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.
Traces the history of the breed, describes British and American field trials, and looks at training methods
Canine behaviourist, dog advocate and bestselling author Brad Pattison is back with his essential guide for all things puppy. From choosing the right breeder and your pup's first days with your family to street safety, chew training, grooming and bathing, Brad Pattison's Puppy Book covers pretty much everything a new dog owner needs to know. While Unleashed covered Pattison's basic training philosophies and how to correct negative behaviour, this book will ensure that you get things started on the right foot, and will keep those negative habits from forming later in life. With his proven canine communication techniques and safe, effective training methods, you don't have to be a fan of one of his shows to realize that Pattison's innovative approach stands out from the pack. He teaches you how to recognize and work with your puppy's needs, so that you can effectively communicate and bond with them. Pattison knows that there's no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to dog training, and puppies everywhere will be better off if their owners buy this book.
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.
"I'm a dog fanatic, read everything I can find on dog behavior, and this book is terrific! It was a great reminder of all those other times I can be naturally shaping my two dogs' behavior without their even knowing they're behaving perfectly. The illustrations are fun and funny. And 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 Hundred Secret Senses and The Kitchen God's Wife "Andrea Arden is to be congratulated on this wonderful book on dog training (and I'm sure that dogs everywhere would agree). Her 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 "Dog-Friendly Dog Training will make you your dog's best friend. Use Andrea's training methods and you'll soon find your dog wanting to work for you. It provides easily understood information on dog training with a strong emphasis on the positive. She makes training so simple that a child can easily train the family pet. If dogs carried cash, I guarantee you they'd be buying copies for the humans they live with." —Wayne Hunthausen, DVM, director of Animal Behavior Consultations. Co-author of The Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat.
Describes methods for increasing the learning capacity and emotional stability of a dog so that it can perform useful tasks
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.
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.
For almost twenty years, dog owners have turned to this compact guide for sensible, step-by-step advice how to housebreak their beloved pets--in just one week! Now revised and updated, pet expert Shirlee Kalstone's foolproof method for housebreaking your dog is available with a fresh new look and up-to-date information. Whether your dog is a puppy or getting on in years, whether your goal is to housebreak, paper train, or litter train, this practical, easy-to-follow plan will help you transform your pet into a dependable member of the household--in a way that works with both his innate behavioral instincts and your individual lifestyle. You'll never again have to worry about your dog acting out, feeling anxious or depressed--or ruining your brand-new rug--as you discover: * The simple secret of successful housebreaking--understanding your dog as a den dweller * Step-by-step programs tailored to both apartment dwellers and home owners, as well as to people who go to work, versus those who are home all day * Schedules for training puppies and (re)training adult dogs * How to identify your dog's natural behavioral rhythms--and use them to your advantage * How to cope with housebreaking lapses, marking territory, separation anxiety, and health problems * The power of praise and positive reinforcement, not punishment Including sample schedules and timetables, and a list of related resources and websites, here is the essential, proven advice that will make training a pleasure, for both you and your dog. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Shows how to select and train a dog, gives advice on health care, feeding, and traffic safety for a pet, and tells how to handle common behavior problems