Last week when we had the posts about Parker, some of you suggested a book and I forgot who I got the book "The Other End of the Leash" from the library. Was that the right one and can anyone recommend any others.
Parker and I are working on NILIF as the behaviorist suggested. He is doing pretty good. I am also trying to train him to listen better and understand what I want him to do. He seems eager to please as we are devoted to each other. I am watching him in the yard. We have fencing people coming out this weekend to take a look and give us some prices.
Everyone have a great weekend.
"The Other End of the Leash" is a great book and highly recommended. It is certainly not a training manual, but it provides good insight into understanding dog behavior and especially how dogs and people communicate.
Thanks for keeping us posted on Parker! Sounds like you are heading in the right direction.
Good for you!
I think you will be surprised at how far obedience training goes. It's my opinion that it's about a whole lot more than just teaching your dog to sit or down or heel. While those are great things, the biggest benefit, I think, comes simply from working with them every day and the bond it creates.
I think you will find "Control Unleashed" to be helpful as well. Its main focus is agility-based, but the exercises are easily adapted.