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51 Puppy Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy [Kindle Edition]

Kyra Sundance
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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Book Description

51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra’s curriculum differs from that of 101 Dog Tricks in that the instructions are geared for the less mature dog. Young puppies are not yet well-tuned to humans, and respond better to a clicker than to a voice. Also, young puppies have so few skills that everyone benefits from a technique called “shaping” which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, puppies receive extra gentle care when we teach, focused more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior.



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About the Author

Kyra Sundance is a world-acclaimed stunt dog show performer, dog trainer, and internationally best-selling author. Her dog team performs live acrobatic shows on premier stages internationally; at circuses, professional sports halftime shows, and on movies and television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet, Showdog Moms & Dads, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Kyra and her dogs starred in Disney’s Underdog stage show and in a command performance at the palace in Marrakech for the king of Morocco. 

Kyra has written numerous popular dog-training books including the international best-selling 101 Dog Tricks, and hosts a line of award-winning dog-training DVDs. She also set-trains dog actors for movies and TV and lectures on positive dog-training methods.

Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports, having trained, competed, and titled in a great number of dog sports. Her methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than ones fearful of making a mistake. She shows us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm with self-control.

Kyra and her Weimaraners Chalcy and Jadie live with Kyra’s husband on a ranch in California’s Mojave desert. www.kyra.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 5739 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (October 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004PLNSHC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,658 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! March 10, 2011
By WVgrrl
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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Love this book - and my puppy loves "going to school!" Good explanations and photographs, with excellent results. My puppy picked up the tricks very quickly. "Spin" is his favorite!
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the author's OTHER book instead November 4, 2009
By Bethany
Format:Paperback
This book is a watered down version of the author's other book titled "101 Dog Tricks." Buy that one instead. It includes all of these tricks plus many more!!!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Puppy training! October 14, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
51 Puppy tricks is a very good book. It goes through very simple motions for training your puppy some really cool, but simple, tricks! It is chock full of colorful pictures and step-by-step instructions on how to train your puppy. It shows where and when to use the clicker, hand signals to use, and what word commands to use.
I would suggest this book for anyone who has a puppy that they want to start training. This is a great way to bond with your puppy and give him a head start. It is simple tricks, taught in simple ways for your puppy to be able to understand better. It is laid out in such a simple way that even a child could train their puppy.
However, if you have an older dog, I would suggest 101 dog tricks for him. 101 Dog Tricks is more advanced training for a dog, not a puppy. It is a very good book as well. I would recommend them both if you really want to start training from puppy-hood to adult dog-hood. Both are very easy for the trainer to understand and read. I have personally enjoyed them, as well as my sister who is a more advanced dog trainer. 51 Puppy tricks has a lot of great tips in it on training puppies for the experienced and in-experienced trainer alike!
51 puppy tricks is specifically for puppy training. I would recommend it to starters and advanced people alike! It is a great way to start your puppy out right in a really fun way!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Sue
Format:Paperback
I'm so glad I bought this book. It may well be a section of a previous book, as another reviewer complains, but this is an advantage rather than a drawback, as if you are training a puppy you can work your way through all of these tricks in sequence, with a goal of finishing the book in sight. If you're training a puppy, you don't want difficult tricks meant for adult dogs cluttering up your schedule and making you feel overwhelmed. Also, the detail this book goes into for each trick, with step by step photos means the author has more space to be detailed and specific - a big bonus for first time puppy trainers.

I will buy the book for older dogs when my dog is an adult, but for now this book is perfect. I have a set amount of tricks, a plan to build on them each day and an end in sight. A brilliant book.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should purchase the 101 Tricks version instead ... January 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book first, Kindle version, and was quite happy, till I went to a local book store, and checked the 101 Tricks version ... I wish I had a way to return/refund Kindle books ... :(
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book for myself when we got our new puppy in August 2010. I've loved it and my puppy loves learning the tricks :) We have a couple of Kyra Sundance's other books as well, but this one is great for puppies. Some of the tricks are "beginner level" tricks, such as teaching them to walk across a board but not actually doing a teeter-totter since puppies shouldn't be doing a full teeter-totter yet. I liked it so much I bought a copy for my 12 year old cousin when she got a new puppy too. You will need a clicker and small, soft treats for training.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase! September 25, 2009
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Wonderful! Not just for pups, but for all your doggys! Great, easy to follow step by step instructions WITH step by step color PHOTOS to show you each task and/or trick taught in this book. A very very low price for all you get. I will use it even teach my service dog some useful tasks that I need help with. Oh... and a few to impress the friends! Kids and adults could use this book to work with their doggys. Great for clicker training, giving hand signals... they've included it all in this book. I am soooooo glad I got this helpful book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for visual learners January 12, 2011
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A lot of what this book covers is more what I would call basic obedience, but there are some fun tricks. Where this book shines if with the full color pictures breaking down how to teach the tricks. It's not a substitue for a class with a trainer, but I like to use it as a reference for a different approach when what I'm doing isn't working for my puppy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My puppy and I have been having to much fun using this book
My puppy and I have been having to much fun using this book. Kyra has an extremely positive training approach which is fun for me and my pup. Read more
Published 10 days ago by J. Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a good read.
Published 1 month ago by mic
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy the many pictures that help show each trick and ...
I am teaching my puppy so many new tricks with the use of this book. I enjoy the many pictures that help show each trick and the tip section for each trick in case your puppy is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeana Albers
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Easy to follow Training book!
Great book, with easy to follow steps that you can read, pictures to refer to that are step by step, voice and hand signals, and a trouble shooting section for each trick/behavior.
Published 1 month ago by Sabrina Harden
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book
I love this book. It is easy to read easy to use instructions that actually work. With in just five minutes my new puppy was sitting and my children were amazed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by April McAbee
5.0 out of 5 stars Big whirling Tail Wags
I love Kyra's books. My dog has fun, I have fun, and learning begets more learning for both dog and human. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kathleen M. Wingert
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Yes!
This book is incredible. I used it to train my young Connemara Terrier, and this book made it very easy for me. Each new trick builds on what is learned in earlier tricks. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Celtic Harpist
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Read
Easy to follow book of instructions - with pictures - with verbal cues. I liked the book very much. It groups tricks by levels. A must for new puppy owners -
Published 3 months ago by Maureen McQuade
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for new puppy owners!
Cute pictures with easy to understand instructions. This helped me bond with my new dog, and has made her a friendly and smart little girl!
Published 3 months ago by Kelly Oosterlinck
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More About the Author

Kyra Sundance is a world-acclaimed stunt dog show performer, celebrity dog trainer, and internationally best-selling author. An award winning author, Kyra's numerous dog-training books include the international best-selling 101 Dog Tricks, which sold over a half-million copies in 18 languages, and is one of the top dog training books of all time. Kyra's acrobatic stunt dog team performs worldwide and starred in shows for the king of Morocco at the royal palace in Marrakech, in Disney's Underdog stage show in Hollywood, and in circuses and professional sports halftime shows. They performed on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Animal Planet, and had their own television series called Showdog Moms & Dads. Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports and is a set trainer for movie dogs. As a lecturer on positive training methods, her enthusiasm inspires audiences to develop fun and rewarding relationships with their own dogs. Her methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than ones fearful of making a mistake. She shows us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm with self-control.


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