Beyond Basic Dog Training

Beyond Basic Dog Training

Since its initial publication, Beyond Basic Dog Training has achieved well deserved recognition as an innovative, unique guide to obedience instruction. Obedience authority Diane Bauman's proven training philosophy asserts that the time has come to go beyond training dogs and start teaching them to please us. This has made a vital difference for those who use her method-and for dogs taught by it to succeed in competitive canine sports. In this new, updated edition, Bauman presents the most current knowledge on canine learning patterns. Believing that dogs learn by trial and error, Bauman provides a novel approach that encourages dogs to learn by removing corrections for incorrect responses. As a result, dogs do not fear failure and are taught to exercise options in a quest for the desired behavior. Bauman shows you how to become a "thinking handler" who can train the "thinking dog." Her remarkable ability to view training from the dog's perspective translates into an invaluable tool for building effective communication between you and your dog. The instruction in this authoritative guide is behind Gaines "Superdogs," numerous obedience trial champions, and a host of other canine successes. If you want your dog to be happy, confident stimulated, and secure in the obedience ring, Beyond Basic Dog Training is the book of choice.

The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need

From Avoiding Accidents to Banishing Barking, the Basics for Raising a Well-Behaved Dog

The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need

From avoiding accidents to banishing barking - how to raise a well-behaved dog Proper training is an uphill battle, but The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need cuts through all the frustration and boils it down to the basics. With useful tips and quick fixes that will put an end to all sorts of bad habits, this easy-to-use book will help owners build solid relationships with their dogs based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience - not punishment or fear. Dog owners will learn how to: Use click-and-reward techniques to grab the attention of even the most distracted puppy Teach him to stop pulling on the lead and start coming to heel instead of taking you for a walk Teach her to sit, stay and lie down instead of leaping on unsuspecting visitors Deter him from chomping through every shoe in sight by encouraging alternative behaviour and providing adequate exercise Save your flowerbeds by building a sandbox for her to dig in A must-have for owners who want to start their new puppy off on the right paw, or for those who need to curb their disobedient dog's unwieldy ways, The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need is a handy and reliable guide that will be turned to time and again.

K9 Obedience Training

Teaching Pets and Working Dogs to Be Reliable and Free-Thinking

K9 Obedience Training

The best positive obedience training program for your pets or working dog. Use proven techniques to: - Train your puppy with basic exercises to prepare for future obedience training. - Correct common problem behaviors, such as barking, bolting, and chewing. - Progress from basic to advanced exercises to ensure your dog is always learning. Obedience is the foundation of any reliable, well-trained dog. Without obedience, working dogs are ineffective in operations and pet dogs can be annoying and possibly a danger to themselves or others. In K9 Obedience Training, certified animal behavior consultant and veteran search and rescue (SAR) dog handler and trainer Susan Bulanda shares the secrets of building an effective obedience training program. SAR dogs need “thinking” obedience: they sometimes need to exercise intelligent disobedience in the field. You can use the same training program for any working or pet dog. For trainers who demand the best obedience training for future working dogs, Susan’s techniques lay the groundwork for success. And pet owners who want to help their dog be easy to be around will find lots of training tips and exercises too, along with straightforward advice on proper handling, grooming, and teaching simple tricks.

Dogs Can Sign, Too

A Breakthrough Method for Teaching Your Dog to Communicate

Dogs Can Sign, Too

Imagine being able to ask your poodle, “Who’s at the door?” and having her respond, “It’s Katy.” Or asking your golden retriever, “Do you want a treat?” and him responding, “No, water.” Or asking your Border collie, “Which toy do you want?” and getting the response, “Stick.” If you’ve ever wondered what dogs would tell us if they could, now you can find out. The K9Sign system teaches dogs to communicate to us–making it a first in any dog training book category. Dogs Can Sign, Too is the first book dedicated exclusively to the K9Sign system for teaching dogs to communicate to their human companions using a vocabulary of gestures. This extraordinary education tool, developed by the creator of AnimalSign Language exclusively for the canine community, teaches people and their pets a unique mode of communication that employs an extensive lexicon of specific signs. Sample signs range from general concepts, such as “Food” or “Play” to identifying special treats, such as “Liver” or “Cheese” and specifying a favorite toy, such as “Ball” or “Frisbee.” Signs also include useful questions such as “Who’s that?” or “What type?” to naming a particular friend or family member, or even indicating a stranger. Learning and practicing K9Sign is a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience for both you and your dog that is sure to deepen the human-canine bond while expanding our ideas about interspecies communication.

The Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu

In this day and age, children and young adults need every advantage they can get from their education. At Eldorado Ink, we strive to establish our company as an exciting resource for nonfiction reference materials for sixth grade and beyond.

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business. If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference? Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points New (and not so new) owners who need help with training Owners looking for just the right veterinarian Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide: Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come Understanding Pit Bull body language Helping your dog become a social animal Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.

Tricks in the City

For Daring Dogs and the Humans that Love Them

Tricks in the City

Yes, You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks Your dog can become a star! Go beyond basic dog training and discover your puppy’s hidden talents. Tricks in the City provides step-by-step training instructions to help you teach your dog tricks from basic to advanced. Learn from a Certified Trick Dog Instructor: Sassafras Lowrey is a celebrated author and Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Sassafras has trained and competed in sports from dog agility and rally obedience to canine parkour and tricks. Her writings include viral content on Dogster.com and articles in The Bark magazine, Dogster, and Whole Dog Journal. Ever wish your dog could be like the dogs you see on TV? Now your dog can! From skateboarding and playing basketball or piano to finding hidden objects, you can have fun with your dog and transform your relationship. Tricks in the City specifically focuses on tricks that can be done safely in small spaces, city streets, and parks. Dog tricks are a great way to bond with your dog, build your dog’s physical and mental strength, and impress your friends and family. You will learn: • How to build better relationships with your dog through trick training • How to teach puppies and old dogs new tricks • The positive physical, mental, and emotional health impacts of trick training for dogs A fun and unique dog book: Tricks in the City includes an interview with America's Got Talent star Sara Carson and a foreword by Kyra Sundance, founder of Do More With Your Dog! If you have read Zak George's Dog Training Revolution, Lucky Dog Lessons, or 101 Dog Tricks, you will enjoy Tricks in the City.

Dog Problems

Dog Problems

Praise for Dog Problems, Winner, Best Book on Care and Training, Dog Writers' Association of America "Delightfully written and abounds with common sense." --Deborah Lawson, The Philadelphia Inquirer "A must-have for every dog owner in America." --Mordecai Siegal, House Beautiful "Not only the pet but the owner can benefit from this sensible, humane treatment." --Publishers Weekly A Howell Dog Book of Distinction