35 Dog Training Mistakes: Mistakes You Are Probably Doing and How to Avoid Them by James Goodman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
If you are a dog owner or dog lover this book has many hints and ideas that you may find helpful, but unfortunately the book is also full of typos and formatting errors. The errors were so pervasive that I found them distracting, making it hard to pay attention to content presented. Although the author is repetitive at times, it is clear the author understands dogs and is experienced at dealing with and training dogs. Reading this book reminds me of the old saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater". The poor writing is clearly the bathwater, but the content is the true baby of this book. The book is organized into sections based on mistakes that dog owners frequently make, and while this organization does work well, at the end of each section is a "Long story short" conclusion. These "Long story short" pieces are poorly written and often include just a fragment, taking away from their meaning. There are quite a few dog training books out there, this book does have some useful information, but the grammatical errors and format errors make it difficult and distracting to read. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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