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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.
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