- Paperback: 326 pages
- Publisher: Petbridge, LLC (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979709105
- ISBN-13: 978-0979709104
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teach Your Dog 100 English Words : The A+ Dog Training Program for Good Manners and Happy Obedience Paperback – 2010
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I got this book primarily because I recently got a puppy who is more dominant and I was interested in her take on the "teaching your dog respect" claims.
It does have some decent basic training advice in it. It gives a ton of different command examples, explains why you need different but similar commands for things like "drop" vs "give" and "stay" vs "wait", but honestly, I found the approach outdated. For example: if your dog eliminates in the house she advocates dragging the dog back there, sticking his nose *near* it (not "in", at least...) and scolding him/her. This is is a seriously outdated training method that does nothing except confused the dog and give them bad associations of you. I am not opposed to corrections, don't get me wrong. However, if you don't catch the dog IN THE ACT, a correction is useless. Especially with a puppy.. they have the attention span of a gnat; they won't understand what you're correcting them about.
Also, while it is a 337pg book, if you download the pdf it is in large type with many graphics and spaces (no clue about the paperback). Another annoyance to me is that she spends about 1/6 of the book suggesting you purchase other things: her other books, other people's books, equipment she recommends, etc. (all of which there are hyperlinks to in the pdf). I appreciated her suggestions, to a degree... but her book was $19, she shouldn't be spending that large of a percentage of it telling me what else to spend money on... There was a lot of "this is important, but I'm not going to go into detail here. Buy this book.Read more ›
(Don't spay too early or it'll get cancer....for heaven's sake don't spray your dandelions or you'll kill your dog....don't leave kitchen appliances laying around where they could fall off the counter, hit your dog in the head and kill it...commercial dog food is no better than poison...)
And my biggest peeve: According to Ms. Welton, if you have a job, you can't own a dog. Period.
I'll read the training parts, but her care advice is over the top, paranoid, and way too heavy on the guilt.
and crazy is what this book is. all the right beginning thoughts and ideas are there but then KABOOM.
it explodes in sheer ridiculousness.
dont let ms welton scold you - "teaching" a dog IS a type of training. Putting down everything and everyone else to make yourself seem right doesnt make what you are saying/doing right.
there are many methodologies and not all are good - or bad. some, yes, but mostly all run along the same principle and understanding a dogs mind work is what is behind most of them.
there is NO ONE RIGHT WAY. there are better ways of course. this is NOT it.
ms welton scolding all dog owners into fear and submission and her obsessive no no no to all humans is counter productive to having a wonderful companion and furriends. Even for those of us who work, ms welton - which is most of us. what an archaic thought. keep the dog well entertained and happy while gone and enjoy time together when home. no brainer. EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A DOG!
and of course we want them to be well behaved, but she goes to extremes in her behaviours and actions. there are sooooo many better books on teaching and training - both useful and needed concepts. (puppy primer, family friendly dog training among two )
ENJOY your dog - DONT mistreat it, yank at it, yell, etc. DO teach/train in a positive manner. yes, they are like perpetual 2-5 year olds. they need love, praise, encouragement. sometimes a no. NEVER much more than that. punishing w/squirts and hoses and ANY type of fear to behave is NOT respect.Read more ›
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She tells you what words to teach them, but not HOW to teach them. Very important omission. There are a lot better dog training books out there for the money.Published 9 days ago by Hilary Schneider
I cannot even begin to describeTeach Your Dog 100 English Words : The A+ Dog Training Program for Good Manners and Happy Obedience about how disgusted and disappointed I was in the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by N.S. Johnson
I guess my expectations were too high....did not meet my expectations.Published 3 months ago by Donna Carr
This book is the best. I have bought several books to help me train my Shih Tzu but this is the very best. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Spradlin
I've recently got a new puppy and have found this book to be particularly useful in training her to behave in more favourable ways around other people and other dogs and around the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Stacey