Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book

Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book

Ian Dunbar

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 188804702X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Welcome to the historically-proven, so-old-that-it?s-new-again, natural, common-sense, and enjoyable way to train your dog?off-leash, lure/reward, fun and games, dog-friendly dog training. This book outlines step-by-step, illustrated techniques for socialization, temperament training, and behavior modification as well as for teaching basic manners. Dr. Dunbar's training techniques are altogether quicker, easier, gentler, more effective, and certainly considerably more enjoyable for you and your dog. Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar is the original creator of off-leash puppy classes, which sparked the revolution for positive, reward-based, dog-friendly dog training.

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rides, walks, playing fetch, etc. You may begin to phase out training rewards during the first session, by asking your puppy to progressively perform more and more for a single piece of kibble. 41 Dr Dunbar's GOOD LITTLE DOG BOOK 2. Use training tools that your dog finds pleasant and enjoyable. Most people understand dog training to involve manipulating or modifying a dog's natural behaviors. The most common approaches include increasing the frequency of desirable behaviors (using rewards),

to proceed by moving a food lure up and down in front of its nose. If your puppy nods in agreement, you're off and running. If your pup does not follow the food lure with its nose, either delay training until the pup shows more interest, or use something more enticing, e.g., freeze-dried liver, a favorite chewtoy, or a squeaky toy. Strive for a really brilliant performance, not just a lackluster attempt. Use a variety of rewards (like a slot machine), and let the value of each reward reflect the

on-leash walking. Your puppy needs to develop a centripetal attraction towards you. Your off-leash pup must always feels a gravity-pull towards the most important body in its universe—you. It is essential to develop off-leash owner-gravity before trying to walk your puppy on-leash. If your puppy doesn't walk close to you when off-leash, it will surely pull when on-leash. 1 Move off quickly. 2 Keep moving away from your puppy 74 GOOD MANNERS Pulling is basically an advertisement that your

"Household Etiquette." If your puppy does not heed your feedback, you are out of control. Consequently, it would not be wise to take your puppy by the collar to lead it to its long-term confinement area.) Leave the long-term confinement area without touching your puppy and give it some time to calm down. Allow your puppy just a one- or two-minute time-out to reflect on the loss of its favorite human playmate, then return to make up before resuming play. You want to demonstrate that you still love

puppydog right away. Lure/reward training techniques work like a treat! 30 FOOD LURES AND REWARDS CHAPTER THREE Food Lures and Rewards So what do we normally use to lure dogs to show them what we want them to do, and what do we use to reward dogs for complying with our wishes? Food, glorious food—a tiny, tasty, delicious morsel of food. And why do we use food? No, not because a dog food company has not offered me a palm-studded island in the Caribbean. If you followed my earlier

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