A strong human–canine bond is the foundation of successful trainingIn this groundbreaking new book, veteran trainer Victoria Schade explains how developing a human–canine bond based on trust and mutual respect is the key to training a happy, well–behaved, and well–adjusted dog. Readers begin by taking a quiz to analyze their current relationship with their dog and then go on to learn the six steps to building a bond–from granting privileges and being consistent to offering ample praise and making time for play. Victoria Schade (Falls Church, VA) is an APDT Certified Pet Dog Trainer and owner of Good Dog! Obedience Training. She was named one of the best D.C.–area trainers by Washingtonian magazine. Her training video New Puppy! Now What? won a Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers′ Association of America. She has appeared on Animal Planet and is a contract blogger for the NBC–owned Web site petside.com.