Is this the right book for me?- Do you want your dog to be socially well-behaved?- Are you looking for advice on training and looking after your pet?Covering every aspect of kind, fair and effective dog training as well as authoritative advice on looking after your pet, Train Your Dog is essential reading for all dog owners or those thinking of getting a dog for the first time.Written by the APDT, a guarantee of quality in dog training, this book covers positive reward and motivational techniques that will ensure your dog is socially well-behaved, obedient and, most importantly, able to be a part of your family.It also details different training methods for different types of dog, issues to address before training commences (deciding on your commands and discovering the motivation of your dog), equipment that may aid the training experience and essential tips for training a puppy or a 'problem dog'.Packed full of essential advice on all aspects of being a dog owner, this book will ensure that you get the most out of your pet and vice versa!Learn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of dog training.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Covers all aspects of dog training and being a dog owner.Includes clear diagrams throughout to aid understanding.Written by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), a guarantee of quality in dog training.Uses only kind and fair dog training techniques
Table of Contents:
About the APDTPrinciples of dog trainingEquipmentSocialisationBefore training startsLooking at puppy issuesTrainingTop ten tipsClicker trainingWhere to find a puppyWhere to find an older dogTaking it further
About the Author(s):
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) was founded in 1995 and offers pet dog owners a guarantee of quality when looking for a puppy or dog training advice. The APDT abide by kind and fair principles of training and have written this book following their guidelines. There are over 450 APDT dog trainers in the UK.
Essential reading for anyone who is buying a dog for the first time, wanting to train their current dog or those who are attending APDT training.
'an outstanding read ... it helps you be an effective dog trainer'