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

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This book is especially useful for people with largish young, active dogs who want to channel and direct their energy. Yes, you can impress people with the 'tricks', but there's a lot of training involved too. The book allows you to move from easy to difficult tricks, and it's well illustrated, so it´s easy to follow. There are also activities that you can do together as a family. It can be a fun book for sensible children who have a good relationship with the family dog. On the plus side, this book makes training enjoyable, and the tricks can reassure nervous visitors that your dog is under control and adorable, despite being large and bouncy. Some of the suggestions do involve physical guidance, however, and if your dog is worried about being touched, it's worth working on building up trust through gentle massage and other pleasurable hands-on experiences, before trying on 'hands-on' guidance methods.