Unleash your dog's potential and build a rewarding relationship that will last a lifetime - from walking on a loose lead to carrying the shopping, everything you need to know to train your dog and ensure you have a happy and contented canine companion. Starting with choosing the right breed for you, to understanding their exercise needs, learn every aspect of owning and training a dog. Get in-depth instruction on training, from basic obedience to advanced tricks, by following clear, step-by-step explanations and illustrations which show you exactly what to do. Understand your dog, with the aid of the latest research into canine behaviour and learn to correct problems and maximise their potential. A well-trained dog is a well-behaved, healthy and happy dog.
Gwen Bailey pioneered the use of dog behaviour therapy in training and evaluating unwanted animals for rehoming. She was the first person in the UK to be appointed by a national animal welfare charity as a full-time animal behaviourist, eventually heading a team of skilled dog behaviour experts. In 2002, Gwen set up Puppy School (www.puppyschool.co.uk), a network of professional, well-trained, puppy class tutors across the UK. She lectures at national and international conferences, runs training courses for staff at animal charities around the world, and has written many books, including Puppy School, which has sold over 140,000 copies worldwide. She is a Trustee for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.