You Now Have Time to Train a Dog!
All it takes is 15 minutes!
This expanded second edition shows dog owners proven, effective tips for training any dog in just minutes a day. You don't need special skills or expensive equipment and you don't need hour upon hour of free time. Short simple training sessions work best.
Teaching any dog basic obedience skills can be done just about anywhere and will work on dogs of all ages and breeds. Repetition and consistency are the keys to making dogs behave.
This expanded edition not only provides proven tips anyone can use, it also includes an expanded chapter on canine nutrition and information on traveling with your pet.
Take the drudgery out of training, keep the training fun for both you and the dog and watch the amazing results in as little as 15 minutes each day.
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Table of Contents
|A Word About Commands||8|
|Chapter 1||Getting Started||10|
|Chapter 2||Training The Trainer||15|
|Chapter 3||The Training Session||31|
|Chapter 4||Sit: Where Training Begins||37|
|Chapter 5||Teaching The Dog To Come||51|
|Chapter 6||Getting Down||61|
|Chapter 7||Heal: Good Manners On The Line||73|
|Chapter 8||Housebreaking: This Is Important||85|
|Chapter 9||Dogs That Jump...Must Be Stopped||95|
|Chapter 10||Every Dog's Favorite Game||103|
|Chapter 11||Quiet: It Can Be Taught||115|
|Chapter 12||Traveling With Your Dog||123|
|Chapter 13||Tips For A Happy Dog||133|
|Chapter 14||Acquiring A Canine Companion||151|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I checked Mr. Michalowski's book out of my local library to see what he had to say about training dogs. Unfortunately, our philosophies are vastly different, and in the 2002 edition which I read, his are quite outdated. Most qualified canine training professionals today understand that a dog's jumping up is NOT a dominance behavior. It's how dogs greet each other, and if your dog starts doing it, he's probably saying HI in a way not suitable for greeting humans. There are lots of good training techniques for changing your dog's jumping up behavior, but this book recommends the old 'jab your knee in his chest.' The author says the intent is only to knock him off balance, but he says he has sent multiple dogs "flying," to the surprise of their owners. He also states in one paragraph "it's not your job to inflict pain," and in the next paragraph he says the dog should figure out that jumping up "gets nothing but a startling pain in the chest." A page or two later, he states that he is even willing to go against his own don't-hit philosophy in some cases, and advises people to whack a dog in the snout--not a tap, but a determined blow that will leave a memory. The author's lack of clarity on his own position is enough to make one doubt his true understanding of dog-human interactions. Reliable, research-based sources have determined that aggressive training techniques beget aggressive reactions in dogs. Aggression toward your dog will confuse him, and his frustration may lead to behavior problems you never would have had if you had approached your dog differently. Please look up books by writers who have a more contemporary understanding of dog psychology and trainers who approach dogs as creatures who simply need clear, benevolent communication. Look for dog professionals who have joined the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a group that support positive training methods for all breeds and sports involving dogs. Look for Terry Ryan, Karen Pryor, Stanley Cohen, Dr. Ian Dunbar, as starting points.