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Total Recall : Perfect Response Training for Puppies and Adult Dogs - Pippa Mattinson

Total Recall

Perfect Response Training for Puppies and Adult Dogs

Paperback Published: 31st August 2012
ISBN: 9781846891496
Number Of Pages: 224

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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.

Total Recall is much more than a recall training book. It is a detailed reference and guide to canine behaviour and dog training that will fascinate dog owners in the UK and abroad.

About the Author

Pippa Mattinson is the founder of the UK’s national gundog graded training scheme, and a director of the Gundog Trust. She has a degree in Zoology and a special interest in canine behaviour. Pippa has over thirty years experience of training dogs and is the author of the Gundog Club’s popular graded training books.

Industry Reviews

'I've no hesitation in recommending Total Recall to anyone setting out on training a puppy for the first time, or even the tenth time. It is a book that is likely both to change attitudes and lead to more sympathetic training, which is no bad thing.' Shooting Times

'This book explains everything you need to know about the recall, from how and when to effectively reward your dog, to keeping yourself motivated to keep up the training, as well as a series of progressive exercises. Checklists are included at the end of each stage to help you assess whether you are ready to move on to the next. There are troubleshooting sections covering problems such as your dog returning to you but not coming close enough to be caught, and how to detect early warning signings that all is not well with your recall.' Rating 10/10 Your Dog

'This is a detailed reference and guide to canine behaviour and dog training... with the inclusion of a helpful problem-solving section, nothing is left to chance.' Fieldsports

'The book's strength lies in clear, engaging writing and, in particular, in its structured exercises designed to build a recall from scratch'. Dogs Today

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 8
Preparationp. 11
A New Beginningp. 12
How Dogs Learnp. 18
Punishment and Rewardp. 30
Practical Training with Rewardsp. 40
All About Proofingp. 48
Beyond Trainingp. 55
Your Dogp. 64
Are You Ready?p. 69
Training the Recallp. 81
Puppy Recallp. 82
Pre-recall for Older Dogsp. 94
Basic Recallp. 104
Proofing with Peoplep. 116
Proofing with Dogsp. 128
On Locationp. 141
Putting it All Togetherp. 156
Recall for Lifep. 166
Problem Solvingp. 171
Where Did I Go Wrong?p. 172
Out of Control?p. 181
The Absconderp. 191
The About Turn Walkp. 201
The Artful Dodgerp. 209
Using a Training Leadp. 214
Getting Active with Your Dogp. 224
The Finishp. 233
Useful Resourcesp. 241
Indexp. 244
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ISBN: 9781846891496
ISBN-10: 1846891493
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st August 2012
Publisher: Quiller Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.55

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