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'.
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