Dog Training in 10 Minutes a Day

10-Minute Games to Teach Your Dog New Tricks

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: Crestline Books

ISBN: 078583530X

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 5737

"Short, fun sessions are ideal for a dog, especially when they end with success! Each 10 minute exercise will boost your dog's intelligence as their brain is challenged with new behaviors. This special time with their owner will be the highlight of their day"--Page [4] of cover.
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The Only Dog Tricks Book You'll Ever Need

Impress Friends, Family--and Other Dogs!

Author: Gerilyn J Bielakiewicz,Paul S. Bielakiewicz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440518807

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 6584

Find the remote control. Pull off your kids' socks. Open and close the refrigerator door. Bet you never imagined your dog could accomplish such feats! In this fun, easy-to-use trick-training guide, longtime trainer and cofounder of Canine University, Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz, shows you how to teach your dog all sorts of great tricks that will strengthen your bond and bring you both endless enjoyment. From simple beginner moves for young pups to complex tricks for super-smart pooches, there's something in here for everyone, including tricks that teach your dog how to: Shake, wave, and give high fives Play scared and be brave Fetch his dinner bowl Retrieve your keys, mail, and phone Ring a bell to go outside Put away his toys and more Whether your dog's a natural-born ham or a shy guy, these tricks will bring out his best - and help you be the best trainer you can be.
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Brain Games for Dogs

Author: Claire Arrowsmith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842862773

Category: Dogs

Page: 160

View: 4505

'Brain Games For Dogs' is a brilliantly conceived compendium of fun games, tricks and activities that you can enjoy with your dog that will help to stretch and challenge it mentally and allow it to enjoy a top quality workout for the mind.
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101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog

Make Your Dog a Superdog with Sports, Games, Exercises, Tricks, Mental Challenges, Crafts, and Bondi

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610580702

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 3299

DIV Play, jump, drive, pull, help, or just soak up the limelight—101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog builds confidence and jump starts the bonding process between dog and owner. You will never have a bored, rainy day again! See happy dogs and their owners participating in a wide range of activities together, and bringing joy to others, and you, too, will be inspired to find new things to do with your beloved dog. You may have heard of agility, search & rescue, or thought, “My dog should be on TV!” With our busy schedules and demands on our time, we can’t always convert our dreams into reality. With 101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog, you have 101 easy ways to get inspired. For each activity, you’ll learn the best type of dog, how to get started, and where to find governing organizations. Then, you go one step further: enjoy the visual, step-by-step instruction on how to teach your dog the basics. That way, you can try the sport out on your own at home, without the commitment of signing up for a class. And if you DO decide that this is an activity that you'd like to pursue, you can go into a class with confidence! Activities for you and your dog include: -Volleyball -Jump Rope -Scent Work -Sledding -How to work with hearing-impaired dogs -Becoming a therapy dog, an animal actor, a dog blood donor, and much more! /div
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51 Puppy Tricks

Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1616735562

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 5433

51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra’s curriculum differs from that of 101 Dog Tricks in that the instructions are geared for the less mature dog. Young puppies are not yet well-tuned to humans, and respond better to a clicker than to a voice. Also, young puppies have so few skills that everyone benefits from a technique called “shaping” which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, puppies receive extra gentle care when we teach, focused more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior.
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101 Dog Tricks

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

Author: Kyra Sundance,Chalcy

Publisher: Quarry

ISBN: 1592533256

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 2547

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.
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Fun and Games for a Smarter Dog

50 Great Brain Games to Engage Your Dog

Author: Sophie Collins,Andrew Banks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782404057

Category: Dogs

Page: 176

View: 5802

Most dog owners tend to think of games as the reward that comes after a training session with their pet. But there's no need to separate play and work-play makes a terrific training tool if you just know which games to pick. Fun & Games for a Smarter Dog offers dozens of options to help you build your bond wth your dog, work on his obedience, boost his thinking skills, and ramp up his fitness levels. It's tailored to suit different canine personalities so that you can pick and choose between appropriate activities, and it explains the benefits your dog will get from every trick or game you teach. It covers the rules of dog/dog play, too, and, best of all, it ensures that your pet will be having so much fun that he'll never even know he's been taking classes.
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The Dog Rules

14 Secrets to Developing the Dog YOU Want

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416592471

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 7442

In this groundbreaking guide, elite dog trainer Kyra Sundance reveals the path to helping your dog be a reliable partner and true member of your family. Kyra -- a world-acclaimed Stunt Dog Team performer, nationally ranked dog sports competitor, and movie dog trainer -- holds the human-dog bond at the heart of her training method. She cares for her dogs with tenderness, trains them thoroughly, and inspires them to excel. If you're battling the same problems with your dog over and over, then the training method you're using isn't working. Instead of more training, what's needed is better training. Kyra's "whole-dog" approach looks beyond sterile training methods that manipulate through reward and punishment and instead advocates humane behavior modification techniques to establish expectations without compromising love. Her principles -- such as "One Command, One Consequence," "Focus on the Solution, Not the Problem" and "Praise, Touch, Treat -- in That Order" -- empower readers with a clear strategy and the tools to enact real change. Kyra's method does not suppress natural behaviors and teach subservience. Instead, it fosters confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than fearful of making a mistake. The Dog Rules shows us us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm and self-control.
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Dog Training 101

Step-by-Step Instructions for Raising a Happy Well-behaved Dog

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593102

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 6648

Sit! Stay! It's easy with Dog Training 101 Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions every dog owner needs and wants to know as you care for and raise your canine best friend. From basic commands like sit, stay, and come to everything you'll need to prepare for a new dog's arrival, internationally renowned veteran dog trainer and author of the bestselling 101 Dog Tricks Kyra Sundance is your friendly and expert guide. Troubleshoot common problems like jumping on visitors or barking. Learn games designed to help overcome common fears of sounds, people or even vacuum cleaners. Whether you need help choosing the right dog, potty training, leash training, feeding or fetching Dog Training 101 will become your everyday best reference.
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101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition

Fun and Easy Activities, Games, and Crafts

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1592538932

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 6843

DIVPacked with step-by-step photos and training tips and techniques, 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition will teach you everything you need to know to involve your children in training the family dog./div
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Kyra's Canine Conditioning

Games and Exercises for a Healthier, Happier Dog

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781631596711

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 7273

Kyra's Canine Conditioning is designed to build on important life skills, such as confidence, strength, coordination, mental focus, and following directions. Featuring all new material, world-renowned trainer Kyra Sundance introduces activities that will strengthen each of these skills in your dog. Learn innovative ways to work with props, such as hoops, balls, FitPAWS inflatables, and Klimb pedestals. Through this book, you will: learn how to evaluate a dog’s physiology, and develop and execute a customized conditioning plan. acquire the skills to improve a dog’s fitness through five components: coordination, stamina, balance, strength, and flexibility. improve a dog’s confidence, mental focus, and direction-following skills through targeted games. Physical fitness is just as important for dogs as it is for people. Keeping dogs fit and healthy can increase their lifespan and limit vet visits as they get older. It reduces the risk of sports-related injury, joint problems, and arthritis. Dogs who are conditioned and healthy tend to live happier and more playful lives. A program of games and canine conditioning makes fitness fun for both you and your dog! This program conditions dogs through a series of games that are both a great physical foundation for dogs who want to pursue sports and a great way to easily condition dogs that are your average couch potato. Through these conditioning games, you will see a physical and mental transformation in your dog. Thanks to the versatility of the games, a dog of any age can improve their health and fitness. Puppies can benefit from the coordination, confidence, and mental focus games while elderly dogs can work on their strength, balance, and direction-following skills. There is something for every owner and every dog. These games challenge your dog to experiment with different ideas to accomplish a goal. Your dog will get the exercise they need while building stamina, balance, hind end coordination, mental focus, and improving their overall athletic skills. Working cooperatively with your dog in a positive way will be a wonderful bonding experience, and your dog will bask in your attention and pride in him. This book will educate you on dog physiology, and ways to stretch and condition a dog, but it is not meant as a replacement for veterinary advice or diagnosis. Understand the boundaries of your role as a coach, and refer dogs to the proper medical and professional specialists when needed.
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Where's the Ball?

A Dog Tricks Kit

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631590057

Category: Pets

Page: 16

View: 6044

This all in one kit will give you everything you need to teach your dog to play this classic game of hide and seek.
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Gamify Your Dog Training

Training Games for Group Training

Author: Terry Ryan

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617812056

Category:

Page: 150

View: 9152

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Cesar Millan's Lessons From the Pack

Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life

Author: Cesar Millan,Melissa Jo Peltier

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142621619X

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 5411

In this inspiring book, best-selling author and "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other's lives, sharing eight essential life lessons imparted by a group of very special dogs he's trained over the years. From his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America's most sought-after dog behavior expert. Now, he reveals the amazing ways that our pets can teach us. In this affecting book, he shares eight heartwarming stories about the dogs that have inspired him the most—and the lessons he's learned from them about healing and more. Each chapter, drawing on celebrity and noncelebrity clients alike, spotlights the essential traits that allow these animals to make the best of their situations—from authenticity to acceptance—and reveals how we can embrace these values to enrich our own lives. Sharing never-before-told insights, Cesar imparts a unique blueprint for seeking happiness and fulfillment through canine companionship.
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Dog Tricks and Agility For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470647356

Category: Pets

Page: 360

View: 1973

The fun and easy way to teach a dog new tricks Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies (previously titled Dog Tricks For Dummies) makes trick and agility training fun for both you and your dog. You will learn to teach simple tricks, like tail wagging or barking on command to more complex tricks like fetching keys, your dog's dinner bowl, or the laundry. This hands-on guide provides the lowdown on the coolest dog tricks and offers expanded coverage on infusing the thrill of agility (whether for fun or competition) into your dog's life. Push a cart or stroller, run an agility course, play Frisbee and fly ball, and put the toys away Navigate all types of agility obstacles big and small, narrow and wide Prepare your dog for canine good citizen certification Determine if your dog can get involved in pet therapy and what's involved (i.e. nursing homes, children's centers, prisons, etc.) Make your own agility obstacles at home and set up a course Officially enter agility trials
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The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet

106 Amazing Things Your Dog Can Do on Command

Author: Babette Haggerty,Barbara Call

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 162414005X

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 6006

Featured on the Today show! Not only does training your dog new tricks give you something to show-off at parties, but it also keeps your dog engaged and moving, and helps you become closer and more in-tune with your pet. And who better to learn from than the pros? Babette Haggerty has trained Jack Nicklaus' Golden Retriever to bark the number of his major tournament wins on command, Curt Gowdy's Rottweiler to say, "Go Reds" and Jimmy Buffett's Maltese to dance on cue to "Margaritaville". In The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet, she offers up more than 100 of her best dog tricks, many of them featured by her famous father, Captain Haggerty, on David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks. Tricks include: - Bring Me the Ringing Phone - Wipe Your FeetWeave Poles - Open the Door - Balance an Egg on Your Nose - Strum a Guitar Step-by-step photos, more than 500 of them, pack the pages showing you the tricks to the tricks. In no time your dog will not only bring in the paper, play dead and roll over but also count objects, jump into your arms, crawl like a soldier and take a bow. Babette was voted "Palm Beach's Favorite Dog Trainer." She has been featured on television and radio, including Animal Planet, Martha Stewart's "Living Radio" and most recently, the E! reality series, Married to Jonas. She has also published several articles in Dogs USA and Dog World magazines. She splits her time between Palm Beach and New York City with her two children as well as French Bulldog named Babe and German Shepherd named Barkley.
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Lucky Dog Lessons

Train Your Dog in 7 Days

Author: Brandon McMillan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062478966

Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 3776

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.
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The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook

A Step-by-Step Interactive Curriculum to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1616734728

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 2596

The Dog Tricks and Training Workbookis a follow-up guide to101 Dog Tricks. This new book invites the reader to focus on 30 foundational tricks and to track and gauge his or her progress in teaching them. The workbook explores integral behavior and training concepts, which enhance not only the dog’s performance but the overall relationship between dog and owner. The accompanying deck of 30 trick cards illustrate the step-by-steps of the tricks themselves, and are excellent teaching tools for the working, training, and bonding sessions outlined in the workbook.
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The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration

Author: Mary Scannell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071743669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.
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