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From the Publisher[Darlene] Arden (The Angell Memorial Animal Hospital Book of Wellness and Preventive Care for Dogs), a certified animal behavior consultant, has written a good-humored training guide for pet owners with canines whose behavior is less than amusing. She begins by describing the clicker training method of positive reinforcement, applying these methods to the top ten annoying behaviors —inappropriate urination, humping, excessive barking, aggression, possessiveness, crotch sniffing, begging food, separation anxiety, phobias, and obstructing human relationships —as well as coprophagia and destructive chewing. Even the most inexperienced dog owner will find her advice easy to follow. Humorous anecdotes illustrating the undesirable behavior enhance the text. While there are many helpful guides available addressing the same behavioral issues and using the same training methods, including Tamar Geller's The Loved Dog, Arden's book is easy to read, entertaining, and affordable. An excellent purchase for all public libraries. Recommended.
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