“Teach my dog to do that” by Jo-Rosie Haffendan and Nando Brown

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Written by: Laura

Laura is founder of Easy Peasy Obedience, and works in positive methods based on teamwork and games, and with focus on minimising frustration in the training - for both dog and human.

Published: December 6, 2021

Put away your phone and interact!

Nando Brown

School of Canine Science

Why did I get this book?

Because I love, love, love trick training. I also know that Nando and Jo-Rosie are very competent trainers, snd I’d really like some of their video material in writing because I prefer books.

What does this book do?

It teaches tricks. Period. Tricks are what this book does and it’s really nice to read a book where you cat what’s on the cover. The book is sectioned into 5 parts:

  • A little introduction to dogs and their history and needs
  • Foundations
  • Tricks that are simpler than they seem
  • Medium-level tricks
  • Hard tricks

What all five parts have in common is that they’re easy to read and littered with pictures to make understanding easier. The training parts are broken into individual tricks and each trick is broken down into small parts so you don’t risk moving too fast for your dog.

So what if you don’t care about tricks? Well, you can still use this book, because a lot of tricks build foundations for obedience training. They’re also fun, so isn’t that neat? Tricks are also a great activity for that rainy day when you really don’t want to spend hours outside. (Don’t feel bad – we all have those days😉).

What this book does not do:

Strict obedience. But then… it kinda sorts does a little anyway. Remember what I just noted above? Anyway, if you’re looking for ways to teach your dog to pass the full obedience test, you may not want to start with this book. However, don’t rule it out, because all roads really do lead to Rome. Even where dog training is concerned. In fact, the only downside to this book is that it’s so fun to work with that your terrier will judge you for asking to pose for a picture instead of training tricks with you.

Where do I get this book?

Amazon has it readily available for around $14 plus shipping.


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