Offers general advice on training dogs to be obedient and provides solutions for dealing with specific problems
Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? "I love my dog, but he chews on everything, jumps on my friends, barks at my neighbors, digs up my yard, and chases my cat. When I try to walk him, he drags me down the street like I'm a sled!" Sound familiar? Wondering how to trade your dog's bad habits for good habits? You're holding the answer in your hands! These and other common behavior problems can drive even the most caring and patient dog owner crazy. Good Dogs, Bad Habits gives you the insights and tools necessary to help your dog learn better habits. Straightforward advice, step-by-step instructions, and on-the-spot solutions will eliminate your dog's bad behavior -- not just for the moment, but forever. Included are Carlson's innovative calming massage techniques, which are incorporated into the training process; these unique methods all but guarantee success. Using a quick A-to-Z format, the authors provide solutions for such problems as: * How to solve housebreaking difficulties that have you baffled * What to do when your dog's barking is out of control * How to stop your dog from destroying your shoes, furniture, or yard * What to do if your dog is shy, nervous, or overly excitable * How to help your children and dog get along better So before you send Fido to the doghouse -- get hold of this must-have compendium of excellent advice and watch your dog become the happiest, most mannerly, and best-behaved furry friend ever.