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Do Over Dogs: Give Your Dog A Second Chance For A First Class Life (Dogwise Training Manual)

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Adoptees, rescues and dogs that just wandered into your life all need, and deserve, another chance at life. Even if you've had the dog for years and has "issues"this is your roadmap for success! Learn positive training and management techniques.
Paperback, 199 pages
Published June 25th 2010 by Dogwise Publishing
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Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a great read! A must for anyone who has a rescue dog that poses so tricky traits. My boxer/pit bull cross has a fear of loud noises, men, cars, trucks and much, much more. We are making great headway, but weather and travel have stymied our dog obedience classes.

I have read the Dog Whisperer books and they are good, but often he doesn't address some of the same issues I'm facing. I found this book very attainable and readable. After a short time trying to integrate some ideas I have seen
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Pat Miller doesn't shy away from what makes "Do Over Dogs" so difficult to work with but easy to love. Her philosophy of positive behavior therapy is present throughout the book. What I loved was the actual tips on how to work with or train a do-over dog. I also loved how the book ended with people sharing their own experiences with rescue dogs, because after reading the book and struggling with my own new addition, I really needed that hope. Everything will turn out okay if I just keep working ...more
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
As usual, Pat Miller delivers amazing insights in this book. Pat's training methods (socialization, clicker training and positive reinforcement) are tried and true - on malleable puppies and dogs with unfortunate pasts.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: animal-behavior
A comprehensive overview of the most common problems encountered with "do-over" shelter dogs. Every issue mentioned was given a brief overview of potential solutions without being bogged down with intricate protocols.

A good read for a new trainer or an owner who is maybe for the first time experiencing a dog with "issues".

My favorite part with the brief discussion on genetically predisposed OCD behaviors in certain breeds as well as the then and now stories/testimonials highlighting the progre
Mary Nelsen
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Pat Miller's contributions to the field of positive dog training have always been leading edge and extremely helpful to dog guardians. Do Over Dogs is no exception but especially timely for the many folks who are rescuing and adopting, now. Have to add very quickly that this book will also be helpful to someone who needs to rehabilitate some behaviors in their long term dog which could still be problematic. The ideal reader would be someone contemplating adoption as the suggestions for handling ...more
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
For those of us who have adopted dogs from the shelter or other rescue organizations, this book gives a detailed and honest look at some of the problems you might face. There is also a ton of useful information, practical advice and training tips. My favorite part, though, was all of the stories of real "do over" dogs at the end. I had to get out the box of Kleenex!
Peg Thon
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love the way Pat Miller thinks and I love the fact that she never gives up. Just with I had read this before I botched up a rescue by introducing her into the house the wrong way. Well, you live and learn and thanks to this book, I will be much better prepared!
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Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rescue-me
Noted dog trainer Pat Miller shares many great tips for training a "do-over dog" - a dog that's been rescued, found as a stray, or has developed behavior problems.
Lisa Eirene
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great book. I skimmed and hit the highlights because it was a library book and I think it's worth buying!
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