51 Puppy Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy

51 Puppy Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy

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by Kyra Sundance
     
 

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51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra’s curriculum differs from that of 101 Dog Tricks in that the

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51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra’s curriculum differs from that of 101 Dog Tricks in that the instructions are geared for the less mature dog. Young puppies are not yet well-tuned to humans, and respond better to a clicker than to a voice. Also, young puppies have so few skills that everyone benefits from a technique called “shaping” which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, puppies receive extra gentle care when we teach, focused more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592535712
Publisher:
Quarry Books
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
258,969
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Kyra Sundance is a world-acclaimed stunt dog show performer, celebrity dog trainer, and internationally best-selling author. An award winning author, Kyra's numerous dog-training books include the international best-selling 101 Dog Tricks, which sold over a half-million copies in 18 languages, and is one of the top dog training books of all time.

Kyra's acrobatic stunt dog team performs worldwide and starred in shows for the king of Morocco at the royal palace in Marrakech, in Disney’s Underdog stage show in Hollywood, and in circuses and professional sports halftime shows. They performed on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Animal Planet, and had their own television series called Showdog Moms & Dads.

Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports and is a set trainer for movie dogs. As a lecturer on positive training methods, her enthusiasm inspires audiences to develop fun and rewarding relationships with their own dogs. Her methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than ones fearful of making a mistake. She shows us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm with self-control.

www.kyra.com

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51 Puppy Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good and has loads of pictures. It completely demystifies the whole process and even gives tips for when your puppy doesn't want to cooperate (i.e. fetching for the dog that isn't a natural retriever). My puppy is 16 weeks old and can already do at least half the tricks in the book. Even my older dogs who are well beyond the puppy stage have learned many of the tricks as well. My husband who doesn't usually have patience for reading likes the book too because a large portion of the information is provided in step by step pictures. You can pretty much be up and running in very little time. I would highly recommend this book.
MomOf2inSanClementeCA More than 1 year ago
Cute book. Purchased for a friend of my daughter's for her birthday... my daughter wanted to keep it for herself. The tricks seemed easy when I looked at it, in fact we were able to quickly teach our two year old dog one of the tricks. Might have to buy it for my daughter for her birthday. Good illustrations and easy step by step instructions.
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Very good book. Good quality pictures and directions on how to perform the tricks described.
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