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 instructions

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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
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, dog trainer, and internationally best-selling author. Her dog team performs live acrobatic shows on premier stages internationally; at circuses, professional sports halftime shows, and on movies and television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet, Showdog Moms & Dads, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Kyra and her dogs starred in Disney’s Underdog stage show and in a command performance at the palace in Marrakech for the king of Morocco.

Kyra has written numerous popular dog-training books including the international best-selling 101 Dog Tricks, and hosts a line of award-winning dog-training DVDs. She also set-trains dog actors for movies and TV and lectures on positive dog-training methods.

Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports, having trained, competed, and titled in a great number of dog sports. 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.

Kyra and her Weimaraners Chalcy and Jadie live with Kyra’s husband on a ranch in California’s Mojave desert. 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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