Synopses & Reviews
"I'm a dog fanatic, read everything I can find on dog behavior, and this book is terrific! It was a great reminder of all those other times I can be naturally shaping my two dogs' behavior without their even knowing they're behaving perfectly. The illustrations are fun and funny. And the methods are clearly spelled out — how to do them, why they work, how they make the doggie-human bond a more loving one." — Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, The Hundred Secret Senses and The Kitchen God's Wife
"Andrea Arden is to be congratulated on this wonderful book on dog training (and I'm sure that dogs everywhere would agree). Her approach is humane, user-friendly, dog-friendly and guaranteed to produce the desired results. A must-read for owners." — Dr. Nicholas Dodman, author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much and Dogs Behaving Badly
"Dog-Friendly Dog Training will make you your dog's best friend. Use Andrea's training methods and you'll soon find your dog wanting to work for you. It provides easily understood information on dog training with a strong emphasis on the positive. She makes training so simple that a child can easily train the family pet. If dogs carried cash, I guarantee you they'd be buying copies for the humans they live with." —Wayne Hunthausen, DVM, director of Animal Behavior Consultations. Co-author of The Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat.
Offers methods to gently teach a do to respond to commands and to disuade a dog from unwanted behaviour.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-190).
About the Author
ANDREA ARDEN is best known as the trainer and field host for The Pet Department, Fox's Emmy Award-winning show. She is the author of four books, including Train Your Dog the Lazy Way, and On the Road with Your Pet. Andrea writes a monthly column for Dog Fancy magazine, is Director of the Manhattan Dog Training & Behavior Center, and is a charter member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Andrea lives in New York City with her dogs, Oliver and Meggie. TRACY DOCKRAY has illustrated many books, including Am I Big? Am I Little? by Mark Park Bridges. She also provided all the Play-Doh sculptures for My Play-Doh Book of Animals. Tracy has a dog, of course, a teeny tiny one who lives in her purse, rides on her motorcycle and thinks New York City is his own backyard.
Table of Contents
1. What Is Dog-Friendly Dog Training?
2. Tools to Help You Teach.
4. Improve Your Dog's Social Life.
5. Basic Manners.
6. Behavior Problems.
7. Resource Guide.