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Bonding with Your Dog: A Trainer's Secrets for Building a Better Relationship Paperback – April 1, 2009
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The book is broken down into two main sections.
Part I ("All About the Bond") explores what the bond IS exactly. What does a dog who has a good bond with his human look like? How does he act? And more importantly, she offers up several questions to get you to evaluate your bond with your dog. It also explores how we undermine the bond (everything from punishing a dog when it comes to you instead of rewarding the recall to not spending enough time with your dog to spoiling the dog to the point at which the dog becomes demanding), some body language issues (especially in regard to people believing they are rewarding a dog when the dog clearly is not happy with this "reward"), and the concept of rights vs. privileges (privileges are those things that the dog has to earn; she makes the statement that a lot of dogs run into problems when people believe certain privileges, like having free run of the house when no one is home, is a right and not a privilege).Read more ›
Our family recommends it to anyone wanting to understand their dogs better.
We are donating it to our local shelter library. Sometimes people who adopt a new dog need to
understand more about them, as all dogs are different.
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Although not strictly a dog "training" book, this book is hands down the most helpful dog training tool I've come across. Absolutely every dog owner should read it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by mmay0519
You will love this book and you and your dog will greatly benefit from it. A must read for anyone wanting to have a better relationship with their dog.Published 19 months ago by Steve Berthiaume
Interesting take on relationship with your dog, but pretty much did not help with my separation issue with my Yorkie-Maltese.Published on July 17, 2013 by Martha A StGermaine
This book was an incredible help for me when dealing with my pit-mix. It is really gerat for beginner training and learning the basics at your own pace. Read morePublished on September 19, 2012 by Erin Clark
An interesting well written book. It contains very down to earth advice that is easy to understand and implement. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by R3B