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Manstopper! : Training A Canine Guardian : Training a Canine Guardian - Joel M. McMains

Manstopper! : Training A Canine Guardian

Training a Canine Guardian

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If you've ever thought about training your dog for protection work, or simply if the power and grace of a canine guardian fascinates you, "Manstopper!" leads you through the process, emphasizing safe handling practices every step of the way.

Joel McMains, a former police officer and a professional trainer, takes you inside the mind of trainer, agitator and dog, offering an exciting, compelling look at how a canine becomes a manstopper.

Praise for Joel McMains: "Manstopper!: Training a Canine Guardian"

"I could not put the book down. McMains describes the dogs' instincts and drives as they pertain to training and behavior." — "Dog Fancy," Connie Jankowski

"While reading his descriptions of why a dog does what he does, there were several times when I felt like smacking my forehead as the light bulb went on." — "Good Dog!"

"The author's keen love and kindness towards dogs comes through on every page...offers a deeper understanding of how dogs think and learn." — "K9 Capers Advanced Obedience: Easier Than You Think"

"McMains' emphasis is on training...for the dogs' well-being and enhancing the human...dog bond.... Like all the best training books, Advanced Obedience informs readers about their dogs." — "Dog World," Donald McCaig Kennels and Kenneling

"First rate. McMains' book fascinates me. His anecdotes are wonderful." — "Dog World," Donald McCaig.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

PART I: Preludes.

1. Command Performance.

2. Is This Trip Necessary?

3. Preferences.

4. Groundwork.

5. Slight Shifts in Perception.

6. Instincts and Drives.

PART II: Training.

7. Agitators and Agitation.

8. Agitation Methodologies.

9. Listen!

10. Backtrack.

11. Action!

12. The Next Three Hours.

13. Out!

14. Back!

15. Watchim!

16. Faster, Harder, Tougher.

17. Proofing

18. Poison Protection

PART III: Extras.

19. Puppy, Puppy

20. Procedures and Tactics

21. Q & A.

22. Lessons From the Best Teacher.

Postscript.

Glossary.

For Further Reading.

About the Author.

Index.

ISBN: 9780876051443
ISBN-10: 0876051441
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: January 1998
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.56