101 Dog Tricks

sundance - 101 dog tricksPUBLISHING YEAR: 2007

SUMMARY: Step-by-step manual for tons of dog tricks.

AUDIENCE: Owners, and dog trainers in need of inspiration for their school’s curriculum.

01 Owner


Style and contents:  It does what it says on the tin: 101 dog tricks that are fully illustrated and explained step-by-step, all featuring Kyra Sundance’s gorgeous partner in crime, her dog Chalcy. Lots of great ideas, colour illustrations and very detailed explanations.

Possible improvements:  The instructions over-rely on prompting in my view (e.g. applying pressure on the dog’s romp to teach the sit) so it can be a little on the invasive side, which makes most dogs uncomfortable. Given the well-known non-invasive alternatives, it’s a shame to turn what should be a fun activity for you and your dog into stressful exercises.

The verdict: I would recommend it if it weren’t for the use of prompting. But I love that it’s illustrated, detailed and well-explained, and I love the diverse ideas in the book.

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Author: Sundance Kyra
Genre: owner manual
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