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Book title : Bernese Mountain Dog Tutorial

Written by a dog parent, for dog parents.

A book about the Bernese Mountain Dog and how to raise your puppy using positive dog training methods.

Subjects treated in this book

  1. Chapter 1
    • Explanations about a few important Bernese Mountain Dog breed standards
    • When to buy a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy
    • How to choose a good Bernese Mountain Dog breeder
  2. Chapter 2
    • What to buy for the puppy before he/she gets home
    • How to teach you puppy "Sit" using a clicker and treats
    • A non-exhaustive list of what not to feed your dog
    • How to use treats in training
  3. Chapter 3
    • How to puppy proof your house (non-exhaustive but quite a good list)
    • How to teach your puppy where he's allowed to dig
    • How to introduce the puppy to existing pets
    • How to teach your puppy where to pee/poop and what to do when he potties in the wrong place
    • How to have a good night's sleep even after the puppy arrives
  4. Chapter 4
    • Why train/educate your puppy
    • What are the training objectives proposed in the book
  5. Chapter 5
    • How to motivate a dog to do what you need him to do
    • How to teach your dog what to expect from you and from the world
    • About emotional offers
    • How to teach your puppy to make smart decisions by himself (for example how not to chew on your slipper but to chew on his toy instead
    • About talking to your dog so he learns more words
    • About using praise and treats to encourage behaviours you like and to teach new behaviours
    • How Bernese Mountain Dogs don't quite like to fetch
  6. Chapter 6
    • How to socialize your puppy
    • How to teach your dog how to wear a harness
    • How to teach your dog how to wear a muzzle
    • How to maintain your dog's socialization
    • How to choose a doggy school
  7. Chapter 7
    • How to teach your puppy to stop biting and mouthing
  8. Chapter 8
    • About physical exercise and what's the best kind of exercise for Bernese Mountain Dogs
    • How to teach your puppy "Sit", "Down", "Stand"
  9. Chapter 9
    • Recall, or how to teach your puppy "Come"
  10. Chapter 10
    • How to teach your puppy not to jump
    • How to teach your puppy to be ok when home alone
    • How to teach your puppy to greet guests nicely ("go to your mat")
  11. Chapter 11
    • How to teach your puppy to walk nicely on leash
    • How to teach your puppy to say "Hi" to other dogs on a walk
    • Leash games to teach your puppy to follow you on leash
    • Games on walks
  12. Resources
    • FAQ
    • Other books I recommend because I read them and I found them useful
    • References