This title outlines a comprehensive RSPCA-approved programme that covers all aspects of dog training - from house-training a puppy through to introducing your dog to advanced training routines. This revised and expanded edition of the manual explains 26 new training techniques through photographic step-by-step sequences, including a new chapter focusing on more advanced training techniques.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Your dog's mind: breed differences; personality types; early learning; perfect timing; giving commands; putting it all together; realistic expectations. Part 2 Early training: early home routines; basic equipment; daily grooming; suitable toys and chews; new experiences; crate training; house training; coming to you; coming to you outdoors; sit and lie down; walking without a lead; walking on a lead; hands-free training; lead training problems; you are on a lead too. Part 3 Further training: control and restraint; sit and stay; come and sit; lie down; down and stay; settling down; bark control; separation anxiety; learning to touch; walking to heel; holding objects; retrieving objects. Part 4 Playing games: dogs and children; games with children; games with your dog; agility training; catch games; canine competitions; playing with other dogs. Part 5 Curing bad habits: understanding habits; clicker training; behaviour interrupters; assessing temperament; pulling on the lead; refusing to come; chasing vehicles; chasing animals; aggression with dogs; aggression with people; fear biting; guarding; rivalry between dogs; problems with sex; car manners; nervousness; boredom; excited behaviour; food problems; fighting obesity; effective training.
Dr Bruce Fogle is well-known for his expertise in animal behaviour. He lectures internationally, frequently appears on television and radio and writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines. He has written several books including Know Your Dog, the RSPCA Complete Dog Care Manual and the Encyclopedia of the Dog.