You've got your new dog, you've got the bowl, the collar and the lead. Now what? This puppy doesn't seem to understand anything you say You got your pet to be your companion - and yet all you seem to do is yell at her
Let's change this right away: instead of focussing on what you don't want your dog to do, focus on what you do want. Instead of having unnecessary battles over trivia, build up terrific games your dog longs to play with you. Soon your unruly dog will be saying, "Yes? What would you like me to do for you?"
And so begins a wonderful partnership. Beverley takes you by the hand and leads you through the games and lessons, step-by-step. There's no strange jargon, no "Thou shalt not's", and every time you get stuck, another solution pops up. Through years of experience teaching new owners how to work with their puppies and dogs - entirely without force - Beverley knows just what you're up against.
The second book in the series Essential Skills for your Brilliant Family Dog continues the fun of training your family pet without force or intimidation. This book shows you how to teach your dog impulse control, so that he can earn great freedom in your home by being trustworthy around food, doorways, the children's toys, your best shoes ... and anything else a puppy may take a fancy to