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Expert Obedience Training for Dogs Hardcover – January 5, 1988
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But, this book isn't a load of useless fluff - at its core is how to train your dog to perform with precision. There are no gimmiks like ear pinches or clickers. It is training boiled down to the core of what you need. This isn't to say that there aren't any details - it is the many *important* details that allows one to train with such perfection. Strickland suggests that you read each chapter over several times before you begin training that section.
My dog and I converted from clicker training a few months ago and after a month researching and method-shopping, I stpped here, at this book. I have never looked back. My dog heels with precision, her head high and her tail waving, exited but controlled on the fast, trotting on the normal, and prancing with exitement on the slow(she can't wait for me to speed up and run around, but she never breaks). She drops on signal or command, and stays beautifully. Although we are working on fly-bys on the recall, her method of making a shute with your hands and guiding yor dog into a streight sit(no collar corrections needed, just a light tap on the rump to remind her to sit quickly)s allowing us to swiftly over come this problem. She is almost ready to compete in novice. There is an answer for everything in this book - we haven't run up against a problem that she hasn't had a solution for... I honestly suggest it to anyone getting a dog, pup or adult, pet or obedience prospect. You won't be sorry.
If you want solid, competent, reliable response from your dogs, then use Wynn's methods and her books. Otherwise, continue bribing and entreating and cajoling your dog with clickers and treats instead of training it. Don't worry, *eventually* they will do what you want... at least half the time.
Those who want a thorough grounding in training basics will find this a wonderful resource. It is still the most comprehensive collection of training basics out there. Dogs trained with this method will be happy, reliable workers. Isn't that what we all want?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are a lot better training methods that the ones advocated in this book. The techniques are completely out of date. The approach is one size fits all. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bunny
I agree with all of the reviews I read on this book, however, non of them talked about the "show" aspect. Read morePublished on August 24, 2002
I have been training my doberman for a year using various books and videos with great success, but there were little problems here and there that I couldn't find information on... Read morePublished on July 5, 2002 by Michael