Training Your Labrador Retriever (Training Your Dog Series)

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Training Your Labrador Retriever (Training Your Dog Series)

Books in Barron’s Training Your Dog series offer breed-specific advice on virtually every aspect of canine training, including housebreaking, obedience to basic verbal commands and hand signals, retrieving, and walking on a leash. Also covered are humane methods of breaking a dog’s bad habits. The typical Labrador Retriever is good-natured by temperament and willing to please his master–qualities that make him relatively easy to train. In this book, the author takes Lab owners step-by-step th

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  1. Mary K. Woodward says:
    53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful training book!, October 14, 2005
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    Mary K. Woodward (Wilmington, DE USA) –
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    I saw this book at a client’s house while there to give their Lab a private lesson. As a clicker trainer, I am usually wary of training books because so many of them give outdated advice. What a wonderful surprise this book turned out to be! It is filled with dead-on, fabulous advice & is written in a clear, easy to read style. It is enhanced by plenty of photos and illustrations, as well. I was particularly impressed by the inclusion of items such as Calming Signals! I highly recommend this book for owners of any breed dog who want to learn to train & communicate with their dog in the most effective and humane way. I plan to buy this book to offer for sale in my dog obedience school.

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  2. Barron Laycock "Labradorman" says:
    41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Book On Training Man’s Best Buddy!, January 20, 2005
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    Barron Laycock “Labradorman” (Temple, New Hampshire United States) –
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    I really liked this book, which is no mean feat, given the fact that I am a person who’s had the distinct pleasure of sharing his house and his life with as many as six Labrador retrievers at a time over the last 20 years (I now have four), I am acutely aware of the wonder and awe associated with getting such a wonderful companion can be. Yet, sadly, I am also aware of the profound ignorance many would-be labrador-people are regarding how to select, introduce, and socialize this new member of the family.

    In that sense, this book , along with a number of others (e.g. Richard Wolper’s “Family Dog”) can provide the wary would-be initate with all of the essentials on how to successfully transform that cute little puppy into a happy, obdeient, and well-integrated member of the household. This book does offer one the expert advice one needs regarding the care and nurture of what has now become the single most popular breed in the United States, with information ranging from an impromptu history of Labrador Retrievers to such topics such as adoption options.

    The book also delivers to the prospective owner a wealth of facts and details regarding Labrador Retrievers. The book provides essential and vital information regarding nutrition, socialization, and exercise, and offers some sage advice about how to find and select a reputable breeder. In addition, it also touches on aspects of ownerships such as common illnesses and chronic problems associated with the breed. This is a book I can heartily recommend! Enjoy!

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  3. "kjtallant" says:
    34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for Companion Pet Training, January 21, 2004
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    “kjtallant” (Cumming, GA) –

    This is an excellent place to start training your Lab. The author will take you through everything from house-breaking to basic commands (sit, stay, down, come) and even some tricks. The author takes advantage of the incredibly high food drive of Labs, and uses that to teach them things without negative reinforcement. This book will help you do a good job of what it is designed to accomplish — train a pet.

    However, you need to know what you’re buying. If you want a lot of information on the history of the breed, I recommend trying another book such as Labrador Retreiver: The Dog That Does It All. On the other hand, if you will be field training your pooch, then I recommend a couple of “oldies but goodies,” such as Gun Dog or Water Dog, by Richard Wolters.

    Either way — get the books before you get the dog — and read them.

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