Uncle Matty's Ultimate Guide to Dog Training

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Many lucky dogs and happy families have gotten a new leash on life with the help of television's favorite dog trainer, Uncle Matty, whose refrain "Uncle Matty's proud!" has become well known to millions of PBS and "Good Morning America" viewers.

Public television has not been the same since Matthew "Uncle Matty" Margolis demonstrated his animal magnetism by casting a magic spell on the good, the bad, and the beautiful. Dozens of untrained and confused dogs as well as their ...

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Overview

Many lucky dogs and happy families have gotten a new leash on life with the help of television's favorite dog trainer, Uncle Matty, whose refrain "Uncle Matty's proud!" has become well known to millions of PBS and "Good Morning America" viewers.

Public television has not been the same since Matthew "Uncle Matty" Margolis demonstrated his animal magnetism by casting a magic spell on the good, the bad, and the beautiful. Dozens of untrained and confused dogs as well as their bewildered families have had TV makeovers ever since he began teaching new dogs old tricks before an intrigued viewing audience.

Jumping off every page of Uncle Matty's Ultimate Guide to Dog Training are the same techniques, in a similar format, seen on the recent TV series, Woof! It's a Dog's Life with Matthew Margolis presented on PBS by WGBH, Boston, and his PBS television speciaIs Woof! A Guide to Dog Training and Woof! Woof! Uncle Matty's Guide to Dog Training.

If Matthew Margolis and coauthor Mordecai Siegal have a message to send their readers it is: Hug your dog until he says Uncle -- Uncle Matty that is -- who is, after all, every dog's favorite next of kin. Uncle Matty's Ultimate Guide to Dog Training was written to magnify the enjoyable and useful dog training information viewed in every segment of Uncle Matty's television series. This very readable training guide covers such subjects as testing for temperament, creating an emotional attachment with your dog, and evaluating training equipment, in addition to teaching you how to teach your dog basic obedience commands such as Sit, Stay, Heel, Down, and Come. Solutions for the most common behavior problems are also here -- owner problems as well as dog problems, because, as Uncle Matty has shown again and again, half the time it's the owner who's standing in the way of a dog's training.

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Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
If you've ever seen one of Margolis's immensely popular Woof! specials, you know his trademark methods: He uses humor on the owners and a high-pitched praising voice on the dogs.... Margolis has men and women across the U.S. emulating his falsetto 'Uncle Matty's proud!'...Margolis is the genuine article."—The Boston Globe
Library Journal
For this official companion to the PBS series, expert trainer "Uncle Matty" is joined by Siegal, president of the Dog Writers Association of America.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684845562
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.77 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Introduction

Curling up with an enjoyable companion book has many of the same benefits as curling up with an enjoyable companion animal. The difference between the two is merely a tail. It has been proved that petting a friendly dog can reduce tension and lower pulse rate. The same can be said of a user-friendly book, and in particular, a companion book to a popular television show. Uncle Matty's Ultimate Guide to Dog Training was written to complement and amplify the fun and highly useful dog training information found in every segment of the television series Woof! It's a Dog's Life with Matthew Margolis. This entertaining television series is now seen throughout the United States and in many parts of the world. Presented on PBS by WGBH Boston, Matthew has become known to his vast TV audience as Uncle Matty, a nom de pooch that has become permanently stamped into the minds of the dog-owning public. It began in a casual, spontaneous way. Whenever one of his tail-wagging students performed a command properly, Matthew rewarded the dog with exuberant praise and affection. He would say in a high-pitched tone of voice, "Oh, my dog. Uncle Matty's so proud!" Everyone watching fell in love with the way he praised the dogs and the animals' exhilarated response to him. Matthew has since become America's dog trainer -- and to his affectionate audience, he will forever be Uncle Matty.

Although Uncle Matty's Utimate Guide to Dog Training is a dog-training book, it is not like any other. Of course, it presents expert obedience training for dogs and dog lovers. If you read it, you will learn. However, the instructions offered in this book are given within the framework of scenarios between the dog, Matthew, and the dog's owners, as is done in the television series. All the essentials of dog training are here -- including bonding, training equipment and commands, all bundled into an effective obedience program for you and your dog. But there is one big difference between this book and other training manuals. We have added an important character that usually never appears in this type of book, the person who has to do the work, the dog's owner -- meaning you. Before you can teach your dog obedience training you must learn how to do it first. Every dog-training book by necessity is about teaching people how to train their dogs. For that reason we have included dog owners in each scenario so they can reveal the things that hold them back from doing a good job. In some instances, the stumbling blocks are quite humorous. In other cases, they are somewhat serious. You may be surprised to find unexpected laughter and perhaps a tear or two in the pages of this dog-training book. We want to make it easier and more enjoyable to train your dog. It will certainly be more interesting.

Each chapter teaches a specific aspect of obedience training, with different dogs and their owners, and is performed in lively scenes with all the players involved. Within training scenes, we occasionally find that the dog and its owner have an identity crisis, so we try to figure out who is on which end of the leash. In this book, the four-legged family members and the folks who love them will make you laugh, or grumble, or, perhaps wince with recognition.

Uncle Matty's Utimate Guide to Dog Training is the collaboration between two men who have been writing dog books together for three decades; the words are by Mordecai Siegal and the music by Matthew Margolis. Mordecai has written twenty-three books, sixteen of them about dogs, and Uncle Matty, so proud, has trained more than 35,000 dogs. This collaboration began in 1969 and has resulted in eight books, several of which are among the most successful dog books in print.

"Uncle Matty" Margolis has made an unforgettable impression on everyone who watches him on TV. Millions of viewers enjoy Matthew's television shows because the dog owners as well as their dogs often trip over themselves, doing everything wrong, revealing what they'll do for love, and finally, learning how to succeed in training without really crying. The concept of owner participation is reflected on these pages, along with step-by-step teaching techniques that really work. All that's missing is the falsetto sound of Matthew squealing to adoring dogs. If you have ever watched him on television, then you are familiar with this high-pitched sound of exhilaration, enchanting the dogs he trains along with their owners.

Matthew's one-hour specials continue to help PBS stations across the country with their membership pledge drives, and he endears himself to everyone who watches him change the behavior of dogs before their eyes. Of equal importance is Uncle Matty's understanding of humans in relation to their pets. His funny manner in pointing out the mistakes people make with their dogs is not only entertaining, it is an important part of the instruction. The people who appear on the shows with their dogs, and everyone watching at home, are enriched by the experience. As a result, everyone on the show and at home watching comes away with a better understanding of their dogs and the world they inhabit, how to manage behavior problems, and how to love their dogs more openly. It is the presence of the owners and their dogs that makes the TV specials so special. Having the owners as well as the dogs in each training scene is what makes Uncle Matty's Ultimate Guide to Dog Training a very unusual dog book. Matty and Morty are so proud!

Copyright © 1998 by Mordecai Siegal and Matthew Margolis

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Interviews & Essays

Before the live bn.com chat, Matthew Margolis agreed to answer some of our questions:

Q:  What is your favorite breed of dog, and why?

A:  The German shepherd. Of course, I own six of them, so I am a little prejudiced! They are truly one of the smartest breeds.

Q:  Do you think that dogs can experience true emotions such as love or hate?

A:  Those are human qualities. I believe they just love differently than we do, but they show it in kissing and hugging and licking. I do not think that dogs hate, but maybe they are just annoyed or ticked at their owners sometimes.

Q:  What is your favorite dog trick?

A:  Clicking on barnesandnoble.com.

Q:  Please recommend five of your favorite books.

A: 

  1. Tuesdays with Morrie
  2. Into Thin Air
  3. Good Dog, Bad Dog
  4. Uncle Matty's Ultimate Guide to Dog Training
  5. I Just Got a Puppy: What Do I Do?

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