Through a Dog's Eyes

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Spiegel & Grau, 2011 - Pets - 222 pages
3 Reviews
A "transformative,"* 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 twenty years has trained service dogs for people with physical disabilities and special needs. Through her unique understanding of dogs' intelligence, sensitivity, and extrasensory skills, Arnold has developed an exemplary training method that is based on kindness and encouragement rather than fear and submission, and her results are extraordinary.

To Jennifer 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. Stories from Arnold's life and the lives of the dogs who were her greatest teachers provide convincing and compelling testimony to her choice teaching method and make Through a Dog's Eyes an unforgettable book that will forever change your relationship with your dog.

*Publishers Weekly
  

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This book gave me a different feeling regarding service dogs and all the work and patience that is required to train them. I am grateful for the authors' sincere works. ... Read full review

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Dogs are bright, loving splended creatures who deserve to be adored for exactly who and what they are--dogs. This book highlights their traits and the fact that we as their people have the ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
17
CHAPTER FOUR
41
H A PT E R F v
54
CHAPTER SEVEN
77
CHAPTER NINE
105
H A PT E R T E
123
The Serious lliisiiiess ofplay
147
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
165
ChoiceTeachingSpecifics
182
APPE N DIX C
202
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About the author (2011)

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.


From the Hardcover edition.

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