Awareness Centered Training - ACT

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BalboaPress, Sep 24, 2012 - Pets - 418 pages
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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, playing and smiling? Awareness Centered Training (ACT) gives us permission to

• joyfully and easily train (JET) our dogs without fear of right or wrong

• mindfully shape natural behaviors with SAM (socialization and manners)

• quickly integrate training for a few minutes each day, playing Doggy Diner

• reduce sensory overload with “ahha!” moments of peace and stillness

• connect using body language, breathing, and the magic of your smile

• empower yourself and your dog with skills you can use anywhere

• creatively balance energy while enhancing well-being

• let go of what doesn’t matter and go with the flow (wolf )

• change life for the better with dogs as translators for learning and healing

While you train with awareness, unhealthy patterns in your life can begin to vanish. This is not because of a book, social media, or life doing something to you. It is because you and your dog are doing something different together. Enjoy the journey.

 

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Contents

PAWT 1 Awareness Centered Training ACT
1
PAWT 2 Behaviors and DrivesOh My
51
PAWT 3 Positively Essential for Dogs who Live with Humans
93
PAWT 4 WellBeingYou are the Guru
159
PAWT 5 Joyful Easy TrainingLevel 1BeginningLets Go
197
PAWT 6 Have Fun Get Fit and Balance Energy
239
PAWT 7 Stress and Survival Savvy
253
PAWT 8 Prevention Management Solutions PMS
275
PAWT 9 Pathways of GriefCelebrating Life
311
PAWT 10 Bone JournalsDog Reflections
331
Beyond the PositiveEnjoy the Journey
349
Expanding Awareness
351
Big Confusing Word Behavior Guide
353
An Enlightening fun Quiz about Interpretations
361
Recommended
365
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About the author (2012)

Maureen Ross, MA, has presented workshops on dog behavior, family systems, and is passionate about pet assisted therapy. She is the founder of Dog Talk Training and Wellness Sanctuary, LLC and New England Pet Partners, Inc. She is the author of Train Your Dog, Change Your Life and Daily Doga Inspirations, as well as writing for websites and articles on canine / human relationships. She is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and Yoga Alliance.

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