Family Friendly Dog Training will have your dog listening to you in no time! Let Patricia McConnell's years of experience and expertise show you how to make training fun, fast and easy. This user-friendly book is used all over the country by progressive trainers and shelters—it's helped over 80,000 dogs and their owners with positive and effective methods that make training a pleasure.
Here's just some of what you will learn:
Why it's never too late to go "back to basics!"
How to teach basic cues like Sit, Down, Come, Heel, & Stay
How to teach Leave It, Drop It, and No Jumping like a pro
Why positive reinforcement is NOT spoiling your dog with a cookie
How to communicate so that your dog understands you
Would you like your dog to be polite when visitors ring the doorbell and to come when called? You can have that and much more by following the instructions in this clear and concise training guide. Each of the six chapters describes one week of progressive exercises that will teach your dog to listen, respond to basic cues like “Sit, Stay and Come,” and pay attention to you instead of the squirrel next door. Dog lovers and trainers love this book because it’s as friendly to people as it is to dogs!
Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted dog lovers for over twenty years. She is the author of ten books including The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs and For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend. Trisha lives on a farm near Madison, Wisconsin and two dogs, one cat and a flock of sheep.
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