автор(ы): Steven Appelbaum
With the proliferation of titles in the market today, why another book on pet dog training? Because most of them sound wonderful, but don't work! And the dogs being trained often develop problems as a result. Frustrated pet owners are looking for practical, humane answers -- that provide results. The experienced approach contained in *The ABC Practical Training Guide* has proven itself with over 40,000 dog owners across the United States and Canada who have found their answers "as simple as ABC." ** ### From the Back Cover Dog Training That Works--as Simple as ABC! If you’re a dog owner, you’re already a trainer. From the moment you bring your dog home, you’re teaching him how to behave--and, without realizing it, you could be instilling undesirable behaviors that have to be unlearned. Now, there’s a simple, no-nonsense way to effectively and humanely train your pet--and get the right results. In ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training, Steven Appelbaum, an expert with over 25 years of professional experience training thousands of dogs and hundreds of professional dog trainers, shares his secrets to help you get your dog to behave--giving you tried, true, and tested techniques that work. Focused on the strength of rewarding appropriate behavior, Appelbaum passionately relates a sensitive, user-friendly approach that strengthens the canine/human bond. He explains how to quickly establish a training program that prevents problems before they occur--and how, by following a few fundamental principles, you can make your new companion a comfortable member of your family. You’ll discover: * The basics of how your dog learns * Positive ways to address behavior problems, such as jumping, nipping, chewing, house soiling, digging, and barking * How to establish obedience off-leash, inside the house and out * What "pack theory" is--explained in a way that finally makes sense * Where correction can have a place in dog training * How to find a professional trainer who is right for you and your dog Complete with an Internet guide to sites on everything from pet supplies and dog parks to boarding kennels and veterinarians, the ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training truly makes training your four-legged friend as simple as ABC! ### About the Author STEVEN APPELBAUM is President and CEO of Animal Behavior and Training Associates, Inc., the largest independent dog training company in North America, which over the last five years has trained over 100,000 dogs and owners! He is also President of Animal Behavior College, Inc., (ABC), a highly innovative school that is helping to train and ABC-certify the next generation of professional dog trainers.