Dogs And Their People, by Steve Diller
By Steve Diller
Review from the Library Journal
Stressing positive reinforcement instead of punishment, this book is very different from pet-training books of the past that emphasized domination training methods. Diller's Dogs and Their People is perhaps the most readable, with the most logical presentation. Diller, president of the Society of North American Dog Trainers, believes that dogs are as individual as people and that training comprises two aspects - the teaching of specific behaviors and the prevention of problems. His approach is a blend of positive motivation and properly applied corrections. Diller presents the basics of learning theory, discusses common behavioral problems, and clarifies the pluses and minuses of the wide variety of collars, leashes, and training tools available. He gives specific recommendations for teaching doggy "etiquette" as well as practical obedience exercises. One of the most valuable chapters is on building relationships, particularly when there are other pets or children in the household.
Diller has the edge for his understandable presentation on learning theory and organization... -AEdell Marie Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., Milwaukee
Now, in digital form, Steve Diller offers the best of his experience, insights, and advice. He begins by stressing the importance of matching the right kind of dog with the right owner, and provides an extensive list of breeds and their traits. Dogs and Their People contains all the essential ingredients for making truly educated choices.
Steve Diller in the Media
Steve Diller has appeared on numerous network television shows including the Today show with Matt Lower, The View, NBC and more. Steve has been sought out for interviews with The NY Times, The NY Post, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The BBC and several local newspapers. Steve had a column called “Ask doc Diller” in The Gannett newspapers and had articles published in The Pet Gazette, a pet magazine published in the greater NYC area.
Steve is available for interviews upon request.