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Awareness Centered Training - ACT
Trainers, behaviorists, and big businesses have embraced the liberal use of positive techniques, philosophies and equipment for decades. Accompanying this is the buzz about leadership, alpha statuses, along with advice on what we should or shouldn’t feed our dogs, when to feed them, and how much to feed them. What if it is as simple as ABC and 123—breathing, eating, playin ...more
Paperback, 418 pages
Published September 24th 2012 by Balboa Press
(first published September 20th 2012)
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Maureen Ross It depends? Will you be a good therapy dog partner? With socialization and manners (SAM) that all dogs need, most dogs (adopted too) can become good t…moreIt depends? Will you be a good therapy dog partner? With socialization and manners (SAM) that all dogs need, most dogs (adopted too) can become good therapy dogs when matched in safe venues / clients / groups. Not all of us make good doctors, teachers or movie stars. Not all dogs can lie still in a hospice. This dog may be great with children, while a calmer, perhaps older dog, would bode well in a hospice or setting with more fragile clients. (less)
Maureen Ross Yes! Awareness Centered Training about balance, relationship, education and well-being. We can share this with our dogs and others. Living and learnin…moreYes! Awareness Centered Training about balance, relationship, education and well-being. We can share this with our dogs and others. Living and learning with dogs, embracing their, and our, differences and teaching in a compassionate and easy way gives us breathing space. ACT goes beyond positive training. There are no limits with ACT. We get to know our individual dogs, ourselves and bingo, the dogs joyfully learn without fear. Taking in a deep nose-to-navel breath. Haven't you had enough sensory overload in your life? It affects our dogs too. Every day take a few minutes to unplug (electronics). Dogs teach us as much as we teach them, helping us to KISS. (less)
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ACT is a wonderful training tool for new dog owners as well as experienced dog owners! An easy read with clear concise outlines how to implement training exercises into daily life with your dog(s). Maureen relates her own experiences, the ease the not so easy and truly difficult, with seriousness offset with humor that drives the point of developing and maintaining awareness in all interactions with your canine family. This book is about your relationship with your dog(s), and helping them to re ...more
Maureen is the founder of Dog Talk Training and Wellness Sanctuary LLC, training and behavior coaching and a founding member of New England Pet Partners Inc, pet assisted therapy training and resources - and Daily Doga. She is also the author of Train Your Dog, Change Your Life and publications on human / dog relationships and well being. She is living and learning, in awe, with dogs in New Hampsh ...more