10-Minute Dog Training Games: Quick & Creative Activities for the Busy Dog Owner

10-Minute Dog Training Games: Quick & Creative Activities for the Busy Dog Owner

by Kyra Sundance


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In 10-Minute Dog Training Games, renowned trainer and internationally best-selling author of 101 Dog Tricks, Kyra Sundance, gives you step-by-step, photo-illustrated instructions to do 86 simple learning games with your dog using a variety of props. They will be the highlight of the day for both you and your dog!

Short, fun sessions are ideal for a dog, especially when they end with success! Each 10-minute game will boost your dog's intelligence as his or her brain is challenged with new behaviors. Kyra Sundance teaches how to use positive, reward-based techniques that foster an anxiety-free environment where your dog is an eager and willing participant. Simple instructions and photos take the guesswork out of training, while tips and equipment suggestions answer your questions.

Using both specialized props and things around the house, help your dog build:
  • Confidence (Weenie Bobbing, Tunnel, Hoop Jump, Platform Jump, and more)
  • Mental Focus (Memory Game, Treasure Hunt, Massage, Dog Yoga, and more)
  • Coordination (Ladder Work, Seesaw, Wobble Board, Jumping Figure-8s, and more)
  • Strength (Tug, Assisted Upright Walking, Sit High, and more)
  • Direction-Following Skills (Roll out the Carpet, Soap Bubble Chasing, Paintbrush Painting, and more)
Enjoy special time with your dog every day with this dynamic, engaging curriculum!

Also by Kyra Sundance, learn to do even more with your dog with: 101 Dog Tricks; The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook; 51 Puppy Tricks; 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition; Dog Training 101; The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks; Kyra’s Canine Conditioning; and The Joy of Dog Training.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592537303
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Series: Dog Tricks and Training Series , #4
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 740,220
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kyra Sundance is a world-renowned dog trainer, lecturer, and internationally best-selling author of 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge and Bond with Your Dog. With over a million copies in print, Kyra’s award-winning books, kits, and DVDs have inspired dog owners worldwide to develop fun and rewarding relationships with their dogs. Her other books include Dog Training 101, The Joy of Dog Training, The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook, Kyra's Canine Conditioning, 51 Puppy Tricks, 10-Minute Dog Training Games, The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks, and 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition.

Honed through decades of professional experience, Kyra’s easy step-by-step training methods are the most effective and humane way to train. Her positive methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing, rather than fearful of making a mistake.

As professional performers, Kyra and her Weimaraners starred in shows for the king of Morocco, Disney’s Hollywood stage shows, circuses, NBA halftime shows, on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Animal Planet, in movies, and in their own television series. Kyra is a professional set trainer for movie dogs, and is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports. She presents workshops around the world on dog tricks and canine conditioning.

Kyra is CEO of "Do More With Your Dog!" trick dog titling organization; the “National Trick Dog championships”; and Chair of the “Trick Dog Expo."

Kyra lives in Lancaster, California.

Table of Contents

Author’s Note



Weenie Bobbing

Hunt in Box of Packing Material

Laundry Basket


Crawl Tunnel


Bang Game

Slam the Door

Hoop Jump

Platform Jump

Blind Jump

Mental Focus

Memory & Logic

Memory Game

Back-Track Memory Game

Treat under a Blanket

Logic Test

Fishing with a Rope

Focus & Self-Control

Focus on Trainer

Balance & Catch

Nose Games

Muffin Tin

Tied-Up Towel

Treasure Hunt

Which Hand Holds the Treat?

Nose Work Box Search

Shell Game

Scent Discrimination

Hide & Seek







Hind-End Awareness


Ladder Work

Weave Poles 2 X 2

Paws-Up Balance Disc

Perch Work

Two On, Two Off


Ladder Climb



Balance Beam

Double Beam / Tightrope


Stacking Pods


Wobble Board

Body Board

Peanut Roll


Balance Ball


Bar Jump

Stride Regulators

Jumping Grid

Cik & Cap Jump Wraps

Jumping Figure-8s

Chasing & Catching

Laser Light

Radio-Controlled Car

Lunge Whip

Disc Rollers

Disc Catch




Assisted Upright Walking

Sit High

Following Directions


Follow Pointed Finger

Target Mat

Doggie Doorbell


Directional Casting

Hand Signals

Barrel Racing



Flyball Fetch

Nose Touch

Touch My Hand

Target Stick

Ring a Bell to Go Out



Soap Bubbles

Roll out the Carpet

Paintbrush Painting


Tennis Ball in Sandbox

Wipe Your Paws

Scratchy Board

Scratch Art

Test Right- or Left-Pawed

Pawprint Painting



In Memoriam

Also by Kyra Sundance

About the Author

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