For years dog trainer Michael Wombacher has worked with expecting dog owners to prevent problems between dogs and children. He has also unfortunately witnessed too many families forced to surrender their beloved family companions because they failed to prepare the dog for the arrival of a new family member. In Good Dog, Happy Baby, Wombacher lays out a twelve-step process that will give families the skills they need to navigate this new era of their lives. These skills include how to evaluate dogs, resolve common behavior problems, and fully prepare dogs for a new baby. This easy-to-use guide, filled with photos and simple instructions, makes a great gift for any expecting family with a dog, whether the dog is perfectly trained or in serious need of behavioral help.

“Detailed training exercises teach dogs to respect critical areas such as the child’s room and the space around the baby, and how to walk next to a stroller, all of which create a safe environment for both baby and pet. Most dog-training books … only have a general chapter about babies, making this specialized guide a recommended addition.”
— Library Journal

“There’s excellent advice in this guide….This book will become a much loved workbook.”
— Fit Pregnancy

“Well written and edited, with excellent photographs and illustrations.”
— Dog World

“Michael Wombacher is a maestro of dog trainers. His clarity of thinking, sense of humor, and skills in communicating make dog training fun for both pet and pet lover.”
— Michael Tilson Thomas, music director of the San Francisco Symphony

“Consistently provides practical, gentle methods for molding dog behavior.”
— Jeffrey Bryan, DVM

“Simply great! A must for all expecting dog owners. Full of useful information to help ease a big transition.”
— Dean Beyerink, DVM

“Written with style and humor by one who truly understands dogs and the relationships they have with their families.”
— Joyce Weidman, DVM

About the Author

Dog trainer Michael Wombacher has performed tens of thousands of private behavioral consultations. He also lectures, teaches classes, runs a small boarding and training operation, and trains other trainers. His approach focuses on working with, rather than overriding, a dog’s natural drives and instincts. He lives in Oakland, California.
Hardcover, 168 pages


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