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pattymac April 30th, 2010 10:47 PM

So, Anybody Read Brad Pattison's book yet?
 
Ya, I read it. curiosity got the better of me. Actually a pretty boring read, nothing in it that he doesn't go over and over on his show. Treats are evil, positive reinforcement trainers are evil and don't know what they're doing and end up ruining dogs and turning them into evil, baby biting, aggressive, counter surfing cujos.

Maybe a few good points on why you want a dog, not to buy a dog from a pet store etc.

There's really not much on actual training, sit..by pulling up on the collar and if the dog doesn't want to sit you may have to lift his front feet off the ground and his butt will naturally go down...so of course you WIN!! Gotta make sure you have the upper hand at all times. You eat first, go through doors, up or down stairs first...blah..blah. No dog on furniture and certainly not sleeping with you. Let's see Bayley is welcome on the couch, but she only slept on it a couple of times last winter..since then she hasn't shown any interest in getting on it at all. She starts off sleeping with me, mainly for snuggles and tummy rubs then she gets down and sleeps on the floor. She doesn't have a bed cause Coco has a thing for dog beds...peeing on them that is!!

There's a few cases of dogs that he worked with...sorta skimmed through those...I tend to read too fast sometimes. He states not to humanize dogs and then goes on to say that when your dog does something wrong..you should say in a firm voice, "I don't like what you did, that will not be tolerated." Ummm ya right!! Bayley understands Knock it off!!

I agree with 'umbilical' but he didn't invent it by any stretch. I think it's great especially for dogs that aren't completely housetrained.

Maybe I'm completely anal about this, but the fact that even in this book, there's spelling errors makes me crazy...using reigns when you really mean reins...over and over as in letting the dog take the reins..maybe he's trying for a play on words, cause reign means rules...:shrug:

Anyway, as for a training book, I'll stick with people like Brenda Aloff etc Anybody want to borrow it? Ya I bought it, but at Walmart so I got it cheaper with my employee discount.

luckypenny April 30th, 2010 11:28 PM

Nope. I could barely stand to watch a few minutes of his show...refuse to torture myself through a whole book :D. Next on my list is Debby McMullen's How Many Dogs?! :)

TeriM May 1st, 2010 12:15 AM

Not really a fan, looks of other books I'd much rather read :).

Thanks for the review though :thumbs up.

cassiek May 1st, 2010 01:03 AM

pattymax, thx for the review and from what it sounds like, saving us from a not so great book!

I have looked at it a few times in Wally world, but never purchased it, and I'm glad after hearing that's its nothing special.

I don't mind his show, but he doesn't do a terribly lot for me. I think he has had some good influences in some owners and certainly some dogs lives, but I don't think he's one of a kind by any means. His techniques are nothing new that we haven't heard before.

Luvmypitgirls May 9th, 2010 09:56 PM

Ugh it's bad enough someone gave this guy a show, let alone publish his book.
If you don't want your copy anymore I'll be happy to take it off your hands, I could use it to line my rabbit cage and snake tank.;)

NoahGrey June 7th, 2010 06:13 PM

haha...i see i am not the only one who dislikes this guy. I find him arrogrant for starters....


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