by Pat Miller
Be (more) aware!
Here is your road map to evaluating, managing, and modifying aggressive behavior in pet dogs. Beware of the Dog offers a wide-ranging look at all types of aggression and the way these troublesome behaviors develop. It explains the latest protocols for evaluating and dealing with the problems of aggressive dogs, from classical conditioning to operant conditioning, and prescribes management strategies that really work. Written in an easy-to-understand style that meets the needs of trainers as well as the motivated dog owner.
“Pat's new book should be on the desk, not the bookshelf, of every professional studying or working with aggression cases. It will become your go-to reference manual for all case management and behavior modification protocols. Your personal copy will quickly become dog-eared, highlighted, bookmarked, smudged with fingerprints, annotated, and filled with post-it notes.” — Niki Tudge, President of the Pet Professional Guild, and author of People Training Skills for Pet Professionals
“Full of engaging anecdotes that illustrate Pat's approach, which is steadfastly force-free and humane.” — Jean Donaldson, Founder, The Academy for Dog Trainers, and author of The Culture Clash, MINE, and FIGHT
“Beware of the Dog has become my number-one resource for dealing with aggressive dogs. It’s filled with up-to-date, dog-friendly, scientific methods that every trainer should know, in an easy-to-understand format that pet parents can understand. If you train, live with, or know someone with a dog that displays aggressive behaviors, this is the book to get! — Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA, author of All About Dog Daycare, and co-founder of The Dog Gurus