Training the Best Dog Ever

Training the Best Dog Ever Author Larry Kay
ISBN-10 9780761175025
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 304
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Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others. Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues—sit, stay, come here—as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.



Training the Best Dog Ever

Training the Best Dog Ever Author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz
ISBN-10 9780761168850
Release 2012
Pages 288
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Presents a five week training program for both puppies and adult dogs that uses positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques to teach potty training, bathing and grooming acceptance, and friendliness with strangers.



The Love that Dog Training Program

The Love that Dog Training Program Author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz
ISBN-10 0761160752
Release 2010
Pages 290
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Presents a five week training program focusing on a positive system of reward and punishment that takes readers through the fundamentals of how to make a new dog feel comfortable and safe.



The Power of Positive Dog Training

The Power of Positive Dog Training Author Pat Miller
ISBN-10 047089346X
Release 2010-05-25
Pages 288
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A renowned dog trainer gives you the positive training tools you need to share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect with your dog. Plus, you'll get: information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language; instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts; a diary to track progress; suggestions for treats your dog will respond to; and a glossary of training terms.



How Many Dogs

How Many Dogs  Author Debby McMullen
ISBN-10 9780976641421
Release 2010
Pages 204
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Would you like to live in harmony in a house with multiple dogs?! It can most easily be obtained when positive reinforcement training techniques are used, along with proper living space management and good feeling habits. You'll learn how to do all those things in this book. You'll also learn techniques for adding new dogs, group training and exercise, playtime, resolving issues with problem dogs, and all the other things you need to know to guide you through your life with multiple dogs. Throughout the book there are examples of real life experiences of people using these techniques. Whether you live two dogs, six dogs, or more, How Many Dogs?! will help bring joy into your home.



Team Dog

Team Dog Author Mike Ritland
ISBN-10 9780698160644
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 256
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New York Times–bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland teaches all dog owners how to have the close relationship and exceptional training of combat dogs. In TEAM DOG, Mike taps into fifteen years’ worth of experience and shares, explaining in accessible and direct language, the science behind the importance of gaining a dog’s trust and then offering invaluable steps for how to achieve any level of obedience. His unique approach uses entertaining examples and anecdotes from his work with dogs on and off the battlefield and direct tips from the Navy SEAL guidebook to teach dog owners how to: choose the perfect dog for their household, establish themselves as the “team leader,” master “command and control,” employ “situational awareness,” and to solidify their dog’s position as the family’s ultimate best friend. TEAM DOG introduces pet owners everywhere to the new and distinctive authority on how to train your dog. . . the SEAL way.



Zak George s Dog Training Revolution

Zak George s Dog Training Revolution Author Zak George
ISBN-10 9781607748922
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 240
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A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO RAISE AND TRAIN YOUR DOG Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includes · Choosing the right pup for you · Housetraining and basic training · Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues · Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food · Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog · Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action 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! From the Trade Paperback edition.



Train Your Dog Positively

Train Your Dog Positively Author Victoria Stilwell
ISBN-10 9781607744153
Release 2013-03-19
Pages 256
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Victoria Stilwell, positive reinforcement dog trainer and star of the hit Animal Planet TV show, It's Me or the Dog, explains how to use her force-free, scientifically-backed training methods to solve common canine behavior problems. Victoria Stilwell, America's favorite no-nonsense trainer, has rehabilitated some of the world's most difficult dogs- and now she's revealing her scientifically proven behavioral training secrets for you to use at home. Victoria's all-new training guide shows how positive reinforcement is more effective than other methods: by changing the way your dog thinks, feels, and learns, you can actually encourage your dog to want to behave. With tips and tricks for understanding canine language, harnessing the power of reward-based training, and tapping into dogs' natural instincts, there are no hopeless cases! So get ready to boost your dog's confidence, improve your communication, and build your bond with your best friend today. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Lucky Dog Lessons

Lucky Dog Lessons Author Brandon McMillan
ISBN-10 9780062478962
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 320
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The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.



Dog Training for Kids

Dog Training for Kids Author Carol Lea Benjamin
ISBN-10 0876055412
Release 1988-02-10
Pages 128
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This new and expanded edition of Dog Training for Kids gives youngsters the skills they need to make better citizens of their canine companions, while strengthening that all-important human/animal bond. This "home study course" is based on the ability of the child to teach a dog basic obedience as well as some captivating tricks, without having to depend on parental help or expensive equipment. There are beautifully detailed and humorously illustrated instructions on Heeling, Sit Stay, Stand Stay, Down Stay and Come When Called. Counseling is given on seven common but persistent problems; Jumping Up On People, Chewing, Biting, Excessive Barking, Stealing Food and Problem Housebreaking. On the recreational side, there are descriptions of some wonderful tricks which all youngsters can teach their dogs. For those who feel that a future career in dogs would be satisfying and rewarding, Ms. Benjamin presents an overview of eight occupations to jog the reader's interest. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction



Puppy Bible

Puppy Bible Author Claire Arrowsmith
ISBN-10 0600624617
Release 2013
Pages 287
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Comprehensive and simple to use, 'The Puppy Bible' is structured to provide the best guidance for raising a happy, healthy pet. The week-by-week planner takes you from before your puppy arrives to beyond six months, shows how he is developing, and tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. This section is cross-referenced to expert advice in the second half of the book that encompasses every area of care including training, health, diet, socialization and first aid, as well as trouble shooting for any concerns over your dog's welfare.



Before and After Getting Your Puppy

Before and After Getting Your Puppy Author Ian Dunbar
ISBN-10 1577313445
Release 2010-09-24
Pages 240
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Before & After Getting Your Puppy is a simple, practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family. In clear steps, with helpful photos and easy-to-follow training deadlines, Dr. Ian Dunbar, who pioneered puppy classes and a loving style of dog training in the 1970s, presents a structured yet playful and humorous plan for raising a wonderful dog. The guide is based on six developmental deadlines: completing owner education and preparation assessing a puppy’s prior socialization and education teaching errorless housetraining and chewtoy-training completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people learning bite inhibition a continuing program of ongoing training In the first half of the book, Dr. Dunbar focuses on what the owner needs to know to select a great puppy. In the second half, he presents the crucial lessons the puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development. Over time, Dr Dunbar’s kind, positive program has been proven the most effective.



The Puppy Primer

The Puppy Primer Author Patricia B. McConnell
ISBN-10 1891767135
Release 2010
Pages 117
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Dr. McConnell added new information about the benefits of positive reinforcement AND the importance of realistic expectations. For instance, "sit" while waiting for the food bowl is NOT equivalent to "sit" when company comes to the door! While it's almost twice the size of the original, the book is still easy to read, user-friendly and priced right for trainers and dog owners. It's the perfect guide for positive-based training classes or for new dog owners flying solo! Expanded sections/special topics include: * Socialization * Positive Reinforcement * House Training * Crate Training * Handling/Collar Touch * How to Stop Unwanted Behavior * Helping Puppies Conquer Their Fears * How Play Teaches Obedience and Emotional Control * How Not to Play! * Lots of New Tricks and Games * Adolescence



Don t Shoot the Dog

Don t Shoot the Dog Author Karen Pryor
ISBN-10 1860542387
Release 2002
Pages 202
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Includes a new section on clicker training.



How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend

How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend Author Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 0759524386
Release 2001-05-15
Pages 202
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For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.



Good Owners Great Dogs

Good Owners  Great Dogs Author Brian Kilcommons
ISBN-10 0446516759
Release 1992
Pages 276
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A student of the renowned British trainer, Barbara Woodhouse, reveals the secrets of lifetime behavioral dog training techniques and provides information on everything from canine dietary needs to termperament testing. 50,000 first printing. Tour.



How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live with

How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live with Author Clarice Rutherford
ISBN-10 1577790766
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 153
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The authors have devoted a lifetime to the study of animal behavior. Here, they tell you in easy-to-understand language just how a puppy's body and mind develop in the right way.