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How to Get Your Dog to Do What You Want: A Loving Approach to Unleashing Your Dog's Astonishing Potential

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Why settle for anything less than a best friend? Every dog wants to perform -- and deservedly gain your love and affection. With Warren Eckstein's expert guidance, you can forget about frustration and disobedience, and enjoy years with a loyal, alert, and very happy dog! Here are wonderful insights, witty observations, and step-by-step advice for:
* Communicating with your
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Paperback, 306 pages
Published September 6th 1994 by Ballantine Books
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Steve
Aug 29, 2014 Steve rated it it was amazing
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[[EDIT]] One of the most important things I remember from this book that I forgot to add in my review is the importance of PRAISE. Many dog owners will tell their dogs "NO!" and jerk on the leash, but very few will say "Yes!" and pet/hug their dog. [[EDIT]]


Fantastic!

The man must be part dog.

One thing I do not recall reading in this book is the benefits of music to help guide your dog's emotional state and energy level. Yeah I'll bet it is boring being by yourself for a couple of hours while the
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Rosemarie
Aug 04, 2012 Rosemarie rated it did not like it
I am so upset with this book. I was told it would help with my dog. I ordered it and waited for days for it to come I was so anticipating reading it. I got it today and started to read it in hopes it could help me with my dog's only problem. Fear aggression.

This is not that kind of book, "How To Get Your Dog To Do What You Want" is very deceiving, it is not a tell you how to do what I am looking for teaching tool. It does not mention one thing about how to stop my dog from barking and attacking
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JP
May 18, 2013 JP rated it liked it
To become a good companion for humans, are dogs best treated like dogs, or like humans? Eckstein advocates for both. A dog owner needs to understand the psychology of dogs, especially their pack nature, need for positive reinforcement, and innate ability to understand non-verbal cues. Dogs also need to be treated with respect, the same type one would give any other family member. The book was a little too far toward the pampering side for me, but this is still a useful book that covers all of th ...more
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