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Dog Who's Always Welcome Assistance and Therapy Dog Trainers Teach You How to Socialize and Train Your Companion Dog

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ISBN-10: 0470142480

ISBN-13: 9780470142486

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lorie Long

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Today, dog owners want companion dogs who will calmly enter an elevator; ride in the car, boat, or RV; sleep in the bedroom; join the family on its beach vacation and at the kids' soccer games; and jog around the neighborhood or hike in the woods-all without knocking Grandma to the floor, challenging strange dogs, charging out of open doors, or pulling on the leash. Now a full-fledged member of the family, the contemporary companion dog regularly visits a variety of places and enjoys a variety of new experiences. This lifestyle dictates a greater degree of sophistication than previously required in a family pet. This level of sophistication, however, is typical of a service dog. Some of…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

LORIE LONG has been raising and training purebred dogs for more than 25 years. A member of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), she is the author of The Siberian Husky and has also written for the Whole Dog Journal, Dog World magazine, and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Lorie resides in Union Hall, Virginia, where she teaches training classes and shares her home with her Border Terriers.

Introduction
The Quiet Experts
Defining the Terms
Robbie and Jane
Hallmarks of a Dog Who's Always Welcome
ADI's Minimum Standards for Assistance Dogs in Public
What an Assistance Dog Is
What an Assistance Dog Is Not
Assistance Dog Trainers
From Domestication to Behavior Modification to Socialization
Domestication: We Find the Key
Behavior Modification: We Start to Open the Window
Socialization: We Open Wide the Window
The Right Dog for the Right Role
Other Trainers Weigh In
Choosing Chase
What Role Will Your Dog Play?
Tess
Evaluating the Dog You Have
Looking at Your Dog Realistically
Look Before You Leap
What We Can Learn from Evaluating Therapy Dogs
Volhard Canine Personality Profile
Dash and Chase
Communicating Across Species
The Role of Stress
The Language Barrier Becomes the Language Bridge
Assistance Dog Trainers Talk Dog
Speaking Canine in Obedience Class
Creating a Managed, Positive-Outcome Socialization Program
Getting It Right
What Socialization Is
What Socialization Isn't
The Rule of Seven
Fear Periods
Canine Generalization
The SOAPs
Early Socialization
Beginning Socialization at Home
Advanced Socialization on the Road
Adult Dog-on-Dog Socialization
It's Only Natural
Creating a Relationship-Based Behavior and Skills Training Program
Playing with Tug Toys as a Training Tool
Um, Should I Take That as a Yes or a No?
The Positive Basics
Beyond Sit and Stay
Therapy Dog Handlers Test the Waters (and Find Themselves in the Deep End of the Pool)
Training Tips from the Pros
Evaluating Socialization Opportunities
Puppy Kindergarten Group Classes
Obedience Training Group Classes
Off-Leash Dog Parks and Play Centers
Doggie Daycare
Therapy Dog Training Classes
American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Program
Everyday Life in Small Doses
Developing the Deep Relationship
Canine Emotions: Where It All Begins
I'll Know It When I See It
The Philosophers
Afterword: The Truth About Unconditional Canine Love
Meet the Trainers
Lydia Wade-Driver
Jan Stice
Nancy Patriarco
Kali Kosch
Marilyn Wilson
Karen Hough
Connie Knisely
About the Author
Index