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The Dog Listener: Learning the Language of Your Best Friend
The Dog Listener Learning the Language of Your Best Friend Author:Jan Fennell Jan Fennell's remarkable gifts have earned her the nickname "the dog whisperer." Her unique knowledge of the canine world and its instinctive language has enabled her to bring even the most desperate and troubled dogs to heel. This easy-to-follow guide to Jan's simple techniques draws on her countless case histories of problem dogs -- from biter... more »s and barkers to bicycle chasers -- to show how we can bridge the language barrier that separates man from his best friend.The Dog Listener is a moving and inspiring story. Jan tells of the tragic death that first led her to reassess conventional attitudes toward dogs. She describes how she grew determined to find a more compassionate alternative to standard "obedience" training techniques. Most important of all, she brings the reader to an understanding of her method, one made all the more remarkable by its simplicity. Her book will fascinate animal lovers and prove indispensable to dog owners.« less
Well structured book giving you clear ideas of how to start working with your new dog, and continuing through all of the challenges to come. Focused only on the "Alpha dog" method, but clear and very helpful, even though for those of us without a "alpha dog" personality, you may not agree with everything that she suggests. It does give you a good idea of how a dog thinks.