Embark on a beautiful and meaningful adventure with your dog! Teaching your dog to do tricks is a guaranteed way for you and your pet to bond more deeply. It will also help you discover more of your dog’s real personality – even hidden talents – while instilling you, the trainer, with confidence and connection. And it’s never been easier than with The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever, which uses the power of positive reinforcement and illustrated step-by-step instructions to show how you to teach your dog 112 tricks and stunts.
Cowritten by two masters – Larry Kay, coauthor of the award-winning bestseller Training the Best Dog Ever, and Chris Perondi, master trainer and owner of Stunt Dog Productions, which conducts more than 1,000 performances a year – The Big Book of Tricks works for dogs of all ages, puppy on up. (Yes, now you can teach an old dog new tricks.)
Organised from beginner (Fetch, Paw Shake [and Fist Bump], Play ’Possum, Tug and Release) to advanced (vaulting off your knee, weaving through agility poles, running through a parkour course), these tricks run the gamut from the kinds of things any well-behaved pet should know to stunts that will wow your friends and family and, if photographed or filmed and shared, seriously raise your dog-owner social media profile. Be positive, celebrate your bond, and have fun – it’s the best way to spend time with the best dog ever.
About the Authors
Larry Kay, a Los Angeles-based award-winning writer, is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which celebrates the human-animal bond. In addition to coauthoring Training the Best Dog Ever, he created the award-winning Animal Wow dog care DVD for kids. He has written for Dog Fancy magazine and AOL's Paw Nation. His writing credits include PBS documentaries, educational films for the New York City Board of Education, and children’s edutainment software for Disney and The Muppets.
Chris Perondi runs the Stunt Dog Show with his family and their team of canine performers, based in Stockton, CA. They perform more than 1,000 shows every year across the country in venues like Dollywood, Six Flags, and the Indianapolis Zoo. They’ve been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and more.
"The family-friendly, step-by-step guide features more than 100 amazing and heartwarming dog tricks specially designed for effective training, pure fun and to help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. And who knows? You might even be able to turn your dog into a Youtube star!" -Dogster Magazine