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Training Your Dog Series - All books in this series
It’s well known that each canine breed has its own traits, but when acquiring a new pet dog, many inexperienced owners mistakenly assume that the “one-size-fits-all” approach is adequate for purposes of dog training. This new title in Barron’s Training Your Dog pet care series focuses on the distinctive traits of the Shih Tzu. Dog owners learn humane but effective methods of housebreaking and paper training, obedience training, teaching the dog to respond to verbal commands, walk on a leash, and more. All books in the Training Your Dog series are filled with instructive, step-by-step color photos that demonstrate training methods.
Training Your Shih Tzu
Here’s practical instruction that will give you a well-trained Shih Tzu. You’ll learn how to establish leadership and understand the ideas behind the training methods as you take the first steps in teaching your dog to obey. The Shih Tzu wants to please its master. However, training is easiest when it is begun early in the puppy’s life.
1. WHY TRAIN YOUR SHIH TZU?Advantages to a Well-Behaved DogBred for CompanionshipTraining ChallengesCoat ConsiderationChanneling the Positives
WHAT'S GOING ON IN THAT BRAIN?How Dogs LearnKey PeriodsOperant ConditioningPuppy PointersWorking with Adult Dogs
HOUSETRAININGUnderstanding a Shih Tzu's "Sense of Space"Timing is EverythingDeveloping a ScheduleCleaning Up MistakesIndoor TrainingAccident or Sympton?Home Schooling
SOCIALIZATIONA Social Breed Needs Socialization?Safety FirstThe Coast Is ClearSocializing the Adult DogFear FactorsHome Schooling: Reading Your Dog's Body Langauge
DEVELOPING A DOG-FRIENDLY SHIH TZUEvery Encounter CountsThe Puppy Learning CurveSafe SocializationMaking IntroductionsIntroducing a Second Shih TzuHome Schooling: Dog Park Basics
HABITUATION: IN AND OUT OF THE HOMEHow Puppies Learn "It's Okay"Early EnvironmentsAcclimating to the Grooming TableStorms, Fireworks, and Other Scary StuffWorking with the Adopted DogEasing Separation AnxietyHome Schooling: Nail Clipping and Other Everyday Necessities
BASIC TRAINING PRINCIPLESEquipment EssentialsUsing ReinforcementsRepetitionKeeping It Fun (The Art of Never Knowing It's Training)Training ClubsHome Schooling: Figuring in the Caloric Count of Treats
FIVE BASIC COMMANDSTiming BehaviorNameSitStayComeWalk NicelyHome Schooling: No "Repeat" Commands
SEVEN MORE COMMANDSDownOffStandBackTake It and OutLeave ItHome Schooling: Where to Train and When to Add Distractions
CORRECTING ANNOYING BEHAVIORSBarkingBoltingJumping UpNippingBegging
TRAINING FOR TRAVELThe Portable Shih TzuAcclimation to the CarrierOvercoming Car SicknessStrategies for Airline TravelHome Schooling: Manners for Public Transportation
FUN ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR SHIH TZUAgilityAnimal-Assisted TherapyCanine Good CitizenConformationFlyballObedienceRallyTracking
USEFULL ADDRESSES AND LITERATURE
Paperback / 160 Pages / 6 1/2 x 7 7/8 / 2009