21 Days to Train your DogBook - 2004
Presents a three-week training program for dogs, including basic commands, techniques in using voice and hand directions, and advice on training aids, the use of rewards for motivation, and the elimination of unacceptable behavior.
Firefly Books Ltd
A practical and proven approach.
21 Days to Train Your Dog is a practical guide to ensuring a stress-free canine-human relationship. This book shows how any dog can be taught the basics of obedience training in just three weeks.
The training approach -- called the Leadership Program -- explains why dogs must fit happily at the bottom of the family hierarchy and why problems arise when that place is in question. In other words, "treat a dog like a human and it will treat you like a dog." While this approach recognizes that puppies are naturally easier to train, it enables the training of mature dogs as well.
21 Days to Train Your Dog focuses on the everyday basics of good doggy conduct:
- Not pulling on the leash
- Not jumping on others
- Returning when called
- Sitting still on command.
Accessible text and clearly illustrated step-by-step photographs and diagrams explain the techniques. Easy exercises are designed to take about five minutes, three times a day. Training exercises rely primarily on positive rewards and compulsion techniques for difficult dogs are also provided.
- Differences in canine and human perception
- Recognizing manipulative behavior in dogs
- How hand signals reinforce vocal commands
- The best training aids to use (collar, leash, harness, whistle)
- Managing rewards to motivate your dog.
21 Days to Train Your Dog is the perfect training reference for both first-time and longtime pet owners.
A practical and proven approach to dog obedience training focusing on the everyday basics with an accessible text and illustrated with step-by-step photographs and diagrams.
This volume presents a simple program for training a dog in 21 days. Each day of the training is split into three sessions of approximately 15 minutes each. The numbered, step-by-step instructions are illustrated with color photographs of people working with different breeds of dogs. Coverage extends to special advice on training puppies as well as recommendations on training equipment. An expert in dog behavior, Tennant has trained animals for more than 100 television programs. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)