Training the Best Dog Ever , originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program , is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and -fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia- Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy's dogs, among countless others. Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, t choke collars; on bonding, t lead-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues - sit, stay, come here - as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behaviour problems, including jumping, barking, and lead-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world - a dog that kws how to behave in a vet's office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.