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The Dog Listener: Learning the Language of your Best Friend
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The Dog Listener: Learning the Language of your Best Friend [Format Kindle]

Jan Fennell , Monty Roberts
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The behavioural problems covered in The Dog Listener will sound all too familiar to anyone who shares their life with a canine companion. During the 25 years that Jan Fennell has been working with dogs, she's been increasingly aware of the ways in which communication between man's best friend and ourselves has broken down. Inspired by Monty Roberts, Fennell embraces similar ideas to those found in The Man Who Listens to Horses. Rather than trying to fit human psychology to animals, the starting point is observing how animals communicate, how they structure their groups in the wild and what they think their role is.

Initially Fennell looks at the role that dogs have played historically--primarily a working role, in which human and animal worked side by side to the same goal. Many owners flinch as the idea of a dog "working", with associations of oppression and hierarchy. But dogs naturally form a hierarchical society with the strongest, most intelligent dog leading the pack. Humans might thrive on the concept of democracy but dogs don't automatically feel the same way. When we understand and respect a dog's mindset, effective training can be done with intelligence and compassion.

Each chapter deals with a different case study and owners of problem or "challenging" dogs will be kicking themselves as they realise just how wrong they've been getting it all this time. Some myths dispelled: "Tugging games are fun and it makes my little dog happy to think he's the winner." Wrong--if you let the dog win it reinforces the idea that he is the top dog in the group. "My dog can't bear to be left in the house ... because he loves me so much." Wrong--your dog thinks that he is responsible for you, the acute anxiety that results from separation can be likened to that of a mother who's has a toddler wander off by itself into untold danger.

Much of what we do to show affection to our dogs actually has the result of creating insecurities and confusion. In this respect many ideas are similar to those in John Fisher's Think Dog, particularly on remedies for anxious and aggressive dogs. Here though, the use of real life case studies offers encouragement that following this advice can initiate a rapid transformation in your dog's behaviour. Jan Fennell writes with affection and a real conviction that sharing her work with others can make a real difference. Her wide and admiring audience of happy dog owners would indicate that the title of "dog listener" is a highly appropriate one.--Tony Martin

From Publishers Weekly

Standard dog training has long advocated the use of force choke collars, sharp smacks, harsh language. Fennell, a dog trainer in England for 30 years, wants to change all that. Expanding upon the theories of horse trainer Monty Roberts (the basis for The Horse Whisperer), Fennell believes one can best train dogs by emulating natural behaviors, that is, by treating them as they would treat each other in the wild. Her intelligent, straightforward and humane method has engendered controversy and increasing enthusiasm. After Fennel's dog Purdey went manic, injured Fennell's young children and had to be euthanized, she was fearful of owning a dog again. Lured back into it by the pleasure of showing spaniels, she adopted a high-strung young shepherd, Sasha, and investigated alternative training methods. Fennell's simple and succinct method posits that domesticated dogs are confused, believing themselves to be the pack leaders, and humans their subordinates. Fennell retrains dogs to accept a human as their alpha leader. She spurns the use of force, even in training language, employing instead a system of Pavlovian rewards. Those wanting true canine companionship will find Fennell's commonsense approach attractive and easy to apply with puppies as well as with older dogs. She addresses common problems, from separation anxiety to barking at guests to the mistrust of strangers that rescued dogs often harbor. Her knowledge and love of dogs is expansive and her concern for their well-being balances kindness and appropriate discipline. (Aug.)
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 3925 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 304 pages
  • Editeur : HarperCollins Entertainment (21 décembre 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B006NXMZV0
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Dog Listening 11 mars 2010
Par Marina
Je suis une"Dog Listener" formee par Jan Fennell - je ne peux donc etre objective - mais pour moi ceci est une livre de reference continu. Quand quelqu un me contacte car il a un probleme avec son chien je lui conseille toujours d'abord ce livre et ou le DVD ... et bien souvent cela resoud le probleme... Jan nous explique comment "parler' la langue de nos chiens et donc de mieux pourvoir communiquer avec eux... Pour tout ceux qui veulent amielorier leur relation avec leur chien pour une vie plus agreable ensemble...

I cannot be seen as objective as I am a Jan Fennell trained Dog Listener but to me this is a reference book. When contacted by someone with an unruly dog, I always suggest they acquire this book and/or the DVD as that may well resolve the problem... The book is a must read for all those who want to improve their relationship with their dog without force or gadget...It is a way of life of life for life ... after all we are learning the dog's language
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent book 10 décembre 2013
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This book teach you a lot about how to let ur dog join you instead of you give order to your dog force them to listen to you , I learned a lot from it .
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Still reading it but.... 29 août 2010
Par ChrisPat
Jan Fennell obviously has great insight into how dogs think, a useful addition to any dog owners library. Too many of us treat our dogs as children and not as dogs, this book tells you how to change this and make everybody's life better.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 It just makes sense! 29 janvier 2006
Par Maureen Hess - Publié sur
This is THE book for training your dog in my opinion. We have a very stubborn Beagle puppy who was showing many signs of thinking she was the alpha dog. After reading this book and applying the simple principles we have a changed dog! She is calm and responsive. We were at our wit's end and our obedience trainer recommended this book and it has been fabulous. I would recommend reading this book before you ever put a foot in a breeder's kennel. It will help you so much. It does work for older dogs too, so if nothing else has worked...try this book! This woman is a genius.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Trying it with my dogs. 28 avril 2014
Par Joy Ward - Publié sur
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I have been trying it with my dogs. Most of it works well. I still have trouble with some of my dogs barking and not wanting to stop.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent for a novice dog owner 30 mai 2014
Par Mary Elin Renzullo - Publié sur
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I had never owned a dog as an adult. We'd always had cats. Recently I decided to take on the responsibility of a dog, but was pretty ignorant on how to raise and care for him. I saw a local presentation on this method by another "dog listener" here in Connecticut, and was impressed by the compassion and loving ways to train my dog. I went home and bought this book online (another first!) and read it through in a couple of sittings. It is easy to read, easy to understand, and most of all, it works! It's really quite amazing! I didn't want a dog following my every step, tripping me, or an anxious dog when I left the house, or jumping on me and scratching me when I came home, before I could even put my things down. These methods work, pure and simple.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 helpful, encouraging book 4 mai 2014
Par mbr - Publié sur
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I liked this book -helpful without being preachy and judgmental. I believed I could be successful with her approach and that's turning out to be true!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 great book 25 juin 2014
Par Elaine Maloney - Publié sur
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this book is so helpful to anyone who has a dog or is thinking of having one,my sons two boxers jump all over when we go to his house and I can now control them from jumping on me with such a simple jester of turning my back on them and not paying them any attention until they calm down.worth the price you pay for it
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