Better Together: The Collected Wisdom of Modern Dog Trainers
Edited by Ken Ramirez
The days of using a rolled-up newspaper to punish a potty mistake are long gone. Modern dog training relies on the thoughtful application of the science of learning to teach your dog while you build a lifelong bond.
Better Together: The Collected Wisdom of Modern Dog Trainers is a comprehensive collection of both practical and inspirational advice from some of the best trainers in the world. Learn the methods of modern dog training through more than 60 articles from 28 experts, specially selected by world-renowned trainer Ken Ramirez.
Better Together addresses the most common, the most vexing, and the most important challenges faced by pet owners today—from nuisance barking to reactivity—without the use of force or punishment.
Re-imagine what your dog can learn. Whether you are a first-time dog owner or a seasoned trainer, Better Together is the indispensable guide to make both you and your dog happy, smart, and confident.
Topics and trainers you’ll find in Better Together include:
- Benefits of modern training—Ken Ramirez
- Principles of modern training—Kathy Sdao
- Getting started —Karen Pryor
- House training—Debbie Martin
- Polite greetings—Laura VanArendonk Baugh
- Relaxation—Nan Arthur
- Reactivity—Emma Parsons
- Resource guarding—Hannah Branigan
- and many more!
“Better Together takes the reader on a journey that begins with an introduction of clicker training and the basics for puppies and all dogs. The book then progresses into more advanced concepts, with chapters on solving problems, dealing with aggressive dogs, and creating the thinking dog. I particularly like Karen Pryor’s new “Modern Principles of Training” – just one of the many highlights included in the book. I am hopeful that Better Together will be a valuable resource for trainers of all levels.”—Ken Ramirez