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About the Author. Acknowledgments. Introduction. What Makes a Trainer? My Agenda. My Perseverance Sell-Job. The Not-So-Awful Truth about Motivation. Basic Rewards for Installation. Upping the Degree of Difficulty Systematically. Outline of the Program. Part One: Fundamental Behaviors. Chapter 1: Sit and Watch. Sit. Watch. Chapter 2: Down. Down. Down from a Stand. Sit from a Down. Chapter 3: Come. Chapter 4: Some Help if You're Struggling. First Aid. Naughtiness (On Your Part). Getting a Pro on Board. Part Two: Impulse-Control Behaviors. Chapter 5 :Sit-Stay and Down-Stay. Sit-Stay. Down-Stay. Chapter 6: Wait and Leave It. Wait. Leave It. Chapter 7: Walking on Leash. Walking on Leash Exercises. Walking on Leash Outdoors. Part Three: Maintaining and Improving. Chapter 8: Mixing It Up. Position Discrimination. Fun Discrimination Exercises. Chapter 9: Taking It on the Road. Transfer Training Responsibilities. Change Training Locations. Chapter 10: Social Applications. Sit to Greet. Food and Items on Tables. What's a Toy and What's Off Limits. Management During Training. Begging and Attention Seeking. Chapter 11: Consolidation and Maintenance. Everyday Opportunities for Behavior Maintenance. Part Four: Advanced Behaviors. Chapter 12: Heeling. Training Heeling. Chapter 13: Mat Training. Down on Mat. Mat Training with the Clicker. Mat Targeting. Chapter 14: Retrieve. Shaping the Dead Retrieve. Dead Retrieve with Position Feeding. Presentation into Your Hand. Chapter 15: Sit Pretty and Roll Over. Sit Pretty. Roll Over. Appendix: How Training Works: An Overview. Get the Behavior! Fade Your Prompts. Take It on the Road ("Generalization") and Name It. Consolidate, Maintain, and Protect. Glossary of Animal Training Terms. Index.

About the Author

Jean Donaldson is the author of the classic dog-training book The Culture Clash . A three-time winner of the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Award, she is the founder of the Academy for Dog Trainers at the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which has gained a reputation as the equivalent of Harvard for dog trainers and behavior counselors. Visit her Web site at www.jeandonaldson.com.

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