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Mother Knows Best: The Natural Way to Train Your Dog

by Carol Lea Benjamin

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This is a wonderful straightforward guide to basic obedience and the standard training methods used by most trainers for many years. The author gives some background as to why certain techniques work but mostly concentrates on the techniques themselves. She starts with puppyhood and moves up to advanced obedience. If I were to have one book on my shelf about dog training, it would be this one. ( )
  jppoetryreader | Jun 24, 2011 |
Based on the premise that the domesticated dog is recently descended from a pack animal, this book proposes a natural method of behavior modification using methods that the dog is wired to understand. Very, very detailed instructions for on and off leash training with ample discussion of the underlying motivation of dog behaviour and illustrative examples from the author's own experience as a dog trainer. There is a LOT of information presented given the length of the book and at times this can be rather daunting as can the admonitions of the time and effort required (although we assured that it will be well worth it). About the only thing missing is a summary Curriculum for an adult dog (there is one included for puppies). ( )
  PortiaLong | Aug 24, 2008 |
This should be required reading for anyone interested in getting a dog! ( )
  smbmom | Sep 27, 2007 |
You can't beat a classic. ( )
  inflytur | Apr 1, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0876056664, Hardcover)

With more than 150,000 copies sold, Mother Knows Best is one of the top training books of all time. Based on the natural way a mother dog trains her puppies, Benjamin's training method is humane, effective and all natural. Now we've put a bright new cover on a timeless classic.

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An approach to training designed to make an obedient, reliable animal of the family dog.

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