Dog training books

Dog Training Books - My husband and I decided to surprise our son with a new puppy for his 10th birthday a few weeks ago. He had been asking for a pet for the longest time, but we didn’t feel that he was ready to handle the responsibility until now. One condition we placed on adopting the puppy was that my son would be completely responsible for the dog’s care. He would have to take his puppy for walks, play with it, feed it, make sure it had access to fresh water, and train it. To help my son carry out his responsibility, we also bought a couple of dog training books for him to read.

After careful consideration, we decided that dog training books would be a better option than obedience classes for a few different reasons. For instance, we wanted our son to develop a strong bond with his new pet and figured that using dog training books instead of obedience classes would allow him to spend more time with the puppy. In addition, our son would get a bigger sense of accomplishment from teaching his puppy basic commands through techniques learned in dog training books. He would be doing everything on his own and could take full credit for the way the animal turned out. And finally, we thought it would be handy to have dog training books around the house for a quick reference should any behavioral problems come up.

There were so many dog training books at the local bookstore that it was pretty overwhelming trying to sort through all the choices. I didn’t really know anything about dogs, so had no idea which trainers or methods were successful and which weren’t. Before making a purchase, it was imperative for me to find out more about how to train dogs in general. So I went online to do as much research as possible in the time I had before my son’s birthday. Once I had some good information to work with, I felt comfortable enough to choose several dog training books that were appropriate both for my son’s age and for the dog’s breed. I also decided to buy a couple of the trainer’s aids recommended in the manuals, including a special leash and collar.

As I said before, it’s been a few weeks since we brought the puppy home. I’m proud to say that my son has been holding up his end of the bargain admirably and is really making progress thanks to the tips and advice in the dog training books. We’re sure that he’ll continue to do exceptionally well in teaching his pet basic commands and more, and we’re looking forward to watching this new friendship blossom!

Previous Articles Highlighter:

Police Dog (1)
...level of training. If you want to train police dogs, you have to understand things about canine psychology. Each dog is different, you see, and must be treated as an individual. Only then will ...

African Grey Parrot (2)
...perfectly content to watch them fly around outside and admire them at my bird feeder. However, my husband decided that he wanted an African grey parrot. I had not a clue what an African grey...

Animal Towels (3)
...Naturally you can take the somewhat boring route of purchasing plain ones. These come in an assortment of whites, blues and yellows, among other colors. They work fine for taking to the beach and...

Barking Collars (4)
...dog’s loving owner. Barking collars are a great cure for wayward animals in need of gentle, human correction. Before you start a barking collar treatment, make sure you understand why your d...

Pet Cages (5)
...people who make the mistake of buying their pet cages either too big or two small. I do understand that it can get expensive to buy new ones as the dog grows, but if you are going to have a dog, ...

Petsafe Collar (6)
...pretty much it. The rest of the time they are wandering around our five acre plot of land. We are conveniently located near farms and our road is very quiet. Traffic is not the only worry...

Reflective Dog Collars (7)
...to help keep our pets safe. My husband and I have two dogs and two cats. The dogs are Labrador Retrievers. They have a large outdoor kennel that they stay in. They are allowed out of the kennel wh...

Stuffed Cat (8)
...full of fluff and incredibly clean. Three years later, the Gund quality has lasted but he does look as if he’s well loved. Which he is. She will not leave her bedroom without knowing where ...

Pet Health Insurance (9)
...When a person feels this strongly about a pet they might want to consider purchasing pet health insurance. This not only provides them with good coverage should their animal become ill but it...

Dog Gift Baskets (10)
...her. It was actually charming. I decided to send Tickles a home made basket for Christmas one year. Dog gift baskets are very versatile so I decided to get creative with the project. I bought a ...

Barn Building Plans (11)
...reason was that my father said we received a tax break from the state if we had livestock. Either way, it was a lot of fun as a kid. I especially enjoyed hanging out in our massive barn. I’...

Mouse Trap (12)
...animals, except for spiders. Anything that is classified as an insect and has more than four legs just doesn’t stand a chance in my household. I hated the idea of setting a mouse trap...

Personalized Dog Collars (13)
...missing, sometimes they wander away from home and other times they run away. If you’ve ever lost your dog you know what an overwhelming feeling it can be. You wonder who will find your four...

Auto Pet Feeders (14)
...and there are times when I need to find someone to feed my cats while I am gone. This is not always easy, and there were times I had to take them from their home to stay with someone because I cou...

Barking Collars (15)
...as I love my own family. I even love old Snoopy more than some of my relatives. As a matter of fact, the only thing that I really love more than my dog is my sleep. The unfortunate fact is that ...

Gps Dog Collar (16)
...do activations, you are usually given an 800 number to call to have it activated by the vendors or GPS provider. You snap the GPS dog collar on your dog using the double-reinforced clip attached ...

Chew Toy (17)
...pup. In fact, it might be smart to have more than one chew toy for your dog. For some reason, they seem to have a preference for one chew toy over another, and you have no way of knowing what...

Designer Dog Collars (18)
...Of course, there are a wide variety of stylish dog collars. Dog collars look so good, in fact, that they’ve been picked up by the punk rock industry as neck wear. Nonetheless, some desig...

Pet Jewelry (19)
...But, while most collars are simple and functional, Fluffy’s is a piece of art, a stunning item of pet jewelry. It is the most adorable bright pink, and completely covered in bright, spa...

Chocolate Labrador (20)
...pets, but may put the idea on the back burner trying to think about which type of pet would be safe and fun for children in play. Here’s a true story that may help you make your choice. I...

Cat Flea Medicine (21)
...Nothing really worked. Most of the home remedies for these pests are lacking and they are basically ineffectual. One item did a little better than the rest. A flea comb is a good method th...

Cats For Adoption (22)
...Kittens also will probably need to come back to be spayed or neutered. This is a very important step in your responsibility to the animal and its kind. Too many cats for adoption never find homes...

Dog Adoption (23)
...fee for dog adoption. If you decide to adopt a purebred dog the fees are significantly higher. Many people who choose purebred dog adoption might choose to breed the canine in the future. A major...

Natural Mosquito Repellent (24)
...really smart when dealing with insects, either. If you choose to use a natural mosquito repellent, do so in conjunction with light-colored clothing. This will make you less of a target for...

Pet Boarding (25)
...are treated as mere objects. People leave them at home all day without even considering options like hiring a pet sitter to take care of them. Pet boarding is not just a consideration, it is an ...

Pet Franchises (26)
...certificates before you can open your pet training office. Safety is a key issue with starting training pet franchises. As a pet trainer, you will have to be knowledgeable about handling all s...

Pet Health Insurance (27)
...Instead of putting off getting our pets’ annual shots and check-ups, my husband and I decided to check out some pet health insurance instead. At first I thought that the notion was a little ...

African Elephant (28)
...up to 60 years, eat 16 hours of every day, and weigh up to 3 tons. Even with these unusual habits, and enchanting nature, the African elephant has decreased in population by at least one million ...

Baby Animals (29)
...look sweet. There is a whole industry in soft toys. Recently, the usual animals have been supplemented by infant dinosaurs, Loch Ness Monsters and sharks. I guess sharks can be cuddly some...

Chocholate Lab (30)
...or anything. You should have seen the look on the vet’s face when I inquired about spading and neutering the siblings but we really wanted to make sure that the pair didn’t breed. I ...