A revolutionary step-by-step manual to teach dog owners how to humanely and easily train a dog. SPCA-certified Dahl covers all aspects of training dogs, especially puppy training. The book is organized by individual problem scenarios where very sort of bad behavior is addressed, whether it's if the dog compulsively digs all around your garden or if it likes to steal your shoes or if it jumps on every guest the minute they walk in the door. For each problem scenario, Dahl explains the reasons for such behavior, and then gives simply phrased instructions on how to resolve it and alter the dog's behavior for future scenarios. Her methods are humane (unlike Cesar Millan, she's approved by the SPCA) and simple, perfect for the hobbyist dog owner.
"Good Dog 101 is an all-in-one text for dog behavior and training, far more up-to-date and scientifically based than any other book on the market." — James C. Ha, PhD, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, University of Washington professor
"Cristine Dahl has produced a first-rate training book, one that is a shining example of the humane, scientifically sound, and practical methods she espouses. A great resource." — Janis Bradley, author of Dogs Bite: but Balloons and Slippers Are More Dangerous