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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of Contents
One-Less-Dog Mantra ix
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
Photo Credits 283
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This in-depth look at dogs is a phenomenal tool for owners who either have trouble with their pets, or would like to begin training dogs. Most, if not all, questions are answered, and readers will walk away feeling 100% more confident in how to handle their beloved pets.
When we adopted our 10-week-old Australian cattle dog mix rescue four years ago, we immediately went to Kate (who was highly recommended by our vet). That's when we began our incredible training adventures beginning with puppy socialization classes and continuing through all kinds of intermediate and advanced commands and tricks in group and private sessions where, in addition to the fun stuff, we also worked on a variety of issues that make life in the city so challenging for a herding dog and his guardians. Kate's extremely professional, generous, cheerful, positive approach, which she tailors perfectly to the needs of each dog, has helped us to build an amazing relationship with Ollie, which wouldn't be what it is without her. With Kate it's not about telling your dog what to do, but about learning to communicate with him, understand what he's telling you (and other dogs), and work with him in a way that he will comprehend. People need training as much as their dogs, and Kate shows you how to travel that two-way street successfully with smiles on both ends of the leash. Kate and her book get four paws up from us! Thanks, Kate!