Sunday, July 25, 2010

Book Review: The Power of Positive Dog Training

The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller is a wonderful book for any one that wants to know more about clicker training.

The feature that I really enjoy in the book is that she has broken the training down into what to do each week with some bonus tricks to teach. She gives you great incite into how to teach the behavior and some of the common problems that you may experience. The problems include creative ways to get back on track with your training. She breaks it down into just 6 weeks of training.

The book also covers common problem behaviors you may encounter with your canine such as guarding, biting, chewing, and housetraining. I have read many books on dog behavior/training and I really felt that this book was different than many I had read. I feel the book goes above and beyond by organizing your training. It includes a Doggie Day Planner in the back to help keep track of your training and progress, so you will be able to actually see the improvement.

It would be fun to start with a new dog or puppy with no formal training and see if you can accomplish the behaviors in six weeks. I might give it a try some time.

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