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Through a Dog's Eyes

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Publisher Comments:

A stirring, inspiring book with the power to change the way we understand and communicate with our dogs.

Few people are more qualified to speak about the abilities and potential of dogs than Jennifer Arnold, who for the past twenty years has trained service dogs for people with physical disabilities and special needs. Arnold has developed a unique understanding of dogs' capabilities, intelligence, sensitivity, and extra-sensory skills. Her training method is based on teaching dogs to make choices—as opposed to following commands—through kindness and encouragement rather than fear and submission, and her results are extraordinary. To Arnold, dogs are neither wolves in need of a pack leader nor babies in need of coddling; rather, they are extremely trusting beings attuned to their owners' needs and they aim to please. Relationships between dogs and humans go awry when we fail to understand our dogs and when we send them confusing, mixed signals. Arnold's firsthand experience—from what moved her to start her exemplary nonprofit and how she developed her methodology—guides this book and gives it a powerful emotional heft. Stories drawn from Arnold's life and the lives of the dogs who were her greatest teachers are convincing, unforgettable, and compelling testimony and make this book a heart-warming, captivating read that will forever change the way you see your dog by showing you the way your dog sees the world.

Synopsis:

The founder of Canine Assistants, a nonprofit service-dog trainer and provider, outlines her unique training method, which is based on teaching dogs to make choices--as opposed to following commands--through kindness and encouragement rather than fear and submission.

About the Author

\Jennifer Arnold is the founder and executive director of Canine Assistants, a service-dog school based in Milton, Georgia. She lives with her husband, veterinarian Kent Bruner, son Chase, three dogs, Bob the cat, eight horses, and a number of other animals.

Table of Contents

Beginnings — When dogs began — Children in wolves' clothing — Do you see what I see — The canine mystique — Canine cognition — Emotion — Personality plus — Language — The canine character — The serious business of play — Choice teaching — Partners.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588369543
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Fantasy - General
Author:
Arnold, Jennifer
Subject:
Pets : Dogs - General
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Dogs -- Behavior.
Subject:
Pets-Dog Care and Ownerships
Subject:
PETS / Dogs / General
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-CULTURE
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100810
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
216

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