101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition

101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition by Kyra Sundance

Fun and Easy Activities, Games, and Crafts

Format: Trade Paperback , 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538935
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Having your children train the family dog to perform tricks is an ideal way to build a safe and respectful relationship early on, to build a bond between your dog and the kids, build confidence, and make it fun for everyone! 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition will teach you everything you need to know to get your children involved in training the family dog. This book presents full color photos of kids working with dogs for each trick, along with training steps, to make it easy to follow along. The step-by-step approach, difficulty rating, and prerequisites will allow you and your child to start training easily and immediately. No special tools (such as clickers) or knowledge of specific training methods are required. Each trick is specifically targeted to be fun for kids. Tricks include blowing soap bubbles, which hand holds the treat, weenie bobbing, and more. This book also includes a fun arts and crafts section that includes tons of fun activities for kids, including: pawpainting, personalizing dogwear, baking dog treats, crafting homemade dog toys, and snapping pet portraits. Join Kyra and Chalcy for some dog training family fun!

Kyra Sundance is a world-acclaimed stunt dog show performer, dog trainer, and internationally best-selling author. Her dog team performs live acrobatic shows on premier stages internationally; at circuses, professional sports halftime shows, and on movies and television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet, Showdog Moms & Dads, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Kyra and her dogs starred in Disney's Underdog stage show and in a command performance at the palace in Marrakech for the king of Morocco. Kyra has written numerous popular dog-training books including the international best-selling 101 Dog Tricks, and hosts a line of award-winning dog-training DVDs. She also set-trains dog actors for movies and TV and lectures on positive dog-training methods. Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports, having trained, competed, and titled in a great number of dog sports. Her methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than ones fearful of making a mistake. She shows us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm with self-control. Kyra and her Weimaraners Chalcy and Jadie live with Kyra's husband on a ranch in California's Mojave desert.www.kyra.com
Format: Trade Paperback , 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538935
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 7 in x 9 in / 178 mm x 229 mm
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"Even old dogs are sure to learn a new trick or two as celebrity dog trainer and dog stunt-show performer Sundance delivers a kids' version of her popular 101 Dog Tricks (2007). Before leaping paws-first into the tricks, the author offers introductory advice on the best reward treats, how to hold a treat so fingers won't get nipped, and why kids are often better trainers than adults. Using a variety of dogs (though with mostly white child trainers), clear, step-by-step photographs and explanations begin with simple tricks and games that gradually progress into balancing and jumping and even skateboarding and surfing. The tricks only require common household or easily accessible items, and they include helpful tips for preparation, troubleshooting, and what to expect. Many of the tips also differentiate for differently sized and more fearful or shy dogs. Those who like to pamper their pooches will also appreciate the numerous craft ideas, from toys to treat bags to beaded collars. Fetch this for any young dog lover." — Booklist