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Make training fun and effective

This friendly guide shows you how to select the right trainingmethod for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach yourdesired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or masterretrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for youand your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationshipwith your four-legged friend.

  • Concentrate on canines — discover why your dog acts theway she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourselffor the task of training your dog

  • Prep for your pup — prepare your home for your puppy'sarrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get startedon housetraining

  • Put your best paw forward — teach basic commands like Sit,Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don'tslike chewing, digging, and excessive barking

  • Take training to the next level — get involved inorganized dog activities and competitions, where you'll both showoff impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more

Open the book and find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basiccommands

  • Helpful advice on crate training

  • Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety

  • Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people andother dogs

  • Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young

  • Health issues that can interfere with training

  • Experts to turn to for training help

Learn to:

  • Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool

  • Select the gear you need for training success

  • Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down

  • Eliminate unwanted behavior

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