Dogs are dangerous. And they are more dangerous to children than to adults. Not as dangerous of course, as kitchen utensils, playground equipment or bedroom slippers, or anywhere close to the... More > danger presented by family, friends, guns or cars! Here's the reality. Dogs almost never kill people. A child is more likely to die choking on a marble or a balloon, and an adult is more likely to die in a bedroom slipper related accident. Your chances of being killed by a dog are roughly one in 18 million. You are five times more likely to be killed by a bolt of lighting. The supposed epidemic numbers of dog bites splashed across the media are absurdly inflated by dubious research and by counting bites that don't actually hurt anyone. Dogs enhance the livers of millions more people than even the most inflated estimates of dog-bite victims. Infants who live with dogs have< Less
The most thought-provoking book ever written on dog behavior and training.
Generations of dogs have been labeled as training-lemons for requiring actual motivation when all along they were perfectly... More > normal. Numerous other completely and utterly normal dogs have been branded as canine misfits simply because they grew up to act like dogs. Barking, chewing, sniffing, licking, jumping up, and occasionally, (just like people), having arguments, is as normal and natural for dogs as wagging tails and burying bones. However, all dogs need to be taught how to modify their normal and natural behaviors to adjust to human culture. Sadly, all too often, when the dog's way of life conflicts with human rules and standards, many dogs are discarded and summarily put to death. That's quite the Culture Clash.
“Simply, the best dog book I have ever read!”
-Dr Ian Dunbar, Founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)< Less
Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar provides an easy to read and comprehensive guide to raising a happy, confident and well behaved dog. Dr. Dunbar uses toys, treats, lures and... More > rewards, and believes that training should always be fun. Dog-friendly dog training from the dog’s point of view will turn your dog into a model canine citizen< Less
Training a puppy is easy if you know how. Housetraining, Chewtoy training and proper socialization will be much easier if you start the first day your puppy comes home. Every year, too many dogs end... More > up abandoned at rescue shelters because their owners didn't know how easy dog training can be if you start right from day one. Please, read this book if you have a puppy or are just thinking about getting one.< Less
This brief but comprehensive guide to puppy training contains crucial information about socialization, temperament training, behavior modification and basic manners. Dr. Dunbar’s lure/reward... More > training techniques are altogether quicker, easier, gentler, more effective and certainly more enjoyable for you and your dog than any others.
Welcome back to the historically-proven, so-old-it’s-new-again, natural, common-sense, and enjoyable way to train your dog –off-leash, lure/reward, fun and games, dog friendly dog training.< Less
Training a puppy is easy if you know how. Learn what to do before you get your puppy and you will be starting your pup on the right paw. Every year, too many dogs end up abandoned at rescue... More > shelters because their owners didn't know how easy dog training can be if you start right from day one. Please, read this book if you are thinking about getting a puppy.< Less