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by Kyra Sundance

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This is an excellent book for training your dog. But it's not for your average pet owner. These are show tricks, fancy tricks and things you would only do it you are trying to get your dog on TV. For the basic sit/stay/heel stuff, you should skip this book and just google it. ( )
  empress8411 | Mar 15, 2014 |
Easy directions and engaging photos show you how to work with your dog to master a variety of tricks. Sundance explains how to start with the basics and then flow several steps together to accomplish the more complicated tricks (like fetch a soda from the fridge). ( )
  librarian_tina | Jan 17, 2011 |
101 Dog Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge and Bond with Your Dog, by Kyra Sundance, is an excellent dog training book. Sundance describes each trick fully, and the photographs that show the steps are extremely informative. Each trick is labeled as Easy, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert, and Sundance shows how you can combine various easier tricks to teach the more advanced tricks. The book starts with a very brief introduction that describes the best way to train your dog to do tricks - do short sessions, keep them upbeat and fun, and use treats and/or a clicker to keep your dog's motivation high. Sundance also describes how to transition away from using treats, and gives some pointers about how to work training into your schedule. In the back of the book are a few helpful lists: tricks by skill level and tricks by sport. Plus Sundance lists 50 additional tricks with ideas of how you could teach them - not only is she showing the reader how to teach their dog tricks, she's also showing how to build on the step-by-step instructions she's given so that the reader can use the skills to teach any trick.

This book came highly recommended to me from members of a dog training Internet board I read. I've only just started using the book to train our dog, Brix, but so far Sundance's method has made it extremely easy for me to break down the trick and focus on gaining success with each step. I think this is going to be a great book, and teaching tricks will help keep our sometimes too-smart dog's mind engaged and continually working on new things. ( )
2 vote Talbin | Jul 27, 2008 |
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Trick training is a great way to bond with your dog, help him integrate into your family, and keep him mentally and physically challenged. A wide range of tricks for every dog and skill level: beg, bow, say your prayers, fetch the paper, find the remote, and more. Includes step-by-step instructions to guide the trainer; troubleshooting tips to solve problems; and "build-on" ideas that encourage taking a mastered skill to the next level. Complex tricks are broken down into smaller, easier-to-learn skills, with a brief overview of how the trick works and what to expect. Dynamic photos of performers Kyra and Chalcy illustrate each trick.--From publisher description.… (more)

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