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    Jack and Wendy Volhard are internationally recognized for their contributions to dog training, health, and nutrition. At the heart of their teaching is the "Motivational Method," a unique approach to training that is aimed at people who value dogs first and foremost as pets and companions.
    Make training fun and effective

    This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend.

    • Concentrate on canines — discover why your dog acts the way she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourself for the task of training your dog

    • Prep for your pup — prepare your home for your puppy's arrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get started on housetraining

    • Put your best paw forward — teach basic commands like Sit, Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don'ts like chewing, digging, and excessive barking

    • Take training to the next level — get involved in organized dog activities and competitions, where you'll both show off impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more

    Open the book and find:

    • Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basic commands

    • Helpful advice on crate training

    • Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety

    • Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people and other dogs

    • Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young

    • Health issues that can interfere with training

    • Experts to turn to for training help

    Learn to:

    • Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool

    • Select the gear you need for training success

    • Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down

    • Eliminate unwanted behavior


    ISBN 9780470600290
    Genre PETS / Dogs / Training
    Format Paperback
    Pages 388
    Publisher Date 2010-07-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher For Dummies
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 7.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.35 lb
    Language English
    Series Name For Dummies Series
    Edition Number 3
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Volhard, Jack

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