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Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogsby Suzanne Clothier
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For anyone who has ever dreamed of being able to really talk to their dogs — and "hear" what they have to say...
Bones Would Rain from the Sky
Akin to Monty Roberts's The Man Who Listens to Horses and going light-years beyond The Hidden Life of Dogs or any training manual, Suzanne Clothier takes a radical new direction in understanding our life with dogs...and our mutual love. Drawing on a lifetime of experience with dogs, this nationally renowned dog trainer brings us astonishing new lessons about our animals — and ourselves.
Gently, with intelligence, humor, and unfailing patience, Suzanne Clothier guides us to truly comprehend another creature's mind and heart.
You will discover how our dogs see the world from their uniquely canine perspective, how we can meet their deep need for leadership without using force or coercion, and how the "laws" of canine culture often put our dogs at odds with us and our very human world. Clothier's unparalleled insights into aggression in dogs can help prevent a tragedy, including the unnecessary destruction of a pet.
In these pages, you will meet unforgettable dogs who will capture, and perhaps break, your heart. There is Badger — handsome, curious, and perhaps dangerous. Can his threatening behavior be changed? Though doomed by a congenital heart murmur, the winsome pup McKinley offers an unforgettable lesson in living. Then aging Vali brings us to the moment that all dog owners must someday face: the loss of a devoted companion. But what this old dog teaches us in her last days may change you forever.
As in no other "dog book" or training manual, in Bones Would Rain from the Sky an extraordinary woman shows us how to find a deep connection with another being and to receive an incomparable gift: a profound, lifelong relationship with the dog you love.
"Clothier is a capable writer, and her descriptive style livens up the subject matter." Publishers Weekly
"All dog lovers will want to read this book." Jane Goodall, New York Times bestselling author of Reason for Hope
"In a literary landscape littered with books about dogs, [this book] stands out. It is joyful, touching, informative, humane, and wise. Ms. Clothier truly understands dogs and knows how to speak their language." Clinton Sanders, Ph.D., author of Understanding Dogs: Living and Working with Canine Companions and coauthor of Regarding Animals
"If dogs could pray, they would ask that people read this thoughtful and warmhearted book....Suzanne Clothier demonstrates that empathy, respect (and a little wry humor) can unleash the untapped potential of the human-canine bond." Rev. Gary Kowalski, author of The Souls of Animals
"Down-to-earth and easy to read…a memorable tribute to the grace, spirit, and soul of our co-pilots through life." Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., author of Strolling with Our Kin and Minding Animals: Science, Nature, and Heart
"Fully delivers on its promise to deepen the relationship between humans and dogs....It is impossible to read this book about dogs and not learn some surprising and provocative things about yourself. I can't recommend this book highly enough....A must read." Susan Chernak McElroy, author of Animals as Teachers and Healers
"Clothier offers what many people want to know: how to deepen and enhance the connection between dog and owner." Pet Life
"Unique and insightful....Challenges us to examine our own actions and beliefs." Dog & Kennel
"A top-shelf selection...challenges us to think more deeply about what we know about dogs....The greatest gift in Clothier's work is realizing we can learn to be whisperers." Golden Retriever News
About the Author
Clothier is a dog trainer, lecturer, and award-winning author. She is well known for her holistic approach to the dog-human relationship.
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