A revolutionary way to raise and train your dog, with “a wealth of practical tips, tricks, and fun games that will enrich the lives of many dogs and their human companions” (Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian and animal behaviorist).
Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor dog training to your pet’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pup.
For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive dog and puppy training guide that includes:
• Choosing the right pup for you
• Housetraining and basic training
• Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues
• Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food
• Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog
• Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action
Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun!
I have a four and a half month old rescue pup who has gotten some of the basics in this book down and is LOVING the positive reinforcement and inside out approach. She’s come in gone through curious chewing phases and still acts out here and there but is much happier when we guide her what to chew and use gentle corrections and treat lures. I recommend this book to any new or existing pet owner. Gonna go back and read again :)55
This book didn’t say anything anyone who’s had dogs already knows. Every problem i was hoping to find help with either wasn’t in the book or skimmed over (like digging). the accompanying videos are half Zak promoting the book you e already bought. If you know the basics of positive reinforcement, this book will not help15
The best thing you could ever do for yourself and your new pup is read this book. It’s an easy no nonsense everything you need to know about your new pup. Once you start reading it you won’t want to put it down. It gives you so much confidence, takes a big load off your shoulders. You won’t do anything but succeed it’s amazing I am so thankful for this book. And access to all the videos that go along with the training, it’s a must have! Thanks45
It helped so much55
I have a male cockapoo puppy who is 4 months old. I don’t have any experience with training dogs since he is my first dog. I have been training him with the techniques in this book since I got him a month ago, and they work! It has taken plenty of effort on my part, but simply following the instructions - with plenty of repetition - has worked great with my pup.55
My wife and I have been considering a dog for quite some time now. Through reading this book we realized that we are very capable and excited to bond with and train a dog of our very own. Although we have not yet found our perfect pup I have had the opportunity to to implement many of Zak’s methods taught in this book with a twelve year old beagle. The beagle belongs to my in-laws and has never been trained at all. Although he is an old dog with many bad habits we have created a new bond with him that has given him an entirely new quality of life. He has learned ten new tricks and counting, as well as how to properly play fetch, and walk nicely on leash. We are so excited to get our own dog in the near future and have an amazing bond with a well trained dog all due to the knowledge we gained from reading this fantastic book.55
This book is great for people with a new dog I just got a puppy and this book told me everything I need to know.55
Very Resourceful! I’ve been watching his training videos daily and looking forward to applying them with our new Yorkie!55
This book was an incredible resource guide from everything to training to basic needs. I would recommend it to any new dog parent.55
Great positive form of dog training! First saw the author's youtube dog training videos about positive reinforcement training and was happy to see he also wrote a book on it. He focuses mainly on the fact that we should train our dogs in a positive and sincere manner before any negative behavior even occurs. He has found the balance between the various forms of training and created a way for us to have dialogue with our furbabies! Other topics other than training include basic care, hygiene, how to pick a trainer, a vet, and much more. Overall a very good book and an easy read. I look forward to implementing his techniques when I bring home my furbaby in another month!55