- October 2015
- Reinforced Cover
- ISBN Print
- ISBN eBook
K9 Decoys and Aggression
A Manual for Training Police Dogs
K9 Professional Training Series
A good decoy needs to be an expert in canine communication, and needs to know how to use this language to stimulate aggression in the dog. The fully revised and updated second edition of K9 Decoys and Aggression describes, step by step, how to understand the canine paralanguage and how to use your own body to communicate with the dog. It then explains the different types of natural dog aggression and how to use its own language to trigger the useful types without being abusive to the dog.
K9 Decoys and Aggression also describes drills designed to develop skill in the decoy. Some are designed to be conducted without dogs until the human demonstrates enough body control to work with a live animal without injuring the dog or himself. This book is the first to combine inter-species communication skills with the specific types of aggression known to be useful to police dog trainers. As such, it is essential reading for all decoys, instructors and students alike, as well as for K9 personnel, handlers, and trainers.