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Training the Best Dog Ever : A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement - Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz

Training the Best Dog Ever

A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

Paperback Published: 25th September 2012
ISBN: 9780761168850
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

Foreword to the New Editionp. ix
The Callp. xii
The Basics
My Approach to Trainingp. 3
Preparing for Dog Trainingp. 17
The Fundamentals Program
Feeding, Potty Training, and Cratingp. 43
Week One: Fundamentals Training Programp. 63
Week Two: Training in Everyday Lifep. 81
Week Three: Advancing to Verbal Cuesp. 95
Week Four: Completing the Foundationp. 111
Week Five: Reviewing the Basic Skillsp. 129
Training Games and Activitiesp. 141
The Next Steps
Clicker Training and Dog Tricksp. 153
Behavior Problemsp. 185
Your Dog in the Worldp. 215
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certificate Test Prep Coursep. 234
Specialized Trainingp. 241
Training logsp. 255
Acknowledgmentsp. 266
Indexp. 269
About the Authorsp. 288
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ISBN: 9780761168850
ISBN-10: 0761168850
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 25th September 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 14.99  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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