Dog Training For Dummies

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A well-trained dog is the result of education – actually, more yours than your dog’s. You need to know what makes a dog a dog: how he thinks, reacts, grows, and expresses himself; what his needs are; and most important, why he does what he does. When you understand your dog, you will achieve a mutually rewarding relationship. Dogs aren't homogeneous. Each one is unique, and in their differences lie the challenge.

Dog Training For Dummies can help anyone who has just brought home a puppy or is thinking of getting one. Even if you have experience with dog training, you’ll find useful information for a wide variety of dog breeds and personalities. This book is also for you if

  • You want your dog to be well behaved – for his sake as well as yours.
  • You have little or no knowledge of proper dog training techniques
  • You have done some reading on the subject, but have had limited success with your dog.
  • Your dog is partially trained but needs to learn a few more things

Find out what it takes to have a well-behaved pooch by recognizing your dog's instinctive behaviors and determining its personality profile. Understand what your expectations are and know how your attitude affects your dog's training. This handy reference guide also covers the following and more:

  • Dealing with barking and chewing
  • Coping with separation anxiety
  • Housetraining a puppy
  • Walking and heeling
  • Retrieving on command
  • Training for competitive dog titles
  • Teaching your dog to be a Companion Dog
  • Dealing with aggression
  • Understanding your dog's health
  • Going to obedience school

The important thing about dog training is to get started today. The sooner you train your dog to behave the way you want him to, the sooner the two of you can live in peace together, and the more problems you can prevent down the road. So get going! Your dog will thank you for it.

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"Easy to read and full of tips for the new owner, as well as the experienced one." Valerie Rutledge, professional dog trainer "An exceptionally informative volume on behavior and training. You'll learn as much about yourself as you will about your dog." — Joel Gavriele-Gold, Ph.D., author of When Pets Come Between Partners "It can be read cover to cover (as I did) or used as a well-organized reference guide. It packs an amazing amount of knowledge into a remarkably portable volume." — Bob Payne, certified kennel operator and professional dog trainer

Understand your dog's drives and how to use them in training

The quick, easy, and fun way to make training succeed for you and your dog All dogs need training to live peacefully among humans. This book's clear, step-by-step instructions show you how to train your dog, from housetraining and socializing your puppy to teaching your adult dog fun new tricks.

Discover how to: Teach your dog basic commands Eliminate unwanted behaviors Make training fun and effective Choose the right training equipment Live in harmony with your dog

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About the Author:

Jack and Wendy Volhard, internationally known as the "trainers of trainers," have been helping people train their dogs for more than 30 years. They have produced 4 video tapes, written more than 150 articles, and authored 6 books.

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