How can I cure my dog of his annoying habit? Why does he do it? Is it ok to mix dogs and children? Should I have him neutered? How do I make him understand what I mean? In "The Trouble-free Dog" Robert Alleyne, a leading canine behavioral trainer and a trainer in the popular BBC3 series "Dog Borstal", teaches you how to communicate with your dog. Having acquired this skill, you will then be able to prevent worrying behavioral problems occurring or solve those your dog already has. However, as well as dealing with your pet's psychological needs, the book also covers all the physical aspects of caring for your dog: from maintaining him in good health to the legal responsibilities of being a dog owner. Also included are numerous informative and entertaining case histories which demonstrate the wide variety of problems that can actually occur.
Robert Alleyne is one of a 'new breed' of experts in the field of working with dogs and their owners. Realizing that training and behavioural problems can be two entirely separate issues, he has dedicated himself to perfecting his considerable skills in dealing with both. Robert is a board member of the UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists, and a board member of The Kennel Club Accreditation Scheme for Instructors. He has also run his own obedience training classes since 1986, with classes ranging from basic pet obedience to a competitive standard for those who wish to go further, and has taught courses on instructing obedience classes. He was employed as an animal welfare officer for the London Borough of Lewisham from the founding of the service in 1990 until he left in 2006 to work full-time as a behavioural trainer. Robert Alleyne is one of the trainers in the popular BBC series, Dog Borstal.