Troubador No Such Thing as a Bad Dog

Released: 28/05/2022

ISBN: 9781803131504

eISBN: 9781803139715

Format: Paperback/eBook

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No Such Thing as a Bad Dog

Why Your Dog Exhibits Unwanted Behaviour and How to Fix it


Everyone thinks they have the perfect dog. But in Fenella Nicholas's experience, there is always one little thing that the owner isn’t happy about. It may be that the dog barks incessantly at strangers, lunges at the hoover, chases its own shadow, eats poo, attacks small fluffy dogs or pulls dreadfully on the lead. Whatever the problem, you can be sure that it was unwittingly created by the handler. Fenella, a qualified dog behaviourist, explains how the problem was created, how to fix it and how to maintain the results. She offers guidance from the outset on buying a new puppy, and explains why rules and boundaries are so important from the get-go. A dog reared on affection alone, without exercise or discipline, is a disaster waiting to happen.

Fenella trained using the methodology of Cesar Millan. The emphasis is on training the owner, not the dog. By coming at every problem from the dog’s point of view, and tapping into their psychology, she demonstrates how to turn a dog around. She leaves the owner with the knowledge and tools to continue the dog’s rehabilitation on a daily basis. Each problem is assigned its own chapter, and is backed up by a real life case session. The book leaves you with tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for you and your dog. This is a book not just for the owners of problematic hounds, but for all dog owners. Don’t wait for things to go wrong. If you follow a few simple guidelines, you’ll never have to hire a behaviourist.

A very relatable book that will resonate with anyone experiencing big or small problems with their dog. Easy to read, non- preaching with advise that is both practical and makes it simple to achieve positive results quickly. I solved my dog's jumping up, and learnt a few extra things into the bargain! This book is a must for anyone who needs a bit of support and confidence training their dog.

by Candy W

This is a fabulous book. Full of useful advice and brilliantly written. I have recommended it to all my friends who have dogs. It’s a MUST for every dog owner.

by Jo Dunne

This book answers all the questions you have - and some of the ones you don't have- about how to raise a happy well-behaved dog.
It makes you see things from a dog's perspective, and explains what makes them do the things they do, which i found very enlightening.
Well defined chapters allow you to address your dog's particular problem. Each problem is demonstrated by some intriguing case studies.
And incidentally, it worked on my dog. Or i should say on me.
I thoroughly recommend.

by Lucas N

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