Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Great Training Guides for Both Dogs and Cats With Beautiful Photos
Roll Over, Sit, Stay, and A Wealth of Other Ideas for Training Fun With Your Dog
Fetch! A How to Speak Dog Training Guide from National Geographic Kids Books is a wonderful gift for kids who may have a new puppy or an older dog that they will want to have some fun with and to teach some new tricks. Aubre Andrus and Gary Weitman, D.V. M., and President of the San Diego Humane Society collaborated with National Geographic to publish this beautifully illustrated book with a wealth of training ideas, fun tricks, and tips for successful pet ownership. They write in the introduction that it is of course the ideal to begin training as a puppy, but older dogs can be successfully trained with patience and consistency. The book is divided into chapters that contain basic training ideas and advanced training tips and activities. Each training activity page offers special training tips from Dr.Gary. Chapter 4 contains some extra special expert tricks that might be considered after your dog has mastered the basic training and advanced training activities. Kids can check off the list of questions in the Doggie Report Card after going through some of the basic training activities. A few of the expert training activities include opening a door, learning the "Place" command, and even tips for surfing with your dog. Chapter 5 offers a wealth of tips for solving problems that are inevitable with puppies and dogs. Barking, jumping on people, and the inevitable bathroom problems are all covered. The idea that there is no such thing as a bad dog is emphasized and dogs are not to be punished.
Superdogs are featured throughout the book. A guide to dog toys is also included. A wealth of enrichment activities such as obstacle courses and jumping hurdles are taught. Suggestions for healthy treats and creating a treat bag are a great "extra" for learning to care for your dog. Kids will enjoy taking the Quiz at the end of the book to find out how much they learned.
Fetch! A How to Speak Dog Training Guide has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-3848-9. Enjoy your fur family member and have some fun by having a well-behaved dog.
Beautifully Illustrated Photos
Who Knew That You Could Train Your Cat?
Pounce! A How to Speak Cat Training Guide from National Geographic Kids is a fun and educational training guide for families with cats. This guide follows the same format as the training guide for dogs with special tips just for kittens and cats. Tracey West and Gary Weitzman, D. V. M. and President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society also collaborated with National Geographic Kids Books to publish this fun guide for training kittens and older cats. Basic training tips for using a litter box and using a scratching post are beginning training ideas. There are chapters for intermediate training and advanced training tips. Problem-solving tips for cats that are mean to a family dog and walking on the computer keyboard are included. Kids and their cats might enjoy the hunting games that are taught. Treats for your cat are discussed and a page of favorite breeds is included. Take the quiz at the end to test your knowledge of how much you learned from this comprehensive guide for training your cat. The age-old debate of "Who is Smarter" for cats or dogs is of interest. The quiz of "What Kind of Cat Are You" is a fun quiz to determine your "cat personality" and might give you a clue as to what breed of cat would be suitable for your home.
Pounce! A How to Speak Cat Training Guide has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-3846-5.
Beautifully Illustrated Training Guide for Your Cat
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Cindy Hewitt (author) from Sarasota on September 12, 2020:
Yes, the one for the cats is awesome. Pet parents probably will want this set of training books more than kids will. Enjoy your purchase when you get the book.
Kathleen from California on September 12, 2020:
Sounds like a book I could use as we adopted a 3 year old cat one year ago and he's in need of training. I know the book is geared towards kids, but we're in need of direction to keep this kitty obedient and well-behaved. Counters are a challenge for Beau as he wants to be high up to see everything. He has a cat condo and that does help out.