Taking the Lead without Jerking the Leash is a book for dog owners, dog trainers, other dog professionals, and all dog lovers. Intended to educate and entertain, it covers the many aspects of living with, training, and understanding dogs. It is philosophical in voice and versatile as a resource.This book is part chronicle, part laughable musings, and part practical edification about dog training and canine behavior. It will explore the intersections of experience and spirit, training mechanics and mindfulness.It includes: * The theory of positive training* The alpha theory* How dogs learn* Basic principles of dog training And of course... * Sit* Stay* Down* Recall* Leash walking and more This book shows you how to employ gentle, positive training methods. Learn to take training from reactive to proactive by setting dogs up for success and rewarding them for it. The goal is not to simply control the behavior, but to change it for the better. Effective training is a two-way street of open communication. Understanding how dogs communicate and learn will alleviate frustration and confusion on both ends of the leash. Learn how to establish strong, yet benevolent leadership for a happier, more peaceful relationship for you and your dog.
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