This expanded and updated edition of Barron's popular dog training manual is filled with many new color photos and brand-new page layouts. It begins by reviewing the fundamentals of canine psychology--how dogs understand and communicate, and how many of their instincts differ from our own. The author then instructs readers on using vocal and hand signals to teach basic commands, such as "sit" and "stay." The largest part of this reader-friendly book focuses on humane methods for breaking bad canine habits through careful and consistent training. The problems and their solutions include-- Dealing with a dominant dog in the home House training and paper training Excessive barking or attention-seeking Aggressive behavior Destructive behavior Jumping up on visitors Stealing food and scavenging . . . and much more
BR> Also discussed are the best way to introduce a new dog into the family, how to deal with a dog's phobias, and how to prevent a dog from digging up the yard. The book features instructive sidebar features and color photos on every page.
Breaking Bad Habits in Dogs
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Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Learn to Gain Your Dog's Obedience and Trust by Understanding How It Thinks and Behaves