Teamwork - A Dog Training Manual for People with Disabilities, Revised Edition
Every dog is an individual, and no disabled person, even if they have the same condition as their identical twin, will be alike enough to need the exact same things from their dog. This is one reason training your own dog is ideal. This book truly responds to that. There can be no simple formula for teaching every dog everything. Even teaching "sit", by the lure-over-the-head method, some dogs will do it for food. Others for their squeaky toy. This book shows you how at least two real people, with different dogs and different levels of ability, including quadriplegics, those who have full range of motion most of the time, and many in between, taught their dogs how to do what they needed in a way their dog could understand.
You have to understand that there can be no 1, 2, 3 approach to this process. You have to try and understand what your dog isn't getting and adapt what you're doing. But this book gives examples that can help. Reading other sections can give you ideas of how to adapt what you're doing in training a particular task as well. The book also gave my ideas of ways my dog can help me that I never would have thought of and that make my dog even more useful, and knowing she's helping me helps her bond with me. The more things she does for me, the more things each day we do together.
This book is wonderful in showing how even the most disabled can be the "voice" of authority, even if they communicate to their dog with sounds other than speech or signs.
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The person assisting the dog is there, doing a lot, but from the dog's perspective fades into the background. This book has been a wonderful help and guide to us and we just started! You really need to know the basics and teaching methods to continue with Book It is very well laid out, like the first one and I enjoyed it and learned very much See all reviews.
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Teamwork: A Dog Training Manual for People with Disabilities
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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I bought this book on Kindle for PC version. The book covers the basics of how to train your pet dog to sit, stay, come, walk, etc. I've trained dogs before, but that was when I was fully functioning and not disabled in any way. This book shows how to work around disabilities to train your dog by yourself.
I like and agree with the methodology of the authors. They recommend praise and rewards for proper behavior instead of punishment for improper behavior. The chapter listing tells exactly what it will teach you to train your dog, so I'd suggest you use the "look inside" feature and read that part.
This book is not the one to help you train your dog for those tasks needed to be meet the definition of a service dog, but it is the first half of that training. It will help you train your dog to be a well behaved pet and one that will be accepted in public. That one builds on the training you will have done with this first book, to teach your dog to perform those tasks necessary for your individual disabilities.
Again, I would suggest you use the "look inside" feature to know what you'll be getting. I am training my hyper goofy dog to be a Hearing Assistant pup. This book is great for reinforcing the basic commands. They actually tell you to continue to praise your dog with treats, voice, pets, etc. Learning a few new basic commands that I had no idea about. My dog is definitely learning quicker with this book. I took my dog to a local training class, the trainer didn't tell us this part.
My dog was acting up because I didn't know this. Good general training book. Uses outdated ideology of leash jerking as a method of positive reinforcement? Makes you think outside the box if you have not worked with people with disabilities and the obstacles they face training their dogs. Even if you never do, the. Ok has great ideas of different techniques to help both you and your dog be successful training. I enjoyed this book and learned quite a bit as I attempt to keep my training current with my pound Golden Pyrenees who could easily knock me over if he got out of control.
He's wonderfully behaved but my moving to assistance equipment made him nervous and unsure. The book is fairly basic and is a lot about regular training adapted for people with disabilities.
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I'd love to see more about helping your dog through the transition for those of us who were once-able to not being able to do all the tasks we used to do. I had been training my very active GSD when I shattered my ankle. Given the diagnosis and issues ahead, I looked at this book as a possible way to continue her training. I was not disappointed. This book provides encouragement and guidance for people with all kinds of physical disabilities to effectively train their own dogs in basic obedience as well as lay the groundwork for more advanced training.
The lessons are well organized, offer ways to deal with wheelchairs, crutches, and other mobility devices, as well as understanding training from the dog's perspective. Definitely recommend this book! You can learn how to train your dog for almost any type of disability that doesn't require special training like for example for the blind. I am training my own service dog and this book has been so beneficial!
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My Jazzy accomplished her original service skills to be my balancing 3rd leg. I purchased the pair of ebooks with the intention of preparing my dog for service work since I was finding myself in need of a companion out in public to ease my anxiety and ward off attacks. These were the best rated I found on service dogs and the only books that actually taught training. I've read many training books in general, the subject one of my passions, but this one had a couple commands This is a should read for anyone who's looking to have a well behaved dog, abled and disabled alike.
I've read many training books in general, the subject one of my passions, but this one had a couple commands I'd never thought to include in basic obedience. For an introduction to solid basic dog training for people with all sorts of abilities and disabilities, this book is amazing in its unique approach and progression to the service dog specific training in Teamwork II.
The DVDs that accompany the series are also extremely helpful. My favorite part are the photos and stories of the service teams who have used these methods. This is the "Bible" for disabled people training their own Service Dog; can't be without a copy for long. I've given away 3 of these; mostly I try to loan them. Excellent books for anyone interested in training their own Assistance Dog.
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