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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.

“Alana Stevenson’s The Right Way the First Time does an excellent job of meeting client needs and trainer goals. The book is both savvy and accessible. It’s a great choice to help beginners have a more thorough understanding of the techniques they’re learning, and it’s a handy reference for the trainer who wants a few tips in helping clients master basic behaviors.”
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Chronicle of the Dog, Book Review Jan/Feb 2009