Study Guide eBook - Dog Basics and Training - The Basis of Pet Success... [NOOK Book]

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First thing’s first: despite the title of this report, there is no such thing as a perfect pooch (just as there is no such thing as a perfect human). The closest you can come to picking the perfect pooch is to pick one that’s best for you and your family.
You know what’s weird? Dog owners all believe their dog’s personality is distinct and unique. Even if they own two dogs of the same breed, ...
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Overview

Introduction

First thing’s first: despite the title of this report, there is no such thing as a perfect pooch (just as there is no such thing as a perfect human). The closest you can come to picking the perfect pooch is to pick one that’s best for you and your family.
You know what’s weird? Dog owners all believe their dog’s personality is distinct and unique. Even if they own two dogs of the same breed, perhaps even from the same litter, they’ll say each dog has a personality all his own. And they’ll be right. And yet many of those same people believe that dog personalities are determined by breed. They’ll say things like “Golden Retrievers don’t bite,” or “Pit Bulls are vicious.” And they’ll be wrong. A dog’s personality, like that of a child, is determined more by “nurture” than “nature.” Depending on how he’s raised, a Golden Retriever will bite and be vicious; a Pit Bull will be a gentle coward.
It is true that dogs of a certain breed may share some behavioral characteristics (e.g., most Labrador Retrievers enjoy swimming and are crazy about fetching a ball). There are exceptions to every rule, but knowing behavioral (as well as physical) characteristics will help you to decide on a dog that will likely be a good fit for you and your lifestyle. We’ll cover that later in this report.
But looking beyond the breed characteristics and picking a dog based on his individual personality is a very important—yet often overlooked—step in finding a dog that’s best for you and your family.
Keep an open mind about what type of pooch to pick until after you’ve done your homework. You and your soon-to-be best friend will be much happier with the results.

Table of Contents
Picking the Perfect Pooch 4
What Kind of Dog? 8
Picking a Pooch 12
The Basis of Pet Success 14
Pre-Training Basics 15
Rewards 16
Timing 18
Primary and Secondary Reinforcements 19
Consistency is Key 19
Housebreaking Breakthroughs 21
Five Facts 22
Common Scents 24
Crate Training and Housebreaking Go Hand-in-Paw 25
It’s All in the Timing 28
Step-By-Step Housebreaking Process 30
Handling Inevitable Accidents 37
How Long Before He’s Housebroken? 38
Be Alert for Special Circumstances 38
In Summary 39
Lesson 1: Teaching Your Dog His Name 40
Lesson 2: Teaching Your Dog to Sit 44
Lesson 3: Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called 47
Lesson 3: Teaching Your Dog to Come when Called 49
Lesson 4: Teaching Your Dog to Stay 52
Lesson 5: Teaching Your Dog to Lie Down 56
Lesson 6: Teaching Your Dog Not to Jump Up on People 60
Lesson 7: Teaching Your Dog to Heel 66
IN CONCLUSION 72
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012978448
  • Publisher: colin
  • Publication date: 9/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 76
  • Sales rank: 1,231,462
  • File size: 3 MB

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