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How To Teach Your Dog To Talk

How To Teach Your Dog To Talk

125 Easy-To-Learn Tricks Guaranteed To Entertain Both You And Your Pet

If you think you can't teach an old dog new tricks, think again.
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.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684863238 | 
  • May 2000
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Chapter 1: How To Teach Your Dog To Talk

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

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