Idiot's Guides: Dog Training, 1st Edition

  • Liz Palika
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  • ISBN-10: 1615645721
  • ISBN-13: 9781615645725
  • DDC: 636.70887
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Nothing is more exciting than bringing home a new puppy or dog. But without some basic training, a dog can turn life upside down. Idiot's Guides®: Dog Training helps readers lay a solid, positive behavioral foundation for dogs of all ages and levels of prior training. Filled with full-color, step-by-step photos of the processes for housetraining, obedience, behavior modification, and more, this book is the fastest, easiest way to help a dog grow into a happy, well-behaved member of the family. And when the dog has mastered the basics, this book also shows readers some fun tricks to help owners and dogs enjoy their time together even more. The book includes the perfect balance between textual instruction and visual illustration to teach the essentials of dog training.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Your Relationship with Your Dog.
2: Building a Relationship with Your Dog.
3: Your Dog's Environment and Training.
4: Who is Your Dog?.
5: Explaining Dog Training.
6: Set Training Goals.
7: Choose a Training Method.
8: Your Training Tools.
9: Tips for Training Success.
10: The Basic Exercises.
11: Housetraining.
12: Teaching Sit, Sit Stay, and Release.
13: Teaching Down and Down Stay.
14: Teaching Come.
15: Teaching Attention and Leash Skills.
16: Teaching Leave It.
17: Training Challenges.
18: Training Your Puppy.
19: Preventing Problem Behaviors.
20: Addressing Problem Behaviors.
21: Trick Training and Games.
22: Canine Sports and Activities.
About the Author.