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The TACT DVD

TACT, Touch Associated Clicker Training, is an innovative new training methodology that creatively combines the science and art of learning theory, clicker training, and massage therapy. This unique approach is used specifically to rehabilitate and prevent shy, fearful, reactive, and aggressive behavior in dogs and puppies. TACT incorporates ritualized protocols designed with safety, structure, and predictability.

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The TACT Workbook

We have taken the 115-page PDF file that's included on the disc free of charge when you purchase the TACT DVD and we have turned it into a printed companion workbook for those who don't want to or can't print the workbook themselves. Check out the TOC

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Click to Calm
Click To Calm

Parsons discusses how aggression is a behavior that, like any canine behavior, can be re-shaped with thoughtful use of marker signal and positive reinforcement. She explains how giving a previously fearful dog the empowerment of learning how to earn a click and a reward can switch their jitters to joy. Full of remarkable insights and practical information, Click to Calm holds the answers for any owner who struggles with this most challenging behavior problem.

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Control Unleashed
Control Unleashed

Learn how to turn stress to confidence and distraction to focus using methods that are 110% positive.Leslie McDevitt's Control Unleashed� program is designed to help "dogs with issues" learn how to relax, focus, and work off-leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations. Whether you're training a challenging dog on your own or an instructor trying to figure out how to help dogs in your classes, this book is for you.

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Reaching the Animal Mind
Reaching the Animal Mind

"This is a book about loving, understanding, and communicating with animals. Animals are a lot smarter and more aware than we used to think. Now you can share my personal experiences training and communicating with animals ranging from an elephant to a hermit crab. You'll learn how you, too, can bring out the intelligence, personality, warmth, even humor, in dogs, cats, horses, and other pets, and have fun doing it, too."

"Lots of people are already trying to use a clicker, but may not be using it right. Other folks are skeptical about using food, or can't see how you could train without punishment. I interviewed some of the leading neuroscientists in the US to get you some new answers to those questions and more. And, it turns out this technology is not just for animals! In my new book you'll learn how clicker training methods can teach people positively, too."

Karen Pryor

Reaching the Animal Mind is the winner of the 2009 Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Award for best behavior and training book.

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Feisty Fido

Get the ability to leash-walk your dog around other dogs, whether it's down the sidewalk or at the vet clinic, knowing that your dog will walk politely by another dog, rather than causing a scene. This booklet is designed for anyone, novice or professional, who works with dogs who are aggressive to other dogs on leash. Chock full of practical solutions to a common problem, the ideas within will help you change an out-of-control barker, lunger, and growler into a polite neighborhood citizen. Including plans for handling emergencies such as off-leash dogs who show up out of nowhere, this program can make leash walks fun again, for you and your dog.

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Canine Massage in Plain English
Canine Massage in Plain English

This do-it-yourself book is presented in a step-by-step format to give you the tools you need to massage your dog. And, you don't have to understand canine anatomy to be successful. The techniques are presented in plain English with easy-to-read directions and over 125 color photos to guide you.

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Don't Shoot The Dog
Don't Shoot The Dog

Now Karen Pryor clearly explains the underlying principles of behavioral training and through numerous fascinating examples reveals how this art can be applied to virtually any common situation. And best of all, she tells how to do it without yelling threats, force, punishment, guilt trips--or shooting the dog. 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior. The 10 laws of "shaping" behavior--for results without strain or pain through "affection training." How to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overheating or whatever, how to deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent. Plus. . .House training the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much more!

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Mine!
Mine!

Dogs that become demonic around the food dish, snarly on the sofa or grouchy when chewing on a bone are all-too-common. Finally, here s a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to help you recognize, evaluate and treat resource guarding in pet dogs. From the author of The Culture Clash, Fight, Dogs Are From Neptune and Oh Behave! this book may just save your sanity and your relationship with your pet pooch.

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