* Jumping on people
* Nipping, especially when excited
* Stealing food off counters
* Chewing shoes and other items
* Darting out the door
* Barking at anything or everything
* Lunging and barking at other dogs
* Chasing the cat, bunnies, bicyclists, or others
* Digging holes in the back yard
Ask The Trainer covers these and many more issues in our Q&A format. We live with dogs because they bring a lot of joy, fun and love into our lives. At times, however, everyone who lives with a dog can relate to the frustration they can also cause!
The questions in this book are ones that our clients often ask for help in resolving. Some can be resolved on your own with the guidance of this book. Others will require professional assistance to successfully resolve for the long term. Either way, this book will help you better understand the problem and give you some ideas on how to get started. It will also give you a better idea if this is an issue for which you truly do need some help in successfully resolving the issue.
Sue Brown, MNM, CDBC, CPDT-KA, is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, and a Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. With over 15 years of experience, she owns Love My Dog Training, in the Denver, Colorado metro area, focusing on well-behaved and well-trained family dogs. She started her second business, The Light of Dog, in 2011 to publish books, ebooks, online training modules and other products. She has written for the APDT Chronicle of the Dog and was a contributor to the book The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Top Tips from Top Trainers: 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training published in 2010. She writes regularly on her weblog in addition to her monthly newsletter. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a CPA license and a Masters of Nonprofit Management degree. She retired from her career as Controller for a nonprofit organization to run her own dog training and behavior consulting business full-time. Sue shares her life with her husband, Ed, their Greyhound, Jahzara, and the always entertaining, reformed juvenile delinquent Vizsla, Romeo.