Brenda Aloff's Books and DVDs

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Get Connected with Your Dog: Emphasizing the Relationship While Training Your Dog

Get Connected with Your Dog by Brenda Aloff

Price: $49.95


Get Connected with Your Dog: Emphasizing the Relationship While Training Your Dog

Are you 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 behaviours. 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!

Learn how to:

  • Use subtle body language your dog can understand to direct or redirect your dog's movements.
  • Be consistent and coherent in your interactions with your dogs.
  • Mark and reinforce behaviours you want to encourage.
  • Use exercises shown in the accompanying DVD to build you skill and confidence as a trainer.


Paperback: 395 pages
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing; 1st edition (February 20, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1929242530
ISBN-13: 978-1929242535

Reader Reviews (Read More)

"For the past 12,000 years of human history, domesticated dogs have been man's constant companion, helper, and occasional food source. Dogs come in an immensely diverse profusion of breeds, sizes, and dispositions. A professional dog trainer specializing in canine problem behaviour, Brenda Aloff has produced Get Connected With Your Dog: Emphasizing The Relationship While Training Your Dog, a book/dvd combination training manual that will teach dog owners how to use the subtle language of the body to direct (or redirect) their dog's movements; how to be both consistent and coherent in their interactions with their dogs; and how to identify, mark, reinforce those behaviours to be encouraged from those behaviours to be extinguished. The accompanying 90-minute DVD provides exercises and illustrative examples for building skill and confidence as a trainer. Enhanced with 286 black-and-white photos and an extensive index, Get Connected With Your Dog is an ideal, step-by-step training manual for first-time dog owners as well as aspiring and aspiring dog trainers. A comprehensive, detailed, practical, experienced based, and thoroughly 'user friendly' manual from beginning to end, Get Connected With Your Dog is an especially recommended addition to personal, professional, veterinary school, and community library reference collections and supplemental reading lists." ~James A. Cox