Smarter Than You Think: A Revolutionary Approach to Teaching and Understanding Your Dog in Just a Few Hours (Paperback)

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Imagine a dog who listens to you, comes to you, follows you, and looks to you for guidance. This ideal relationship is possible with the techniques of veteran trainer Paul Loeb. His revolutionary philosophy is simple: your dog can learn more -- and more quickly -- if information is delivered properly. Loeb's groundbreaking theories and humane, holistic teaching style will get visible results in approximately three hours. Not only will you find step-by-step methods to teach housebreaking, paper training, and the basic commands, but you'll also discover:
  • Why one-word commands, including "No," are ineffective
  • Why food rewards and choke chains are not good training tools
  • Why teaching your dog to come to you is essential -- and teaching your dog to sit is not
  • How to adapt your dog's behavior to your lifestyle -- whether you need your dog to walk without a leash, ride politely in a car, remain on your property...or do just about anything else you can imagine!

Now you can have the well-behaved dog you've always wanted -- and your dog will have an owner who understands his or her language.
With Smarter Than You Think, you and your dog can share the special bond of true understanding. 

About the Author

Paul Loeb is a nationally recognized animal behaviorist who was featured along with Jane Goodall and Konrad Lorenz in National Geographic's Behavioral Education series. He has also been featured in articles in The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Glamour, Newsweek, Family Circle, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and others. In 1974, Paul Loeb introduced the idea of using animals to comfort the sick and elderly at New York's Bellevue Hospital; he is also recognized as a leader in the training of companion aide dogs. The author of several books, he lives in New York City.

Praise For…

William Winneke Wisconsin State Journal Easy to read...Loeb is a nationally recognized dog trainer. He has convinced more tham 20,000 dogs to do what he wants them to do.

Wall Street Journal Paul Loeb is to the canine world what B.F. Skinner, the noted Harvard psychologist who devoted himself to the techniques of shaping behavior, was to the study of man.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780671023287
ISBN-10: 0671023284
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 1998
Pages: 272
Language: English