Parenting Your Dog: Develop Dog-Rearing Skills for a Well-Trained Companion

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TFH Publications, Incorporated, 2010 - Pets - 253 pages
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Parenting Your Dog is one of the only books on the market that applies specific human parenting techniques to multiple aspects of canine ownership to ensure a happy and well-behaved family dog. This revised and expanded edition of the highly respected and successful original features updated text, full-color photos, and a quick-reference format that makes the step-by-step training instructions easier to master. Written by an internationally renowned animal educator, this comprehensive guide analyzes each stage of a dog’s physical, mental, and emotional development through puppyhood, adolescence, adulthood, and senior years and presents numerous similarities between child parenting and dog parenting, with an emphasis on understanding the canine psyche. The use of positive, reward-based care and training shows how to identify and adapt to the stages of your dog’s life with the right techniques to address problem behaviors and help your dog adjust to and become part of the family dynamic. Sidebars in each chapter provide case study examples and proactive checklists to monitor training achievements.

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Trish King is the Director of the Animal Behavior & Training Department at the Marin Humane Society in Marin County, California. She established the Canine Consultant/Instructor Academy at the Marin Humane Society (MHS) for new or interested trainers, which covers training theory and techniques, handling dogs, and teaching people. She is a member of the panel that put together the Delta Society's Professional Standards for Dog Trainers: Effective, Humane Principles. She has also spoken nationally at several well-known venues, including conferences held by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

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