Written by a specialist dog behaviourist, this book offers a unique insight into how to integrate your dog into office life, making the arrangement work for all involved: the employer, the employee, and perhaps most importantly, the dog! Uniquely, this book considers the dog's perspective on office life, whilst also providing plenty of practical advice for making your dog's time in the office a success. It takes you through the entire process, from gaining the support of your colleagues to policy considerations for the employer.
With helpful, ready-to-use materials for the office included within, and real-life case studies of workplace dog success stories throughout, this book is the ultimate essential reading for anyone involved with office dogs – owners, employers, those who work with dogs professionally, and those who are simply lucky enough to share their office with a dog!
Steph is an Irish dog trainer currently residing in Dublin, having previously worked extensively with dogs in London. She is passionate about dog behaviour, and over the past few years has developed a particular interest in facilitating dogs in the human workplace.
Steph takes an holistic view in her work with dogs, prioritising their needs foremost. She has completed Turid Rugaas’s IDTE, and currently sits on the board of the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE), and is its country representative for Ireland.
Outside of her work, she enjoys looking after her two dogs, a Greyhound called Fia and an ex-laboratory Beagle cross called Ferdia.
Step by step instructions will help make what may seem insurmountable into something much simpler. This book will take you through it all:
• A look at the science behind modern training techniques and why they really work.
• Expert advice on basic training – sit, down, stay, come, door etiquette and loose leash walking.
• Addressing jumping, biting, stealing and other misbehaviors.
• Helping your dog become a Canine Good Citizen.
Life mirrors dog training. The effort you put in now will yield you many rewards, both immediately and for years to come.
<strong>What experts are saying about<I> You Can Train Your Dog!</I>:</strong><br>
Pam Dennison has done it again! She has written a fabulous book about training dogs that will benefit both the pet owner and novice or professional instructor. This in-depth volume bears Pam’s signature stamp of breaking tasks into small steps that make learning effective and fun for dog and human alike. When I think of Pam, I think of someone who really “gets” dogs and who stands out in her ability to teach using practical, simple, realistic, and effective dog-friendly methods. This wonderful book is chock full of easy to follow approaches that work with family dogs, working dogs, high-performance dogs, and dogs with problems. It is precisely because of its practicality and comprehensiveness that I plan to use this book in my Animal-Assisted Play Therapy training program. This is an absolute must-read for everyone who trains their own or others’ dogs!
<b>Risë VanFleet</b>, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC
Founder, The Playful Pooch Program, Author of the award-winning <i>Play Therapy with Kids & Dogs</i> and <i>The Human Half of Dog Training: Collaborating with Clients to Get Results</i>
Wow! This book has it all. From basics and animal husbandry through to Premack and control games. If we had more well planned books like this in our stores there would be less problem dogs on our streets! Pamela does a great job of deciphering the science behind dog training in this user friendly guide to having a great dog!
<b>Nando Brown</b>, IMDT, CAP2, FSG1, FFITT
I love how Pam makes the science and art of training a dog understandable for all caregivers. By using this book you will not only understand how your dog learns, but teach him step by step many important behaviours; from preparing him for vet visits to teaching him to walking on a loose lead. You can enhance the relationship you have with your dog and the relationship he has with you by reading this excellent book.
<b>Chirag Patel</b>, PG Cert (CAB), BSc(Hons), CPBC, DipCABT Animal Behaviour & Training Consultant
Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates.
Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes.
Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.