Having Fun with Your Dog

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Tons of ideas for having even more fun with your dog!

Dogs are so much fun to be around—that's why they're our best friends, right? But there's so much more you can do with them than play fetch. This book showcases all the fun activities you can share together, like camping, hiking, swimming, agility, flyball, and junior handling. It also shows you how to teach your dog special skills like herding and tracking. Plus, you'll find out ways you can team up with your dog to help ...

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Overview

Tons of ideas for having even more fun with your dog!

Dogs are so much fun to be around—that's why they're our best friends, right? But there's so much more you can do with them than play fetch. This book showcases all the fun activities you can share together, like camping, hiking, swimming, agility, flyball, and junior handling. It also shows you how to teach your dog special skills like herding and tracking. Plus, you'll find out ways you can team up with your dog to help others in activities like pet therapy visits or participating in dog walkathons.

Loaded with lots of color photos and friendly information you can trust, the ASPCA Kids books were written by animal lovers for animal lovers—just like you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470410851
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Series: ASPCA Kids Series , #3
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Audrey Pavia has written many books about different types of animals, including dogs, horses, rabbits, and even lizards. She and her husband live in California with their many pets. Audrey’s dog, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Nigel, competes in agility. He also loves the dog park and going hiking.

Jacque Lynn Schultz, MA, CPDT, has worked for the ASPCA for more than twenty years. She began as a behavior counselor, then headed the Training and Behavior Department, and is now a senior director in the Community Outreach Department. In her current role, she works with animal shelters across the country to enrich and improve the lives of the animals in their care. Jacque is a popular speaker, an award-winning author, and a certifi ed pet dog trainer. She lives in Brooklyn with Bop, a sassy white cat with orange tabby patches, and Harpo, a blonde Tibetan Spaniel who is a master of many tricks.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Ready.

Let’s get ready to do things together. Teach your dog the basic skills he needs to do many of the great activities in this book.

Chapter 2: Just for Fun.

From hanging out in the yard to swimming and camping to just playing hide-and-seek around the house, there’s a lot of ways to have fun with your dog.

Chapter 3: The Joy of Learning.

If you want to take your dog’s training further, you can teach him some cool tricks. You may want to try your hand at more advanced skills, too, such as tracking and herding.

Chapter 4: More Fun and Games.

If you’d like to compete for prizes with your dog, try agility, 4-H, dog clubs, and a bunch of other canine sports.

Chapter 5: Helping Others.

There are so many ways you and your dog can help others, from therapy dog visits to volunteering at your local shelter.

Resources.

About the Authors.

About the ASPCA.

Index.

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