When the complexities of modern living demanded that, for his own protection as well as his master’s convenience, the dog be made controllable, the average owner sought advice from the most available source, which was, too often, some local dog-show exhibitor. Not realizing that, excepting a few praiseworthy individuals, these exhibitors were only superficially concerned with the qualities of use and companionship, an unfortunate dog owner would accept the sight of trophies or ribbons as the credits of an expert. Growing numbers of people and dogs continued to emphasize the advantages of proper dog-behavior and when, in 1935, The American Kennel Club instituted its obedience trials, the competition necessary to focus attention on results and improvement of methods was provided. And something else was observed. It was evident that thorough obedience training does more than assure a dog’s response to his master’s command; capacities for learning and emotional stability could be increased and integrated as permanent qualities of character. Recently, leading magazines of both general and specialized nature have made the public aware of the trained dog’s potential, and of the recreational possibilities of dog training as a hobby. Interest in dog-training classes and other activities where dogs are dignified by usefulness, rather than merely looked at, is evidence that the dog-training public has outgrown the “make a game” and “tid-bit tossing” techniques that, by not being founded on positive and proper motivations, demonstrate the inadequacy of the master, thus promoting failure of response at those times when control is most needed, as well as contributing to the dog’s feeling of insecurity. Dog owners of perspective have come to want the type of obedience upon which a blind person might stake his life, and the emotional stability that is vital to dogs in the presence of small, unpredictable children. This classic includes the following chapters: Introduction Lesson I. Fables and Foibles Lesson II. Correct Equipment Lesson III. The Foundation Lesson IV. Heeling Lesson V. Sitting Lesson VI. The Automatic Sit Lesson VII. The Sit-Stay Lesson VIII. The Down Lesson IX. Down-Stay Lesson X. Stand-For-Examination Lesson XI. Recall Lesson XII. Finish Lesson XIII. Polishing Lesson XIV. The Throw-Chain Lesson XV. The Light Line Lesson XVI. Don’t Lose It—Use It Problems
Published by Ravenio Books on 04/09/2016
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.
Published by Workman Publishing on 09/25/2012
Book details: 304 pages.
Acquiring a dog, whether a purebred puppy or a shelter rescue, is a big step for most people and fortunately there is a lot of good information available to make a good choice. Deciding who should train your dog is another matter. Unless you have lots of experience training dogs yourself, you probably have not even considered who should train your dog-and if you just rely on newspaper ads or business cards left in a vet's office to find a trainer, you may be very disappointed in the outcome. Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer by Katenna Jones presents all of the information you need to know to find the right trainer for you based on your lifestyle and the particular behaviors your dog needs to learn. Your dog is too important to not make the right training decision.
Published by Dogwise Publishing on 03/01/2012
Book details: 304 pages.
***Modern Dog magazine's editor's choice pick for 2019*** Are you inadvertently rewarding your dog's bad behavior? Are you misinterpreting the peeing at the door? In Dog Training Diaries, lifelong dog trainer Tom Shelby captures the basic guidelines of training dogs and offers advice, strategies, and personal insight to deal with the most common problematic situations dog owners face. Harmony obstacles include: Pulling on the leash Jumping Eating chair legs Separation anxiety Housebreaking Aggression And more! Tom’s personal stories from his life as a dog trainer allow readers to journey through all dog walks of life—from mansions to suburban parking lots—as he explains how to restore the special relationship between dog and owner. Dog Training Diaries will help readers harmonize, understand, teach, and learn from their dogs—because harmony between dog and family is what it’s all about.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 11/13/2018
Book details: 208 pages.
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.
Published by HarperCollins on 10/04/2016
Book details: 320 pages.
New York Times Best Seller! Whether your dog is barky, jumps on visitors, or even suffers from fear of loud noises or people Dog Training 101 has the answers so you can have a happy, healthy, pup. Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions that you can use to train your less-than-obedient pup to be a happy, attentive and behaved canine. With dog ownership at an all time high, especially among young people, knowing how to properly care for and raise dog besties is more important than ever. Dog Training 101 teaches everything from basic commands like sit, stay and come to everything you'll need to prepare for a new dog's arrival. Internationally renowned dog trainer and author of the bestselling 101 Dog Tricks, Kyra Sundance, is your expert guide. Troubleshoot common problems like jumping on visitors or barking. Learn games designed to help overcome common fears like loud noises, people or even vacuum cleaners. Whether you need help choosing the right dog, potty training, leash training, feeding or fetching Dog Training 101 will become your everyday best reference.
Published by Quarry Books on 09/05/2017
Book details: 176 pages.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 09/14/2011
Book details: 408 pages.
When the first volume of The Dog Trainer's Resource was published in 2007, it became a resounding success among professional dog trainers and behaviorists. It also introduced a new generation of dog trainers to the profession and started them on the road to success with information from experts in the field. This new volume, The Dog Trainer's Resource 2, contains more cutting edge information collected from dog training's most influential magazine, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, published by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Subjects covered in this book range from puppy training and socialization to working with veterinarians and how to run the business end of the leash. A special emphasis in this volume is on behavior problems including how to diagnose problem behaviors, training, and management strategies. It includes detailed case studies that give the reader insights from experts. Both new and seasoned dog trainers will benefit from the 73 articles written by 43 authors.
Published by Dogwise Publishing on 07/01/2008
Book details: 386 pages.
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.
Published by Ten Speed Press on 06/07/2016
Book details: 240 pages.
10-Minute Dog Training Games: • helps busy dog owners get the most out of their training time • utilizes scientifically proven methods and learning theory • creates a happy, confident dog who is motivated to work • channels enthusiasm and teaches self-control • uses positive, fun reward-based techniques Learn foundation skills like: • Basic obedience • Following directional signs • Jumps and balancing • Memory games • Overcoming fears and many more! The exercises use tons of varied props and creative ideas for a dynamic, engaging curriculum!
Published by Quarry on 10/01/2011
Book details: 176 pages.