Introduction. Click To Succeed. How it all started; how clicker training works; treat training vs clicker; how dogs learn; essential advice; things to consider; How To Rear A Superlitter. What newborn pups can learn; getting used to the clicker; learning his name; toilet training; socialization; retrieve; The Basics. Sit, stay, down; leave it; 10-week puppy training plan; At Your Bidding. Jumping up; barking; mouthing; digging; off the couch; let me groom you; in front; to the side; at heel; straightening up; Super Obedience. How to have a competition standard dog; distance control; scent discrimination; drop on recall; redirected send away; retrieve over a hurdle; Click A Trick. Spin; walk backwards; touch and tap; weave; Developing His Learning. How targeting works; inventive ways of using it; how shaping works; fun ideas for shaping; Helping About The Home. 'Go get...'; remote control!; put the rubbish in the bin; answer the phone; go to your bed; get your bowl; bring me your lead; Greeting People. Shake hands; take a bow; hi 5; canine concierge; Problem Solving. Tips for successful obedience routines; when things go wrong; charting your dog's progress;
The author, Mary Ray, is one of the most successful and respected dog trainers in the world. At Crufts 2007, she and her collies performed in front of over 150,000 spectators at the the NEC Arena, and millions watching at home. Over 6 million people in the UK own a dog: teaching them to be obedient and obey commands is a popular and necessary activity, with many mainstream television programmes now tackling the subject.
Mary Ray is the leading dog trainer in the UK. She has been winner of the Crufts Obedience Championships three times, has qualified for, or won, every major British dog agility competition and is the leading authority on freestyle and heelwork to music. Mary regularly appears on television and has instructed and judged throughout the world. She is also the author of Dog Tricks and co-author of Dancing with Dogs, both published by Hamlyn. Andrea McHugh is a freelance pet author. She has written and contributed to several books by Hamlyn including How to have a Happy Dog, Your Child's Dog and Dancing with Dogs. She is also a regular contributor to Your Dog, Britain's leading dog magazine. Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire.