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    DefaultSuggestions on a good Basic Training book

    Anyone have any suggestions on a good basic training book? Looking for something that's easy to read (and understand) and most of all fun for me AND Remi.

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    DefaultRe: Suggestions on a good Basic Training book

    hm... good topic for a post. I'm interested as well.

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    I like "Culture Clash" by Jean Donaldson.

    I do not think it's necessarily a "fun book to read" -- but the fun part comes from successfully training your dog and making the training fun for her or him. The book IS accurate in what it tells you to do.

    It's only about $13 (+S&H) new or you can get a used copy for about $8 (+S&H). Here are the customer reviews of it:

    http://www.amazon.com/review/product...owViewpoints=1
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    DefaultRe: Suggestions on a good Basic Training book

    I am a big fan of those ______________ for Dummy and/or Idiots Guide to _____________ books.

    Local libraries often have those types of books.

    I did some clicker training with my labrador. Click & Easy, Clicking with Your Dog were both helpful. Karen Pryor (pioneer of clicker training) has good stuff too.

    If you want some retrieving books (hunting, field trials, etc.) then there are a few other's that you'll want to check out (WaterDog being at the top of the list). But even those recommend a strong foundation of basic obedience.

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    DefaultRe: Suggestions on a good Basic Training book

    anything by Pat Miller or Patricia McConnell or Ian Dunbar. Jean Donaldson has a new DVD out which is more directly a 'training' guide than Culture Clash.

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    DefaultRe: Suggestions on a good Basic Training book

    I picked up 2 books from 'A Kennel Club Book' (Puppy Training and Labrador Retriever) both are fun, easy reading!! I ordered online from chapters.ca

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    DefaultRe: Suggestions on a good Basic Training book

    Quote Originally Posted by TN_LAB
    I am a big fan of those ______________ for Dummy and/or Idiots Guide to _____________ books...
    Just what I was going to suggest. Labrador Retrievers For Dummies is a great basic book.

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    DefaultRe: Suggestions on a good Basic Training book

    It really depends on what kind of training you want to do, and what your goals are for the dog. Is there any particular sport you are looking at, or just basic OB/CGC?
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    DefaultRe: Suggestions on a good Basic Training book

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Pr.
    I like "Culture Clash" by Jean Donaldson.

    I do not think it's necessarily a "fun book to read" -- but the fun part comes from successfully training your dog and making the training fun for her or him. The book IS accurate in what it tells you to do.

    It's only about $13 (+S&H) new or you can get a used copy for about $8 (+S&H). Here are the customer reviews of it:

    http://www.amazon.com/review/product...owViewpoints=1
    I found Culture Clash fun to read! I know others didn't, but I like her abrasive sarcasm. Her and I would get along well, I think. 8)
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    DefaultRe: Suggestions on a good Basic Training book

    As for a fun book, I am a sucker for training booksso they are all fun (to me).
    To list a few of my favorites
    Click for Joy - Melissa C. Alexander
    Clicker training for obedience - Margan Spector (more competitive)
    The Culture Clash - Jean Donaldson
    Don't shoot the dog - Karen Pryor
    also check our Karen Pryors website http://www.clickertraining.com/dogtraining
    or dogwise for new booklists http://www.dogwise.com/ (not always great book but a good place to see whats new.

    Hope you have fun getting started

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