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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
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Published October 1st 1996 by James & Kenneth Publishers
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Step away fron the vile hype of Ceaser and embrace Dunbar. Kind, intuitive, scientific and above all effective.
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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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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