Synopses & Reviews
Spare the punishment and raise a happy, well-behaved dog
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Dog Training, Second Edition, replaces the standard punishment-based training methods that have potential consequences for puppies and limited effectiveness with older dogs. This guide demonstrates positive training methods, based on a system of rewards and encouragement, to teach basic commands and housetraining, and correct a host of problem behaviors. Readers will also learn loose-leash walking games and how to train for the American Kennel Club's increasingly popular Canine Good Citizen test.
Dog owners number more than 40 million in the United States, and more and more of them are giving up on punitive training methods
One of the few dog training books that exclusively adheres to positive training methods
This book will be the first to offer readers practical advice on using positive training techniques in every aspect of dog behavior-from basic commands to housetraining and correcting problem behaviors.
There are currently more than 43 million dog owners in the U.S., and more and more of them are giving up on punitive methods of training their dogs.
About the Author
Author Pamela Dennison, owner of Positive Motivation Dog Training, has been training dogs since 1992. After switching methods from traditional punishment-based training methods to positive training, Pam started her own school in 1997 and has helped more than 500 owners to build better relationships with their dogs.