The Practical Illustrated Guide to Dog Training

The Practical Illustrated Guide to Dog Training

How to Train your Dog in 330 Step-by-step Photographs

Book - 2011
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Dogs make wonderful pets, offering loyalty and affection as well as endearing personalities and intelligence, but an unruly dog can cause havoc in homes and lives. The secret to living harmoniously with your canine companion is proper training, and this book covers all the basic principles that a first-time owner needs to know. Living with a dog is not just a privilege but also a significant responsibility that should never be taken lightly, and this book begins with a guide to responsible dog ownership - from neutering and spaying through to choosing a breed that is appropriate for your lifestyle. A guide to equipment gives an overview of the collars, harnesses, leads, crates, bedding, food bowls, brushes, combs, treat bags and toys that are available. There are also hints and tips on general dog care, including dietary advice and recipes for homemade treats. Owners are guided through the process of welcoming a new puppy into the home and beginning his training and socialization. Step-by-step instructions explain techniques such as house-training, playing tug-of-war and teaching your puppy his name. This is followed by the most important commands, including 'sit', 'down', 'leave it', 'stay', 'wait' and 'settle down', as well as walking nicely on a lead, coming back when called, and sitting quietly when visitors call. The book also covers the most common problems that can occur, with solutions for correcting these. From biting, digging and barking to stealing food, jumping on the sofa and attention-seeking behaviour, the book shows how to get the best results without the need for punitive methods. With over 330 photographs focusing on making training easy and fun, this book is a highly accessible guide that responsible dog owners cannot afford to be without.
Publisher: London : Lorenz Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780754820673
Branch Call Number: 636.70887 PAR 9254tc 1
636.70887 PAR 9254ul 1
Characteristics: 96 p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Pickett, Robert
Pickett, Justine


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Dec 15, 2014

Please don't go by this book. It has possibly the worst advice I've ever seen regarding dogs. For example: don't let dogs sniff each other they may want to fight. And this gem: if the dog humps you, he wants to mate.

Before getting our first dog Burt, we checked out a bunch of books that would assist us in training him. The Practical Illustrated Guide to Dog Training was the only one we really used. It was super helpful and gave us tips from which leash and collar is best to the easiest way to train Burt with positive reenforcement. The step by step pictures were most helpful, so that we didn't have to read ten meaningless paragraphs just to get to the training like the other books had.

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