Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Evolution of Charlie Darwin / Review

Author: Beth Duman
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace
(May 26, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1461153891

Book Description:

Do you want to learn to train your dog using the gentlest dog-friendly methods but you get overwhelmed reading long, complicated training books? If so, this is the book for you! Trainer and educator, Beth Duman, Takes you step-by-step through living with and training your new dog by chronicling her first year's experience living with a fuinny little rescued dog. She named him Charlie Darwin in hope that he's evolve into a dog she could enjoy as a personal friend and an ambassador for the use of positive training methods. Black & White Edition

About the author:

Beth Duman is a biologist and environmental educator who has been doing wolf education in Michigan since 1972 and has been the Michigan Representative for Wolf Park since 1974. She is one of the core trainers for Dog Scouts of America, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and an affiliate of Victoria Stilwell. Her business, Earth Voices, LLC is committed to teaching compassion, fostering a world that works for everyone, with no one, human and nonhuman, left out. She lives in Michigan with her husband Bob and four very smart dogs.

My thoughts:

Whether you have a new puppy or an older dog that needs a little training, this book is an excellent resource. The directions are simple to follow with black and white photos as added instructions. Chapters include: Puppy Training Worksheet; Socialization vs. Sensitization; Your Dog's Name; "Come!"; The Basics of Positive Training; and much more. Thank you to the author for my review copy.

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