It had a lot of obvious information that I already knew. I was hoping it would tell me how to train my dog(like potty train it) but it just talked about safety issues and random dog problems, such as dogs that won't jump into the car and what to do if your dog bites someone. I especially did not like the part about how the author talks about how he doesn't believe a dog can ring a bell when it wants to go outside to go to the bathroom, but it is possible!! My mom trained her lab/great dane mix to ring some chimes by the door when she has to potty. It's completely possible! And it worked great! I also thought the stick part was stupid, my big dogs have been chewing logs and sticks for ten years and they are fine. I have three dogs. pit bull/ lab mix, blue heeler, and pomeranian. i said big dogs because the pom doesn't chew on sticks. It does give good information on how to keep your dog calm, like before walks and in the car. If you've never had a dog before and don't know much about them then you should read this because it does have good safety information for people who don't know how to take car of a dog.
This is a short book consisting of stand alone chapters which seem to be columns that the author writes. This isn't a book that will teach you to train your dog to heel, sit or any other basic training. What it will do it give you some important advice on communicating with your dog in an effective way. The author has a very free flowing writing style that really gets his points across. It's worth the price.
As a proud dog owner, I really enjoyed reading this dog training guide and learned quite a few new things. Andrew really offered practical advice as he selected actual questions from subscribers and answered them in great detail. This was not one of those high level general dog training guides that could be written by anyone. The advice given in this book was from a long time dog trainer who knows from experience what training works and what doesn't. So, get a copy of this guide. You'll be sure to learn something new, and by putting Andrew's advice into practice, you'll be able to have a wonderful, well-behaved dog!
This is a truly fascinating collection of articles by an experienced dog trainer, Andrew Chastney. What makes this book stand out from other titles in the dog training niche, is the way the author presents real life case studies that can apply to all dogs, and then gives the solutions, rather than just telling you 'do this, do that'. As well as being the type of book that you can sit down and read from cover to cover, it is equally as useful as a guide to dip into every now and then.
I've got a six month old Italian Greyhound who is adorable, but as with all puppies chews everything. I was horrified to read Andrew's experience with, and advice as to why she shouldn't chew sticks, and have subsequently bought a batch of 24 used tennis balls for her to run around the garden with instead - thanks eBay!
This one article alone has potentially saved my dog's life, or at the very least considerable amounts of pain, discomfort or dental treatment. This book should be part of every dog owner's Kindle library
I've been a fan of Andrew Chastney's dog training methods -- and have used them myself -- for close to ten years, so I was delighted to see that he has made some his thoughts available in this ebook. He combines information on what to do with stories of people's dogs. A good read!