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
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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