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Training the best dog ever : a 5-week program using the power of positive reinforcement / by Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz and Larry Kay.

By: Sylvia-Stasiewicz, Dawn [author.].
Contributor(s): Kay, Larry [author.] | Sylvia-Stasiewicz, Dawn. Love that dog training program [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Workman Pub. Co., 2012Description: xvi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780761168850; 0761168850.Subject(s): Dogs -- TrainingDDC classification: 636.7/0887
Contents:
Introduction: The call -- The basics. My approach to training ; Preparing for dog training -- The fundamentals program. Feeding, potty training, and crating ; Week one: Fundamentals training program ; Week two: Training in everyday life ; Week three: Advancing to verbal cues ; Week four: Completing the foundation ; Week five: Reviewing the basic skills ; Training games and activities -- The next steps. Clicker training and dog tricks ; Behavior problems ; Your dog in the world -- Appendices. Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate test prep course ; Specialized training ; Training logs.
Summary: Guides readers through the fundamentals of what a dog new to the family needs to know, and then proceeds to more complex goals. The authors use positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that work on puppies and adult dogs, and require no special dog-handling abilities.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> 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 Kennedy's dogs, among countless others.<br> <br> 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 cues-- sit, stay, come here --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 world--a dog that knows how to behave in a vet's office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.</p>

"Originally published as The love that dog training program, now revised and updated"--Title page verso.

Includes index.

Introduction: The call -- The basics. My approach to training ; Preparing for dog training -- The fundamentals program. Feeding, potty training, and crating ; Week one: Fundamentals training program ; Week two: Training in everyday life ; Week three: Advancing to verbal cues ; Week four: Completing the foundation ; Week five: Reviewing the basic skills ; Training games and activities -- The next steps. Clicker training and dog tricks ; Behavior problems ; Your dog in the world -- Appendices. Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate test prep course ; Specialized training ; Training logs.

Guides readers through the fundamentals of what a dog new to the family needs to know, and then proceeds to more complex goals. The authors use positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that work on puppies and adult dogs, and require no special dog-handling abilities.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword to the New Edition (p. ix)
  • Introduction
  • The Call (p. xii)
  • The Basics
  • Chapter 1 My Approach to Training (p. 3)
  • Chapter 2 Preparing for Dog Training (p. 17)
  • The Fundamentals Program
  • Chapter 3 Feeding, Potty Training, and Crating (p. 43)
  • Chapter 4 Week One: Fundamentals Training Program (p. 63)
  • Chapter 5 Week Two: Training in Everyday Life (p. 81)
  • Chapter 6 Week Three: Advancing to Verbal Cues (p. 95)
  • Chapter 7 Week Four: Completing the Foundation (p. 111)
  • Chapter 8 Week Five: Reviewing the Basic Skills (p. 129)
  • Chapter 9 Training Games and Activities (p. 141)
  • The Next Steps
  • Chapter 10 Clicker Training and Dog Tricks (p. 153)
  • Chapter 11 Behavior Problems (p. 185)
  • Chapter 12 Your Dog in the World (p. 215)
  • Appendices
  • Appendix 1 Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certificate Test Prep Course (p. 234)
  • Appendix 2 Specialized Training (p. 241)
  • Appendix 3 Training logs (p. 255)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 266)
  • Index (p. 269)
  • About the Authors (p. 288)

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