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Ahimsa Dog Training Manual eBook

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"Of the thousands of dog training books out there, it's rare finding one that has something new to say or presents the science of positive training in a unique and meaningful way. Grisha's new book, the Ahimsa Dog Training Manual, does just that. Clear, concise, informative and extremely user-friendly, this book deserves a prominent place on every trainer's bookshelf."

-Paul Owens
Best-selling author of "The Dog Whisperer; A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training" (Adams Media, 1999) and "The Puppy Whisperer A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care" (Adams Media, 2007)

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"This is it! This is the easy-to-read, concise handbook that every responsible dog owner will want to read. This manual spells out practical, step-by-step training solutions while educating the reader on the science behind the theory. Grisha is the leading authority on Behavior Adjustment Training, and shares her unique method of bringing about change in a positive, force-free, and fear-free environment. This book also shows us a way to teach loose-leash walking that is free from frustration and maps a clear strategy for us to follow.

-Kyra Sundance
Renowned Stunt Dog Performer and author of best seller "101 Dog Tricks"

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When Fido arrives at the intersection of Good Dog Street and Bad Dog Alley, which way will he go?" asks Grisha Stewart in her book, The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving and Manners. Grisha's book can help you manage Fido's environment and train him to make good choices. She offers a variety of force-free ways to train common behaviors, and her writing is always engaging and as friendly as her methods. Your dog will definitely enjoy your training sessions based on this book."

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-Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, Pawsitive Results, LLC, Lexington, SC
APDT Past President and of "Your Outta Control Puppy," "Super Simple Guide to Housetraining," "Quick & Easy Crate Training," and "Puppy Care and Training"

Ahimsa eBook Dutch: “Ahimsa-gids voor honden: Je hond dwangvrij opvoeden en begeleiden”

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Ahimsa-NL-coverGrisha Stewart is de grondlegger van Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle. Ze werkt met een team van meer dan tien mensen en haar hondenschool heeft vele prijzen gewonnen, waaronder Beste van Seattle en Beste van het westelijk deel van de staat Washington. Grisha is wiskundige van origine en ze is door haar passie voor honden uitgegroeid tot internationaal bekend instructeur en veelgevraagd spreker.

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Ahimsa-NL-backCurrent Table of Contents (subject to change):

  • INLEIDING
  • COMMUNICATIE & LEREN IS TWEERICHTINGSVERKEER
    • DE COMMUNICATIE VAN JE HOND BEGRIJPEN
    • LEERTHEORIE
      • Vier types gevolgen van gedrag
      • Richt je op leuke dingen
      • Smoren met liefde; over beloningen
    • HONDEN LERENVAN HUN ERVARINGEN: SOCIALISATIE VAN PUPS
  • CLICKERTRAINING WERKT
    • WAT IS EEN CLICKER?
    • WAAROM WERKT EEN CLICKER?
  • PROBLEEMGEDRAG OPLOSSEN
    • OPSPRINGEN EN ANDER ONBEWUST AANGELEERD GEDRAG
    • FUNCTIONELE BELONINGEN
    • ZINDELIJK MAKEN
    • BIJTEN & KAUWEN
    • VIJFTIEN TIPS OM BLAFFEN TIJDENS DE LES TE LATEN STOPPEN
    • ANGST, FRUSTRATIE EN AGRESSIE
      • Contraconditionering en systematische desensibilisatie
      • BAT
    • BAT-LIJNTECHNIEK VOOR ALLE HONDEN
    • LAAT ME NIET ALLEEN! HOE VOORKOM JE VERLATINGSANGST
    • DIE IS VAN MIJ! HOE VOORKOM EN BEHANDEL JE BEZITSAGRESSIE
  • GOEDE GEWOONTES ZIJN MOEILIJK AF TE LEREN
    • BETROUWBAAR GEDRAG AANLEREN, HET TRAININGSPROCES
    • KEUZEPUNTEN; ZORG DAT JE HOND SUCCES HEEFT
    • EEN CUE AAN GEDRAG KOPPELEN
    • NAAMSPEL
    • KIJK
    • ROEPEN; KOMEN OP VERZOEK
      • Wat moet je vermijden als je Hier oefent
      • Algemene tips voor Hier
      • Feestje; de noodroep
      • Oefenen, oefenen, oefenen
      • Geleidelijk moeilijker maken
      • Snoep zoeken; een leuke manier om spelenderwijs te oefenen
      • Meer spelletjes
    • EEN CUE OM TE ONTSPANNEN
    • ZIT
    • AF
    • VRIJ GEVEN; ZIJN WE AL KLAAR?
      • Vrij
      • Klaar
    • BLIJF
    • WACHT
    • TOUCH; NEUS- HANDTARGET
    • NETJES AAN DE LIJN LOPEN
      • Klikken voor aandacht – klikken voor positie
      • Wenden en volgen
      • Lopen met aandacht (met Touch erbij is het volgen)
      • Boom spelen of Achteruitlopen
      • Snelheidstraining
      • Strafmeters
      • Silky leash-techniek
    • LAAT
    • GEEF OF LOS
    • REGELS VOOR TREKSPELLETJES
    • 101 DINGEN OM MET EEN DOOS TE DOEN
    • OP JE PLAATS – IN JE MAND
    • BENCHTRAINING
    • VEEL SUCCES EN GA ZO DOOR
  • BRONNEN VOOR NOG MEER HULP
  • OVER DE AUTEUR

Aanbevelingen

Of het nu over pups opvoeden of over leertheorieën gaat, Grisha heeft gedaan waar ze het best in is: ingewikkelde onderwerpen op een begrijpelijke manier uitleggen. Dit boek vormt een prima basis voor hondenbezitters om hun hond goede hondenmanieren te leren en vaak voorkomende problemen aan te pakken. Het bevat instructies om gewenst gedrag aan te leren, maar daarnaast behandelt Grisha ook angstig en reactief gedrag; ze biedt hondenbezit-ters de mogelijkheid om vaardigheden te leren waarmee ze een goede basis kunnen leggen, met als resultaat een hond die zich gelukkiger en ontspannener voelt. Ten slotte is dit een prima gids om mee te geven aan mensen die een herplaatshond in huis nemen, en instructeurs kunnen hem aan hun cliën-ten geven; dit alles met het doel honden en mensen te helpen om vreed-zaam en in harmonie met elkaar samen te leven. De Ahimsa-gids voor honden is een must voor iedereen die beroepsmatig of privé met honden omgaat.

- Nan Arthur, auteur van Chill Out Fido! How to Calm Your Dog.

Tussen de duizenden boeken over hondengedrag en -opvoeding is het lastig er een te vinden waarin daadwerkelijk iets nieuws wordt ge-meld of een waarin de wetenschappelijke kennis met betrekking tot posi-tieve training op een goede manier wordt uitgelegd. Grisha doet dat wel in haar boekje, de Ahimsa-gids voor honden. Het boekje is duidelijk, beknopt, informatief en zeer gebruiksvriendelijk, en verdient een promi-nente plaats in de boekenkast van iedere instructeur.

- Paul Owens, auteur van de bestsellers The Dog Whisperer; A Compas-sionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training en The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care.

Dit is het: een leesbaar, beknopt handboek dat iedere verstandige hondenbezitter zal willen lezen. Deze gids beschrijft praktische, stap-voor-stap-oplossingen en de lezer krijgt daarnaast ook inzicht in de we-tenschap achter de theorie. Grisha is dé autoriteit op het gebied van BAT en ze deelt haar unieke methode met anderen om een verandering in de omgang met honden te bewerkstelligen en een positieve omgeving voor ze te creëren waarin macht en angst geen rol spelen. Ze laat ons aan de hand van duidelijke instructies en tekeningen een nieuwe manier zien om onze honden te leren netjes aan de lijn te lopen; zonder frustraties. De hondenwereld is Grisha dankbaar dat ze ondanks haar drukke werk-zaamheden de tijd heeft genomen deze fantastische gids voor ons te schrijven.

- Kyra Sundance, beroemd om haar werk met stunthonden en auteur van 101 Dog Tricks.

‘Als Fido bij de kruising tussen de weg naar Brave Hond en de weg naar Stoute Hond aankomt, welke richting kiest hij dan?’ vraagt Grisha Stewart in haar boek, De officiële Ahimsa-gids voor honden. Grisha’s boek kan je helpen Fido’s omgeving te managen en hem te leren de juis-te keuzes te maken. Ze reikt verschillende manieren aan om je hond zonder dwang gewenst gedrag te leren, en dat doet ze net zo innemend en vriendelijk als haar methodes zijn. Als je dit boek als leidraad neemt, zal je hond veel meer plezier aan je trainingssessies beleven.

- Teoti Anderson, auteur van Puppy Care and Training en Your Outta Control Puppy: How to Turn Your Precocious Pup Into a Perfect Pet en ex-voorzitter van de APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers).

Geweldig boek voor pupkopers. Het biedt de basis voor alles wat een hond moet leren, in begrijpelijke bewoordingen. Fokkers zouden het in hun puppenpakket moeten stoppen. Kan ik een hele partij bestellen?

- Michel Berner, Viszlafokker


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BAT 1.0 Book (2010): Behavior Adjustment Training

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Book Description
BAT-book-coverNote: This book is the first BAT book, which is about BAT 1.0. This purchase is only for the 1st edition, NOT the new BAT 2.0 book.

Get the new BAT 2.0 book:

The first BAT book is for dog trainers' historical reference. The details of BAT are no longer current. I do not recommend getting this book before BAT 2.0. The content has been replaced.

To learn about BAT 2.0, please check out the BAT 2.0 BookFeature Films on BAT, online courses, or attend a seminar.

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Get the 1st edition of the BAT book instantly as an eBook (choose the format of EPUB, MOBI, or PDF, whichever works with your reader program). Computers can read PDFs, MOBI works for Kindle. You can also download all three file formats in a ZIP file (significantly larger).

Behavior Adjustment Training is a low-stress way to help dogs gain confidence and social skills. The BAT book is written so that non-trainers with reactive dogs can easily read through it to help their dogs, but it also has a technical side, making it very useful for professionals. The book has "Notes for Pros" throughout and special technical chapters for trainers and behaviorists.

Chapters:

  • BAT Preview
  • BATboy: Peanut's Story
  • Quick Fixes: Safety and Management Essentials
  • A Functional Approach: Functional Rewards and Replacement Behaviors
  • Functional Rewards and Replacement Behaviors for Reactive Dogs
  • BAT Set-Ups for Reactivity
  • BAT for Everyday Walks
  • BAT for Frustrated Greeters
  • Love Thy Neighbor: Fence Fighting
  • BAT for Puppy Socialization
  • For Professional Trainers and Behaviorists: Using BAT with Clients
  • Appendix 1: Clicker Training Foundations
  • Appendix 2: For Trainers and Behaviorists: Other Techniques That Use Functional Rewards
  • Appendix 3: For Trainers and Behaviorists: Geek Speak on Quadrants and Other Questions
  • Appendix 4: In Their Own Words: Trainers and Clients Experiences with BAT

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Even if you have already seen the DVDs, you'll find this book helpful. The BAT book is a thorough resource on dog reactivity for regular pet lovers as well as professional dog trainers and behaviorists. It makes a great resource for students in Growly Dog classes, too.

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Feature Film 6:
“BAT for Geeks: A Technical Perspective on Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0”

buy-nowWhy does BAT work? What's the science behind it? What's 'under the hood?' What about ethics and the quadrants? Grisha is fascinated by animal behavior and with the inquisitive mind of a mathematician, questions like these are often on Grisha's mind.
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  • Video #6 in the BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals Series (Buy the set)
  • Presented by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP
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  • Watch as many times as you want!
  • Run time: 1 hr 27 mins
  • Produced by TawzerDog in 2014 for home viewers (not just a filmed seminar)
  • Includes a PDF with slides to go along with the video

BAT for Geeks takes a technical look at BAT, mostly through the lens of applied behavior analysis. Join Grisha for whirlwind tour of various studies and their application to BAT. If you are ready to geek out about BAT, this video is for you.

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Feature Film 5:
“BAT 2.0 Set-Ups: How to Orchestrate Basic Set-Ups and Variations with Dogs”

buy-nowBehavior Adjustment Training (BAT) helps dogs gain confidence and social skills by arranging scenarios that allow a dog to explore and learn.
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  • Video #5 in the BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals Series (Buy the set)
  • Presented by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP
  • Instant streaming on your computer or mobile device (not a download - physical DVDs sold separately)
  • Watch as many times as you want!
  • Run time: 1 hr 19 mins
  • Produced by TawzerDog in 2014 for home viewers (not just a filmed seminar)
  • Includes a PDF with slides to go along with the video

Originally developed in 2009, BAT 2.0 is the newly updated version that is simpler, faster, and easier for dogs and people to do. BAT is effective for many kinds of reactivity, from fear to frustration to full-on aggression.

This video has several live demonstrations and explanations of BAT 2.0. Whether you are familiar with BAT or not, this video will help you understand how to put this effective tool to work. This is a short introduction to the technique, with variations. It should be enough for professionals to start implementing BAT.

If you are not a dog trainer or behaviorist, you will still find this helpful, but Grisha recommends working with a Certified BAT Instructor (CBATI) or a trainer who is experienced with reactivity, and is familiar with this latest version of BAT.

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Feature Film 4:
“Survival Skills: Coping with Dog Reactivity in Real Life”

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  • Video #4 in the BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals Series (Buy the set)
  • Presented by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP
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  • Watch as many times as you want!
  • Run time: 1 hr 12 mins
  • Produced by TawzerDog in 2014 for home viewers (not just a filmed seminar)
  • Includes a PDF with slides to go along with the video

Sometimes we just don't want to be the one holding the leash with the barking-lunging-freaking-out-dog at the other end.

This video has practical solutions to help dogs hold it together on everyday walks. The dog can't do all of the work - sometimes that is your job, as the one with the larger brain and the thumbs.

One major difference between savvy dog trainers and regular pet lovers is that good professional trainers know how to take charge and set dogs up for success. But even pro trainers sometimes manage too much. It's a fine line.

Grisha suggests a path between 1) reacting only when the dog is too excited to listen and 2) micromanaging to the point where the dog is not learning. She will teach you ways to prevent problems before they start, react when you have to, and set the dog up to learn as much as possible from each situation.

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Feature Film 3:
“Problem Prevention in Puppies & Dogs: an Empowered Approach to Life with Dogs”

buy-nowTaking force-free training a step further - from reinforcement to empowerment - Grisha focuses on helping dogs meet their needs in appropriate ways. Doing so can prevent and eliminate many of the behaviors that humans don't like.
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  • Video #3 in the BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals Series (Buy the set)
  • Presented by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP
  • Instant streaming on your computer or mobile device (not a download - physical DVD sold separately)
  • Watch as many times as you want!
  • Run time: 2 hr 32 mins
  • Produced by TawzerDog in 2014 for home viewers (not just a filmed seminar)
  • Includes a PDF with slides to go along with the video

Empowerment is not only an efficient way to train our dogs, it is a big step in the direction of a high standard of humane care for the dogs who share our lives.

Grisha uses practical demonstrations to teach various skills, clarifies where problems come from, and explains how to mesh the needs of your dog with the needs of your family and the rest of human society.

This is a must-view video for breeders, puppy parents, dog owners, and professional dog trainers.

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Feature Film 2:
“Walk with Me! Safety, Fun, and Freedom with Leash Training for You and Your Dog”

buy-nowTwo of the major problems people have with their dogs are 1) pulling on leash and 2) reactivity on leash. These two problems are related and can be helped with the techniques in this video. Both ends of the leash get training in this practical video for trainers and pet owners. It takes two to pull, so training people and dogs together makes for a very effective solution.
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  • Video #2 in the BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals Series (Buy the set)
  • Presented by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP
  • Instant streaming on your computer or mobile device (not a download - physical DVD sold separately)
  • Watch as many times as you want!
  • Run time: 1 hr 26 mins
  • Produced by TawzerDog in 2014 for home viewers (not just a filmed seminar)
  • Includes a PDF with slides to go along with the video

The three major topics covered are: BAT Leash Skills for People, Loose Leash Walking and Heel. Grisha does practical demonstrations of when to use each skill, breaking them down into easy-to-learn steps. She also explains several ways to teach heel and loose leash walking, since not every technique fits every dog.

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6-Film Set: Empowered Animals BAT 2.0 Series for All Dogs

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The bestseller at Tawzer's annual sale! Get instant streaming access to this popular new video series for all dog lovers by Grisha Stewart. You'll come away with a whole new perspective on life with dogs.

Videos 1-3 are especially helpful for all pet owners and 4 and 5 are great for preventing or rehabilitating aggression, frustration, or fear.

All six of these videos are useful for professional dog trainers.

  • All 6 Films in the BAT 2.0 Empowered Animals Series (Get one video free!)
  • Lifetime access, watch as many times as you want!
  • Presented by: Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP
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  • Each video is about 1.5 hours
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“Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners” eBook

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Grisha Stewart's acclaimed book, "The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners," is available here as an eBook and as a printed book through the sources below. This book is a general dog training manual for the most common problems and necessary training for dogs in our homes.

NEWLY UPDATED! Now includes more illustrations, leash handling skills, and information about BAT 2.0 for reactivity.

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This 160-page book is an introduction to dog training that started as the companion exercises for Ahimsa Dog Training classes in Seattle. It has practical exercises that start from a basic level and work up through advanced work on the most important behaviors for dogs to know. This quick manual is helpful for dog trainers to use with clients or new ideas for exercises and for breeders to share with new puppy parents.

The Ahimsa Manual includes info on how dogs learn, clicker training, how to get rid of bad behaviors (puppy biting, fear/aggression, separation anxiety, etc.), and how to teach good behaviors, like coming when called, the name, watch, relaxation, sit, down, stay, wait, touch, walking on leash, give, go to your bed, and more! Illustrations help make the information clear and entertaining.

Look at the bottom of this page for the exact topics covered plus reviews by Paul Owens and other dog behavior and training experts.

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eBook Formats: You should be able to read the book on pretty much any device. You'll get access to all of these file types with your purchase.

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Table of Contents (subject to change):

  • INTRODUCTION
  • COMMUNICATION & LEARNING GO BOTH WAYS
  • UNDERSTANDING YOUR DOG'S COMMUNICATION
  • LEARNING THEORY
    • Four types of consequences for behavior
    • Focus on the good stuff
    • Killing with kindness: a note on rewards
  • CLICKER TRAINING WORKS!
  • WHAT IS A CLICKER?
  • WHY DOES THE CLICKER WORK?
  • GETTING RID OF PROBLEM BEHAVIORS
  • JUMPING & OTHER ACCIDENTALLY TRAINED BEHAVIORS
  • HOUSETRAINING
  • PUPPY BITING & CHEWING
  • 15 TIPS TO STOP BARKING IN CLASS
  • FEAR, FRUSTRATION, AND AGGRESSION
    • Counterconditioning and systematic desensitization
    • Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0)
  • DON'T LEAVE ME! PREVENTING SEPARATION ANXIETY
  • HEY, THAT'S MINE! PREVENTING & DEALING WITH RESOURCE GUARDING
  • GOOD HABITS ARE HARD TO BREAK!
  • TEACHING RELIABLE BEHAVIORS
  • CHOICE POINTS-SET YOUR DOG UP FOR SUCCESS
  • NAME GAME
  • WATCH
  • RECALL CUE-COMING WHEN CALLED
    • Things to avoid when training Come
    • General tips for Come
    • Treat Party-the emergency recall cue
    • Practice all the time
    • Gradually make it harder
    • Treat fetching-A fun way to train and play!
    • More recall games
  • RELAXATION ON CUE
  • SIT
  • DOWN
  • RELEASE WORDS-ARE WE THERE YET?
    • Release cue
    • End of session cue
  • STAY
  • WAIT
  • TOUCH-TARGETING NOSE TO HAND
  • LOOSE LEASH WALKING
  • Click for attention / Click for position
    • Turn and follow
    • Focused walking (Touch and you're heeled!)
    • Being a tree or backing up
    • Speed training
    • Penalty yards
    • Silky leash technique
  • LEAVE IT
  • GIVE OR DROP IT
  • TUG
  • RULES
  • 101 THINGS TO DO WITH A BOX
  • GO TO YOUR BED
  • CRATE TRAINING
  • ADDING A CUE TO ANY BEHAVIOR
  • GOOD LUCK AND KEEP IT UP
  • RESOURCES FOR EVEN MORE HELP
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

REVIEWS!

"Of the thousands of dog training books out there, it's rare finding one that has something new to say or presents the science of positive training in a unique and meaningful way. Grisha's new book, the Ahimsa Dog Training Manual, does just that. Clear, concise, informative and extremely user-friendly, this book deserves a prominent place on every trainer's bookshelf."

-Paul Owens
Best-selling author of "The Dog Whisperer; A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training" (Adams Media, 1999) and "The Puppy Whisperer A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care" (Adams Media, 2007)

*****
"This is it! This is the easy-to-read, concise handbook that every responsible dog owner will want to read. This manual spells out practical, step-by-step training solutions while educating the reader on the science behind the theory. Grisha is the leading authority on Behavior Adjustment Training, and shares her unique method of bringing about change in a positive, force-free, and fear-free environment. This book also shows us a way to teach loose-leash walking that is free from frustration and maps a clear strategy for us to follow.

-Kyra Sundance
Renowned Stunt Dog Performer and author of best seller "101 Dog Tricks"

*****
When Fido arrives at the intersection of Good Dog Street and Bad Dog Alley, which way will he go?" asks Grisha Stewart in her book, The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving and Manners. Grisha's book can help you manage Fido's environment and train him to make good choices. She offers a variety of force-free ways to train common behaviors, and her writing is always engaging and as friendly as her methods. Your dog will definitely enjoy your training sessions based on this book."

*****
-Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, Pawsitive Results, LLC, Lexington, SC
APDT Past President and of "Your Outta Control Puppy," "Super Simple Guide to Housetraining," "Quick & Easy Crate Training," and "Puppy Care and Training"


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