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  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Clean Run Productions Llc; 1st edition (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892694174
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892694171
  • ASIN: B000UCF53A
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Whether you're training a challenging dog on your own, an instructor trying to figure out how to help dogs in your classes, or an instructor who wants to design a special program just for stressed out dogs, this book and Dvd are for you.Tha Control Unleashed program is designed to teach dogs and puppies how to relax, focus, and work off lead reliably in varios situations. Instead of using up their energy by getting distracted, excited, or worried about the things going on around them, dogs and puppies learn how to use their energy for focusing on you and the task at hand. Rather than using traditional attention and control techniques that often fail in highly charged performance situations, Control Unleashed uses a creative and sensible series of training games that can be customized to the needs of each particular dog. The Control Unleashed program also stresses the importance of balancing attention and control work with letting your dog "be a dog."Paperback, 225 pages  3-disc DVD set contains real-life demonstrations of some of the games from the book and is designed to be used as a companion to the book, 3 hrs 29 mins  **Buy the book and Dvd together and save 5%**

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Elastigirl on 31 May 2011
Format: Paperback
This book deals with prevalent problems around off-leash control that most dog manuals ether omit completely, or fail to provide effective training methods for. Whilst many of the suggestions in training manuals (including good clicker training books) probably work with many dogs, those who have the less obedient breeds are left with the frustrating and worrying situation of having incomplete control of their dogs whilst they're off-leash.

I bought this book to help my shy greyhound be more confident around other dogs. Whilst this book is geared towards those who do agility with their dogs, the exercises (games) would help any dog remain calm and focused on his owner whilst on or off-leash in everyday situations (walking in busy shopping centres, in parks, fields, woodland, etc). It really does give practical solutions for keeping your dog under your control whilst s/he is off-leash.. and they work!

It is full of clever games to play with your dog that are kind, positive and enjoyable for both of you. In essence you are allowing your dog to do what s/he wants to do - and then using this as the basis to keep your dog under control - this way your dog's needs and your needs are never in conflict with each other.

This book is useful for:

Those people who are already au fait with clicker training as it does not give you a grounding in this - she assumes you already know how to clicker train.

Agility dogs who tend to get overexcited when they're let off the lead to practice on any equipment and therefore run around the training field.

Owners of sighthounds: The 'Look At That' game is genius. The instant my greyhound spots a rabbit, I click her.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JBH on 10 Jun 2013
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Excellent service from Positive Animal Solutions in getting this book out very quickly !

This is a really good book which outlines various methods to enable your dog to be relaxed enough to focus on you as you train the dog how to behave off the lead. Lesley McDevitt has made the book entertaining as well as being very helpful.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Trish on 13 May 2012
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This book was recommended by a friend who thought it could help overcome problems I have with one of my dogs.
I haven't yet reached the end, but the the advice and training exercises so far are having a good effect, and I'm very pleased.
It's well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Gillian W. Hart on 24 Feb 2014
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This book contains a lot of agility related problems, but also some very useful techniques for very reactive dogs, which are slightly different from 'standard' techniques. Some the ideas were very useful with my fearful reactive GSD, such as rewarding the dog for looking at the stimulus calmly, rather than focussing on avoidance with the 'watch' command. Definitely worth a read for anyone interested in canine behaviour modification I think.
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Control Unleashed is the dog training Bible if I may say. If you are a novice dog trainer, this is the book you should have first! Excellent! Well written and it explains in a simple and clear way every single detail. Highly recommended!
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Am working my way through this book, but I do feel it is already helping me to improve my techniques for getting my dog to focus in training.
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excellent easy to read book. I started using the exercises straight away with my reactive border collie and she is much calmer!
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