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Dog Tricks for Dummies: Portable Edition by Sarah Hodgson

By Sarah Hodgson

Have the main gifted puppy locally!

are looking to educate your puppy the best tips? This step by step advisor is helping you simply educate your four-legged good friend utilizing optimistic reinforcement. by means of instructing Fido quite a few methods — from easy strikes to extra complicated workouts — you are going to satisfy your dog's wish to be the famous person of the convey. And when you are having enjoyable and bonding together with your puppy, you will construct a collectively trusting dating.

  • start off along with your top paw ahead — increase a coaching technique, be aware of the simplest rewards for stable habit, and know the way your puppy learns

  • From pedigree to pet-iquette — train uncomplicated puppy manners reminiscent of take a seat, down, and remain; and tailor trick education in response to your dog's skill and breed

  • educate easy methods — from wag to wave to fetch, excessive 5, and roll over, your puppy will grasp those must-know strikes earlier than advancing to trickier tips

  • that is remarkable! — take trick education to the following point and amaze friends and family with extra complicated methods like final doorways and fetching a tissue

Open the booklet and locate:

  • uncomplicated instructions for puppy education

  • tricks for clicker education

  • how one can compliment and present your pooch

  • previous and new favorites to coach man's ally

  • assistance for preserving your puppy concerned with the duty to hand

  • the best way to decide on the fitting tips in your dog's physique style

  • video games you and your puppy can play jointly

  • the right way to preserve Fido fit, satisfied, and searching solid

Learn to:

  • train your puppy various cool methods

  • teach your puppy utilizing optimistic reinforcement

  • Bond along with your puppy whereas having enjoyable

  • Entertain friends and family

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Have the main proficient puppy in the community! are looking to educate your puppy the best methods? This step by step consultant is helping you simply teach your four-legged good friend utilizing confident reinforcement. via instructing Fido numerous tips — from basic strikes to extra advanced workouts — you are going to satisfy your dog's wish to be the superstar of the express.

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Sound like an impossible dream? If you make it fun and teach it like a trick, you may be shocked to find how quickly your dog picks it up! To link the “Shhh” command to silence, follow these steps: 1. Return to Steps 1–3 of the “Speak” lesson in the preceding section, isolating your dog and standing in front of him with something tasty or fun. ” 2. After a few barks, say “Shhh,” stamp your foot, and avert your eyes. The moment your dog stops barking, reward his silence. 3. Gradually extend the time your dog must be silent to be rewarded.

Sit” Think of the “Sit” command as the “Say please” direction of the dog world. Encourage it before anything your dog perceives as positive, such as meals, treats or toys, pats, or greetings at the door. ” To signal “Sit,” do the following: 1. ” 2. If your dog doesn’t respond, use either a treat or a toy to encourage her cooperation, or position her. ” each time her bottom hits the floor. • If you’re using the clicker (see Chapter 1), click and reward cooperative efforts. You can position your dog by squeezing her waist (the midsection just below her ribs).

Each time your dog brings the toy back, shower him with praise, but don’t take the toy away. Click and/ or reward him with food if it doesn’t overshadow the toy; or bring out another toy to excite him to drop the one he brought back. If your dog ignores you when he gets the toy, try running away from him after he has picked it up, with a different toy in hand. If he still won’t bring it back, pretend to eat some of his treat. indd 55 4/29/10 12:55 PM 56 Dog Tricks For Dummies 4. ” 5. Toss a different toy and repeat Steps 3 and 4.

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