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Dogs and Their People; Choosing and Training the Best Dog for You

Diller, Steve

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ISBN 10: 0786863617 / ISBN 13: 9780786863617
Published by Hyperion, New York, 1998
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550 g; X, 240 pages, indexed, the book is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white drawing. Colour illustrated dustjacket. The hardcover binding is slightly dumped at the heel of the spine, but otherwise the book shows no damage. At the beginning, Steve stresses that one of the most important considerations in achieving a successful canine relationship is selecting the right kind of dog. To that end he offers an extensive list of breeds and an honest assessment of their traits so anyone can make an informed choice that will suit an individual or family's personality and lifestyle." -- Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s) Illustrator: Noel Malsberg. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; ISBN: 0786863617. ISBN/EAN: 9780786863617. Inventory No: 0227564. Bookseller Inventory # 0227564

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Title: Dogs and Their People; Choosing and Training...

Publisher: Hyperion, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Noel Malsberg

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Now, in paperback, Steve Diller offers the best of his experience, insights, and advice. He begins by stressing the importance of matching the right kind of dog with the right owner, and provides an extensive list of breeds and their traits. Dogs and Their People contains all the essential ingredients for making truly educated choices.

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Stressing positive reinforcement instead of punishment, these three new titles are very different from pet-training books of the past that emphasized domination training methods. Diller's Dogs and Their People is perhaps the most readable, with the most logical presentation. Diller, president of the Society of North American Dog Trainers, believes that dogs are as individual as people and that training comprises two aspectsAthe teaching of specific behaviors and the prevention of problems. His approach is a blend of positive motivation and properly applied corrections. Diller presents the basics of learning theory, discusses common behavioral problems, and clarifies the pluses and minuses of the wide variety of collars, leashes, and training tools available. He gives specific recommendations for teaching doggy "etiquette" as well as practical obedience exercises. One of the most valuable chapters is on building relationships, particularly when there are other pets or children in the household. Marlo's training method is similar to Diller's, blending love and understanding with discipline. The "dog trainer to the stars" (her clients include Jamie Lee Curtis and Bridget Fonda) believes that "training is more than just sit and stay. It's also learning about dog behavior and the canine-human relationship." Her book covers myths and realities about dogs, choosing a breed, building a leadership relationship, socialization, and puppy-proofing your home. She includes extensive but comprehensible discussions of housebreaking (including the importance of feeding and watering schedules) and common behavior problems. Olympic gold medalist Louganis's For the Life of Your Dog is not so much a training manual as a book about caring for your dog from puppyhood to old age. The four main sections take the reader from the commitment required to own a dog, through puppyhood, into the prime adult years, and finally to old age. Throughout, there is never any doubt that the author is celebrating the human-animal bond. Like Diller and Marlo, Louganis, who now breeds and trains dogs, covers responsible ownership, socialization, housebreaking, basic training, and problem solving/prevention. However, the use of stories and vignettes to deliver his message sometimes makes his book seem disorganized and rambling. All three books are highly recommended for public libraries where pet books are popular. Diller has the edge for his understandable presentation on learning theory and organization, and Marlo gets extra points for her focus on building relationships and taking training beyond "sit and stay." Louganis is recommended for the intensity of his feelings and his celebration of the canine's place in the human world. [Louganis's book was previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/98.]AEdell Marie Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., Milwauke.
-AEdell Marie Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., Milwaukee
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