You Can Train Your Dog
Mastering the Art & Science of Modern Dog Training
Pamela Dennison, CDBC
223 pp. (c) 2015
What do science and art have to do with dog training? The science teaches you the nuances of how dogs learn. The art helps you to be clearer and more inventive if your dog doesn’t quite understand what you want. You will learn about breaking down behaviors using a positive, proactive approach which is a big part of the modern process of dog training. Step-by-step instructions will help make what might seem insurmountable into something much simpler. This book takes you through:
- A look at the science behind modern dog training techniques and why they really work
- Expert advice on basic training–sit, down, stay, come, door etiquette, and loose leash walking
- How to address jumping, biting, stealing, and other misbehaviors
Life mirrors dog training. The effort you put in now will yield many rewards, both immediately and for years to come.
This book is the required text for our Essentials of Behavior & Training online course.
Review by Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC:
“Pam Dennison has done it again! She has written a fabulous book about training dogs that will benefit both the pet owner and novice or professional instructor. When I think of Pam, I think of someone who really ‘gets’ dogs and who stands out in her ability to teach using practical, simple, realistic, and effective dog-friendly methods. Her easy-to-follow approaches work with family dogs, working dogs, high-performance dogs, and dogs with problems. It is precisely because of its practicality and comprehensiveness that I plan to use this book in my Animal-Assisted Play Therapy training program. This is an absolute must-read for everyone who trains their own or others’ dogs!”