Good Dog! Enhanced Version
Practical Answers to Behavior Questions
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Whether you are a first-time or long-time dog owner, “Good Dog!” is the book to keep readily at hand. Author Steve Dale, a certified animal behavior consultant and syndicated columnist on pet behavior, provides insights, tips, and tools for handling all range of behavior issues. “Good Dog!” tackles some of the most common and difficult behaviors, using positive reinforcement to correct them.
Written with pet owner questions and answers from Dale’s columns, “Good Dog!” covers such topics as dogs’ aggression--towards people or each other; training challenges; noise and separation anxieties; curbing excessive barking, jumping, or chewing; and cognitive dysfunction. A section on unusual topics gives advice on everything from bringing home new pets and people to how to handle a reluctant pooch’s costume on Halloween.
This video- enhanced version of “Good Dog!” includes 10 demonstration videos discussing and illustrating the techniques described in the book. Highlights include training the "Come" command indoors and outdoors; diagnosing and treating separation anxiety; helping an owner with an aggressively barking dog; and using enrichment activities and toys to help dogs stay mentally and physically active.