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Dog Training For Dummies, Third Edition by Jack Volhard

By Jack Volhard

Make education enjoyable and effectiveThis pleasant consultant indicates you the way to pick the ideal education technique to your puppy, according to his designated character, to arrive your required pursuits. no matter if you must train blood brother to sit down or grasp retrieving, you will get specialist education suggestions and strategies for you and your puppy — to make sure a at the same time respectful courting along with your four-legged friend.Concentrate on canine — become aware of why your puppy acts the best way she does, comprehend her dietary wishes, and prepared your self for the duty of educating your dogPrep on your puppy — organize your place on your puppy's arrival, detect the significance of socialization, and start on housetrainingPut your top paw ahead — educate easy instructions like take a seat, remain, and Down, and get the news on easy methods to care for doggie don'ts like chewing, digging, and over the top barkingTake education to the following point — become involved in geared up puppy actions and competitions, the place you will either sing their own praises remarkable methods like retrieving, determine 8s, and lots more and plenty moreOpen the publication and find:Step-by-step directions for instructing your puppy easy commandsHelpful recommendation on crate trainingSafe how you can deal with aggression and separation anxietyTips for educating blood brother to act himself round humans and different dogsTechniques to maintain your senior puppy feeling youngHealth concerns that may intervene with trainingExperts to show to for education helpLearn to:Use confident reinforcement as an efficient educating toolSelect the equipment you would like for education successTeach the fundamentals together with take a seat, remain, and DownEliminate undesirable habit

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Indd 11 6/15/10 3:17 PM 12 Part I: Setting the Stage for Successful Training well-trained dog should be. First and foremost, they say, he has to be housetrained (Chapter 7 can help you with that task). After that, in order of importance, a well-trained dog is one who ✓ Doesn’t jump on people ✓ Doesn’t beg at the table ✓ Doesn’t bother guests ✓ Comes when called ✓ Doesn’t pull on the leash Note that these requirements, with one exception, are expressed in the negative — that is, dog, don’t do that.

Act reluctant to come close to you when called? _____ 25. Steal food or garbage? _____ 26. Follow you around like a shadow? _____ 27. Guard his owner(s)? _____ 28. Have difficulty standing still when groomed? _____ 29. Like to carry things in his mouth? _____ 30. Play a lot with other dogs? _____ 31. Dislike being groomed or petted? _____ 32. Cower or cringe when a stranger bends over him? _____ 33. Wolf down his food? _____ 34. Jump up to greet people? _____ 35. Like to fight other dogs? _____ 36.

An Exercise to Get You and Your Pooch Started Eager to get started with some training? We hope so! We begin with an exercise that shows you how to train your dog while you’re feeding him. We chose this exercise because you’re going to feed your dog two times a day (and even more frequently if he’s a puppy), and each time you do so is a training opportunity. It’s also a good exercise because the dog quickly figures out what is to his advantage, namely, he stays and he gets to eat. indd 23 6/15/10 3:17 PM 24 Part I: Setting the Stage for Successful Training If your dog is enthusiastic and bouncy, you’ll have more success with this exercise when he’s leashed rather than loose.

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