Author - Julia Barnes - Publisher - First Stone
The Mini Encyclopaedia of Dog Training is a comprehensive guide to training your dog based on a
system of positive reinforcement and reward. It shows you how to get the best from your dog by channelling his natural instincts.
channelling his natural instincts.
The dog's ancestry is traced so we can understand pack mentality and the dog's need for leadership.The development of breeds is analysed, giving insights into inherited instincts and behaviour.
Body language, tone of voice, play and reward are the most effective means of communication. The author also looks at how a dog expresses himself so you can understand what his behaviour means.
Training should commence the day a puppy arrives in his new home so that he understands his place in the family. Advice is given on meeting the family, introducing other pets, establishing house rules, and setting up a regime for successful house training.
Step-by-step coverage of training exercises includes tips for heelwork, how to get your dog to settle for extended periods, as well as more advanced exercises, such as recalls and retrieves.
Socialisation is now recognised as a vital part of a dog's education, and there is guidance on the best ways of taking your dog out into the world so he becomes a well-adjusted canine citizen.
There is a special chapter on behavioural problems and how to deal with them.
Finally, there is an introduction to all the sports you can enjoy with your dog, including Obedience, Agility, and Heelwork to Music.