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Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love Paperback – June 7, 2016
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From the Publisher
—Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and founder of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
About the Author
DINA ROTH PORT is an award-winning author and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in publications including Glamour, Self, Prevention, and the Huffington Post.
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1607748916
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.55 x 8.25 inches
- ISBN-13 : 978-1607748915
- Publisher : Ten Speed Press; 1st Edition (June 7, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The best advice he gives is to exercise your dog. I have a mixed breed but he is always so much better when he gets some exercise whether it is fetch or a walk. But I knew this when I got my puppy.
Also, his videos are very vague. Like, he see him try something and it is explained for a moment and then you see him succeed. I want to know how long he worked with that dog before that clip. Because no dog is going to be that good immediately.
The only one I actually enjoyed reading was Zak’s. It’s a really easy and fun read, as many of the sections in the book have a YouTube video to accompany the description. This is wonderful if you’re not much of a reader, as the videos are a little break from the book. I’m a big reader myself, but when it comes to learning to do something, I’m very visual. So the videos are great, and Zak is fun to watch!! You can tell he really has a passion for training and loves the animals so much.
Also, his approach WORKS!! We have a new puppy. Henri, a mini Australian Shepherd. At 3.5 months old, he already knew “sit”, “lie down”, “roll over”, “look at me”, “shake”, “stand”, and “stay”. Now he’s 6 months and we’ve added “leave it”, “high five”, “bow”, “up”, and “off”. We’re working on “sit pretty”, sitting and staying until released - any time we’re going outside, and his recall. I’ve used Zak’s approach for all of these commands. It’s so fun to see him learning and enjoying himself at the same time!! Now I just need Zak to write another book with with more advanced concepts! There are still a ton of videos on YouTube I reference when I need them, but I love having a guide like a book to work through the steps.
Outcome So Far:
I started watching his Youtube videos when I got two puppies and this book goes into a little more detail on his topics plus a few additional ones. Since adopting his training tips from this book as well as the videos, I've seen leaps and bounds in communication with my two dogs. Admittedly, mine came kennel trained, are obsessed with grooming (teeth brushing, fur brushing), loving bath time, ignore cars, and haven't learned all the tricks he teaches yet (since we haven't gotten to all of them) so I can't attest to all the techniques. The ones I've tried, however, have done wonders.
They sit, they stay consistently (even from far distances and with distractions), His technique for getting them to speak was the only one that worked (I tried about 6 or 7 others out there before I found his). His leash training technique got my dogs walking without pulling in less than 2 weeks and they're 5 months old. Until I read his section on fetch and teaching a dog how to play Frisbee, I couldn't get my puppies to play fetch. They no longer puppy bite, steal, and almost have no jumping down. They're doing a mostly consistent fetch and it's only been a few weeks. Based on other training techniques I've looked at, they're about where most people expect a 9 months to 1 year old dog to be at. They're by no means all the way trained, but, as mentioned before, I haven't got all the way through the book yet. The basic skills, however, are pretty close to meeting expectations and they perform them better than some of my neighbor's dogs. I'm excited to see where they end up after they've graduated from learning all the tricks in this book
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with a puppy or adult dog who needs help learning the ropes.
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Is also shows the links to you tube so you can watch the video about the lesson you are reading.
Unlike some other dog training methods Zac George is all about creating a positive relationship with your dogs and not punishing or shouting at your dog when they do something wrong, he explains why the dog may be doing what's he/she is doing and how to fix it!!!!