30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog
The Loved Dog Method
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Long known as a dog coach to the stars—her clients include Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Owen Wilson, Natalie Portman, and Larry King—Tamar Geller changed the way Americans relate to their dogs with her bestselling book The Loved Dog. Her approach is simple and down-to-earth. Instead of utilizing the negative and often painful feedback of physical dominance, choke chains, and prong collars, Tamar recommends love, play, and mutual respect as the keys to a happy home for dog and human alike.
Now, Tamar makes her Loved Dog™ Method accessible for everyone with this day-by-day guide that will lead you through the first thirty days with your new dog—or help you make a fresh start with your current dog. Drawing on her studies of wolves in the wild and basing her method on the principles of child development, Tamar uses an "instincts versus choice" approach that satisfies a dog’s Seven Basic Needs and will result in a pet with good manners.
30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog covers every question commonly asked by people embarking on the momentous journey of dog ownership: why it’s important to choose the appropriate dog for you and your lifestyle, what you can expect from a puppy versus an adult dog, how to introduce your new dog to your home, and how to respond when things don’t go according to plan. Tamar guides you every step of the way, from addressing undesired behaviors in your dog to crate and paper training him to introducing him to other dogs and helping him become relaxed with strangers. Included are important but often overlooked tips about the use of words and body language to communicate, the power of play, and the amazing value of teaching your dog some lighthearted pet tricks.
Along the way, Tamar debunks myths in need of debunking: that dogs are frequently "alpha" by nature and need to be dominated; that discipline is the key to dog training, and that "success" only means getting your dog to do what you want. Instead, she shows how to align your dog's wishes with your own to create a rich and enduring relationship that works wonderfully for you both.
Gentle, firm, and effective, 30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog will build your relationship with your dog to make every new day together a day of love, joy, and discovery.
Loving and logical
Excellent and effective techniques! Would have given 5 stars but I believe one would need a lot of vacation time to accomplish all the techniques in 30 days :)
Good dog training methods but...
So disappointing, she just uses the book to bash dominance based training and lumps the people who use this method with ignorant idiots. No educated behaviorist will tell you to shove your dogs nose in their excrement to teach them not to do that, of course that doesn't work! And of course wolves in a pack play, but to train the pups. Besides that they really don't. And yes they use positive reinforcement, but it's no supprise that she doesn't mention that a mother wolf will kill her own pup if its stubborn and disobedient enough. Thats how the wild works. It so obviouse this lady comes from an unreal world where her beggest problem was if there is enough love in her relationships, this isnt the real world however, and certainly not the dog world. I dont feel she is qualified to give dog advise. This seems like a nice lady. I am sure her methods work on the average fun loving well behaved dog that has a few little training problems, however, if you have an aggressive dog or any serious issue please do not buy this book. I am a dog behaviorist (not a trainer, big difference). Any one who knows the psychology of a dog knows that dogs are pack oriented animals; period. So much so that they will give they're lives for it. It is rare for animals to give their lives for others, but dogs do! They crave a pack, they crave structure and order. They need a leader or they will be very confused and very unbalanced. It is irresponsible to assume that what makes a dog happy is the same as what makes a human happy. Completely disrespectful in my opinion. Dogs and humans have many similarities but the differences are extremely vital to understand, your dogs happiness depends on your knowledge and ability to consistently enforce a set of rules (for their own safety). Dominance methods should not be over used but neither should positive reinforcement; a balance between them is necessary and healthy. The only method that is cruel and harmful to a dog is the one that is not balanced and not based off of dog psychology. If your concern is more about not hurting the dogs feelings (which you will only do if you are giving correction or affection incorrectly, which 90% of dog owners do) and not looking bad to other people, then you are severly uneducated about your dogs true needs and likely have a dog that is unhappy (just because your dog plays and wags his or her tail does not mean that they are happy). Most dog trainers would rather put a dog down then try an opposing method. You don't want to take any addvise from these people. Since this positive reinforcement thing became popular there has been a huge uprise of problematic dogs. Please, spend your time and money on information that teaches you about how your dog thinks. Save your dog and save your sanity!
Wonderful Book For ALL Dog Owners!
This book includes many helpful hints as well as a training guideline! ALL new and old dog owners should read this book! The Love Dog Method makes so much sense!!!