Lessons for My Puppy So many puppy books–how do you choose? “Lessons for My Puppy” is about helping your puppy become a happy, engaged learner. It is less about teaching specific skills and more about creating an eager student–one who wants to learn what you have to teach.
With so many dog training books out there, how do you decide which training method and philosophy to choose? There are almost as many buzzwords and methods as there are dog trainers. Why not start with selecting a training philosophy?
Many people are unaware that "teaching" their four-legged best friend is an option. Thank goodness the dominance-based alpha training techniques where you force dogs into compliance are falling out of favor as information about the science of how dogs learns becomes more well known. This book shows you some of the other training options one professional dog trainer, Marge Rogers, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, chose for her new puppy. Marge's videos are expertly explained by award-winning writer and mentor for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Eileen Anderson. Follow along as Portuguese Water Dog, Zip, learns his first lessons.