Training the Best Dog Ever

Training the Best Dog Ever

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Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedya€™s dogs, among countless others. Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cuesa€”sit, stay, come herea€”as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the worlda€”a dog that knows how to behave in a veta€™s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.WATER WORK AND DOCK DIVING As wea#39;ve discussed, all dogs need to be taught to swim, even if they are bred for the water. ... Not surprisingly, the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America has an active water-dog program. ... into the water. Winners are the dogs that jump the farthest. If you have a water dog, you can probably guess that the main training ... by throwing a toy in a nice arc so that your dog pops up off the end of the dock for greater distance, rather than leaping out flat.

Title:Training the Best Dog Ever
Author:Larry Kay, Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz
Publisher:Workman Publishing - 2012-09-25


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