"GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR DOG"
Getting connected with your dog is the key to building a relationship in which learning can flourish and the needs of both the dog and the owner are met. Relationships are built on communication, so having a common language that both sides can understand is of paramount importance. Luckily, dogs are masters of body language and you can learn to utilize movement and other kinds of body language to help build an effective communications loop with your dog.
Once you know how to communicate with your dog, that knowledge – combined with positive training techniques – can make you a much more effective trainer. And your dog will become a willing partner, one who trusts you and is willing to work with you to learn behaviors. Over time, your dog will flip the “Magic Switch” and begin to use the thinking part of his brain (the Frontbrain) more often than just the reactive part of his brain (the Hindbrain). And you will have achieved a huge step forward in your ability to train and interact with your canine companions!
"GET CONNECTED WITH YOU DOG" $49.95
Learn how to:
- Use subtle body language your dog can understand to direct or redirect dog's movements.
- Be consistent and coherent in your interactions with your dogs.
- Mark and reinforce behaviors you want to encourage.
The book is 396 pages and the exercises shown in the accompanying DVD (90 Minute) will help to build your skill and confidence as a trainer.
CANINE BODY LANGUAGE, A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE
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. Price: $39.95
What reviewers are saying...
“Dogs are master communicators, which is the whole premise of the newly published “Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide” By Brenda Aloff. But in expressing themselves, dogs mostly use their bodies- something self absorbed humans often miss because we assume that language must be verbal… Aloff’s book differs from most others on the subject in that if offers hundreds of photographs of dogs nonchalantly communicating…" Denise Flaim
"If you feel like your dog friends are speaking a foreign language these days- more importunately, if you realize your dog is speaking a foreign language – Brenda Aloff is here to help with her impressive new book, Canine Body Language… Aloff’s new book fills a huge vacuum in available resource for owners seeking to better understand their dogs’ communications… this book is a tremendously valuable resource for anyone seeking a better understanding of what dogs are telling us. I’ve added it to my required reading lists for interns and apprentices, as well as to my recommended book list for clients." Pat Miller, author of Positive Perspectives
AGGRESSION IN DOGS: PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT
PREVENTION & BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION
For anyone who wants to know more about aggression or dog behavior. Does not just discuss aggression. It describes in great detail protocols to use for behavior modification. Starting with prevention, the reader learns about common mistakes owners make to promote aggression in their dog, and how to avoid these mistakes. In the behavior modification section, you will learn about how to build trust with the dog, using positive reinforcement. Shows how to achieve this level of trust with hundreds of exercises to promote appropriate behavior and modify inappropriate behavior. In the practical management section, the reader is prepared for a lifelong regimen of keeping his dog safe. Price: $49.95
What reviewers are saying...
“This book is based on the notion that many dogs display aggression because they are “uneducated,” writes dog trainer Brenda Aloff, who specializes in problem behavior. “This is a dog who, for whatever reason, never learned how to communicate in a appropriate and effective manner to humans and /or other dogs.” The author feels that by educating aggressive dogs, and teaching them new ways of behaving in social situations, they can be helped. But, she cautions, these dogs are best worked with positive methods, which is the book’s focus. Written for the owner of a problem dog, the book explores theory and offers step-by-step protocols, real “nuts-and bolts, roll-up-your sleeves” stuff, as she puts it, “that is field-proven in modifying aggressive behavior in dogs.” Aloff helps the reader understand aggression in dogs and canine communication. She discusses types of aggression, learning theory, equipment, management, and damage control. She gets into the specific procedures and detailed instructions for dealing with aggression. The techniques are illustrated with instructional photographs. The book ends with 20 pages of real-life case studies of aggression. This book could be a lifeline to the owner of an aggressive dog. Aloff is a clear and patient communicator and the encyclopedic book is full of information. While the $49.95 price tag may seem steep, the book is large—8 ½ inches with more than 400 pages. The committed owner of an aggressive dog will find it money well spent."
POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT: TRAINING DOGS IN THE REAL WORLD
Positive Reinforcement (R ) is not only a step-by-step guide to reliable obedience training, written in a simple and informal style, but also an explanation of the hows and whys of R . After years of researching alternative training techniques and working with a variety of breeds, the author found that applying the theory of positive reinforcement provided amazing results in all of her canine pupils. Whether you have a real problem dog or a new puppy that needs basic training, this book will show you a kinder, gentler way to get your dog to behave properly. Price $14.95
PUPPY PROBLEMS? NO PROBLEM! A Survival Guide for Finding & Training Your New Dog. Includes DVD
The author of Maxwell Award winner Canine Body Language and Get Connected with Your Dog brings you a book that will make your dog owning experience with your new puppy or rescue dog everything you dreamed it would be!
This book goes beyond any of the other puppy books out there and brings you Brenda's 20 years of experience working with problem dogs as a professional pet behavior consultant. This gives Brenda a unique view of what owners should have done to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. She says, "Many of the sad situations that occur do not have to be. Education on the person's part combined with humane and effective technique can make dog ownership the joy you imagined it would be!" Training your dog should be a shared and fun experience that enhances the relationship you have with your dog. This book will lead you through each "problem" and in an easy to understand step-by-step program will show you how to make big differences in your dog's behavior.
This book comes with a DVD that shows you exactly how to carry out the protocols in this book. Take a look at the Table of Contents. It is filled with all of those common, but irritating issues that come up in daily life with a new puppy or dog and solutions for each one. The DVD is super and even children can watch the training steps and then be able to follow the steps to gain success with your family pet. (Of course, children will need parental supervision, as well.)
What reviewers are saying.....
PAT BECKER, Host ofSpeak! Talk Radio, producer of PBS Special The World of Dogs:
Finally! A dog trainer and behavior expert who has written a book which doesn't take another dog trainer to interpret! Having a radio show about all things D-O-G, I research every avenue I can find to gather creditable information for my listeners. This book provides comprehensive and reader friendly help for those who are raising puppies or have a new dog that they have rescued. It's fun, factual and full of great illustrative pictures. And a DVD, so you don't have to guess about how to do the exercises. Professional Dog Trainers, too, will find many gems inside - a must have for them as well!
BRENDA ALOFF'S -FUNDAMENTALS:
FOUNDATION TRAINING FOR EVERY DOG DVD
Promote a great relationship with your dog, establish consistent behaviors for easy, reliable handling and lay the foundation for more advanced training with this great new DVD from professional dog trainer, seminar presenter and author of the definitive book on canine aggression, Aggression In Dogs, Brenda Aloff. Whether you're working with a young puppy or an older dog, this is the perfect tool for the professional trainer or the motivated owner.
Foundation Behaviours for Every Dog shows you the actual training of two nine-week-old puppies. One is cooperative, while one is mouthy, over-active, and reactive — just like dogs you’ve known, right? Brenda explains and clearly demonstrates techniques that will train your dog to be a safe and reliable companion using gentle, positive methods. What do you do when the puppy just will not attend to business? How do you cope with the constant biting that is so common in puppies when you are trying to teach them something? This DVD shows you REAL training in REAL time. Plus, with the DVDs handy menu system, you can choose specific chapters and views to look at or you can go through all the training exercises chronologically.
Foundation Behaviours for Every Dog:
* Is good for both pets and performance dogs, for both puppies and older dogs.
* Uses positive training techniques and teaches you how to communicate with your dog
* Demonstrates handling and self-control exercises for puppies.
* Provides beginning protocols for dogs in need of behavioural modification.
* Emphasizes safety and understanding canine body language.
* Establishes a loving, trusting and respecting relationship – on both sides.
* 2 Hours.
What reviewers are saying...
DOGS IN CANADA
"Brenda Aloff is well known in the positive-training community. Along with this DVD, she has published two books on the subject: Positive Reinforcement—Training Dogs in the Real World and Aggression in Dogs—Practical Management, Prevention and Behavior Modification. The great thing about her books is that her writing is geared toward pet owners, not dog trainers or animal behaviorists. So anybody reading her books feels like they can train their dogs and it won’t be an impossible task. Her DVD is no different. Brenda is down to earth with both her explanations and her teaching. She starts off with her basics of positive reinforcement and reward marking. She does explain the theory, but in a manner that is easy to understand while not being condescending. The first teaching session she covers is handling, something that’s important for all dog owners to know. It makes trips to the vet simpler and grooming easier. Brenda goes on to discuss eye contact, sits, down, recalls, leave it, gentle restraint and walking nicely on a loose leash. Most of the demonstrations are done with young puppies, but she works with some adult dogs as well. Her techniques would be useful for puppies and adult dogs alike. Overall this DVD is an excellent tool for any dog owner. All the techniques are demonstrated several times, so the viewer doesn’t feel the need to take notes or act quickly. Because of the length of the DVD, I recommend viewing it in several sessions. It can feel like a lot of information to take in all at once, especially if this is your first time training a dog." Kelly Ladoucer