"Will lend confidence to inexperienced dog guardians. ... Gets to the heart of frustrating issues and breaks them into manageable chunks. ... Experienced owners and fledging trainers will appreciate how Benal incorporates the science behind dog training ... and introduces many key resources." Library Journal, Oct. 15, 2011.
"Comprehensive and accessible ... Benal's techniques ... are sure-footed and handily summarized. Her explanations clear what otherwise might be stumbling blocks -- common obstacles in human-dog communication or myths about dogs' learning styles." The Bark,
About the Author
Jolanta Benal never had dogs until she was persuaded to adopt a stray in 1998. Now, Jolanta is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and the host of The Dog Trainer's Quick and Dirty Tips for Teaching and Caring for Your Pet, which iTunes named a top podcast of 2009. She is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and was a founding member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, serving as the first associate editor of its journal, Animal Behavior Consulting: Theory and Practice. Active in the movement to professionalize dog training and behavior consulting and put them on a sound scientific basis, she has studied with the eminent trainer Pat Miller and taken academic courses in canine cognition and learning, as well as regularly attending scientific seminars on behavior and training. Jolanta sees private clients in Brooklyn and Manhattan.