The Koehler Method of Dog TrainingBook - 1996
This book has been the choice of thousands seeking expert instruction in dog training since it first appeared in 1962. The Koehler Method has gone through 38 printings and has sold over 475,000 copies. It has taken on the status of a classic on the subject and this, the first new edition of the work, will bring the ingenious approach of a great innovator to an entire new audience of dog owners.
The instructions and training approaches given here can be equally successful with groups in a training class environment or for individuals training alone. There are numerous tips on how to get the desired training results and a host of original approaches designed to discourage the stubborn canine pupil, avoid the establishment of bad habits or correct those that may already be set.
This new edition of The Koehler Method of Dog Training presents a pertinent update of AKC Novice obedience requirements and incorporates applicable findings in the area of canine behavior which were not generally known or in wide use by trainers and owners when the first edition of this fine book was introduced to dog owners.
A very important section of this book deals with correcting serious behavior problems which, left uncorrected, could, and often do, lead to the pet being put to sleep. Needless to say, The Koehler Method of Dog Training has saved thousands of dogs over the years. The new edition is expected to serve the same valuable function.
From Library Staff
AgilityQueen Feb 12, 2018
Unfortunately, older "harsh" methods have been scientifically proven to be less effective than current positive methods. Check out Pat Miller's The Power of Positive Dog Training or Victoria Stilwell's The Secret Language of Dogs for more current, science-based methods.
Another older dog training classic, this book was once the gold standard, but some of the methods may strike a modern reader as too harsh or confrontational.