Human-Canine Behavior Connection Paperback – June 1, 2017 by Marissa Martino (Author)

$12.99 USD

Human-Canine Behavior Connection: Building Better Relationships Through Dog Training is an interactive dog training and behavior book that combines the principles of dog training with the science of relationships in order to deepen the connection between you and your dog. The book is designed to help you and your canine companion expand as individuals and grow together as a team.

The book introduces my training and behavior modification framework, Human-Canine Behavior Connection (HCBC). The approach consists of 4 steps: 

STEP 1: Training the Pet Parent 

  • Understanding your dog's behavior and their relationship to the world

  • Understanding what your dog is communicating

STEP 2: Training the Dog

  • Implementing management strategies to support your dog’s behavior

  • Introducing training & behavior modification techniques

STEP 3: Enhancing the Relationship 

  • Understanding your response to your dog's behavior 

  • Introducing relationship-building principles to enhance your training and connection

STEP 4: Enhancing Yourself

  • Learning who you are in all relationships

  • Using the behavior modification process and relationship building principles to grow as a person

During my career, I have been witness to many people learning about themselves and expanding as individuals through the behavior modification process and the relationship with their dog. It’s uncommon for people to think of dog training as an opportunity for personal development; however, the relationship with your dog is the perfect, safe space to start navigating who you are in all relationships.

Our relationship with our canine companions can be a window into how we relate to the world around us. I hope you gain this awareness through the pages of this book.  ...Marissa Martino  (Author)