Breaking Bad Habits in Dogs

Breaking Bad Habits in Dogs

Learn to Gain the Obedience and Trust of your Dog by Understanding the Way That It Thinks and Behaves

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Provides advice, tips, and strategies for breaking annoying and destructive canine habits, such as how to stop excessive barking, how to make a dog respond, and how to stop a dog from stealing food.

Barron's Educational Publishing
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

    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.
    (back cover)
    A dog with bad habits is no fun to own. Whether it barks constantly while you are out of the house, acts aggressively toward visitors, or steals food from the table, the badly behaved dog is a constant problem for its owner. This clearly illustrated book, written by a respected authority on canine behavior, gives despairing owners answers to all of the common behavior problems. Colin Tennant presents fascinating insights into canine psychology and explains why dogs behave as they do as part of the "family pack." Follow his recommended exercises and you will retrain your dog through a system of reward and deterrence that makes bad behavior a thing of the past. Illustrated throughout with step-by-step photos, this book is essential reading for all dog owners.

  • Stop Your Dog From Biting
  • Learn How to Recall Your Dog
  • Deal With Your Dog's Car Sickness
  • House-train Your Dog
  • Learn To Give Clear Commands
  • Prevent Scavenging and Stealing
  • Cope With Canine Sexual Problems

    (front flap)

    Since its first U.S. publication in 2003, Breaking Bad Habits in Dogs has proven a valuable bestseller to dog owners across America. Filled with good advice and elucidating author Colin Tennant's sensible attitude toward solving canine problems, this new edition is better than ever. It reviews the fundamentals of canine psychology, describing how dogs understand and communicate, and how many of their instincts differ from our own. It goes on to instruct in the basics of obedience training, with focus on humane methods for breaking bad canine habits. This revised and updated second edition, features more than 50 additional photos as well as a handsome new graphic style. Although brand-new in appearance, the book retains its identity as a trusted reference source that has proven unrivalled in the range and effectiveness of its recommended methods.

    (back flap)
    Author and canine expert Colin Tennant began his career in canine obedience training at the Asoka Training School in Manchester, England, and later founded the London Dog Training Group. He has trained animals for TV shows and has appeared on the BBC and other television networks, offering pet-training advice. He is Chairman of the Canine and Feline Bahaviour Association based in Great Britain, Principal of The Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training, and senior behavior practitioner at the Canine and Feline Behaviour Centre in Hertfordshire, England.

  • Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, c2010
    Edition: 2nd ed
    ISBN: 9780764145483
    Branch Call Number: 636.70887 T255b
    Characteristics: 205 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


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