- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Har/Psc edition (28 April 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470616164
- ISBN-13: 978-0470616161
- Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.3 x 23.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Train Your Dog Like a Pro Hardcover – 28 Apr 2010
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From the Back Cover
The tools you need to think and train like a pro! If you′re like most dog parents, you treat your fur baby as a valued member of the family who enjoys the full run of the house—which is why good behavior is so important. Train Your Dog Like a Pro offers a trustworthy, systematic approach to positive dog training that anyone can follow. You′ll get clear, detailed instructions for teaching essential commands and behaviors, more advanced training skills, and even some fun tricks.
About the Author
Jean Donaldson is the author of the classic dog–training book The Culture Clash . A three–time winner of the Dog Writers Association of America′s Maxwell Award, she is the founder of the Academy for Dog Trainers at the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which has gained a reputation as the equivalent of Harvard for dog trainers and behavior counselors. Visit her Web site at www.jeandonaldson.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
As a dog trainer myself specialising in positive, motivational clicker training, I love how Jean provides practical, realistic tips on achieving what you want- I chuckled at some of her comments throughout, as she forewarned about the pitfalls of the human trainer, who might think they are too good, who forges ahead in the exercises, skipping foundation training, only to find the lack of these behaviours which underpin what comes later! (I could see myself and several of my fellow competitors having just this problem!!)
This is one of the best books I have read to date on basic obedience training (and I have an extensive personal dog training library!).
She employs only kind dog training methods and has a wonderful understanding of how our dogs tick, always considering that they do not speak English but do have their own way of communicating. Highly recommended.
Donaldson's aim with this book is to demystify the training process, to help dog owners understand that training takes time and effort on their part and to encourage them to put in the number of repetitions necessary to develop solid behaviours, and to provide a fail-safe guide to attaining the end results dog owners would like from their pets.
There is a 2 ½ hour DVD included, which shows how to train each exercise as well as some of the pitfalls along the way.
Jean Donaldson gives a gradual achievable programme supported by a video where she demonstrates all the techniques with a class of different types of dogs and owners. It is not a class of little puppies. They are bigger dogs who behave a lot more like my 15 month Irish Terrier which is re-assuring.
There is clear advice and recommendations to keep the training on track. We have gone back to basics, using all the things we have learnt to date but making the behaviours accurate and reliable.
I have the kindle version which supplies a link to download the video and worksheets from the web. The video is about 2 hours long and covers all the chapters.
I am very happy with this purchase and recommend it
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read several dog training books while waiting for our first puppy to be old enough to bring home and this one stood out as the most pragmatic and closest to what I am trying to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book and even better video which is available to download via a code in the back.Published on 24 Nov. 2014 by James Briggs
Used as a reference book for a university course in animal training. Contains useful information and also a good training guide for the casual training, easy to follow!Published on 25 May 2014 by Stiff69
I loved this book. It outlines painstakingly step by step how to train your dog in basic obedience and also includes a few more advanced behaviours.Published on 12 Feb. 2014 by Irish Reviewer
This book was very good easy to understand and anything that was confusing their is a dvd which works in conjunction with the book a very useful toolPublished on 11 Dec. 2013 by jonathan nelson
The author warns that the sort of person who would persevere with this book would be a fanatic. She's right. There's not enough time in the world. Read morePublished on 16 Nov. 2013 by davej
I was told by my owner to write a review about this book so I did.
P.S. He is still looking for his other slipper of which he will never find...