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About the Authors. 1 Why Train Your Dog and When to Start. WHAT IS A GOOD DOG? WHAT IS INVOLVED IN TRAINING? WHEN TO BEGIN TRAINING. BUILDING TRUST. CONSISTENCY IS KEY. TAKING CHARGE. WHERE TO TRAIN. 2 A Personality Profile for Your Dog. BEHAVIORS IN EACH DRIVE. YOUR DOG'S PERSONALITY. NOW WHAT? BRINGING OUT DRIVES. PRACTICAL APPLICATION. 3 How Your Dog Thinks. CAN YOUR DOG READ YOUR MIND? "READING" YOUR DOG. INTERPRETING YOUR DOG'S BODY POSTURES. HOW YOUR DOG LEARNS. WHO IS TRAINING WHOM? 4 A "Baby-sitter" for Your Dog. ADVANTAGES OF A CRATE. SELECTING A CRATE. INTRODUCING YOUR DOG TO THE CRATE. GETTING YOUR DOG USED TO THE CRATE. A WORD OF CAUTION. 5 Housetraining. HOUSETRAINING YOUR PUPPY. DEALING WITH ACCIDENTS. 6 Sit and Stay. JUMPING ON PEOPLE. SAFETY. COMMANDS TO BE TAUGHT. 7 Go Lie Down. TEACHING YOUR DOG TO LIE DOWN ON COMMAND. TEACHING YOUR DOG TO REMAIN IN PLACE. TEACHING THE GO LIE DOWN COMMAND. 8 Walking Your Dog. LEASH-TRAINING YOUR DOG. TEACHING YOUR DOG NOT TO PULL. STILL NOT GETTING IT? 9 Coming When Called. RULE 1: EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE. RULE 2: BE NICE TO YOUR DOG WHEN HE COMES TO YOU. RULE 3: TEACH YOUR DOG TO COME WHEN CALLED AS SOON AS YOU BRING HIM HOME. RULE 4: WHEN IN DOUBT, KEEP YOUR DOG ON LEASH. RULE 5: ALWAYS TOUCH HIS COLLAR BEFORE YOU REWARD WITH A TREAT OR PRAISE. THE GAME OF COMING WHEN CALLED. GOING OUTSIDE. ADDING DISTRACTIONS. 10 Leave It. STEP 1. STEP 2. STEP 3. STEP 4. STEP 5. 11 The Rescued Dog. THE SHY DOG. SEPARATION ANXIETY. OVERPROTECTIVENESS. RESOURCE GUARDING. 12 Objectionable Behavior. YOUR OPTIONS. WHY DOES YOUR DOG DO IT? WHAT TO DO ABOUT UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index.
Jack Volhard , internationally known as a "trainer of trainers," is the recipient of six awards from the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). He is senior author of Training Your Dog: The Step-by-Step Manual (Howell Book House, 1983), named Best Care and Training Book for 1983 by the DWAA; The Canine Good Citizen: Every Dog Can Be One (Howell Book House, 1994), named Best Care and Training Book for 1994 by the DWAA; Puppy Aptitude Testing, named Best Film on Dogs in 1981; and, among other books, Dog Training For Dummies (Wiley Publishing, 2005). His books have been translated into four languages. He has also written numerous articles for various dog publications, and together with his wife, Wendy, produced four training videos. For forty years he has taught obedience classes and given lectures, weekend seminars, and five-day training camps, teaching dog owners how to communicate with their pets and how to make training fun for both owners and their dogs, thereby achieving a mutually rewarding relationship. Jack was an American Kennel Club Obedience Trial Judge for thirty-three years and is now an Obedience Judge Emeritus. He is also a member of the Hall of Fame of the International Association of Canine Professionals. Melissa Bartlett 's animal artwork has won top prizes nationally and has been featured in magazines such as Sporting Classics and Just Labs. She has also been named Dog Cartoonist of the Year by the Dog Writers Association of America, and her first article, "A Novice Looks at Puppy Aptitude Testing," published by the AKC Gazette, appeared in 1979. Since then her numerous articles and delightful illustrations have been included in various publications. In addition to co-authoring What All Good Dogs Should Know, she has illustrated three other books on dog training. Years ago, she trained her first obedience dog with Jack and Wendy Volhard. Since then she has gone on to successfully compete with her own dogs in conformation, obedience, and carting events, as well as instruct dog-training classes for the family pet. Melissa and her Bernese Mountain Dog are a familiar sight at local schools, nursing homes, and retirement centers doing dog-therapy work. She is also an active advocate for shelter dogs and rescue groups and owns a rescued Australian Shepherd.