Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book

Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book

Ian Dunbar

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 188804702X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Welcome to the historically-proven, so-old-that-it?s-new-again, natural, common-sense, and enjoyable way to train your dog?off-leash, lure/reward, fun and games, dog-friendly dog training. This book outlines step-by-step, illustrated techniques for socialization, temperament training, and behavior modification as well as for teaching basic manners. Dr. Dunbar's training techniques are altogether quicker, easier, gentler, more effective, and certainly considerably more enjoyable for you and your dog. Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar is the original creator of off-leash puppy classes, which sparked the revolution for positive, reward-based, dog-friendly dog training.

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as lure, your dog will soon learn that palm upwards means "Sit"... ...and palm downwards means "Down." Don't forget to praise and reward your dog for each correct response. 62 GOOD MANNERS Stay Once your puppy changes body positions quickly and eagerly on request, delay rewarding your pup for a couple of seconds after each position change. Quietly praise your pup while it remains (stays) in the appropriate position. In fact, count out the seconds, "Good sit-stay one... good sit-stay two...

time-out from hand-feeding while you pretend to lick your wounds, and then say "Gennnnntly" in a soft voice and offer the food again. You are reproducing the sort of response the pup would expect from its mother or littermates if it had behaved too roughly. All contact would be suspended until the pup calmed down and approached again with more care and consideration. Controlling Puppy Biting Puppies bite! And thank goodness they do. Play biting is a normal, natural, and absolutely necessary

alert for the development of unwanted behaviors and quickly nip incipient problems in the bud. Do not dilly-dally, otherwise new problems will quickly develop into hard-to-break habits. Training Priorities Many people consider dog training to be synonymous with obedience and teaching basic manners. However, for pet dogs, socialization, developing bite-inhibition, and learning household etiquette are all much more important and far more urgent. SIRIUS® Puppy Training classes at Citizen Canine in

cow's femur buried in its digging pit. I mean, in 1849 thousands of people flocked to California because one person found a piece of gold at Sutter's Mill. They didn't rush to New Jersey, did they? The gold was discovered in California. Similarly, your dog is likely to dig most holes in its digging pit, where a cow's femur was once discovered. If you ever intend to leave your puppy unattended in your yard or garden, you must teach it garden rules. Spend some time in the yard with your puppy. For

dog. So be sure to make training fun. Oso says, "I'm logo-dog for the K9 Games and a firm believer that training must be enjoyable. If training isn't fun, many people won't bother with it, and neither will many dogs. Training must be fun. 28 E's OF LURE/REWARD TRAINING Pet dog training must be suitable for all family members (especially children) and for all pet dogs. Lure/reward techniques teach dogs to want to do what we want them to do. And the many rewards help build a strong

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