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Secrets of a Dog Trainer

Positive Problem Solving for a Well-Behaved Dog

Victoria Schade


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Easy, positive solutions that deliver long-lasting results for the most common dog challenges

Whether helping a new puppy adjust or working with a dog who's been a member of the household for years, the need for dog training advice is constant. For dog lovers seeking positive solutions to persistent behavior problems, veteran dog trainer Victoria Schade provides fresh, innovative answers in her latest book, Secrets of a Dog Trainer.

Approaching common dog training problems from a trainer's point of view, Schade helps readers understand how minor problems can become major ones if treated incorrectly. She illustrates each behavioral challenge with a case study, then provides several '"choose-your-own-ending"' possibilities as to how the behavior might develop without proper intervention. She then shares the positive training alternatives. When executed properly, Schade's solutions provide predictable, positive outcomes--and happy, better-behaved dogs.

From an approachable perspective, Schade delivers a valuable, solutions-oriented resource for even the newest dog trainers. Heartwarming and engaging stories about her clients' dogs are also woven in, making it both informative and lively.

Secrets of a Dog Trainer provides solutions for:

- Common behavior problems including begging, submissive urination, jumping up, barking, running away, stealing household items, and leash aggression

- The proper process for housetraining

- Easy strategies for grooming tasks such as nail trimming, tooth brushing, and bathing

- And much more

Howell Books, 9781118509296, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2014

About the Author

Victoria Schade has been a dog trainer for more than fourteen years and has worked with thousands of dogs and owners to hone her unique dog-handling and coaching technique. She has worked on television shows like Animal Planet's annualPuppy Bowl, The Puppy Games, the Smithsonian Channel's special Animals Aloft, and on various commercials. She was also the featured trainer on the Animal Planet show Faithful Friends for two seasons. Her gentle engaging style has led to regular television appearances, including CBS's The Early Show and WE tv. Victoria created the puppy-training DVD New Puppy! Now What? to assist overwhelmed puppy owners, and wrote Bonding with Your Dog: A Trainer's Secrets for Building a Better Relationship to help dogs and their people create a stronger connection. Victoria frequently serves as a resource for the media on topics related to dog handling and puppy training and has been quoted in outlets such as the Washington Post, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Dog Fancy magazine, The Bark magazine, Dogs USA Magazine, and many breed-specific Training Secrets magazines. Victoria is a proud dog mom to Millie the Smooth Brussels Griffon and Olive the mixed-breed dog.