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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: James & Kenneth Publishers; 3rd edition edition (31 Dec. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1888047062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888047066
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book teaches the Sirius Training Programme developed by veterinarian and animal behaviourist Dr. Ian Dunbar. In Dr. Dunbar's usual humorous style, this book looks at training from a dog"s perspective and is a comprehensive guide to raising a happy confident and well behaved dog. All the methods are easy and enjoyable and most of all, friendly to your dog or puppy. As well as teaching a new dog old tricks (such as basic manners), it covers teaching old dogs something new. CONTENTS 1.0 TEMPERAMENT TRAINING Requiem for Rover. Act I Preventing Dog Bites Socialisation Handling and Gentling Bite-inhibition Protectiveness Puppy Parties for People Educating Children Omega Rollover Puppy parties for pooches3.0 OBEDIENCE TRAINING Requiem for Rover. Act III Sit, down and Stand Phasing Out Lures and Rewards Off!Take it and Thank you Settle-down and Shush StaysFollowing Come Here Command Levels Come and Sit Heeling Off-Leash Walking On-Leash Heeling On-Leash Not Coming When Called Play Recalls Life Rewards Training Preludes Training Interludes Tricks Fetch Go To2.0 BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION Requiem for Rover. Act II A Dog's a Dog Housetraining Crate Training Chewing Booby Traps Digging Barking Bark on Command Jumping-Up 4.0 TRAINING THEORY Increasing Incidence Stimulus Control Enticing The Dog Decreasing Incidence Binomial Feedback Reprimands Rewards Rewards or Punishments 5.0 HEALTH Puppy Shots Nutrition Grooming and Examinations Flea control Castration and Spaying Reading List Books and Videos

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 April 1999
Format: Paperback
I found Ian's book to be excellent. His advice was sound - no miracle methods, just common sense. The book was different to many in that the training section made only a small part of the book. He focussed more on dog psycology - how to understand and get the most out of your dog, and how your dog can understand and get the most out of you. Training your dog after these goals have been acheived is then a lot easier, he argues. This book is best read about a month before you expect to get a puppy.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 July 1999
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I have just started a career in dog training and the trainer I am apprenticing with requested that I read this book.
I had heard of Dr. Dunbar a lot over the last year or so of investigating my future career,and I was certainly impressed with his credentials. But, after reading this book I am even more impressed.
It is a really dense book, so much so that I am going to read it again so I don't miss anything, but written in such a nice voice that it really was a joy to read.
It covers just about everything a dog owner could want to know about living with a dog. I am not surprised that the person I am apprenticing with makes this required reading for all of her students.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb. 1999
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If you are looking for a book to explain the science behind dog training, this is it! Ian has written a clear, intelligent book describing how dogs learn and how we can teach them. He has written this book in clear English that can be understood by dog owners as well as dog trainers. A must read for aspiring dog trainers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb. 1999
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If you are looking for a book to explain the science behind dog training, this is it! Ian has written a clear, intelligent book describing how dogs learn and how we can teach them. He has written this book in clear English that can be understood by dog owners as well as dog trainers. A must read for aspiring dog trainers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By brummielass on 8 Feb. 2013
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Cant praise this book and Ian Dunbar enough!!! everyone should read and get to understand how you dog would see a situation. Makes life so much easier when you can take a step back and view what you are doing from your dogs perspective!!! Fantasticly humane techniques, and proves there really is no need to ever punish your dog, Love it, backs up how i train and all my apparently namby pamby methods!!! and shows that a real qualified expert who not only has years of experience and qualifications is training dogs positively without punishment and getting results, if your getting a puupy or even if you have an older dog that 'wont do as its told' by the end of this book you will have stood yourself in the corner, maybe even slapped your own wrist and started to implement methods and will be seeing how quickly your dog will 'do as its told' as you will now be starting to communicate with your dog in a way he understands rather than taliking a foreign language to him and then blaming hm for 'not doing as he is told'
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Livia on 26 Jun. 2009
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I've read a fair few dog training and behaviour books and kept tripping over the name Ian Dunbar so finally ordered this.

I love his enthusiasm and warmth towards dogs and totally agree that training can start as soon as you get the pup and should be as reward-based as possible but...a series of parties in my home especially for puppies and people? And then even more special parties where people have to do things like dress up and handle the puppy in turn? Blimey, I didn't go to that much trouble for my kids! (Plus I don't have that many friends...)

On the plus side - and there are far more pluses than minuses - he gives good, step-by-step methods of practical training for specific issues and is a pleasant and easy read, with the story of 'Rover' illustrating how the misperceptions between dog and human can have serious - even lethal- consquences for both parties.

If you want something that does a similar job but in a more down-to-earth style try 'The Perfect Puppy' by Gwen Bailey.
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