At last, an inexpensive paperback edition of a book that has been acclaimed as one of the most useful and reliable guides to training your dog.
Obedience training does not have to resemble Marine boot camp, with the dog as the recruit and the trainer as the drill instructor. Nor does it have to be work. Rather, as the title of this comprehensive guide suggests, it can be playful fun for both -- with a few rules thrown in to shape the game itno an obedience exercise.
Playtraining Your Dog provides an alternative to the violence that conventional training methods inflict on the minds and bodies of dogs. Using widely known, standardized exercises from the American Kennel Club, and written in a clear, informative style, this book contributes to realizing the full potential of both the dog and the dog/owner relationship.
Topics covered include:
- instructors & training classes
- training time
- advice for showing a dog
- cues & body language
Playtraining Your Dog is an essential addtion to every dog-owner's -- and dog-lover's -- library.