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Review ...I find this book so uniquely valuable, it will be front and center in my bookcase. -- Dr. Marty Becker, Veterinary contributor to ABC TV's Good Morning America, Knight Ridder Tribune Pet Columnist, Coauthor Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, 2002 Veterinarian of the YearDr. Yin knows how---and why---to train, and how to convey the finer points to the average dog owner... -- Leslie Larson Cooper, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary BehavioristsDr. Yin's book includes just about all you need to know to get the most enjoyment from your pet... -- Edward Price, Professor Emeritus of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, author of Animal Domestication and BehaviorSophia Yin's approach to dog training is a perfect meshing of the scientific theory and practical application. -- Raymond Coppinger, PhD, Professor of Biology, Hampshire College --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more From the Inside Flap Although you may not be aware of it, every interaction you have with your dog is a training session--with each pat on the head, cluck of disapproval, or offer of a treat, your dog is learning something. Whether he is learning something you want him to learn is another matter. If you want a well-behaved dog, you're going to have to modify your own behavior in order to modify his. The best way to achieve this is to understand how dogs think and learn. Dr. Sophia Yin, a respected animal behaviorist, provides an in-depth approach to not only understanding dogs, but also understanding how to effectively communicate with them. As you read about the practical aspects of learning theory, you will realize what motivates your dog, then apply Dr. Yin's scientifically-based training methods to get the results you want. Exercises for training and problem solving are broken down into short, easy-to-read sections, and friendly, instructional illustrations enhance the techniques. The positive approach to correcting and training your dog's behaviors will help you see the world from your dog's perspective and provide the necessary training tools to effect amazing behavioral changes. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews