The Loved Dog

The Loved Dog

The Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach your Dog Good Behavior

Book - 2007
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Every dog owner must make a choice: Do you want a fearful and submissive pet, or do you want a happy, joyful, and well-mannered member of the family?Tamar Geller's mission in life is to teach her cruelty-free method of "life coaching" for dogs and their people. Her revolutionary play-training uses mutual understanding and respect -- and puts an end to outdated methods that rely on physical exhaustion, choke chains, prong collars, dominance rollovers, or stressful aggression of any kind.A former Israeli intelligence officer who witnessed the horrors of military dog training methods, Tamar went on to observe wolves in the wild. She discovered that wolves educate and socialize their cubs with games, bonding, and body language, not dominance or punishment. As a result, she developed teaching systems that address a dog's authentic nature, part wolflike and part toddlerlike. Learning can be a positive experience that dogs enjoy and look forward to, and we can actually make it fun for our dogs to listen to us and behave as we want them to.Tamar's insights have brought dog training into the twenty-first century, and her groundbreaking techniques have won the approval of the Humane Society of the United States, for which she is a longtime advisor. Her celebrity clients include Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Owen Wilson, and the Osbournes, and she has appeared as an expert on the Today show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Animal Planet, and more.InThe Loved Dog,Tamar gives you all the instruction, insights, and tips you need to teach your dog good manners, as well as to troubleshoot specific problems and unwanted behaviors. She helps you and your dog learn a common language, resulting in a loving, respectful relationship that will bring you years of joy and companionship. Tamar's play-training approach is so gentle, even children can get involved.Whether you use Tamar's methods to raise a puppy or teach an old dog new tricks, you'll loveThe Loved Dog.
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2007.
ISBN: 9781416938149
1416938141
Branch Call Number: 636.70887
Characteristics: xxvii, 223 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cagan, Andrea

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FelicityLemon5
Feb 21, 2014

The Absolute Best dog-training book I have ever read in my life...after 23 years working in the animal field, this is The book I will give to everyone!

JCLHelenH Aug 29, 2013

I really like the positive training principles Geller teaches. The lack of an index is very irritating. Her 2nd book looks more like a true training manual than an introduction...and has an index!

carischultz84116 Jul 31, 2013

We used these techniques with our new puppy. By using the concept and exercises consistently our dog is really responding, and the whole family is enjoying the training. It has helped solve many behavior problems also.

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HereHere
Jul 17, 2013

An excellent book on dog training, definitely among the best of the dog training books. Better than Cesar Milan.

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