10-Minute Dog Training Games: Quick & Creative Activities for the Busy Dog Owner

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Quarry Books, Oct 1, 2011 - Pets - 176 pages
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DIVGet the most out of your training time while learning foundation skills with 10-Minute Dog Training Games! Renowned trainer Kyra Sundance utilizes scientifically-proven methods and learning theory in this expert addition to her best-selling series of dog training books. Step-by-step in these pages, Kyra shows how to create a happy, confident dog who is ready and motivated to work in a short amount of time. She teaches how to use positive, reward-based techniques that are fun for both the dog and trainer. Foundation skills like basic obedience, following directional signs, jumps and balancing, memory strengthening, and overcoming fears and obstacles are covered in detail. Quick exercises utilize tons of varied props and creative ideas, resulting in a dynamic, engaging curriculum!

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Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
9
INTRODUCTION
10
CONFIDENCE
14
Memory Logic
34
Focus SelfControl
42
Nose Games
46
Relaxation
62
HindEnd Awareness
66
STRENGTH
122
Directionals
130
Retrieve
144
Nose Touch
148
Pawing
162
INDEX
172
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
174
ALSO BY KYRA SUNDANCE
175

Balance
82
Jumps
104
Chasing Catching
114

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About the author (2011)

Kyra Sundance is a world-acclaimed stunt dog show performer, dog trainer, and internationally best-selling author. Her dog team performs live acrobatic shows on premier stages internationally; at circuses, professional sports halftime shows, and on movies and television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet, Showdog Moms & Dads, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Kyra and her dogs starred in Disney's Underdog stage show and in a command performance at the palace in Marrakech for the king of Morocco.

Kyra has written numerous popular dog-training books including the international best-selling 101 Dog Tricks, and hosts a line of award-winning dog-training DVDs. She also set-trains dog actors for movies and TV and lectures on positive dog-training methods.

Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports, having trained, competed, and titled in a great number of dog sports. Her methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than ones fearful of making a mistake. She shows us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm with self-control.

Kyra and her Weimaraners Chalcy and Jadie live with Kyra's husband on a ranch in California's Mojave desert. www.kyra.com

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