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Zak George's Dog Training Revolution
The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
Zak George - Jun 07, 2016
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A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO RAISE AND TRAIN YOUR DOGZak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from h...
The Art of Raising a Puppy
Monks of New Skete - Jun 29, 2011 (first published in 1990)
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The classic bestseller that established the Monks of New Skete as America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond, updated to include the latest developments in canine health. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy, the Monks draw on their...
101 Dog Tricks
Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog (Dog Tricks and Training)
Kyra Sundance - Apr 01, 2007
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101 Dog Tricks is an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide! This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and troubleshooting boxes cove...
The Other End of the Leash
Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
Patricia B. McConnell - Jan 01, 2003
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The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave th...
The Power of Positive Dog Training
Pat Miller - Apr 01, 2008 (first published in 2001)
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A renowned dog trainer gives you the positive training tools you need to share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect with your dog. Plus, you'll get: information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language; instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce...
Training the Best Dog Ever
A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement
Larry Kay - Sep 25, 2012
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Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless othe...
How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend
The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition)
Monks of New Skete - Sep 01, 2002 (first published in 1978)
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For nearly a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This new, expanded edition, with a fresh new design and new photographs throughout, preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate...
Lucky Dog Lessons
Train Your Dog in 7 Days
Brandon McMillan - Oct 02, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days.Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these d...
Perfect Puppy in 7 Days
How to Start Your Puppy Off Right
Sophia Yin - Aug 01, 2011
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Does your puppy nip or jump? Have potty accidents? Or struggle when handled? This book will help you set your puppy on the path to being a polite, well-socialized, happy companion in just one week. In a simple, fun way, Dr. Sophia Yin tells the story of working with her dad's puppy, Lucy, to illustrate how you can train your puppy, too. Dr. Yin's p...
The Puppy Primer
Patricia B. McConnell - Feb 23, 2010 (first published in 1996)
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Dr. McConnell added new information about the benefits of positive reinforcement AND the importance of realistic expectations. For instance, "sit" while waiting for the food bowl is NOT equivalent to "sit" when company comes to the door While it's almost twice the size of the original, the book is still easy to read, user-friendly and priced right ...
Decoding Your Dog
Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists - Jan 06, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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“Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.” –Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association   Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason ...
Puppy Training for Kids by Colleen Pelar
Before and After Getting Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves by Dr. Sophia Yin DVM MS
Team Dog by Mike Ritland
Don't Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
Canine Body Language by Brenda Aloff
The Beginner's Guide to Dog Agility by Laurie Leach
The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever by Larry Kay
Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out by Laura VanArendonk Baugh
How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days by Shirlee Kalstone
Beyond The Back Yard by Denise Fenzi
The Cautious Canine-How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears by Patricia B. McConnell
Water Dog by Richard Wolters
Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0 by Grisha Stewart
Fight! by Jean Donaldson
10-Minute Dog Training Games by Kyra Sundance
Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt
Click to Calm by Emma Parsons
Dog Training for Kids by Vanessa Estrada Marin
Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs by Jean Donaldson
Plenty in Life Is Free by Kathy Sdao
On Talking Terms With Dogs Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas
Reaching the Animal Mind by Karen Pryor
Bones Would Rain from the Sky by Suzanne Clothier
When Pigs Fly! by Jane Killion
Feisty Fido by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.
I'll be Home Soon by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.
Game Dog by Richard A. Wolters
Train Your Dog Positively by Victoria Stilwell
Puppy Start Right by Kenneth M. Martin
The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual by Grisha Stewart
Gun Dog by Richard A. Wolters
From Fearful to Fear Free by Marty Becker DVM
Help for Your Fearful Dog by Nicole Wilde
It's Me or the Dog by Victoria Stilwell
The Midnight Dog Walkers by Annie Phenix
The Koehler Method of Dog Training by William R. Koehler
The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell
Dog Training 101 by Kyra Sundance
The Secret Language of Dogs by Victoria Stilwell
Dog Training Diaries by Tom Shelby
Total Recall by Pippa Mattinson
Zak George's Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog by Zak George
Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps by Zoom Room Dog Training
Love Has No Age Limit-Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.
Good Owners, Great Dogs by Brian Kilcommons
My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? by Turid Rugaas
Family Friendly Dog Training by Patricia B McConnell Ph.D.
Dog Sports Skills, Book 1 by Deborah Jones
Barking by Turid Rugaas
51 Puppy Tricks by Kyra Sundance
The Puppy Training Handbook by Kaelin Munkelwitz
Aggression in Dogs by Brenda Aloff
Train Your Dog Like a Pro by Jean Donaldson
Wag by Zazie Todd
Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs by Malena Demartini-Price
Agility Right from the Start by Eva Bertilsson
Through A Dark Silence by Debbie Bauer
Dog Language by Roger Abrantes
BKLN Manners by Kate Naito
Don't Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog's Separation Anxiety by Nicole Wilde
Teach Your Herding Breed to Be a Great Companion Dog by Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell
Really reliable recall by Leslie Nelson
Better Together by Ken Ramirez
The Canine Kingdom of Scent by Anne Lill Kvam
Time to Go Out, A Dog Tricks Kit by Kyra Sundance
The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet by Babette Haggerty
Little Dogs by Deborah Wood
How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With by Clarice Rutherford
12 Terrible Dog Training Mistakes Owners Make That Ruin Their Dog's Behavior...And How To Avoid Them by Suzanne Hetts
Good Dog! Kids Teach Kids About Dog Behavior and Training by Evelyn Pang
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
For the Love of a Dog by Patricia McConnell
The Happy Puppy Handbook by Pippa Mattinson
Don't Dump the Dog by Randy Grim
How to Speak Dog by Aline Alexander Newman
Everything you need to know about E Collar Training by Larry Krohn
The Dog Guardian by Nigel Reed
The Education of Will by Patricia B. McConnell
Dogs by Raymond Coppinger
Behavior Adjustment Training by Grisha Stewart
Navy SEAL Dogs by Mike Ritland
Through a Dog's Eyes by Jennifer Arnold
Remember Me? by Eileen Anderson
A Dog's Guide to Humans by Karen Davison
Tom Dokken's Retriever Training by Tom Dokken