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Everyday dog : training your dog to be the companion you want
Johnson, Nancy E., 1939-
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Publication Information:
New York : Howell Book House, [1990]

Physical Description:
xx, 168 pages ; 25 cm
A guide to daily care of a dog, including toilet training, socialization, and obedience.
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SF431 .J64 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
SF431 .J64 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A host of training programs for pet owners & those interested in training dogs for conformation & obedience competition.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Professional trainer Johnson advises dog owners to practice patience, persistence, and praise when using the training steps set forth in her accessible manual. The easy-to-follow format contains step-by-step guidelines for teaching dogs "basic house and street manners." Everything from housebreaking and leash training to correcting biting and growling is addressed. The clearly written instructions use basic dog obedience and training principles, and although some owners might object to pouring a bucket of ice water on a snarling adult dog or squirting lime juice in the nose of a biting puppy, Johnson claims that these harmless tactics get results if used consistently. Instructions for various dog tricks and games are included as well. To be indexed. ~--Sue-Ellen Beauregard

Publisher's Weekly Review

A trainer with 35 years' experience, Johnson offers tips on many facets of canine education, all but guaranteeing to turn pets into models of poise and obedience. She outlines, thoroughly and sensibly, strategies for housebreaking and for curing puppies of their beastly habits--barking, begging for scraps, lounging on forbidden furniture. To promote bonding, she suggests a panoply of tricks, games and sports ranging from the garden-variety ``shake'' of the paw to soccer to tracking scents. A number of useful jobs, Johnson promises, can also be foisted on the ``everyday'' dog, from switching lights on and off to hanging up a phone receiver. Those willing to devote an awful lot of time to prepping and pleasing Fido are urged to build ``puppy agility courses'' replete with high jump, A-frame, open and closed tunnels. The needs of the adopted adult dog are considered separately and at length. Other helpful sections cover the care and training of show dogs, along with ideas for handling them in the ring; and, for ``stage owners,'' training methods applicable to film or television work. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved