The Culture Clash

A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs
Narrated by: Vanessa Daniels
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Generations of dogs have been labeled training lemons for requiring actual motivation when all along they were perfectly normal. Numerous other completely and utterly normal dogs have been branded as canine misfits simply because they grew up to act like dogs. Barking, chewing, sniffing, licking, jumping up, and occasionally (just like people) having arguments are as normal and natural for dogs as wagging tails and burying bones. However, all dogs need to be taught how to modify their normal and natural behaviors to adjust to human culture. Sadly, all too often, when the dog's way of life conflicts with human rules and standards, many dogs are discarded and summarily put to death. That's quite the Culture Clash.

©2016 Jean Donaldson (P)2017 Tantor

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almost had to stop listening due to the performer

Performance is awful. Wrong inflections and emphasis; struggled to finish listening. Cringe inducing! A shame.

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The Narrator...

Unfortunately, I could not get through this audible book. I found the narrator to have a very monotone voice, which made listening and absorbing the material impossible. I really had high hopes for this book, however this is a case where the narrator can make or break a good book. I have decided to simply read the book, as I feel I will be able to better absorb the material.

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An absolute game changer!

I read the actual book 10 years ago and my life hasn't been the same. What's even better is that my dogs lives have drastically improved as well!
While I don't love the narration and I understand that at times Jeans explanations may be too technical for the average dog owner to fully understand, don't let this deter you from absorbing everything else in this book, your dog will thank you!
The Culture Clash should be required reading for every dog owner; it is an important milestone in the evolution of dog training.

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Though not a perfect narrator,

not as bad as I feared and doesn't ruin the quality of the audiobook.

Stuffed with historic and practical information, this should be a must-read for any dog owner.

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Amazing insight into our canine companions

This book is a must read/listen to for any dog lover. Jean beautifully breaks down the science of dog training in a very digestible way. This book is fit for owners and pet professionals alike. I do, and will continue to, reccomend it to everyone.

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A Must Read for All Dog Owners

I'm an avid reader of dog training books. This one is on my top-five list. Excellent content and energetic narration. I listened to it twice back-to-back! Already recommended to close friends, who are also enjoying the author's expertise and delightful manner to explain concepts.

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A must read

A must read for any person wanting to better understand animal behavior and the science of behavior. Well written and easy for anyone to understand.

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Required for all dog owners

This should be required reading for all dog owners. Still relevant today concepts that improve the relationship you have with your dog. Love me some Jean Donaldson!

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Cumbersome language, great perspective

the author head quirky turns of phrase and convoluted explanations that could have been much more simple and direct, particularly if when was going to use this as a training reference. I do however approve of her General adherence to positive discipline for dogs. she introduces some potential uses for aversive conditioning, what language was so murky I honestly didn't understand.

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Best Dog behaviour dog book ever!

As a dog trainer I suggest this book to be read by all dog owners. Such clear and effective information is still extremely valuable, mainly in my country: Brazil. We do not need shoke collars or aversive training to teach our dogs, it’s all about the laws of learning.

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  • Selina Fitzgerald
  • 07-26-20

A must for anyone interested in dogs

I have read this book already but loved listening to it again. I love the detail and information. A must read for any dog professionals.

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  • Shani
  • 05-01-20

excellent

an excellent book read many times and still enjoyed the audible. A must read for owners and professionals

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  • Michelle curran
  • 03-10-20

One of the best dog training book I’ve read

Loved this book, great it was available on audio. I could listen to it while I worked. Highly recommend for dog trainers and dog owners alik

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  • WT
  • 02-09-18

Rigid, biased and intolerant as Carrie Mathison

What would have made The Culture Clash better?

Hugely biased, unscientific and a constant feeling that the author was writing just to herself. Does give the feeling that she does not respect anyone with a different opinion.

Feels a lot like if Carrie Mathison from Homeland was giving you a 9h lecture.

What will your next listen be?

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Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was okay

What character would you cut from The Culture Clash?

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