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1000 Best Dog Training Secrets

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ISBN-10: 1402207204

ISBN-13: 9781402207204

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robyn Achey, Bill Gorton

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"As every dog owner knows, it takes a lot of time and patience to train a dog--whether she's a puppy or an adult dog learning new behaviors. 1000 Best Dog Training Secrets is packed full of useful training tips for new and seasoned dog owners from two experts in the field. The easy-to-follow advice covers everything from basic skills to socialization, obedience training, manners, tricks and more. Robyn Achey and William Gorton, owners and operators of Tall Tails Training & K-9 Education school in New England, offer insight into handling dogs at all stages of development from brand new puppy to geriatric, so it's never too late to get started. You will learn about: -- Establishing…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Ages and Stages, Needs at Each Stage
Puppy Raising, Puppy Praising
Goals for Puppyhood
Expectations for Puppyhood
The Role of Leadership for Your Puppy
Your Puppy's Needs
Basic Puppy Manners
The Name Game! Socialize Your Puppy to Her New Name
Bringing Home Puppy
Raising Tips
Tethering or "Posting"
Crate Training
Why Use the Crate?
The Housebreaking Cycle
In Equals Out!
Preventing Food Aggression
Motor Mouthing Monsters
Why Do Nipping and Mouthing Happen?
Adolescent Dogs
Goals for Adolescent Dogs
Expectations for Adolescent Dogs
The Role of Leadership for Adolescent Dogs
Your Adolescent Dog's Needs
Raising Tips
There is No "I" in "T-E-A-M"
Your Dog's Perspective
Adult Dogs
Goals for Adult Dogs
Expectations for Adult Dogs
Your Adult Dog's Needs
Raising Tips
Geriatric Dogs
Goals for Geriatric Dogs
Expectations for Geriatric Dogs
The Role of Leadership for Geriatric Dogs
Your Geriatric Dog's Needs
Raising Tips
Special Needs
Basic Skills
Establishing Leadership
Establishing a Leadership Protocol
Body Language
Leaders Are Consistent in Their Rules of the Role
Little Things Mean a Lot!
The Secret Leadership Role of the Walk
Socializing: Learning from Human Leaders
How Do Our Dogs Learn from Us?
Keeping the Crate a Happy Place
Noise Desensitization
Touch Desensitization
Acclimation to Movement
Don't Overdo Noises
Teaching Dogs to Share
Removing Objects and Toys from Your Dog
Obedience Training
Styles-Gizmos, Treats, and Clicks
Avoiding Common Training Pitfalls
Positive Reinforcement
Creating Good Training Habits
Teaching the Obedience Command Language
Creating Good Boundaries-the Corrective NO
Test the HEEL Command
Test the SIT Command
The Release Command BREAK
Test the DOWN Command
Position Holding (STAY)
Test Position Holding
Distraction Training
Ten-Week Training Recipe
Training Diversity
Off-Leash Training
Developing Life Skills
Creating Manners
Practicing and Reinforcing Obedience Commands
Applications of DOWN
Applications of HEEL
Applications of SIT
Creative Daily Applications
More Good Application Exercises
Dog Etiquette
Dinnertime Manners-No Begging!
Greeting Manners-No Jumping!
Walking Manners-No Pulling!
Four Types of Walking
Riding in Cars with Dogs
Respect for Humans-No Biting!
No Bossy Barking!
Vet Visits-Be Polite!
Groomer Visits
Meeting Dogs-No Fighting!
Living Harmoniously with Your Dog
Fence Usage
Yard Manners
Human/Dog Play
Advanced Tethering or "Posting"
Daily Rituals
Multiple Pets
Balancing Essential Needs
Your Dog's Daily Balance
Mental Needs
Physical Needs
Social Needs
Rest Needs
Your Life's Balance
Daycare for the Working Family Dog
Your Common Balance
Behavior Problem Solving
What Are Behavior Problems?
Root Causes of Behavior Problems
Behavior Modification Skills and Tools
Drug Therapy
The Role of Socialization in Behavior Modification
Behavior Modification Plans
Avoiding and Changing Nuisance Behaviors
Stealing, Counter Surfing, and Garbage Stealing
Coprophagia (Stool Eating)
Chewing and Digging
Separation Anxiety
Aggression/Territorial Behavior
Aggression Towards People
Having a Good Time with Your Good Dog
Toys, Games, and Leisure Activities
Unhealthy or Non-Therapeutic Toys
Stage-Appropriate Toys
Being a Doggie Lifeguard
Advanced Activities and Tricks
Therapy Dogs
About the Authors