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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (598 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Arnold Narrator: Jennifer Arnold Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • Transformative . . . [Arnold] shares her methodology and stories of canine intelligence, sensitivity, language comprehension, and prescience bordering on telepathy. . . . Along the way, she emphasizes choice-based, positive-reinforcement-only teaching methods and shares valuable insights that every dog owner should know. Engagingly written with a perfect balance of science and observation, this book . . . is a worthy tribute to our canine friends. Publishers Weekly
  • Through vivid, memorable, moving stories, Jennifer Arnold provides a scientific argument for what dog lovers everywhere already know: Dogs love, dogs trust, dogs sense, dogs feel. And they deserve to be treated accordingly. This book’s message is simply the truth. Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants
     
     
  • Arnold’s voice is assertive with experience—her insights into working with dogs are hard-won after years of close interaction. … The author’s storehouse of anecdotal evidence is telling and entertaining, and her demolition of various alpha-model and negative-reinforcement teaching techniques is thorough and lofty. Kirkus 
     

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adam Lewand | 2/20/2014

    " Overall I enjoyed this book. Sometime it was a bit technical, but overall lots of interesting information about my Sadie... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ellen Hanington | 2/18/2014

    " If you have a dog, read this book. If you are thinking of getting a dog, read this book. If you have ever wondered how dogs think, read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kristen | 1/26/2014

    " Fantastic book, every dog owner should read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa Sodano | 1/12/2014

    " This book was so much fun! It approaches dogs through a psychological point-of-view, explaining dog's behaviors based on their minds. As a dog-lover, I found it absolutely fascinating, and it really made sense out of some of the peculiar things we see dogs do, as individuals and as a species. For those of you who are into the personality-type indicator, the Enneagram, you'll be fascinated to know that a similar personality-type organization exists for dogs. There are anecdotes about dogs that will make you laugh, and cry (especially the last chapter of the book...it troubled me for weeks). A must-read for all dog owners and lovers! "

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