AN INDISPENSABLE GUIDE FOR ANY DOG OWNER-NEW OR SEASONED
Jennifer Arnold has come to a unique understanding of the human-dog bond over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for Canine Assistants. She developed a methodology-Choice Teaching-that pairs scientific and behavioral knowledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect.
Here Arnold shares
How to choose the puppy that's destined for you and what to have on hand before you bring that puppy home
Best practices when it comes to teaching your dog essential and even lifesaving commands
What to stock in your doggie first-aid kit
How to keep your pet safe from dangers at home and in the outside world
How to help your dog overcome anxious behavior, from separation anxiety to thunderstorm phobia
The challenges and rewards of adopting an older dog
Throughout the book are captivating stories of the extraordinary ways in which dogs prove themselves worthy of our care and devotion-and how we can, and why we should, help them achieve what they so deserve.
What reviewers are saying...
This guide is as practical as it is wise, a keeper book for ready reference.-Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog
An informative and entertaining book . . . [Arnold's] insightful words provide knowledge every dog owner needs.-Publishers Weekly
Arnold's voice is assertive with experience. . . . Her storehouse of anecdotal evidence is telling and entertaining, and her demolition of various alpha-model and negative reinforcement teaching techniques is thorough and lofty.-Kirkus Reviews