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RSPCA New Complete Dog Training Manual by Bruce Fogle
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
April 4th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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