Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training

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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something—and skip the long-winded explanations? The Visual Learning System in Teach Yourself VISUALLY ‰ Dog Training breaks down the different training tasks into graphical two-page lessons that simplify learning. Inside you'll find clear, step-by-step instructions for developing an effective training regimen for your puppy or adult dog. Full-color photographs show you how to train basic commands, socialize and housetrain your dog, and ...
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Overview

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something—and skip the long-winded explanations? The Visual Learning System in Teach Yourself VISUALLY ‰ Dog Training breaks down the different training tasks into graphical two-page lessons that simplify learning. Inside you'll find clear, step-by-step instructions for developing an effective training regimen for your puppy or adult dog. Full-color photographs show you how to train basic commands, socialize and housetrain your dog, and teach tricks and games. Plus, you'll learn how to manage problem behaviors, such as excessive barking, jumping up on people, destructive chewing, and much more.
  • "Question & Answer" sidebars provide practical tips and tricks
  • Large color photos demonstrate how to correctly perform each task
  • Step-by-step instructions explain beginner to more advanced training techniques
  • Two-page lessons offer skills you can practice immediately

Author Biography: Lisa Roussac Kruitwagen is the owner of Dealing with Dogs Ltd, which offers obedience classes that focus on positive training methods. Kruitwagen teamed with the maranGraphics Development Group to make Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dog Training easy to follow and adaptable to you and your dog's needs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764569135
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/30/2004
  • Series: Visual Read Less, Learn More Ser.
  • Pages: 249
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started
Considerations Before Getting a Dog 14
Guide to Popular Dog Breeds 18
Where to Get a Dog 26
Puppy Development 28
Your Dog's Health and Nutrition 30
The Basics of Grooming 32
Finding a Training Class 34
Your Dog and Car Travel 36
Dog Walkers 38
Day Care for Dogs 39
Chapter 2 Positive Dog Training Fundamentals
Positive Training Methods 42
Tips for Effective Dog Training 44
Dog Training Basics 46
How to Give a Command 48
Setting Up for Success 49
Training Equipment You Need 50
Types of Training Rewards 52
Using Rewards During Training 54
Chapter 3 Housetraining
Housetraining Basics 58
Housetraining Commands 59
Crate Training Basics 60
Crate Training Your Dog 62
Using a Crate for Housetraining 64
Housetraining While You Are Out 66
Paper Training Your Dog 68
Chapter 4 Socialization
Socialization 72
Handling 78
Bite Inhibition 82
Introducing a New Dog to Other Pets 86
Dogs and Children 88
Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby 92
Understanding Dog Body Language 94
Chapter 5 Basic Commands
Getting Your Dog's Attention 98
Releasing From a Command 99
Sit Command 100
Stand Command 102
Down Command 104
Settle Command 106
Stay Command 108
Let's Go Command 110
Off Command 112
Give Command 114
Move Command 115
Come Command 116
Chapter 6 Beyond the Basics
Heel Command 120
Wait Command 122
Touch Command 123
Go to Your Place Command 124
Training with Distractions 126
Emergency Commands 128
Canine Good Citizen Test 130
Chapter 7 Fun Games
Puppy Push-Ups 136
Trading Game 137
Front and Center 138
How Do You Do 139
Hide and Seek 140
Fetch 142
Tug 144
Recall Game 146
Mentally Stimulating Activities 148
Chapter 8 Cool Tricks
Read 152
Cookie On Paw 153
Catch 154
Back Up 155
Hugs 156
Speak 158
Take a Bow 160
Shake a Paw 162
Wave 164
Sit Pretty 166
Dance 168
Spin 170
Play Possum 172
Roll Over 174
Crawl 176
Over 178
Weave 180
Chapter 9 Working Off Leash
Progressing Toward Off-Leash Work 184
Introduction to Off-Leash Parks 188
Tips for Visiting Off-Leash Parks 190
Things to Do at Off-Leash Parks 192
Sports and Activities for Your Dog 194
Chapter 10 Working With Problem Behaviors
Begging 200
Jumping Up on People 202
Jumping Up on Furniture 204
Destructive Chewing 206
Destructive Digging 208
Chasing Cars or People 210
Excessive Barking 212
Separation Anxiety 216
Aggression Toward People 220
Aggression Toward Other Dogs 222
Resource Guarding 226
Living with an Aging Dog 230
Chapter 11 Recipes and Reference
Dog Treat Recipes 234
Glossary of Terms 236
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