As a professional dog trainer, Benjamin focuses her advice on positive training techniques designed to help both parent and teen through the tumultuous adolescent period. Many of her insights are portrayed through the eyes of a canine, and help to illustrate the types of thoughts entertained by the teen dog. These range from the dog who responds to his owner's calls of "Come" with "When Pigs Fly," to the dog who demonstrates his tenacity by staking out a mole hill with a flag that says "Never Say Die." Also included are techniques for effective training, guidelines for appropriate dog-owner relationships, and tips for dealing with specific dog "problems." Case studies of real-life dogs offer substantial evidence to back up Benjamin's recommendations.
A must-read for any owner of an adolescent dog, "Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence" can help any parent understand the teen dog and help to provide guidelines that result in a rewarding relationship for both dog and owner. --Jennifer Pugh
After reading this book, I bought another one for a friend with a new dog.
I've recommended this book to many puppy owners over the years and have found it to have some really good reminders for myself when dealing with dogs who are teenager.
I found this quite helpful we have used a number of training techniques from this book.
Of all the dog and puppy classes I teach, the most popular is 'Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence'. Our curriculum is drawn from this lovely and perpetually-relevant book and I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jill Morstad
Yes...my husband was getting frustrated...our dog went into his teenage years...my husband read this book and it retained him. My husband..not the dog! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karen Jornot
Great resource for stopping or avoiding problems with a dog of any age. Happy to find a copy as it is recommended by many dog breeders and owners.Published 12 months ago by Brenda Ramey
I've recommended this book to many puppy owners over the years and have found it to have some really good reminders for myself when dealing with dogs who are teenager.Published 15 months ago by coffeegirl
Do not waste your time or money with this book. I purchased this book hoping to learn about using positive reinforcement training (as the title states) to help my dog (and myself)... Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by Tiffany
After reading this book, I bought another one for a friend with a new dog. Mainly, I truly believe with the author's point of view of being a pack leader. Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Jene
People don't realize that dogs are very similar to kids. They go through growing phases just like the kids do and one day they do what you expect very well and the next day they... Read morePublished on September 25, 2009 by Aaron P. Graff
This is a really good book, although I think it is too long and wordy. I like things to be straight and to the point. Read morePublished on August 14, 2009 by K. Duenas
I found this quite helpful we have used a number of training techniques from this book.Published on September 15, 2008 by Tami Jo Klopf