just killing time sitting in traffic...
at the top of the list...
patricia mcconnel is a great writer..she has such passion but is so pragmatic...i could totally relate to her stories but more importantly...i learned a lot...
the narration was great...not over the top like some...simply perfect...
the book is another brick in the foundation of my learning about dogs...it has helped provide me with a path to continue my journey...
Good information presented in an enjoyable way.
Temple Grandin books
It's already changing the way I interact with my dogs.
I am a novice dog trainer with a background in dolphin training. I love reading books that incorporate stories with lessons learned and tips to integrate into your own work. This book did a great job of explaining the science of neurobiology in a way that was easy to understand and grasp. It makes so much more sense why there's such a miscommunication between humans and dogs, and gives great advice on how to bridge that gap.
chewy my bff.
Why my bff isn't the cat...
At times it was hard to keep listening. Not because of the narration she was great. Just a bit slow. but for what I gained I'm glad I hung in. This book also left me wanting to learn more about my lil bundle of fur that makes me swoon. Defiantly a great start to understanding feelings of other species.
If you would like to understand your dog better this is the best book I have heard so far about dog behavior and humans relationships with our best friends.
Love to love my husband, children, grandchildren! Love to learn, laugh, my faith in Jesus, love life!
Informative, fun and insightful!
I am very glad I listened to this book! It gave me information and understanding to have a better relationship with my dog and how dogs relate to people. I will be listening to this again to keep the valuable information fresh in my mind. A quality book!
Yes! If life gave me the opportunity to listen all of it one sitting, this would be a book that would be worth the time. Unfortunately, life has demands on my time. I was greatful I had this book when opportunities in my schedule were avaiable.
Good book with lots of good information.
I find Partricia McConnel a credible voice on the topic of dogs and how to interact with them. This is the second book of her's that I have read (The first was "The Other End of the Leash"). She is careful not to repeat herself in this book and adds more information about how to read a dog correctly. Her storytelling approach makes the listening enjoyable and easy to understand. She is a good author and best of all she knows how to communicate what she understands about dogs to anyone who is interested in learning.
There are so many things about this book that I loved, I'm not sure I can even remember them all. I think what I found most helpful is Patricia McConnell's thoughtful and interesting progression through different emotions, similarities in how those emotions are expressed between humans and dogs, and how to better read and understand what your dog may be feeling in different situations. She gave excellent examples from her own work with fearful and aggressive dogs as well as examples of well socialized dogs dealing with unfamiliar situations. She did an excellent job of describing the deep connection that occurs between humans and dogs and exploring some of the foundations for that connection.
This is a book that I'm sure I'll read again because it had so much information in it that I felt I couldn't digest it all. I bookmarked many different places that I wanted to return to and to remember.
If you are an animal lover or interested in the connection between humans and other species, this is a great book to explore.
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The author is a clear animal lover, and has great knowledge of dogs. However, I found her advice and approaches did not apply well for a single person who has a dog and a full-time job, but not a farm. I found that I could not relate to, or take much away from, her personal stories and examples.
She referenced her other books quite often; however, I did not find myself thinking - "oh, I have to read that."
Narration was clean and non-distracting.
I don't - I didn't even finish Part 2 of the download because it was so repetitive.