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The Power of Positive Dog Training Audiobook

The Power of Positive Dog Training

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Publisher's Summary

In this book, renowned dog trainer Pat Miller gives you the positive training tools you need to ensure that you and your dog share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect. By following her step-by-step, six-week basic training program, you'll learn how to develop a relationship with your dog based on friendship and positive reinforcement, not fear and punishment. Plus, you'll get:

Information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language.

Instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts.

Suggestions for delicious treats your dog will respond to.

Whether you've never trained a dog or are just switching over to positive training, with Pat's proven method you'll discover that training your four-legged friend is easy, fun, and effective.

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©2008 Pat Miller (P)2015 Tantor

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    dave 04-20-16
    dave 04-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "amazing voice, amazing content."

    as a dog trainer myself I found it very helpful as a way to structure and offer my belief that positive dog training is the way to go. Look no further than this book to train your dog by yourself

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    jack 04-11-16
    jack 04-11-16
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    "extremely helpful"

    a must read for anyone planning or that currently owns a dog. I thought I knew how to train dogs. Now I can translate English to dogs. we are both much happier now!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Brian 08-17-16
    Brian 08-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I feel much more ready to adopt a rescue now!"

    I was a small child when I last had a dog in the family, and my wife has never had a pet of any kind. When we first discussed adopting a rescue, we agreed that we needed to first have our own house with a yard, and we had to be prepared to spend the time to train and adjust the future family member to work well and smoothly together. Now, two years after first discussing this, we have a place with a yard, and have taken the time to prepare.

    We have a few books in print, Kindle, and this audio book. This audio book has proven to be my favorite -- the reader has a pleasant and easy to hear voice. The material is well organized. and I appreciate that it covers not just what techniques to try, but a bit of the background about why those methods should work. Many of the lessons have alternative options if the main technique isn't working, and all lessons have a troubleshooting section at the end, and some pointers about common pitfalls.

    While we have not yet adopted, so I can't vouch for the efficacy of the training yet, I can say that pre reading this made me far more comfortable. I will be re listening to this as I go through the individual lessons.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    T. Vicente 01-17-16
    T. Vicente 01-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Every dog owner should listen to or read this"

    This audiobook clearly explains the mind and behavior of dogs and how to train them in a positive way. Anyone who wants to train their dog well and have an excellent relationship with them for a lifetime this book is worth the listen

    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Darcy Kallus 03-19-16
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    "good solid dog training book"

    This is a good solid book with practical ideas. Easy to read and easy to listen to. I would recommend it for anybody who owns a dog.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse 08-11-16
    Jesse 08-11-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Very good book."

    If you have a dog PLEASE read this.
    I have yet to read a better book on dogs and owners. My family has no dog training training, but I've been around dogs since I was a baby. (40ish years) this is the closest thing to how my dad would train his his dogs. For the record I've lived with over 100 dogs and have never once been bitten. :) this book is encouraging.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-31-16
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    "Positive reinforcement, not punishment - I get it"
    What disappointed you about The Power of Positive Dog Training?

    The author goes on and on, preaching about positive reinforcement, as though she is in a debate of positive vs. negative reinforcement. I downloaded the book because I already believe in positive reinforcement. I just thought that through the book I might learn something new. My headline summarizes chapters 1-4. I just can't listen to any more of this.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    IDK


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Boyce’s performances?

    Not a compelling reader. I'd have to really like the book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I like the picture of the dog on the cover.


    Any additional comments?

    Would not recommend.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Allan 09-19-17
    Allan 09-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The content is fine, but the reader is awful"

    There is a lot of good content in this book, but I could not get past the reader of this book. It felt like I was being talked down to buy a very wealthy old time North Eastern woman, literally sounds like a character from a book.

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    John M. Iphone 08-20-17
    John M. Iphone 08-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The old way is out, positive is in"
    What made the experience of listening to The Power of Positive Dog Training the most enjoyable?

    was able to listen while driving around


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Positive Dog Training?

    I spend all day in a vehicle for work. Just like everything else im the owner of a golden retrieve, I wanted to make sure that he was the best dog I have ever had, sure I took him to puppy training were he received his CGC but like i said I wanted one of those dog you see that no matter what he will alway come when called, didn't run after people or other dogs. I wanted him to enjoy his life as well. I work nights so i had time before work for training and with Audio book I was able to learn how to train positive, I never enjoyed getting hit and with there memory so short hitting wasn't an option since I work nights he wouldn't remember why he was i trouble when I got home. This book along with others, combining everything My dog who is now 3 and named Steve is the perfect dog I have always wanted. He docent need a lease ( even though I always have it with) when we go on walks. We have no fence around our house and he know his property line when I let hime out in the morning. I wanted him to learn agility,but I guess with the training and wanting him to enjoy himself exploring but still come when called he didn't want to learn agility, he is now a certified therapy and comfort dog. He goes everywhere with me, but he loves to go to the seinor homes and visit all the elderly. Wherever we go everyone wants to know "Where Steve"


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I got several different positive training books and combining them together worked


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    maroin snowden IV 08-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent"

    I usually do not write reviews and this one will definitely not be exhaustive, but I had to give this book a standing ovation. This is partly because of how well my new pup has responded to this type of training! The other is that this book has completely changed my mindset on training. In the past I have always used "negative reinforcement". It has worked in the past, but I have to admit it has been way more enjoyable and easier training for both myself and my new pup using this method! This book has set out a very simple and organized schedule that builds on each week and was perfect for me with my super busy schedule. Can't say enough good about the book. I also bought the kindle version for quick reference. If your on the fence...buy the book, read from cover to cover and train your pup!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "a must"

    clearly stated truths and easy to understand and follow guidelines. helps keep dogs happy and alive.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful

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