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Copyright 2011, 244 pages, softcover, b/w photos
10-Minute Obedience reflects Amy Dahl's belief that daily 10-minute training sessions best suit a dog's attention span and lead to rapid learning. This book is easy to use for the absolute beginner and yet deeply informative for those who have covered basic training and now want to make their dog as well trained as possible. This book has the information most needed by the owner of a pet dog: how to make him reliably obedient and well-mannered. The emphasis of this training method is on obtaining necessary control and good manners while maximizing your dog's enthusiasm by establishing training situations where your dog wants to cooperate. Addressing puppy raising, manners, and management issues in addition to formal training, this book shows you how to have fun and have success with your dog.
Each section of this book is accompanied by Dahl's real-life accounts of individual dogs to illustrate key training concepts while emphasizing the uniqueness of individual dogs.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Navigating Puppyhood
Normal, but Troublesome Puppy Behavior
Puppy Behavior and Adult Behavior
Introduction to Obedience
Your Puppy's Name
Stay; Release Command
Down (Lie Down)
Expanding Your Puppy's Training
True Puppy Story: Salty
Chapter 2: Obedience
Here Are a Few Tips for Effective Training:
End on a High Note
Getting Started: The Training Walk
Adjusting to the Line
Adapting to Your Movement
Learning Not to Pull
Introducing "Sit" and "OK"
Returning or "Finishing" to Heel Position
Transition to Off-Leash Work
Integrating Training Into the Rest of Your Dog's Life
Varying the Setting
Opportunities for Further Training
True Dog Story: Shasta
Chapter 3: Manners
Walking Without Pulling
Care Around People
Begging, and How to Make it Work for You
True Dog Story: Smoky
Chapter 4: Solving Behavior Problems
Prevent Opportunities and Control Privileges
Loss of Access
Interrupt and Redirect
Train an Incompatible Behavior
Desensitization and Counterconditioning
Correcting the Cause of the Behavior
The Scoop on Punishment
True Dog Story: Laddie
About the Author:
Amy Dahl has more than 15 years of dog training experience, specifically retriever training, and has won numerous field-trials, five State Gun Dog Championships, handled six dogs to Field Championships, and trained owner-handled dogs to their titles. She is a popular columnist for The Retriever Journal and Just Labs magazines, and the co-author of the books The 10-Minute Retriever and Retriever Troubleshooting, published by Willow Creek Press.
Read/do, and in short order one can have a well behaved and manageable dog using Amy's guidance. Add the companion '10-minute Retriever' (also by Amy Dahl) and work that material as provided ... and you'll have a companion dog you can proudly and responsibly take into the ring, home, or field.
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