Author(s): Mary Ray
Teaching your dog to complete different tasks is a great way to improve your pooch's obedience and develop your relationship with him, but where do you start? With simple step-by-step instructions and expert advice from Britain's leading authority on dog obedience, Dog Tricks takes you through every step of the training process, showing you how to teach your dog to perform over 50 fantastic stunts. Whether he's taking a bow or riding a skateboard, these tricks are sure to entertain everyone and ensure that your dog achieves his full potential.
The author, Mary Ray, is one of the most successful and respected dog trainers in the world. At Crufts 2007, she and her collies performed in front of over 150,000 spectators at the the NEC Arena, and millions watching at home. With over 6 million dogs in the UK, Hamlyn's All Colour Petcare titles provide inexpensive, essential guides to developing and caring for your pet.
Mary Ray has won Crufts obedience championships three times and won every major British dog agility competition. She is the leading authority on freestyle and heelwork to music and regularly appears on television. She is the author of two successful dog training books.
Why Teach Tricks?. What You Need. Clicker Training Explained. Basic Commands. The Tricks. Shaking hands; Begging; Stand up!; Turn and face; High 5!; Walking tall; Twisting; Bowing; Crawl; Say 'hello'; Salute; Flip and catch; Weaving; Walking through the legs; Walking weave; Soccer skills; Jump the pole; Circle the cane; Walking backwards; Agility; Jumping your arms; Targeted moves; Look over there; Go to bed; Tidy the rubbish; Skate boarding;