The Dog Behavior Problem Solver, Revised Second Edition

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Turn your misbehaving dog into a loving life-long friend!

• A professional's take on canine behavior and misbehavior, detailing the author's positive dog training philosophy and how she applies it with her canine clients
• Understand your dog and why they behave the way they do, with insights into their instincts and body language
• Reward-based training techniques that really work to follow cues, walk on a leash, overcome car sickness, stop stealing food, calm phobias, and more
• Solve common problems like aggression, barking, begging, chewing, digging, jumping up, and potty problems
• Strengthen the bond between dog and owner with clear communication, positive reinforcement, and fun, engaging training
• Revised second edition provides additional information to step-by-step training exercises and problem behavior techniques, new advice referencing recent position statements from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (particularly in puppy socialization and positive training), and a new training section on Name Recognition/Response

Life with a dog can bring companionship, fun, and joy! But life with a badly behaved dog can bring frustration and heartbreak.

Dog behavior problems are often cited as the main reason for owners' abandoning their dogs to shelters and surrendering them to rescues. But many of a dog's problems can be resolved by a caring and responsible owner who's willing to devote a little time to positive dog training. If you're concerned about your dog's behavior, what you need is reliable help, and fast!

Inside this book, dog-behavior expert and seasoned dog trainer Teoti Anderson shares her knowledge and experience with dog owners, offering insight into why dogs do what they do while showing owners how to implement cruelty-free, reward-based training methods in clear, easy-to-follow steps, to begin the process of teaching everything from "sit" and "down" to "wait" and "release" while eliminating unwanted behaviors.

At 224 info-packed pages, this helpful and hopeful book is your key to resolving many of the most common dog behavioral problems that pet owners encounter. Inside, you'll find a wealth of tried-and-true positive training techniques that will help you eliminate undesirable behavior while strengthening your relationship with your dog.

Learn the importance of using positive, reward-based methods, such as clicker training, to teach foundational behaviors while building and strengthening the dog/owner bond upon which all training is based. Get a professional's take on canine behavior and misbehavior, with authoritative, professional advice to help you better understand your dog and why he behaves the way he does. Learn the author's training philosophy and how she applies it with her canine clients. Explore case studies, based on real dogs, about the most common behavior issues that dogs exhibit and how positive training helped them overcome behavioral obstacles. Then learn and implement the step-by-step positive-training solution to each of these behaviors.

Explore detailed solutions for a host of specific problems, from aggression, barking, and begging to separation anxiety, shyness, and whining. This vital resource is packed with sound, down-to-earth, and, above all, effective instruction that will help you turn a problem pooch into a well-behaved, happy member of the family.

Coping with a badly behaved dog can be frustrating at best and even dangerous at worst. Help your dog become a contented, loving friend for life, with The Dog Behavior Problem Solver, Revised Second Edition!

Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP has been a professional dog trainer for nearly two decades and is the owner of Pawsitive Results LLC in South Carolina. A regular columnist for Modern Dog magazine, she is the author of Your Outta Control PuppyThe Super Simple Guide to Housetraining, Quick & Easy Crate Training and Puppy Care and Training. A past president of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Teoti is a popular conference speaker across the United States and Japan. She lives in South Carolina with her Belgian Tervuren, Sawyer.