Master dog trainer and the author of Good Owners, Great Dogs, Brian Kilcommons and his co-author Sarah Wilson show you how to prepare your dog well in advance for the arrival of a new baby. At 96-pages, with photographs throughout, this book is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read manual, and a resource to dip into again and again.
In addition to making your dog (even an older dog) “baby-ready,” the book addresses how to:
- Avoid common toddler/dog problems
- Teach kids dog care and safety rules
- Prevent jumping, snapping, barking, and aggressive behavior
By teaching your dog to accept predictable child/dog interactions before they happen, you can own a dog who is loving, loyal, trustworthy, and great with kids.
About the Authors: Brian Kilcommons is one of the country’s foremost dog-trainers. Among his clients are Diana Ross, Morley Safer, ASPCA president Roger Caras, Diane Sawyer, and others. He has appeared on Oprah, 20/20, and PBS’ The Gentle Doctor: Veterinary Medicine, and had his own national show, Pet News. He is a part-time faculty member at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and former Director of Animal Behavior and Training at the City of New York Center for Animal Care and Control. He is the only American protege of legendary trainer Barbara Woodhouse.
Sarah Wilson is an author and (sometimes) illustrator of many books for children. She is also a dog trainer whose goal is “to give you dog training you can use that is fun, kind and effective.” Her methods work with dog-lovers who enjoy helping their dogs learn, and growing the bond they share.