51 Puppy Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy

51 Puppy Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy

By: Kyra Sundance (author)Paperback

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51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs. 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 everyone benefits from a technique called "shaping" which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, puppies receive extra gentle care when we teach, focused more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior.

About Author

Kyra Sundance is a world-renowned dog trainer, lecturer, and internationally best-selling author of 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge and Bond with Your Dog. With over a million copies in print, Kyra's award-winning books, kits, and DVDs have inspired dog owners worldwide to develop fun and rewarding relationships with their dogs. Her other books include Dog Training 101, The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook, 51 Puppy Tricks, and 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition. Honed through decades of professional experience, Kyra's easy to follow step-by-step training methods are the most effective and humane way to train. Her positive methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than fearful of making a mistake. As professional performers, Kyra and her Weimaraners starred in shows for the king of Morocco, Disney's Hollywood stage shows, circuses, NBA halftime shows, on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Animal Planet, in movies, and in their own television series. Kyra is a professional set trainer for movie dogs, and is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports. She presents workshops around the world on dog tricks and canine conditioning. Kyra is CEO of "Do More With Your Dog"! trick dog titling organization; the "National Trick Dog championships"; and Chair of the "Trick Dog Expo". An avid runner, Kyra competes in 35-mile mountain ultramarathons and enjoys spending time with her dogs and husband on their ranch in California's Mojave desert.


Author's Note 9 Introduction 11 1 Preliminary Skills 18 respond to a clicker 20 touch my hand 22 watch me 24 settle 26 kennel up 28 come 30 stay 32 find me 34 2 Body Positions 36 sit 38 down 40 crawl 42 roll over 44 paws up 48 bow your head 50 tug 52 kisses 54 head cock 56 walk on a loose leash 58 shake hands 60 bark 64 sing 66 3 Coordination 68 tunnel 70 teeter board 72 spin 76 figure-8's 80 volleyball 84 jump over my leg 86 hoop jump 90 hide yourself in a box 94 wipe your paws 98 flying disc 100 4 communication 102 ring a bell to go outside 104 get your leash 106 bring your food dish 108 sit before chowtime 110 leave it 112 which hand holds the treat? 114 shell game 116 find the hidden veggies 120 close the door 122 turn on a tap light 124 5 Shape Behavior 128 soccer 130 beginning fetch 134 fetch the newspaper to hand 138 open the door 142 hide your eyes 146 skateboard 150 6 chaining 154 tidy up toys into toy box 156 litter in the step can 160 soda from the fridge 164 mail from the mailbox 168 Appendix: Tricks by skill level 172 Glossary of terms 173 About the Author 174 Acknowledgments 174 Also by Kyra Sundance 175 About the Photographer 176

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781592535712
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781592535712
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 1592535712

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