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Train Your Dog, Change Your Life: An Interactive Training Program for Individuals, Families, and Their Dogs Hardcover – June 15, 2001

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You'll Be Amazed By the Results You Get From This Book!

Welcome to a whole new way of thinking about training?one that is as much about you as it is about your puppy or dog. You see, dogs are extremely sensitive to the signals we give them; how we behave affects how they behave. If you want to raise your puppy right or put your dog on the fast track to good manners, you also need to understand your role in the process. But relax. This isn't another lesson you have to learn. It's a way of finding out what really turns you on, making your canine companion happier and more responsive and, lo and behold, changing everything in your life for the better.

In Train Your Dog, Change Your Life, you'll discover

  • Ways to understand and work with canine body language
  • The 10 Laws of shaping behavior
  • A practical, simple, and fun way to train a puppy, week by week
  • The basics and benefits of play training
  • How all areas of your life will improve with these principles

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Howell Book House-Wiley Inc. (June 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076456319X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764563195
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,840,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mantra: Awareness - Relationship - Flexibility - Education - Strength
the A.R.F.S. of healthy living with dogs

Maureen Ross, M.A. is the co-founder and manager of Dog Talk & TheraPet, LLC, a training and wellness sanctuary for dogs and their humans. She evolved into the Founder and President of New England Pet Partners, Inc. Both businesses offer a heart-centered approach to family dog training, behavior coaching and well-being for dogs.

New England Pet Partners, Inc. was founded in 2007, as a non-profit charitable organization, bringing people and pets together to enhance well-being and education with pet-assisted therapy. NEPP offers support and mentoring to Pet Partner(R) and R.E.A.D. (R) (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) teams, and
health care professionals in the New England area.

Maureen is the author of "Train Your Dog, Change Your Life", Wiley and Company, and numerous articles on behavior, well-being, training and pet-assisted therapy. She has presented at several workshops on family dog training, behavior and domestic abuse and violence (pets), and pet-assisted therapy.

As a board certified counselor/coach, family mediator (humans and dogs), certified professional dog trainer (CPDT), registered yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance), Licensed Team Evaluator for the Delta Society's Pet Partner(R) and R.E.A.D.(R) Instructor, she is most excited by walking a path side-by-side with her dogs and noticing when the "light" shines in others while learning something new.

A personal note: Simply said, I'm an incurable, passionate dog lover. Paradigm shifts and evolving change turn me on. I have an insatiable curiosity for observing and exchanging learning experiences, especially with and from like-minded people, dogs, cats, horses and parrots. My connections and chosen paths have always been more positive, balanced and exciting with dogs by my side.

Dogs keep me grounded in the precious-present moment. Considering well-being whether for dogs or humans, I believe that genetics may load the gun, environment may pull the trigger, but we can make informed choices about lifestyle, values and wellbeing for ourselves and our pets. We can create positive change in our own unique ways. We can choose listen to or turn-off the noise of constant conflict, society, electronics and media.

Yoga helps me (and my dogs) to stay focused and keep my mind like water, flexible and flowing. I enjoy a network of mentors and teams who inspire me, but they can also flood me if I let them. All of this is colored with a careful sense of humor and that insatiable curiosity to learn something new every day. It is a balancing act.

I have a keen awareness and empathy of knowing how precious our time spent with our pets (or friends and loved ones) can be. As a mentor, Dr. Jane Goodall shares, "if I had one wish, it would be to view the world through their
(Chimpanzees) eyes, if only for a moment." I would like to observe the world through a dog's (or elephant's) eyes at any time, if only for a moment. Taking a deep breath, Enjoy the Journey ~ Maureen
New England Pet Partners, Inc.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dyan Cahill on January 20, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I was given a 5month old German Shepard that had been abused verbally, and physically, no socializing, no housbreaking nothing.
I purchased this book and started reading every part of it, I was determined to make this dog a good dog. It worked, everyone that knows my dog Ranger cannot believe the progress that was made with him.
This book helps you think the way the dog thinks and is very helpful from that point of view. I would recommend this book for anyone who ownes a dog-----especially a puppy!!!!!!
Thank you Moe & Gary Ross awesome job.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I found this book to be extremely helpful and easy to read with "down to earth" information and examples. To reinforce the information, there are also very helpful "homework" assignments that are easy to incorporate into a very hectic schedule. Results were obvious within the first two weeks - my puppy suddenly started listening and responding just the way I wanted him to! THANK YOU!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard W DeLong on January 4, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I found this book to be very informative and easy to read.
It gave me a better understanding of my own two dogs [ German
Sheperds 10 and 11/2 years old ] how to read there body signals
and the way they interact with each other, people, and every-
day situations they are exposed to. Also the importance of
socializing your dog to make him or her a good canine citizen
and a safe and loving member of your family. It's obvious
that the authors are very knoledgeable and put alot of thought
and time into creating this training manual. If you have or
are thinking about getting a dog I highly reccomend getting
this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Budge on January 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book was very informative, easy to read with associating pictures. I especially liked how chapters 6 through 11 were broken into lesson plans (e.g.) Chapter Six, Lesson Plan:Week #1. Chapter 3, Recognizing Canine Calming Signals was very interesting. Twelve calming signals were introduced by the author in a manner that was easy to understand. I can see how this chapter is essential for training and observing other canines. I highly recommend this book for training your dog. No canine owner should be without it.
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