Dog Training For Dummies

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That innocent face. Those sad, puppy–dog eyes. Let s face it: puppies can make anyone s heart melt. But without proper training, they can make even the most doting doggie moms and dads blood pressure soar. So before your new puppy has you jumping through hoops, stop and ask yourself, Just who is the trainer here?

Dog Training for Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you how to select the right training method for your puppy or adult dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Spike to sit, or want to help Rover master retrieving, this book gives training for you and your dog to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four–legged family member.

Discover how to:

  • Understand your dog s mind
  • Recognize why positive reinforcement training is key
  • Master basic training
  • Survive the puppy period
  • Deal with doggie don ts
  • Seek expert outside help
  • And much more

With step–by–step instruction in basic commands, guidance on how to eliminate unwanted behavior, and tips for making training fun for you and your pooch, Dog Training for Dummies is packed with all the latest techniques and resources you need to make your pal a Top Dog for life.

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this book will give you practical information on and understandable explanations of your dog s behaviour and how to train him.   Dogs Monthly August 2008

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Latest training commands from sitting to retrieving

Find out why positive reinforcement is an effective teaching tool

Does your dog need training? Featuring new and updated information on popular training methods, this hands–on guide provides clear step–by–step instructions that show you everything from housetraining and socializing a puppy to understanding your dog′s behavior to dealing with doggie don′ts. You′ll also explore advanced training for competition and see how to find outside help.

Discover how to

  • Appreciate the influence of nutrition on your dog¿s behavior
  • Teach your dog basic commands
  • Determine your dog′s personality
  • Make training fun and effective

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