HART's Picks ..(We Moved - see http://1800HART.com/picks/)

HART wants to show you things. All kinds of things. Good things. Things you could call your own.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Dog Training For Dummies - Book at Petco.com



The quick, easy, and fun way to make training succeed for you and your dog.

All dogs need training to live peaceably among humans. This book's clear, step-by-step instructions show you how to train your dog--from housetraining and socializing your puppy to teaching your adult dog fun new tricks.

Discover how to:

  • Teach your dog basic commands.

  • Eliminate unwanted behaviors.

  • Make training fun and effective.

  • Choose the right training equipment.

  • Live in harmony with your dog.

    The Dummies Way:

  • Explanations in plain English.

  • "Get in, get out" information.

  • Icons and other navigational aids.

  • Tear-out cheat sheet.

  • Informative lists.

  • A dash of humor and fun.

    Technical Information

    378 pages, paperback, copyright 2001.

    About the Authors: Jack and Wendy Volhard share their home in upstate New York with a Briard, a German Shepherd, a Labrador Retriever, a Landseer Newfoundland, two Standard Wirehaired Dachshunds, and three cats. The dogs are more or less well-trained, depending on who you ask, and the cats do their own thing. All are allowed on the furniture, but do get off when told. The Volhards are true practitioners, having obtained more than 50 conformation and performance titles, multiple High in Trials, and Dog World Awards of Canine Distinction.

    Through their classes, lectures, seminars, and training camps in the U.S., Canada, and England, the Volhards have taught countless dog owners how to communicate more effectively with their pets. Individuals from almost every state and 15 countries have attended their five-day training camps. They are regularly consulted by veterinarians, breeders, trainers, and dog owners like yourself on questions about behavior, health, nutrition, and training. Internationally recognized as trainers of trainers, they are also award-winning authors, and this is their seventh book.

    In addition to their work together, both Jack and Wendy are well recognized in the training community for their individual accomplishments.

    Jack is the recipient of five awards from the Dog Writers' Association of America (DWAA) and an American Kennel Club obedience judge since 1973. Jack is the author of more than 100 articles for various dog publications, co-producer of four training videotapes, and senior author of four books, including Teaching Dog Obedience Classes: The Manual for Instructors, known as the bible for trainers, and Training Your Dog: The Step-by-Step Manual, named Best Care and Training Book for 1983 by the DWAA.

    Wendy is the recipient of four awards from the Dog Writers' Association of America (DWAA). She is the author of more than 100 articles for various dog publications, a regular columnist for the American Kennel Gazette, and co-author of three books, including Canine Good Citizen: Every Dog Can Be One, named Best Care and Training Book for 1995 by the DWAA. Wendy has also appeared on various television and radio talk shows in connection with her latest book, The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog, the definitive guide for a healthier dog, and is the co-producer of four videotapes.

    Wendy, whose expertise extends to helping owners gain a better understanding of why their pets do what they do, developed the Canine Personality Profile, and her two-part series, "Drives--A New Look at an Old Concept," was named Best Article for 1991 in a Specialty Magazine by the DWAA. She has also developed the most widely used system for evaluating and selecting puppies, and her film, Puppy Aptitude Testing, was named Best Film on Dogs for 1980 by the DWAA. Wendy specializes in behavior, nutrition, and alternative sources of health care for dogs, such as acupuncture and homeopathy, and has formulated a balanced homemade diet for dogs.


    Post a Comment

    << Home