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In Bones Would Rain from the Sky, Suzanne Clothier takes a radical new direction in understanding our life with dogs...and our mutual love. Drawing on a lifetime of experience with dogs, this nationally renowned dog trainer brings us astonishing new lessons about our animals - and ourselves. Gently, with intelligence, humor, and unfailing patience, Suzanne Clothier guides us to truly comprehend another creature's mind and heart. You will discover how our dogs see the world from their uniquely canine perspective, how we can meet their deep need for leadership without using force or coercion, and how the "laws" of canine culture often put our dogs at odds with us and our very human world. Clothier's unparalleled insights into aggression in dogs can help prevent a tragedy, including the unnecessary destruction of a pet. As in no other "dog book" or training manual, in Bones Would Rain from the Sky an extraordinary woman shows us how to find a deep connection with another being and to receive an incomparable gift: a profound, lifelong relationship with the dog you love.

©2002 Suzanne Clothier (P)2017 Tantor

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Good insight, unnecessarily slow

This book was a slog to get through and not because it had poor ideas. On the contrary Clothier has excellent insight into relationships with dogs and has true and helpful wisdom to share here, but she makes a point, then makes it again, then gives an example, then shoehorns in a few quotations, then adds some philosophy, then makes the point again until I was forced to switch to text and do some skimming . Add to this a slow speaking, long pausing, overly dramatic (for my taste) narrator and you have the aforementioned slog.

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Great info but to long

There was some really really good information in this book unfortunately I just kind a got lost in the prose at times....

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  • T. Schram
  • Dripping Springs, Texas! United States of America
  • 11-03-17

Philosophy, and a small amount about dogs

I had read the reviews, and had my brain inclined toward a specific, familiar type of book. WRONG!!
Every few pages there is something of use relating toward the care and/ or training of canines.Other than that, it’s philosophy, ethics, t

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Best Philosophy of Dog Training Book!

Suzanne Clothier describes as no other author has, what training is like from the dog's perspective. If you have ever hated doing to your dog what dog trainers have told you that you HAD TO DO, this book is for you. Suzanne has seen the world from the dog's perspective since she was a small child. This is not a HOW TO BOOK, but rather a philosophy of training and behavior modification book. Once you read this, you will only seek out force-free, aversive-free, professional trainers such as those who belong to PPG, APDT, CCPDT, KPA, etc.

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Must read for all dog owners.

Incredible story telling from the wise Suzanne Clothier who has always been ahead of her time. This book will help you better understand your dog so you will innately know the best approach for Training. We spend so much time with our dogs who give us so much, why not take the time to get to know these selfless animals a bit better from a compassionate and expert perspective. Thank you Suzanne for everything you do and have done for dogs. - Michelle Oberg

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Great book!

beatutfully written, far more than a "dog book." best book I have read in a long time!

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  • Anke Smith
  • Fort Worth, TX United States
  • 08-07-17

Wonderful book!

This will be one of my favorite books about understanding dogs! At first, however, I had to get used to the narrator which got better towards the middle of the book. Listening to this book was perfect timing for me as the training class I was taking with my dog started to make me uncomfortable. I learned to listen to my dog and inner voice and I am beyond grateful for that.

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Yes!!!!

Awesome book! I'd be so glad to see more of Suzanne Clothier's books on Audible!

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  • m joseph
  • 01-06-18

Narrator difficult to listen to.

very difficult to listen to tried and tried but could not remotely enjoy it. THe content did not help as I found it bland and perhaps condescending to reader .