Dog Training For Dummies

Dog Training For Dummies

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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 mind; recognize why positive reinforcement training is key; master basic training; survive the puppy period; deal with doggie don'ts; seek expert outside help; and, 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 185.4 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 589.68g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764584189
  • 9780764584183
  • 303,533

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"this book will give you practical information on and understandable explanations of your dog's behaviour and how to train him." Dogs Monthly August 2008
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About Jack Volhard

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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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Training for You and Your Dog. Chapter 1: Recognizing Why Dog Training Is Important. Chapter 2: Setting the Stage for Training. Chapter 3: Surviving the Puppy Period. Chapter 4: Housetraining. Chapter 5: Understanding Your Dog's Mind. Chapter 6: Equipping for Training Success. Chapter 7: Mastering Basic Training. Chapter 8: Canine Cruise Control: Walking, Coming When Called, and Leaving Stuff Alone. Part II: Giving Your Dog's Training Its Best Shot. Chapter 9: Developing Training Savvy. Chapter 10: Dealing with Doggie Don'ts. Chapter 11: Dealing with Aggression. Chapter 12: Preparing for Your Dog's Citizenship Test. Part III: Training for Competition. Chapter 13: Getting Ready to Compete. Chapter 14: The Companion Dog Title. Chapter 15: Retrieving. Chapter 16: The Companion Dog Excellent Title. Chapter 17: The Utility Dog Title. Part IV: Beyond Training: Addressing Your Dog's Needs. Chapter 18: Feeding Your Dog. Chapter 19: Understanding Your Dog's Health. Chapter 20: Seeking Expert Outside Help. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten (Okay, Eleven) Fun and Exciting Sporting Activities. Chapter 22: Ten Basic Commands Every Dog Needs to Know. Chapter 23: Ten Reasons Why Dogs Do What They Do. Chapter 24: Ten (or So) Tricks for Fun and Gains. Index.
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