The Complete Idiot's Guide to Positive Dog Training, Second Edition, replaces the standard punishment-based training methods that have potential consequences for puppies and limited effectiveness with older dogs. This guide demonstrates positive training methods, based on a system of rewards and encouragement, to teach basic commands and housetraining, and correct a host of problem behaviors. Readers will also learn loose-leash walking games and how to train for the American Kennel Club's increasingly popular Canine Good Citizen test.
• Dog owners number more than 40 million in the United States, and more and more of them are giving up on punitive training methods
• One of the few dog training books that exclusively adheres to positive training methods
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