Dog Tricks For Dummies Portable Edition

Author: Sarah Hodgson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470878651
Release Date: 2010-12-08
Genre: Pets

Have the most talented dog in the neighborhood! Want to teach your dog the coolest tricks? This step-by-step guide helps you easily train your four-legged friend using positive reinforcement. By teaching Fido a variety of tricks — from simple moves to more complex routines — you'll fulfill your dog's desire to be the star of the show. And while you're having fun and bonding with your dog, you'll build a mutually trusting relationship. Start out with your best paw forward — develop a training strategy, know the best rewards for good behavior, and understand how your dog learns From pedigree to pet-iquette — teach basic dog manners such as sit, down, and stay; and tailor trick training based on your dog's ability and breed Teach simple tricks — from wag to wave to fetch, high five, and roll over, your dog will master these must-know moves before advancing to trickier tricks That's incredible! — take trick training to the next level and amaze family and friends with more complex tricks like closing doors and fetching a tissue Open the book and find: Basic commands for dog training Hints for clicker training Ways to praise and reward your pooch Old and new favorites to teach man's best friend Tips for keeping your dog focused on the task at hand How to choose the right tricks for your dog's body type Games you and your dog can play together Tips to keep Fido healthy, happy, and looking good Learn to: Teach your dog a range of cool tricks Train your dog using positive reinforcement Bond with your dog while having fun Entertain family and friends

Dog Tricks For Dummies Mini Edition

Author: Sarah Hodgson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118043059
Release Date: 2010-12-08
Genre: Pets

Have the most talented dog in the neighborhood! Want to teach your dog the coolest tricks? This step-by-step guide helps you easily train your four-legged friend using positive reinforcement. By teaching Fido a variety of tricks — from simple moves to more complex routines — you'll fulfill your dog's desire to be the star of the show. Open the book and find: Basic commands for dog training Ways to praise and reward your pooch Old and new favorites to teach man's best friend Tips for keeping your dog focused on the task at hand

Housetraining For Dummies Mini Edition

Author: Susan McCullough
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118042977
Release Date: 2010-12-13
Genre: Pets

Simplify housetraining for you and your pup! Beginning to think your dog is as much work as a child? You're right. Both need training and structure. Find out how to use encourage-ment and positive reinforcement to successfully housetrain your new pup or older dog. Author Susan McCullough provides inventive solutions to common — and uncommon — housetraining problems. Open the book and find: The importance of sticking to a schedule The signs your dog has to go How a crate can help with housetraining Where to put your dog's outdoor potty

Understanding Your Dog For Dummies

Author: Stanley Coren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052765
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Genre: Pets

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you’ve already brought home, now you can relax. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.). Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulses influence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need to speak her language if you expect her to learn to understand yours. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies gives you everything you need to learn to understand your pooch’s unique dialect of “Doglish”—and shows you how to take on the role as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, and consistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Inside you’ll discover how to: Read your dog’s body language Communicate with your dog Interpret your dog’s breed-specific traits Correct dog-behavior-gone-bad Counter anxiety-based behavior Understand and resolve aggressive behavior And so much more! Think of this book as Doglish 101—a prerequisite for every human member of your dog’s family. Now, let the training begin!

Housetraining For Dummies

Author: Susan McCullough
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047055536X
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Genre: Pets

The latest information and tips on making housetraining easier for your pet and yourself Did you know that what you feed your dog can effect help or hinder the housetraining process? That's just one of the valuable tips you'll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition, the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran pet owners alike. This new edition features plenty of new and revised material on everything from the latest housetraining equipment to the latest information on diet and nutrition and the crucial role it plays in housetraining. You'll also find useful tips and techniques for creating environmentally safe cleaners from natural products found in the home and alternatives you can use if you have a sensitive pet. Features the latest findings on how pet nutrition can influence housetraining success Offers proven housetraining strategies Introduces new methods for housetraining multiple pets at once Reviews new housetraining equipment and products Shows you how to make environmentally safe stain and odor removers from products already in your home Susan McCullough is a columnist for Dog Fancy magazine and the author of several books including Beagles For Dummies and the award-winning Senior Dogs For Dummies Housetraining can be a difficult and stressful process for both you and your puppy, adult, or senior dog. Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition is the resource you need to make it faster and easier for both of you.

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!

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

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Author: D. Caroline Coile
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118069370
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Pets

Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business. If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference? Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points New (and not so new) owners who need help with training Owners looking for just the right veterinarian Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide: Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come Understanding Pit Bull body language Helping your dog become a social animal Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.

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.