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How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks: The Sirius Puppy Training Manual Paperback – October 1, 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
The best part is nothing in this book is hard, and the dogs seem to like it. The writing is entertaining. The author has a good grip on dogs. I also appreicate his "It's never too late attitude" So many books give up on older dogs.. or just refer you to the leash correction method of dog training for older more challenging pets.
This is going to be the book I loan my friends when they get new dogs, replacing some of my old favorites.
I had heard of Dr. Dunbar a lot over the last year or so of investigating my future career,and I was certainly impressed with his credentials. But, after reading this book I am even more impressed.
It is a really dense book, so much so that I am going to read it again so I don't miss anything, but written in such a nice voice that it really was a joy to read.
It covers just about everything a dog owner could want to know about living with a dog. I am not surprised that the person I am apprenticing with makes this required reading for all of her students.
ago on our first night of obedience class, the trainer said
to jerk the leash when she pulls. I felt this kind of correction
was harsh, and after one week it never seemed to help. In fact
it probably reinforeced her leash pulling behavior and made her
Then I read Dunbar's book and after just one walking session
using his techniques, our puppy showed great improvment. It
happened right before our eyes! Needless to say, I was
thrilled. Now we're having a great time learning all
sorts of new things.
Dogs sure are smart. Are you? Get this book and read it
of the developments of the behavioural sciences.
Only with the appearance of problem dog therapeutists
a couple of decades ago did matters start to change
in a revolutionary way as concepts from eg marine
mammal training were applied in dog training (eg
by Karen Pryor).
Unlike the traditional methods, the novel techniques
were non-coercive, and much more humane for the dog.
Dr Ian Dunbar is one of the best-known representatives
of the new shcool of dog training authors.
The present book is in my opinion easy and fun to
read, and, even more importantly, the techniques suggested
are both fun - for dog and owner alike - and effective.
On the negative side, it's rather limited in scope,
which is of course to be expected. It focuses on the
upbringing of the common companion pet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ian Dunbar is an exceptional dog behaviorist and trainer. This book is an easy read and makes great sense when training any dog.Published 4 hours ago by Road Trip Traveller
A fantastic book for pretty much any dog owner. Goes over very easy to get training techniques and is written in a way that is easy to understand, and easy to convey to friends... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pen Name
This book really helped with my older Australian-ShepherdPublished 11 months ago by JOSEPH R GREATHOUSE
Great book that also covers/reviews topics and training from his puppy book as well. Easy to understand and implement.Published 12 months ago by Nicole Creer
I also own his training the companion dog series. Basically, they say the same thing. However, reading this after watching it demonstrated cements the ideas firmly in the mind. Read morePublished 13 months ago by GC
It was very helpful so my boyfriend could see the damage he was unknowingly doing to his pet...... Im from a different country and our approach and respect to animals and nature... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ann Candelario
Excellent training guide and very well written! Recommended for anyone who wants to understand their dog better. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Milo
In a forward to one of his books, Dr. Dunbar mentions an old English teacher he had many years ago that told him "Dunbar, you don't know how to write, and you never will. Read morePublished 22 months ago by William D. Mohat