This user-friendly book describes a six-week program to get you and your dog off on the right paw. Designed for dogs five months and older (see The Puppy Primer for younger dogs), Family Friendly will teach you positive and effective methods that make training a pleasure.
Here's just some of what you will learn: How to make training fun for you and your dog
How to teach basic cues like Sit, Down, Come, Heel, Stay, Wait, Leave It, Drop It and No Jumping
Why positive reinforcement is NOT spoiling your dog with a cookie!
How to communicate so that your dog understands you
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.