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Dog Training For Dummies (For Dummies)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  301 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
That innocent face. Those sad, puppy-dog eyes. Let's face it: puppies can make anyone's heart melt. But without proper training, they can make even the most doting doggie moms and dads' blood pressure soar. So before your new puppy has you jumping through hoops, stop and ask yourself, "Just who is the trainer here?" Dog Training for Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you how to s ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Wiley Publishing (first published January 15th 2001)
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Apr 30, 2016 Bárbara rated it liked it
good book for beginners but from the half to the end it concentrates on training for winning prizes and stuff in which I dislike very much. my dog is now half-well-trained and that is absolutely good and essencial to our comunication, but animals in general are inocent and lovable, we should not want to win money with them, we should not focus on the breed, we should not buy animals at all. there are many lovable friends in shelters that need our love and help.
Sep 22, 2013 Mackenziedugas rated it it was ok
Dog Training for Dummies by Jack and Wendy Volhard ©2005 (a dog training guide) wasn’t a great book. I think it is a good beginner guide to dog training but explains mainly just the basic commands. It does, however; go deep into explanation on why a dog does or doesn’t listen. For example if the dog isn’t sitting when you want him to sit, most likely it is you. Think about your tone of voice or your posture. Use a firm, not necessarily loud but distinct voice when talking to your dog. Don’t hang ...more
Aug 25, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
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I'm giving this 4 stars because it's convinced me that there is hope that our from-the-pound dog will someday understand the concept of yard=bathroom.

But...if it doesn't work, I'm coming back and taking away 2 stars ;)
Jan 02, 2011 Domonic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great for Max, my friend Jude's miniature schnauzer that I have recently filed for possession of.

I'm still yet to perfect the nose-snatch of a dog biscuit left on Max's nose ... A new years res ...
Gareth Burrows
Aug 05, 2013 Gareth Burrows rated it really liked it
For such a broad subject, considering different breads behave differently, this is a well structured and solid introduction to the minds of dogs, their owners and how to train both of them. Ultimately if you are training a dog to be a good pet, this book will likely cover your needs
Jacob Miller
Feb 26, 2011 Jacob Miller rated it liked it
Very good to start, but gets way into how to make your dog perform in shows and what is required. If you're looking for more focus on how to train your dogs on the basics with different techniques, move on.
Mar 12, 2010 Deirdre rated it liked it
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Good tips for training your dog, and lots of information about ways to keep your dog's behavior in check (like info about agility training, etc.).
Mar 15, 2011 Kayla rated it it was amazing
This book explains so much and has simple, common sense answers to real problems. I would very highly recommend this book to anyone who is (or will be) a dog owner.
Sarah Castillo
Sep 01, 2011 Sarah Castillo rated it it was ok
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This book is really great for beginners but doesn't have any information that isn't available on online dog training resources.
Dec 01, 2011 Padhopper rated it really liked it
I found this book extremely helpful, especially when trying to curb negative dog behaviour. A must have, if you are a first time dog parent, like I was.
I'm sure had I done everything this book says to do, I'd have a really well trained dog. As it is, I have a semi-trained very intelligent best friend who makes his own choices.
Poppy Jen
Nov 12, 2011 Poppy Jen rated it really liked it
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Read this before we brought our puppy home and found it full of helpful ideas and useful information for training. Will check back in with it frequently.
Randy Loveless
Feb 28, 2009 Randy Loveless rated it liked it
Useful tool for learning the basics of dog training with positive reinforcement. Easy reading format.
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Some useful tips, but nothing too insightful.
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