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Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training

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Top Tips from Top Trainers features 1,001 exclusive tips from members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the most highly regarded group of its kind in the world. Unlike other dog training books that focus on basic advice, this innovative guide offers the average dog owner a plethora of interesting and helpful factoids previously known only by the professional dog trainers who developed them. From everyday problem solvers to cool ideas and time savers, these expert trainers share their favorite ...
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Overview


Top Tips from Top Trainers features 1,001 exclusive tips from members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the most highly regarded group of its kind in the world. Unlike other dog training books that focus on basic advice, this innovative guide offers the average dog owner a plethora of interesting and helpful factoids previously known only by the professional dog trainers who developed them. From everyday problem solvers to cool ideas and time savers, these expert trainers share their favorite positive training methods to help all dog owners become more successful pet parents. The book is organized from A to Z for easy browsing and covers a wide range of care and training tips, from common commands to training equipment, feeding, health, socialization, body language, rewards, house manners, and problem behaviors.
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While consistency leads to a well-trained dog, it can be fun and helpful to get other opinions, such as these tips based on the dog-friendly, positive training methods of APDT members. Each topic—from adolescent dogs to the "watch me" command—includes several related tips credited to specific trainers, and there is a directory of trainer contact information and an abbreviations list to explain trainer credentials. Many of the color photos illustrate teaching points. VERDICT This is a great quick reference for basic commands, fun tricks to enliven training, or investigating problem behaviors. The brief, easy-to-follow A-to-Z format makes finding information easy and invites a wide range of readers from novice owners to experienced trainers to apply these helpful ideas for their dog's education and enjoyment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793806409
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 596,630
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

A Z Tips 6

Adolescents Attention 8

Baby Business Cards 14

Calming Signals Cues 23

Day Care Drop It 54

Earthdog Exercise 64

Fear Furniture 68

Give Guilt 76

Hand Signals Hugging 84

Identification Introductions 107

Jogging Jumping Up 112

Keep-away Kitchen 116

Large Breeds Luring 117

Marker Muzzles 124

Nail Clipping Nothing in Life is Free 131

Obedience Outdoor Activities 136

Pests Puppy Kindergarten 139

Quiet 152

Rally Rules 152

Schutzhund Swimming Pools 158

Teething Treats 182

Vacuum Cleaners Voice 218

Wait Watch Me 221

Abbreviations 226

Trainer Directory 228

Index 246

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2010

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    Dog training information written by well-educated professionals

    Bookstore shelves are filled with books about dog training but not all of them are written by professional trainers dedicated to creating and maintaining professional standards for the dog training industry. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (www.apdt.com) was created to provide continuing education for dog trainers and to professionalize the dog training industry. This book clearly reflects those goals, as it is packed with valuable information for pet owners, clearly explained in terms that anyone can understand and use.

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