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Dog Training for Dummies (Paperback) (Jack Volhard)

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Make training fun and effective

This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend.

  • Concentrate on canines — discover why your dog acts the way she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourself for the task of training your dog

  • Prep for your pup — prepare your home for your puppy's arrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get started on housetraining

  • Put your best paw forward — teach basic commands like Sit, Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don'ts like chewing, digging, and excessive barking

  • Take training to the next level — get involved in organized dog activities and competitions, where you'll both show off impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more

Open the book and find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basic commands

  • Helpful advice on crate training

  • Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety

  • Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people and other dogs

  • Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young

  • Health issues that can interfere with training

  • Experts to turn to for training help

Learn to:

  • Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool

  • Select the gear you need for training success

  • Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down

  • Eliminate unwanted behavior

With more than 25 percent updated content, readers can discover the power of motivational training as well as:

  • A new chapter on common health issues that affect behavior and training, and how to avoid them with a little preventative care

  • Update and expansion of nutritional information including requirements and special diets critical to health, behavior, and training

  • A new chapter on training senior dogs

  • The latest tips and techniques on housetraining and socializing a puppy or adult dog

  • Updated and expanded coverage on understanding a puppy, adult, or senior dog's mind and how to apply the dog's profile to training plans

Number of Pages: 388
Genre: Pets
Sub-Genre: Dogs
Series Title: For Dummies (Pets)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Jack Volhard
Language: English
Street Date: July 26, 2010
TCIN: 12687206
UPC: 9780470600290
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-5303
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