Have you ever wondered why dogs struggle to learn polite manners such as Come and Off, but they seem to naturally pick up Paw and Fetch? Because these things are fun, of course! Dogs are playful animals, and they learn best when they enjoy the task at hand.
Play Your Way to Good Manners shows you how to approach your dog’s manners training as a collection of cool tricks, exciting sports moves, and interactive games, changing your dog’s attitude from “I have to do it” to “I want to do it.”
Kate Naito, CPDT-KA, MS, and Sarah Westcott, CPDT-KSA, have drawn extensively from techniques used in canine sports, games, and trick training, and applied them to a positive-reinforcement manners training program that you and your dog can easily follow.
Inside Play Your Way to Good Manners, you’ll learn strategies to teach your dog:
- impulse control indoors, outdoors, and around distractions such as food or other dogs
- coming to you, even in the park
- polite leash walking
- controlled interactions with kids and guests
- games to burn energy and encourage good manners