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  • Decoding Your Dog

  • The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
  • By: American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 204

More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need. Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but may be better to read than listen

  • By New Jersey Mom on 02-25-14

Explanations by scientists for us regular folk

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! This book is a fantastic way to inoculate people from the plethora of misinformation out there about dogs and their behaviour.

Any additional comments?

You may already know many of the things in this book, but it is still worth a listen since there is SO much good info you are bound to learn something new!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Animals in Translation

  • Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
  • By: Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Temple Grandin’s professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. Grandin and coauthor Catherine Johnson present their powerful theory that autistic people can often think the way animals think—putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate “animal talk.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, but I have a bone to pick...

  • By Tango on 05-06-13

Disappointing Misinformation

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-15

Would you try another book from Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson and/or Andrea Gallo?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I first read Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin and I really love the book, especially it's fairly sensible take on canine behaviour. Animal's in Translation is written earlier though and Temple makes many very false statements about dogs, touting dominance and pack theory which was disappointing to hear coming from a scientist. I'm really glad she updated her understanding in later books so I recommend reading those and skipping this one.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon's Blood

  • The Pit Dragon Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Jane Yolen
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Dragons are trained to fight to the death, and two determined teens help free them in this spellbinding saga. Training a dragon to be a fighting champion is the only way to freedom for 15-year-old Jakkin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A classic, but not appropriate for all ages...

  • By The Ineffable Pangolin on 08-07-18

Great story, weird voices

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-15

I love this story and the narrator was decent except some of the voices were really weird.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Dump the Dog

  • Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems
  • By: Melinda Roth, Randy Grim
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Do you want to dump your dog because he tries to escape your yard? Barks too much? You-know-whats in the house? Doesn’t play well with others? Chewed up your favorite pair of shoes? You wouldn’t be the first person asking to “return” your pet. And dog rescuer Randy Grim has heard every reason under the sun. But before you load Fido into the back of your car, listen to this book. In it, Randy addresses the concerns of dog guardians everywhere by responding to letters that he’s actually received.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn about your Dog while Laughing

  • By Ruben on 10-23-14

Bad training advice but entertaining anecdotes.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More up-to-date training and behaviour modification techniques.

Any additional comments?

Although the training advice in this book isn't great I do really like the intent of this book and the writer's sarcastic writing. It is really entertaining but it makes me cringe each time I hear about the author using extremely outdated terminology, practices and theory.