The Dog Whisperer: The Essential Guide to Understanding and Raising a Happy Dog
Compehensive and effective, The Dog Whisperer is the essential guide to training your canine companion. Based on the premise that the modern dog still shares many of the behavioural characteristics of its ancestor, the wolf, this book will show you the ten keys to effective training and how to put those keys into practice. By following the three R's of dog training - reward, reinforcement and reprimand - you can have a well behaved dog that obeys your every command. This book will enable you to solve dog behaviour problems effectively, and offers a revealing insight into the mind of your dog - ultimately leading to an improved relationship between you and your canine friend.
John Richardson is based in Sydney and has trained dogs for over thirty years. Known as 'The Dog Whisperer', he is chief instructor and Managing Director of DogTech International - one of the most successful in-home dog training companies operating in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan. He assists animal welfare shelters and runs workshops and seminars for the RSPCA. Leslye Sharon Cole is a freelance illustrator living in Sydney. After seeing John work as 'The Dog Whisperer' on television, she sought his help with her own dog's behavioural problems. This led to a creative association and their first book together, The Dog Whisperer.