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Why should we train our dog? There are several answers, and perhaps the most obvious is also the strongest argument: because you will both enjoy it! But there are a number of others that it's worth knowing about, because training isn't a trivial matter for dogs-it's important for their overall well being. Read the rest of this entry »
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Drs. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak have developed an exceptional method of training search and rescue dogs, which they have successfully used for all types of search operations: Wilderness Searches, Disaster Searches, and Avalanche Searches. This book covers their entire training method from basic training through the specific methods required for each type of search operation. Also included are tips on search preparation, safety in search operations, disaster operations coordination, information on the scent capabilities of dogs, and a brief history of canine search and rescue. The book winds up with International Test requirements from the IPOR and a bibliography for further research. Read the rest of this entry »
The first book in this series to focus on the specific needs of puppies, Puppy Care & Training shows how to prepare for a puppy's arrival and explains how to feed, groom, and train him during this impressionable stage. It also discusses preventive care and how to deal with common health issues in puppies to encourage a longer and healthier life. Read the rest of this entry »