As the owner of a puppy, professional dog trainer Victoria Schade is well aware how easily things can go awry. Frustration, confusion, and a basic lack of knowledge can make even a simple behavior problem blossom into something huge and??unwieldy. Now, in Secrets of a Dog Trainer, she gives pet parents a trainer's point of view, explaining why dog owners' instinctual reactions to their dogs' bad behaviors may not be the most successful. In an engaging, approachable way, she helps you understand "trainer think" — which stems from "dog think."
- Explains why a quick fix—or not doing things the dog trainer way—can lead to bigger problems in the future
- Illustrates how a typical layperson's response can negatively impact the dog's behavior in the long term
- Presents the dog trainer solution for coping with common dog problems, explaining how, when executed properly, these solutions provide predictable, positive outcomes
If you're a new puppy parent, or a veteran owner with a dog exhibiting behavior issues, Secrets of a Dog Trainer gives you the tricks of the trade for raising a happy, well-mannered dog.