Dog Training 101: Step-by-Step Instructions for Raising a Happy Well-Behaved Dog
Whether you're welcoming a new puppy into your family or want to help your best friend overcome fears or problem behaviors, internationally renowned dog trainer and best-selling author Kyra Sundance presents your essential reference for positive dog training.
Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions to train your pup to be a happy, attentive, and well-mannered canine. You will use positive training methods--including humane counterconditioning and positive redirection--to build a joyful relationship with your dog, who will become a willing partner in the process.
Teach your dog basic commands, such as:
Learn real-world tactics for managing common household problems, such as:
Kyra will also help you teach your pup to overcome common fears, among them:
This comprehensive guide also includes step-by-step advice for bringing a new dog into your household preparing for a new dog's arrival, tips for a smooth transition into the household, introducing him or her to your family, and acclimating your dog to his or her new world.
Fun games you can play with your dog offer both opportunities for bonding and a chance to practice rules and boundaries within a defined structure.
A "Good to Know" chapter offers an array of useful information, including the Heimlich maneuver for dogs, a list of weird things dogs do that are perfectly normal, and a list of common poisons.
Bond with your dog as you strive toward common goals with Dog Training 101.
Kyra Sundance is a world-acclaimed stunt dog show performer, dog trainer, and internationally best-selling author. Her dog team performs live acrobatic shows on premier stages internationally; at circuses, professional sports halftime shows, and on movies and television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet, Showdog Moms & Dads, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Kyra and her dogs starred in Disney's Underdog stage show and in a command performance at the palace in Marrakech for the king of Morocco. Kyra has written numerous popular dog-training books including the international best-selling 101 Dog Tricks, and hosts a line of award-winning dog-training DVDs. She also set-trains dog actors for movies and TV and lectures on positive dog-training methods. Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports, having trained, competed, and titled in a great number of dog sports. Her methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than ones fearful of making a mistake. She shows us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm with self-control. Kyra and her Weimaraners Chalcy and Jadie live with Kyra's husband on a ranch in California's Mojave desert.