Book by Judy Byron and Adele Yunck, ª 1998 Written primarily for competition obedience trainers. A quote from the introduction sums up the training philosophy covered by this book: "Teaching, proofing and showing a dog in obedience requires the proper balance of positives - food, toys, play, praise - and negatives - verbal and physical corrections. We use lots of food, toys and play throughout our dogs' training careers. We also use appropriate, fair corrections to build the consistency required for the obedience ring." A thorough coverage of training from puppyhood through Utility. An excellent book if you have been using traditional training methods but are interested in incorporating more positive methods into your training, without taking the full plunge into "clicker training". 382 pages, 7" x 10" softcover, illustrated.