101 Dog Tricks : Step-by-step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog, Paperback

101 Dog Tricks : Step-by-step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog Paperback

4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


"101 Dog Tricks" is the largest trick book on the market and the only book with a full-colour photo of every trick presented, and colour photos of each step in the process.

This is not a study guide or a training philosophy book; the step-by-step approach, tips, trouble-shooting boxes and difficulty ratings allow readers to start trick training in five minutes.

Some training books require special tools (such as clicker training) or an understanding of dog psychology, but "101 Dog Tricks" simply spells out the actions to take.

Trick training is a must for all dog owners who consider their dogs part of the family.

A dog that learns tricks is better trained and better behaved overall because basic commands are understood and the human/pet communication is in place.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, full colour illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Dogs as pets
  • ISBN: 9781592533251



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101 Dog Tricks: Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge and Bond with Your Dog, by Kyra Sundance, is an excellent dog training book. Sundance describes each trick fully, and the photographs that show the steps are extremely informative. Each trick is labeled as Easy, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert, and Sundance shows how you can combine various easier tricks to teach the more advanced tricks. The book starts with a very brief introduction that describes the best way to train your dog to do tricks - do short sessions, keep them upbeat and fun, and use treats and/or a clicker to keep your dog's motivation high. Sundance also describes how to transition away from using treats, and gives some pointers about how to work training into your schedule. In the back of the book are a few helpful lists: tricks by skill level and tricks by sport. Plus Sundance lists 50 additional tricks with ideas of how you could teach them - not only is she showing the reader how to teach their dog tricks, she's also showing how to build on the step-by-step instructions she's given so that the reader can use the skills to teach any trick.This book came highly recommended to me from members of a dog training Internet board I read. I've only just started using the book to train our dog, Brix, but so far Sundance's method has made it extremely easy for me to break down the trick and focus on gaining success with each step. I think this is going to be a great book, and teaching tricks will help keep our sometimes too-smart dog's mind engaged and continually working on new things.
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Easy directions and engaging photos show you how to work with your dog to master a variety of tricks. Sundance explains how to start with the basics and then flow several steps together to accomplish the more complicated tricks (like fetch a soda from the fridge).

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This is an excellent book for training your dog. But it's not for your average pet owner. These are show tricks, fancy tricks and things you would only do it you are trying to get your dog on TV. For the basic sit/stay/heel stuff, you should skip this book and just google it.