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Good Dog Bad Dog

ISBN: 0805010947

Language: English

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Good Dog Bad Dog


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Revised for the '90s, the second edition of Good Dog, Bad Dog serves up the same sound training philosophy--one grounded in love, praise, and affection--found in the original and offers updated and expanded information that enables you to tailor Fido's training according to his temperament. Authors Mordecai Siegal and Matthew Margolis introduce readers to the five basic canine temperament types--strong-willed, shy, high-energy/outgoing, calm/easygoing, and aggressive--and then discuss every aspect of training, from housebreaking, sit, stay, and heel, to down-stay, come when called, and problem behavior, providing "customized training techniques to match the various personalities." A new chapter on bonding with your dog and an expanded dictionary of training behavior for more than 100 breeds makes Good Dog, Bad Dog a training treat good for dogs and owners alike. --Stefanie Hargreaves

4.50 stars - 5 reviews
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Customer Reviews of Good Dog Bad Dog

the best dog training book i've read

as a dog trainer & affecionado, i find this book a must-have, since it acknowledges the different training methods for different temperments of dogs. this is the only book i've read (out of more than i can count!) that goes into detail on the different corrections & praises appropriate for each temperment of dog. surely you cannot correct a dominant rottweiler the same way as a skittish yorkshire terrier! this book also gives recommendations to the most common behavior problems. he also has a brief synopsis with training recommendations for the most common breeds and i have yet to have come across a breed to train that is not in this book. if you buy only one book, buy this one! (if you buy two, buy "mother knows best")

Just In The Nick of Time

Thank goodness I got this book when I did! We bought it because we just got a new addition to our family that will live inside with my wife and myself - a blue standard poodle named Pepper. Surely, without having read this and modifying our behavior, this puppy would have thought his name was "no" instead of Pepper. My wife would also have remained subordinate to Pepper in our "pack." It is packed with such good information for dog owners who want a well-behaved dog. It would pay anyone even planning to get a new puppy to read this book "prior to" the aquisition as it contains valuable behavioral information on 100 different breeds the authors have had first hand experience with in training. Even if you plan to teach your dog (old or new) just a few of the basic commands, there are right and wrong ways to do even that. A must read for folks who care about dogs!

I was suprised!!

I was suprised how easy it was to teach my 135 pound dog to heal. I have been draged by him for the last 3 years. He healed the first time I tried the method used in this book and it was so easy! I could not believe it. I had to have my kids try it too. It was worth every dollar I spent....

It works! It really works!!

I have used this book before for the helpful tips and advice it offers, and alot of it does work! I started off with a little trouble maker and at the end of all the hard work, and with alot of help from this book I now have a perfect little angel. I had a very difficult breed to train, she is a Blue Point Beagle. No matter what the breed regardless, mixed or purebred, this book has a lot of suggestions for any type of breed, and temperament. Before you look at any other book, I do strongly suggest this one. You won't be disappointed with the results!

Esther Gzesh

No more chewed up shoes

This is the best book I have found that uses the kind of method every dog owner should practice. In just 4 days my schnauzer has stoped chewing on things other than her toys. The book discribes in detailed step by step method to break bad habits and creat peace of mind with the master.

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