Family Dog: A Simple And Time-proven Method, Revised Edition by Richard A. WoltersFamily Dog: A Simple And Time-proven Method, Revised Edition by Richard A. Wolters

Family Dog: A Simple And Time-proven Method, Revised Edition

byRichard A. Wolters

Hardcover | March 26, 1999

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The bestselling dog training manual that will give you the perfect family pet—from the author of Water Dog.

This time-proven guide by legendary trainer Richard A. Wolters offers a step-by-step method for completely training your dog, regardless of breed or age—in just sixteen weeks. Whether you’re six or sixty, you can learn to train your dog quickly and effectively—taking only minutes a day. 

In Family Dog, you’ll discover:

• How to choose the right dog for your family and lifestyle
• The fundamentals of training—from housebreaking to basic commands to teaching tricks
• The key to your dog's healthy mental development
• The benefits of play and relaxation
• How to guide your dog through his first critical growth periods
• Talking with your dog—it's not what you say but how you say it
• Children and dogs—learning to take responsibility
• Tips on grooming
• The best dog diet in the world
• First-aid and medical advice
• And much more...

Fully illustrated with more than 200 photographs that take you systematically through every phase of training, Family Dog will take the frustration out of dog training to give you the pet you’ve always wanted.
RICHARD A. WOLTERS was a leader in applying the scientific discoveries of animal behaviorists to dog training. His books on training—Game Dog, Water Dog, Gun Dog, Family Dog, and Home Dog—are recognized as classics in their fields. His historical book, The Labrador Retriever: The History...The People, was chosen as Best Dog Book of the...
Title:Family Dog: A Simple And Time-proven Method, Revised EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.31 × 6.62 × 0.66 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0525944729

ISBN - 13:9780525944720


From Our Editors

Richard A Wolter’s Family Dog is one of the most popular and successful guides to training your dog available today. Using time-honoured methods for obedience training, Wolters enables you to train any dog in a surprisingly short amount of time. He first teaches you how to choose the right type of dog for your family and lifestyle, and then goes on to explain with clarity how to make the most of your relationship with the family pet.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Richard A. Wolters“The most popular method ever. Because it works and it's easy!”—Field & Stream on Family Dog“Gun Dog is one of the most valuable, probably THE most valuable, training tools the average amateur could have.”—Sports Afield“Water Dog is a classic—definitely the place to start with your new retriever.”—David G. Meisner, Editor and Publisher, Gun Dog magazine“Anyone who wants to try turning his dog into a well-mannered retriever will do well with Water Dog.”—The New York Times“Wolters has produced a solid book that will be of great help to anyone training his retriever to work. He is an acknowledged master in the field and an excellent instructor.”—Dog Fancy on Game Dog