Pup Parenting (Paperback)

A Guide to Raising a Happy, Well-Trained Dog

By Lynn Lott, Jane Nelsen, Therry Jay

Rodale Books, 9781594860812, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2006

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Dog owners learn how to apply successful child-rearing methods to parenting their pups—and turn their dogs into loving and responsible members of the family
For most dog owners, a dog isn't just a pet but a beloved family member. That's why two internationally known parenting experts have teamed up with an acclaimed animal behaviorist to produce Pup Parenting.

This one-of-a-kind guide—which takes effective child-rearing methods and modifies them to work with the canine set—represents an exciting breakthrough in dog discipline. Pup Parenting:
• helps people choose a breed that fits their family
• provides a simple test to assess a pup's personality
• presents an easy 5-step plan to bring straying behavior problems smartly to heel

With a firm, positive approach that rejects both the alpha discipline method and the overindulgent reward-based system, Pup Parenting is a companion readers can refer to throughout all doggie life stages.

About the Author

LYNN LOTT, MA, MFT, is a licensed family therapist and coauthor of 18 self-help books. She divides her time between Santa Rosa, California, and Florida.

JANE NELSEN, EdD, MFT, coauthor of the bestselling Positive Discipline series, is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. She lives in San Clemente, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

THERRY JAY, noted animal behaviorist, has been working professionally with animals and the people who own them since 1971. She lives in Clearlake Oaks, California.