This is a book for dog trainers, other dog professionals, and dog owners. Intended to educate and entertain, it covers the many aspects of living with, training, and understanding dogs. It is philosophical in voice and versatile as a resource.
This book is part chronicle, part laughable musings, and part practical edification about dog training and canine behavior. It will explore the intersections of experience and spirit, training mechanics and mindfulness.
•The theory of positive training
•The alpha theory
•How dogs learn
•Basic principles of dog training
And of course...
•Leash walking and more
This book shows you how to employ gentle, positive training methods. Learn to take training from reactive to proactive by setting dogs up for success and rewarding them for it. The goal is not to simply control the behavior, but to change it for the better. Effective training is a two-way street of open communication. Understanding how dogs communicate and learn will alleviate frustration and confusion on both ends of the leash. Learn how to establish strong, yet benevolent leadership for a happier, more peaceful relationship for you and your dog.
Pat Blocker, CPDT-KA, owner of Peaceful Paws Dog Training is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with over 18 years experience. She has a passion for helping to enhance people’s relationships with their dogs through education and training. Pat was a full-time accredited trainer for 5 years before starting her private dog training business. Peaceful Paws specializes in solving canine behavior issues, offering group classes and in-home private training. Pat Blocker became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer in 2003. She adheres to a code of ethics set forth by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers and upholds her education and knowledge of current training methods. Pat is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and an approved evaluator for the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program. She offers public speaking services and is a contributing feature writer for local dog magazines, business, and community newsletters. Pat lives in Aurora, Colorado with two canine behavior experts…her dogs Mr. MoJo and Penny Lane.