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Paperback Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training Book

ISBN: 0471749893

ISBN13: 9780471749899

Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training

When you're training your dog, he won't sit still for long-winded explanations. You don't have to, either With this visual guide, you'll quickly learn how to determine your dog's personality,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Couldn't renew anymore at the library, so...

finally decided to buy my own. This is the best dog training book you can get your hands on. Other reviews say it all, so... I have a 10 month old pitbull pup and gentle leader head collar tip came in VERY handy. Thank you so much.

Best Dog Training Book Out of 16 From a Professional Dog Trainer

This is the best dog training book (out of 16) I own. I train dogs professionally. I train the pack leaders, not the dog. I recommend this book to my clients because it is comprehensive, covering virtually every situation they may encounter. It can be used as a quick visual refresher, but also as a comprehensive tutorial in providing situational analysis with cross reference guidance on dog psychology, behavior, motivation, and problems. Too many current "best sellers" are 1950's Dr. Spock child rearing oriented, geared to permissiveness and lacking in leadership skill development. Author Sarah Hodgson portrays a proper balance of understanding and firmness, similar to Cesar Millan's, The Dog Whisperer, teachings. Your Pal, Hal (Certified Dog Trainer) in Holland, Michigan

Graphically superior

Browsing through preliminarily, this book is a no nonsence dog trainer which has a lot of photos to illustrate and is quite well documented. Just like all other good books, you wish they would discuss just a little bit more on the area where you would like to know but they simply goes off with a couple of comments highlighting the importance to you. Its clearly a book written for US readers as the tools they mention are all US specific be it brand, tools name etc and have no further descriptions on how it is similar to other countries equivalent product. For eg. there is a training leash that has holes in them and can be tied to the waist, use as a hand leash etc. I swear I never see such equipment in Singapore before. Even though it is useful, if we can't get one in this part of the world, then kindly do a research to find a good product which is available at least in more developed countries. Or even better give us some online web reference so that we can search for a merchant from there even if are afraid of endorsing something.

It is as if Sarah is there in the room with you

I am fortunate enough to live in the same area as Sarah and have had the good luck to have my 2 labradoodles trained using her methods. Sometimes all the training in the world doesn't help when you get home and have to put it to use. This book is so basic that in less than 25 seconds you can read a few lines and work on a specific behavior. The blocks in the upper left hand corner are a life saver, you can quickly turn to what you need. Now, about her "method". You know how sometimes someone points something out to you and you slap your forehead and exclaim "but that makes common sense, why didn't I think of that?" Well, that is what this book does for you, it tells you what to do in simple, clear, instructional language. It tells you why you should do something, and how to do it. Sometimes a training issue is so simple to figure out that I forget the basic approach - we all tend to overthink, rationalize etc. The training guides are so positive and encourage a healthy relationship with your dog. My older dog is 3 and even though she is well trained, I still refer to this book when certain issues pop up. Everything you could possibly need is in this book, from puppyhood to adult dogs. Having this book is like having a built in expert in my home - I don't know what I would do without it.

The best and most useful dog raising book ever!

I have two silky terrors (terriers), neither of whom I raised from puppyhood. And while I love them to pieces, they definitely have issues which make them hard to trust around other people. My prior knowledge of dog-raising and dog-training was nonexistent - these were the first canines to join our previously cats-only family. So my inclination was to raise them as I had my children, with lots of positive reinforcement and respect. I cuddled them when they were scared, delighted in their antics as they greeted me at the door, laughed when they barked at delivery men and basically turned a blind eye to those infractions I considered minor - jumping at the table, peeing on the kitchen floor, pulling me down the street by the leash, chewing the legs of the dining room chairs... Anyway, it was all a big mistake. Suddenly the dogs were running the household -- and, most alarmingly, deciding which of our visitors were friends and which were foes. You really had to be careful because, if they didn't take an immediate liking to you, your ankles would suffer! Our veterinarian recommended that I put them on Prozac, but I didn't want to do that... Then someone turned me on to Sarah and her teaching philosophy - lots of positive reinforcement, yes, but control, too. I got DogPerfect and, just recently, PuppyPerfect, and learned from her that I wasn't doing my dogs any favor by not being their "leader" - in fact, I was fueling their anxieties. So with guidance from Sarah's books, I set up safe stations around our home using her patented Training and Stationing Leads, boned up on my "Doglish" and made it known to all that I was, henceforth, "Leader of the Pack." The changes in the dogs have been remarkable - both in how calm AND how trustworthy they are. Though as with children, raising them is a never-ending process, so I was pleased to get a copy of Sarah's newest book - Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training. While TYV is based on many of the same concepts as Sarah's earlier works, it's such a handy reference guide that I keep it out on my kitchen counter and turn to it all the time. It breaks each aspect of dog training into an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process, and gives me a place to turn for quick review or any time a new situation arises. It really is Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care for dogs! Anyway, I can't recommend it - or her - highly enough. Thanks for all your help Sarah!
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