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Kyra Sundance
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27 Nov 2009
Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra's curriculum differs from that of "101 Dog Tricks" in that the instructions are geared for the less mature dog. Young puppies are not yet well-tuned to humans, and respond better to a clicker than to a voice. Also, young puppies have so few skills that we benefit from a technique called 'shaping' which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, with puppies we are extra gentle when we teach, and we focus more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior. Each trick is taught as discrete units, but similar tricks will be grouped into chapters such as: 'Build Confidence', 'Build Coordination', and 'Build Communication'.


Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (27 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592535712
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592535712
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 17.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kyra Sundance: dog trainer, performer, international bestselling author

KYRA SUNDANCE is a world-acclaimed Stunt Dog Show performer, celebrity dog trainer, and internationally bestselling author, based in Palmdale, California. Sundance Dog Team

Kyra's world-acclaimed acrobatic Stunt Dog Team performs on premier stages internationally at circuses, professional sports halftime shows, and on television shows such as The Tonight Show (twice), Ellen, ET, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet, Showdog Moms & Dads, and more. Kyra and her dogs starred in Disney's Underdog stage show, and starred in a command performance in Marrakech for the King of Morocco.

Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports, works as a set trainer for dog actors, and lectures for international professional dog organizations.

Kyra authored many popular books including the international besteller 101 Dog Tricks (translated into 15 languages), 51 Puppy Tricks, The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook,The Dog Rules, and 101 Ways to Do More With Your Dog.

Kyra stars in several award winning DVDs including Best of 101 Dog Tricks and Best Puppy Tricks which are sold at Petsmart and Petco.

As an animal spokesperson, Kyra serves as a media pet expert, hosts animal events and makes media and celebrity appearances.

Kyra is a marathon runner, former gymnast and windsurfing instructor for Club Med, a graduate of UCLA, was a technology director for Learning Tree International, and is a partner in a media technology firm.

Her current projects include a book about dog sports, and a DVD about ways to get fit along with your dog.

Kyra and her Weimaraners Chalcy and Jadie live with Kyra's husband on a ranch in California's Mojave desert.

For more information visit: www.kyra.com

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About the Author

Kyra Sundance and her Weimaraner Chalcy hold worldwide acclaim for their stunning acrobatic Stunt Dog Team routines performed in live shows and television appearances. The pair has performed on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, FOX News Live, and at NBA, MLB, and AFL halftime shows. They starred in Disney's Underdog stage show in Hollywood, and were honored to star in a command performance in Marrakech for the King of Morocco! Kyra embodies her tagline of "Do More With Your Dog!" having spent years achieving nationwide ranking in competitive dog sports. Kyra also works on set as a movie-dog trainer, and teaches dog tricks classes where her step-by-step approach encourages students to rediscover the joys of their dog

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5.0 out of 5 stars fun Book 30 Dec 2011
By Liz83
Format:Paperback
Lots of easy to follow trick. My dogs easily picked the trick up as I found the instructions easy to follow. Picture Guides also helped with the explanations
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4.0 out of 5 stars How to occupy your pup 21 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
A really good mix of tricks suitable for training puppies and old dogs. I would have liked some guidance on puppy age for some of the tricks as some were more suitable to the 11 month+ puppy than the 11 week old. The pictures are a good way to show how to train each exercise. I will certainly put it on the book list for my clients with new pups.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and interesting 26 Oct 2010
By Karry
Format:Paperback
This is a useful and entertaining book. THe illustrations are easy to follow and it has been a valuable addition to our growing "dog library".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 11 Mar 2011
By WVgrrl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Love this book - and my puppy loves "going to school!" Good explanations and photographs, with excellent results. My puppy picked up the tricks very quickly. "Spin" is his favorite!
50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the author's OTHER book instead 4 Nov 2009
By Bethany - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is a watered down version of the author's other book titled "101 Dog Tricks." Buy that one instead. It includes all of these tricks plus many more!!!
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Puppy training! 14 Oct 2010
By Kathryn Joy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
51 Puppy tricks is a very good book. It goes through very simple motions for training your puppy some really cool, but simple, tricks! It is chock full of colorful pictures and step-by-step instructions on how to train your puppy. It shows where and when to use the clicker, hand signals to use, and what word commands to use.
I would suggest this book for anyone who has a puppy that they want to start training. This is a great way to bond with your puppy and give him a head start. It is simple tricks, taught in simple ways for your puppy to be able to understand better. It is laid out in such a simple way that even a child could train their puppy.
However, if you have an older dog, I would suggest 101 dog tricks for him. 101 Dog Tricks is more advanced training for a dog, not a puppy. It is a very good book as well. I would recommend them both if you really want to start training from puppy-hood to adult dog-hood. Both are very easy for the trainer to understand and read. I have personally enjoyed them, as well as my sister who is a more advanced dog trainer. 51 Puppy tricks has a lot of great tips in it on training puppies for the experienced and in-experienced trainer alike!
51 puppy tricks is specifically for puppy training. I would recommend it to starters and advanced people alike! It is a great way to start your puppy out right in a really fun way!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book, with great photos and step-by-step tricks that are easy to follow 18 April 2013
By Sue - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'm so glad I bought this book. It may well be a section of a previous book, as another reviewer complains, but this is an advantage rather than a drawback, as if you are training a puppy you can work your way through all of these tricks in sequence, with a goal of finishing the book in sight. If you're training a puppy, you don't want difficult tricks meant for adult dogs cluttering up your schedule and making you feel overwhelmed. Also, the detail this book goes into for each trick, with step by step photos means the author has more space to be detailed and specific - a big bonus for first time puppy trainers.

I will buy the book for older dogs when my dog is an adult, but for now this book is perfect. I have a set amount of tricks, a plan to build on them each day and an end in sight. A brilliant book.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should purchase the 101 Tricks version instead ... 11 Jan 2011
By Jason Kwong - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book first, Kindle version, and was quite happy, till I went to a local book store, and checked the 101 Tricks version ... I wish I had a way to return/refund Kindle books ... :(
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