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Educating Your Dog With Love & Understanding
by: Schlegl-Kofler, Katharina
Puppy phases, basic course for trainers, companion dog, breed variances.

Evans Guide For Housetraining Your Dog
by: Evans, Job

With humor & understanding, book guides you through the housetraining process.
c. 1987, H/C...$11.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Everything Dog Training & Tricks Book
by: Bielakiewicz, Gerilyn
Turn the most mischievous canine into a well-behaved dog who knows a few tricks. Features tips on: controlling unwanted behavior, housebreaking, introductions, using a clicker, walking on a leash. Teaches amazing tricks such as: get the phone, kiss me, push a baby carriage, sea hunt, show me your best side, wave & five high. B/W photos. 286 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$14.95

Family Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method...Dog Health & Care
by: Wolters, Richard

A revolutionary rapid training method along with dog health & care. Written for any member of the family from six to sixty who wants to train a dog fast to be a family pet & not a neighborhood pest. Over 200 pictures in chronological step-by-step sequences show the child how to train & take the responsibility of a dog. B/W photos. 150 pgs.
c. 1975, Rev Ed, H/C...$21.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, like new, with dust jacket, some small tears on edges of dust jacket

Farmer's Dog
by: Holmes, John
The best book for training working dogs for use with both sheep and cattle. The author gives sound advice and gets behind the mind of the dog and "what makes him tick." Chapters on: instinct, temperment, intelligence, care, training, new puppy, the sheep dog. B/W photos. 161 pgs.
c. 1984, S/C...$18.95

Farmer's Dog
by: Holmes, John
The best book for training working dogs for use with both sheep and cattle. The author gives sound advice and gets behind the mind of the dog and "what makes him tick." Chapters on: instinct, temperment, intelligence, care, training, new puppy, the sheep dog. B/W photos. 161 pgs.
c. 1978, H/C...$25.00

Field Trials: History, Management & Judging Standards (The Sportsman's Library)
by: Brown, William

A comprehensive manual on field trials & bird dogs. B/W photos. 221 pgs.
c. 1947, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, dust jacket fair condition - has small tears on edges, name written inside front cover, inside very good, pages clean, binding good

Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport For Everyone
by: Olson, Lonnie
What is flyball, equipment needed, equipment construction, flyball basics, training, teamwork, building a team, getting into competition, hosting a tournament, preparing the puppy for flyball, high-tech flyball, rules of competition with NAFA, performance checklist. B/W photos. 182 pgs.

Fun & Games With Your Dog
by: Ludwig, Gerd

Indoor & outdoor activities, tricks, games, building an obstacle course, more.

Getting Started Clicker Training For Dogs (Expanded Edition)
by: Pryor, Karen

Shows you how to use clicks and treats to teach your dog: good manners, including walking without pulling and sitting to greet; housetraining; obedience; games & tricks. 74 pgs.
c. 2002, S/C...$14.95

Go Find: Training Your Dog To Track
by: Davis, L. Wilson

Written by The Offical Tracking Consultant for the American Kennel Club, L. Wilson Davis covers everything you ever need to know to train your dog to track. Covers: the fundamentals of training, communication, timing, consistency, correction & praise, obedience, heel, stay, down come, retrieving, correction, training devices, natural basis of tracking, scent, ground & airborne trails, sebum, weather & terrain, the dog'd working behavior, how to start, equipment,the tracking field, commands, handling, incentive, reading the dog, restraint, the value of patience, tracking problems, temperment, reluctance, food reinforcement, handler-induced problems, building confidence, getting ready for a tracking test, unknown tracks, introducing new challenges, landmarks, approaching certification, at the tracking test, practical tracking, search & rescue, advanced tracking, American Kennel Club Tracking Regulations. B/W photos & illustrations. 159 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Near Mint

Good Dog, Bad Dog: Training Your Dog At Home
by: Siegal, Mordecai & Margolis, Matthew

A step-by-step guide to teaching such fundamentals as: sitting & lying down on command, housebreaking & paper training, correct on-leash behavior, come when called, and many more training procedures including solving problems unique to particular breeds with affection, kidness, and authority, while emphasizing the point that owners require as much, if not more, training than their pets. B/W photos. 236 pgs.
c. 1973, H/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good except for Corner of cover chewed

Good Life: Your Dog's First Year
by: Siegal, Mordecai & Margolis, Matthew

This comprehensive, month-by-month guide to raising a happy, healthy puppy is presented by America's most celebrated dog-expert team: TV's "Uncle Matty" Margolis and pet columnist Mordecai Siegal. In their trademark good-humored, engaging style, Mordecai Siegal and Matthew Margolis take new dog owners by the hand and explain what they should be doing to raise their dogs throughout the first year and beyond. To help along new "parents," the book breaks down the first year into clear time frames with essential information for each developmental stage of a young dog's life. From feeding to housebreaking to behavior problem solving, The Good Life is filled with invaluable tips on every aspect of caring for a puppy. Areas covered include: Crate-training; Acclimating your puppy to your household and to strangers; Fun and instructive play activities for each time frame; Typical behavioral problems of each stage, and ways to remedy them. Plus: A fully illustrated obedience-training course and a complete housebreaking program that really work! 52 photos. 252 pgs.
c. 2002, H/C...$25.00
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New

Good Owners, Great Dogs: A Training Manual For Humans & Their Canine Companions
by: Kilcommons, Brian & Wilson, Sarah

One of the world's foremost experts on dog training and animal behavior offers a comprehensive, practical, and innovative guide to dog ownership, care, and training. Kilcommons teaches dog owners how to master the effective training skills that will result in obedient, well-behaved pets who can accompany their owners anywhere. Filled with B/W photos. 276 pgs.
c. 1992, H/C...$19.95

Having Fun With Agility
by: Bonham, Margaret
Designed for the dog owner who wants the interactive thrill of agility sports without the rules, pressures & expenses of competition. The author is a seasoned trainer and award-winning writer. She explains proven, positive methods that will help your dog perform fabulous feats, whether it is a Great Dane, Chihuahua, or a mixed breed. B/W photos, illustrations & diagrams. 182 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$14.99

Head of the Class: A Teen Dog Expert Teaches You to Raise & Train the Perfect Pal
by: Eldredge, Kate & Eldredge, Debra DVM

The only dog-training guide for kids written by a teen! Author Kate Eldredge, age 15, knows what it takes for a kid to raise and train a dog--she's been parenting pooches since she was 7. It's a big responsibility, but it has awesome rewards (besides all those wet, slobbery kisses). When you're your dog's caregiver, provider, and trainer, your dog will be your loyal playmate, protector, and confidant for life! In this book, Kate gives you the scoop on: Choosing the right dog for your family; Getting the house ready and establishing a routine; Teaching basic household manners; Feeding and caring for your dog; Dealing with health problems; Showing your dog; Activities like obedience trials, sports, and community service. Kate's mom, a veterinarian, provides valuable information. A "For Parents Only" section at the end of each chapter tells adults how they can help without taking over. B/W photos. 224 pgs. Ages 12 & up. Great for adults too!!
c. 2006, S/C...$16.99

Housebreaking & Training Your New Puppy
by: Kelly, Michael

Basic training book designed to assist new dog owners. Covers: the basics, crate training, paper training, litterbox training, mishaps & mistakes, feeding & housebreaking, training. Color photos. 64 pgs.

Housetrain Your Dog Now
by: Cantrell, Krista

An animal behavior therapist reveals how to make housetraining easy, fun, and rewarding with her step-by-step solutions to training dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. B/W photos. 152 pgs.
c. 2000, S/C...$12.95

How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend: A Training Manual for Dog Owners
by: The Monks Of New Skete

This very specialguide features a unique, step-by-step obedience course, and proper techniquesfor complete care at every stage of a dog's life. The Monks of New Skete share their invaluable training techniques and philosophy in their bestselling book, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend. First and foremost, the Monks--who themselves breed and raise German shepherds in Upstate New York--emphasize that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. Outlined in seven highly readable and informative chapters, the training principles offer a better knowledge of your pet's psyche and personality--ultimately deepening the bond between human and animal. Striving to educate and sensitize new and potential owners to dog kind, the book explores different breeds and temperaments, and assesses the best places from which to obtain a dog. Thanks to a succession of neatly ordered chapters and subsections on everything from crates and leash training to dog treats and massage, training is made accessible and even fun. The Monks lay particular emphasis on the importance of training with "spirit, humor, and most of all, physical and verbal praise!" Whether you're a new owner or an old-timer, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend is one of the best training guides available, written with compassion, empathy, and humor.
c. 1978, H/C...$15.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

How To Housebreak & Train Your Dog
by: Liebers, Arthur

Contents: why train your dog, housebreaking, training to live with humans, obedience. Color photos. 64 pgs.
c. 1982, S/C...$3.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

How To Raise A Dog in the City & in the Suburbs
by: Kinney, James R. & Honeycutt, Ann

Contents: first you get a dog, feeding, training, grooming, the dog on the street, love life of the city dog, skin troubles, worms, fits, distemper, other common ailments, accidents in the city household, the city dog on vacation, in defense of city dogs. With illustrations by James Thurber. 273 pgs.
c. 1947, H/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, no dust jacket, name written inside front cover, no other writing, minor shelf wear on cover

How To Raise A Puppy You Can Live With (1st Ed)
by: Rutherford, Clarice & Neil, David

Choosing a puppy, behavior and the environment, the first three months, the breeder's responsibility, going to a new home, socialization, domesticating your puppy, development from three to six months, personality, behavior problems, the second six months. B/W photos. 122 pgs.
c. 1981, S/C...$9.99
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

How To Raise A Puppy You Can Live With (2nd Ed)
by: Rutherford, Clarice & Neil, David

Choosing a puppy, behavior and the environment, the first three months, the breeder's responsibility, going to a new home, socialization, domesticating your puppy, development from three to six months, personality, behavior problems, the second six months. B/W photos. 186 pgs.
c. 1992, 2nd Ed, S/C...$9.99
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

How To Raise A Puppy You Can Live With (3rd Ed)
by: Rutherford, Clarice & Neil, David
Choosing a puppy, behavior and the environment, the first three months, the breeder's responsibility, going to a new home, socialization, domesticating your puppy, development from three to six months, personality, behavior problems, the second six months. B/W photos. 186 pgs.
c. 1999, 3rd Ed, S/C...$11.95

How To Talk To Your Dog
by: Craighead George, Jean

Find out what your dog is really saying -- and talk back! Jean Craighead George, Newbery Medal -- winning author of over 80 books about nature and animals, demonstrates in words and photos how to communicate with your best friend. Dog talk is not merely whimpers, growls, sniffs, barks, and howls. According to award-winning author Jean Craighead George, it's in the tail (the flag of feelings) and ear twists, too. In this irresistible picture book, you'll learn how to speak to your dog in his or her own language. Sniff his nose to say hello, for example. (You don't have to lick back, even though it would please him.) While you'll never be a match for your dog in the sniffing department, you can look deeply into his eyes or you can whimper to show you care. Don't growl or bark, however. Although it's fun, it is not very rewarding to bark at your dog. He doesn't understand your bad accent and may twist his head and look at you in confusion. 110 pgs.
c. 1985, S/C (Regular Price $14.99)...$5.95
Condition: Like New

How To Teach Your Old Dog New Tricks
by: Baer, Ted
Teach your dog to flip a lightswitch, climb a ladder, open drawers, retrieve, kiss, drop trash into a flip-top can, bring you a tissue from the box, and many more. Color photos. 143 pgs.
c. 1991...S/C...$9.95

Introduction To Dog Agility
by: Bonham, Margaret
Covers all aspects of dog agility competition, shows how to evaluate a dog's physical fitness, offers diet recommendations for dogs in agility training, advises on positive agility training methods, describes agility competitions & requirements. Filled with full-color how-to photos. 212 pgs.
c. 2000, S/C...$14.95

K-9 Love: Foundation For A Lasting Relationship
by: Kovacs, Gabor "Gabe"

Covers info on: choosing the right dog, early socialization, housebreaking, intro to leashes & collars, proper use of the choke chain, toys, common tricks, communication, signals, praise, treats, patience, learning, the dogs natural instincts, jealousy, senses, smell, sight, touch, taste, major changes in the dog's life, basic training in eight lessons, behavior problems & modification techniques. B/W photos. 81 pgs.
c. 1991, H/C...$15.00

Know Obedience & Show Training
Schneider, Earl

Teaching aids, hand signals, CD, DCX,UD, tracking, dog shows, and the show ring.
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Koehler Method Of Dog Training: Certified Techniques By Movieland's Most Experienced Dog Trainer
by: Koehler, William
This book's methods are applicable to those dogs that resist training as well as those who do not. The objective of this book is to enable the reader to train the dog he know has, regardless of its conduct or character. Chapters: fables & foibles, correct equipment, the foundation, heeling, sitting, the automatic sit, the sit-stay, down, down-stay, stand-for-examination, recall, finish, polishing, the throw-chain, the light line, don't lose it - use it. Covers problems such as: bolting, running away, gate charging, staying home, chewing, barking, whining, howling, biting, overly possive, chase-happy, housebreaking, dog fighting, jumping on people, digging, stealing, carsickness, obedience competition, & more. B/W photos. 208 pgs.
c. 1962, H/C... $22.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Little Dogs' Activity Book: Fun & Frolic for a Fit Four-Legged Friend
by: Wood, Deborah

Provides dozens of ideas on how to get active with small dogs (defined as those weighing less than 20 pounds) both inside and outside the home, to alleviate boredom, and keep your pet fit and cheerful. This unique guide includes step-by-step instructions for amusing tricks, enjoyable outdoor sports, instructions for games (including dog-themed puzzles), delightful doggy parties, and even travel. This book also offers tips for dogs and people who have limited mobility, a disability, or age-related challenges. The fun design includes photos and illustrations that help inspire little dog owners to develop fresh ideas for their diminutive canine friends. If you have been looking for the best ways to keep your small dog amused, The Little Dogs' Activity Book is a fantastic and fun resource to help avert problem behaviors while encouraging happiness and wellness in your petite pet. Color photos & color illustartions on nearly every page. 192 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C...$12.95

Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys & Llamas to Protect Your Herd (Storey's Working Animals)
by: Dohner, Janet Vorwald

Predators are increasing in number and range. These predators pose a serious threat to both farm animals and the financial well-being of the farmers who raise them. Fortunately, there's a solution that is low cost, nonviolent, and highly effective: livestock guardian animals. This book is a comprehensive guide for farmers struggling to reduce predation of sheep, goats, and other livestock. Dohner, who has more than 26 years of experience with guardian animals, helps owners understand the keys to effective livestock protection: careful selection of the right guardian animal, proper guardian livestock bonding, dedicated training, and ongoing problem-solving. Several chapters address the use of guardian dogs; these chapters explain how to evaluate, train, understand, and socialize these hardworking canines, along with info on guardian breeds from around the world. Additional chapters on livestock guardian donkeys and llamas help readers select and train these animals as well. The thorough coverage of livestock guardians includes health care information; breed profiles; case studies of real farmers effectively using guard animals; an appendix with resources, organizations, and Web sites; and a 16-page color photographic insert of guardian breeds. Many B/W illustrations & drawings. 229 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C...$24.95

Livestock Protection Dogs: Selection, Care & Training
by: Sims, David & Dawydiak, Orysia

Breeds, selecting a puppy, arrival of puppy, the adolescent dog, mature livestock protection dog, behavioral problems & solutions, as a family companion, diet, health. B/W photos. 128 pgs.
c. 1990, H/C...$19.95
Condition: Very good, ex-library, color fading on binding, inside like new except usual library markings

Making Friends, Training Your Dog Positively
by: Colflesh, Linda

A highly accessible training book for new and inexperienced dog owners Filled with positive, proven training techniques and a healthy dose of common sense, Making Friends shows readers how to train a dog effectively while remaining the dog's best friend. Veteran dog trainer Linda Colflesh helps readers understand dog behavior and explains in plain English how to make the training process easy, fun, and effective, from housebreaking to teaching everyday commands. 224 pgs.
c. 1990, H/C...$17.95

Mother Knows Best: Natural Way To Train A Dog
by: Benjamin, Carol Lea

Reward & punishment, puppy etiquette, basic obedience training, off-leash puppy, trouble shooting, class, off-leash dog, and games to play with your dog. B/W photos. 256 pgs.
c. 1985, H/C...$22.95

Mush! A Beginner's Manual of Sled Dog Training
Edited (Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers, Inc)

An indispensible resource for anyone who is thinking about becoming active in this exciting sport. Starts with the very basic considerations such as buying dogs and equipment, it leads the reader through every important consideration. Training, riding, traveling, race strategy, and more are all discussed and profusely illustrated.It is tailored to sled-doggers of all levels of interst - from the beginner to the old-pro. Illustrated, B/W photos. 250 pgs.
c. 1976, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Inside Good, Outside shows wear

My Smart Puppy
by: Kilcommons, Brian & Wilson, Sarah

Raising a happy, well-adjusted puppy is much like raising a child--owners have to listen to what their puppy's behavior is trying to tell them. And it's far simpler than people think. With the intuitive and step-by-step methods included in this invaluable book from experts Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson, including tips on how to deal with every kind of personality, puppies can be trained quickly and painlessly. With humor, time-tested advice, and an arsenal of tricks, MY SMART PUPPY teaches new dog owners everything they need to know to raise a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog. B/W photos. 344 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C...$25.99

Natural Dog Training: The Canine Arts Kennel Program: Teach Your Dog Using His Natural Instincts
by: Behan, Kevin

Rather than trying to dominate a dog's natural pride and spirit, Behan redirects those energies into a desire to serve its master. Now anyone can train a dog safely and correctly at home without the use of expensive trainers. Learn how to: properly housetrain your dog, assure instant obedience in all situations, train dogs to play safely with small childre, help you dog achieve a higher level of household manners, avoid potentially dangerous negative training, prevent problems in puppies & correct them in older dogs, and much more. 17 illustrations. 336 pgs.
c. 1992, H/C...$18.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New

Old Dog, New Tricks: Understanding & Retraining Older and Rescued Dogs
by: Taylor, David

Provides expert insights into basic adult dog behaviors. It explains how to communicate effectively with an older dog and create a great partnership. Many issues are peculiar to older dogs and, in particular, rescued ones. David Taylor addresses them all, including socialization and previous training (or the lack of either), genetic factors and adaptation to a new environment. The book contains practical solutions to ensure good dog behavior: Step-by-step obedience drills; Welcoming the new arrival; How to assess a dog's problems; How a dog "thinks"; How to be a good owner/master; Communicating with a dog; What to look for in a rescued dog; Tackling problem behaviors; Understanding the effect of a dog's prior history; Mental and physical changes in older dogs. Color photos. 176 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$19.95

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