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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (474 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Bradshaw Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dogs have been mankind’s faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither—and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis.

What dogs really need is a spokesperson—someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with—not just with dominion over—their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs’ behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog’s unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bradshaw’s book is useful to those looking to further their understanding of dog behavior and clarify common misconceptions.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Michael Page has a steady, mellifluous delivery with excellent pacing.”

    AudioFile

  • “A lovely and clear-headed book on all things dog—emotion, mind, and breed. John Bradshaw’s authority and experience are matched by the thoughtfulness and humanity of his writing. Read this before you bring a dog into your life.”

    Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog

  • “Dogs and dog lovers alike will benefit from Bradshaw’s insight.”

    Stephen Zawistowski, PhD, CAAB, ASPCA science advisor

  • “For readers with well-loved pets who view their canines as family members, there’s much to digest.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Arlian | 2/18/2014

    " Absolutely amazing. NOT a dog training book, more of a dog psychology book. Seriously awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bobbower | 2/12/2014

    " A must read for anyone faced with training a dog -with a minimum of distress. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lindsay | 1/20/2014

    " Good subject matter, but not a quick read. Subjects: dominance isn't supported scientifically, also not effective, inbreeding for looks is problematic when most dogs are pets, should breed for companionship and health. Importance of socialization. Dog emotions and intelligence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacy Raine | 1/15/2014

    " In depth look at the history of dogs - good knowledge, not so much on training though. "

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