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The Dog is a Social Animal, and in nature the mother is a dog's most successful teacher. This simple fact translates into a highly effective, dynamic approach to dog training based on the natural way dogs learn. Using this natural way of learning as a base, renowned author and trainer Carol Lea Benjamin presents a sensible, easy, humane training program designed to shape your dog into the best companion it can be, at home and in public. From the basics of puppy training and good house manners, on through all the levels of structured obedience exercises, Mother Knows Best: The Natural Way to Train Your Dog helps your dog learn as it was intended to. Here's the secret of how to enjoy your dog, have your dog enjoy you and enhance the human-animal bond?all at the same time! It's training you can rely on. After all, Mother Knows Best.
"[The] author is someone who really loves and understands dogs, and that comes through on every page.... Every aspect of training is covered, from the basics of puppy training to structured obedience exercises, in sufficient detail and sufficient examples to show you how you can apply the advice to your own situation." —Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Newsletter
"Carol Benjamin has written a breakthrough book that exposes the fallacy of humanizing dogs and calls for an intelligent, reasoned, and painstaking re-evaluation of just how dogs are originally educated." —Job Michael Evans, Dog Fancy
"This book is full of excellent information and innovative ideas for turning that cute puppy into a true companion...an excellent book to give or recommend." —AKC Gazette
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I'm still reading this, and it was recommended to be by my two, closest friends who have raised dogs themselves. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Eileen M. Vucelich
Love this author. Really knows her stuff and how to explain it in simple terms. The greatest books!Published 3 months ago by Deborah S.
No better way to train a dog, whether a pup or senior. Kind and sensible. Should be mandatory if you own a pet.Published 4 months ago by Traci
I have been sharing this book with new puppy owners for many years. Carol Benjamin was educating folks about the nature of dogs and how best to understand and nurture dogs long... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Leslie Stacks
I read this book probably 12 years ago and loved it. Very practical and easyPublished 6 months ago by Ann Marie Papoosha
fun, useful approach to living with dogs. Good perspective for how to handle problems without harmPublished 6 months ago by LikesPlantsToo