Alana Stevenson is a Professional Dog and Cat Behavior Specialist and Dog Trainer. She has an M.S. in biology with a focus in education. She is Certified (CDBC) by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior.
The Right Way The First Timeby Alana Stevenson
Author Alana Stevenson provides readers with the basic principles of animal learning so they can effectively remedy behavioral issues using only a positive, humane approach. Resolve tough issues such as separation anxiety, fear of strangers, aggression, lunging while on the leash, jumping on visitors, barking, car sickness, and more. Using rewards rather than
Author Alana Stevenson provides readers with the basic principles of animal learning so they can effectively remedy behavioral issues using only a positive, humane approach. Resolve tough issues such as separation anxiety, fear of strangers, aggression, lunging while on the leash, jumping on visitors, barking, car sickness, and more. Using rewards rather than punishment, Alana provides easy-to-follow, gentle, and highly effective methods and advice for teaching dogs polite manners. By learning how to communicate well with dogs, you can teach your dog how to come when called, sit, lie down, stay, look at you, walk on a leash, eliminate outdoors, and behave nicely around people and other dogs. Your dog will have fun learning through the use of special training games that you both will enjoy playing together.
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It is absurd the reviews by the two breeders, and clearly neither has read the book. I have read this book and it is fantastic. Very user-friendly, pro-dog, and compassionate. The author is clearly knowledgeable and experienced. The book is recommended by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, which is how I found this incredible book. It is given great reviews by veterinary behaviorists, positive dog trainers, authors and shelter directors. We need more books like this. Dogs benefit and so do people.
While some of the tips on training in this book are alright A(sit, stay, come, heal,etc) I don't feel that the writer has given alot of thought to first time pet owners or novice owners when it comes to dealing with some of the problems she mentions in her book.
An excellent example of this is the section about aggressive behavior in some dogs. This is something that should not be attemped by someone who doesn't know what they are doing and you can't learn what you need to know by reading a book plain and simple. Agression of any kind is best left to those who have experience with this type of behavior. The dog is being aggressive for a reason and usually its because they have been either taught this behavior or because they have at some time or another been mistreated. In my opinion there are better books available for people to learn the basics of training.