“”Carol Benjamin has brought her usual wit and insight to bear on what is one of the most troubling phases for dog owners…. Whether you’re having difficulties with a youngster or have a puppy who will soon be an adolescent, you can’t help but benefit from reading this book.”” Robert G. Maxwell President, The American Kennel Club
“”A concise and practical guide Zthat] confronts almost every potential problem…with solid advice and good humor. It is destined to become a dog owner’s next best friend.”” Roger A. Caras President, ASPCA
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
As any parent knows, adolescence is the most challenging part of raising a child. However, as Carol Lea Benjamin proves in “Surviving Your Dog’s Adolescence,” illustrative cartoons, pertinent case studies, and good advice can certainly make that challenging age easier to handle.
As a professional dog trainer, Benjamin focuses her advice on positive training techniques designed to help both parent and teen through the tumultuous adolescent period. Many of her insights are portrayed through the eyes of a canine, and help to illustrate the types of thoughts entertained by the teen dog. These range from the dog who responds to his owner’s calls of “Come” with “When Pigs Fly,” to the dog who demonstrates his tenacity by staking out a mole hill with a flag that says “Never Say Die.” Also included are techniques for effective training, guidelines for appropriate dog-owner relationships, and tips for dealing with specific dog “problems.” Case studies of real-life dogs offer substantial evidence to back up Benjamin’s recommendations.
A must-read for any owner of an adolescent dog, “Surviving Your Dog’s Adolescence” can help any parent understand the teen dog and help to provide guidelines that result in a rewarding relationship for both dog and owner. –Jennifer Pugh