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When you're training your dog, he won't sit still for long-winded explanations. You don't have to, either! With this visual guide, you'll quickly learn how to determine your dog's personality, customize a training plan, and speak Doglish. You'll get the scoop on training tools, everyday handling, puppy conditioning, and socialization. You'll learn how to teach basic commands and progress to fun tricks and games. Instead of poring over boring text, you'll get the picture and ...
When you're training your dog, he won't sit still for long-winded explanations. You don't have to, either! With this visual guide, you'll quickly learn how to determine your dog's personality, customize a training plan, and speak Doglish. You'll get the scoop on training tools, everyday handling, puppy conditioning, and socialization. You'll learn how to teach basic commands and progress to fun tricks and games. Instead of poring over boring text, you'll get the picture and enjoy working with your soon-to-be well-trained dog!
Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
* Each tool, principle, or training technique is clearly described
* Detailed color photos demonstrate each step
* Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo
* Helpful tips provide additional guidance
Chapter 1: Your Dog’s Worldview.
Dogs Have Personality, Too.
Test Your Dog’s Personality.
Get a Proper Education.
Chapter 2: Learning to Speak Doglish.
Understand Pack Theory.
Understand Your Dog’s Motivation.
Play on the Same Team.
Encourage More Than You Discourage.
Learn to Interpret Doglish.
Read Your Dog’s Postures.
Develop Sensory Awareness.
Understand Cause and Effect.
Chapter 3: Training Tools.
Mats and Beds.
Toys and Chews.
Measure Your Dog for a Collar or Harness.
Chapter 4: Proofing and Prevention.
Teaching Food-Bowl and Toy Acceptance.
Being Around Children.
Adapting to Environmental Sounds.
Coping with Household Noises.
Chapter 5: Puppy Kindergarten: Early Conditioning.
Meeting Your Puppy’s Needs.
Say YES More Than NO and Say It Often.
Condition Your Puppy to Wear a Collar and Leash.
Teach Early Manners.
Discourage with EP, EP.
Distract Your Puppy.
Chapter 6: Grade-School Lessons.
The Magic Five.
The Concept of NO.
Discourage Chewing with NO.
Other Uses for NO.
Chapter 7: The Invisible Leash.
Practice Paying Attention.
Hands-Free Control with a Short Lead.
An Off-Lead Concept of NO.
When Your Dog Breaks.
Reinforce the Three Steps of COME.
Know When to Trust Your Dog to COME.
Avoid Overusing COME.
Deal with Less-Than-Perfect Reactions to COME.
Work Around Distractions.
Train with a Retractable Leash.
Work on a Ten-Foot Security Line.
Use a Long Line.
Chapter 8: Socialization Plus.
Chapter 9: Games and Tricks.
Treat Cup Name Game.
Toy Along, Tag Along.
Soda Bottle Soccer.
If You’re Happy and You Know It.
SPEAK and SHHH.
Chapter 10: The Civilized Companion.
Digging (If You Must) .
Staying Off the Furniture (Or Not).
Chapter 11: Crisis Management.
Appendix A: Choosing the Right Breed.
Choosing a Breed if You’re Dogless.
Selecting a Puppy.
Selecting an Older Dog.
Finding a Dog or a Puppy.
Appendix B: Finding the Right Professionals.
Choosing a Veterinarian.
Finding Additional Help.
Appendix C: Everyday Care and Concerns.
Brush Your Dog.
Nail Clipping and Bathing.
Teeth, Eyes, and Ears.
Other Important Healthcare Checks and Techniques.
Have Your Dog Spayed or Neutered.
Different Forms of Dog Food.
Appendix D: Kids and Dogs—from Coming Home to Everyday Living.
Preparing for a New Baby.
Kids and Dogs.
Posted August 26, 2013
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