Has anyone ever read Ruff Love by Susan Garrett... or implemented the Ruff Love program with their dog? I ordered the book, and just started reading it. Basically, the mantra of the book is "Positive is not Permissive." She recommends taking away anything in your dogs environment that they can use to self reward, then as they start to learn that pretty much all of their rewards in life come from their person, and are not sought out independently in their environment, you add privileges back. Somebody recommended that I read it because Gordy isn't as focused as I think he can be, and he does a lot of self rewarding behaviors when I'm working (or trying to work) with him. I think that maybe there are some ideas that I can pull from the book, but there are others that I'd have a hard time implementing. I get the feeling that that is not at all the point of the book though. I think what this book is going for is this is a "do all of these things, get these results" kind of a thing, and not at all geared towards "let me pull some ideas out of here that I think would work" ideas. So, I was just wondering if anybody has had any experience with it.