21 Days to Train your DogBook - 2004
A practical and proven approach.
21 Days to Train Your Dog is a practical guide to ensuring a stress-free canine-human relationship. This book shows how any dog can be taught the basics of obedience training in just three weeks.
The training approach -- called the Leadership Program -- explains why dogs must fit happily at the bottom of the family hierarchy and why problems arise when that place is in question. In other words, "treat a dog like a human and it will treat you like a dog." While this approach recognizes that puppies are naturally easier to train, it enables the training of mature dogs as well.
21 Days to Train Your Dog focuses on the everyday basics of good doggy conduct:Not pulling on the leash Not jumping on others Returning when called Sitting still on command.
Accessible text and clearly illustrated step-by-step photographs and diagrams explain the techniques. Easy exercises are designed to take about five minutes, three times a day. Training exercises rely primarily on positive rewards and compulsion techniques for difficult dogs are also provided.
Topics include:Differences in canine and human perception Recognizing manipulative behavior in dogs How hand signals reinforce vocal commands The best training aids to use (collar, leash, harness, whistle) Managing rewards to motivate your dog.
21 Days to Train Your Dog is the perfect training reference for both first-time and longtime pet owners.