Generations of dogs have been labeled training-lemons for requiring actual motivation when all along they were perfectly normal. Numerous other completely and utterly normal dogs have been branded as canine misfits simply because they gew up to act like dogs. Barking, chewing, sniffing, licking, jumping up and occasionally, (just like people), having arguments, is as normal and natural for dogs as wagging tails and burying bones. However, all dogs need be taught how to modify their normal and natural behaviors to adjust to human culture. Sadly, all too often, when the dog's way of life conflicts with human rules and standards, many dogs are discarded and summarily put to death. That's quite the Culture Clash.
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About the Author
Jean Donaldson is the founder of The Academy for Dog Trainers, which has over 500 graduates practicing pet dog behavior counseling worldwide.
Table of Contents
1 Getting the Dog's Perspective (Dog Intelligence and Morality) 1
2 Hard-Wiring: What the Dog Comes With (Predatory and Social Behavior) 17
3 Socialization, Conflict Resolution, Fear and Aggression (Biters and Fighters) 53
4 It's All Chew Toys to Them Behavior Problems and Solutions) 105
5 Lemon Brains but We Still Love Them (How Dogs Learn) 137
6 Nuts & Bolts of Obedience Training (Sequences for Training and Proofing Bread and Butter Behaviors) 185
Recommended Reading 242
About the Author 245