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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: StarJunction Books (September 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979095611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979095610
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By artie banos on November 27, 2007
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I've read a lot of dog books and have to say this method makes a lot of sense to me. It's written in a way that is clear and concise. And I loved all the real life examples. Wish I found this book about 7 years ago. It would have saved my poor dog from having to go through all kinds of blundering mistakes and methods. From the first day of using these methods I saw results. Who knew it could be so easy? And best of all I could toss the treats and e collars out of sight and work with just me and him.
Sign me artie, a very happy dog owner
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Karin Gollon on January 30, 2008
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This is a great book. My husband and I have always trained our dogs as if we were all part of a pack. This book uses the same training and it works. We are getting ready for a new puppy and we wanted to see what this book was all about. Many of the techniques in the book we already use, but there were a few things that we learned and are planning on using when our new pup arrives. Sound and gentle techniques to train your new puppy or aging dog alike. Don't pass this book up!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Karin Lee Lepa on April 19, 2008
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Having adopted an Australian Cattle dog from a shelter and researching all that I could on the breed on the Internet I settled on reading the book Training Dogs the Aussie Way.
Not only is this book well written and very informative but it is also very entertaining and easy to read. I have read some literature on training that managed to either put me asleep or be so self indulgent that I wasn't sure if it was a biography about the trainer as opposed to a training manual. This book not only didn't put me asleep but kept me very entertained and the methods work.
My "Heeler" had a terrible habit of nipping which is a trait that is inbreed. Using the methods sited in this book I managed to get my dog to stop biting within a day.
Do yourself and your dog a favour and train your dog The Aussie Way.
A great book at a great price.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lucy on December 20, 2009
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I couldn't figure out why there was a negative review of this book until I realized that the reviewer is a dog trainer with his own web site! I wonder if he is biased. Bark Busters uses sound diversion to get the dog's attention. I just stumbled on to this book after having the local Bark Busters trainer work miracles with my dogs. I learned how to stand right and use that BAH sound and lots of other things. He preached NEVER being physical with my dog. They teach you to see things from your dog's perspective. There's absolutely NOTHING physical in this training. It teaches you to communicate on your dog's level. I'm glad I don't need to use treats with my dog - he lives for my happy "GOOD boy!!"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mfowler14 on May 1, 2013
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This book is easy to read, easy to follow, and above all.... it works! Become an effective Alpha in your pack with advice in this book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Orange Skies on October 12, 2011
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With over 500,000 Happy Dogs trained, I have to argue with the negative review that this is "compulsion" training. Clearly this is a Bark Busters competitor trying to discredit the world's largest dog training company. With that said, this book is a good introduction to why dogs do what they do and the "pack mentality" that motivates your dog's behavior. The natural techniques used by Bark Busters vary vastly depending on the dog's temperament, the owners abilities and circumstances surrounding the unwanted behavior. Even for simple obedience, successful trainers like Bark Busters will always adjust their training techniques to provide what works for the individual owner and their dog. There is no 'system' of dog training that ALWAYS works. Successful dog trainers are creative, intelligent and sensitive to your dog's and your needs. No dog trainer wants anything but a happy dog and owner at the end of the day. This book is about how we at Bark Busters have accomplished this in so many different ways. Read, enjoy and educate yourself. There is no harm in knowing more! Training Dogs the Aussie Way
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jan tetzlaff on August 6, 2014
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We're using the trainers from The Aussie's Way company -- Bark Busters. It's not cheap. I have 6 dogs...2 are problem children. So far we've had 1 (2 hr) visit from the trainer. For "lifetime support" this is costing us $1000. Supposedly they come to you home as long as you need them, IF you are following their recommendations. I have an issue with their philosophy. Granted, humans are pack leaders and must be recognized as such. But to not let animals on your bed or on furniture should be up to the owner. Basically, they teach you to growl BAH at your dog and squirt them with water. Sounds insane...looks insane -- but it works. Still to early to tell if this approach will work, but if you can learn the same thing from this book and practice it consistently (that's the key)..this is the way to go. Wish I would have bought the book first!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Fozwort on August 3, 2011
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We take in rescue dogs and sometimes need help from a professional trainer for advice for our dogs with behavioral issues. We have looked into a number of franchised dog training companies and wanted to compare BarkBusters (per info from authors of this book) with Canine Dimensions (Cesar Milan-related home training). We went with Canine Dimensions and are so glad we did. We accept that these Aussies probably have lots of happy customers and maybe their methods reflect training sheepdogs with their emphasis on hand signals. But the refusal of these authors and BarkBusters to use the pronged collar is curious, as Canine Dimensions provided scientific research showing these training collars do not hurt the dog but mimic the grasp of a mother dog on the neck. These collars have been totally effective on problem dogs in our experience, under the CD trainer's supervision. The authors of this book (Training Dogs the Aussie Way) also recommend the highly peculiar methods of throwing pillows (beanbags?) and water balloons at your dog for correction - or squirting water on them. This is not part of the CD system nor is any other action beyond leash tugs, treats or voice to correct behavior. The 'Aussie Way' is also peculiar in recommending the owner do loud growling at your dog! The Aussie way is also against the use of treats and consider it 'bribing', but it is merely to focus attention during training and can be discontinued thereafter, with praise taking over. The Aussie Way seems to be more about intimidating your dog. You may not get enough information from this book to do your own training using their methods - it is light on content and serves to publicize the BarkBusters trainers in the US and elsewhere.Read more ›
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