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.

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.

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.

YOU CAN TRAIN YOUR DOG MASTERING THE ART SCIENCE OF MODERN DOG TRAINING

Author: Pamela Dennison
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 9780996665513
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre: Pets

What do science and art have to do with dog training? The science teaches you the nuances of how dogs learn. The art helps you to be more clear and inventive if your dog doesn’t quite understand what you want. You will learn about breaking down behaviors using a positive, proactive approach which is a big part of the modern process of dog training.

Step by step instructions will help make what may seem insurmountable into something much simpler. This book will take you through it all:

• A look at the science behind modern training techniques and why they really work.
• Expert advice on basic training – sit, down, stay, come, door etiquette and loose leash walking.
• Addressing jumping, biting, stealing and other misbehaviors.
• Helping your dog become a Canine Good Citizen.

Life mirrors dog training. The effort you put in now will yield you many rewards, both immediately and for years to come.

What experts are saying about You Can Train Your Dog!:
Pam Dennison has done it again! She has written a fabulous book about training dogs that will benefit both the pet owner and novice or professional instructor. This in-depth volume bears Pam’s signature stamp of breaking tasks into small steps that make learning effective and fun for dog and human alike. When I think of Pam, I think of someone who really “gets” dogs and who stands out in her ability to teach using practical, simple, realistic, and effective dog-friendly methods. This wonderful book is chock full of easy to follow approaches that work with family dogs, working dogs, high-performance dogs, and dogs with problems. It is precisely because of its practicality and comprehensiveness that I plan to use this book in my Animal-Assisted Play Therapy training program. This is an absolute must-read for everyone who trains their own or others’ dogs!
Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC Founder, The Playful Pooch Program, Author of the award-winning Play Therapy with Kids & Dogs and The Human Half of Dog Training: Collaborating with Clients to Get Results

Wow! This book has it all. From basics and animal husbandry through to Premack and control games. If we had more well planned books like this in our stores there would be less problem dogs on our streets! Pamela does a great job of deciphering the science behind dog training in this user friendly guide to having a great dog!
Nando Brown, IMDT, CAP2, FSG1, FFITT

I love how Pam makes the science and art of training a dog understandable for all caregivers. By using this book you will not only understand how your dog learns, but teach him step by step many important behaviours; from preparing him for vet visits to teaching him to walking on a loose lead. You can enhance the relationship you have with your dog and the relationship he has with you by reading this excellent book.
Chirag Patel, PG Cert (CAB), BSc(Hons), CPBC, DipCABT Animal Behaviour & Training Consultant

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!

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

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.

The Everything Essential Dog Training and Tricks Book

Author: Gerilyn J Bielakiewicz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440590207
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Pets

There is nothing like the bond between you and your dog, and that bond can be strengthened through training together. Let Certified Pet Dog Trainer Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz show you how to introduce new skills the right way and teach your dog simple commands, crowd-pleasing tricks, and everything in between! You'll learn how to: Control excessive barking Housebreak a puppy or adult dog Stop jumping and other problem behaviors Teach tricks based on your dog's temperament Walk your dog on-leash safely Use treats, clickers, and toys for training Featuring fun photos that showcase easy tricks, this all-in-one resource is your ultimate guide for a well-behaved and happy pet!

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

Teaching Dog Obedience Classes

Author: Joachim Volhard
Publisher: Howell Books
ISBN: 0876057652
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Cited by the Dog Writers Association of America this unique reference for amateur and professional trainers alike, provides coverage of the most basic to the most advance individual and group excercises

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!

Boston Terriers For Dummies

Author: Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051459
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Genre: Pets

Has a Boston Terrier stolen your heart? Whether you’re thinking about adding one of these “American Gentlemen” to your home or you already have one, this fun, friendly guide is the key to becoming a responsible and happy puppy parent! Boston Terriers For Dummies gives you all the basics on raising and living with this intelligent, affectionate breed. You’ll learn where and how this dog originated, what it needs, and how to determine if a Boston Terrier is the right dog for you and your family. From feeding and grooming to basic training, you get all the tips any Boston owner needs to make their dog feel welcome, loved, and well-cared for. You’ll discover how to: Understand the breed’s origin and history Choose the right Boston Terrier for you Puppy-proof your home and yard Teach your Boston basic commands Housetrain and socialize your puppy Correct Boston behavior gone bad Handle breed-specific health concerns Enhance your dog’s quality of life Travel with your Boston—or find a reputable sitter Care for the senior dog Complete with sections on nutrition, first aid, and exercise and play, Boston Terriers For Dummies is the only guide you need to raise a happy, healthy dog!