Dog Training: How to educate your dog

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Bursting with expert information on all your dog training needs, but small enough to fit in your pocket or hold in one hand, this is the perfect quick-reference guide for anyone wanting to train their dog to be friendly and well-behaved. Condensed here in Collins Gem Dog Training is all the essential information needed to train your dog using gentle, positive methods that are fast, effective, and fun. The first section looks at choosing a puppy to match your character and your lifestyle, as well as proven ...

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Overview

Bursting with expert information on all your dog training needs, but small enough to fit in your pocket or hold in one hand, this is the perfect quick-reference guide for anyone wanting to train their dog to be friendly and well-behaved. Condensed here in Collins Gem Dog Training is all the essential information needed to train your dog using gentle, positive methods that are fast, effective, and fun. The first section looks at choosing a puppy to match your character and your lifestyle, as well as proven techniques to make them both friendly and obedient. The second section helps you to understand your dog's behavior to enable you to communicate clearly with them, while the third section consists of a number of training exercises, accompanied by clear step-by-step photoguides and straightforward instructions. With advice suitable for dogs of all ages and breeds, and illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, this easy-to-follow guide will enable any owner to transform even the most unruly of dogs into a happy and obedient pet. Contents include choosing a puppy to match your character and lifestyle; how to have a sociable, friendly puppy; first lessons—house-training, chewing, and play-biting; step-by-step photoguides on training methods; preventing and solving problem behaviour; games, sports and tricks; talking and listening to your dog; and how to be a good owner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007177097
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Collins Gem
  • Pages: 191
  • Product dimensions: 3.24 (w) x 4.60 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author 6
Introduction 8
Choosing a Dog 10
A new puppy 11
Which breed is right for you? 16
The right dog for you 20
Educating a puppy 22
Training older dogs 30
Communicating with Your Dog 32
Their physical world 33
A dog's senses 34
Dogs' body language 42
Vocal communication 50
Visual communication 51
Displacement behaviour 52
Encouraging Good Behaviour 54
Make your dog want to please you 55
Prevent unwanted behaviour 58
Be a good pack leader 64
The Well-Behaved Dog 76
Essential needs 77
Basic Training 88
Why use rewards? 89
Motivating your dog 90
Short training sessions 96
Teaching words and signals 98
Come when called 102
Walking on a lead 104
The 'sit' 108
The 'down' 110
The 'stand' 112
The 'roll over' 114
The 'stay' 116
The 'settle down' 118
Aim for success 119
Games You Can Play 120
Mind games 122
Types of games 124
Chase games 126
Retrieving games 128
Other games 138
Coping with play-biting 140
Teaching Tricks 142
Teaching simple tricks 143
Curing Common Problems 148
Bad manners and unruly behaviour 149
Preventing aggression 150
Preventing noisy barking 160
Preventing chasing 162
Preventing separation problems 164
Preventing fearfulness 168
Preventing attention seeking 172
Preventing jumping up 174
House training 176
Preventing car travel problems 180
Preventing vet's visit problems 184
Useful Information 188
Index 190
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