Family Friendly Dog Training

Family Friendly Dog Training will have your dog listening to you in no time! Let Patricia McConnell’s years of experience and expertise show you how to make training fun, fast and easy. This user-friendly book is used all over the country by progressive trainers and shelters—it’s helped over 80,000 dogs and their owners with positive and effective methods that make training a pleasure. Here’s just some of what you will learn:

  • Why it’s never too late to go “back to basics!”
  • How to teach basic cues like Sit, Down, Come, Heel, & Stay
  • How to teach Leave It, Drop It, and No Jumping like a pro
  • Why positive reinforcement is NOT spoiling your dog with a cookie
  • How to communicate so that your dog understands you

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Would you like your dog to be polite when visitors ring the doorbell and to come when called? You can have that and much more by following the instructions in this clear and concise training guide. Each of the six chapters describes one week of progressive exercises that will teach your dog to listen, respond to basic cues like “Sit, Stay and Come,” and pay attention to you instead of the squirrel next door. Dog lovers and trainers love this book because it’s as friendly to people as it is to dogs!

Who Should Buy

Dog Owners
Whether you’re in dog training classes already, or training on your own, Family Friendly Dog Training is there to support you through the first stages of teaching your dog to be a happy and well-behaved member of the family.

Class Trainers
Stand out from the competition by using the book and training curriculum developed by Patricia McConnell and Aimee Moore after 20 years of training class experience. Use the book for ideas on class structure, or be head and shoulders above the competition by including the book in your training class fee.

Veterinarians/Veterinary Technicians
Establish lifelong clients by providing effective and science-based training resources along with good medicine. We all know how serious behavioral problems can be—Family Friendly Dog Training is an excellent resource to help prevent problems in the years to come.

So many problems and so little time! Family Friendly Dog Training is an invaluable resource to support our one-on-one work with clients. Everyone will profit from enhanced communication between owners and dogs, an understanding of what is expected, and enthusiastic responses to standard cues like sit, down, come, stay and leave it.

Increase the adoptability of your dogs by taking a few minutes a day to teach a some basic exercises, send Patricia’s informative and supportive book home with new adopters, and use the book in your Family Dog Training classes to help the animals at both ends of the leash.


“Practical knowledge, presented in a friendly, down to earth style. I heartily recommend it.”
-Trish King, author of Parenting Your Dog

“Delightful! Another valuable book from Patricia McConnell.”
-Dr. Ian Dunbar, Veterinarian and
Founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Family Friendly is a hit! Each chapter provides humane, fun-filled easily
implemented exercises for owners seeking a well behaved family pet.
It has become the primary textbook for all of our Family Dog Classes.”
-Linda Campbell, RVT, CPDT,
Director of Programs at the Humane Society of Missouri

“Choosing good information to help clients with their pet’s behavior is as
easy as reaching for one of Patricia McConnell’s excellent books.”
-Wayne Hunthausen, DVM, co-author of
The Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

“We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback to Patricia’s books here in Germany.
Finally, someone knows how to write about behavior AND training in a very
enlightening way. Trisha holds up a mirror to show us our behavior around dogs –
and makes us laugh with the discoveries we make about ourselves.”
-Gisela Rau, Kynos Publishing

The Puppy Primer and Family Friendly Dog Training books are great! ….
we recommend them during all new puppy and new dog visits.”
-Victoria Hying, CVT,
Spring Green Animal Hospital, Spring Green, WI

Product Details

Description: Paperback
Publisher: McConnell Publishing, Ltd
Edition: 1st
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1891767119
ISBN-13: 978-1891767111
Product Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.0 x 0.4 inches
Authors: Patricia McConnell PhD and Aimee Moore
Publish date: 2006
Number of pages: 108

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