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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 <em>Through a Dog's Eyes</em> an unforgettable book that will forever change your relationship with your dog. <em>Publishers Weekly</em>Jennifer Arnold, who has spent the last 20 years training service dogs for disabled people, shares her holistic approach to dog training and recounts numerous inspirational stories about how dogs can definitively impact and improve a person's life. According to Arnold, dogs are highly intelligent and responsive creatures who will try to please their owner at every opportunity once a congenial bond has been established. Arnold provides plenty of specific, proven advice for dog owners, but the most powerful and enduring parts of her book are her touching tales of having seen how her dogs have dramatically enhanced the lives of disabled people, in both practical and emotional terms.
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.
Number of Pages: 222
Genre: Nature, Psychology, Pets
Sub-Genre: Dogs, General, Dogs / General, Animals
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Author: ARNOLD, JENNIFER
Street Date: May 31, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0821