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
PART I: Preludes.
1. Command Performance.
2. Is This Trip Necessary?
5. Slight Shifts in Perception.
6. Instincts and Drives.
PART II: Training.
7. Agitators and Agitation.
8. Agitation Methodologies.
12. The Next Three Hours.
16. Faster, Harder, Tougher.
18. Poison Protection
PART III: Extras.
19. Puppy, Puppy
20. Procedures and Tactics
21. Q & A.
22. Lessons From the Best Teacher.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.