Dear Readers, you know me well enough by now to know that I only subscribe to positive training. I see no reason to break the human-animal bond. On the contrary, I believe in building and solidifying that bond. Whether you particular companion prefers to work for treats, toys to play, there is a positive reward to suit every pets.
I was in a rather upscale pet supply store tonight picking up food and special fortified treats when I was horrified to see a woman checking out with a prong collar. I don't know which was worse: the fact that she bought it or the fact that this allegedly enlightened store sold such an item. It made me sad. I wanted to leap across the counter and pull it out of her hot little hands. I wanted to save her dog and their relationship. I often do try to convince people to try something else, something better. This was not my night. You just can't win them all, no matter how hard you try.
We'll be talking more about positive training in future blog posts but right now I want to tell you about a try exciting contest.
If you remember, I had the pleasure and the honor of reading an advance copy of Chaser, Unlocking the Genius of The Dog Who Knows A Thousand Words. Chaser's relationship with his owner, Dr John Pilley, is quite special and I deliberately slowed down my reading so that I could enjoy every single moment, every word in the book.
I'm excited to announce that the Publisher, Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, is allowing me to give away a copy of this book to one winner in the United States. I can't wait to share this wonderful book with a lucky reader! Chaser works for play and to see positive reinforcement at work, to see the intelligence of this dog at work, is a joy beyond description!
Here's how you can enter to win a copy Just leave a message on this blog post by Friday, November 22nd. That's it. One winner will be chosen and will, hopefully, have the book by the holidays.
What do you have to lose? If you love dogs, love dog training, this book is right up your alley!
So, enter and Good Luck!