I like lists. I like making lists. I like using lists. I like crossing things off of lists as tasks are completed.
When I saw the new book Train Your Dog Now! Your Instant Training Handbook, from Basic Commands to Behavior Fixes [Amazon], I knew I was going to like it because the book is composed of lists for training your dog. Written by Jennifer L. Summerfield, DVM and CPDT-KA, the book includes short chapters featuring lists for skills such as:
- 8 Steps to Housetraining
- 5 Steps to Curbing Destructive Chewing
- 7 Steps to Stop Your Dog from Jumping on People
- 3 Steps to Stop Pulling on the Leash
- 5 Steps to Curb Excessive Barking
In the four weeks since we adopted Barli, I have been turning to this book to help with daily training sessions (actually multiple times throughout the day). Not only do I love that the book is easy to use–just hop straight to the behavior you’re working on–but I love that Summerfield offers positive steps to train and reinforce good behavior in your dog.
“The book draws on my experience working with a wide variety of client-owned dogs as a practicing veterinarian and professional dog trainer,” explains Summerfield. “The training techniques used are exclusively positive and science-based, and are appropriate for any dog regardless of breed or personality. Because the book is organized by topic each entry is designed for quick implementation of the recommended plan.”
Train Your Dog Now! has earned a permanent place on my dog training shelf–and a big paws up from all of us!
Train Your Dog Now! spans 256 pages and is published by Adams Media (the publisher of our The Healthy Hound Cookbook).
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