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  • Paperback: 315 pages
  • Publisher: Overlook Press; Reissue edition (Jan. 31 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585672505
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585672509
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,700,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
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. Not only was I lucky to actually take training classes with him, prior to the publication of this book, I am now making this book recommended reading for those who adopt rescue dogs.

The old harsh and largely unsuccessful means of training of the past is now exposed for what it is--a failure. This book not only makes that obviously clear, it makes the case for gentle training and bonding in the process.

A fabulous book. It will get you on the right course right away and dispel a lot of old wive's tales and innuendo about training and what a dog really can and cannot understand and why.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful book which has already helped work wonders in the life of my 12 year old spaniel Barry. Don't look for quick fixes - Barry is still in denial about his drinking problem (he slops his ears in the water bowl and drinks from the toilet) but is working through other issues, some of which stem from puppyhood (here I must take the blame - I used to dress him up in a little Elizabethan doublet, hose and ruff for crying out loud). But thanks to this well-written and compassionate book I think the little guy might just pull through.
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Format: Hardcover
I have read DOGS ON THE COUCH and am amazed at how dogs copy humanistic traits. Dogs show and give love without condition. Dr. Lachman, a man who has studied, experienced, and found a psychological approach to human concerns through cancer clinics and helping out people who need therapy in getting through tough times, has expertly crossed over, and crossed back, to families who need emotional support from others and in understanding animal behavior,giving love and finding out how wonderful it is to be loved through people and of course,, your family pet. I look foward to more books by Dr. Lachman regarding family animals and how we humans can learn from them and ultimately learn from ourselves
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Format: Hardcover
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 by sharing a seat on the couch a well as a parallel to a human psychological session "on the couch". The book shows many techniques for handling routine training of the new puppy as well as the adult dog. Lachman also superbly handles many problem issues. I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to witness certain of these techniques demonstrated by Larry Lachman. I also found the bereavement section quite informative since I amost lost my dog last year to coronary heart disease.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a dog, anyone who is contemplating getting a dog as well as anyone who would like to better understand other people's dogs.
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Format: Hardcover
"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 first puppy or dog. From sibling rivalries to phobias to just not minding their owners, the authors cover common canine behavior problems. Lachman, for many years a counselor working with abused children and others in need, turns many of the same techniques he has used with people to training dogs. He stresses the need to involve all family members when you are working to prevent or change a dog behavior problem, and he eschews physical punishment, such as the jerk-and-release technique. Dogs on the Couch offers a comprehensive look at what to do and not to do to create a happy, well-adjusted pet." --"Animals" Magazine, July/August 1999
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Format: Hardcover
I got a copy of your book, "Dogs on the Couch," and read the part on Sibling Dog Fighting. I used your techniques to help my two fixed female Springer Spaniels to stop fighting. My husband and I did'nt realize we were accidentally rewarding the wrong dog as boss and setting up the fighting. It's been about a month and their fighting has dramatically gone down. Thanks. Your book is great.
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By A Customer on July 22 1999
Format: Hardcover
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. "Dogs on the Couch" has been a fantastic source not only for my clients, but for myself as well. I now refer to the book on a regular basis to assist me with a "gentle approach" to pet grooming! It is a must read for any current or future pet owner.
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By A Customer on July 15 1999
Format: Hardcover
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 been subjected to. It's unique approach to training brings out the best in both dog and owner, teaching that controlling and disciplining your dog doesn't have to hurt either of you. What better way can there be to treat your best friend than in the positive, rewarding methods used in Dogs on the Couch!!
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