Widely regarded as the anti-Cesar Millan by dog owners and experts, Tamar Geller's nonaggressive approach to dog training is based on love, play, and mutual respect between dog and owner - much like how a wolf plays with its young. Using a combination of child psychology and animal behavior science, Geller revolutionized the way Americans train their dogs and has won the approval of the Humane Society, for which she is a longtime adviser.
Now she expands on her play-training methods and offers a day-by-day, easy-to-follow plan for raising a happy and well-mannered canine. In this step-by-step guide, Geller gives dog owners all the essential training instructions, insights, and tips, including housebreaking, socialization, commands, hand signals, games, developing a routine, and much more.
Throughout, Geller explains theories on how dogs think and breaks down dogs' basic needs in simple yet engaging language. She also makes fascinating connections between raising a puppy and the process of nurturing a toddler that will shed new light on dog training. Whether it's a new puppy from the pet store or a rescue dog from the pound, this is the ultimate go-to reference for anyone who decides to bring a new dog into their home - or improve the behavior of the family dog in just one month. Turns out, you can teach an old dog new tricks!
"The Loved Dog method is nothing short of a revolution. Tamar Geller shows us a pathway beyond punishment, and reminds us that understanding and respect are the key words in dog training in the twenty-first century. Now these common-sense and humane principles are set out clearly in a single, accessible volume." (Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States)
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Has Value but Too Simplistic
- N. Rogers
criticizing other trainers
Dog owners who never administer negative corrections and only want to explore one point of view. I wanted her point of view but she is too narrow minded to realize there are always differences and neither has to be wrong.
I would not read more of her books.
Anytime she critiqued other trainers who she doesn't agree with.
I could not finish the book because she constantly mentioned about how other trainers were training wrong. She doesn't give names but to me I felt she was referring to Cesar millan. I agree with his methods but wanted to learn about a different approach, but it was too distracting because she keep talking about how other trainers did training wrong. I felt she was trying to justify her method like she was threatened by a different training method.
- M. Orlando