15 Minutes to a Great Dog

15 Minutes to a Great Dog

by Kevin Michalowski, Michalowski Kevin

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440224171
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 11/08/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
File size: 11 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction7
A Word About Commands8
Chapter 1Getting Started10
Chapter 2Training The Trainer15
Chapter 3The Training Session31
Chapter 4Sit: Where Training Begins37
Chapter 5Teaching The Dog To Come51
Chapter 6Getting Down61
Chapter 7Heal: Good Manners On The Line73
Chapter 8Housebreaking: This Is Important85
Chapter 9Dogs That Jump...Must Be Stopped95
Chapter 10Every Dog's Favorite Game103
Chapter 11Quiet: It Can Be Taught115
Chapter 12Traveling With Your Dog123
Chapter 13Tips For A Happy Dog133
Chapter 14Acquiring A Canine Companion151

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TXTrainer More than 1 year ago
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 Unfortunately, our philosophies are vastly different, and in the 2002 edition which I read, his are quite outdated.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.