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Train Your Dog In No Time

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 192
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3225-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3225-5

If Fido doesn't come when called, sit when greeting visitors, or get off the furniture at your command, consider the time you've taken to teach him proper manners.  If you haven't spent the time simply because you are too busy, Train Your Dog In No Time can help.  It's the busy dog owner's guide to getting your dog to behave once and for all.  Using step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow to-do and equipment lists, and informative illustrations, this book assists you with the following:

  • Socializing your dog to people and pets
  • Housetraining your dog
  • Communicating your wishes to your dog
  • Teaching basic obedience commands
  • Training your dog to perform simple tricks
  • Exercising with your dog
  • Correcting misbehavior

Plus, Train Your Dog In No Time will help the entire family getting in on the training fun.  With this book, your dog will be a model for all dogs in no time.

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Getting Ready for Training

Training Your Dog in No Time: Getting Ready

Table of Contents

Introduction.

    Who Should Read This Book

    How This Book Is Organized

    The Book's Parts

    Special Icons

    Everyone Wins

I. FIRST THINGS FIRST.

1. What You Should Know About Your Dog.

    Understanding Your Dog's Personality

    Influences of Age

    Influences of Gender

    Breed Considerations

    Assessing Your Dog's Temperament

    Explore Your Puppy or Dog's Temperament

    Setting the Stage: Critical Periods of Development

    Socializing Your Puppy

    Socializing Your Adolescent Dog

    Socializing an Older Dog

    Making Introductions

    Preparing Your Dog for Baby

    Introducing a New Dog to Your Children and Other Family Members

    Introducing a New Puppy or Dog to Your Current Pet

    Summary

2. What You Should Know About Training.

    Determining Your Dog's Aptitudes and Training Needs

    Your Dog's Aptitude for Learning

    Using Body Language to Discern Your Dog's Training Needs

    Integrating Training Methods into Family Life

    Selecting a Head Trainer

    Where to Train

    When to Train

    Learning the Rules of Training

    Sending a Clear Message

    Giving Immediate Feedback

    Making Training Fair and Fun

    Summary

3. Getting Ready for Training.

    Preparing Your Dog's Spaces

    Choosing and Locating the Crate

    Choosing and Locating the Dog House

    Preparing for Yard, Paper, or Litter Box Training

    Buying Equipment and Supplies

    Choosing a Collar and Leash

    Selecting Treats

    What You Should Know About Toys

    Selecting Cleaning Products for Training Accidents

    Summary

II. TRAIN YOUR DOG OR PUPPY IN NO TIME.

4. Manners Training: Week by Week.

    Week One: Using Commands and Beginning Basic Crate and House Training

    Choosing and Using Commands

    Crate Training

    Toilet Training

    Week Two: Adding Basic Commands and Stopping Unwanted Behaviors

    Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called

    Teaching "Sit"

    Preventing Unwanted Puppy Chewing

    Curbing Puppy Biting Behavior

    Week Three: Introducing Leash Walking

    Leash Walking Basics

    Teaching Your Dog to Turn with You

    Week Four: Adding the Down Command

    Week Five: Introducing "Stay" and the Release Word

    Week Six: Teaching Your Dog to Remain in the "Down" Position

    Teaching the "Down-Stay"

    Having Patience with Your Pet

    Summary

5. Graduating to Next-Level Basics.

    Continuing with Recall and Leash Training

    Another Technique for Teaching "Come"

    Teaching the "Heel" Command

    Teaching Hand Signals

    Getting Your Dog's Attention by Clapping

    Using Hand Signals for Heel, Come, Sit, Down, and Stay

    Introducing Clickers and Other Event Markers

    Using a Clicker

    Using the Clicker to Introduce Nail Trimming

    Summary

6. Having Fun with Simple Tricks.

    Teaching Your Dog Tricks

    Considering the Benefits of Trick Training

    Choosing the Right Tricks for Your Dog

    Training for Bell Ringing

    Selecting Fun Tricks

    Teaching Roll Over

    Wowing with Bowing

    Jumping Through Hoops

    Teaching "Play Dead"

    Summary

7. Having Fun While Exercising.

    Making Exercise Part of Your Dog's Routine

    Choosing the Right Exercise for Your Dog

    Conditioning for Exercise

    Hiking and Backpacking

    Choosing Doggy Packs and Other Supplies

    Following Trail Etiquette

    Introducing Water Sports

    Teaching Your Dog to Swim

    Considering Life Jackets

    Playing Fetch

    Teaching Your Dog to Fetch

    Considering Athletic Competitions

    Summary

III. IMPROVING YOUR DOG'S MANNERS.

8. Housetraining in Every Way.

    Discouraging Potty Accidents

    Tracking Down and Treating the Cause

    Retraining

    Curbing Submissive and Excitement-Induced Urination

    Putting an End to Marking Behavior

    Teaching Your Dog Home and Garden Rules

    Keeping Your Dog Off the Furniture

    Putting an End to Stealing

    Ending the Yard Excavations

    Cleaning Up Your Dog's Eating and Drinking Habits

    Ceasing to Reward Begging

    Preventing Toilet Drinking

    Closing the Poop Buffet

    Summary

9. Eliminating Annoying Habits.

    Silencing Excessive Vocalizations

    Dealing with Excessive Barking, Howling, or Whining

    Correcting with Distraction and Punishment

    Putting a Stop to Jumping Up

    Making Corrections

    Putting a Stop to Gate and Door Rushing

    Ending Pushy Behavior at Doors and Gates

    Teaching Proper Doorbell Etiquette

    What to Do When Your Dog Gets Personal

    Ending Nose-to-Crotch Sniffing

    Putting an End to Mounting

    Summary

10. Getting Tough About Serious Offenses.

    Putting a Stop to Aggression

    Incorporating Tough Love for the Dominant Pooch

    Preventing Fear Biting

    Correcting Territorial Aggression

    Controlling Predatory Behavior

    Preventing Predatory Behavior Toward Animals or People

    Curbing the Car Chaser

    Reducing the Anxiety of Separation

    Reading the Clues

    Treating Separation Anxiety

    Reducing Your Dog's Fearful Reactions

    Calming the Scared Dog

    Summary

IV. APPENDICES.

A. References and Resources.

    Selecting a Dog

    Choosing the Ideal Dog: A Questionnaire

    Accommodating Allergic Family Members

    Accommodating Young Children

    Where to Find a Dog

    Selecting a Trainer, Behavioral Consultant, or Veterinary Behaviorist

    Selecting an Obedience Instructor or Dog Trainer

    Selecting a Behavioral Consultant or Veterinary Behaviorist

    Useful Websites, Telephone Numbers, and Books

    Information

    Products

    Books

B. Planning Charts.

    Daily Toilet Training Diary

    Weekly Obedience Training Logs

    Weekly Obedience Training Log: "Come" and "Sit" (Introduced Week 2, Chapter 4)

    Weekly Obedience Training Log: "Walk" (Introduced Week 3, Chapter 4)

    Weekly Obedience Training Log: "Down" (Introduced Week 4, Chapter 4)

    Weekly Obedience Training Log: "Sit-Stay" (Introduced Week 5, Chapter 4)

    Weekly Obedience Training Log: "Down-Stay" (Introduced Week 6, Chapter 4)

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