Using the secrets of professional dog trainers, this fully illustrated guide with hundreds of step-by-step photos show how to teach your pet 118 tricks and stunts. Organized from beginner level to pro, these tricks run the gamut from the kinds of things any well-behaved dog should know—fetch, paw shake, roll over—to stunts that will delight your friends and family, from dance routines to flying disc acrobatics. You’ll even learn the tricks behind filmmaking with dogs to create your own movie magic and performance showstoppers. And there are benefits far beyond the wow factor. Teaching your dog tricks will not only reveal more of your dog’s real personality, including hidden talents, it will also improve your pet’s behavior, reinforce socialization, prevent boredom and restlessness, and instill your pet with greater confidence. And dramatically enrich the relationship the two of you already share.
What reviewers are saying...
The family-friendly, step-by-step guide features more than 100 amazing and heartwarming dog tricks specially designed for effective training, pure fun and to help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. And who knows? You might even be able to turn your dog into a Youtube star!" –Dogster Magazine
Larry Kay, a Los Angeles-based award-winning writer, is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which celebrates the human-animal bond. In addition to co-authoring Training the Best Dog Ever, he created the award-winning Animal Wow dog care DVD for kids. He has written for Dog Fancy magazine and AOL's Paw Nation. His writing credits include PBS documentaries, educational films for the New York City Board of Education, and children’s edutainment software for Disney and The Muppets.
Chris Perondi runs Stunt Dog Productions and the Stunt Dog Academy near Stockton, California with his wife, Suhey, and their team of canine performers. They perform more than 1,000 shows every year across the country in venues like Dollywood, Six Flags, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. They’ve been featured on The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and more.