Features August 2009 Issue

A Progress Report on Positive Dog Training and Our New Dog Otto

After a year of positive training, Otto is a delight to live with.

I can’t believe it’s been a more than a year already since I brought Otto home from a shelter. The date was June 13, 2008. There were actually two dogs I was considering at the shelter, and I thought I might bring the other one home for a night, too; I wanted to make sure I had absolutely the right dog for me and my family. But Otto was “the one.” He’s developing into everything I could want in a dog - no small part, I think, due to all the positive training work we’ve put into him over this past year. I can confidently testify, “Folks, this stuff really works!”

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