Book Reviews of When Good Dogs Do Bad Things

When Good Dogs Do Bad Things
When Good Dogs Do Bad Things
Author: Matthew Margolis, Mordecai Siegal
ISBN-13: 9780316790086
ISBN-10: 0316790087
Publication Date: 8/1986
Pages: 182
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown Co
Book Type: Hardcover
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Contains a proven step-by-step four-part program to solve your dog's behavior problems.

Outlines the origins of the problems, solutions, and prevention tips

Includes an alphabetized Directory of Problems

Focuses on thirty of the most common problems including:
Chasing Cars
Housebreaking mistakes
Running Away

Includes a five-part housebreaking program

Shows how to analyze your dog's temperament and its relationship to specific problems

Shows how to use the Margolis Maneuver, a technique based on praise, love, and affection, too correct even the most stubborn problems

Illustrated with more than 70 photographs

An important tool for keeping the peace (and dog!) at home
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From Library Journal
Both Siegal and Margolis have written other dog books on pet selection, training, and behavior. This particular title brings together their suggestions on handling specific behavior problems of individual dogs. While none of the ideas is especially innovative (consisting of analyzing the problem, looking for its roots, then using reconditioning techniques and obedience training methods to overcome the unwanted behavior), they are so clearly and positively presented that they will be most useful for a harried owner. Further, the authors emphasize the need to recognize the personality of the individual dog before choosing a correction. This readable, instructive book would be a good public library selection. Susan Matusak, Wilson Coll. Lib., Chambersburg, Pa.
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Worked for my pesky but wonderful dog Sadie.