51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy Pet Parents the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs.
51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy Pet Parents 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 we benefit from a technique called "shaping" which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, with puppies we are extra gentle when we teach, and we focus more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior. Each trick is taught as discrete units, but similar tricks will be grouped into chapters such as: "Build Confidence", "Build Coordination", and "Build Communication".
About the Author
Kyra Sundance and her Weimaraner, Chalcy, are world-class Trick Dog Show performers and trainers, and are regulars at sporting events, fairs, and circuses. They've performed on dozens of TV shows around the world including The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, and Showdog Moms & Dads and have trained on movie sets. The pair are nationally ranked in competitive dog sports. Kyra and Chalcy reside in Los Angeles, CA.
Author: Kyra Sundance
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publish Date: November 2009