How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks: The Sirius Puppy Training Manual

How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks: The Sirius Puppy Training Manual

Language: English

Pages: 200

ISBN: 1888047062

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Voted the #1 BEST BOOK (1999) by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers?the largest and most influential worldwide association of professional pet dog trainers. Fun training with toys, treats, lures, and rewards. Easy, fun-loving, dog-friendly methods for teaching basic manners off-leash, and for temperament modification and behavior problem troubleshooting. Written from the dog's point of view and emphasizing natural motivational methods to teach your dog to want to do what you want him to do! "How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks is the best book by dog training's leading genius. The most relevant, important piece ever written on the subject of dog behavior and training. Some fields are lucky enough to be granted a giant: a figure whose contributions inspire awe and are unsurpassable. Ian Dunbar is that in dog behavior. There is no single person on the face of the planet to whom dog trainers and owners (not to mention dogs) owe more." Jean Donaldson (author of The Culture Clash)

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In the pup's long-term confinement area.) The above technique is remarkably effective with lead-headed dogs. This is fortuitous, because trying to physically punish puppies of some Terrier and Working breeds is on par with reprimanding a bowling ball. Physically, they are so tough, but luckily their brains are extremely sensitive; they have sweet dispositions and love to play. Consequently, they just cannot stand to lose a playmate. This is precisely the same way puppies learn to inhibit the.

Problems from developing than to attempt to eradicate bad habits. If the most important time is puppyhood, then the second most important time in a dog's life is right now! Whatever has happened in the past - for better or for worse - is history. If the dog did not have the benefits of early training and socialization as a pup, this is indeed unfortunate, but it is of little use crying over spilt milk. The dog must be trained and socialized NOW! The methods are the same; it will just take longer.

Ways of teaching your puppy to settle down, no matter what the distraction. Moreover, each little quiet moment is reinforced by resuming the walk, i.e., you may now use the walk as a reward for good behavior many times over. (Otherwise, owners tend to use the walk as a reward only once, for unintentionally reinforcing the dog's Initially have your dogs settle down right next to you 101 HOW TO TEACH A NEW DOG OLD TRICKS banana-like behavior when it sees its owner put on hat and coat or reach.

Name ("Go Play"), the problem behavior becomes a reward for coming when called. Every time the owner interrupts the play session and requests the dog to come, the owner may then say "Go Play" and thus reward the dog for coming. To keep the play session going, all the dog has to do is to continue to come when called. Work in a safe area - indoors, in a fenced yard, tennis court, training class or dog park. Initially, work with your dog and just one other - his favorite doggy friend.

Responses? No. All of these schedules would be simple and ineffective FR10's. At least, reward the dog according to a true VR10, giving five rewards at random over 50 correct responses. But surely, we can do better than a hard-wired, soft-programmed computer, because in addition to making quantitative assessments of the dog's responses, we humans are able to make complex subjective judgments vis a vis the quality of the dog's behavior. Obviously, it makes sense to reward the dog for its best.

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