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What can I say - the hype around Victoria Stilwell since the introduction of Me or the Dog is well and truly justified. The woman knows what she's on about and this book strips away the ridiculous outfits and stupid phrases from Channel 4 and gives you the information you need in plain old english. Getting a puppy - she tells you how to train it in different ways and tells you why it works/doesn't. Got a problem - there's questions answered throughout the book. She tells you how to train particular aspects and how to discipline too. It's also reasurringly written in that it's not patronising and helps you understand your dog - there's sections on body language and noises - it's fairly in depth but at the same time split into sections so you can find the bit on crate training, or toilet training, or barking whenever you need it. It definately helped me train Doughnut and now we're best of pals (she'd sell my soul for a bonio but...). I got my copy of ebay - HB so that it survived being chewed by puppy teeth!
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perfect dog training. Do they ignore every word you say? Have they started coming in at all hours? Are they wrecking your home? No, it,s not the nation,s teenagers - it,s our pets. Nearly five million homes in the UK own a dog - but who really calls the shots? With bad behaviour rife, it,s time to put the pets in their place - move over power nannies and parenting, this is Supernanny for pets. The Channel 4 series It,s Me or the Dog has established expert dog trainer Victoria Stilwell as a major TV talent. Her accompanying book offers a superb, practical manual for pet owners - whether faced with training a new puppy or with correcting the bad habits of an existing pet. Seeing the world from the dog's point of view is key and at the heart of Victoria's highly successful philosophy. She explains how dogs learn and provides a timed, structured programme for both puppies and older dogs, plus a wealth of problem-solving advice - from how to handle persistent barking to dealing with car journeys and interaction with children.Absolutely packed with info on everything from dog talk to diet, It's Me or the Dog is the must-have manual for every dog owner.