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I started and finished this book in less than an hour. It had some good tips and encouragement for not giving up on a dog with a difficult past. However, the advice seems pretty dated. For example, the author advises getting the dog a small tattoo to help identify them in case they run away. Now I think most pets (at least rescues) get microchipped. The book is also more focused on punishment than most other advice I've seen around, and the tone can be somewhat negative. Still, it's short so wor ...more
This is a great book for people working with an adult dog with issues caused by bad prior owners. It was a great help to me when we adopted a border collie from a shelter. Excellent for anyone trying to help a dog that had a poor start in life...they all deserve a second chance at a decent life!
A noted dog trainer and former detective, Carol Lea Benjamin is the author of books on canine behavior and training as well as the Rachel Alexander and Dash mystery series. She has been honored by the International Association of Canine Professionals with her election to their Hall of Fame. Ms. Benjamin lives in Greenwich Village with her husband and their dogs.More about Carol Lea Benjamin...