Let’s Talk: The Importance of Family Friendly Dog Training

It’s never too late to go back to basics! Family Friendly Dog Training is the perfect resource to help your clients, customers, or adopters deal with the most common behavior issues. We all know how serious tiny behavior problems can become—help the animals at both ends of the leash by providing steps for healthy, effective communication skills.

Family Friendly Dog Training is designed to be implemented over six weeks of training, and can be used to accompany a class structure or on its own at home. Each chapter follows one week’s worth of training and includes a general interest topic covering issues like The Positives of Positive Reinforcement, The Dominance Fallacy, and Play! Play! Play!

Along with basics like Sit, Down, Heel, Come, and the Attention Game, Family Friendly also helps troubleshoot problems with Stay, Leave It, Four on the Floor, and the Three Ds: getting dogs to listen at a Distance, with Distraction, and for longer Duration.

Reduce your shelter’s return rate, increase client satisfaction and retention rates, and most importantly, help all dogs become that one-in-a-million dog their human will never forget! We know our clients aren’t in this for the money so we offer bulk and wholesale discounts to everyone, bringing all McConnell Publishing books down to over 50% off. We want to make it as easy as possible to include a copy of Family Friendly Dog Training in all adoption packages, class rates, or new dog packages at your clinic.

This week only, use coupon code “FB15OFF” at the bottom of your shopping cart for an additional 15% off any quantity of Family Friendly Dog Training. Good now through the end of May 2018!

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