Dog Bites with Steve Brooks
List Price: 29.99
Available: September 2014
Steve Brooks is a world-renowned Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Dog Behavioral expert and talented cook who will show you how to make amazing, healthy human meals for you and your family that you can safely share “bites” of with your dog and use as rewards for good behavior. In this book, Steve shares how to cook delicious meals that you can prepare for your family and yes, even share dog bites with your dog! He will also incorporate using food as a training tool. Keep in mind, just because a certain food may not be toxic to dogs, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe. As recommended throughout this book, if you have any doubts about feeding your dog human food, always check with your Veterinarian first. As many Steve Brooks K9U clients will attest, Steve practices a training method that uses food as just one of the many real-life training rewards because food is fun! Reward your dog with dog bites… small bites of human food that you cook for yourself and share bites of with your dog. Discover what is safe and unsafe to feed your dog while learning how to modify your favorite meals to share with your pup! Dog Bites will demonstrate how to make homemade, gourmet human recipes that can be modified to share with your K9. While Steve is cooking, he is not only training dogs, he is teaching YOU the owner how to train your dog. This is not about how to cook meals for your dog that you would not want to eat yourself. In fact, Steve will show you how to modify meals that are safe and delicious for K9 consumption. He will also demonstrate the health benefits and dangers of many human foods and show you how to use food correctly to train your dog with lasting results. Discover how to train your dog for life! Steve Brooks’ philosophy of “dog training for the real world” holds that every dog should know a set of real-life manners using positive reinforcement without the use of threats or force. In this book, he will be sharing over 20 years of invaluable dog training tips that could save your dog’s life in an emergency; Steve’s philosophy that dog training should be a part of everyday life; and most of all… that training should be fun for you and your dog! Steve will show you how to use food correctly to remedy a myriad of behavioral problems. Discover how to teach your dog cool tricks that will blow your friends away and even teach your pooch how to become your Sous chef! Steve teaches dogs a plethora of good manners… not only while cooking in the kitchen, but greeting behaviors when your guests arrive for everything from a Thanksgiving dinner to an intimate meal with impeccable table manners while you and your guests enjoy. Steve also shares how to socialize your dog in the real world… including how to take your dog on a walk, to a friend’s house, or to a coffee shop and request him into a “down/stay” position while the waiter walks by with a tray of food or even when someone on a skateboard whizzes by! Dog Bites provides K9 (canine) health tips not to be missed including: digestion tips; what your dog should never eat; how to avoid poisonous foods; feeding tips for puppies, adults, seniors, and over-weight dogs; exercise tips; what to do if your dog is choking; how to minimize their chance of getting bloat and other maladies. You will learn to teach your dog a fool-proof “down/stay” while preparing a gourmet human meal…even if you accidentally drop BBQ ribs right in front of your dog’s nose your dog should stay and your baby backs will not be touched! Steve Brooks is a master at creative, positive, science-based reward training methods with teeerrrific results without the use of force or threats. The goal is to have a healthy, well-behaved dog…especially any time they are around food. Let’s face it, food is one of many great rewards and food is fun! Try cutting back about 10 percent of your dogs regular dog food and adding a few delicious dog bites during the week for training. Think about it… if you were a dog, you would be pretty bummed if all you ever ate your whole life was the same old boring food. Guess what? Your dog does too! So enjoy this book and be sure to note your dog’s favorite recipes. This book is called Dog Bites because we are using small “bites” of food as a reward to train pooches. You will discover how to modify behavior problems; how to get your dog accustomed to other dogs; how to reduce the chance of food guarding and other types of aggression… even how to teach your dog to take food gently right out of the palm of your hand! The key is to build trust with your dog and one way to do this is with lots of love and yes, even food treats! Contrary to popular belief, FOOD can be the best way to build trust and bond with your four-legged friend. Steve’s dog changed his life, and he believes yours will too!
As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a credential granted by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), Steve Brooks completed rigorous tests on humane training practices using the latest scientific knowledge related to dog training. He offers workshops and seminars and attends conferences across the United States and is also a proud member of the Pet professional Guild (association for force free pet professionals). Steve Brooks is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Steve is a Family Paws Parent Education Licensed Presenter, Licensed Dogs & Storks Presenter, and Licensed Dogs & Toddlers Presenter. Steve was one of the first non-Veterinarian experts CPDT/KA invited to attend the Post-Graduate Institute for Applied Clinical Behavioral Medicine at the North American Veterinary Conference in 2005, led by Dr. Karen Overall. Steve Brooks’ appearances on national and international television mean humans around the world can participate in creative, customized Reward-Based Canine Training. Broadcasters spanning the globe from Canada to Japan to Australia have profiled him with appearances on Fox News (San Diego, Los Angeles), NBC News (Palm Springs), Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, CBS’ World’s Funniest Pets, TBS’ Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Inside Edition, and many more…where he gives advice on canine training and safety. Steve is also a contributing writer for Fido Friendly Magazine. Steve also appeared as a dog training expert on the Blu-ray DVD for the film, Marley and Me. His new book, DOG BITES, filled with expert techniques and training tips, is now available! Steve Brooks was born in Hollywood, California and lives with his wife Yasmine, their cat Fuago, and their dog Uni in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.