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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (489 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamar Geller Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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More than fifteen years ago, Tamar Geller began her career as a dog trainer by observing a scientific study of wolves in the wild. She realized that the socialization and parenting techniques they used to raise their cubs were rooted in bonding,communication, and play—not in aggression, dominance, or punishment. If people used these techniques when training their dogs, she realized, there would be no need for prong collars, choke chains, or any kind of physical or verbal aggression. She realized we can make it “fun” for our dogs to listen to us and behave as we want them to.

Tamar went on to train the dogs of many celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Nicollette Sheridan, Owen Wilson, the Osbournes, and others. Her non-aggressive methods are so revolutionary that the Humane Society of the United States approached her to be a consultant, and she now teaches animal behavior at Pepperdine University.

In The Loved Dog, Tamar shows anyone how to childproof a dog, teach him vocabulary, use treats the right way, play “tug of war” to build trust, make it fun for him to come when called, teach him not to jump on people, and much more—using only playful bonding and positive reinforcement.

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  • “A must-listen for prospective and current dog owners. Renée Raudman’s clear tone never wanes in her excitement for the topic.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angel | 2/19/2014

    " Read this before getting our labrador retriever puppy & really liked the author's approach as well as her detailed description of certain training techniques. Found the pictures helpful as welll. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie O | 2/14/2014

    " The 7-yr old boy who lives downstairs gave me this book so we "could get Rowdy to do things". It's actually a good quick read with tips that are easy to understand and act out. Apparently, the author was also on Oprah recently (something else the 1st grader relayed to me) and she had Oprah's 3 dogs in shape in record time. That has to count for something, right? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jaime Schnell | 2/11/2014

    " One of the best dog trainers around! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marilyn | 2/4/2014

    " Not sure I would recommend this book. She spends most of the book explaining how she came to work with dogs. "

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About the Author

Tamar Geller, a former Israeli intelligence officer, owns and operates The Loved Dog, southern California’s first cage-free boarding and day care center. Currently, she works in partnership with the Humane Society, teaches animal behavior at Pepperdine University, works with rescue organizations, conducts free classes for shelter and rescue dogs in Los Angeles, and sponsors “Passionate Pups” with Covenant House to bring together homeless youths and homeless dogs. She lives in Los Angeles.