A revolutionary way to raise and train your dog, with “a wealth of practical tips, tricks, and fun games that will enrich the lives of many dogs and their human companions” (Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian and animal behaviorist). 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 dog training to your pet’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pup. For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive dog and puppy training 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!

Author ,
Isbn 1607748924
Genre Pets
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

A compassionate, modern, science-based approach to help you (and your dog!) with common training problems “Zak George takes his dedication to humane and effective dog training from the screen to the written page.”—Dr. John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB, coeditor of Decoding Your Dog Celebrity dog trainer and YouTube star Zak George creates the most watched dog training content in the world and has helped millions of people with their dogs. In this problem-based guide, he makes it easy to look up and solve the exact behavioral issue that you're struggling with—whether you’re dealing with a new puppy, an adult dog you’ve had for years, or a recently adopted rescue. He also helps you prevent many of these problems from becoming established in the first place. Packed with case studies and examples from Zak’s videos so you can see his dog and puppy training tactics in action, this book contains step-by-step instructions for dealing with: • Chewing • Jumping up • Barking • Play biting • Begging • Not listening • Thunderstorm phobia • Separation anxiety • Aggression • And much more! Delving deeply into why dogs do what they do and how to work through any problems that might arise, Zak proves that it's never too late to correct behavioral issues.

Author Zak George,Dina Roth Port
Isbn 0399582428
Genre Pets
Year 2019-07-09
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others. Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues—sit, stay, come here—as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.

Author Larry Kay,Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz
Isbn 0761175024
Genre Pets
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

Comprehensive and simple to use, The Puppy Bible is uniquely structured to provide the best guidance for raising a happy, healthy pet. The week-by-week planner takes you from before your puppy arrives to beyond six months, shows how he is developing, and tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. The front section is cross-referenced with expert advice in the second half of the book that encompasses every area of care, including training, health, diet, socialization and first aid, as well as troubleshooting for any concerns over your dog's welfare. Clearly illustrated throughout, this is an indispensable guide to your puppy's first six months.

Author Alison Smith,Claire Arrowsmith
Isbn 0600628035
Genre Pets
Year 2017-05-25
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

Teoti Anderson provides the last word on dog training. The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training is the most comprehensive single volume ever written on the subject and is the one training manual every dog owner needs in his or her home.When it comes to dog-training books, owners can be overwhelmed by choice, with literally thousands of titles available. Finally, the publisher of Dog Fancy magazine has conceived how one book can do the training of thousands;The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training encompasses every topic from the puppy's first lessons and house-training to advance training methods and retraining rescue dogs, rebellious teens, and seniors.Dog trainer and behavior expert Teoti Anderson offers straightforward advice and easy-to-follow instructions for each topic, all based on her success-oriented positive-training methods. From selecting the right training equipment and avoiding common first-time owner mistakes to executing the perfect heel cue and solving complicated behavior issues, The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training will remain an indispensable guide for the dog owner for years to come.INSIDE THIS DOG FANCY BOOK:•The basics of dog training: how dogs learn, communication, canine senses•Puppy training: house-training, first lessons and basic cues, socialization, manners and life skills•Principles of positive-training methods, lures and rewards, and using clickers•Obedience school, formal heeling, off-lead training, and the recall•Introduction and overview of 35 dog sports and activities, from obedience and agility trials to weight pulls, dock diving, and more•25 favorite tricks plus interactive games for dogs and owners•50 behavioral problems explained and solved•Training tips for small and giant dogs and special-needs dogs•Resource section of websites, associations, and publications plus a glossary of training terms

Author Teoti Anderson
Isbn 1621870995
Genre Pets
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Shirlee Kalstone
Isbn 0307573516
Genre Pets
Year 2009-11-04
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF

The star of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog reveals everything you need to raise the perfect pet—and get off on the right “paw” with your new best friend! “By far, one of the best resources for new and future puppy parents.”—Marc Abraham, award-winning veterinarian, broadcaster, and founder of PupAid Celebrity trainer Victoria Stilwell is one the most trusted names in the pet world. In this fun and informative guide, her first for puppies, she teaches you how to navigate each stage of a puppy’s growth, from the first weeks through adolescence. You’ll learn: • puppy-proofing your home • toilet training • building leash-walking and play skills • preventing nipping and excessive barking • caring for your puppy’s health • and more!

Author Victoria Stilwell
Isbn 0399582460
Genre Pets
Year 2019-10-01
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

Children Will Take the Lead with Fun & Easy Dog Training Techniques Every child wants a dog, yet not every child--or even grown-up!--is equipped to take on the responsibilities that come with owning a dog. But with the help of Vanessa Estrada Marin, the director of a sought-after dog-training program for kids, your child will have fun being in charge! Dog Training for Kids breaks down lessons and tutorials in simple steps and easy-to-follow instructions. Kids will have everything they need to be caring and responsible dog owners: • Basic Training Lessons including Stopping Unnecessary Barking, Potty & House Training, Obedience, Leash Training, Crate Training • Essential Commands including Sit, Stay, Heel, Drop It • Clever Tricks including Roll Over, Speak, High Five, and Leap • Super Fun Games including Obstacle Course, Frisbee, Tunnel • And More -- Equipment List, How to Train Your Dog to Be Calm at the Vet, How to Dog Proof Your Home Whether young dog lovers will be raising puppies, adopting rescues, or getting their first dogs, this all-in-one book will give them the confidence and knowledge to properly train, take care of, and establish a lasting bond with their well-behaved furry friends.

Author Vanessa Estrada Marin
Isbn 0593196627
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-11-12
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

Whether you’re welcoming a new puppy into your family or want to help your best friend overcome fears or problem behaviors, internationally renowned dog trainer and best-selling author Kyra Sundance presents your essential reference for positive dog training. Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions to train your pup to be a happy, attentive, and well-mannered canine. You will use positive training methods—including humane counterconditioning and positive redirection—to build a joyful relationship with your dog, who will become a willing partner in the process. Teach your dog basic commands, such as: Sit Down Stay Come Drop it Leave it Learn real-world tactics for managing common household problems, such as: Leash pulling Jumping on visitors Begging at the table Getting into the trash can Growling Peeing (submissive, excited, and marking) Kyra will also help you teach your pup to overcome common fears, among them: Loud sounds Being left alone Certain people Vacuum cleaner The bathtub This comprehensive guide also includes step-by-step advice for bringing a new dog into your household: preparing for a new dog’s arrival, tips for a smooth transition into the household, introducing him or her to your family, and acclimating your dog to his or her new world. Fun games you can play with your dog offer both opportunities for bonding and a chance to practice rules and boundaries within a defined structure. A “Good to Know” chapter offers an array of useful information, including the Heimlich maneuver for dogs, a list of weird things dogs do that are perfectly normal, and a list of common poisons. Bond with your dog as you strive toward common goals with Dog Training 101. Also by Kyra Sundance, learn to do even more with your dog with: 101 Dog Tricks; The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook; 51 Puppy Tricks; 10-Minute Dog Training Games; 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition; The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks; Kyra’s Canine Conditioning; and The Joy of Dog Training.

Author Kyra Sundance
Isbn 163159429X
Genre Pets
Year 2017-09-05
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog. For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives–as well as those who have already brought a dog home–Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, "Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!" It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs. Based on Cesar’s own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together. Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar's friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including: • what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development • quick and easy housebreaking • the essentials of proper nutrition • the importance of vaccinating–and of not over-vaccinating • creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership • how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs • how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem • unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breed

Author Cesar Millan,Melissa Jo Peltier
Isbn 0307461319
Genre Pets
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

When it comes to popular dog breeds, Goldendoodles are all the rage these days—and for good reason! This breed combines the adorable playfulness of the Golden Retriever with the intelligence (and low-shed coat) of the Poodle. This dog makes a great companion for owners in different types of homes. Your Goldendoodle may be the star pupil of the obedience class, a champion Frisbee player, or the best at cuddling on the couch at the end of the day. There’s no limit as to what these dogs can accomplish with the right training and care. However, no new dog comes with an instruction manual. If you’ve never owned a Goldendoodle before, there are some things you’ll want to know about the breed before you bring your dog home. This book will give you a step-by-step guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Goldendoodles. Find answers to questions like: Is a Goldendoodle the right dog for me? Should I buy from a breeder or rescue? I brought my Goldendoodle home. What now? How can I best train my Goldendoodle? What are some common mistakes should I avoid? At the same time, you’ll read plenty of reasons why you should choose a Goldendoodle as your next pet. Chapters include all the basics such as: Introduction to Goldendoodles Choosing a Goldendoodle Preparing your Household for your Goldendoodle Bringing Your Goldendoodle Home Puppy Parenting Housetraining Socializing with People and Animals Goldendoodles and Your Other Pets Exercise Training your Goldendoodle Dealing With Unwanted Behaviors Basic Commands Advanced Commands Traveling with Goldendoodles Grooming your Goldendoodle Nutrition and Healthcare This book will also point out a few issues to look out for, so you won’t feel so overwhelmed when working with a new puppy. Raising a perfect Goldendoodle is never easy, but the chapters on training will guide you through some common issues with Goldendoodles and give you ideas for how to problem-solve any issue that arises. This guide is a must-read if you’re even just considering adding a Goldendoodle to your family. Once you bring your dog home, you’ll be glad you spent time preparing for the arrival of your pup. After all, this is a special breed that deserves the very best!

Author Erin Hotovy
Isbn
Genre Pets
Year 2019-04-13
Pages 143
Language English
File format PDF

Taking the first step in deciding to get a dog can be a difficult one. Where do you start? Well, how about right here, and right now. The Complete Guide to German Shepherds is just that. The A to Z guide for the breed written in simple language. Why and when should you consider a German Shepherd? The Complete Guide to German Shepherds has those answers and many more. Not all dogs are created equal. When it comes to GSD’s (that’s the short way to say German Shepherd Dog) they are truly a breed apart. They are large dogs; agile, fast, aggressive and intimidating if you want them to be. They are smart, loyal, inquisitive, persistent, protective and willing to push the boundaries. They’re also willing to push your buttons if you let them. Sound like the dog for you? Sound like a challenge? You bet they are, but the payoff is a best friend who will never leave your side. The Complete Guide to German shepherd will answer all your basic questions including: Is a German Shepherd the right dog for me? I brought my German Shepherd home. What now? What are the best ways to train my GSD? What are some common mistakes should I avoid? The Complete Guide to German Shepherds gives you the basic lowdown on this fabled breed. Everything from the renowned history of Rin Tin Tin, to how to avoid having your fingers chewed off by a puppy who is all teeth, to enjoying your canine companion as he ages. This book is designed to help you get the best out of all stages of your dog’s life; while causing the least amount of stress. Chapters include basics and advanced topics such as: Shepherd Saga (History of the German Shepherd breed) Is the German Shepherd right for you? German Shepherd Stigma Bringing Your GSD Home Being a Proud Puppy Parent Housetraining Socializing with People and Animals German Shepherds and Other Pets Physical and Mental Exercise Training your GSD Basic Commands Advanced Training and Occupations Dealing with Unwanted Behaviors Traveling with German Shepherds Nutrition Grooming your German Shepherd Basic Health Care Advanced German Shepherd Health and Aging Dog Care Let’s be honest here. GSD’s aren’t for everyone. However, if you have your heart set on one of America’s most popular breeds, this book will give you a great grounding on the path ahead of you. German Shepherds can be a tremendous challenge to your ego. They don’t always want to do what you want them to. You have to give them a good reason. The Complete Guide to German Shepherds gives you a head start on your GSD. Believe me, you’ll need it.

Author David Daigneault
Isbn
Genre Pets
Year 2019-04-09
Pages 187
Language English
File format PDF

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.

Author Monks of New Skete
Isbn 9780759524385
Genre Pets
Year 2001-05-15
Pages 202
Language English
File format PDF

Housetraining a dog is not something you should attempt without doing some research first. Get the facts, and you and your puppy will be ahead of the game. This Popular Pet Library® Magabook® (magazine-book) includes tips, training and advice from professional trainers and dog experts that will help owners housetrain their furry new family member. Part of the Popular Dogs® Series. From the Editors of Dog Fancy® magazine.

Author ,
Isbn 1937049094
Genre Pets
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Brandon McMillan
Isbn 0062478966
Genre Pets
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

A brand-new training regimen—off-leash in 30 days!—from the pack who brought you The Art of Raising a Puppy. The Monks of New Skete, longtime breeders of German shepherds and established dog trainers of all breeds, have developed a new training technique. A decade in the making, this program represents a leap into the future, using cutting-edge technology and a game-changing tool: the remote electronic collar. The Art of Training Your Dog presents their compassionate and efficient system for the first time, with background and advice on choosing the right collar. Employing a method designed by trainer Marc Goldberg, readers integrate the e-collar gradually, laying the foundation for good behavior with intentional and purposeful walks. Using very low stimulation at just the right time focuses a dog’s attention for effortless learning moments that tie into a dog’s natural pack instincts and help strengthen the bond between dog and human. In no time, readers will see their pups master commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “place”; stop troublesome behaviors; and run safely off-leash with consistent recall.

Author Monks of New Skete,Marc Goldberg
Isbn 1682685039
Genre Pets
Year 2020-10-06
Pages 280
Language English
File format PDF

Bringing a new dog into your life is an exciting occasion, especially if the dog is a Cockapoo! This breed is cute, cuddly, and so much fun to have as a companion. However, a new dog is a lot of work. Before you even get the chance to pick out your dog, you’ll need to think about things like breeders, training, and supplies. Don’t worry—this book will guide you through everything you need to know about owning a Cockapoo! We’ll cover it all, from food and exercise to grooming and vet care. By the end, you’ll be more than ready to open your home to a new best friend. The Complete Guide to Cockapoo Dogs is written for the busy new owner who needs to quickly and easily learn everything they NEED to know as they embark on their journey of Cockapoo ownership. This comprehensive guide answers every question you may have including: Is a Cockapoo the right breed for me? What do I do now that I've brought home my Cockapoo? How can I best train my Cockapoo? What common mistakes should I avoid? Be prepared for your new puppy and all the challenges that come along with owning a Cockapoo. This book will take you on a step-by-step journey and walk you through virtually everything you'll need to know as a new Cockapoo owner, including: The traits of the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle you’ll find in your Cockapoo Choosing a Cockapoo Preparing your home for your Cockapoo Puppy Parenting 101 Housetraining your Cockapoo Socializing your Cockapoo with other animals Cockapoos and Your Other Pets Exercise – How Much Does Your Cockapoo Need? Training Your Cockapoo Dealing with Unwanted Behaviors Basic Cockapoo Commands Advanced Commands Traveling With Your Cockapoo Grooming Your Cockapoo Nutrition and Healthcare Cockapoos are great companions for a first-time dog owner or an experienced owner of a whole crew! They are adorable, peppy, sweet dogs that love to spend time with their people. Their intelligence makes them easy to train, and their goofiness makes them easy to love. There’s a reason that this crossbreed has been popular for so long—they’re the total package when it comes to awesome dog breeds! When it comes to their appearance, there is so much variation that you have options when it comes to picking out the cutest. And their bubbly personalities will ensure that you immediately fall in love with them. There’s still a lot of work to do before bringing home your new best friend, but by the time you reach the end of the book, you’ll hopefully feel fully prepared for your new Cockapoo!

Author David Anderson
Isbn
Genre Pets
Year 2019-01-03
Pages 137
Language English
File format PDF

According to the American Kennel Club, the Labrador retriever has been rated as the most popular purebred dog in America for thirteen consecutive years. In fact, nearly three times as many Labs were registered in 2002 than any other breed. The Everything Labrador Retriever Book is the perfect introduction to America's most popular pet. Written by dog expert Kim Campbell Thornton, The Everything Labrador Retriever Book is packed with professional, breed-specific advice that helps readers raise, care for, and train their Lab safely and successfully. Packed full of photos showing Labs in action, The Everything Labrador Retriever Book is perfect for new and seasoned dog owners!

Author Kim Campbell Thornton
Isbn 1605504882
Genre Pets
Year 2004-05-06
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

Presenting a new way to work with your dog, with simple step-by-step instructions and lists to help you teach your dog the most important and necessary skills. Take your dog from wild to well-behaved in just a few steps! Train Your Dog Now! takes the best dog training tips, advice, and instructions and breaks them out into bite-sized pieces to help you—and your dog— learn everything you need to know, fast. With step-by-step instructions for teaching simple commands such as sit and drop it, guides for getting your dog used to new environments, as well as easy-to-follow instructions for teaching basic tricks and correcting bad behaviors, this book has everything you need for your pet. Lessons Include: 8 Steps to Housetraining 5 Steps to Curbing Destructive Chewing 7 Steps to Stop Your Dog from Jumping on People 3 Steps to Stop Pulling on the Leash 5 Steps to Curb Excessive Barking

Author Jennifer L. Summerfield
Isbn 1507206984
Genre Pets
Year 2018-03-06
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF