A complete dog training, puppy raising, problem solving, and basic health guide. Written as a series of columns in “Whole Dog Journal”, Positive Perspectives gives you information on day-to-day living with dogs in small easily understood “bites”. Find out how to prevent problems before they occur, train without force with fun and treats, learn about the newest vaccination schedules and much more to live happily with your dog. For puppy as well as adult dog owners. Postive Perspectives will show you: * How management works * One thing that prevents 75% of all problem behavior before it happens. Which leashes and collars to use… and not to * Which clicker training is so popular and effective * One toy no doggie household should be without
Pat Miller CPDT, CDBC, is at the forefront of the force- free, positive dog training phenomenon in the US. She is a Past President of, APDT, the world’s largest professional group of dog trainers, operates her own training facility in Hagerstown, Maryland, and is a 20 year vetran of humane work. Pat is a popular columnist for Whole Dog Journal, Your Dog, and Popular Dogs and is the author of Positive Perspectives 2 and The Power of Positive Dog Training.
Published 2004 Dogwise Publishing
“In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I’m a huge Pat Miller fan and follower, and my own training philosophy and methods are very close to Pat Miller’s. When I first decided to become a dog trainer and study behavior, I started digging through stacks of books about dog training that all proclaimed to be the “essential” dog training book, and whose authors all claimed to be the ultimate authority on training and understanding dog behavior. There is a LOT of conflicting information out there, and even more so now that there are several dog-training shows on TV. It’s hard for both prospective trainers and dog owners to know what is the real deal and what works best. Pat Miller is the Real Deal! One of the most respected Positive Trainers in the world, she’s what is referred to as a “Crossover Trainer,” which means she started out years ago training her dogs with aversive, or punishment-based methods, and later changed to reward-based methods. That experience gives her great perspective and a solid foundation for arguing why Positive Training works better. She has tried both and seen the difference in the results. Not only is Pat incredibly skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced, she’s also an excellent instructor and writer who is able to convey – in very simple, practical, and user-friendly terms – the information a novice trainer/owner needs. That’s the power of her books. I once saw a review of another one of her books, written by a dog trainer, who said that if everyone bought Pat Miller’s books, we (trainers) would be out of work. I agree. Positive Perspectives has a very clear table of contents in the front, and a comprehensive index in the back that makes it easy to look up a specific topic. The book is also laid out in very easy, short sections that make it a breeze to read from beginning to end. Part One, for instance, literally begins with How Dogs Think and Learn. BAM – this is key information to understanding how to be successful in training a dog. It immediately sets the trainer’s expectations at a realistic level and helps them understand a dog’s limitations and capabilities. Part Two addresses puppy training and house training; there’s also a chapter on problem behavior solving and a section on basic training that is very step-by-step and easy. This is an absolute must-have book for any new dog owner, or anyone who is interested in committing to Positive Training. Rikke Brogaard
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We give you all three of the major Ebook formats when you purchase from us – Adobe PDF, Mobi (For Kindle), and ePub (Sony Bookreader, Nook, Ipad/phone/touch, Droid, and other e-reader devices).
You can download each of these 3 formats up to 3 times.
The PDF format is great for printing.
You aren’t locked into one brand of bookreader when you buy from us. For example, if you own a Kindle now, and are planning on buying an Ipad, you’ll be able to read our books on both devices easily.
You don’t even need an Ebook reader! Just download the PDF version of the book and read it on your computer.
PDF Format Kindle Format (MOBI) Sony Bookreader / Ipad / Android (EPUB)
File Format Help:
PDF Format – This format is the best for viewing on your PC or if you want to print out the book. You will need the Adobe PDF Reader which can be downloaded from Adobe here
EPub Format – This is format is supported by the Sony Reader, Barnes and Noble Nook, and the Apple Ipad/Itouch/Iphone. Please note that most smartphones and other bookreaders use the Epub format. Refer to your user manual for specific instructions or contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out.
To Add a book to your Ipad/touch/phone
Make sure you have the latest version of Itunes. In addition make sure you have the iBooks app installed available free from Apple.
Download the Epub file with your computer – using the Safari Browser built into your Apple Device will not work.
Connect your Apple Device to your computer.
Drag the Epub file into your Library, it should go into the books folder.
Select your Ipad in the devices dialogue on the left hand side.
Go to the books tab and make sure you have the sync books option turned on.
You can now sync your Apple Device and the book should appear in your bookshelf.
Mobi Format – This format is the Kindle Specific format.
To add a Mobi (“.mobi”) Ebook to your Kindle:
Turn your Kindle on
Connect the Kindle to your computer using the USB cable that came with your Kindle
Drag and drop the “.mobi” Ebook file into the documents folder on your Kindle
When the USB activity indicator on your Kindle stops flashing, “Safely Remove Mass Storage Device” (Windows) or “Eject” (Mac) the Kindle from your computer
When the USB activity indicator on your Kindle stops flashing, unplug the USB cable from your Kindle
The Ebook should now appear in your Kindle library
Here is how to transfer to your Kindle if you have a Mac:
Barnes and Noble Nook
Connect your Nook to your PC or Mac using the USB cable. If you are unfamiliar how to do this, read the USB Connectivity section in the Nook User Manual.
Once Nook is connected to your computer, you will see a series of folders: “my documents”, “my music”, “my screensavers”, etc.
Copy the .epub file you downloaded from Dogwise.com to the “my documents” folder on your Nook. Nook Color Users: The file goes into the main Nook Color drive, do not place it in any of the folders on the Nook Color. The device will then move the file itself.
When the .epub file has been copied and is visible in the “my documents” folder on your Nook, use your computer to unmount or eject your Nook before disconnecting the USB cable.
After disconnecting, tap “my library” on the Nook’s touchscreen, and select “View My Documents” to open and read your ebook.
We recommend using the Alkido Book Reader – available free on the Marketplace on your phone/tablet.
Download the Epub file on your PC.
Put the file onto your SDcard / Phone memory by connecting your phone to your computer with the USB cable.
Open the Alkido App, select the home icon, select SD card.
Find the folder named Download, the epub file you downloaded should be in it, select import into Alkido.
Connect your Sony Reader to your PC or Mac using the USB cable. If you are unfamiliar how to do this, read the Transferring Content section of the User’s Guide
Once the Sony Reader is connected to your computer, you can use either the Sony Reader Library software to transfer the file onto your reader
When the .epub file has been copied, use your computer to unmount or eject your Sony Reader before disconnecting the USB cable.