A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training
by Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate
Adams Media Corporation, 1999
Animal Care, 240 pages
Trade Paperback, $10.95
ABOUT THE BOOK
The gentle, nonviolent training methods and mysteries of "horse
whisperers" have recently enlightened the world's consciousness
of nonviolent training methods. Now, in The Dog Whisperer,
trainer Paul Owens offers a compassionate, nonviolent approach to
dog training. His spiritual approach links sound training
principles with intuitive and effective insights.
Owens' compassionate training methods will help you create an
emotional bridge to "plug in" and create a deeper bond with your
dog than you thought possible. The Dog Whisperer offers a
truly humane, revolutionary, and common sense approach to raising
and training your dog.
You will learn:
* Learn "dog speak" the body language and vocalizations needed
to communicate with your dog.
* How to train your dog without jerking, hitting, kicking,
shocking, or shaking
* How to turn affection, play, toys, praise, and social freedom
into powerful rewards.
* Learn five ways to establish a leadership role so your dog
will happily follow your lead.
* Eliminate behavioral problems such as jumping, barking, and
* How easy and fun training can be when you use The Nine
Ingredients of Reward-Based Dog Training and turn affection,
play, toys, praise, and social freedom into powerful rewards.
PAUL OWENS is a nationally recognized as a leading
proponent of nonviolent instruction. He has studied, practiced,
and taught yoga and stress management in the United States and
India for more than 25 years. He began training dogs in 1972 and
has earned awards in competitive obedience and participates in
agility and waterworks. He is a certified evaluator for the Delta
Society's Animal Assisted Therapy Program and a member of The
National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI), and
the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). HE is the director of
the nonprofit, educational organization, Raise with Praise, Inc.,
that offers after-school violence prevention program linking
shelter dogs with elementary school children. Over the years Paul
has taught and has been a consultant for thousands of families
and individuals working to improve the dog-human relationship by
nonviolent means. Paul lives in Los Angeles with his two dogs
Molly and Gadget.
Norma Eckroate is also the co-author of The New Natural
Cat and other books. She lives in Los Angeles with two
of the smartest, most beautiful cats in the world, Sid and