Training your dog starts with you. In this friendly and comprehensive guide, expert dog behaviourist Laura Vissaritis teaches you how to better understand your dog's behaviour and, more importantly, how to change it. Your bond with your dog is incredibly powerful and rewarding, but it is also an instructive relationship. Your dog's behaviour is directly affected and influenced by your own. Based on successful principles of dog-training and psychology, Laura demonstrates how implementing small changes in behaviour can have a big impact on both you and your canine companion. Packed full of real life case studies, exercises and practical advice, this book will inspire you to take a closer look at your own life to improve your relationship with your dog for good.
Laura Vissaritis is a qualified dog behaviourist with many years of experience. She formulated the 'Dognitive Therapy' approach to dog training, helping thousands of people not only develop better relationships with their dogs but also improve their own lives. In addition, Laura has worked in wildlife education at Zoos Victoria, and also in animal behaviour, as Guardian Dog support handler for the eastern barred bandicoot conservation project. Laura lives in Victoria with her staffordshire bull terrier, Chester.