Hyper dogs are often overly energetic, wickedly smart, and incredibly stubborn. How do you turn your furry flurry of activity into a sane, mild-mannered companion? This book gives you fun, hip techniques especially for hyper dogs and harried pet parents who want quick results. You'll discover how to:
- Help your dog burn excess energy quickly and safely
- Use communication and training skills to gain control
- Use obedience games, attention builders, and outdoor adventures to train and bond with your dog
- Create the perfect canine chill-out sanctuary
- Handle problems like separation anxiety and special circumstances like vet visits
With a canine personality profile to help you better understand your pet and real-life stories of dogs who may make your rambunctious renegade seem saintly, this book will help you channel your dog's energy and turn her into a cool, calm, and collected companion.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
KITTY FOTH-REGNER is a professional writer who has seen Ammen's training techniques work wonders with her own four pre-viously hyper dogs.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments.
Index of Basic Skills.
Chapter 1: The Hyper Dog: A curse or a blessing?
Chapter 2: The Personality Profile: What type of hyper dog do you have?
Chapter 3: Achieving Control: Communication and training essentials.
Chapter 4: Happy Hour: Fast fixes for releasing hyper energy.
Chapter 5: Winding Down: From flat out to flat down in minutes.
Chapter 6: Feng Shui: Creating a safe haven for your hyper dog.
Chapter 7: Tricks of the Trade: Easy, amusing, and amazing tricks for hyper dogs.
Chapter 8: Organized Sports: Sensational solutions for team players.
Chapter 9: Extenuating Circumstances: Helping your hyper dog survive life’s traumas.
Chapter 10: Hyper Troubleshooting: Solutions central.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Is it just me, or is it funny that the first name of the coauther is kitty?
“This book will teach you how to train your hyper dog by using your hands, leash, voice, body language, and precise timing …,” Amy Ammen and Kitty Foth-Regner write in the introduction of their book, Hip Ideas for Hyper Dogs. ~ What ~ This two-hundred-and-thirty-four-page over-sized paperback targets those interested in how to train their over-active canine. With black-and-white photographs, it focuses on what to do and what not to do when teaching your dog how to behave, listen, and act. After acknowledgments, an index of basic skills, and introduction, the book is divided into ten chapters, ending with an index, the authors’ biographies, photo credits, and advertising. Beginning with the descriptions and personalities of different types of hyper dogs, it explains how to communicate and train your beloved pet. Covering a myriad of ways to avoid training with treats, planning ahead, and using the Sneakaway and chin-touch-okay techniques as well as long leash leads, umbilical cording, and an energy-release program, the authors show how a quick, silent pull on a leash can produce a well-behaved, obedient, and controlled animal. ~ Why ~ The best part of this comprehensive book is the explanation how the Sneakaway technique can get your pet’s attention without having to give him or her a treat for completing a task. Since we have a 18-month old beagle, he prefers gluttony that is true to his breed, yet we want to teach him treats are not the end-all for good behavior. I liked the many photographs of the authors and their students working with the creatures. ~ Why Not ~ Some may not like that the book recommends a “quick jerk” for training, but it is one way to get the attention of your dog. Other pet owners may not approve of its use of prong collars, crate training, and lack of treat use for training. Since the book also contains information on tricks and organized sports, it may not be for all readers. ~ Wish ~ Although I appreciate this book, I wish it had more up-to-date information as it is written in 2007 and could be improved in how it approaches non-treat training through constant repetition, gentle pulling with praise, and unwavering consistency. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for an educational book on how to train your “best friend” without using a food source, this book will offer some useful tips, even if it is a bit dated. Thanks to the authors for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
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This book really helped with my dog.
I just love this book. It's easy to follow, and they don't over complicate the wording so anyone can easily pull info from it. Gathering information is easy, because the topics are clearly labeled. They also have little exerts of helpful hints, which are very useful and easy to read. If you have a dog who you think is a bit hyper, this would be a great help. Especially if getting rid of your dog ever crosses your mind, because you don't feel you are giving the dog the stimulation it needs, or the dog is getting into mischief because it's not getting the stimulation it needs. It puts things into perspective on what a dog needs and what you need to do to give it to him. It teaches you how to train your dog and helps you to understand the way they think. It gives you great tips on traveling with your dog to, barking and baying to pulling on the lead. Some of the tricks they teach in this book are awesome and would impress the heck out of your friends. It even covers dogs with new babies, toddlers and children. The book is like one stop shopping for any kind of behavior problem. Definitely worth the read, there's so much info in it, many more topics than I have mentioned in this review.
My Dogs are going to be very happy I read this book!
This easy to read, easy to carry, paperback is also easy to use to turn your overactive dog (and isn't that most puppies!) into a well-behaved, welcomed animal. The two authors draw on their wealth of experience as a dog trainer (Ammen) and/or dog owner (Foth-Regner) to produce a user-friendly manual on how to train, control, play with and enjoy your dog. I recommend this book highly!
Highly recommended! Finally, a book that provides realistic solutions for training a high-energy dog like ours. Using treats to train is fine if you have a laid-back dog, but treats couldn't stop our young coonhound from taking off after a rabbit in our neighbor's yard. This book has some obedience basics that really work!