Good Owners, Great Dogs: A Training Manual for Humans and Their Canine Companions

Good Owners, Great Dogs: A Training Manual for Humans and Their Canine Companions

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By (author) Brian Kilcommons, By (author) Sarah Wilson

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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 232mm x 18mm | 578g
  • Publication date: 18 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0446675385
  • ISBN 13: 9780446675383
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 110,731

Product description

Renowned dog trainers Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson share their knowledge and skill gained in over twenty-five years experience, focusing on the two areas of most concern to dog owners: effectively changing unwanted behaviour and preventing bad behavior with methods that are fun, that work, and make the dog even more loyal to its master. The key ingredient is becoming a good owner, someone who knows how to communicate with patience, praise, and clarity. With this in mind, GOOD OWNERS, GREAT DOGS trains you. As no other dog book has, it teaches you to read canine body language and to give your pet commands with the help of wonderful instructional photographs. With specific tips on housebreaking, food stealing, barking, aggression and a host of other issues, GOOD OWNERS GREAT DOGS will show you how to give guidance that leads to years of loving, trouble-free companionship.

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Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson have written several books on pets and live in Bedford, NY.

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INSTEAD OF GOING OUT OF YOUR MIND, GET INTO HIS.The only American to study and work with the renowned Barbara Woodhouse, Brian Kilcommons solves all those "bad dog" problems that drive owners crazy -- and shows you how to raise a puppy into a happy, perfectly behaved dog. The trick is to understand how dogs think, read their body language, and, with the secrets Kilcommons shares in this book, be "fun, fair, and firm".A dog-training guide that gives you immediate results even with an adult dog, this manual trains you, as it gives owners everything they need and everything dogs need to become...GOOD OWNERS, GREAT DOGSIncludes specific tips on how to: -- housebreak both puppies and adult dogs -- teach your dog to come to you regardless of what he's doing -- end annoying habits like jumping, food stealing, and barking -- prevent aggression and, in many cases, stop it after it has become a problem use games to teach your dog to obey...and much more.