Integrated Dog Training



Michael Wombacher

New World Library

Language of origin

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Trade paperback
224 pages
8 x 10
Black-and-white photographs

The Commonsense Visual Guide to Training Any Dog

  • Photos, diagrams, and brief, simple text cut through fads to coach any human through the training of any type of dog from new puppies to middle-aged and even senior rescues
  • Presents a refreshingly sensible, balanced path between positive-only and dominance-based training that emphasizes positive reinforcement but allows for a little coercion when absolutely needed
  • The author’s experience includes more than 40,000 private consultations and tens of thousands of hours training dogs, their humans, and fellow trainers

    Most dog-training manuals urge people to pick a side: Team Dominate or Team Treat. Michael Wombacher instead gives readers what they really need: a comprehensive, hands-on, visual how-to that works across the board. A veteran trainer, Wombacher knows all the competing theories but also knows that in reality, it is a range of methods that gets dogs and their humans where they need to be. His Integrated Dog Training is a much-needed commonsense approach that avoids cookie-cutter dictates and recognizes the individuality of each training situation. While the approach heavily emphasizes positive reinforcement, it also leaves room for corrective tactics when necessary. Each page of this large-format paperback features photos illustrating an exercise, brief supporting text, and ways to approach various scenarios. Straightforward discussion of situation-specific equipment, treats, and commands are included, as are a variety of age- and environment-variable approaches. Easy-to- use, image-driven, and immediately applicable, this is a truly unique guide to getting people and dogs in sync and happy lifelong.

Michael Wombacher

MICHAEL WOMBACHER focuses on working with, rather than overriding, a dog’s natural drives and instincts. In addition to his prolific training work, he lectures and runs a small board- ing operation. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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