Training Your Dog the Humane Way
With Training Your Dog the Humane Way, animal behavior specialist and dog trainer Alana Stevenson provides dog owners with a simple, accessible guide to the most effective positive dog training techniques available.
Alana presents easy-to-follow methods and advice for teaching dogs polite manners and resolving behavior problems. She provides solutions for such problems as housesoiling, play-biting, separation anxiety, fear of strangers, aggression, lunging while on leash, car sickness and more.
Readers will learn the most effective way to teach their dogs — through kindness and benevolent leadership.
Reviews & Praise
“Wags and woofs for Training Your Dog the Humane Way, which educates humans to first be aware of their own behavior, as well as canine behavior and communication, before seeking to shape dogs’ behavior. This approach to training enhances the relationship between human and pet and brings out the best in both species.”
Dr. Michael W. Fox, DVM: veterinarian and author of Not Fit for a Dog! The Truth about Manufactured Dog and Cat Food, The Healing Touch for Cats, and The Healing Touch for Dogs
“I’m from Hong Kong. I bought your book in a bookstore here. I found this book very useful and what I like most is it’s really easy-to-read, with lots of photos to show how to do the exercises. I introduce this book to my clients as well. Keep up the great work!”
Eddie Choi, Dog trainer, Hong Kong
“To say that my puppy is unruly is an understatement. I have had dogs all my life and I have never seen something quite like this. My vocabulary was reduced to one word: “No!”, my days to just one activity: shouting “No!” I bought two training books. They were very helpful: My puppy was kept entertained for a good hour while she chewed on them. Good times. They failed their vocation as chewing toys. Training books they were not. Desperate, I bought one more: this one (you can never buy enough chewing toys, my vet assures me). Much to my surprise, this revealed itself to be an amazing training book. My puppy- slowly, but steadily- is learning and improving. The instructions are clearly given, a variety of techniques- from basic to more complex ones- are well explained and the photographs are very helpful. I am well pleased.”
The Right Way the First Time
The Right Way the First Time (self-published 2007) is the first edition of Training Your Dog the Humane Way, published by New World Library 2011.
In The Right Way the First Time, Alana Stevenson, professional animal behaviorist and humane dog trainer, provides readers with the basic principles of animal learning so that they can effectively prevent and remedy behavioral problems using a humane, positive approach rather than punishment.
Alana provides easy-to-follow and highly effective methods and advice for teaching dogs polite manners, and for resolving issues such as house-soiling, play-biting, separation anxiety, fear of strangers, aggression, lunging while on leash, car sickness, and more. She teaches readers how to teach their dogs the way animals learn best; through kindness and benevolent leadership.