Collins Need to Know? Dog Training will help you to train any unruly dog or puppy with clear step-by-step photographs based on a 10-week training course. The course builds up dog and trainer confidence week-by-week, and each stage is illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs. The training methods are based on being kind to the dog, with emphasis on praise and reward. There is also essential information on how dogs learn and the different training needs of large and small dogs. Collins Need to Know? Dog Training will transform a lead-pulling disobedient dog into a happy, sociable companion. Includes: 1. Why train your dog? Reasons for training and an explanation of the ways in which dogs learn, including body language. 2. How and when do I start? Featuring advice on when to begin training and suggested equipment and training aids. 3. Training methods Rewarding your dog; clicker; food & toys; play retrieve 4. The weekly training programme A week--by--week breakdown of the 10--week programme. 5. Agility training Takes the reader beyond basic training to highlight what you can do next 6. Working trials Based on police dog handling obedience, exercises, nose work 7.
Heelwork to music Dancing with your dog 8. Training for showing
Stella Smyth and co-author Sally Bergh-Roose have been training dogs since 1978 and have been involved in competition work with a variety of dogs. Together they have been running a successful dog training course for many years.