Dog Tricks and Agility For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470647353
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Pets

The fun and easy way to teach a dog new tricks Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies (previously titled Dog Tricks For Dummies) makes trick and agility training fun for both you and your dog. You will learn to teach simple tricks, like tail wagging or barking on command to more complex tricks like fetching keys, your dog's dinner bowl, or the laundry. This hands-on guide provides the lowdown on the coolest dog tricks and offers expanded coverage on infusing the thrill of agility (whether for fun or competition) into your dog's life. Push a cart or stroller, run an agility course, play Frisbee and fly ball, and put the toys away Navigate all types of agility obstacles big and small, narrow and wide Prepare your dog for canine good citizen certification Determine if your dog can get involved in pet therapy and what's involved (i.e. nursing homes, children's centers, prisons, etc.) Make your own agility obstacles at home and set up a course Officially enter agility trials

Puppies For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118206355
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Pets

Everything you need to train a puppy Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppies prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics of puppy training—housebreaking, feeding, crating—to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you'll get everything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog. In this new edition, noted authority Sarah Hodgson offers trusted information on caring for a new puppy, including the newest dog training tools and gadgets, the best treats and dog food suppliers, and new insight into positive reinforcement training. Everything you need to start out right from day one Trusted and proven advice from an authority The latest information on positive reinforcement training Includes a completely new 8-page color insert If you're one of the lucky people getting ready to bring home a canine kid, this fun, informative guide gives you everything you need to smoothly integrate a puppy into your life and home.

Dogs For Dummies DVD Bundle

Author: Gina Spadafori
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0470461675
Release Date: 2009-02-24
Genre: Pets

Train and learn all about your dog with this Super value bundle. Includes, the bestselling Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, 380 pages with everything you need to raise a healthy, happy dog – from puppyhood to senior stage. Covers feeding, training, grooming, and solving behavioral problems (mixed breeds and purebreds alike). And all in a in a down-to-earth tone that has won rave reviews from customers and vets alike. Instructional and entertaining 70 minute DVD – benefit from more than a decade of hands-on veterinary experience as Jenny Taylor, DVM, details the ins and outs of living with and training your dog. Bonus breed and personality content!

Training Your Dog

Author: Joachim Volhard
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 087605775X
Release Date: 1983-02-18
Genre: Pets

Eight carefully planned lessons teach you to apply canine/human learning patterns to train your dog simply, effectively, and permanently.

Puppies Raising and Training Diary For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0764508768
Release Date: 2001-10-29
Genre: Pets

This super-friendly diary helps puppy owners discover fun ways to raise and their puppy, based on a weekly calendar of growth and development. It offers: * Puppy how-to guidance and a diary to record growth and development * Expert advice on teaching a dog to be a well-behaved member of the family * Tips on raising a healthy dog and handling developmental problems * Pointers on building a strong emotional bond with a puppy

Dog Training Obedience

Author: Joseph Day
Publisher:
ISBN: 1983799211
Release Date: 2018-01-13
Genre:

There have been times when you as a dog owner becomes increasingly frustrated. Your dog doesn't want to obey your commands and do as you say. Even with trying to coax your canine, sometimes it still does not work. Dogs are still and will always be man's best friend, but they also have to act like it. Increasingly bad behavior will not help them stay in the good graces of their owner. Dog owners that are looking for a solution to the madness will need to adapt to behavioral training methods that will make your dog do a 360 degree turnaround. Here are some of the reasons why your dog will act out: Your dog is not used to being separated from you for a period of time. There is a lack of communication between you and your dog. You are not reinforcing commands that your dog needs to obey. You are not consistent with making your dog change their bad behavior patterns. You are allowing others to do the opposite of how you are trying to train your dog. With the Dog Training Obedience Guide, you as a dog owner will be able to do more for your dog in terms of getting them to do what you need them to do. They need to learn to be obedient and do whatever you say, within reason. They need to understand that you are the dog owner and that they are to respect you as such. In this guide, you will learn: The importance of getting rid of your dog's bad behaviors Why biting should be stopped when your dog is still a puppy How howling, whining and barking can be nerve wrecking and what you can do about it What you can do about your dog's chewing problems Why your dog jumping on other people can pose a problem and what you can do about it And much more... This guide will list some of the most common behavioral problems that your dog may be dealing with. You will also deal with some of the proven ways that you can get your dog to change their ways. Using this resource can be very beneficial and valuable for you as your dog continues to grow. Following these methods in this guide, Dog Training Obedience, you will be able to turn your dog into one of the most obedient canines you have ever seen! So don't delay, get your guide now and get ready for the changes in your dog's behavior! You won't regret it!

Zak George s Dog Training Revolution

Author: Zak George
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781607748915
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Dogs

Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you to tailor train to your dog's unique traits and energy level--leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and--most of all--fun!

Housetraining For Dummies

Author: Susan McCullough
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470476376
Release Date: 2009-08-31
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Presents advice and tips on housetraining dogs, including preparing puppies to housetrain, organizing feeding schedules, and strengthening the human-canine bond.

Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies

Author: Lee Livingood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053652
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Genre: Pets

“The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you.” —Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project “Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner.” —Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively for racing. In the bad old days, prior to the 1980s, dogs that didn’t make the grade at the track, and those past their primes, were destroyed. According to official estimates, 60,000 of these noble, mild-mannered dogs were destroyed each year! Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist devoted to rescuing these unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes. Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound? Or maybe you’re already sharing your life with one of these charming animals. Either way, this friendly guide tells you everything you need to know to: Understand the Greyhound personality Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt Choose the right ex-racer for you and your family Educate yourself and your retired racer Give your new pal the diet and exercise it needs Keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingood drawing on her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogs to cover all the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhound owner, and she fills you in on: The amazing 8000-year history of the Greyhound Deciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and your family Physical and behavioral characteristics How to get a retired racer used to living in a home and be a companion Dealing with common behavioral and health problems Feeding, grooming, and exercising a Greyhound Fun things to do with your hound Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with an ex-racer, Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is must reading for anyone considering adoption or who’s already taken the leap.

Open and Utility Training

Author: Jack Volhard
Publisher: Howell Books
ISBN: 0876057555
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Explains the Motivational Method for dog training, a program based on a dog's primary instincts that uses positive, nonpunitive training techniques

Dog Grooming For Dummies

Author: Margaret H. Bonham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052862
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Pets

Handle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro! Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important. This friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean - and strengthen the bond between you. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats. Discover how to Train your dog for grooming Care for nails, teeth, and ears Use clippers and scissors Groom specific types of coats Prepare a dog for the show ring

The Only Dog Training Book You ll Ever Need

Author: Gerilyn J Bielakiewicz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440519109
Release Date: 2004-02-10
Genre: Pets

From avoiding accidents to banishing barking - how to raise a well-behaved dog Proper training is an uphill battle, but The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need cuts through all the frustration and boils it down to the basics. With useful tips and quick fixes that will put an end to all sorts of bad habits, this easy-to-use book will help owners build solid relationships with their dogs based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience - not punishment or fear. Dog owners will learn how to: Use click-and-reward techniques to grab the attention of even the most distracted puppy Teach him to stop pulling on the lead and start coming to heel instead of taking you for a walk Teach her to sit, stay and lie down instead of leaping on unsuspecting visitors Deter him from chomping through every shoe in sight by encouraging alternative behaviour and providing adequate exercise Save your flowerbeds by building a sandbox for her to dig in A must-have for owners who want to start their new puppy off on the right paw, or for those who need to curb their disobedient dog's unwieldy ways, The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need is a handy and reliable guide that will be turned to time and again.

Chihuahuas For Dummies

Author: Jacqueline O'Neil
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052250
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Pets

Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love most and make him or her part of your family. This one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your plucky little pooch. You’ll find expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even entering your little darling in a dog show. You’ll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Chihuahua’s classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you’d prefer a dog with a long coat or a smooth coat. Discover how to: Choose your ideal Chihuahua Prepare your home for your new arrival Manage your puppy’s nutrition and health Prevent common behavior problems Teach your Chihuahua fun tricks Build a strong and loving bond with your pet Train children to get along with your Chihuahua Choose Chihuahua toys and accessories Select a crate and bedding Introduce your little dog to other pets Teach your little dynamo manners and good behavior You know that bringing a Chihuahua into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, makes it easy, too!