Develop the tools and understanding you need to be the best trainer for your new puppy or adult dog—it’s never too early or late to start!
Professional dog trainer Kate Perry has seen it all: the secret pee-ers, the delivery-man harassers, the skittish wallflowers, the zippy puppy, the pulling sled dog, the barking door dashers, and the withdrawing senior. If any of these remind you of your dog-or you fear your pup is on their way to developing a behavioral challenge-let Kate help you create a balanced training program that will yield positive results for you and your pooch.
Kate’s layered methodology includes an easy-to-take Canine Drive Survey, the same one she provides to her clients, enabling you to identify your dog’s particular set of drives, behavioral traits, and needs. Next, she develops a personalized training program for you and your pooch that blends together your lifestyle and household setup and your dog’s unique “canine-ality” to create an atmosphere of mutual trust, respect, and understanding. Kate’s goal is to turn you into the best trainer for your dog, using simple commands with step-by-step instructions that cover all the essential training categories: housetraining, socialization, leash walking, exercise, and dealing with anxiety. Each chapter contains personal stories and photos pulled from Kate’s client files including Professor Sophie, Kate’s well-trained pug, who also offers her own brand of authentic nose-nudging advice and tips and has helped teach over 2000 pups in the group classes.
Whether you’re looking for advice for your current canine companion or welcoming a new puppy into your home, Training for Both Ends of the Leash will help you create a happy and healthy relationship that will last a lifetime.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Yvonne Conza is a writer and the founder of woofpatrol.com, an informational site for dog owners that focuses on the education and awareness of canine etiquette. Yvonne and Pomo, her Shih Tzu, have dedicated time as volunteers for Therapy Dog International (TDI) where they visited hospitals, nursing homes and various Boys and Girls Clubs of America across the country.
Table of Contents
One-Less-Dog Mantra ix
1 How to Understand Your Dog 9
2 Attention, Please 24
3 What's Driving the Relationship? 34
4 Training for Connection 48
5 Puppyhood: Speculation or Investment? 71
6 The Housekeeping of Housetraining 101
7 Tailgating 127
8 Chain of Commands 158
9 The Anxious Dog 182
10 Health: Mind, Body and Wag 200
11 Leash Lingo 224
12 Let It Play Out 251
Photo Credits 283