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Knack Dog Tricks

A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Your Pet to Sit, Catch, Fetch & Impress

Dogs love to play. Whether you have a difficult dog or a charm-school puppy, capitalizing on her play drive by teaching her tricks will make training fun for your dog-and doing so can hone obedience skills. With Knack Dog Tricks in hand, anyone can teach a dog a new set of tricks. Featuring 450 step-by-step full-color photos, it establishes training basics, and then shows how to enhance training sessions with classic tricks. It also covers advanced obedience games; agility training, jumping, retrieving, and digging tricks; flashy Frisbee tricks-and owner-friendly tricks, such as finding the remote, retrieving the newspaper, and cornering the cat.