With more than 150,000 copies sold, Mother Knows Best is one of the top training books of all time. Based on the natural way a mother dog trains her puppies, Benjamin's training method is humane, effective, and all natural.
Benevolent But Alpha
I JUST RECOMMENDED THIS BOOK IN THE PARK YESTERDAY...to the new parents of a labrador puppy. I have been singing this book's praises for decades...since it was first recommended to me in early 90's. Carol Lea brings kindness, common sense, creativity, intelligence, and most of all humor to that most joyous of events, bringing home a new hound.
I RE-read this everytime I have suffered the loss, grit my teeth and given my heart again. I admit I was leery of the title initially, sounded a bit like a Leave It to Beaver episode. But her point is to use the time honored techniques canine mothers have practiced for millennia. Mostly. This is a book you can read snuggled up on the couch with the new furr ball. Not a dry text book like every other dog training book I unfortunately paid good money for. AND She does her own darling cartoons.
I am debating purchasing the Audio book. I had so hoped it was read by Carol Lea herself. It is not. But I can absolutely recommend the physical book, as well as her other titles, SURVIVING YOUR DOG'S ADOLESCENCE, THE SECOND HAND DOG, and DOG PROBLEMS. I have gifted this book again and again. Should Carol Lea ever happen to read this, THANK YOU. A trained dog gets to go places and do things a non-trained dog can't. My dogs lead richer fuller lives thanks to you. You truly are one of my heroes.