Making the Connection: A Training Book for Bouviers and Their Owners and The Unexpected Memoir of an Exceptional Dog Trainer
A posthumous compilation of the writings of a remarkable and gifted dog trainer describing her adventures, her successes, and her training methods. Both wise and humorous, Donna Rioux talks about what it is like to train the smart and strong-willed Bouvier des Flandres. Her style is conversational yet clear and highly motivating, reaching owners and trainers at all levels. More
A compilation of the writings of a remarkable and gifted dog trainer whose competitive achievements are all the more stunning for her isolated location in Western Canada. Both wise and humorous, Donna describes what it is like to train one most independently-minded breeds, the smart and strong-willed Bouvier des Flandres. Unflappable, funny, and a born teacher, Donna’s style is conversational yet clear and highly motivating. She reaches owners and trainers at all levels and you find yourself wanting to join her “Focus on Fun” school with your own dog. Her explanations of how to train specific behaviors are articulate, thoughtful, and thorough. This posthumously created book celebrates her struggles, her successes and her adventures in a highly readable format while offering sound advice to anyone with a dog of working character. It is filled with insights about dogs and how they learn and why they behave the way they do.
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