Your new dog’s old tricks will include many obedience commands if you use this book…
But even more important, you will have what you need to know to help your puppy develop great temperament:
- learning to inhibit its bite
- preferring to play rather than fight with other dogs
- becoming confident and friendly with humans and other dogs…
and good behaviors, such as
- being housetrained
- chewing and digging in appropriate ways only
- not barking too much
- sitting instead of jumping up on people
Sound good? How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks delivers it all! Written by Dr. Ian Dunbar, the book is in many top 10 lists of dog training books, including one by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
Jean Donaldson, the author of Culture Clash, a groundbreaking book on how we relate with dogs, calls How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks: “The best book by dog training’s leading genius!”
I used this book along with the Sirius Puppy Training program, to train Sunbeam, our independent-minded Basenji. It isn’t Ian Dunbar’s fault that my new dog didn’t learn all the old tricks she could have… but without this book, we would have had a much harder time!
His cautionary tales of what happens to poorly trained dogs helped keep my motivation high, and his training instructions were clear and to the point. Sunbeam thought it was all fun.
My husband Kelly and I had a harder time teaching her bite inhibition than we had had with our two previous puppies. We chalked it up to her being a Basenji, which may or may not have been the reason. It could have just been her personality.
At the time I was on a Basenji internet list, and its motto was “Where It Takes a Hundred People to Outsmart One Basenji.” With How to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, you have a much better chance of one person (or a few) outsmarting one dog!