How to Get Your Dog to Do What You Want: A Loving Approach to Unleashing Your Dog's Astonishing Learning Potential

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Why settle for anything less than a best friend? Every dog wants to perform -- and deservedly gain your love and affection. With Warren Eckstein's expert guidance, you can forget about frustration and disobedience, and enjoy years with a loyal, alert, and very happy dog! Here are wonderful insights, witty ...
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Overview

Why settle for anything less than a best friend? Every dog wants to perform -- and deservedly gain your love and affection. With Warren Eckstein's expert guidance, you can forget about frustration and disobedience, and enjoy years with a loyal, alert, and very happy dog! Here are wonderful insights, witty observations, and step-by-step advice for:
* Communicating with your dog
* Hassle-free housebreaking
*The training ABCs -- from sitting to heeling and beyond
* Diet, grooming, exercise and dentistry tips
* Coping with canine old age
* And much, much more!
"Too bad Warren isn't a marriage counselor! If only he could do for husbands what he does for dogs!" Kathie Lee Gifford

The host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Pet Show, dog expert Warren Eckstein also appears monthly on Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee. Now, in the warm, authoritative tradition of his popular guide to coaching cats, Eckstein presents a step-by-step guide to highly effective training and communicating with your dog.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Pop psychology and greeting-card effusiveness thickly pad the excellent training tips in this manual. Warren Eckstein, host of a syndicated radio program called The Pet Show, and a monthly visitor to TV's Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee, and his wife who disappears in the first-person-singular prose urge readers to aid their dogs in the incalculably important tasks of ``image-and confidence-building'' and in developing ``self-esteem'' and ``inner strength.'' It's hard to take seriously both the admonitions against ``spreading gossip'' about the family pet and the suggestions that readers tape-record themselves practicing ``various types of woofs'' to improve their fluency in dog-speak and equip their homes with a ``doggy gym or physical fitness center.'' There's also some tiresome name-dropping of celebrity clients and a little name-brand-dropping. But those who persevere will find helpful discussions about introducing a second pet or a new baby into the household; remedies for excessive barking and other unwanted behaviors; and sound training principles. Photos not seen by PW. Oct.
Library Journal
The Ecksteins take the newer, refreshing approach that the dog is a family member and should be treated with love and respect. The owner's responsibility is to learn to understand his or her pet and communicate well with it. To accomplish this, the authors provide sound information on understanding a dog's body language and emotions and goes on to state that behavior problems result from boredom (on the dog's part). At least half of this book discusses techniques for training the "basic five" commands: heel, sit, come, down, and stay. The authors emphasize the importance of praise and consistency. However, their corrective jerk on the leash is falling in disfavor as more progressive trainers look to motivational techniques to train dogs. Also, the use of the "shake can" to startle the dog is strikingly inconsistent with the philosophy in the first part of the book. The names used throughout for the imaginary dogs-Fido, Fluffy, and Clydie Poops-are somewhat irritating. Despite its minor flaws, this book is recommended for libraries needing an inexpensive source of good information on raising dogs. (Illustrations and index not seen.)-Edell Marie Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., Wis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449909560
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 493,567
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.23 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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