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!
"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