Dog Training For Dummies

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Wiley, Jun 22, 2010 - Pets - 408 pages
11 Reviews
Make training fun and effective

This friendly guide shows you how to select the right trainingmethod for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach yourdesired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or masterretrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for youand your dog -- to ensure a mutually respectful relationshipwith your four-legged friend.

Concentrate on canines -- discover why your dog acts theway she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourselffor the task of training your dog

Prep for your pup -- prepare your home for your puppy'sarrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get startedon housetraining

Put your best paw forward -- teach basic commands like Sit, Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don'tslike chewing, digging, and excessive barking

Take training to the next level -- get involved inorganized dog activities and competitions, where you'll both showoff impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more

Open the book and find:

Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basiccommands

Helpful advice on crate training

Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety

Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people andother dogs

Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young

Health issues that can interfere with training

Experts to turn to for training help

Learn to:

Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool

Select the gear you need for training success

Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down

Eliminate unwanted behavior

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Review: Dog Training For Dummies (For Dummies)

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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

About the author (2010)

Jack and Wendy Volhard are internationally recognized for their contributions to dog training, health, and nutrition. At the heart of their teaching is the "Motivational Method," a unique approach to training that is aimed at people who value dogs first and foremost as pets and companions.

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