100 Mistakes in Dog Training: The somewhat different practical guide to buying a puppy, training and dealing with dogs

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epubli GmbH, Apr 8, 2012 - Nature
There are a lot of books about dogs and dog training. Due to the extensive supply, dog owners and potential puppy buyers are often overwhelmed. This practical guidebook should help you out! By addressing ‘100 mistakes’, the author has made it his task cover all the questions and problems a dog owner might come across in the course of time. In simple words, with practical examples and a tad of humor, mistakes are cleared up and training tips are explained. This book is perfect for you, if you: would like to purchase your own puppy, have problems with your dog, are suspicious of some recommended training methods, are confused about contradictory ‘pieces of advice’, want to house-train your puppy, want to get your dog to give up barking, would like to understand your dog, are allergic to dogs, have questions about the appropriate diet for dogs, walking your dog on a leash, sterilization/castration, or the relationship between children and dogs. This guidebook will also cover issues that are neglected by most dog guides: death of a dog, vacation with dogs, insurance for dogs, ethical and moral view on dogs. All of those fields are addressed with blunt honesty and openness. The author clearly takes a stand even on delicate subjects (the issue of ‘fighting dogs’, for instance). Did you know that an allergy doesn’t mean that you need to opt for a poodle, that the B-litter has got nothing to do with ‘quality’, that a puppy school might as well have negative effects, that a ‘puppy license’ is just a myth, that eating feces is not a sign of a deficiency, that tugging on the leash, the alpha roll and boarding kennels can have negative consequences, that a human year does not equal seven dog years, that sterilization and castration don’t have got anything to do with the gender, that you can get your dog to give up barking with a simple ‘trick’, that a dog liability insurance doesn’t automatically pay for everything?

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About the author (2012)

We tend to get information at the most extensive source that is at our disposal: the internet. On platforms, in forums and on websites, experts and dog lovers give advice for dog training. But watch out: well-meant advice may come at a certain expense – especially when mistakes and misunderstandings are passed on from one dog lover to the next. That always happens without bad intentions, people just want to help! That’s why Dr. Mario Sturm, a former dog breeder and expert for the dog scene, summarized the 100 most severe mistakes in dog training and, in cooperation with animal trainers and dog experts, released a unique practical guidebook for those who would like to avoid mistakes in training with their dog.

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