Dog Training For Dummies

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Dog Training For Dummies

Dog Training For Dummies

  • For Dummies

Make training fun and effective

This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you’ll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend.

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

  • Prep for your pup — prepare your home for your puppy’s arrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get started on 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’ts like chewing, digging, and excessive barking

  • Take training to the next level — get involved in organized dog activities and competitions, where you’ll both show off impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more

Open the book and find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basic commands

  • Helpful advice on crate training

  • Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety

  • Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people and other 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

List Price: $ 21.99

Price: $ 12.71

Zacro Dog Treat Training Pouch Bag with Adjustable Strap, One Training Clicker and One Food Water Bowl

Zacro Dog Treat Training Pouch Bag with Adjustable Strap, One Training Clicker and One Food Water Bowl

  • 72cm – 123 cm adjustable strap provides three usage methods fits different body waist durable belt clip, adjustable waist belt or over the shoulder strap
  • High quality Oxford nylon fabric, enough large storage space for easy walking with your dog and playing
  • Blue training clicker? Let you communicate with dogs at any time
  • In addition, do not beware of the dog’s diet problem, because we will give you a dog bowl
  • Buy with confidence: Zacro 45 days money-back & 18-month warranty

THREE WAYS TO WEAR:

Waist Belt – The belt can fit up to a 48-inch waist size.

Belt Clip – The metal belt clip is located on the side of the bag and can be used with pockets or belts.

Adjustable Shoulder Strap – The adjustable waist belt can also used for shoulder strap

Package included:

1* Dog Treat Training Pouch Bag,black

1* One Training Clicker,blue

1* One Food Water Bowl,green

Warranty:

Every Zacro product includes 18-month warranty. Please buy with confidence and don’t hesitate to contact us if having any question, we’ll get to you within 24 hours.

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Price: $ 12.99

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  1. 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A well rounded book., January 8, 2014
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    E. Kern (LA, CA / Provo, UT) -
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    This review is from: Dog Training For Dummies (Paperback)
    I bought this book because I like to read informative books and my friend/roommate bought a shelter dog (8-10 month old pitbull/shepherd/akita mix named Kiba). I purchased this book after skimming the reviews of multiple dog training books. I thought this book was probably the best choice for me; and after reading it I'm glad I bought it. It is 100% fantastic for dog newbies or those who have only been casual dog owners, but is detailed enough that I'm sure a professional trainer would be able to glean some useful info too.

    One of the things that makes this book great is that the authors are extremely practical. They understand that most people work during the day, and that many dogs are in single dog homes. They give good advise for almost all situations and circumstances. They realize that there are multiple methods of dog training, and that some dogs may require another methods of training for certain behaviors. The method they promote most is positive reinforcement, but they recognize that their way may not be the only way (though they make a compelling case for using positive reinforcement).

    The book begins with dog basics such as dog psychology, nutrition, and equipment. I enjoyed this section because my friend and I are both new to dog ownership (we're both grad students who had a couple dogs growing up, but never as adults). It helped us get off on the right foot. All the common items people buy for their dogs was mentioned including the crate, quality dog food, feeding/water bowls, treats, different types of collars/leashes, chew toys, nail clippers, and a brushes. The only other item that we had to purchase after getting this book was a prong collar (we bought a herm-sprenger which is WAY better than the ones at petco).

    The dog psychology section was pretty cool. It talks about how dog behavior generally fits into one of four categories: prey, pack, fight, flight (fight and flight are both a part of what the authors call defense drive). There is a test you can fill out which gives you a personality profile. Kiba (our dog) has a moderately high pack drive, medium prey and fight drive, and low flight drive. We lucked out because he is basically a "teachers pet". The chapter on dog psychology also helps me understand how to modify unwanted behavior by helping Kiba switch gears if needed.

    The training sections are great. They talk about why we should teach each command and give detailed instruction on how to do it. The first exercises are sit, down, stay, and leave-it. All have been very useful when training Kiba. The instructions were great, I just wish I had followed the training instructions more closely (I recently re-read some of the training instructions and found some golden nuggets of wisdom I had missed the first time around). Then there are instructions for training the dog to walk on a loose leash and coming when called. These are what we have taught so far.

    After the chapters on basic training the authors talk about curbing objectionable doggie behaviors such as chewing, barking, and jumping-up. The authors get to the root of the objectionable behaviors and discuss how to fix them. They preface the chapter by saying that some behaviors are easy to prevent and other can be more challenging.

    The rest of the book talks about the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, training for competition, retrieving (the next thing we are going to teach Kiba, some dogs like labs are naturally good at it, but Kiba naturally sucks at it), dealing with aggression, professional training, senior dogs, training habits to avoid, more tricks to teach/learn and more. While I haven't really applied much that was in these last chapters yet, they made for interesting reading and I look forward to getting there soon.

    In conclusion, BUY THIS BOOK!
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    E. Kern2017-07-12 00:57 Reply
  2. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars He is definitely much happier because I read this book, December 6, 2016
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    This has been extraordinarily helpful with knowing how to care for my new puppy. He is definitely much happier because I read this book!

    The only thing I would say is to make sure you look up some videos on how to clip a dogs nails before you try. I had never done it before, and I followed the book's guideline on how to clip the nails; however, the author wasn't clear on how far down to clip, and I clipped them too far down. Thankfully, I was being extremely conservative, so my puppy barely even flinched, but I did draw a little blood. Thankfully, I was WAY more traumatized than the puppy (he didn't even seem to notice, but I wanted to die!) This was my fault for being overzealous and not looking up pictures and videos before I tried, though. The only reason I mention it here, is so someone else doesn't make the same mistake!

    Overall, this book provides indispensable information on how to raise a happy, healthy puppy.
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    Forgiven One2017-07-12 01:46 Reply
  3. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Worked great for me., September 13, 2016
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    I Caruana (seattle, wa United States) -
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    This review is from: Dog Training For Dummies (Paperback)
    I bought this a few years ago on Amazon. I have used it on my Pit Bull since he was a puppy. As a result not only do I have a well trained dog but I have been able to go beyond the book and train him as a truffle dog and he bilingual, knowing his commands in Italian and English. This book gave me the skills to teach my dog many of the drills in the book but also things not in the book. He is still learning and I am thankful that I can still refer to the book and either learn something new or refresh myself.
    Soon I am gaining another Pit and will read this book again and train my new dog......
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    I Caruana2017-07-12 01:58 Reply
  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars A high-quality training pouch, clicker, and silicone bowl that's worth investing in ...., June 22, 2017
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    Deb -
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    This is a perfect little kit for both training my dogs as well as an on-the-go one. I never had a training pouch, but I do have a silicone bowl. Now, these collapsible silicone bowls are quite versatile and can be used in a variety of settings. My dogs definitely need access to water at all times. The bowl flattens out and can be taken along in the car, used when training, or taken in a stroller. I put mine in the bottom of my dog stroller along with a bottle of water when I take my little gal out.

    The bowl, when filled to capacity (just below the black rim) holds a full 10 ounces of water. It’s messy when my larger dog drinks from it, but just right when the little one uses it. The extra little bonus is a carabiner that I can use to attach it to any number of things, including a backpack. One thing about this silicone bowl that is an improvement over my last is the fact that the rim is made of a hard impact-resistant plastic.

    My husband trained our older dog using a clicker method. This particular clicker is good and solid with a hard plastic shell. It even has a metal swivel quick-release clip instead of a plastic one. As I’ve used / experimented with this kit, I’ve been quite impressed with the quality. Some pet and people products can be quite junky, but not this particular one. Everything about it shouts quality, something I’m into. If I were in a brick and mortar store I’d put this kit in my cart.

    The pouch itself is also versatile because I can wear it in several ways. Once again, all the hardware is quite solid. The slider, swivel, and even the zipper pull is made of metal. The buckle is made of an impact-resistant plastic. I opted to thread it through my belt, but it can be utilized in a few different ways. The capacity is very good and will hold more than enough treats for any one session. I’m quite impressed with the high-quality and overall usefulness of this kit and love it!
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    Anonymous2017-07-12 02:57 Reply
  5. 4.0 out of 5 stars Nice dog training kit, June 18, 2017
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    This is a nice dog training kit that comprises a training pouch, a clicker and a collapsible bowl. They are of good quality and functional. Adequate to help you get started with dog training.

    The training pouch, about 5.5" x 4.5" x 2" in size, is made of robust nylon fabric with a sturdy opening on the top. The interior is lined with a softer fabric that extends and covers the opening with a drawstring and a spring-loaded cord lock for closure. A small zipper compartment is on the front. There are two belt loops (max 1.5" wide belt) on the back of the pouch and a metal clip on the side. It also comes with a shoulder strap that you can thread through the belt loops. The training pouch is functional and practical. It has ample room to store treats for dog training while being compact enough to wear it on your belt (or carry on your shoulder).

    The clicker is nice and loud. It has a blue plastic housing and a easy-to-press click button. It comes with a retractable coil cord and a metal clip at the end.

    The bowl appears to be made of some sort of silicone with a hard plastic rim. It is about 5" in diameter and collapsible to about 1/2" thick. It has a carabiner that you can attach to your training pouch for transport and storage. There is even a nice imprint of the outline of a dog on the inside of the bottom of the bowl. Pretty handy to have it store water for the dog during outdoor training.

    All in all, this is a great dog training kit. All three items in the kit are functional and practical for what they are designed to do. Enough to get you started. All you need besides these are some training plans and yummy treats for your dog.
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  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars Pouch is very useful on walks. Bowl is bit small for the Plott Hound, June 23, 2017
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    Dogs & Horses 🐎🐕🐈 (TEXAS, United States) -
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    I like the idea of this little kit. The water bowl collapses flat so it can be kept in the truck easily. If you twist a bit, you can scrunch it into the included pouch or clip it onto a belt loop. My only issue with the bowl is that its actually a tad too small for my long nosed Plott Hound. The Beagle mix doesn't have any trouble though.

    The pouch is very handy and weighs almost nothing. It holds a lot of treats and the top is wide enough to reach in without struggling or spilling the cookies. I'm using this when we walk with group at the various parks. It can be carried cross body and holds my phone & keys and a little Ziploc bag with the dog treats.
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    Anonymous2017-07-12 04:17 Reply