Secrets To Dog Training presents an unusually detailed and thorough look at how to both prevent and deal with the more common problem behaviors exhibited by dogs.
As the owner of a moderately troublesome mutt myself, I spent a significant amount of time searching online for accurate information on this subject.
Until I came across this one.
Having gone through this program, I have to say that the information it covers within the pages unusually exacting for an online book.
Written by a seasoned dog trainer, you can be assured that all the tips and advice included are tried and true, and come from Stevens’ real-life experiences as a professional dog trainer.
There is also a straight-talking, easy to follow 30-minute downloadable video which provides real-life examples of doggy bad behavior along with solutions and remedies to change them.
What The Program Covers
There is a pretty impressive range of information packed into this guide.
It is not just the problem behaviors that are covered: the book starts off with new-owner advice (how to choose a puppy or dog,.
But also the best places to get one from, breed information, puppy or dog-proofing your home, the first vet visit, housetraining, etc.
Steven then proceeds to the more advanced topics.
Such as behavioral problems ranging from aggression, dominance to chewing, digging, excessive barking, separation anxiety, to name a few.
He also brings up intermediate-level obedience commands, health-related dog problems (allergies, cat/dog coexistence, fleas, heatstroke, and so on), and advanced commands and tricks.
The 30-minute downloadable video gives a great insight into a dog’s quest to be the alpha dog and how you can prevent this.
Its quick steps to stop bad behaviors such as housebreaking right through to leash pulling are so simple you can start trying them out on your dog straight away.
Particularly Good Parts
In addition to the contents listed above, there is also a pretty impressive section on dog whispering, which – in case you haven’t heard of it already – is a method of dog training based on a philosophy of clear communication and mutual respect.
It has been popularized in recent years by Cesar Millan of The Dog Whisperer and is becoming increasingly well-known as an alternative and humane method for disciplining and training your dog.
Secrets To Dog Training has dedicated an entire section to dog whispering.
Daniel Stevens explains the background of the technique, how to utilize voice and body language to your best advantage, and how to use the technique to calmly, assertively, and effectively correct and train your dog.
Step-by-set instructions are included for the common commands (sit, down, come, stay, quiet, etc.
It makes for some pretty interesting reading – and, after trying out the basics on my own recalcitrant pooch, I was amazed at how effective the techniques suggested are. highly recommended.