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Behavior Education and Modification Products for Dog Owners

The behavior education products (books, booklets, CDs and DVDS) you’ll find below will help you understand, manage, prevent and resolve common dog behavior problems. When you listen to, watch or read one of our educational products it’s almost like having us in your home with you. The content is based on the same information we’ve given pet owners for years during countless in-home consulting sessions.

We’ve hand picked the behavior management products and training aids below after careful consideration and use. We’ve used all of them and recommend them to our clients. If you are unsure what products you need, you’ll find recommendations when you read about your dog’s problem in our Common Behavior Problems list.

And because behavior questions and issues crop up all the time when you share your life with a dog, be sure and sign up for our Behavior Tip of the Week so you’ll be prepared with training and behavior information when you need it!

Books    Booklets    Videos/DVD Programs     Audio CDs    Training Aids    Toys and Enrichment Aids 

 
Books

HELP! I'm Barking and I Can't be Quiet
A Pet Parenting Guide.
Behavior plans for different types of barking problems.
Unique flow charts so you can choose the right plan for your dog.

 

Raising a Behaviorally Healthy Puppy
A Pet Parenting Guide.
Raise the best behaved, happiest puppy on the planet and have fun doing it.
Five Step Plans© for all common puppy behavior concerns.

 

Booklets

76 Ways To Get Your Dog To Do What You Want
Fido tells you how – by giving the right kind of feedback – you can rapidly get the behaviors you want. Be smarter than your dog by learning 76 of the countless ways to get your Fido to do what you want! Pair with “What Dogs Need” booklet for even better results.

 

What Dogs Need And How They Think
If you don’t know how your dog thinks and what the behavioral needs are that motivate his behavior chances are Fido’s behavior won’t be what you want. Get into your dog’s head and be one step ahead of him! Pair with “76 Ways” booklet for even better results.
Videos/DVD Programs

The Dangers of Dominance
Building a great relationship with your dog has nothing to do with being “alpha” and everything to do with being a trustworthy partner. Find out what’s wrong with dominance ideas and what to do instead.

Helping The Home Alone Fido
Destructiveness, barking and house soiling are common problems when dogs are left alone. Now you can get help to find out WHY your dog has problems when home alone and WHAT you can do about it.

Dogs, Cats and Kids.
A wonderful video for adults to view with children to teach safe and humane behavior with dogs and cats. A great bite and injury prevention tool and Winner of The Parent's Choice Award.

Canine Behavior: Observing and Interpreting Canine Body Postures
Mis-reading or being totally unaware of Fido’s body language is the biggest mistake pet owners make and leads to multiple problems. Learn to truly communicate with your dog and find out what even some professionals don’t know!

DVDs produced by Animal Behavior Associates are a combination of video, photographs and PowerPoint slides, all narrated by Dr. Suzanne Hetts and/or Dr. Daniel Estep.


Helping Fido Welcome Your Baby
At last, a practical step by step guide for pet parents who are soon to be baby parents. Start with small, do-able practice exercises and changes as soon as you know you are pregnant. Follow these plans so your dog won’t feel left out, and will develop a safe and accepting relationship with your baby. Also available as an audio CD.


Understanding Canine Conflicts
The reasons for canine conflicts are complex, and go way beyond simplified “dominance” explanations that are wrong, and don’t help you fix the problem. Behaviorists reveal what’s really happening when dogs don’t get along. Also available as an audio CD.
Audio CDs

These audio CDs will play in any CD player, as well as in your computer.

Audio products are copyright protected and may not be copied without express written permission.

Helping Fido Welcome Your Baby
At last, a practical step by step guide for pet parents who are soon to be baby parents. Start with small, do-able practice exercises and changes as soon as you know you are pregnant. Follow these plans so your dog won’t feel left out, and will develop a safe and accepting relationship with your baby. Also available as a DVD.

Using Counter Conditioning and Desensitization Techniques Effectively to Modify Behavior
These procedures are the behavior modification mainstays used by certified applied and veterinary behaviorists for fear and aggression problems. Now you can learn what these techniques are and how to use them with your Fido. If your Fido has a noise phobia, pair with a Sound Sensabilities CD below.

Understanding Canine Conflicts
The reasons for canine conflicts are complex, and go way beyond simplified “dominance” explanations that are wrong, and don’t help you fix the problem. Behaviorists reveal what’s really happening when dogs don’t get along. Also available as a DVD.
Understanding Dogs That Eat Poop: Coprophagia
Find out surprising facts about this puzzling behavior that will lessen your concerns and help you p revent and manage the behavior.

How Fido Learns Best
Know the difference between positive and negative punishment? Should you reward your dog every time he does what you want or just some of the time? If you don’t know the answers you are likely to be inefficient at best and ineffective and unfair at worst training your dog. How can your Fido learn if you don’t know how to teach him? Learn how with this 4 CD set.

Managing the Home Alone Dog
Home alone problems are due to many other causes than separation anxiety. Discover how to tell if your Fido’s home alone issues are separation anxiety or something else and what to do about them. Based on our 2 session live telecourse.

Managing Chaos at the Door
Unruly and out of control behavior when guests arrive at your door is a common problem for many Fidos. You can easily stop or prevent this behavior with the 10 + strategies in this program. A MUST for puppy parents to prevent problems before they start.
Roles, Rules and Relationships:
Re-Interpreting "Dominance Theory"
“Dominance” and “pack leader” theories as they’ve been applied to dogs in popular media are simply Behavior Baloney, not connected with science, and harm your relationship with your dog. Hear noted behavior expert and award winning author Dr. John Wright, interviewed by Dr. Hetts, tell you all it takes to be your dog’s benevolent leader.

Rehabilitating the Canine Contender - Helping Dogs Get Along Better With Other Dogs
Dr. Hetts interviews Ms. Pia Silvani, CCPDT, who has been teaching Feisty Fido Classes for over a decade. Discover the techniques and tools Pia uses to help her clients’ Feisty Fidos that you can use to make it easier to manage your dog when he’s around other dogs.
Understanding Fido's Behavior
Discover how much of what you thought you knew about dog behavior is really Behavior Baloney and how your misconceptions get in the way of training your dog and providing him a quality life. Based on our 4 session live telecourse.
Article Collections

Understanding Canine Aggression: A Collection of Articles
Over 35 articles that will open your eyes about canine threatening and aggressive behavior and tear up the Behavior Baloney you’ve been exposed to in popular media. If your dog has snapped or bitten you can’t afford to be in the dark about what causes his behavior.

 

Training Aids
SSSCAT Automated Cat Repellent
Temporarily unavailable. New & Improved Product Under Developement!
Designed for cats and small or sensitive dogs to keep them away from areas they shouldn’t be. Can be used to discourage trash can raiding, urine marking, and chewing of immovable objects. Harmless, but effective “booby-trap” that startles your Fido but doesn’t hurt him.
Calming Cap by Premier
The best new behavior management tool we’ve seen for a while. Easily tolerated by most dogs, this hood filters what your dog sees, and makes him less reactive. Great for veterinary and grooming visits, plus working with behavior problems.

Clicker Training for Dogs Kit
Make learning quick and easy for your dog and training him fun for you. You’ll be amazed how fast your dog’s behavior improves and how much happier he is when you focus on catching and rewarding good behavior. Clicking makes is easy.
Preparing Fido Baby Sounds CD
This is the PERFECT companion to our program on Helping Fido Welcome Your Baby if you’re concerned your dog will have a problem with baby sounds and cries. Special combo pricing available.

Sound Sensabilities™ Children, Dogs, Fireworks, Guns, Cars and Trucks, Kitchen and Vacuums Audio CDs
Ideal for helping your Fido overcome a noise phobia. Perfect tool for implementing counter conditioning and desensitization procedures explained in our audio CD by that name. Get the package.

 

Toys and Enrichment Aids

Over and over our clients tell us how smart their dogs are. If that's true for your dog, then you'll want several of these toys. Your dog will love chewing, pawing, tossing the toy in the air, and figuring out other strategies to get the favorite 'goodies' you've put inside. Keeps dogs occupied when you are away, traveling in the car, and other times when you need your dog to amuse herself. Keeps even Ashley, our active Dalmatian busy longer than anything else we've found.

Selections from the Busy Buddy line (by Premier )

Bouncy Bone
New from Busy Buddy! 3-in-1 durable & interactive toy.

Tug-A-Jug
New from Busy Buddy! Great interactive toy. Hours of entertainment.



Bristle Bone
Looking for a durable, long lasting dog chew toy that cleans your dog’s teeth and your dog will find irresistible?

Funny Bone
The Funny Bone is another addition to Premier Pet Product’s line of Busy Buddy toys.

 


Kibble Nibble
The Kibble Nibble is Premier Pet Products new MEGA treat delivery toy.

 




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