How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks: The Sirius Puppy Training Manual
Voted the #1 BEST BOOK (1999) by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers?the largest and most influential worldwide association of professional pet dog trainers. Fun training with toys, treats, lures, and rewards. Easy, fun-loving, dog-friendly methods for teaching basic manners off-leash, and for temperament modification and behavior problem troubleshooting. Written from the dog's point of view and emphasizing natural motivational methods to teach your dog to want to do what you want him to do! "How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks is the best book by dog training's leading genius. The most relevant, important piece ever written on the subject of dog behavior and training. Some fields are lucky enough to be granted a giant: a figure whose contributions inspire awe and are unsurpassable. Ian Dunbar is that in dog behavior. There is no single person on the face of the planet to whom dog trainers and owners (not to mention dogs) owe more." Jean Donaldson (author of The Culture Clash)
chewtoy, extricate the squished treats (with a pencil) and give them to the pup. When at home, always try to reinforce your puppy's chewtoy habit with further passive training. Confine your pup to its crate, tie-down, or place, with the only object in reach being a chewtoy stuffed with all sorts of goodies. This is so important with young puppies during their first few days at home, since they quickly become fixated on the first few objects they chew and play with. Once your pup knows what it
should be chewing, it is time to let it know what it should not be chewing. Every time the pup even sniffs a likely alternative, the instructive reprimand "Chewtoy!" will quickly set the puppy straight. The tone and volume inform the pup it is about to make a booboo, and the meaning of the word instructs the pup what it should be chewing. In addition, it is a good idea to boobytrap prime chewing targets. 67 HOW TO TEACH A NEW DOG OLD TRICKS Boobytraps A well-designed boobytrap has a number of
necessary for domestic living. Specifically, pups must be allowed to play with other puppies and dogs and to enjoy numerous positive interactions with a wide variety of people, especially children and men. Fighting and Fearfulness Puppy play enables the youngster to learn the appropriate context of individual elements of its behavioral repertoire. An inadequately socialized dog will lack confidence in social interactions, as evidenced by hiding and snapping or by mucho-macho snarling and
occasions. Within time, the request will reliably elicit the desired behavior. 3. No Reward vs. No Reprimand At first glance, nothing vs. nothing may appear to be no feedback at all regarding the dog's performance. By providing no feedback, the dog will never learn what the owner considers to be right and wrong. Yet, in a sense, the dog does receive feedback from an owner who provides no feedback. The dog learns that it can do exactly what it likes. Providing no feedback when working with the
ears, trim the hair on the inside of the ear flap to improve air circulation and prevent infection. There is nothing worse than the smell of infected ears. If the nails are too long, clip them, and then, make a resolution to exercise the dog more. In addition to the obvious medical advantages of regular inspections, frequent handling and gentling of the young pup helps build confidence so that it is more tractable when handled. Also, you will develop confidence and expertise in handling your dog.