Thursday, June 23, 2011

Alana Stevenson pens 'Training Your Dog the Humane Way'

Training Your Dog the Humane Way:
Simple Teaching Tips for Resolving
Problem Behaviors and Raising a Happy Dog
By Alana Stevenson

Too many books on dog training leave you feeling you’re starting too late. Or they ask you to buy into a complete system, with no variation from the trainer’s program. But real world dog owners, often facing intractable behavior problems and unique canine personalities, need tips and techniques to make their lives better right now. And more and more dog owners are realizing that the traditional approach of dominance training through punishment is not only unpleasant to administer and potentially damaging to the dog, it is simply ineffective long term.

With Training Your Dog the Humane Way, animal behaviorist and dog trainer Alana Stevenson set out to provide dog owners with a simple, accessible guide to the most effective positive dog training techniques she has in her arsenal. She 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 ongoing behavior issues. She provides solutions for such problems 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 is a professional dog and cat behaviorist, humane dog trainer, and animal massage therapist based in the Boston area. She is a professional member of the Animal Behavior Society, Association of Animal Behavior Professionals, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork. Her articles on humane training and behavior modification have appeared in American Dog, NOVADog Magazine, and the UK-based K9 Magazine. Her website is

Training Your Dog the Humane Way: Simple Teaching Tips for Resolving Problem Behaviors & Raising a Happy Dog
By Alana Stevenson
June 1, 2011  Animals  Trade Paper
$14.95  256 pages  ISBN: 978-1-60868-018-4

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