Discover effective strategies for teaching dogs impulse control, obedience, polite leash walking and more. Play Your Way to Good Manners draws from techniques used in canine sports and applies them to a positive-reinforcement manners training program with 80 cool tricks, exciting sports moves, and interactive games.
If you live with a dog, or plan to live with a dog, or just like other people's dogs, consider this book required reading. It extends the responsibility for companionship and communication to both ends of the leash, helping humans understand dogs, what motivates them, and how they learn.
Kate Naito is a CPDT-KA certified dog trainer, Manners Program Director at Doggie Academy, and author of BKLN Manners™: Positive Training Solutions for Your Unruly Urban Dog. An avid writer and experienced educator with an MS in teaching, Kate was an editor and writer of feature articles for an equine publication (now called Equine Journal), and currently writes positive-training articles for petguide.com and maintains a training blog at bklnmanners.com. Kate is a rescue advocate who has volunteered for many causes, currently coordinating the monthly newsletter for Blind Dog Rescue Alliance. - Sarah Westcott, CPDT-KSA, is the founder of Doggie Academy and the Brooklyn Dog Training Center. Sarah enjoys training and competing in agility with her Lab mix Hank and Border Collie Fever. Sarah and Hank were honored to be amongst the competitors at the very first Master's Agility Championship at Westminster and were thrilled to win the 24" Excellent Standard class. In less than a year, Fever reached the Masters level in AKC Agility. Sarah and Fever also enjoy training in sheep herding, dock diving and disc dog. Both dogs have appeared on TV, including Blacklist: Redemption and the upcoming Netflix show Seven Seconds.