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"The most humane and stress free way to train your dog. I began training my first dog over twenty years ago, and I've never been comfortable with the various methods of correction recommended by different trainers. Ms. Davison's methods are kind and loving, and they work. My 3 month old pup loves the time we spend together training, and she is learning much faster than I expected." C. A. Newsome - Author of The Dog Park Mystery Series

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Karen Davison grew up in a large town in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. When she was eight, the family got their first dog, Scamp, who's great character started Karen's lifelong love of dogs. Fascinated by their intelligence and complex social behaviour, Karen studied canine psychology, and the more she learnt, the deeper her appreciation of dogs grew. Karen has been working as a professional dog trainer and canine behaviourist since 2001. Now she is living the dream. Karen resides in a country cottage on the west coast of Ireland, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and nine special needs pets. Her seven dogs and two cats have a mixture of emotional, behavioural and physical disabilities. With her expertise in dog behaviour and many years veterinary nursing experience, she is in a unique position to take on those animals that might not otherwise have had a chance for life. One of Karen's favourite sayings: 'Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.' Her first book, The Perfect Companion, Understanding, Training and Bonding with your Dog published in June 2012, condenses Karen's knowledge and experience into one concise and comprehensive guide to canine psychology, training and problem solving, is an invaluable edition to any dog owner's library. Since then she has published Complete Guide to House Training Puppies and Dogs and two Fun Reads for Dog Lovers - It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog Trainer and A Dog's Guide to Humans. She is currently working on her first work of fiction, which combines her love of writing, wolves and fantasy - Wolf Clan Rising which is due to be published 20157.
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Product Details

  • Series: Positive Dog Training
  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475235291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475235296
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,846,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I like to think that I have done a reasonable job with my dog. He sits, stays and goes to bed when I tell him. One thing however, is that when I take him out for a walk and let him off the lead, I usually spend the next hour trying to retrieve him.

This book has given me a different perspective and insight to the way dogs tick. After a few weeks following the suggested course of training, he now behaves himself and comes when I call him. It is both a revelation and relief to myself, and other local dog owners.

I initially brought the book in the hope it would help with just this problem, but after such success I have read the whole book and now understand so much more about the way he behaves.

The book is very well written and easy to understand and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a problem dog, or just wants to understand their companion better.
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The most humane and stress free way to train your dog. I began training my first dog over twenty years ago, and i've never been comfortable with the various methods of correction recommended by different trainers. Ms. Davison's methods are kind and loving, and they work. My 3 month old pup loves the time we spend together training, and she is learning much faster than I expected.
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A lovely concise book that deals with the common problems we have with our dogs. There is so much confusing information out there about how to deal with bad behavior all this stuff about dominance and alphas, it is refreshing to have information that is backed up with behavioral studies.
There is also a lovely warm feel to the book written by someone who obviously loves dogs. The last thing you want to do is punish your little friend. Her advise is not disimilar to how you should raise children, love, plenty of attention and consistancy. This would make a great gift for someone contemplating geting a dog. Unfortunately I have made many of the mistakes!
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This evaluation is posted on behalf of Julia Petrakis, manager of the now defunct IndiePENdents.
The IndiePENdents ran from December 2011 until February 2016. The organization was the brainchild of Jasha M. Levi, (1921- 2013), Author of 'The Last Exile' et al.
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