About The Book
Confusing and unpredictable human
behavior can cause your dog to act out.
Learn how to protect your dog and your
liability in today’s world.
Imagine your reaction if your child’s friend grabs the remote control
of the TV you are watching and changes the channel—and then later,
does it again. We instantly recognize this behavior as wrong and correct
it. When humans break dog rules and they correct us, we ignore our
insubordinate actions and default to “blaming the dog.”
Former animal offi cer Melissa Berryman has witnessed how
devastating the effects society’s entrenched beliefs regarding dog
behavior and temperament can be—that good behavior can be
purchased, that an owner’s handling ability doesn’t matter, that
human behavior and the situations in which the dog is placed are
insignificant. Berryman shows how analyzing situations and contexts
can stop the cycle of preventable incidents.
Written with humor and compassion, People Training for Good Dogs
offers insight into the impact that human behavior and understanding
have on our relationships with dogs. By working with core canine
social and behavioral drives, Berryman provides owners with sound
techniques that focus on safety and can help protect their liability in
Melissa Berryman is a former animal officer who
has worked with and rehabilitated more than six thousand
dogs. She is the creator of People Training for Good Dogs, a
program that offers dog-handling classes and an extensive
dog care program on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
“This is the new Bible for all dog owners. … It will truly help you
have the best relationship with yours and all dogs!”
—Katie Riopel, dog trainer and host of Katie K9