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Way too overrated!
on June 9, 2003
This book was a big disappointment. There's nothing new in the book. The concept of "Mother knows best" is just plain wrong. Teaching a dog has nothing to do with being a surrogate mother. The author keeps repeating herself without providing useful information. The whole book could be shortened to an insteresting article in a dog magazine. In its present form it is way too long. The author also contradicts herself many times. She emphasizes that learning should be fun for the dog and the owner, then on page 107 when she teaches SIT STAY she writes "He [The dog]understands that when you call him he must go to you and that if he doesn't, you will bore hime to death..." All in all, I would not recommend this book to any serious dog owner.