Pull off your kids' socks. Open and close the refrigerator door. Bet you never imagined your dog could accomplish such feats! In this fun, easy-to-use trick-training guide, longtime trainer and cofounder of Canine University, Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz, shows you how to teach your dog all sorts of great tricks that will strengthen your bond and bring you both endless enjoyment.
From simple beginner moves for young pups to complex tricks for super-smart pooches, there's something in here for everyone, including tricks that teach your dog how to:
Shake, wave, and give high fives
Play scared and be brave
Fetch his dinner bowl
Retrieve your keys, mail, and phone
Ring a bell to go outside
Put away his toys
Whether your dog's a natural-born ham or a shy guy, these tricks will bring out his best - and help you be the best trainer you can be.
Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz, CPDT is the cofounder of Canine University, a dog training facility located in Malden, MA. Canine University and its programs have been featured on the local NBC, CBS, and WB affiliates, as well as in print media. Bielakiewicz is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the Golden Retriever Club of America. She holds a Certified Pet Dog Trainer certificate and a Karen Pryor Clicker Trainer Partner certificate, and she has more than two decades of experience teaching people and dogs.