Dog Training for Dummies

Dog Training for Dummies

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A well-trained dog is the result of education - actually, more yours than your dog's. You need to know what makes a dog a dog - how he thinks, reacts, grows, and expresses himself; what his needs are; and most important, why he does what he does. When you understand your dog, you will achieve a mutually rewarding relationship. Dogs aren't homogeneous. Each one is unique, and in their differences lie the challenge. "Dog Training For Dummies" can help anyone who has just brought home a puppy or is thinking of getting one. Even if you have experience with dog training, you'll find useful information for a wide variety of dog breeds and personalities. This book is also for you if you want your dog to be well behaved, for his sake as well as yours; you have little or no knowledge of proper dog training techniques; you have done some reading on the subject, but have had limited success with your dog; your dog is partially trained but needs to learn a few more things. Find out what it takes to have a well-behaved pooch by recognizing your dog's instinctive behaviors and determining its personality profile. Understand what your expectations are and know how your attitude affects your dog's training. This handy reference guide also covers the following and more, namely dealing with barking and chewing, coping with separation anxiety, housetraining a puppy, walking and heeling, retrieving on command, training for competitive dog titles, teaching your dog to be a companion dog, dealing with aggression, understanding your dog's health, going to obedience school. The important thing about dog training is to get started today. The sooner you train your dog to behave the way you want him to, the sooner the two of you can live in peace together, and the more problems you can prevent down the road. So get going! Your dog will thank you for it.show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 185.4 x 233.7 x 78.7mm | 612.36g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764552864
  • 9780764552861

About Jack Volhard

Jack and Wendy Volhard, internationally known as the "trainers of trainers," have been helping people train their dogs for more than 30 years. They have produced 4 video tapes, written more than 150 articles, and authored 6 books.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Training the Trainer - You. Chapter 1: Setting the Stage for Training. Chapter 2: Understanding Your Dog's Mind. Chapter 3: Equipping for Training Success. Chapter 4: Basic Training. PART II: Giving Your Dog's Training Its Best Shot. Chapter 5: Developing Training Savvy. Chapter 6: Dealing with Doggie Don'ts. Chapter 7: Feeding Your Dog. Chapter 8: Choosing a New Dog. Chapter 9: Surviving the Puppy Period. PART III: Getting Down to Training Your Dog. Chapter 10: Housetraining. Chapter 11: Walking and Heeling. Chapter 12: Retrieving. Chapter 13: Your Dog's Citizenship Test. PART IV: Training for Competition. Chapter 14: Getting Ready to Compete. Chapter 15: The Companion Dog Title. Chapter 16: The Companion Dog Excellent Title. Chapter 17: The Utility Dog Title. PART V: Beyond Training. Chapter 18: Dealing with Aggression. Chapter 19: Understanding Your Dog's Health. Chapter 20: Tricks for Fun and Gains. Chapter 21: Seeking Expert Outside Help. PART VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Fun and Exciting Sporting Activities. Chapter 23: Ten Basic Commands Every Dog Should Know. Chapter 24: Ten Reasons Why Dogs Do What They Do. Index. Book Registration Information.show more

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