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Dog Training For Dummies, 3rd Edition

With more than 25 percent updated content in Dog Training For Dummies, 3rd Edition, readers can discover the power of motivational training as well as:

* A new chapter on common health issues that affect behaviour and training, and how to avoid them with a little preventative care

* Update and expansion of nutritional information including requirements and special diets critical to health, behaviour, and training

* A new chapter on training senior dogs

* The latest tips and techniques on housetraining and socializing a puppy or adult dog

* Updated and expanded coverage on understanding a puppy, adult, or senior dog's mind and how to apply the dog's profile to training plans

408 pages.

Published July 2010

Table of Contents:

Introduction.

Part I: Setting the Stage for Successful Training.

Chapter 1: Dog Training: The Key to Your Dog's Safety and Your Sanity.

Chapter 2: Canine Psychology 101: Getting to Know Your Dog.

Chapter 3: Developing Training Savvy.

Chapter 4: Understanding the Vital Role Nutrition and Health Play in Training.

Chapter 5: Gearing Up for Training Success.

Part II: Performing Puppy Preliminaries.

Chapter 6: Surviving Your Puppy's Growth Periods.

Chapter 7: Starting Puppy on the Right Paw.

Chapter 8: Honing In on Housetraining.

Part III: Tackling Training Basics.

Chapter 9: Mastering Some Fundamentals: Sit, Down, Stay, and Leave It.

Chapter 10: Canine Cruise Control: Walking on Leash and Coming When Called.

Chapter 11: Dealing with Common Doggie Don'ts.

Part IV: Taking Training to the Next Level.

Chapter 12: Participating in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Programs.

Chapter 13: Training for Fun and Competition.

Chapter 14: Completing the Companion Dog Title.

Chapter 15: Retrieving.

Part V: Dealing with Special Situations.

Chapter 16: Addressing Aggression.

Chapter 17: Helping Your Hound Handle Special Situations.

Chapter 18: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Keeping Your Senior Young.

Chapter 19: Supplementing Your Training Efforts with Expert Help.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Training Traps and How to Avoid Them.

Chapter 21: Ten Fun and Exciting Sporting Activities.

Chapter 22: Ten Reasons Dogs Do What They Do.

Chapter 23: Ten Tricks for Fun and Games.

Index.

Author Information:

Jack and Wendy Volhard are internationally recognized for their contributions to dog training, health, and nutrition. At the heart of their teaching is the "Motivational Method," a unique approach to training that is aimed at people who value dogs first and foremost as pets and companions.

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