In this companion workbook to their best selling book, Canine Enrichment for the Real World, authors Allie Bender and Emily Strong present a detailed breakdown of each of the steps of their Enrichment Framework and provide all the information you need to successfully and sustainably incorporate enrichment into your dog’s every day life.
Offering enrichment ensures that all of your dog’s needs are met, in every aspect of their life, from health and hygiene to physical and mental exercise to safety and security. The Canine Enrichment for the Real World Workbook will show you how to discern whether or not each aspect of enrichment is being met and how to develop and implement a plan to meet the needs which have room for growth.
This workbook is a fantastic resource for anyone who lives with or works with dogs! Using the Enrichment Framework, readers will be able to troubleshoot difficult dog training problems and identify the underlying causes of both maladaptive behaviors and nuisance behaviors.
What the experts say about Canine Enrichment:
Don’t let the word “enrichment” in the title fool you into thinking that the scope of this book is too narrow or not something you will find valuable. It focuses comprehensively on meeting your dog’s needs and is written in a holistic, science-based, practical, straightforward, and easy-to-understand way. I love this book!
Ken Ramirez, author of Animal Training: Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement
Canine Enrichment is a deep dive into what dogs really need and how we can provide it. It’s a great book for dog lovers who want to go beyond the standard superficialities of “dogs need exercise.” Just the chapter on agency is worth the price of the book!
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB Emeritus, and author of The Other End of the Leash and The Education of Will
The scope of this book is ambitious and the authors deliver, navigating the subject of enrichment with depth and relevance. Caregivers will gain critically important perspectives and practical information to improve the lives of their animals.
Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Utah State University, and founder of Behavior Works, LLC
Allie Bender, CDBC, CPDT-KA, SBA, and Emily Strong, CDBC, CPBT-KA, SBA, are certified behavior consultants who work with all companion animal species. They co-founded and operate Pet Harmony, LLC, and First Train Home.