How To Teach Your Dog To Talk
125 Easy-To-Learn Tricks Guaranteed To Entertain Both You And Your Pet
Captain Haggerty -- hailed by The New York Times as "the world's most experienced dog trainer" -- proves that every dog can indeed have its day.
Not your everyday obedience or dog training guide -- designed for dogs who are ready for new challenges -- this presents instructions for 125 tricks, ranging from simple "bits" to spectacular acts worthy of a show business agent.
Safety tricks * Cute tricks * Retrieving tricks * Healthy tricks * Balancing tricks * Jumping tricks * Tricks emphasizing a dog's sense of smell * Magic tricks * Tricks for the Show Biz dog * Tricks for the multidog family * Useful tricks * Tricks with props
There's even a selection of tricks ideal for kids to teach the family pooch as well as notes on the breeds that excel at specific activities.
Read an Excerpt
Do you want a dog with whom you can have a light conversation over coffee? Or perhaps, during a quiet evening meal, you'd enjoy an in-depth debate on American foreign policy? Though you can certainly commune with your best friend now, you still lack the exciting give-and-take of a profound discussion of some arcane topic. Without the proper training, it's just not going to happen! Hey, even with the proper training you're not going to get that in-depth conversation. When you converse with your dog in a relaxed fashion, even if you're dead wrong, he'll still look at you with adoring eyes. This... see more