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What All Good Dogs Should Know The Sensible Way to Train

ISBN-10: 0470146796
ISBN-13: 9780470146798
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: This concise, easy-to-use reference is one of Howell Book House's top-selling titles, with more than 100,000 copies in lifetime sales. Despite its age (15 years) and its dated packaging, the book continues to sell steadily. Readers-and dogs-respond  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

This concise, easy-to-use reference is one of Howell Book House's top-selling titles, with more than 100,000 copies in lifetime sales. Despite its age (15 years) and its dated packaging, the book continues to sell steadily. Readers-and dogs-respond to Jack Volhard's proven training techniques and his fast, efficient approach, as also evidenced by the success of his book Dog Training For Dummies, now in its second edition. For many dog owners, 100 or so pages of information about the basics of good canine behavior is all they need. The second edition of What All Good Dogs Should Know will maintain the value price and quick-and-dirty format. To bring the book up-to-date, we will refresh the packaging and add content on canine personality testing, the "Leave It" command, and special issues regarding shelter and rescue dogs, including shyness and insecurity. It will be released just in time for new spring puppies and summer training. Jack Volhard has a stellar reputation in the dog training community and the book has broad appeal, so there will be continuing opportunities for publicity.

About the Authors
Why Train Your Dog and When to Start
What Is a Good Dog?
What Is Involved in Training?
When to Begin Training
Building Trust
Consistency Is Key
Taking Charge
Where to Train
A Personality Profile for Your Dog
Behaviors in Each Drive
Your Dog's Personality
Now What?
Bringing Out Drives
Practical Application
How Your Dog Thinks
Can Your Dog Read Your Mind?
"Reading" Your Dog
Interpreting Your Dog's Body Postures
How Your Dog Learns
Who Is Training Whom?
A "Baby-sitter" for Your Dog
Advantages of a Crate
Selecting a Crate
Introducing Your Dog to the Crate
Getting Your Dog Used to the Crate
A Word of Caution
Housetraining
Housetraining Your Puppy
Dealing with Accidents
Sit and Stay
Jumping on People
Safety
Commands to be Taught
Go Lie Down
Teaching Your Dog to Lie Down on Command
Teaching Your Dog to Remain in Place
Teaching the Go Lie Down Command
Walking Your Dog
Leash-Training Your Dog
Teaching Your Dog Not to Pull
Still Not Getting It?
Coming When Called
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
Be Nice to Your Dog When He Comes to You
Teach Your Dog to Come When Called as Soon as You Bring Him Home
When in Doubt, Keep Your Dog on Leash
Always Touch His Collar Before You Reward with a Treat or Praise
The Game of Coming When Called
Going Outside
Adding Distractions
Leave It
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
The Rescued Dog
The Shy Dog
Separation Anxiety
Overprotectiveness
Resource Guarding
Objectionable Behavior
Your Options
Why Does Your Dog Do It?
What to Do About Unacceptable Behavior
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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