The Joy of Dog Training is a fun and inspirational guide to teaching your dog the 30 tricks most fundamental to their training. The interactive program will enhance not only your dog's performance, but also your overall relationship with your dog.
Learn the core concepts of dog training, and apply those concepts in training 30 different tricks. As you work from level to level, you will master the key elements of dog training—timing, technique, motivation, and building on known behaviors—as you achieve a stronger bond with your dog. Each section concludes with review quizzes and prompts to re-evaluate your knowledge, your dog's progress, and your relationship.
The tricks are explained with step-by-step instructional text and photos, with space for notes and logging your progress, and range from basic (Sit, Shake Hands, Paws Up) to advanced (Newspaper Delivery, Tidy Up Your Toys, Get a Soda from the Fridge).
With this complete curriculum in dog tricks, you will establish a conscious and consistent pattern of relating to your dog in a meaningful partnership based on trust, communication, and respect.
Also by Kyra Sundance, learn to do even more with your dog with: 101 Dog Tricks; The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook; 51 Puppy Tricks; 10-Minute Dog Training Games; 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition; Dog Training 101; The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks; and Kyra’s Canine Conditioning.
Kyra Sundance is a world-renowned dog trainer, lecturer, and internationally best-selling author of 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge and Bond with Your Dog. With over a million copies in print, Kyra’s award-winning books, kits, and DVDs have inspired dog owners worldwide to develop fun and rewarding relationships with their dogs. Her other books include Dog Training 101, The Joy of Dog Training, The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook, Kyra's Canine Conditioning, 51 Puppy Tricks, 10-Minute Dog Training Games, The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks, and 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition.
Honed through decades of professional experience, Kyra’s easy step-by-step training methods are the most effective and humane way to train. Her positive methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing, rather than fearful of making a mistake.
As professional performers, Kyra and her Weimaraners starred in shows for the king of Morocco, Disney’s Hollywood stage shows, circuses, NBA halftime shows, on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Animal Planet, in movies, and in their own television series. Kyra is a professional set trainer for movie dogs, and is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports. She presents workshops around the world on dog tricks and canine conditioning.