This handbook, based on the authors' 10-week dog training course, aims to build up dog and trainer confidence as each week of the course progresses. The reader is taken through all aspects of dog training, with specially commissioned, clear step-by-step photographs. Each step is simply explained and there are useful checklists throughout. The book should help to transform a lead-pulling, disobedient dog into a happy, obedient companion and not leave the owner exhausted. In fact, the emphasis throughout the book is on making the training both fun and easy to do.
Stella Smyth and co-author Sally Bergh-Roose have been training dogs since 1978 and have been involved in competition work with a variety of dogs. They have both competed successfully in Kennel Club Working Trials, which Sally also judges. They have both handled dogs in the UK and overseas, working on several dog books as well as TV advertising and TV shows. Together they have been running a successful dog training course for the last 15 years.