Read your way to the perfect family pet with Family Dog: A Simple and Time-Proven Method. This bestselling training guide by legendary trainer Richard A. Wolters offers a step-by-step method for completely training your dog in just 16 weeks—regardless of breed or age. Whether you’re 6 or 60, you can learn to train your dog quickly and effectively, and it takes just minutes per day.
In this book you’ll discover how to choose the right dog for your family and lifestyle; the fundamentals of training, from housebreaking to basic commands; the key to your dog’s healthy mental development, and the benefits of play and relaxation. It also guides you through your dog’s first critical growth periods; teaches you the language of dogs; gives tips on grooming; shares advice on children and dogs; gives the best diet advice, and more. Fully illustrated with more than 200 photographs that systematically take you through every phase of training, it truly takes the frustration out of training to quickly start enjoying the dog that you’ve always wanted.
About the Author
Richard A. Wolters was a leader in applying the scientific discoveries of animal behaviorists to dog training. His books on training - Game Dog, Water Dog, Gun Dog, Family Dog, and Home Dog - are recognized as classics in their fields. His historical book, The Labrador Retriever: The History...The People, was chosen as Best Dog Book of the Year by the Dog Writers Association of America. In 1984 the DWAA honored Mr. Wolters as both Writer of the Year for Game Dog and Columnist of the Year for his popular column "Gun Dog" in Gun Dog magazine. Well-known for his lectures and seminars on retriever training, Mr. Wolters also was a president of the Westchester, New York, Retriever Club, as well as a vice president and director of the North American Hunting Retriever Association, which he was influential in founding. A veritable Renaissance man, Mr. Wolters worked as an atomic scientist, fine-arts teacher, photographer, and as picture editor at Sports Illustrated. His sporting interests included hunting, angling, bobsledding, ballooning, and soaring in sailplanes, in which he held the highest rating.