Doggy Days Post #13
Hi Neighbors. Here is a dog training book to include in our Doggy Days Event. This book is called The Love That Dog Training Program by Dawn Sylvia-Staciewicz and Larry Kay. This positive system of rewards and punishment is a five week course to train your dog. Dawn has some well-known dogs for clients, such as Bo Obama and Splash Kennedy.She is a leader in the field of positive reinforcement dog training. She is known for her groundbreaking method of using treats and bonding, rather than choke collars and punishment. And now you can read about her training method and implement them with your own dog/s. Dawn was inspired by lessons learned in parenthood and applied to dog training.
Here are some benefits they claim you will be able to train your dog to do:
1.Never pull on his leash
2. Be relaxed around food
3. Enjoy spending time in his crate
4. Calmly accept grooming and bathing
5. Stop barking
6. Respond to verbal clues
7. Give up jumping and furniture chewing
8. Learn tricks
9. And much more
The book is broken down into chapters such as:
My Approach to Dog Training
Preparing for Dog Training
Feeding, Potty Training and Crating
After which you begin the 5 week course.
There are also a couple of chapters on Training Games, Clicker Training, and Behavior Problems.
Overall this book covers just about any training concern you may have, and it is all done with positive reinforcement. A couple of things I appreciate about the book is it is written in a simple enough form you can understand what is being said. The other thing I really like is there are very clear pictures to go along with the training steps which show you what they are describing. You don't have to just guess if you are doing it right. The book also shows them working with various size dogs. Being an owner of a small dog, I know that not all training books help you to deal with a small dog. There is a training log at the end of each chapter for the weekly training that will allow you to keep track of your dog's progress.
There are several locations on their site where you can purchase this book online. You may want to like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
Before she became known nationally as the dog trainer to President Obama's family, DAWN SYLVIA-STASIEWICZ trained each of Senator Ted Kennedy's Portuguese Water Dogs. Dawn had been a professional dog trainer in the Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia area for more than 20 years. She ran the popular Merit Puppy dog training classes, training and boarding dogs for the Washington elite while also serving the common dog owner at her classes at the Boys and Girls Club of Washington DC. Dawn brought a mom's approach to training, basing her work on a system of positive reinforcement methods. Learn more about Dawn’s extraordinary life work at her Merit Puppy dog training website: www.meritpuppy.com.
LARRY KAY, a Los Angeles-based writer, shares Dawn’s legacy through his writing and public appearances. He writes for Dog Fancy magazine, AOL's Paw Nation website, and other national publications. Larry’s personal mission is to help kids become safe and successful with pets. He believes that when kids discover pets, they discover themselves. Larry created the Animal Wow Dogs Wow Dogs DVD, which has become the most award-winning dog care DVD for kids, and is Editorial Director for two Animal Wow blogs: "When Kids Discover Pets" for families and "Stately Sniffs the Web" for kids. His writing credits include PBS documentaries, educational films for the New York City Board of Education, and children's edutainment software for Disney and The Muppets.
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received the book The Love That Dog Program for review purposes. All quotes are from the Love That Dog Training Program. All thoughts and opinions are mine.