Clever Dog


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Some people might describe this book as a guide to teaching dogs tricks, but it is far more than this, it can also help you to teach your dog useful jobs, and give him or her some intellectual stimulation. Giving dogs something interesting to do makes them happier, calmer, and helps to improve communication between dogs and owners. They have to pay attention to you in order to get what they want. It's far better to stretch dogs' minds than play mindless ball games in the hope that this will tire them out!

My only complaint is that this book is too short, I want more. For serious skills training, working dog books provide more depth, especially those dealing with tracking and retrieving. However, this book is relatively inexpensive, and is highly recommended as a starter book to help owners learn to teach complex skills to their dogs.