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TRAINING YOUR SHIH TZU
TRAINING YOUR SHIH TZU
9780764141096
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Joan Walker - All books by this author

Training Your Dog Series - All books in this series

It’s well known that each canine breed has its own traits, but when acquiring a new pet dog, many inexperienced owners mistakenly assume that the “one-size-fits-all” approach is adequate for purposes of dog training. This new title in Barron’s Training Your Dog pet care series focuses on the distinctive traits of the Shih Tzu. Dog owners learn humane but effective methods of housebreaking and paper training, obedience training, teaching the dog to respond to verbal commands, walk on a leash, and more. All books in the Training Your Dog series are filled with instructive, step-by-step color photos that demonstrate training methods.

Training Your Shih Tzu

Here’s practical instruction that will give you a well-trained Shih Tzu. You’ll learn how to establish leadership and understand the ideas behind the training methods as you take the first steps in teaching your dog to obey. The Shih Tzu wants to please its master. However, training is easiest when it is begun early in the puppy’s life.

Table-of-Contents:
PREFACE
1. WHY TRAIN YOUR SHIH TZU?
  • Advantages to a Well-Behaved Dog
  • Bred for Companionship
  • Training Challenges
  • Coat Consideration
  • Channeling the Positives
    WHAT'S GOING ON IN THAT BRAIN?
  • How Dogs Learn
  • Key Periods
  • Operant Conditioning
  • Puppy Pointers
  • Working with Adult Dogs
    HOUSETRAINING
  • Understanding a Shih Tzu's "Sense of Space"
  • Timing is Everything
  • Developing a Schedule
  • Cleaning Up Mistakes
  • Indoor Training
  • Accident or Sympton?
  • Home Schooling
    SOCIALIZATION
  • A Social Breed Needs Socialization?
  • Safety First
  • The Coast Is Clear
  • Socializing the Adult Dog
  • Fear Factors
  • Home Schooling: Reading Your Dog's Body Langauge
    DEVELOPING A DOG-FRIENDLY SHIH TZU
  • Every Encounter Counts
  • The Puppy Learning Curve
  • Safe Socialization
  • Making Introductions
  • Introducing a Second Shih Tzu
  • Home Schooling: Dog Park Basics
    HABITUATION: IN AND OUT OF THE HOME
  • How Puppies Learn "It's Okay"
  • Early Environments
  • Acclimating to the Grooming Table
  • Storms, Fireworks, and Other Scary Stuff
  • Working with the Adopted Dog
  • Easing Separation Anxiety
  • Home Schooling: Nail Clipping and Other Everyday Necessities
    BASIC TRAINING PRINCIPLES
  • Equipment Essentials
  • Using Reinforcements
  • Repetition
  • Keeping It Fun (The Art of Never Knowing It's Training)
  • Training Clubs
  • Home Schooling: Figuring in the Caloric Count of Treats
    FIVE BASIC COMMANDS
  • Timing Behavior
  • Name
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Walk Nicely
  • Home Schooling: No "Repeat" Commands
    SEVEN MORE COMMANDS
  • Down
  • Off
  • Stand
  • Back
  • Take It and Out
  • Leave It
  • Home Schooling: Where to Train and When to Add Distractions
    CORRECTING ANNOYING BEHAVIORS
  • Barking
  • Bolting
  • Jumping Up
  • Nipping
  • Begging
    TRAINING FOR TRAVEL
  • The Portable Shih Tzu
  • Acclimation to the Carrier
  • Overcoming Car Sickness
  • Strategies for Airline Travel
  • Home Schooling: Manners for Public Transportation
    FUN ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR SHIH TZU
  • Agility
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Conformation
  • Flyball
  • Obedience
  • Rally
  • Tracking
    USEFULL ADDRESSES AND LITERATURE
    INDEX


    (0764141090)

    Paperback / 160 Pages / 6 1/2 x 7 7/8 / 2009

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