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BOOKS, endorsed by MEKUTI
Mekuti advocates gentle behaviour and calming techniques that help people interact with their dogs towards helping them enjoy happier and more rewarding experiences together. As with all the products found on our website, we only stock books that we use and refer to in our own training.
Here you will find books which will help you understand and be with your companion animal in a truly mutually beneficial and rewarding way. We do this by observing and really looking at dog's behaviour and also focussing upon nutrition.
Most of all, though, we believe training should not be hard work so much as fun, for everybody!
On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals
Reading this excellent book will help you interact with your dog more fully by learning to recognise signals in dog behaviour and dog body language that dogs use to communicate with one another.
Norwegian dog trainer and behaviourist Turig Rugaas has made it her life work to study canine social interaction and has coined the phrase "calming signals" to describe the social skills that dogs use to avoid conflict, invite play and communicate a wide range of information to other dogs – and also humans.
Every dog needs his human to read this book!
- Learn to identify situations that are stressful to your dog so that you can resolve or avoid them.
- Rehabilitate a dog that has lost her ability to read or give calming signals.
- Become a keen observer of canine behaviour at home, in the community, and among dogs to get better behaviour and build a solid relationship.
Fully and clearly illustrated throughout, this book is easy to read and learn from and may contain a few surprises as to the true meaning of some dog behaviour and mannerisms.
Author: Turid Rugaas - 90 pages, Full Colour - Dogwise Publishing
Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: a Practical Force-Free Guide
AHIMSA \uh-HIM-sah\ n. a Buddhist doctrine of non-violence. Also a fun, modern, scientific approach to training your dog!
This is an easy to read, consice handbook which spells out practical, step-by-step training solutions while educating the reader on the science behind the theory.
This book features many great illustrations to help explain the processes and observations.
Grisha Stewert is the leading authority on Behavioural Adjustment Training (BAT), and shares her unique method to bring about change in a positive, force-free, and fear-free environment.
Uses clicker training with BAT to help with issues such as:
Easy to follow and simple to understand, this book helps to problem solve some of the most common issues that are presented to trainers and behaviour experts regularly especially with 'rescue' dogs.
- Aggression towards other dogs
- Separation anxiety
Author: Grisha Stewart - 120 pages, Black & White - Ahimsa Publishing
Behaviour Adjustment Training 2.0
New Practical Techniques for Fear, Frustration and Aggression in Dogs
Think "functional" to solve your dog's reactivity issues.
Behavioural Adjustment Training (BAT) was developed and now completely overhauled by the author, Grisha Stewert, to create a new efficient and practical tool for dog reactivity.
BAT 2.0 builds resilience and self-reliance by giving dogs safe opportunities to learn about people, dogs, or other 'triggers'.
Clear enough for all readers to follow, this book also includes technical tips and bonus chapters just for dog behaviour professioals.
Learn how to:
- Rehabilitate aggression, frustration, and fear.
- Use survival skills to prevent reactivity on walks and at home.
- Use a long line to safely maximise your dog's freedom of movement.
- Apply Grisha's BAT philosophy to all dogs and puppies ... and get your life back!
This is a comprehensive guide suitable for anyone who needs help with a reactive dog as well trainers, rescue staff.
This book also features lots of great illustrations, pictures and diagrams to help explain the processes and observations.
Author: Grisha Stewart -– 290 pages, mainly Black & White, but with an 8pp colour section of illustrations and charts – Dogwise Publishing
Clicker Training for Dogs ... (hardback)
Positive reinforcement that works!
Clicker training is the revolutionary method of training that is kind, effective, fast, simple and fun!
Written by Karen Pryor, the world pioneer of the clicker, this book is an ideal introduction that shows you how to teach your dog:
- General obedience moves
- To come when called
- Not to pull on the lead
- Target training
- To carry items and to put them away
- Tricks and Games
Once you've mastered the basic principles of clicker training, you can use it for problem-solving and for expanding your dog's training — with the clicker, anything is possible!
Author: Karen Pryor - 110 pages, full colour, Interpret Publiching
Clickers sold separately
The Truth About Wolves & Dogs
A comprehensive 'myth-buster' of the dominance dog training theory and why we shouldn't blame the wolf.
This highly original and unique book encourages the reader to challenge old traditions and misconceptionss about their canine companion, and question the advice given by out-of-touch and out-of-date dog trainers.
This enlightening book will help owners throw out old ideas that can actually damage their relationship with their faithful friend, and allow them to begin working with their dog in an atmosphere of trust, love and mutual respect.
Beautifully illustrated throughout and complemented by superb photography of animals in their natural state which will take the reader on a journey of discovery.
The author, Toni Shelbourne, is a successful TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner. This book is a result of her ground-breaking work with a pack of socialised wolves for ten years developing a unique insight into their behaviour.
"Have you ever worked with a dog trainer and felt uncomfortable about the information given?
Did you witness something happen to your dog at the hands of the 'pr'ofessional' which made you squirm? Have you been presented with a long list of dos and donts which, you are told, you must follow to the letter because if you don't, your dog will become the alpha in your family? Have you been excluded from training class, told your dog is untrainable, and made to feel inadequate or a bad owner? Worst of all, did you feel like you were breaking trust with your faithful companion by following these 'rules'?
"Maybe, at this point you simply decided not to carry on with the dog trainer's instructions because they just did not sit right with you? And maybe you thought to yourself, "That won't work with my dog," only to be overruled by the trainer?
"Well, you're not the first ... and you won't be the last!
"But ... where does that leave us as dog owners? I'll tell you: mutual understanding and respect."
More than just incredibly interesting, your dog will actually thank you for reading this book!
Author: Toni Shelbourne - 112 pages, Full Colour - Hubble & Hattie
Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats
"This is vital information that needs to reach every pet-lover as soon as possible." Louise Hay
The foundation of holistic care is optimal nutrition. Our own doctors extol the virtues of eating fewer
processed foods and adding more fresh foods to our diet if we wish to enjoy good health.
Certainly our cats and dogs deserve the same consideration!
In this reader friendly book Kymythy R. Schultze shows you how a species-appropriate diet of
raw, natural foods can lead to an enhanced quality of life for your pet.
"I feed my dog on this diet and recommend the book to all my clients" Rachael Manns
Author: Kymythy R. Schultze, 135 pages, Colour photos - Hay House UK Ltd
Getting in TTouch with your Dog
How to influence behaviour, health and performance.
World famous animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones, renowned for
her ground-breaking TTouch bodywork with animals of all kinds, has written
this hands-on guide specifically for dogs.
In this book, which was revised in 2012 with new pictures, she
explains how dogs can be helped to overcome many physical and behavioural
problems. The large section on TTouch techniques is unrivalled and helps to give the new user and experienced practitioner an excellent resource.
Author: Linda Tellington Jones, 136 pages, Full Colour- Trafalgar Square Books
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