The Complete Handbook of Dog Training

The Complete Handbook of Dog Training


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The Complete Handbook of Dog Training by Thomas A. Knott, Dolores Oden Cooper, Dolores Oden Cooper

"This book...should be required reading not only for beginners but for the advanced trainer as well." -Jim Dearinger, AKC Vice President, Obedience

Tom Knott, a professional trainer with more than thirty years' experience and an all-class AKC Obedience judge, teaches owners and trainers how to use building blocks in training and prevent them from becoming stumbling blocks.

The Complete Handbook of Dog Training shows readers how to make dog training a most enjoyable experience for both handler and dog. Progressive training techniques focus on teaching the dog how to learn and helping the handler avoid unintentional training. Here the reader will find detailed instruction, abundantly illustrated for all levels from Kindergarten Puppy Training through Utility. Chapters focus on teaching the young puppy through simple exercises and training play, and teaching the novice dog by minimizing corrections and abundant praise. Sections on Open training offer unique solutions to common problems and Utility chapters show training aids for the most advanced exercises.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876055557
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/15/1994
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Thomas A. Knott is also a past president of the Association of Obedience Clubs and Judges, and has worked with Sloan-Kettering and Johns Hopkins on scent discrimination studies. Dolores Oden Cooper has enjoyed dog training for many years and is a free-lance writer and illustrator. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Table of Contents





Kindergarten Puppy Training (KPT).

1. Introduction to KPT.

2. The Young Puppy: Simple Exercises and Training Play.

Novice Training.

3. The Basics: Expectations, Equipment and Exercises.

4. Heeling On-Lead.

5. Correction and Praise.

6. The Stay Exercises.

7. Heeling Off-Lead.

8. The Recall.

9. Early Introduction to Hand Signals.

Open Training.

10. Moving Successfully into Advanced Training.

11. Selecting and Working with the Dumbbell.

12. Jumping Exercises.

Utility Training.

13. Setting Your Sights Even Higher.

14. Directed Jumping.

15. Directed Retrieve.

16. Scent Discrimination.

17. Canine Hip Dysplasia: Keeping a Balanced Perspective.

A Final Thought.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

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