Perfect Response Training for Puppies and Adult Dogs
Author: Pippa Mattinson
Publisher: Quiller Press
Many dog owners struggle to manage their dogs, and the vast majority of people who need help have one simple but overwhelming problem. Their dog won't come back when they call him. Through focusing on this single and most important of obedience commands, Pippa Mattinson shows the dog owner - whether of a puppy or an adult dog - how to build up a reliable recall successfully, layer by layer, and step by step, using effective and positive training techniques. The author offers the reader an insight into the mind of the dog and explains exactly why dogs behave in the way that they do. Training exercises are described in unique detail, and with the inclusion of a helpful problem solving section, nothing is left to chance.
You may not realize it, but many of today's most popular dog breeds were actually bred hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago to be expert hunters. Their size, coat, color, behavior, and unique abilities were all carefully selected and engineered to assist in the hunting of game big and small, including deer, foxes, waterfowl, and even rats. Some were also bred to assist on the farm, working as shepherds. Though more often found walking on leash and lounging in living rooms today, these special breeds are still used by modern hunters for the same purposes for which they were originally bred. This book introduces the reader to the various classes, types, and breeds of hunting dogs, their various specialized characteristics, their skills, and their temperament. This is an indispensable guide to anyone considering buying and training a hunting dog, and a fascinating read for any dog, or history, lover.
An extensive, exquisitely photographed catalog of more than 400 dog breeds (with a special feature on the top 50), The Complete Dog Breed Book is the essential guide to choosing, caring for, and training your dog. Combining dog breeds, behavior, care, and training in one easy-reference volume, The Complete Dog Breed Book contains everything you need to know about our canine companions.
The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
Author: Zak George
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO RAISE AND TRAIN YOUR DOG Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includes · Choosing the right pup for you · Housetraining and basic training · Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues · Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food · Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog · Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Reverend Graeme Sims's faithful pack follow his every command as if they can read his mind. But their willingness is down to an enlightened training method using his technique of dog whispering, which is based on the idea of treating the dogs as partners, not as servants, and human and dog learning to understand each other. This detailed, step-by-step instruction book shows you how to communicate properly with your dog, including guidelines on: how to choose the right breed of dog for you (or whether you're the right owner for a dog); how and when to use different commands; how to build a bond of trust; how to overcome problems with specific sections on the problem dog, the rescue dog, the nervous dog and the aggressive dog. THE DOG WHISPERER is a definitive guide to effective dog training for dog-owners and dog-lovers everywhere.
The Essential Guide to Standard, Miniature and Toy Poodles
Author: Linda Whitwam
The 264-page Poodle Handbook is the most up-to-date and in-depth book on Toy, Miniature and Standard Poodles. This is essential reading for anyone getting a Poodle puppy, adult or rescue dog & the only reference book you'll ever need. It guides you from Day 1 right through to caring for your dog in old age. British canine author Linda Whitwam has teamed up with accredited Poodle experts to answer the dozens of questions every new & potential owner has. Together they provide a blueprint for a rewarding lifelong partnership between you your new arrival. Poodles are complex dogs. Packed full of insider tips & insights from established breeders, this book helps you understand what makes your Poodle tick, then how best to respond & take care of him or her. Puppies - Learn: Getting Through the First Few Days & Nights Where Should Puppy Sleep? Typical Poodle Traits The Differences Between the Standard, Toy & Miniature Understanding Your Puppy & Building a Bond Crate Training & Housetraining Obedience Training, incl. Sit, Stay, Recall, Lead & Clicker Training Dealing with Unwanted Behaviour Puppy Biting Socialization What Poodles DON'T like How Often to Bathe & Groom Your Poodle Feeding a Puppy, Adult & Senior Dog Exercise - How Often & How Much? If you haven't got your puppy yet, save money & potential heartache by following our guidelines: Where NOT to Buy a Poodle From How to Spot a Poorly-Bred Pup How to Find a Good Breeder & Questions to Ask How to Pick a Healthy Pup or Adult Dog Choosing the Right Temperament Male or Female? Puppy-Proofing Your Home Finding & Caring for Rescue Poodles Poodle Health is covered in depth, including Ailments which can Affect Poodles, Allergies, Ear Infections, Skin Issues, Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Worming & De-Fleaing. Recognising symptoms of ill health early on can prevent a chronic condition & save a fortune in vets' bills. REVIEWS FOR THE CANINE HANDBOOKS: "This is the book I have been looking for. I have had only had Springer Spaniels. This is my first Lab & after reading this book I am able to understand why my Lab behaves the way he does," L. NORDENHOLD, USA "As a previous owner of Golden Retrievers & now with a 7 month old bundle of energy, this book is the ideal handbook... Is this book useful? The honest answer is a resounding Yes," MR D. WELLER, UK "This is a very complete & comprehensive book about French bulldogs. I would highly recommend this book to new puppy owners," SUSAN SIMON, Secretary, FRENCH BULL DOG CLUB OF AMERICA "What an excellent book - a must for all Cocker Spaniel owners. What a great idea to have so many breeders give an insight to the life of a Cocker Spaniel," KEITH HENDERSON, UK "Absolutely brilliant book! Highly recommended reading for all new Pug owners, this book has breed specific information on every topic, unlike a lot of handbooks which have generalised dog information with only a small section on the actual breed," S. EVANS, UK