Parenting Your Dog is one of the only books on the market that applies specific human parenting techniques to multiple aspects of canine ownership to ensure a happy and well-behaved family dog. This revised and expanded edition of the highly respected and successful original features updated text, full-color photos, and a quick-reference format that makes the step-by-step training instructions easier to master. Written by an internationally renowned animal educator, this comprehensive guide analyzes each stage of a dog's physical, mental, and emotional development through puppyhood, adolescence, adulthood, and senior years and presents numerous similarities between child parenting and dog parenting, with an emphasis on understanding the canine psyche. The use of positive, reward-based care and training shows how to identify and adapt to the stages of your dog's life with the right techniques to address problem behaviors and help your dog adjust to and become part of the family dynamic. Sidebars in each chapter provide case study examples and proactive checklists to monitor training achievements.