Psychological Dog Training: Behavior Conditioning With Respect and Trust Paperback – Jan 1991
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From Library Journal
An untrained dog "has only his instinctive behaviors, many of which are unacceptable and very dangerous." Canine behavior analyst Meisterfeld shows owners how to teach their dogs to curb their instincts and to obey. His technique, always positive, never dominant, fosters a relationship of mutual trust and respect without fear. Meisterfeld takes readers through eight imaginary sessions of basic obedience. He explains each exercise, points out its usefulness, and corrects errors made by fictional handlers. Libraries that already have Linda Colflesh's Making Friends ( LJ 10/15/90) or Barbara Handler's Positively Obedient (Alpine, 1987) can skip this. Others should consider purchasing it.
- Helen Sondrol, Lincoln Univ. Lib., Pa.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Fortunately, my dog is already trained in advanced obedience so I was disappointed that that was all the information and that problem-solving is not addressed. At the end of the book are plenty of testimonials from Meisterfeld converts but they're always vague about how they solved their individual problems. At the back of the book you'll find plenty of opportunity to buy additional books, videos or to enroll in his apprenticeship program to become a trainer. I agree with his philosophy, at least I think I do. I'm just not sure what it is and I don't care to have to buy another book to find out.
Unsure about the credentials of the author, as sometimes he claims to be a "Dr.", other times not, and certainly no reference as to what his real training (if any) is. No documentation or curriculum vitae is available despite searching.