Through a Dog's Eyes

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Spiegel & Grau, 2011 - Pets - 222 pages
18 Reviews
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.
 


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Review: Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World

User Review  - Eric Moote - Goodreads

Overall: great insights into the mind and heart of a dog, which can open the door for a better relationship between you and your best friend. I picked up this book because I wanted to know about some ... Read full review

Review: Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World

User Review  - DianeK Klu - Goodreads

This book made me think of my Vinny so much. He really should have been a guide dog. JJ is a joker. 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.


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