Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution

The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
Narrated by: Zak George
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
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Celebrity dog trainer, YouTube sensation, and Animal Planet star Zak George presents a next-generation guide that uses his infectiously energetic style to teach dog-lovers everything they need to know about raising and training their unique pup.

Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. His fresh approach puts a strong emphasis on the relationship with the individual dog - informed by breed-specific traits - allowing people to treat the root cause of behavior issues rather than the symptoms and teach their dogs faster without the use of punishments or stress. For the first time, George has distilled all the information from his hundreds of videos into one master guide that covers everything from play biting and potty training to leash pulling and unwanted barking and jumping. As a bonus, listeners will be able to visit his YouTube channel to see real-life demonstrations of techniques described in the book, providing a truly modern listening experience.

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best ever

Zak is changing dog ownership, making it easier ro give them good homes. Read this before getting a dog, or if you have one already this will make your life so much easier. It will be worth the time invested!

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From a military handlers view

I’m a professional overseas K9 contractor. I’m the exact type person he tells you to ignore in his book and I don’t blame Zak one bit. I do have reservations about how some of the tools and advice would work in my field. HOWEVER, without any doubt, when I help friends, train my personal dogs and even as much as possible with my working dogs I completely agree with his methods. Please, if you have a dog at home follow his method and your dog will be loving, well behaved and healthy.

I also love that he narrates his own book. I love the videos and his energy. Made listening to this an easy one sitting.

Keep up the amazing work!!!

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Zak is an animal lover

I love his YouTube videos and his book! Good job Zak! A good listen to start understanding your dog.

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Great book for dog lovers!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes and have done so! This book provides owners or soon to be owners great advice on how to keep your dog safe and a step by step training skills without suggesting harsh corrections.

What other book might you compare Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution to and why?

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Which scene was your favorite?

Watch me and Leave it combo, this command is so important!

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution?

Inside out training
Positive reinforcement techniques
All of the training commands
Safety guidelines

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If you could sum up Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution in three words, what would they be?

Informative, Positive, Effective

What did you like best about this story?

My dog is better potty trained and can do tricks.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It kind of made me want to cry when he would be super positive about really loving dogs and treating them with respect.

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Excellent! Highly recommend to any new dog owner!

Zak George is one of the most engaging and effective dog trainers I've seen in the public eye. His complete immersion in positive reinforcement training is so refreshing and highly successful. I discovered his book as a result of finding his YouTube channel. While training dogs via positive reinforcement training is a philosophy I already embraced, his ability to communicate how to utilize this training method is thorough, yet easy to understand. I would highly recommend this book to any person who is bringing home a new puppy or adult dog in to their lives. The audio narration of this book is pleasant, enjoyable and feels "comfortable and fitting." When you pair this book with the wonderful videos on his YouTube channel, you've got a fantastic combination. I think that most people will still benefit from working with group/private training classes at their local dog training facility that incorporates this same philosophy (simply for the benefit of having a skilled trainer guide you through the individual issues your dog may struggle with during training), but the information learned in this book is incredibly valuable and will set you up on a path towards success. I can't speak highly enough of this book and have already recommended it to friends. Thanks Zak for the wonderful resource! What you do is valued and appreciated!

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I love this book!

This book plus the videos are a ln amazing tool that everyone new or old dog owner should have

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Best book on adopting and training dogs!

I've been a fan of Zak's YouTube videos for a while and have used them to guide me as I welcomed and trained my lab/hound/collie mix Lucas with incredible success (keep in mind, he is very energetic and crazy). I've been eagerly awaiting the release of this book on Audible since I'm huge into audiobooks, but hate sitting down and reading physical books, and I was not disappointed.

Zak George provides the best advice for raising and caring for a dog, and listening to this audio book was a breeze as Zak narrates in the same tone and voice as his easy to watch YouTube videos.

Being someone who was raised around family dogs that were trained with choke-collars and Cesar Milan style dominance training (which was never really successful), Zak's approach to dog training is very refreshing. My dog Lucas is very receptive to the positive reinforcement training that Zak promotes, and I love the trusting relationship being built between us in the process.

Definitely worth a listen, and I will certainly recommend it to my friends and family that own dogs.

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Great for first time puppy parents!

Loved how he explained the reason for training techniques. This definitely made me feel more confident before we pick up our new puppy. There was so much information in this book that I’d never heard before. I’m so glad that I read this before we bring our puppy home! Having this knowledge will make the adjustment period go more smoothly and will make for a happy experience for our whole family, especially our puppy.

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great book

very insightful and well organized. I will be listening to this book on repeat for quite some time

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  • lcharles
  • 11-21-19

waste of time

basically a few hours of very padded out common sense stuff which I thought we took for granted. turns out my dog must be a genius because there is nothing this book can give a head start on. he is 9 weeks so I think I'll go with the book being useless.

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  • Bjoern S.
  • 01-04-19

mostly common sense

More than half of the book is complete common sense and was pretty much useless to us. The emphasis is not on specific and practical advice but mostly broad basics that are too general.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-17

Brilliant!!

A really interesting and engaging book. Really opened my eyes about dog training. Highly recommend!!

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  • Fernando Pinho
  • 11-09-19

Most likely, the best dog book you will ever read

I have read more than 25 books about dogs. Zak’s book includes the most recent findings about how dogs think and presents exercises and methodologies that respect these findings. Also, you can feel Zak’s energy and dedication which is a great motivation. Just buy it!

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  • Comberspud
  • 07-11-19

Really Useful

Have only listened to the book once through but I will defin8telynlisten again to go. over specific bits that I need. I love Zaks approach to dog training and so far my 11 week old puppies are responding well.

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  • HARRIET GOODALL
  • 05-23-19

One of the best dog training books

i have been enjoying Zak's video on youtube so i thought I would listen to his book.
i have recently got a puppy so i have found this book highly useful and brilliant.
Great information and simple stuff i can implement straight away.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-22-19

Good complete guide

if you want a one stop guide to training and owning a dog, this is one one

As a UK listener, it's very "American" which you'd expect but once you get past that lots of good advice.

A lot of it is common sense, but I've also learnt that common sense isn't common so well worth a listen!!

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  • ZEEBIE
  • 12-12-18

Fantastic!!!

Great information from Zac. Well read and clear. Trying the 'watch me' with my lovely English Pointer.

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  • Dan Stepnens
  • 12-02-18

Best book on dog training I've read

This is a great, easy to follow book and should be required reading for all dog parents :)

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  • dw
  • 10-31-18

Excellent advice

Wise words, especially for those introducing a puppy to his new home. Zak explains in clear steps how to train your puppy with respect and kindness, in fun ways which will help build a strong and loving bond with your dog. Bringing our new Cavalier puppy home tomorrow and can’t wait to get started!

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  • Sylvia Reihana
  • 09-05-18

Loved it. Thanks.

loved it. great tips to start training our new puppies. Can't wait to start with our buddies

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  • Hans Walter Tiedje
  • 12-10-19

Dog training revolution

Great book and I enjoy to listen to Zak. If dog owners read or listen to the audiobook it makes there life easier with there dogs.
Thanks

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  • Tim
  • 07-15-19

Great Book

this book certainly helps with training and building the bond you have with your dog.

I wish it had an index in the discription So i could go back and listen to areas that I am trying to work on.

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  • Jack
  • 11-21-18

Wonderfully short, simple and explanatory.

Zak has a great compassionate take on dog training and goes through the process of getting and training your dog step by step