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Dog Training Basics Paperback – June 30, 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (June 30, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806994061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806994062
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,072,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Miriam Fields-Babineau was able to speak to animals before she could speak to people. From her early years of communicating with cats and horses, to eventually connecting with canines and exotic creatures, her life had to be centered around animals.

Ms. Fields-Babineau began training animals professionally in 1978. In 1981 she graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Psychology and Zoology. In 1983 she opened the doors of Training Unlimited Animal Training and Animal Actors, Inc. offering instruction in animal communication to pet owners and providing trained animals for media productions.

Since 1985 she has published 37 pet books, several short stories, 2 novels, numerous magazine and newspaper articles and currently writes web content for 4 websites. She also designs and develops pet training tools, fanciful collars and harnesses.

In 2005, her dream of creating a luxury pet retreat bore fruit. Shady Mountain Pet Retreat offers luxury accommodations and training for dogs and cats in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Her love of animals continues to grow and she goes horseback riding every chance she gets.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By teddybsmom@aol.com on October 5, 1998
Format: Paperback
Ms. Fields-Babineau has done an excellent job of explaining the basics of dog training. If you are looking for a book showing the novice trainer where to begin and how to proceed, you would do well with this book. The training techniques are outlined in an easy to follow manner which enables anyone to follow them with ease. This book has been very helpful in solving some of the problem areas I have had with my dog, even though he is beyond the basics of training. I would recommend this book to all those looking for a simple, understandable, easy to follow guide to training their dog.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Barbour on April 11, 1999
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I am the owner of an 80# rambunctious 2 year old Lab mix. We've been through numerous types of trainings, and I have to say the exercises in this book have been the only ones that have worked repeatedly so far. I've also started using the halti with my dog and found it to be an unbelievable tool--especially since it is so humane and doesn't harm the dog whatsoever, unlike other methods that other trainers use. I loved the fact that Ms. Fields-Babineau uses positive reinforcement for all training. And she does it using love, and not the type where you have to give your dog treats for everything they do. I highly recommend this book for any dog, regardless of how old they are. As for the reviewer from Starkville, MS-you don't know the first thing about dog training if you believe this is animal cruelty!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kiactor@erols.com on July 11, 1998
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We have two very energetic Australian Shepards. This book was an excellent choice for home training. We follwed the instructions and procedures. The results were wonderful. It is a pleasure to walk with our dogs now. The recomendation of the Halti collar helped greatly. The methods suggested are all positive reenforcement using praise and love. I have recomended this book and the halti collar to our friends. The use of the knee to stop the dogs from jumping was completly misunderstood by the previous review. I quote from the book "For dogs that are insensitive to the aural reprimand-or if you simply do not have your pennycan with you-then you must either push off or knock your dog down as he jumps up. Do this with your knee in his chest on his way up or with your hand if he is already on you. Always say "NO!" when pushing him off." A simply method in which you are placing your knee in the dogs way not kneeing him as you may think. I highly recommend this book for the information, methods, and equipment it suggests.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1998
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As the owner of a very hyper 3 year old dog, I found this book to be very informative. Ms. Fields-Babineau explains all steps in an easy to follow manner which will give the trainer and the dog confidence as they build their relationship. This is a great book for anyone looking to make their dog a part of their family, not just a pet. If these training methods are followed, an owner will assit their dog to grow into a confident, well mannered, and well behaved part of the family. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy to follow, confidence building training experience.
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