Dog Training Diaries: Proven Expert Tips & Tricks to Live in Harmony with Your Dog

Dog Training Diaries: Proven Expert Tips & Tricks to Live in Harmony with Your Dog

by Tom Shelby
Dog Training Diaries: Proven Expert Tips & Tricks to Live in Harmony with Your Dog

Dog Training Diaries: Proven Expert Tips & Tricks to Live in Harmony with Your Dog

by Tom Shelby



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Modern Dog magazine's editor's choice and finalist for the 2019 Dog Writers Association of America!

Part memoir, part tell-all, and a fully no-nonsense handbook”—Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog

Are you inadvertently rewarding your dog's bad behavior? Are you misinterpreting the peeing at the door? In Dog Training Diaries, lifelong dog trainer Tom Shelby captures the basic guidelines of training dogs and offers advice, strategies, and personal insight to deal with the most common problematic situations dog owners face. Harmony obstacles include:
  • Pulling on the leash
  • Jumping
  • Eating chair legs
  • Separation anxiety
  • Housebreaking
  • Aggression
  • And more!

Tom’s personal stories from his life as a dog trainer allow readers to journey through all dog walks of life—from mansions to suburban parking lots—as he explains how to restore the special relationship between dog and owner. Dog Training Diaries will help readers harmonize, understand, teach, and learn from their dogs—because harmony between dog and family is what it’s all about.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510737327
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Format: eBook
Pages: 208
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

Tom Shelby is an expert dog trainer with a specialty in search-and-rescue dogs. He has nearly four decades of experience with more than eight hundred training appointments a year. Tom was a dog handler at the Westminster Dog Show and has trained celebrity pups for Manhattan’s elite. Creating harmony between two- and-four legged friends has given him the satisfaction of helping countless people and dogs.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part 1 Housebreaking 1

1 How Do I Teach My Puppy Not to Pee and Poop in the House? 2

2 How Do I Teach My Older Dog Not to Pee and Poop in the House? 6

Dog Training Diary: Joan Rivers and the Dog God 10

Part 2 Separation Anxiety 17

3 How Do I Go to Work without Coming Home to a Trashed House? 18

4 How Can I Help My Dog's Severe Separation Anxiety? 22

Part 3 Aggression 25

5 How Do I Stop My Dog from Barking Every Time Someone Walks past My Front Door? 26

6 What Is the Best Way to Train My Dog Not to Chase Other Animals? 30

7 How Do I Remove My Child's Toy from My Dog When He Is Growling at Me? 36

8 How Do I Convince My Dog to Accept My New Boyfriend Instead of Snarling at Him? 41

9 What Should I Do If My Dog Gets into a Fight? 44

10 Why Is My Dog More Aggressive On Leash than Off Leash? 50

11 What Are Some of the Limits of Roughhousing with My Dog? 52

Dog Training Diary: The Golden Heart and the Dog She Rescued 54

Part 4 Turmoil at the Door 75

12 Can I Teach My Dog to Contain His Enthusiasm When Greeting Guests? 76

13 How Do I Keep My Dog from Jumping All Over Me When I Come Home? 80

14 How Do I Prevent My Dog Escaping? 83

15 How Do I Prevent My Dog from Menacing My Guests When They Try to Leave? 86

Part 5 Socializing a Dog 89

16 How Do I Make Sure My Dog Has Fun at the Dog Park? 90

17 Dogs and Babies and Toddlers and Kids. What Do I Need to Know? 92

18 What's the Best Way to Introduce My Dog to Other Dogs When Were Out for a Walk? 95

19 Is There a Good Way to Bring My Dog to Visit Family that Also Has a Dog? 99

20 How Do I Introduce My Dog to My New Baby? 101

21 Should I Let My Dog Play Rough with Other Dogs? 103

22 How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Freaking Out at New Sounds after a Big Move? 105

23 How Do I Build My Dog's Confidence? 107

24 What Are Some Great Games to Play with My Dog? 112

Dog Training Diary: My First Child-Pharaoh Hound Cheeta-Ann 116

Part 6 Coming When Called 121

Part 7 Manners 125

25 How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Stealing Food? 126

26 How Do I Stop My Dog from Being Too Intrusive with Guests? 128

27 Why Does My Dog Lick Everything? 130

28 Is Mouthing Ever Okay? 132

Dog Training Diary: Brunhilda and the Opera Singer 134

Part 8 Preventing Problems 145

29 How Do I Stop My Puppy from Chewing on My Stuff? 146

30 How Do I Get My Dog to Understand My Instructions? 151

31 We're Moving. How Do We Help Our Dog to Acclimate to His New Environment? 154

Part 9 You Know You Want to Ask 157

32 Why Is My Dog Running Around the House Like a Lunatic? 158

33 Why Is My Dog Eating Poop? 160

34 Why Does My Dog Pee from Excitement? 163

35 How Do I Calm My Dog Down during Thunderstorms? 165

36 How Do I Know When It's the Right Time to Put My Dog to Sleep? 167

37 Why Is My Dog Rolling Around in Disgusting Stuff? 169

Dog Training Diary: A View from the Top, Delayed by a Rabid Raccoon 171

Experiences that Shaped My "I'm a Depends Trainer" Philosophy 179

Acknowledgments 181

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