He also discusses dog traits that can tell you a lot about your dog's condition, attitude, and state of mind.
Do you know what certain dog postures mean? Do you understand your pet’s facial expressions? Are you aware of a dog’s natural wolf instincts and how they influence behavior?
Daniel does an excellent job of clearly and concisely explaining characteristics like these. He believes that understanding your dog is the first step towards implementing an effective training program. By reading your dog's responses accurately, you are better able to adapt your methods to suit.
By the time you’ve read through the first 60 pages of the book, you will have a good understanding of Dog Ownership, Diet and Nutrition, Types of Dog Training, and Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language.
For problems such as aggression, biting, barking and thieving, he provides insightful explanations and options for overcoming them. You’ll learn through case studies exactly what the owners went through and what they did to cure their dogs’ behavior problems.
He also covers common situations that might require special training, such as accepting new family members, dependent behavior and separation anxiety.
“Sit Stay Fetch Dog Obedience Training: Stop Your Dog’s Behavior Problems,” provides more than suggestions as many other dog training books do. Daniel gives specific explanations and successful training techniques that suit any dog's personality. Keep in mind that all dogs are different, if one technique doesn’t work, another one will. Daniel gives you several options that have proven effective for thousands of his readers.
After covering many important details of dog ownership, dog care and special situations, he gets down to teaching you the basic dog obedience commands:
To help you, he has included over 100 illustrative photographs so you can make sure you’re doing the commands correctly. This is unique to his book.
One feature I like is his summaries at the end of each section. This acts as a quick refresher regarding the progress your dog will be achieving at any given stage of the training program.
This book isn't full of just traditional dog training techniques. Daniel has kept up to date with current and evolving training methods.
Not long ago, an ancient method was re-introduced into the field of horse training called "horse whispering". It's based on body language and the animal’s natural tendencies towards socialization. Horses and dogs are social animals, which is why they tend to group together in the wild. Recently, it was discovered that dogs also respond well to this type of training.
Using this socialization trait as a training tool, Daniel shows how you can achieve satisfying results with this relatively new technique called, "dog whispering". Used by many trainers, it is referred to as the 'gentle' training method.
Whether you’re new to dog training or are having difficulty with your current methods, this book will put you on the right track. It’s comprehensive, covers all the relevant topics, and provides dog training that is guaranteed to work. This is definitely a must-have for any dog owner.
The 4 bonus mini e-books that come in this package add to the wealth of information already in the main training manual which, in itself, is over 150 pages. They include:
I highly recommend this book to any fellow dog owner for training young pups and mature dogs - good dogs and those with difficult or persistent behavior problems.