4-H Guide to Dog Training & Dog Tricks

4-H Guide to Dog Training & Dog Tricks

Teaching a dog commands, let alone tricks, can be--well, tricky. This step-by-step illustrated guide introduces beginners to the basics of dog training. In no-nonsense, easy-to-follow terms, the guide covers everything from establishing trust and authority to leash-training, mastering simple commands, and teaching basic tricks. Whether you’re training your dog for a 4-H project, in preparation for a local fair or show, or simply for pleasure (your pet’s, too!), The 4-H Guide to Dog Training & Dog Tricks provides all the information you need to get started--and to succeed.

101 Dog Tricks

Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

101 Dog Tricks

Performers Kyra and Chalcy illustrate each trick. Trick training is a great way to bond with your dog, help your dog integrate into your family, and keep him mentally and physically challenged. Includes: beg, bow, say your prayers, fetch the paper, find the remote, and more; also, step-by-step instructions to guide the trainer; troubleshooting tips to solve problems; and "build-on" ideas that encourage taking a mastered skill to the next level.--Publisher's description.

Tricks in the City

For Daring Dogs and the Humans that Love Them

Tricks in the City

Yes, You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks Your dog can become a star! Go beyond basic dog training and discover your puppy’s hidden talents. Tricks in the City provides step-by-step training instructions to help you teach your dog tricks from basic to advanced. Learn from a Certified Trick Dog Instructor: Sassafras Lowrey is a celebrated author and Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Sassafras has trained and competed in sports from dog agility and rally obedience to canine parkour and tricks. Her writings include viral content on Dogster.com and articles in The Bark magazine, Dogster, and Whole Dog Journal. Ever wish your dog could be like the dogs you see on TV? Now your dog can! From skateboarding and playing basketball or piano to finding hidden objects, you can have fun with your dog and transform your relationship. Tricks in the City specifically focuses on tricks that can be done safely in small spaces, city streets, and parks. Dog tricks are a great way to bond with your dog, build your dog’s physical and mental strength, and impress your friends and family. You will learn: • How to build better relationships with your dog through trick training • How to teach puppies and old dogs new tricks • The positive physical, mental, and emotional health impacts of trick training for dogs A fun and unique dog book: Tricks in the City includes an interview with America's Got Talent star Sara Carson and a foreword by Kyra Sundance, founder of Do More With Your Dog! If you have read Zak George's Dog Training Revolution, Lucky Dog Lessons, or 101 Dog Tricks, you will enjoy Tricks in the City.

Knack Dog Tricks

A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Your Pet to Sit, Catch, Fetch, & Impress

Knack Dog Tricks

Featuring 450 step-by-step, full-color photos, the book first establishes training basics, and then shows how to enhance core training sessions with classic tricks as well as advanced obedience games; agility training; jumping, retrieving, and digging tricks; flashy frisbee tricks—and useful tricks such as finding the remote, retrieving the newspaper, and cornering the cat.

Gymnastricks

Targeted muscle training for dogs

Gymnastricks

Gymnastricks is a unique program that combines effective exercises to help keep your dog healthy with fun-to-do tricks for you both to enjoy. Your dog's fitness will be increased and his muscles strengthened and kept in shape. You can use Gymnastricks to warm-up your dog before any kind of sport or exercise, and as training for your older or retired dog; as body awareness exercises for your youngster or in order to target a specific group of muscles after an operation. Each exercise details which muscle group it targets. And the best is: you don't need special equipment for these exercises, you can start right away! And it's not only your dog's body that will be trained, as his mind will be fully engaged, too, when he's asked to actively engage in this program. Supported by over 120 full-color, specially commissioned images, this book offers so many ideas for everyone who wants to increase their dog's fitness, and have a lot of fun along the way!

Dog Training For Dummies

Dog Training For Dummies

Make your buddy a top dog for life, be your Best Friend’s “Friend,” by training together. Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a well-trained dog is a FREE dog! Why? Because a trained dog requires fewer restrictions. The more reliable the dog, the more freedom he is given. Dog Training for Dummies shows dog owners how to select the right training method for their puppy, adult, or senior dog. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, this hands-on guide provides training to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged family members. Eliminate unwanted behavior Find step-by-step instruction on basic commands Strengthen your bond with your dog Build communication, understanding, and mutual respect Based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience, the tips and tricks inside will help you bring out the very best in your beloved pet.

Canine Good Citizen Test In A Day For Dummies

Canine Good Citizen Test In A Day For Dummies

Help your four-legged friend pass the Canine Good Citizen Test in a day? Easy! The AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. With useful tips and quick fixes that will put a stop to all sorts of bad habits, Canine Good Citizen Test In A Day For Dummies helps owners build solid relationships with their dog based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience. This handy little guide gives you a better understanding of the test itself, the essential skills tested, and the benefits of this unique training program. It covers the test's requirements and various elements, and is packed with expert tips and advice for mastering all ten sections of the test. A detailed description of the entire test's requirements and elements Tips and tricks for mastering each the of 10 sections of the test The do's and don'ts of taking the test Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features Canine Good Citizen Test In A Day For Dummies gives you everything you need to help your dog master the skills and proficiencies necessary to pass the AKC's Good Canine Test.

Chihuahuas For Dummies

Chihuahuas For Dummies

Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love most and make him or her part of your family. This one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your plucky little pooch. You’ll find expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even entering your little darling in a dog show. You’ll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Chihuahua’s classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you’d prefer a dog with a long coat or a smooth coat. Discover how to: Choose your ideal Chihuahua Prepare your home for your new arrival Manage your puppy’s nutrition and health Prevent common behavior problems Teach your Chihuahua fun tricks Build a strong and loving bond with your pet Train children to get along with your Chihuahua Choose Chihuahua toys and accessories Select a crate and bedding Introduce your little dog to other pets Teach your little dynamo manners and good behavior You know that bringing a Chihuahua into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, makes it easy, too!

Dog Tricks For Dummies®, Mini Edition

Dog Tricks For Dummies®, Mini Edition

Have the most talented dog in the neighborhood! Want to teach your dog the coolest tricks? This step-by-step guide helps you easily train your four-legged friend using positive reinforcement. By teaching Fido a variety of tricks — from simple moves to more complex routines — you'll fulfill your dog's desire to be the star of the show. Open the book and find: Basic commands for dog training Ways to praise and reward your pooch Old and new favorites to teach man's best friend Tips for keeping your dog focused on the task at hand

The Everything Dog Training and Tricks Book

All you need to turn even the most mischievous pooch into a well-behaved pet

The Everything Dog Training and Tricks Book

It can take a lot of time, patience, and money to train a dog--and even more to teach him new tricks! In this book, dog owners will get professional advice without having to attend pricey classes. Certified pet dog trainer Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz explains how to solve virtually every behavioral issue from aggression to digging. This book features training instructions to: Housebreak a puppy or adult dog Control barking Use a clicker for training Walk a dog on-leash Teach basic commands like sit and come Featuring dozens of photographs that highlight a wide range of fun (and easy!) tricks, this book will have the dog jumping through hoops in no time!