The Culture Clash

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James & Kenneth Publishers, 1996 - Pets - 222 pages
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Winner of the Maxwell Award for BEST DOG TRAINING BOOK (1997) from the Dog Writers? Association of America. Voted #1 BEST BOOK (2000 & 2001) by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers?the largest and most influential worldwide association of professional pet dog trainers. The Culture Clash is utterly unique, fascinating to the extreme, and literally overflowing with information so new that it virtually redefines the state of the art in dog behavior and training. The Culture Clash depicts dogs as they really are?stripped of their Hollywood fluff, with their loveable "can I eat it, chew it, urinate on it, what's in it for me" philosophy. The author's tremendous affection for dogs shines through at all times, as does her keen insight into the dog's mind. Relentlessly she champions the dog's point of view, always showing concern for their education and well-being.

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An excellent book on dog behavior and how dogs learn, written in layman's terms so the average dog owner can understand it. In this book, Donaldson is very forward with her feelings about traditional dog training methods. She also helps people to understand what behaviors in dogs, that we see as problems or abnormal, are actually completely normal - and then proceeds to help you find ways to modify these behaviors if you choose to. Recommended for any dog owner/trainer/lover or anyone skeptical of positive training methods. 

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My favorite all-time book on dog training. It's more theory than practical advice about how to teach your dog a trick. But, if you're willing to put in the effort of reading this you'll understand your dog better and be far more successful training him/her. Read full review



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Jean Donaldson is the founder of The Academy for Dog Trainers, which has over 500 graduates practicing pet dog behavior counseling worldwide.

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