This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems, while Build on it! Organized by theme, it's easy to find the next trick to work on with your dog.
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance. Nick Saglimbeni Photographer. This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems , while Dog Tricks is an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide!
Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems , while Build on it! Organized by theme, it's easy to find the next trick to work on with your dog. Tricks also help keep your dog mentally and physically healthy and establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work.
Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundance's step-by-step techniques —and you can, too. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 1st by Quarry Books first published January 1st More Details Original Title.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 26, Jessica rated it it was ok. While the ideas for tricks were fun, the training technique often used unnecessary punishment during training, and used a lot of luring and physically pushing the dog into position. Shaping behavior was not introduced until most of the way through the book, and could have been used instead of the instruction to "bang your dog on his nose" for trying an unwanted behavior before the dog has figured out what it is you want him to do!
An anxious dog or a terrier would give up on training altogether While the ideas for tricks were fun, the training technique often used unnecessary punishment during training, and used a lot of luring and physically pushing the dog into position. An anxious dog or a terrier would give up on training altogether with these techniques--who wants to play a game where you have to guess but you get smacked for guessing wrong?!?
Kyra also has bought into a lot of the dominance theory baloney and insists that you do things like make the dog lose when you play tug together. She also doesn't chain behaviors in the most efficient order, and generally is out of date as far as her techniques go. There are a lot more fun and confidence-building methods to become proficient at all these tricks--so take the training instructions with a grain of salt, but you can certainly take the trick ideas from the book and find your own way to reach the goals with your dog as a partner.
View all 4 comments. Aug 30, Shaya rated it it was ok Shelves: animal-non-fiction , school-year C for execution and training suggestions. I have several problems with the training ideas. First of all, don't use a cue until your dog is doing it properly.
Don't encourage the dog to do the trick for the first time with the cue. You'll either teach them early on that the cue doesn't mean anything or that the cue means to do it with the mistakes you had in practice.
Also, I would have liked to see clickers encouraged more. Clickers are especially helpful with teaching tricks or things that don't come naturally to the dog. And some of the ideas don't quite work. For instance I tried the suggestions for "bow".
I've had more luck shaping that cue. So, I'd say it's a worthwhile book for expanding your imagination on tricks but you might need to draft your own way of training them. Still looking for a great trick book. View 2 comments. Oct 24, Tess rated it it was amazing Shelves: dog.
Great photos, descriptions, and sense of humor made reading this book a pleasure. I loved the images of the main dog with her thoughts in the margins. Kyra covers a wide range of skill levels and definitely bring the "wow" factor if you want to up the ante and set up a skit with your dog I have to disagree with the reader who argued against using the cues from the beginning. Dog training is all about consistency. You don't need to expect the dog to recognize the hand cues the first few Great photos, descriptions, and sense of humor made reading this book a pleasure.
You don't need to expect the dog to recognize the hand cues the first few times you use them with the vocal cues - the dog won't recognize either! Aug 29, Lynne Fedorick rated it it was amazing. As a professional dog trainer, I recommend this book to all of my students.
Brilliantly presented, the process for training innovative dog tricks are presented in an easy to follow format that makes it easy for dog owners to bond with and engage with their dogs while teaching them cool tricks. If you have a pointing dog that doesn't get to go hunting, you need this book.
Many of the tricks require focus and mental acuity and energy burning physical output fitness benefits too! This book is As a professional dog trainer, I recommend this book to all of my students.
This book is a winner. May 18, Anastasia rated it did not like it. This is an okay book for finding out the types of tricks you can teach your dog, but in terms of the step-by-step recommendations, this just isn't great.
There's too much forcing of your dog's behavior rather than luring or shaping, some recommendations, like hitting your dog on the nose, just seem unkind. Ultimately I think it's a bit dated. Oct 27, Sia Karamalegos rated it it was amazing.
Best dog training book ever. It breaks down tricks step by step so you can teach your dog positively with less frustration. Also gives handy tips on which tricks you can try next after mastering a particular skill. Photos are great. Easy for pup My dog took to these easily! She already knew the basics, so to add to them was much easier than expected! It was great for her mental stimulation. She's a border collie mix and really needed to learn new things.
Dec 25, Kayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: animal-books , dog-training , still-looking-at-for-a-reference. This is the best dog training book I have read. It is easy to understand, good print and pictures.
Nov 14, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: , reference , animals. Fun tricks to teach pup! There's many levels of difficulty so I'll have this book ready to refer to when Coco is ready and she's a fast learner. Excellent book for teaching tricks to your dog. Illustrations and step by step guide are clear and the best part is the "Troubleshooting" section, which always helped. May 18, Pato Myers rated it liked it. I didn't try all of these by any means, but the tricks I did teach my new puppy worked well.
Jul 13, Alicia Bayer rated it liked it. I got this book from the library after getting a different dog training book from the authors of that book and wanting something a little more basic.
101 Dog Tricks : Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
Guide your dog through the process of executing a new behavior, rewarding baby steps along the way. The goal of each training session is to get better results than the last time. Use the same voice and intonation each time you give a verbal cue and enunciate clearly. Think about an athletic coach. Is his job merely to plan the training schedule and tape it to the locker room door? He inspires, motivates, and encourages! He is upbeat when you are discouraged and slaps your shoulder with a 'good job!
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
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