Dogs on the Couch: Behavior Therapy for Training and Caring for Your Dog Paperback – Jan 1 2002
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From Library Journal
Animal behaviorist Lachman introduces a new approach to dog training based on the theory of behavior modification. To correct undesirable behavior in dogs, Lachman applies human family-systems therapy rather than the harsh punishment techniques used by the majority of dog trainers. With a lighthearted writing style, he debunks some widely held myths about the dog-training process. He entertains the reader with case studies from his practice and describes training plans for specific behavior problems. The book includes helpful chapters on matching dog breeds to family characteristics, coping with the loss of a loved pet, and managing the fear of dogs. In keeping with modern technology, the book also offers a list of dog-related web sites. This will be of interest to dog owners and trainers and is recommended for public libraries.ADeborah Emerson, Monroe Community Coll., Rochester, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Concentrates on the relationship between the dog and every member of the household to discover safe, loving methods for training.. -- Dog Fancy Magazine
Lachman's dog-training advice is straightforward, thoughtful, and humane. [He] clearly understands both sides of the human/dog relationship. -- Healthy Dog Newsletter
Top Customer Reviews
The book also makes it clear that THERE IS NO ONE BREED OF DOG THAT IS INHERENTLY AGGRESSIVE, the authors do NOT support breed-specific legislation, and they put the onus of responsibility for dog bites on the OWNER.
Interested readers can look up annual dog bite statistics by consulting such resources as:"Dog Bite Related Fatalities--U.S., 1995," in the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Reports, V. 46, Issue 21, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, May 30, 1997; "Dog Bites Recognized as Public Health Problem," Journal of the American Medical Association, V. 277, Jan 22-29, 1997, p. 278; and in "Dog Bite-Related Fatalities from 1979-1988," in the Journal of the American Medical Association, V. 262, 1989, p. 1489, by J.J. Sacks, et.al.
Taken in total, the book is balanced, positive and describes behavior therapy solutions to both simple and complicated dog behavior problems.
Most recent customer reviews
As a rescuer, I have had probably every behavior in the world to deal with over the years. Larry addresses almost every single one directly. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2007 by Da Kwazy Wabbit
This is a wonderful book which has already helped work wonders in the life of my 12 year old spaniel Barry. Read morePublished on May 10 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org
I have read DOGS ON THE COUCH and am amazed at how dogs copy humanistic traits. Dogs show and give love without condition. Dr. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2001 by james brull
This book is an excellent treatise on the subject matter. The title clearly summarizes the book. "Dogs on Couch" signifies the treatment of dogs as part of the family... Read morePublished on July 27 1999
"Larry Lachman's Dogs on the Couch, written with Frank Mickadeit, is another great addition to a pet enthusiast's library, especially for those contemplating adopting their... Read morePublished on July 25 1999
I got a copy of your book, "Dogs on the Couch," and read the part on Sibling Dog Fighting. Read morePublished on July 25 1999
As a professional pet groomer working in a veterinary hospital, I am constantly asked for referrals regarding pet bahavior problems and general concerns of my clients. Read morePublished on July 21 1999
This book is a "must have" for all dog owners especially those of us who have a difficult time accepting the sometimes abusive, traditional training techniques we've all... Read morePublished on July 15 1999
I liked Dogs on the Couch for many reasons. But, mostly, I appreciated the practical and realistic approach to dealing with common--and not so common--experiences with companion... Read morePublished on July 14 1999