Have a new dog and don’t know what to do?
Have an older dog and think you can’t “teach an old dog new tricks?”
Up to your ears with doggy mischief?
Good Dog: Practical Answers to Behavior Questions written by Steve Dale with messages by Betty White, Victoria Stilwell and Dr.Sheldon Rubin is just the ticket to help answer the questions that you have, as well as the questions that you haven’t asked yet!
This book is chock full of information with chapters such as:
To Crate or Not to Crate?
Excessive Barking (a personal favorite!)
and many more.
“Steve Dale is a syndicated columnist; TV, radio and podcast host; pet advocate and certified animal behavior consultant. Pet owners across the United States seek out his expert advice and commentary on everything from controversial pet legislation to calming an anxious calico.
Dale writes two weekly syndicated columns for Tribune Media Services (TMS). He’s also a contributing editor at USA Weekend, a columnist for Cat Fancy and thecatchannel.com, and a ChicagoNow blogger. Recently, Dale published his first series of eBooks, including “Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions” and “Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions,” for the ePublishing division of TMS.
Dale also hosts two nationally syndicated radio shows, “Steve Dale’s Pet World” and “The Pet Minute,” together these shows air on more than 100 radio stations, and a weekly WGN radio podcast. He’s appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show;” “National Geographic Explorer;” “Pets: Part of the Family,” and several Animal Planet television programs.”
From the Foreword by Victoria Stilwell, Dog Trainer, Author and Host of “It’s Me or the Dog” on TV’s Animal Planet
“Steve and I are both advocates for the use of modern, science-based, positive reinforcement dog-training methods, as opposed to outdated dominance/punitive methods. Usually these are based on the misguided belief that positive training signifies weakness in the owner, and that dogs won’t respect such supposed non-leaders. This, of course is nonsense.”
This book is a treasure trove of information written in a question and answer format, offering multiple, practical solutions to common problems that all of us who own dogs either are experiencing or have experienced at one time or another.
It is Steve’s hope that “people read and learn, and sometimes are entertained by, these questions and answers. If one dog is saved from the shelter as a result of the advice offered in these pages, I’ve done my job.”
One of my favorite parts of this book happens to be in the back section where Steve has listed many “Additional Resources” which range from books to a vast assortment of websites which are invaluable to dog/pet owners everywhere.
I was not compensated for this review. I received a copy of Good Dog to read/review.
This book is dedicated to Steve’s dog Lucy, a miniature Australian Shepherd who passed away in 2011. For over 10 years she regularly visited an animal-assisted therapy program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. In memory of Lucy, Steve created a memorial fund to support animal assisted therapy efforts and the American Humane Association Award for Therapy Dog. You can read more about Lucy and give to her cause, here
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