Dog & Puppy Training Books

  • DOGM
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    The Dog's Mind, written by experienced veterinarian Bruce Fogle, is a book that reveals how dogs see the world around them and how they hear, learn and relate to their owners. He also explains how dogs can suffer from anxiety and stress and the things we can do to help them cope.

    Every question you've ever asked about the canine mind is answered in this book. It's presented in an engaging style and the accessible nature means you'll easily be able to understand the concepts.

    Combining almost 50 years of practical experience with relevant research, this is a definitive guide to the way dogs behave.
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    Providing a dog's-eye-view of its first year of life, this book ties in with Channel 5's hit show The Secret Life of Puppies and is sure to delight any dog lover.

    Presented in landscape format, it is a very visual account of what puppies get up to as they learn and develop. This book also provides key information on the developmental ages of a puppy, breaking them into the key components of health, training and behaviour.

    There are also troubleshooting solutions to common problems and expert advice on everything from neutering your dog to the best food for them and the most effective ways of treating fleas and bites.
  • ADWTB
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    "I just do not know what my dog wants from me!" If you feel like this at times, then this is the book for you! Concise information and lots of pictures make for an extremely informative and invaluable guide to how we humans can understand our dogs properly. so that he or she can communicate with you properly, at last. Dogs use their whole body to communicate - teeth, ears, eyes, fur, tail, body posture - and this volume explains the meaning behind this body language, whilst providing background information and practical tips. Written in a straightforward, jargon-free manner, it will help you to learn to pay attention to your pet's body signals and interpret them correctly. A dedicated dog owner and author of many dog books, Christiane Blenski dispenses her advice in accessible, entertaining language that covers all situations with your dog: from interaction among four-legged friends, to clear body language signals from dog to human. You - and your children - can learn even faster using the extra sections, tip boxes, checklists and instructions. With this knowledge, you can finally do away with those misunderstandings, relax, and enjoy life with your dog. A highly entertaining book, and an essential reference for any dog lover.
  • AAGWZ
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    Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. Now, updated with the latest findings in canine behaviour and a completely new user-friendly design, this revised edition will teach you how to raise a problem-free dog. From housetraining to playing games, it will show you how to teach your dog good manners and build his confidence with the world around him. There are step-by-step training and socialization plans as well as a guide to understanding and preventing biting, chewing and other problems. If you want your puppy to develop into a happy, well-behaved and friendly adult dog, you cannot afford to be without this book.
  • AEZDG
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    Many dog owners struggle to manage their dogs, and the vast majority of people who need help have one simple but overwhelming problem. Their dog won't come back when they call him. Through focusing on this single and most important of obedience commands, Pippa Mattinson shows the dog owner - whether of a puppy or an adult dog - how to build up a reliable recall successfully, layer by layer, and step by step, using effective and positive training techniques. The author offers the reader an insight into the mind of the dog and explains exactly why dogs behave in the way that they do. Training exercises are described in unique detail, and with the inclusion of a helpful problem solving section, nothing is left to chance.
  • AARST
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    For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives -- as well as those who have already brought a dog home. Based on Cesar's own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you.HOW TO RAISE THE PERFECT DOG INCLUDES:/ what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development/ quick and easy housebreaking/ the essentials of proper nutrition/ the importance of vaccinating -- and of not over-vaccinating/ creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership/ how to avoid the most common mistakes owners' make raising puppies and young dogs/ how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem
  • AFGPA
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    This all-colour, step-by-step guide, now available as a paperback, shows how easy it is to have a dog that is well-trained and well-behaved. It also goes one step further and shows you how, once you have instilled the basics, there are no limits to the tricks and cool things you can teach your dog. Written in a light-hearted, accessible style, this is the one dog training guide that will inspire you to train your dog - the right way.
  • ADDCH
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    An indispensible guide to raising your new puppy from the author of The Dog Listener. From teething to training, this book follows the development of your puppy from new pet to best friend. In The Puppy Listener Jan Fennell presents a simple-to-follow yet detailed handbook for puppy owners. Whether this is your first pup or you are a seasoned dog-owner, the hints and tips in this concise guide are valuable and well informed. This handy guide follows the life of your puppy from weaning to walking. Jan Fennell covers every aspect of caring for your new best friend -- from introducing a puppy into its new home and handling it in public, to dealing with behavioural problems. With detailed sections on everything from exercise to diet, there are problem-solving guides dealing with worries such as biting or anxiety. Once again Jan illustrates her points with entertaining and inspiring real-life cases from her own work with damaged and delinquent dogs. Her love of animals is contagious and she inspires owners to persevere with their pups and show them who is boss. The book contains photographs and plate sections which accompany the text.
  • AAHBG
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    Owner's looking for a positive approach to dog training will value this essential guide from TV's Sarah Fisher and fellow expert Marie Miller. This effective approach works with the dog's natural behavioral instincts to create this fair and thoughtful training method that includes touch bodywork and exercises; practical step-by-step instructions, clear photographs and helpful tips demonstrate effectively how to create a happy, safe family pet. The easy-to-navigate, highly accessible structure enables dog lovers to dip into particular subjects in order to solve problems, learn fun games and improve their pet's behavior and well-being. This title's cover photo is by Beth Mallon.
  • AAFKO
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    'I rehabilitate dogs. I train people.' -- Cesar Millan. In CESAR'S WAY, Cesar Millan -- US dog expert and star of National Geographic Channel's hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan -- helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviours. You'll learn: * What your dog really needs may not be what you're giving him * Why a dog's natural pack instincts are the key to your happy relationship * How to relate to your dog on a canine level * There are no 'problem breeds', just problem owners * Why every dog needs a job * How to choose a dog who's right for you and your family * And much more! Filled with fascinating anecdotes about Cesar's long-term clients, and including forewords by the president of the International Association of Canine Professionals and film star Jada Pinkett Smith, this is the only book you'll need to forge a new, more rewarding connection with your four-legged companion.
  • AKGTE
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    This is a comprehensive, practical care and training manual, and a definitive encyclopedia of world breeds. It is a visual guide to more than 180 breeds from all over the world - from the lovable and familiar Labrador Retriever and Cocker Spaniel to the more unusual Keeshond, Saluki, Portuguese Water Dog and Brittany. It includes information on grooming, feeding and exercise, and insights into each dog's character and temperament. It shows you how to choose the right dog for you and your family. The dog has been our best friend at work and at play for thousands of years. This book is a comprehensive reference to the world's main breeds and a practical care guide for all dog owners. It contains advice on bedding, equipment, safety, feeding and grooming, as well as breeding, training, health care and first aid. A directory of breeds includes pedigree dogs from all over the world, with details about size, temperament, grooming, feeding and exercise needs. Glorious photographs of each breed accompany the expert text. The book is the perfect guide for those wishing to choose a dog to own and for anyone interested in breeding and showing pedigree dogs.
  • AWGNR
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    Make sure your K9 investigation work holds up in court. Based on Resi and Ruud s previous book, K9 Fraud, with updated content and a new chapter. Learn how to: Avoid the most common mistakes handlers make. Become a better trainer and handler with a scientific understanding of scent and tracking work. Train your dog for scent-identification lineups using the scientifically proven Dutch standard. Faulty K9 investigations often have serious consequences: the guilty might walk free, and the innocent might suffer. Internationally recognized dog handlers and trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak use real-life case studies historical and recent to highlight K9 errors that can derail entire investigations. Each of these mistakes, such as influencing your dog s results or relying on contaminated scents, damages your reputation and the value of your work. But with the right knowledge and training protocols, you can minimize investigation errors. K9 errors have hampered investigations from the earliest uses of dogs for police work in Europe to twenty-first century cases such as the 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States. Don t let the same mistakes happen to you and your team. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy."
  • AWGNS
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    A hands-on, practical approach to training your K9 for IPO levels 1, 2 and 3. Learn how to: Implement a successful training program for the three phases of Schutzhund: tracking, obedience and protection. Use expert tips and advice for passing the IPO trials. Become a better trainer by understanding the theory behind the most effective K9 training techniques. Beginners will receive an excellent introduction to the sport of Schutzhund, while expert trainer will stay on top of their game with the latest techniques. Using proven methods rooted in classical and operant conditioning, Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, world-renowned specialists in training working dogs, have developed this practical and positive Schutzhund training program. The excellent results trainers achieve through positive reinforcement prove the effectiveness of Resi and Ruud s methods, which are based on more than 30 years of research and experience. In Resi and Ruud s definitive guide for modern Schutzhund training, you ll find the advice and encouragement you need to help you succeed in the IPO trials. And the book s rugged design is perfect for use in the field. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy."
  • AWGNT
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    Whether you re searching for drugs or a missing person, "K9 Scent Training" will improve your K9 team s capabilities in the field. Use proven techniques to train your dog for: Scent identification line-ups to indicate a scent connection between crime-scene evidence and a suspect. Tracking along a wide variety of track types, including the cold track, the broken-off track and tracks that run over or under cross-tracks. Detection work for searches in buildings, vehicles, open terrain and more. In this must-have guide for SAR teams and police K9 trainers and handlers, Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak present everything you need to know to build or improve a scent training program. Scent training involves high-stakes work, and in the case of a search for a missing person, the right training for your K9 can mean the difference between life and death. Beginning with the science behind odors and how dogs perceive them, Resi and Ruud show you how to harness that knowledge to eliminate training problems and maximize your dog s potential. You ll learn how to start scent training for young dogs using simple exercises before building up to more complex training. Finally, using techniques they ve perfected over decades, Resi and Ruud share their specialized, step-by-step programs for advanced scent identification training and tracking. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy."
  • AWGFY
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    Training that works by harnessing your dog s instincts. Learn how to: Stimulate your dog s natural hunting drive for effective SAR training. Start your dog s training program with an easy, three-step process. Develop skills in a variety of search operations, including wilderness, avalanche and disaster scenarios. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak have trained search and rescue dogs for more than 30 years and have taken part in rescue operations around the world. They serve as training directors and international judges for the International Red Cross Federation, the United Nations, the International Rescue Dog Organization and the F?d?ration Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Based on their decades of study and experience, their innovative SAR training method is rooted in a firm, scientific understanding of K9 instincts. Step-by-step instructions, dozens of illustrations and photographs from the field establish a professional K9 SAR program to benefit both beginners and experts. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy."
  • BGISO
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    Enhance the operational capabilities of your K9 explosive detection teamLearn how to: Train your K9 to detect the six principal chemical categories of explosives.Choose the right search method for your operational requirements.Care for and administer first aid to your explosive detection K9.In the high stakes realm of explosive detection work, where even the smallest mistake can have fatal consequences, the margin of error is zero. When you and your K9 are in the field, only the highest level of training will get the job done. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak have worked with police departments around the world to help them improve their K9 explosive detection training programs, and in this book they share their expertise for handlers and trainers looking to enhance their own performance.They teach how to pick the right dog for explosive detection work and how to properly execute three types of searches in training exercises: controlled, blind and operational. They show you how to train K9s to detect the odors of the six principal chemical categories of explosives, and they go over the many factors to keep in mind that might influence a K9's work. Handlers also learn how to properly conduct search actions in the field as well as how to train K9s for the special tactics needed for mine detection work.
  • AWGFZ
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    Learn how to: Master the basic skills and common procedures every decoy needs. Read dogs accurately through seven key factors. Stimulate and reward useful forms of K9 aggression. A good decoy is a K9 trainer s most valuable tool. A good decoy can make a poor dog better, a mediocre dog good, and a good dog excellent. A poor decoy, on the other hand, can havedevastating effects, ruining even a good dog. Stephen Mackenzie, professor of animal science and deputy sheriff with more than 30 years experience training and handling police dogs, shows you how to master the art of being a decoy in this revised and updated new edition. You ll learn how to communicate effectively with your canine partner and how to stimulate specific types of aggression in the dog in a safe, positive way. This guide is essential reading for all decoys, including both instructors and students. It will improve the effectiveness of all K9 personnel, handlers, and trainers. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy."
  • BMAFU
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    K9 Search and Rescue Troubleshooting provides solutions to the most common problems SAR dog handlers encounter when training their dogs. Susan Bulanda has helped handlers around the world improve the performance of their K9 SAR teams units, and in this book she shares practical tips and advice she's learned through decades of experience. With her background as an animal behaviour consultant, Susan examines the latest research about how dogs learn and shows you how to correct your dog's behavior using positive training methods.
  • AVXGZ
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    The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog-from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue-into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems-ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics-building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillan believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.
  • BNGCT
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    There are many wise, practical, and academic books that explore the relationship between pets and their owners; Mike&Scrabble is not one of them. Instead, this picture book for adults gives an insight into the mind of a dog who has acquired a slightly damaged human, and sets about trying to train him. Mike&Scrabble's simple illustrations and one-line observations were originally designed by Mike, despite what Scrabble says, as posts for Twitter and Facebook, to joke about becoming a dog owner. The posts gathered a following of loyal fans, mainly dog owners (about 90%), mainly women (about 55%), and mostly English or American (70%). Except for one fan in Vietnam.This is a book that dogs will buy, but as they have trouble using an iPad and don't keep money on them, it may well be attractive to their Human pets.
  • BNWEF
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    New York Times Best Seller! Whether your dog is barky, jumps on visitors, or even suffers from fear of loud noises or people Dog Training 101 has the answers so you can have a happy, healthy, pup. Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions that you can use to train your less-than-obedient pup to be a happy, attentive and behaved canine. With dog ownership at an all time high, especially among young people, knowing how to properly care for and raise dog besties is more important than ever. Dog Training 101 teaches everything from basic commands like sit, stay and come to everything you'll need to prepare for a new dog's arrival. Internationally renowned dog trainer and author of the bestselling 101 Dog Tricks, Kyra Sundance, is your expert guide. Troubleshoot common problems like jumping on visitors or barking. Learn games designed to help overcome common fears like loud noises, people or even vacuum cleaners. Whether you need help choosing the right dog, potty training, leash training, feeding or fetching Dog Training 101 will become your everyday best reference.
  • BMVPZ
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    Whether you're buying a pedigree puppy or rescuing a crossbreed, in this updated edition of Complete Puppy & Dog Care, practising vet Dr Bruce Fogle tells you all you need to know to keep your dog happy. From which breed to choose, to tips for helping your dog bond with the family, as well as health advice and information on nutrition, training and playing, this book has everything you need to know.In Complete Puppy & Dog Care, Dr Bruce Fogle shares the benefit of his 40 years' clinical expertise. Find out how to make the most of your relationship with your dog and look after its health and wellbeing. Choose from the best breeds for a wide range of lifestyles from apartment dweller to allergy sufferer. Assess your dog's personality and ensure a stress-free homecoming for all the family. Solve all familiar and less common problems from dog training, to feeding, exercise, aggression and fearfulness. There is even advice on the latest technology such as DNA testing for genetic predisposition to illness, along with advice on all the newest diets that are becoming popular (including raw and organic), and fully updated lists of contact details for trainers and professional organisations.Packed with information, Complete Puppy & Dog Care is an essential guide for any dog owner.
  • BQIKU
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    As a nation, we're big fans of man's best friend. Nearly a quarter of all British homes own a dog. Sadly, not all of them receive the love and care they deserve and some dogs are neglected or, worse, abused. Enter The Dog Rescuers. Every day, these dedicated and passionate RSPCA inspectors - like Anthony Joynes - contend with dog owners' abandonment and misuse of their pets, and spring into action on behalf of dogs in trouble, returning them to health, happiness and a loving new home. This collection of heartbreaking but ultimately heartwarming tales follows the likes of puppy Clover, who suffered damage to her face and lips, and Flint, the Lurcher who'd been used for badger baiting and lost most of his tail. When all seems lost, the RSPCA's dog rescuers are on hand, providing vital support to get Clover, Flint and friends the help they need and into forever families so that they don't just survive, they thrive.
  • ACODG
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    Your dog just doesn't seem to listen. You've been through obedience training, but he still can't seem to master the most basic commands. And nothing you do seems to prevent him from misbehaving. 'Clients usually come to me when their dogs are ruining their lives, not when they won't sit,' says Cesar. 'But everywhere I go, people are telling me they are confused about the wide variety of training options and theories out there.' Now, in his usual straightforward, confident manner, Cesar takes on the topic of training for the first time, by explaining the importance of balance as the foundation for a healthy relationship between you and your dog. He calls upon some of the foremost experts in the field so that you can find the perfect approach that works for you and your dog. Filled with practical advice, anecdotes, tips, and trouble-shooting techniques from Cesar and his colleagues, this is the ultimate guide to a well-behaved and well-balanced dog - from a new puppy to an old dog who can still learn new tricks.