Release Date: 01 October 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Everything parents and dog owners need to know about helping their kids and dogs grow up, learn and play together.;
Having a dog can be a wonderful experience for a family - especially for kids. But, if your dog is unruly, the combination of kids and dogs can be a nightmare! This book shows you how to produce a happy, friendly and well-behaved dog that can make a fun and loyal best friend for your child. And, unlike other dog training books, it also helps you to teach your child how to behave safely and responsibly around dogs.
Using a kind, positive approach to training, this book gives you lots of good advice on dogs' body language, socialising and learning to communicate with your dog, health and hygiene issues and - importantly for every parent - how to prevent your child being bitten. You'll also find out how to choose a suitable type of dog for your family and how to involve all family members in its care. Finally, there's a series of essential lessons, simple enough for children to follow, with clear colour photos and step-by-step instructions.
Best-selling author and renowned dog trainer Ruth Weston and psychologist Dr Catriona Ross help you make the most of the special relationship shared by your child and your dog.
About Ruth Weston and Dr Catriona Ross
Ruth Weston is a senior instructor and lecturer in canine behaviour at The Kintala Club - a unique organisation which puts into practice the idea of training and socialising dogs from eight weeks of age. She is also the inaugural President of the Australian Association of Gentle Modern Dog Training Instructors. Together with her late husband, David, she has written two best-selling books: Dog Training: The Gentle Modern Method' and Dog Problems: The Gentle Modern Cure'.
Ruth's daughter, Catriona Ross, has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours) and a PhD in psychology. She is a registered psychologist who has worked in various areas of the discipline including counselling, health psychology and currently organisational psychology. She has a particular interest in the learning theories of early psychologists such as Skinner, Pavlov and Piaget and the application of their work in shaping the behaviour of both animals and children.
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