Guest bc8888 Posted September 23, 2004 Report Share Posted September 23, 2004 Hi, Thanks for all your recommendations given at this posting: http://bordercollie.heatherweb.com/cgi-bin...ic;f=3;t=000444 Before asking for recommendations, I ordered quite a few books, and I finally hit, in my novice opinion, a gold mine: the book: Natural Dog Training: Working from the Dog's Point of View by Kevin Behan 1. What do those who use or used the techniques in this book think about its success? 2. How does the philosophy of this book relate to the other books recommended in this posting: http://bordercollie.heatherweb.com/cgi-bin...ic;f=3;t=000444 Further Information: Natural Dog Traning does not turn your puppy into a circus animal. But, I find it quite compelling, though my puppy is too young to do most of the things in the book; however, there are some things that I can apply right now to bring out my puppy's genetically programmed instincts and to increase his confidence. It's not a trick book per say, as I've mentioned; and, it covers the following training items: 1. Taking the dog for a walk 2. Training the dog to heel 3. Training the sit/stay 4. Training the dog to down 5. Training the problem dog to down 6. Training the down/stay 7. Down/stay with recall 8. Training for the down at a distance 9. Coming when called 10. Retaining the problem dog and boundary training. as well as: * Manners: dealing with the critical issues, and * Housetraining the puppy * Kids and puppies These obedience items are covered in pages 173 through 198, and pages 205 through 323 Philosophy and theory, background, training tools, and other items are covered in all the subsequent pages not mentioned above. Since I've gotten the book, I'm always on the lookout for my young puppy to "channel his drive" positively, and to say "no" as little as possible. At least at my puppy's young age. Thanks, Bor dur Colly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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