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Training the Best Dog Ever A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

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ISBN-10: 0761168850

ISBN-13: 9780761168850

Edition: 2012

Authors: Larry Kay, Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, Larry Kay, Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz

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Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others.Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

LARRY KAY, a Los Angeles-based award-winning writer, is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which celebrates the human-animal bond. In addition to co-authoring Training the Best Dog Ever, he created the Animal Wow Dogs Wow Dogs DVD, which  which has become the most award-winning dog care DVD for kids. He has written for Dog Fancy magazine and AOL's Paw Nation. His writing credits include PBS documentaries, educational films for the New York City Board of Education, and children's edutainment software for Disney and The Muppets. Larry Kay's website is

Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz trained Bo Obama and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s Portuguese Water Dogs. She was a professional dog trainer for more than 20 years, ran the popular Merit Puppy dog training classes, and trained and boarded animals for the Washington elite.

Foreword to the New Edition
The Call
The Basics
My Approach to Training
Preparing for Dog Training
The Fundamentals Program
Feeding, Potty Training, and Crating
Week One: Fundamentals Training Program
Week Two: Training in Everyday Life
Week Three: Advancing to Verbal Cues
Week Four: Completing the Foundation
Week Five: Reviewing the Basic Skills
Training Games and Activities
The Next Steps
Clicker Training and Dog Tricks
Behavior Problems
Your Dog in the World
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certificate Test Prep Course
Specialized Training
Training logs
About the Authors