Training the Family Dog

Do you have a new puppy or an older dog that needs some training? Dogs are great companions and become family members for many owners. Good training is important for both the dog and owner to live together peacefully. Some animal behaviorists believe animals have an emotional life and pet owners can use this knowledge when training their dog. Learn positive training methods and how working with animal behavior can improve life with your pet.

Lucky Dog Lessons

Trainer Brandon McMillan provides practical and effective training techniques that result in a well-mannered pet. Brandon’s approach is tested on shelter dogs and seen on his television show, Lucky Dog.

The Secret Language of Dogs

Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet’s TV series, It’s Me or the Dog, discusses basic dog behavior. She says that positive training techniques and good communication with your dog will build a stronger bond with your pet.

Pets on the Couch

Veterinarian Nicholas Dodman explores animal behavior and promotes a more humane treatment of animals. He believes bad pet behavior can often be tied to psychological and biological causes.

Love Is All You Need

Jennifer Arnold talks about the importance of bonding with your dog. She teaches a partnership-centered approach to training dogs that works with their natural abilities.

Dog owners need tools and methods to handle separation anxiety or fearful behavior. The anxious and sometimes destructive behavior of dogs can mean the loss of a forever home. Pets may also have problems when a family welcomes a new baby. Owners that include their pet as a valued family member will find help in these books.

Home Alone--and Happy!

Offers methods to prevent anxiety and stress that dogs and puppies feel when home alone.

Beyond Flight or Fight

Discusses compassionate techniques to help owners work with fearful dogs.

Please Don't Bite the Baby (and Please Don't Chase the Dogs)

Therapy and service-dog trainer Lisa Edwards provides tips for teaching dogs and children to live together safely.

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