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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
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
This book is very well written and easy to read.
Best and most compassionate and loving book I've seen for training dogs, and actually, trains us humans more to know how to effectively work with them.
I have read many dog training books in my day, and recently, as we are bringing a new puppy home shortly.
easy and smart guidelines for new dog/puppy. Dog whisperer would be proud.Published 2 months ago by L. Abney
The book gives simple strategies that are easy to remember and shares the rational for them. I have reread many sections over several times. I love it!Published 3 months ago by Margaret K. Psencik
I read this book each time we get a puppy. I really like the traing techniques - good logical reasoning and caring approach.Published 3 months ago by lgib
This book advocates training a puppy the same way it's mother trains it... no treats. It's a different approach, and I haven't tried the method so I don't know how well it works. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Vern
I am excited to bring our new puppy home after reading this book because I now have a plan on exactly how to train him.Published 5 months ago by Eaknight
This was one of several books I bought when I got my new shepherd puppy. I found parts of it useful and parts not so much. Read morePublished 5 months ago by GrayKnight
Good book to learn the basics about training. Not a quick read but an easy one! I would recommend it to first time dog owners.Published 6 months ago by Nicole Marino
Althought it isn't necessarily a quick read, I think you feel that you have a chance of training a new pup correctly.Published 7 months ago by AL C