Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra's curriculum differs from that of "101 Dog Tricks" in that the instructions are geared for the less mature dog. Young puppies are not yet well-tuned to humans, and respond better to a clicker than to a voice. Also, young puppies have so few skills that we benefit from a technique called 'shaping' which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, with puppies we are extra gentle when we teach, and we focus more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior. Each trick is taught as discrete units, but similar tricks will be grouped into chapters such as: 'Build Confidence', 'Build Coordination', and 'Build Communication'.
Kyra Sundance and her Weimaraner Chalcy hold worldwide acclaim for their stunning acrobatic Stunt Dog Team routines performed in live shows and television appearances. The pair has performed on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, FOX News Live, and at NBA, MLB, and AFL halftime shows. They starred in Disney's Underdog stage show in Hollywood, and were honored to star in a command performance in Marrakech for the King of Morocco! Kyra embodies her tagline of "Do More With Your Dog!" having spent years achieving nationwide ranking in competitive dog sports. Kyra also works on set as a movie-dog trainer, and teaches dog tricks classes where her step-by-step approach encourages students to rediscover the joys of their dog
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