What All Good Dogs Should Know: The Sensible Way to Train

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Apractical guide to positive dog training, What All Good Dogs Should Know: The Sensible Way to Train forgoes philosophy and fluff and quickly gets to the how-tos. With a conversational, easy-to-understand approach, this expanded, revised second edition: Covers basic commands, including "Leave It", Includes information about walking on a leash, housetraining, and other "good dog" behaviors, Features a new chapter on the canine personality profile to help you understand your dog better, Addresses issues common to ...
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Overview

Apractical guide to positive dog training, What All Good Dogs Should Know: The Sensible Way to Train forgoes philosophy and fluff and quickly gets to the how-tos. With a conversational, easy-to-understand approach, this expanded, revised second edition: Covers basic commands, including "Leave It", Includes information about walking on a leash, housetraining, and other "good dog" behaviors, Features a new chapter on the canine personality profile to help you understand your dog better, Addresses issues common to rescue and shelter dogs, including shyness and insecurity, Covers ways to correct objectionable behaviors. Punctuated with original cartoon drawings and real-life examples, this book gives you proven techniques for training a puppy or an older dog. You will learn how to establish yourself as the leader of the pack and help your dog become a great companion.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
While such recent entries into the dog obedience market as Linda Colflesh's Making Friends , Bashkim Dibra's Dog Training by Bash and the Monks of New Skete's The Art of Raising a Puppy wow the canine-happy with authorial charm and painstaking thoroughness, this volume aims to please by virtue of its succinct, pared-down approach. Volhard and Bartlett, the author and illustrator, respectively, of Teaching Dog Obedience Classes , march the reader through exercises designed to produce a ``good'' dog: i.e., one that is housetrained, comes when called, has no bad habits, stays when told and does not pull when walked. However, they may overestimate their audience. Only a novice owner who is endowed with unusual powers of deduction will be able to fruitfully apply directions like ``Distract and do something pleasant for the dog.'' Devotees of training manuals, on the other hand, may pick up some worthwhile tips: reinforce your status as leader by having the dog sit and stay when you need to open the door. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470146798
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/19/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 542,327
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Volhard has taught more than ten thousand dog owners to train their dogs and is the recipient of four awards from the Dog Writers' Association of America.

Melissa Bartlett has trained numerous dogs and was named Cartoonist of the Year by the Dog Writers' Association.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors     ix
Why Train Your Dog and When to Start     1
What Is a Good Dog?     2
What Is Involved in Training?     3
When to Begin Training     6
Building Trust     9
Consistency Is Key     11
Taking Charge     12
Where to Train     14
A Personality Profile for Your Dog     15
Behaviors in Each Drive     15
Your Dog's Personality     17
Now What?     20
Bringing Out Drives     20
Practical Application     22
How Your Dog Thinks     25
Can Your Dog Read Your Mind?     25
"Reading" Your Dog     25
Interpreting Your Dog's Body Postures     29
How Your Dog Learns     33
Who Is Training Whom?     33
A "Baby-sitter" for Your Dog     39
Advantages of a Crate     39
Selecting a Crate     41
Introducing Your Dog to the Crate     41
Getting Your Dog Used to the Crate     42
A Word of Caution     44
Housetraining     45
Housetraining Your Puppy     45
Dealing with Accidents     51
Sit and Stay     53
Jumping on People     53
Safety     55
Commands to be Taught     56
Go Lie Down     67
Teaching Your Dog to Lie Down on Command     67
Teaching Your Dog to Remain in Place     71
Teaching the Go Lie Down Command     72
Walking Your Dog     75
Leash-Training Your Dog     76
Teaching Your Dog Not to Pull     76
Still Not Getting It?     80
Coming When Called     83
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise     83
Be Nice to Your Dog When He Comes to You     83
Teach Your Dog to Come When Called as Soon as You Bring Him Home     84
When in Doubt, Keep Your Dog on Leash     84
Always Touch His Collar Before You Reward with a Treat or Praise     85
The Game of Coming When Called     85
Going Outside     87
Adding Distractions     88
Leave It     93
Step 1     95
Step 2     95
Step 3     96
Step 4     97
Step 5     98
The Rescued Dog     101
The Shy Dog     101
Separation Anxiety     106
Overprotectiveness     108
Resource Guarding     109
Objectionable Behavior     113
Your Options     113
Why Does Your Dog Do It?     116
What to Do About Unacceptable Behavior     122
Epilogue     127
Bibliography     128
Index     129
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