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It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet (Paperback)

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    Victoria Stilwell is an actress-turned-dog-trainer who has started training schools in both Britain and the United States. She stars in the UK's Channel 4 television seriesIt's Me or the Dog. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
    Canine expert Victoria Stilwell shows readers how to train their dogs out of even the most difficult and persistent bad behaviors. It'sSupernanny for your dog!

    Victoria Stilwell is one of the world's most recognized and respected dog trainers. As the host of Britain's hit television seriesIt's Me or the Dog and the founder of training schools on both sides of the Atlantic, she is known as much for her spunky attitude as for her caring, effective methods. Now, in her first book, Victoria shows how to tame even the most problematic dog. Simple, intuitive instructions and color photographs help dog owners not merely train their pets, but understand them--so when a new issue arises, they'll be able to adjust their approach and nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand. Throughout, she reminds owners that training isn't about imposing their will on a dog; it's about giving him the tools he needs to live in the human world. Topics include:

    • Think Dog: understanding your pup
    • Talk Dog: canine communication
    • Dog School: basic obedience training
    • Dog's Dinner: the right diet
    • Accidents Will Happen: house-training
    • You'll Never Walk Alone: exercise
    • Worker's Playtime: having fun with your dog


    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    ISBN 9781401308551
    Genre PETS / Dogs / Training
    Format Paperback
    Pages 221
    Publisher Date 2007-02-06 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Hachette Books
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 7.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.24 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How to Have the Perfect Pet
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Stilwell, Victoria

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    • Love it.

      love the show, love the book. Everything is simple and well explained.

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      This book is very informational and honest in training your pet. I have used some of the techniques and my dog responds wonderfully. I highly recommend this book to everyone!!!

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    • Quick but EFFECTIVE read !!

      I have a Norwegian Elkhound Puppy, my second & they are notoriously... shall we say independent. No amount of training has ever been easy or completely productive... until now. I am not a believer in harsh discipline when trying to guide and teach puppies how to live with humans, so this book was inviting from the beginning. Victoria has an amazing insight into the canine behavior and why they do what they do... and she expresses it in very understanding ways. I recommend this book to owners of new puppies as well as veteran puppy families.......

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    • Good basics

      I liked it, sound information, but there was less than I expected. I wanted more. If you have seen the TV show, there really was nothing new.

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    • I like this book and the approaches to training

      I like Vicotria Stillwell's show "Its Me or the Dog" so I knew I had to read her book. I found it easy to read and a very helpful refresher. I enjoyed the section on canine body language and her positive approach to training. I would recommend it to anyone with dogs or thinking about getting a dog.

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    • Great Book

      Well done; to the point; easy to understand. Provides wonderful informaiton on how to understand your dog!

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