Techniques for training a waterfowl retriever are presented in light of recent scientific data concerning the mental development of canines
In a new addition to the Richard A. Wolters series, a master dog trainer shares his innovative, up-to-date techniques of training dogs for hunting, introducing six key tests for selecting the right puppy in a litter, the essentials of obedience training, how to use the electronic collar, tips on the fine art of retrieval, and drills for advanced dogs. 12,500 first printing.
The first book of its kind in English, this Special Rare-Breed Edition serves as a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish Water Dog, written by Spanish breed fancier, Cristina Désarnaud, including a thorough history of the breed, a discussion of the breed's characteristics and unique personality, plus the Spanish breed standard. Illustrated with over 135 color photographs, the book also provides helpful information on puppy selection, housebreaking, feeding, coat care and grooming, obedience training, showing and more.
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.
Developed and refined by two successful pediatricians, the "Jassey Way" boasts more than a 90% success rate of getting children to sleep through the night in their first 4 weeks of life. A safe and proven technique, the Jassey Way uses a feeding schedule that allows newborns (and their parents) a full night's sleep at a younger age than other sleep training techniques.
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.
You and your dog are a lot alike. By several behavioral measures, your dog’s mental abilities are equivalent to those of a two to three and a half-year-old toddler. Dogs can learn up to 250 words, count from one to five and understand basic arithmetic. Your dog can imitate and understand your behavior and has a sense of fairness. Doesn’t it make sense to treat these sensitive, intelligent creatures a bit more like children? Kids—and dogs—raised with kindness and respect grow up happy. And happy is good. Modern Dog Parenting will show readers that yes, you can love your dog and live with him, too. Dogs (and the people who love them) are tired of the school of dominant, top-dog training. They are looking for a new kind of pack leader: someone funny, enthusiastic, intuitive, approachable, and, above all, effective. And they’ve found her. Sarah Hodgson rejects dominance-based training and gets astonishing results with a blend of wit, compassion, energy, and proven skills. She communicates instructions clearly, directs behavior compassionately, and rewards success lavishly. Topics include: *Understanding the signs your dog is giving you *Having fun while learning manners *How to fit your dog into your lifestyle *How to communicate lovingly and effectively with your dog
Your proven guide to adopting the perfect dog for you. Written by the founders of the award-winning Pawsitivity Service Dogs. Do you miss the love that your old dog used to give you? Do you crave the companionship and fun a great dog could provide? Are you frustrated with descriptionf of breeds and individual dogs that are confusing and unclear? This book will show you in clear, simple language how to adopt a dog to change your life. It will show you the science behind why dogs can do so much for people. It's going to show you how to avoid mistakes that can traumatize a dog while teaching you how to clearly show the dog what you want. You'll discover the proven methods to find the right dog, the first time, without having to return a dog that isn't working out. Your family will be happy because the first dog you bring home will the be only dog--the one that is right for your circumstances. Testimonial: "This book is astonishing in its information, approachability, readability, transparency, experienced voice, usefulness, and honesty. I also found it competent, realistic, transparent, practical. Its tone is forthright but kind--spot on. I predict this book will be extremely useful and valuable!" ? Dr. Beth Rausch, DVM, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI
DIVPacked with step-by-step photos and training tips and techniques, 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition will teach you everything you need to know to involve your children in training the family dog./div