Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog: A 3-Step Positive Dog-Training Program

Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog: A 3-Step Positive Dog-Training Program

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by Julie A. Bjelland
     
 

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A comprehensive dog training and puppy training program that offers the added benefit of one-on-one online advice from the author

Do you consider your dog part of the family? Most dog guardians do. But just like children, dogs need structure. Structure to show him that he shouldn't jump on every person who enters your house, or urinate indoors, or drag you

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A comprehensive dog training and puppy training program that offers the added benefit of one-on-one online advice from the author

Do you consider your dog part of the family? Most dog guardians do. But just like children, dogs need structure. Structure to show him that he shouldn't jump on every person who enters your house, or urinate indoors, or drag you down the road when you walk him. In Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog, Julie Bjelland offers all the information you need to make your dog confident, secure and able to understand and follow rules. Drawing on years of experience, Julie has created a thorough guide that teaches basic training, how to communicate with your dog, and how to prevent and solve behavior problems. She discusses how to train your puppy and how to train adult dogs, even special needs dogs, and tells how to choose the right dog for your family and how to integrate him into a home with kids, other dogs, or cats.

Because each dog's situation is unique, Julie is offering readers exclusive one-on-one guidance via her website, for up to 60 days. Here dog training, often very expensive, is now affordable and accessible to a broad audience. Julie's down-to-earth, uncomplicated advice is a welcome solution for a busy dog guardian and aims to change the way people communicate with, and care for, their dogs forever.

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Editorial Reviews

The American Dog Magazine
Explicit, positive advice on tackling any problem you may have with your dog. Bjelland tells you how to change your communication with your dog so that you will have 'stress-free, unconditional love for years to come.' She also has a web site so you can contact her, and donates a portion of her profits to help dogs. This is a must- read book that can help your dog as well as other deserving canines.
Pet Guardians of America
This is NOT just another dog-training book. Believe me, I've read them all. Julie Bjelland's book is one of the best, right up there with the Monks of New Skete, The Culture Clash and How Dogs Think. ...Her approach is simple. The steps she lays out make perfect sense. I found myself having several "Ah Ha" moments. Her background as a vet-tech and a trainer for Guide Dogs for the Blind has given her opportunities to observe both ends of the leash. She understands that a successful harmonious relationship between guardian and dog begins with human behavior...This is a great book for every dog owner, whether you're a newbie or you've had dogs for years...it's a guide for achievable and purposeful goals.
Library Journal
Those who wish their dog were better behaved can skip the chapters on preparing for a new dog. Detailed contents demonstrate that the three-step program of getting ready, starting, and advancing training is a way to sequence activities to avoid overwhelming dogs or their human companions. Bjelland, who trained for Guide Dogs of the Blind, counsels owners on feelings of frustration when things don't go as planned and offers one-on-one guidance via her web site (www.webdogtrainer.com). Her coverage of behavior modification and fun things to do with your well-behaved dog is basic because a number of other books are devoted to these topics. Well-chosen black-and-white photos supplement the text. VERDICT Life will be better for readers who heed Bjelland's advice. The strength of this book is the practical, user-friendly motivation it provides for owners, to shape both human and dog behaviors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312598976
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
379,458
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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