Dog Training For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2006 - Pets - 404 pages
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That innocent face. Those sad, puppy-dog eyes. Let's face it: puppies can make anyone's heart melt. But without proper training, they can make even the most doting doggie moms and dads' blood pressure soar. So before your new puppy has you jumping through hoops, stop and ask yourself, "Just who is the trainer here?"

"Dog Training for Dummies, 2nd Edition," shows you how to select the right training method for your puppy or adult dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Spike to sit, or want to help Rover master retrieving, this book gives training for you "and" your dog--to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged family member.

Discover how to: Understand your dog's mindRecognize why positive reinforcement training is keyMaster basic trainingSurvive the puppy periodDeal with doggie don'tsSeek expert outside helpAnd much more

With step-by-step instruction in basic commands, guidance on how to eliminate unwanted behavior, and tips for making training fun for you and your pooch, "Dog Training for Dummies" is packed with all the latest techniques and resources you need to make your pal a Top Dog for life.

  

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Review: Dog Training For Dummies (For Dummies)

User Review  - Gareth Burrows - Goodreads

For such a broad subject, considering different breads behave differently, this is a well structured and solid introduction to the minds of dogs, their owners and how to train both of them. Ultimately if you are training a dog to be a good pet, this book will likely cover your needs Read full review

Review: Dog Training For Dummies (For Dummies)

User Review  - Stacy - Goodreads

I'm giving this 4 stars because it's convinced me that there is hope that our from-the-pound dog will someday understand the concept of yard=bathroom. But...if it doesn't work, I'm coming back and taking away 2 stars ;) Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Training for You and Your Dog
7
Part II Giving Your Dogs Training Its Best Shot
123
Part III Training for Competition
187
Part IV Beyond Training Addressing Your Dogs Needs
283
Part V The Part of Tens
325
Index
363
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About the author (2006)

Jack and Wendy Volhard, internationally known as top motivational trainers, have been helping people train dogs for more than 30 years. They have written numerous books and articles.

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