- Series: The Lazy Way Series
- Paperback: 190 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc (December 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0876051808
- ISBN-13: 978-0876051801
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,850,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Train Your Dog the Lazy Way Paperback – December, 1998
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The book is part of the *Lazy Way* series and is set up for ease of reading as well as ease of training. The sidebars offer "Quick & Painless* suggestions, tell you when something is "A Complete Waste of Time," give you ideas for going further "If You're So Inclined," and tell you that "You'll Thank Yourself Later" if you do this. The ideas are all humane, easy, fun, and are explained in a down-to-earth, no-nonsense style that pet owners can deal with.
I ran it by 2 people at work who are casual dog owners, and both LOVED it. They laughed at the funny stuff, read a lot of the sidebars, and asked to borrow it. :-) BINGO.
I know several trainers who are planning to use the book in their puppy classes, and I'm now planning to do the same thing. I'll bet it goes over great. I think it's a book any owner can enjoy, regardless of their level of expertise in dogs.
Elizabeth TeSelle, Paws Plus Dog Training
I also find it burdensome to ask my friends to come over to my house, give them a handful of kibbles and ask them to help train my dog. It might be helpful, but in this fast-paced age, it isn't too practical. Just seems like a lot to ask.
I am also trying to train my dog to obey my commands always, to make sure I can count on her to respond in dangerous situations. I am not convinced that this technique will deliver in that regard.
I am not a trainer or pro. Just a regular guy who tried to apply these techniques and found myself needing more.
Adequate exercise is important for any dog. However, please keep in mind that there are several breeds of dogs out there who have a lot of stamina. And it is really not reasonable, nor is it realistic for everyone's schedule, to jog with your dog for an hour each day. Wearing your dog out to make him or her behave will not always be the answer. Provide your dog with adequate play time and lots of opportunities to be with other dogs. But when you're home watching TV, the dog needs to know that this means quiet time. This book will teach you how to do that.
My own dog is a sighthound type of dog (not an easy "breed" to train!). We go to the public park 3-4 times per week. Whenever possible, I let him off the leash so that he can stretch his legs without having to drag his fat human behind. That's not always possible though. We have to share the park with screaming toddlers and people who do not appreciate a rambunctious 28" tall dog. In most cases, even an hour at the park playing with other dogs will not guarantee a tired dog at home. This breed is known for high stamina and quick recovery. All it takes is a few minutes of rest and he's active again. Sometimes, he's actually even more hyper when we get back from the park, probably from adrenaline. Exercise is not always the answer for this dog.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Positive, easy, informative. Great book for the busy pet-owner. I Always recommend Andrea Arden books.
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the book didn't teach me anymore then i already new for years on end anyway. i always wonder why is it always little dogs or puppies ? what about the big dogs?? Read morePublished on October 9, 2002
I bought the book because I thought it help with my new puppy. It told me things not to do BUT not what to do. Read morePublished on September 19, 1999
One of the best books I've read. I didn't have alot of time, and the format was consistent and helped me to remember what I had read. I also liked the illustrations.Published on July 21, 1999
As a consulting editor, I read just about every dog training book published. Train Your Dog The Lazy Way by Andrea Arden is simply one of the very best. Read morePublished on June 4, 1999
I thought that it was kind of dry and long winded. I thought that there would be more tricks of the trade that other training books dont' have.Published on May 20, 1999