Speak Your Dog's Language
You can take communication with your dog to amazing levels if you know how, and this award-winning, number one best-selling dog training book shows you how. Learn to think like your dog and to communicate with it in a language your dog understands and uses all the time; body language. If you aspire to become a dog whisperer, this pet training book is the right one for you.
It stands out among dog training books because it provides information from a boots-on-the-ground professional dog trainer who has learned her craft in a painstaking way. This dog obedience training book is about what works and why. It discusses all facets of training dogs and puppies, and will help put you inside the head of your canine companion so you can understand the processes that go on there. Whether you have one dog or a house full of pets, this book will show you how to make that new knowledge work for you.
Is this dog training for dummies? Hardly. This author respects your intelligence and your sincere desire to improve your relationship with your dog or puppy, and she can help you achieve exactly that. She discusses all important aspects of puppy training, dog obedience training, with chapters covering on-leash and off-leash training, rewards versus corrections, dog training clicker, welcoming a new dog to your home, how to attain and retain leadership in your human-canine pack, and many other important subjects.
The principles this book shares, when properly applied, will reward you with a happy dog, a disciplined dog, and a fulfilling companion with whom you will be pleased to share your life. It is ideal for a new dog owner, or simply the owner of a new dog; anyone who is about to step up to the challenge of dog training and is searching among dog training books for the one that will show the way clearly and effectively.
There are a lot of dog training books on the market, but you are sure to be pleased with this one, which has provided outstanding results to many grateful dog people.
©2013 Dianna M. Young (P)2015 Dianna M. Young
Not better -- but a fine adjunct to the excellent print version.
In terms of readability, interest, and credibility, Stanley Coren's books (How to Speak Dog, and How Dogs Think) would be fine supplemental reading for dog owners who have read "Think Like Your Dog," although Coren's books are not as up to date as this one.
Ms. Dorr brings a marvelous tone to the book, particularly in relating the author's examples and stories, which I found riveting. Her narration is excellent.
What is rare and special is the fact that these authors (one a renown expert in canine training and the other a fine journalist) is the former's understanding that there are many different methods of dog training (i.e., she is not dictatorial like so many other dog trainers) and the latter brings a journalist's easy-to-read style of writing, all of which is enhanced by stories and examples, which illuminate the training exercises.
Think Like Your Dog - Review
When I was asked to review the audiobook for “Think Like Your Dog,” I questioned the viability of trying to translate training methods into an audio format. After all, how can one learn to train their dog without the visibility of pictures to show the required stance of the trainer and his or her dog? I read a lot of dog books – far more than most because I write a blog on service dogs. Training is a critical component of my blog, so while I was willing to read another training book, I had serious doubts as to the efficacy of describing discrete training exercises within an audio format, much less a reason to recommend it. Was I wrong in every one of my assumptions!
“Think Like Your Dog,” may be one of the finest books on training I’ve ever come across – whether in audio or in written form. In fact, the moment I finished the audiobook, I purchased the print copy, because there were so many fascinating aspects I wanted to underline and highlight to refer to again and again. Just as highlighting pertinent passages is a benefit of the hard copy, an additional benefit of the digital book is that it gives the reader a chance to “hear” as well as “see” many of the more subtle nuances of training one can easily miss in reading the printed version. The fact that the authors recognized the value of transmuting their text into an audio format is a tribute to the perfection of the book’s organization, the clarity of their instruction, and the wise selection of a gifted, easy-to-listen-to narrator.
I am so glad I now have both versions: the printed as well as the audio. If you have a dog, be it a puppy or adult, I urge you to listen to “Think Like Your Dog.” It may be the best canine training book on the market today. I heartily recommend it, whichever version you choose, or, like me, get both!
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