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How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks: The Sirius Puppy Training Manual

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Voted the #1 BEST BOOK (1999) by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers?the largest and most influential worldwide association of professional pet dog trainers. Fun training with toys, treats, lures, and rewards. Easy, fun-loving, dog-friendly methods for teaching basic manners off-leash, and for temperament modification and behavior problem troubleshooting. Written from the ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by James & Kenneth Publishers
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Claire
Jun 24, 2012 Claire rated it it was amazing
Step away fron the vile hype of Ceaser and embrace Dunbar. Kind, intuitive, scientific and above all effective.
Mandy
Aug 31, 2013 Mandy rated it it was amazing
When I got a puppy (!!!) it seemed like everyone recommended this book to me. A lot of it is hopefully common sense for most people (of course I want to reward my dog when he does something right, not punish him for doing something wrong), but the descriptions and scenarios Dunbar provides are so so so helpful. This book isn't just about how to teach a dog to "sit" (though that section has a lot of helpful tips), but how to teach dogs the relevance of commands which then motivates them to comp ...more
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Sep 09, 2015 Asl4u rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not impressed with a book for new dog owners whos "voice" clearly believes all new owners are idiots intent to screw up their dog (even if they are Trying -by Reading this guys book!.
After reading several of Ian's books -i'm much less enthusiastic about his training methods simply because I respect myself way too much to wade through his condescention.
Not a fan.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
Ian Dunbar is a great teacher. When I was helping our local dog association with 'Puppy Kindergarten' classes we went to a seminar with this author. I learned a lot from him about dog behaviour, dog training, and human behaviour. This book encompasses his philosophy and teachings.
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Recommends it for: dog lovers
very helpful ideas with the many the dogs I fostered.
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Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer, Dr. Ian Dunbar received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he researched the development of social hierarchies and aggression in domestic dogs.

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