Only Angels is an award winning book which covers in detail, a special method of training specially adapted to the Saluki's and other sighthound's intelligent and sensitive natures: the Affection Training Method. It will take you step by step through the process of learning to communicate with your hound, encouraging him to comprehend your wishes as you give him commands, and then working on specific areas of behavior. The results of diligently applying this innovative and gentle training method will be an obedient, well socialized, and safe hound. Every sighthound owner who does not readily accept the old rumor that these dogs are "difficult to train" should have this book. This revised edition of Only Angels now incorporates the vital health, emergency first aid and nutrition information from Saluki Secrets, making Only Angels a complete guide to raising a healthy, well behaved hound who is a member of the family. In use since 2000 with STOLA's rescue hounds. All proceeds from the sale of Only Angels are donated to STOLA Saluki Rescue (Saluki Tree of Life Alliance-STOLA).
The Affection Training Method works especially well for sighthounds but is also great for all other dog breeds. Reward based training. Can you speak dog? You'll learn how in Only Angels.
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ONLY ANGELS: How to Rise and Train the Perfect Sighthound
118 pages, 8.25 x 11.75 inches; paperback
ONLY ANGELS TABLE OF CONTENTS
Bringing Home the New Hound
What to Expect from a Rescue Hound
Communicating with Your Hound
The Sighthound Language
The Language of Tail and Ear Placement
Other Body Language
The Leader of the Pack
Do You Need to Train Your Hound?
The Affection Training Method
How Does the Affection Training Method Work?
Using Your Voice Effectively
Getting Your Hound’s Attention
How to Get Your Hound to Come When Called - Every Time
Lesson 1 - Coming When Called
Lesson 2 - Cradling - It’s Not Just for Babies
Lesson 3 - Teaching Sit/Lie Down
Lesson 4 - The “Off” Command
Lesson 5 - The Advanced “Off”
Lesson 6 - Stay
Lesson 7 - Leash Training
The Sporn No-Pull Halter
Barking - How Much is Too Much and What to Do About It
Biting and Aggression
Bite Inhibition Exercises
Car Sickness - Prevention and Cure
Chewing and Teething - Ouch!
Diet and Nutrition
What Should Commercial Dog Food Contain?
How to Evaluate Commercial Dog Foods
The Best Diet is the One Nature Made
The Natural Diet
The Easy Natural Diet
Foods That Are Toxic to Your Hound
Feeding the Older Hound
Natural Product Sources in the U.S.A.
Water - A Critical Issue 66 Flea Follies
House Training and Scent Marking
Submissive and Excitement Urination
Puppyhood and Puppy Development
The First Six Weeks of Life
Seven to Eight Weeks
The Socialization Period
Eight to Ten Weeks
Ten to Twelve Weeks
Twelve to Sixteen Weeks
Sixteen Weeks to Six Months
Six to Twelve Months
Twelve to Thirty Months
Particular Puppy Perils
Poisonous Household Items
Common Mistakes to Avoid
How To Build Your Hound’s Confidence
Toys, Treats and Supplies
Exercising Your Hound
On the Road with Your Hound
Hound Proofing Your Home
In the Air with Your Hound
Emergency First Aid
Dental Hygiene and Teething
Sighthound Medical Issues
About the Author
I have read both your (training) books and I totally agree with your philosophy of training dogs. Even before I read your books, I utilized some of your techniques, especially praise. I do not plan to turn my lovely Sky into a trick dog but I believe that it is essential that dogs learn basic commands and are capable of behaving appropriately. Thank you for writing these two wonderful books.
-- Cathy G., Manitoba --
I received my Only Angels book and it is better than I even imagined! You guys did a terrific job on it. Very informative and beautiful.
-- L. Olson, Oregon --
I have read ONLY ANGELS through twice and keep referring to it as needed. It is a wonderful book and deals with the things that are encountered with sighthounds. I have embraced the Affection Training since reading your book, and have loaded tons of physical and voice praises whenever she does what she is supposed to do. That has made a difference in her bonding with me.
-Vicki Suhre, Illinois