- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Quarry Books (October 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592536425
- ISBN-13: 978-1592536429
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #529,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog: Make Your Dog a Superdog with Sports, Games, Exercises, Tricks, Mental Challenges, Crafts, and Bonding Paperback – October 1, 2010
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Sundance, Kyra. 101 Ways To Do More with Your Dog. Quarry: Quayside. 2010. c.208p. photogs. ISBN 9781592536429. pap. $19.99. pets
Dog owners looking for fun activities with their canine companions will find many ideas from Sundance, who has written several dog-training books (e.g., 51 Puppy Tricks) and hosts a DVD series. The glossy, full-color pages are indicative of the book’s fun and enthusiasm—there is something here for everyone. Activities range from paw-print painting to extreme sports. Some, such as agility and obedience training for service dogs, are fairly mainstream. Others, like paragliding with your dog or having your canine pal serve as a blood donor, are more unusual. With at least one page devoted to each activity, there is a description, a list of required gear (if any), and suggestions for getting started. A sidebar identifies dog breeds ideally suited to the activity and includes a personal note and tips from dog enthusiasts. For some activities, there are additional pages with more specific instructions. VERDICT This upbeat, fun book is a welcome addition to collections serving those who view their pets as family - Library Journal, Nov. 1, 2010
Play, jump, drive, pull, help, or just soak up the limelight—101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog builds confidence, jump-starts the bonding process between dog and owner. You will never have a bored rainy-day again!
See happy dogs and their owners participating in a wide range of activities together, and bringing joy to others, and you too will be inspired to find new things to do with your beloved dog. You may have heard of agility, search & rescue, or though, “My dog should be on TV!” With our busy schedules and demands on our time, we can’t always convert our dreams into reality. With 101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog, you have 101 easy ways to get inspired.
For each activity, you’ll learn the best type of dog, how to get started, and where to find governing organizations. Then, you go one step further: enjoy the visual, step-by-step instruction on how to teach your dog the basics. That way, you can try the sport out on your own at home, without the commitment of signing up for a class. And if you DO decide that this is an activity that you'd like to pursue, you can go into a class with confidence!
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This is NOT a training book, or a book of very detailed instructions like Kyra's other books.
Basically, this book is a whole book full of things people do with their dogs. It's very cool. Some of the pictures are incredible! (For instance, dog surf! And dogs paraglide!)
Each activity has symbols to indicate what "needs" you're fulfilling when you do the activity with your dog. The four categories are: physical, mental, social, and bonding. Each activity meets at least one of those needs, and almost all of them meet more than one need.
This book is so neat! There were SO MANY activities I had never thought of, like Dog Scouts, or Hydrotherapy, or Dog Carting. Honestly, most of the activities we will NOT do. But some of them we probably will. For instance, it might be a lot of fun to try letting our puppy paint! Also, our puppy has had trouble leaving our chickens alone...maybe I should get her involved in some activity that would stimulate her in a similar way? She would love it.
I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and I think my Little and I will do a few of the craft activities since we both have dogs--we can make stones with our dogs paw prints, and make homemade dog biscuits.
I think this book would make an EXCELLENT gift for someone who just got a new dog and is excited to do stuff with their dog. Or, it would be good for someone who already does quite a bit with their dog but wants to do more. Actually, this book is just great for anyone who wants to do more with their dog. It's the kind of book where most likely you will find SOME idea that will enrich your relationship with your dog.
Do NOT buy this book if you are looking for a training book. Kyra's other books are the best I've found for training, but THIS isn't a book where you turn from page to page and check things off.
So... what type of book IS this?? A book explaining 101 things to "do more with your dog". It is pretty much a giant collection of dog activities and dog sports, and Kyra does an EXCELLENT job at compiling all these in one great book!! People are right, some of the activities are more accessible than others and some are breed specific sports (but that doesn't mean you can't try them with your dog!) I belong to a Dog Scout troop (prior to purchasing this book), and like this book, Dog Scouts encourages people do teach their dog everything they can, they do not discriminate activities based on breed. If you are interested in trying a lot of the activities in this book, check out the Dog Scout page on 109. Dog Scouts gives the training information for a lot of the activities in this book.
Overall, GREAT compilation of dog activities! And I plan to try as many as I possibly can in my dog's lifetime - the more we do with our dogs, the more fun we can have. Thanks Kyra for another amazing book!