Training for Both Ends of the Leash: A Guide to Cooperation Training for You and Your Dog

Training for Both Ends of the Leash: A Guide to Cooperation Training for You and Your Dog

by Kate Perry, Yvonne Conza


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A breakthrough approach to dog training, tapping the power of cooperation by integrating a dog’s natural instinct with an owner’s personality.

Kate Perry has seen it all: the secret pee-ers, the delivery-man harassers, the agoraphobics. Every dog presents a unique set of drives, traits, and needs—and so does every owner. Delivering the effective approach that has made her a highly sought-after canine consultant, Training for Both Ends of the Leash incorporates the owner’s lifestyle and household setup to create a balanced training program and reliable behavior for dogs and their owners.

Training for Both Ends of the Leash helps identify a dog’s dominant drives and personality so that owners can develop a personalized training system that targets specific problems. Only positive reinforcement is permitted, and owners are taught how to appropriately accommodate a dog’s tendencies, leading to a fun, loving, and respectful atmosphere in which owner and pet can forge a strong bond based on trust. Featuring personal stories from her client files, along with Perry’s unique Canine-ality Quiz to determine your dog’s temperment and advice with Professor Sophie (Kate’s pug, who has helped train more than 3,000 dogs), the book covers every concern, from housebreaking and socialization to street smarts and anxiety.
For anyone who is struggling with a new dog or simply wants to improve a situation with a current dog, Training for Both Ends of the Leash puts people and their pups on the road to domestic bliss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583334515
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 621,939
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kate Perry owns Kate Perry Dog Training, servicing six New York locations. Certified by the Animal Behavior College, she has been featured widely in the media, including on Animal Planet and Today. Yvonne Conza is the founder of, an education and etiquette website and organization for dog owners.

Table of Contents

One-Less-Dog Mantra ix

Introduction 1

1 How to Understand Your Dog 9

2 Attention, Please 24

3 What's Driving the Relationship? 34

4 Training for Connection 48

5 Puppyhood: Speculation or Investment? 71

6 The Housekeeping of Housetraining 101

7 Tailgating 127

8 Chain of Commands 158

9 The Anxious Dog 182

10 Health: Mind, Body and Wag 200

11 Leash Lingo 224

12 Let It Play Out 251

Acknowledgments 275

Resources 279

Photo Credits 283

Index 285

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