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  • ouesi
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    Originally posted by BeachDane View Post
    the revised edition is the one we bought. i feel it's more up-to-date with training methods than the previous version. we have had success so far. i find it very informative. we don't use it to a "T" - nor do we abuse our puppy mentally or physically. i feel that Ronin does need to know his place in our household. we prefer to not have our animals "rule the roost," so to speak. this is OUR preference. i realize that many of you feel differently and that's ok too. not here to judge anyone on their own preferences, and hope to get the same respect!
    With comments like the “rule the roost” one above, I believe you just did.

    No biggie, judgements are normal. Its pretty easy on this forum to judge for yourself who’s dogs are happy, balanced, and well-trained

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  • Meatos
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    Wait, whose danes rule the roost around here? I'm all for discussing books and methods, but I think it's safe to say that while we might all use different training methods, none of us allow our dogs to walk all over us. Using force-free training methods does not equate with low standards.

    You're free to post about whatever book you find helpful, but it's also anyone's right to respond in kind to suggest that there are better options out there. This is as much for your benefit as it is for anyone else who might be reading this thread while trying to decide which books to read.
    Last edited by Meatos; 03-04-2012, 08:55 AM.

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  • BeachDane
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    Originally posted by ouesi View Post
    I own an older edition of this book and I did successfully raise several puppies this way.
    However I would not recommend this book today.
    Outdated methods with potential to do real harm both physical and psychological.
    JMO
    the revised edition is the one we bought. i feel it's more up-to-date with training methods than the previous version. we have had success so far. i find it very informative. we don't use it to a "T" - nor do we abuse our puppy mentally or physically. i feel that Ronin does need to know his place in our household. we prefer to not have our animals "rule the roost," so to speak. this is OUR preference. i realize that many of you feel differently and that's ok too. not here to judge anyone on their own preferences, and hope to get the same respect!

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  • Meatos
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    Progressive training is just another way of saying that the methods are moving away from the idea of dominance and corrections. Modern trainers are moving towards building a strong relationship with your dog that will garner quick and reliable results without the use of force.

    Most of the trainers listed in this thread are progressive and come up frequently in other threads. If you're interested in looking up more books, try Dogwise.com - all of the books there are great.

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  • ouesi
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    Originally posted by BeachDane View Post
    i am reading the MOST AMAZING book right now. It's called "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Holy Cow is this book informative! It addresses not only the training, but the psychology of the pup as he is born from his litter through puppyhood. It offers a complete training guide as well, that is extremely useful - but moreover the psychology and solutions to puppy problems info is invaluable. i got a used copy of Amazon for $3.99 + $3.00 shipping. What a great book! I can't wait to buy the rest of their books as well.
    I own an older edition of this book and I did successfully raise several puppies this way.
    However I would not recommend this book today.
    Outdated methods with potential to do real harm both physical and psychological.
    JMO

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  • BeachDane
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    i was just following the format of this thread titled "Your Favorite Training Book." People were listing theirs, so I listed mine. It doesn't really point out directly "progressive training books."

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  • Meatos
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    They're all listed in this thread.

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  • BeachDane
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    recommendations welcome

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  • Meatos
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    The Monks of New Skete have been on the scene for a long time. They're a lot better than they used to be, but they still have one foot in the door of the outdated training model based on corrections. I don't doubt that their books are informative, but there are several other books/trainers I would recommend reading if you're interested in progressive, modern training methods that are force-free.

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  • BeachDane
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    i am reading the MOST AMAZING book right now. It's called "The Art of Raising a Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Holy Cow is this book informative! It addresses not only the training, but the psychology of the pup as he is born from his litter through puppyhood. It offers a complete training guide as well, that is extremely useful - but moreover the psychology and solutions to puppy problems info is invaluable. i got a used copy of Amazon for $3.99 + $3.00 shipping. What a great book! I can't wait to buy the rest of their books as well.

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  • ouesi
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    Wanted to add “When Pigs Fly” by Jane Killion

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  • Greenmagick
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    Not a book, but a video...

    http://www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?id=dtb561

    Dunbar's Dog Training for Children

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  • Sevren
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    This is a great thread idea! We are trying to teach my daughter how to train Capone with us. She has asked if there are any books that are somewhat of a kid friendly read or isn't full of too many technical terms. Any suggestions?

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  • Dobe&Dane
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    Thanks for everyone's excellent suggestions! I'm working with a trainer/behaviorist for Donko, but we only get to meet every 2 weeks which means a lot of time in between. I'm hoping some of these reads will help me understand why my boy is acting the way he is and read his body language better.

    Ordered "Bones..." "The Other End of the Leash" and "Culture Clash" so I should be busy for a while.

    Any other books that focus on body language that haven't been mentioned would be helpful.

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  • maggiemay98
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    My favorite training books: Culture Clash, Jean Donaldson & The Power of Positive Dog Training, Pat Miller

    My favorite book on behavior: The Dog Who Would Be King, John C. Wright, PhD. True cases from a certified behaviorist. This is well written and sometimes really funny. He offers some very creative solutions to seroius behavior problems. I also like the fact that it deals with solving problems by understanding the motivation behind them & dealing with that root of the problem rather than just forcing the dog to behave in a situation in which he's uncomfortable.

    I also wholeheartedly recommend the Whole Dog Journal. Great magazine that gives articles on the best foods (dry,canned,frozen,raw,treats), toys positive training methods, behavioral issues, health problems, natural/holistic/alternative medicine.......$20 for a 1 year subscription. Also, they don't allow advertising, so their reviews aren't slanted due to some company's ad money.

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