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.
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:
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
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.
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.
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
Just what I was going to suggest. Labrador Retrievers For Dummies is a great basic book.Originally Posted by TN_LAB
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?
HRCH Ellie Mae MH CGC
Justlabradors.com -- the best site for your Labrador needs.
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)Originally Posted by Bob Pr.
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
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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