Modern Living: Putting on the Dogs

"I hope you're picking up the idea that you have to act like a complete ass to be a dog trainer. You've got to be exciting to your dog; otherwise, he'll get depressed."

—Mrs. Barbara Woodhouse

She stands sternly, an energetic, graying Englishwoman in a tweed skirt and sensible shoes. "No, no, no! You must not say, 'Condor, come here,' in that weak voice. That's no good. Stand up and say, 'Condor, COME!' " As her voice booms across the lawn outside her Hertfordshire home, owners and their dogs tremble involuntarily. Barbara Woodhouse, at 62,...

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