your dog.

This live recording of Dr Yin's workshop is not only engaging, but highly informative. In one of Dr Yin's most popular workshops to date, you'll gain the technical skills to make walking with even the most reactive of dogs enjoyable using these simple and practical exercises and games.

In a series of fun and practical exercises for both humans and dogs, Dr Yin teaches you exactly how to move quickly and clearly enough to keep your dog interested and focused on your training.

You will learn to:
  • Apply quick and precise treat delivery techniques to heeling exercises.
  • Provide body language that gives clear direction on walks.
  • Guide your dog from one exercise to the next fluidly and in rapid succession.
  • By learning these techniques, you will learn how to lead your dog the way a dancer leads his partner through a series of different moves.

    • Step-by-step exercises are demonstrated, such as flash-lure drills, speed, postures, and movement drills and situational reaction drills, first with humans-only and then with handlers working with their reactive dogs.

      Find out how to provide leadership through skill rather than force. Transform your relationship with your reactive dog, as he happily learns impulse control and to look to you for guidance and direction even on walks.

      The following exercises are included:
      • Walking Speed, About-turns and U-turns (humans only).
      • Focused Walking Using Repeat Sits on the Left or Right Side (humans only).
      • Using Targeting to Keep Dogs Engaged.
      • Methods for Getting Dogs to Focus when Heeling on Walks: Repeat Sits on the Left Side versus Targeting.
      • Impulse Control: "Leave-it" by Blocking.
      • Highly Distracting or Emergency Situations: Combining the Repeat Sit Backward and Heeling at Attention Exercises.

Reviews

This book is a pictorial guide into the world of what to do and, as importantly, what not to do, to reduce dogs' and cats' fear of encounters with humans. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this is a HUGE volume. The photographs show actual expressions of dogs and cats in real-life situations that anyone familiar with these animals will recognize. The methods of handling them are clearly shown, as are the results. This type of book is long overdue." - Bonnie V. Beaver, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVB
Dimensions 190 x 135
Date Published 30 Dec 2013
Publisher CattleDog Publishing
Subject/s The natural world, country life & pets   Veterinary medicine   Animal behaviour  
Dr Sophia Yin, a 1993 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, is the author of numerous books and DVDs including Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats. She earned her Master's focused on animal behavior in 2001 from UC Davis.

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