The best positive obedience training program for your pets or working dog.
Obedience is the foundation of any reliable, well-trained dog. Without obedience, working dogs are ineffective in operations and pet dogs can be annoying and possibly a danger to themselves or others. In K9 Obedience Training, certified animal behavior consultant and veteran search and rescue (SAR) dog handler and trainer Susan Bulanda shares the secrets of building an effective obedience training program. SAR dogs need “thinking” obedience: they sometimes need to exercise intelligent disobedience in the field. You can use the same training program for any working or pet dog.
For trainers who demand the best obedience training for future working dogs, Susan’s techniques lay the groundwork for success. And pet owners who want to help their dog be easy to be around will find lots of training tips and exercises too, along with straightforward advice on proper handling, grooming, and teaching simple tricks.
About Susan Bulanda
Table of Contents
|K9 Obedience Training||1|
|PART I TRAINING YOUR DOG TO THINK FREELY||18|
|1 What Is a Free Thinking Dog?||19|
|2 A Positive Training Philosophy||28|
|PART II PRETRAINING BASICS FOR THE FREE THINKING DOG TRAINER||36|
|3 Talking to Your Dog||37|
|4 Questions to Ask Before You Start Training||47|
|5 Housetraining and Crate Training||59|
|6 Handling Your Dogs Body for Grooming and Hygiene||70|
|PART III BASIC OBEDIENCE TRAINING||95|
|7 The Equipment||96|
|8 Setting Up for Success||112|
|9 Basic Obedience Training||120|
|10 Advanced Obedience for Safe Work, Sport, and Play||158|
|11 Exercises for Common Behavioral Challenges||173|
|About the Author||208|