Techniques for training a waterfowl retriever are presented in light of recent scientific data concerning the mental development of canines
Now revised, this clear, step-by-step guide shows how to develop any of the popular retriever breeds from a seven-week-old pup into a finished hunting companion. This updated edition includes the use of new training equipment and new findings about a dog's mental development.
The authors of "Good Owners, Great Dogs" provide the straight scoop on selecting the perfect dog for one's lifestyle and personality. Photos.
Is walking your dog a tug-of-war? At last, a simple way to teach your dog to walk on a leash without pulling your arm off! Norwegian dog trainer, Turid Rugaas, internationally known for her ground-breaking work on canine body language and author of On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, turns her attention to the common problem of dogs that pull while on a leash. In My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? you will learn Turids quick and easy method to train any age, size or breed of dog to walk calmly and quietly on a loose leash. Her approach is humane and based on a solid understanding of why dogs pull and how to work with the dogs nature and the environment to overcome the problem. City, town or country walking will become more relaxed, reducing stress for dog and owner. My Dog Pulls explains: Why dogs develop pulling problems.Simple steps to retraining even a vigorous puller.How to rehabilitate the puller with clear, helpful photographs. Correct use of leashes, collars and harnesses. What works, what doesnt.Troubleshooting problems that arise in training.
Praise for the 1st Edition of Dog-Friendly Dog Training: "I'm a dog fanatic, read everything I can find on dog behavior, and this book is terrific . . . the methods are clearly spelled out-how to do them, why they work, how they make the doggie-human bond a more loving one." -Amy Tan author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, and Saving Fish from Drowning "... [Arden's] approach is humane, user-friendly, dog-friendly, and guaranteed to produce the desired results. A must-read for owners." -Dr. Nicholas Dodman author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much and Dogs Behaving Badly The classic dog training guide, now updated and revised This update of the perennially popular guide provides everything you need to know to develop a healthy relationship with a well-behaved dog. With easy-to-understand instructions and helpful illustrations, Dog-Friendly Dog Training, 2nd Edition begins with the necessary tools for teaching your dog, and then covers housetraining, socialization, basic manners, and problem solving, all using proven, positive methods. Key updates include information about: Instilling impulse control Training a dog who is safe to handle Teaching the Roll Over exercise safely and humanely
Milner's book is much more than a comprehensive method for the training of retrievers--it focuses on that special relationship that develops between a hunter and his dog.
Offers advice on selecting and caring for a hunting dog, and explains how to train a young dog using food, play and praise to reinforce his conditioning
The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.
For years dog trainer Michael Wombacher has worked with expecting dog owners to prevent problems between dogs and children. He has also unfortunately witnessed too many families forced to surrender their beloved family companions because they failed to prepare the dog for the arrival of a new family member. In Good Dog, Happy Baby, Wombacher lays out a twelve-step process that will give families the skills they need to navigate this new era of their lives. These skills include how to evaluate dogs, resolve common behavior problems, and fully prepare dogs for a new baby. This easy-to-use guide, filled with photos and simple instructions, makes a great gift for any expecting family with a dog, whether the dog is perfectly trained or in serious need of behavioral help.
10-Minute Dog Training Games: • helps busy dog owners get the most out of their training time • utilizes scientifically proven methods and learning theory • creates a happy, confident dog who is motivated to work • channels enthusiasm and teaches self-control • uses positive, fun reward-based techniques Learn foundation skills like: • Basic obedience • Following directional signs • Jumps and balancing • Memory games • Overcoming fears and many more! The exercises use tons of varied props and creative ideas for a dynamic, engaging curriculum!
(back cover) BARRON'S Training Your Dog Series Books in this series speak exclusively to the task of dog training and tell you what you need to know about the distinctive traits of individual breeds. You'll find information on virtually every aspect of training, starting with house training, then progressing to basic obedience, walking your dog on a leash, teaching obedience through verbal commands and hand signals, and much more. Special behavior problems are also covered. You'll learn humane methods of eliminating canine bad habits such as begging, jumping on visitors, nipping, and unnecessary barking. Filled with instructive illustrations and full-color photos Training Your Labrador Retriever Here's practical instruction that will give you a well-trained Labrador Retriever. You'll learn how to establish leadership and understand the ideas behind the training methods as you take the first steps in teaching your dog to be a terrific housedog and companion for life. The typical Labrador Retriever is good-natured, has a calm temperament, and is nearly always willing to please his master--qualities that make him relatively easy to train. In this book, author September Morn takes you step-by-step through her time-proven training method, which emphasizes positive reinforcement.
A basic guide for domestic pets.
Presents a five week training program focusing on a positive system of reward and punishment that takes readers through the fundamentals of how to make a new dog feel comfortable and safe.