This book was recommended to me by an animal behavior specialist for training an old dog I rescued from the shelter. He wasn't housebroken and had a myriad of other behavior problems that needed work.
This book teaches you how to train a dog using rewards instead of punishment. It works remarkably well. I was able to teach my dog all the basic commands ('sit', 'down', 'stay', etc.) in just a couple of weeks. I also taught him to fetch a ball which was fun for both of us. When I first got him and tried it he would not even look at the ball when I threw it so I thought it would never work. But it only took a few weeks before he was fetching like a pro - giving a great indoor… Read more