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-renowned dog trainer, lecturer, and internationally best-selling author of 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge and Bond with Your Dog. With over a million copies in print, Kyra’s award-winning books, kits, and DVDs have inspired dog owners worldwide to develop fun and rewarding relationships with their dogs. Her other books include Dog Training 101, The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook, 51 Puppy Tricks, and 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition. Honed through decades of professional experience, Kyra’s easy to follow step-by-step training methods are the most effective and humane way to train. Her positive methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than fearful of making a mistake. As professional performers, Kyra and her Weimaraners starred in shows for the king of Morocco, Disney’s Hollywood stage shows, circuses, NBA halftime shows, on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Animal Planet, in movies, and in their own television series. Kyra is a professional set trainer for movie dogs, and is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports. She presents workshops around the world on dog tricks and canine conditioning. Kyra is CEO of “Do More With Your Dog"! trick dog titling organization; the “National Trick Dog championships”; and Chair of the “Trick Dog Expo". An avid runner, Kyra competes in 35-mile mountain ultramarathons and enjoys spending time with her dogs and husband on their ranch in California’s Mojave desert. DoMoreWithYourDog.com
"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
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