LOVE, PRAISE & REWARD: The New Way to Teach Your Dog by Ed. Beckmann

LOVE, PRAISE & REWARD: The New Way to Teach Your Dog

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Beckmann began, as a trainer, with a choke collar and the Command, Correct, Praise approach, then switched gears when he perceived, ""There was no necessity for nice, happy dogs to be afraid of me."" Now he's a firm believer in Love, Praise, and Reward, for he finds that patience and kindness get the same results as his former methods. Once a clear-eyed, clean-nosed, vet-inspected pet comes into your home, you can teach--not train--him easily . . . if you understand his perspective. Using bologna or cheese rewards, start with ""sit,"" proceed to ""wait,"" ""come,"" and ""lie down,"" then move on to more complicated directions. Beckmann has specific suggestions for problem pets--refrigerator-raiders, howlers--which require benevolent forms of behavior modification, and he also offers brief remarks on major breeds. Mostly, however, he concentrates on the benefits of his revised approach and why the precepts work. Hardly a ""new"" way but generally reliable.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1979
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan