Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World
Author: Jennifer Arnold
Pubpsher: Random House Group
This enhanced eBook includes the full text of the book plus 40 minutes of video*: • Eight “Dogism” Training Tips: Jennifer Arnold teaches you how to better understand your dog and offers some quick training tips you can use right away. • Seventeen Audio and Visual Cues for Your Dog: Learn simple cues and commands you can teach your dog to help them make the right behavioral choices. • Canine Assistants Documentary: Discover how Jennifer Arnold and her special dogs at Canine Assistants help people with disabilities. *Video may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details. 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.
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.
Have you ever wondered what your dog or cat is thinking? Have you ever pondered the thoughts behind the expressions on their beautiful faces when you are speaking to them? Well come join us, As we take you on the journey of life, through a dog's eyes. As the story unfolds, you find yourself walking hand and paw with Ralph the bulldog on a trip down memory lane. Ralph would like to share with you his views on life And The wonderful way he sees it. The message in this book teaches our children to have compassion for animals as well as the ability to nurture, train, and accept that animals have their own point of view.Illustrated by Simone Brouse
What Our Dogs Need, Want, and Deserve-and the Gifts We Can Expect in Return
Author: Jennifer Arnold
Pubpsher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Shares inspiring and scientifically important stories of dogs who have changed the world, from a rescued Labrador who detects bombs on the Israeli border to a Lab-Golden mix who provides comfort to child cancer patients at an Atlanta hospital.
Release on 2018-11-29 | by James C. Ha,Tracy L. Campion
Modern Science and Our Canine Companions
Author: James C. Ha,Tracy L. Campion
Pubpsher: Academic Press
Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions provides readers with a better understanding of canine science, including evolutionary concepts, ethograms, brain structures and development, sensory perspectives, the science of emotions, social structure, and the natural history of the species. The book also analyzes relationships between humans and dogs and how the latter has evolved. Readers will find this to be an ideal resource for researchers and students in animal behavior, specifically focusing on dog behavior and human-canine relationships. In addition, veterinarians seeking further information on dog behavior and the social temperament of these companion animals will find this book to be informative. Provides an accessible, engaging introduction to animal behavior specifically related to human-canine relationships Clarifies misunderstandings, mysteries and misconceptions about canines with historical evidence and scientific studies Offers insights and techniques to improve human-canine relationships
An Australian shepherd tells the story of his puppyhood and life with his family—with a little help from his human companion . . . Part memoir, part dog owner’s manual, this delightful book is narrated primarily from a dog’s point of view. As Duffy’s owner chimes in with her own perspective, readers will recognize their own joys and challenges that mark the territory of the human/canine relationship. From eating anything and everything, to a profound fear of needles and bee stings, to being “released” from dog training school, Duffy’s never-ending zest for new experiences is the source of his owner’s greatest frustration—and most profound life lessons. “Duffy’s story touched my heart.” —Julie Hanson, registered veterinary technician
What a Handful of Unadoptables Taught Me about Service, Hope, and Healing
Author: Susannah Charleson
Pubpsher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A tour of the psychiatric service dog industry traces the author's work with unwanted shelter dogs before matching them with people in need, documenting her own partnership with a search canine while sharing uplifting success stories.
Veterinarian Donald Hamilton specialises in homeopathic medicine. In this guide, he introduces natural remedies for treating common, acute, and chronic problems in cats and dogs. He covers digestive complaints, skin diseases (including irritation from fleas), respiratory disorders, urinary diseases, mouth, teeth, and gum problems, ear pain, musculoskeletal ailments, injuries and traumas, and psychological and behavioural problems.
Dean Miller has been studying dog training and animal behavior his entire life. Through the years, he has developed a keen understanding of how dogs think and act. A Dog's Way shares this knowledge with you. A Dog's Way is not a training manual. Instead, Miller offers an unparalleled look into your dog's mind. Dogs have simple, straightforward thought processes, with instincts capable of reacting in the blink of an eye. Their body language is eloquent and nuanced. They may not be able to do math or drive a car, but their skills and capabilities are breathtaking in their own right. Understanding your dog makes training easier and enhances your relationship with your pet. But more importantly, your dog can teach you as much about yourself as you teach your dog. To understand and love a dog is to see yourself reflected in your dog's eyes. They are perfect little windows of insight into the soul. Whether you're a longtime dog lover or you just welcomed a dog into your life, A Dog's Way will help you understand and appreciate your canine friend. And in doing so, you will learn to better understand yourself.