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:
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.
Who Should Read This Book
How This Book Is Organized
The Book's Parts
I. FIRST THINGS FIRST.
1. What You Should Know About Your Dog.
Understanding Your Dog's Personality
Influences of Age
Influences of Gender
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
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
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
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
What You Should Know About Toys
Selecting Cleaning Products for Training Accidents
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
Week Two: Adding Basic Commands and Stopping Unwanted Behaviors
Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called
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
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
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"
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
Teaching Your Dog to Fetch
Considering Athletic Competitions
III. IMPROVING YOUR DOG'S MANNERS.
8. Housetraining in Every Way.
Discouraging Potty Accidents
Tracking Down and Treating the Cause
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
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
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
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
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
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)