Good Dog Stay

“The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen about her beloved black Labrador retriever, Beau.

Author: Anna Quindlen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588366665

Category: Pets

Page: 96

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“The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen about her beloved black Labrador retriever, Beau. With her trademark wisdom and humor, Quindlen reflects on how her life has unfolded in tandem with Beau’s, and on the lessons she’s learned by watching him: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure herself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present, to raise her nose in the air from time to time and, at least metaphorically, holler, “I smell bacon!” Of the dog that once possessed a catcher’s mitt of a mouth, Quindlen reminisces, “there came a time when a scrap thrown in his direction usually bounced unseen off his head. Yet put a pork roast in the oven, and the guy still breathed as audibly as an obscene caller. The eyes and ears may have gone, but the nose was eternal. And the tail. The tail still wagged, albeit at half-staff. When it stops, I thought more than once, then we’ll know.” Heartening and bittersweet, Good Dog. Stay. honors the life of a cherished and loyal friend and offers us a valuable lesson on our four-legged family members: Sometimes an old dog can teach us new tricks.
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The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog

Build a really good foundation. It's training time, not testing time. Step Four: Adding Stay and Release cues. Gus has already found out he can stay in the Down position for three to five seconds. Now, we'll teach a bit more duration ...

Author: Terry Ryan

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 9781617810220

Category: Dogs


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Terry Ryan is one of the most well-known figures in the world of positive dog training. She has been a mentor to a generation of trainers world-wide. In The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog, Terry presents a complete guide to help families raise a happy and well-mannered dog using techniques and games that are both fun and effective. Though this is a new book with a new focus, some will recognize parts from several of Terry's previous books, the original Toolbox For Remodeling Your Problem Dog, Coaching People To Train Their Dogs and The Bark Stops Here. The focus of this book is the family dog and all that phrase implies including the interactions between kids and dogs, household management strategies, common behavioral problems and training games the whole family (and dog!) can enjoy. Terry's fans will remember her 1998 book The Toolbox for Remodeling Your Problem Dog. This was one the first books to translate the science of dog behavior and training into practical and easily understood skills for both pet owner and trainer. The focus was on how to solve behavior problems. Now, as Terry puts it, her emphasis is on circumventing problems by rewarding good behavior and teaching alternative behaviors to replace those that are less desirable.
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The Good Dog Book

Repeat the exercise , but this time move back a few feet , stop , return to the dog and reward the dog in the sit position . 5. Repeat the exercise five times . Continue practicing until the dog will stay for a full minute and you are ...

Author: Joan Embery


ISBN: 0380766728

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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Owners guide to happy healthy dogs.
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Good Dog Aggie

Stay,” I say. Aggie stays. She stays and stays watching the ball. “Get the ball, Aggie!” She runs and runs. Aggie brings me the ball and sits like a good dog. She sits and stays and runs after the red ball. “You are a good dog!

Author: Lori Ries

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 9781607341284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 51

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In this sequel to AGGIE AND BEN, the best friends are back for more boy-and-his-dog fun. Young readers will laugh out loud at Aggie?s irrepressible antics and Ben?s determined attempts to train her. Three short chapters, just right for beginning readers, follow Aggie and Ben on their adventures in doggie training, obedience, and friendship.
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Sit Stay Heal

“You know, he's beginning to be a real goodwell, sort of a good dog.” “Yeah?” Before all of this daddog stuff, I had thought of Seamus as a kind of humandog hybrid. I let him on the furniture. We watched TV together. I gave him kisses.

Author: Mel Miskimen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781492632283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Rowdy, reckless Seamus is the last dog you'd find in a training field. Instead of obediently retrieving, he stubbornly follows his heart, wherever it may lead. Mel Miskimen's heart is heavy. Her mom, the family rock, the provider of apple pies and stubborn fan of Brett Favre, just died. Even more, her curmudgeon of a father isn't really coping. How can Mel reconnect with an old man more interested in field dog training than discussing his feelings? Enter Seamus. The hapless black lab throws their grief into joyful disarray. Mel encourages her dad to mold Seamus into a champion retriever.. But as the seasons change, and memories follow, Mel realizes she must face her own fears, and that the road to Seamus's field trials might just heal them all. At turns hilarious and heart breaking, Sit Stay Heal will touch the souls of dog lovers everything, and speak to anyone seeking a way to connect with those they've lost.
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Some Things That Stay

Good. You give her our regards, will you?” Kip rushes out from under the hydrangea bush, his feet slipping on the ... over his large belly to give Kip a bunch of rough buffs on his head, then a few solid pats to the old dog's rear.

Author: Sarah Willis

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466821699

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A stunning first novel about a young girl's coming-of-age in the 1950s. Tamara Anderson's father is a landscape artist who quickly tires of the scenery, so every year her family seeks out new locations for his inspiration. When the Andersons move to a farmhouse in Sherman, New York, in the spring of 1954, fifteen-year-old Tamara and her mother want to settle down and make it home. Sherman begins to work a strange magic on Tamara and her siblings: there's the proselytizing family in the tar-paper house across the street; the dairy cow that becomes a beloved pet; the dead boy who used to live in Tamara's bedroom; her friend Brenda, who teaches her to swear; and Brenda's big brother, Rusty, an irresistible freckle-faced redhead. While Tamara experiences her first real year of happiness, her mother is diagnosed with tuberculosis, forcing her into a sanatorium. Tamara struggles with her desire to stay in Sherman, her fear of losing her mother, and her anger at being left in charge of two younger siblings while her father escapes into the world of his art. Deeply moving, with a profound understanding of family dynamics and adolescent anguish, Some Things That Stay introduces an unforgettable narrative voice and marks the arrival of a distinctive, new American talent.
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The Complete Visual Guide to Good Dog Training

Babette Haggerty brings her sought-out dog training classes into owners' houses through step-by-step photographs of every important lesson readers need to train their dog, plus a few fun tricks.

Author: Babette Haggerty


ISBN: 9781937994051

Category: Pets

Page: 162

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Babette Haggerty brings her sought-out dog training classes into owners' houses through step-by-step photographs of every important lesson readers need to train their dog, plus a few fun tricks.
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Erect , my ears ! Shine , my nose ! “ Great ! " the photographer called . “ Good dog ! Stay ! " So I stayed . It was a new beginning for me . an ack BAI 라 has SULES Senu 왕 7 WHEN THEY FINALLY FINISHED taking photographs , everyone.

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395870488

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 127

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Separated early in life from his mother and siblings, Keeper tells of his adventures with various human masters and his continual search for his little sister.
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Good Dog Happy Baby

In Good Dog, Happy Baby, Wombacher lays out a twelve-step process that will give families the skills they need to navigate this new era of their lives.

Author: Michael Wombacher

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608683499

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 170

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For years dog trainer Michael Wombacher has worked with expecting dog owners to prevent problems between dogs and children. He has also unfortunately witnessed too many families forced to surrender their beloved family companions because they failed to prepare the dog for the arrival of a new family member. In Good Dog, Happy Baby, Wombacher lays out a twelve-step process that will give families the skills they need to navigate this new era of their lives. These skills include how to evaluate dogs, resolve common behavior problems, and fully prepare dogs for a new baby. This easy-to-use guide, filled with photos and simple instructions, makes a great gift for any expecting family with a dog, whether the dog is perfectly trained or in serious need of behavioral help.
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The Art of Training Your Dog How to Gently Teach Good Behavior Using an E Collar

That violation of good manners caused Marc to take Diablo just outside the kitchen and put him in a down-stay right at the threshold. The dog would comply with his down- stay, but sorrowfully. After a while, something interesting ...

Author: Monks of New Skete

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781682685037

Category: Pets

Page: 438

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Fully train your dog in just six weeks with this revolutionary new method. The Monks of New Skete, long-time breeders of German shepherds and renowned trainers of all breeds and mixes, have codeveloped a successful new training technique. They and Marc Goldberg, who pioneered the approach, offer you and your canine companion a way forward using a game-changing tool: the invisible leash or electronic collar. Now in paperback, The Art of Training Your Dog presents their compassionate, efficient system along with helpful advice on choosing the best collar. At the right moment, using a light touch—that many humans can’t even feel—strategically refocuses your dog’s attention. This method helps you create effortless teaching moments that tie into your dog’s pack instincts and help strengthen your bond with your dog. In as little as six weeks, your pup can master good leash manners; obey basic commands, such as sit, down, and stay; stop problematic behaviors; and play safely off leash with consistent recall.
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