Dog Training 101 contains step-by-step advice for bringing a new dog into the home. Your dog will need to know the ‘stay’ command before it will be able to stay in one spot. You should start with a small space that is distract-free or fenced in, and use a firm voice. Once your puppy responds, use a treat to reward them for staying. You can practice this command by having one person call the puppy, and have the other person mark and treat them for a good response.
The book offers tips on acclimatising a new dog to a new family, and how to create a good bond. It also includes fun games that you can play with your dog to build a bond and practice boundaries. The book also contains a ‘Good to Know’ chapter, where you learn how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on your dog and which common poisons affect dogs.
Regardless of the age of your dog, it is crucial to train it in obedience. Basic obedience training, such as walking on a leash, is essential for both you and your dog. You should also teach your dog to be comfortable around strangers and to obey basic commands. If your dog has a difficult time with training, make sure to take frequent breaks and encourage your dog’s progress.
The book is written by internationally renowned dog trainer and best-selling author Kyra Sundance. It combines step-by-step instructions with visual presentations to teach you how to train your dog. You’ll learn about the benefits of positive training, such as humane counterconditioning, positive redirection, and socialization. You’ll also learn how to handle frustrating situations that can arise with your dog.