- Taschenbuch: 224 Seiten
- Verlag: New Holland Publishers (1. Mai 2001)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1864366982
- ISBN-13: 978-1864366983
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,1 x 1,2 x 21,2 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.324.178 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Dog Whisperer: The Essential Guide to Understanding and Raising a Happy Dog (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Mai 2001
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A comprehensive and essential guide to training your canine companion. Based on the premise that the modern dog still shares many of the behavioural characteristics of its ancestor, the wolf, this book will show you the ten keys to effective training and how to put those keys into practice.
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John Richardson is well-known in the dog world for his deep understanding of dogs and the gentle methods of training that he advocated.
Since his passing in 2014 his legacy of assisting owners to better understand their dogs lives on.
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This is a great book and covers a lot of territory from behavioral connections to wolves, how dogs think, to dealing with a dominant dog, to how to train.
The review with the low rating- a rescue org is basically a branch of animal welfare orgs so that's nitpicking. Take out the petshop referance and there would be no real beef. There was nothing else in the book that I'd have had any issue with.
It's a good book to have on hand if you want to raise a well behaved dog. I found it an excellent read with valuable information.
A great book to have on hand if you're planning to bring home a canine companion or are having problems with one you already have.
This well-meaning book is so basic that it could only be useful to people who are absolutely new to the canine world, but look out: unfortunately, much of the advice aimed at 'beginners' is dangerously simplistic.
An example ? In the chapter entitled "choosing the best friend for you", the authors mention as sources for puppies "breeders", "pet shops", "newspapers" and "animal welfare shelters". (No mention is made of breed rescue associations or of the fact that Internet now allows you to make a thorough search for information on breeds and a first screening of available breeders and what might be the right breed for your lifestye). The real problem, though is the superficial information: under "Pet shops", which are notorious abusers of puppies and tend to buy puppies from abusive 'puppy farms', the authors wrote: "Your local pet shop is another fine source for acquiring your puppy. Pet shops normally are located in convenient areas such as your local shopping center. You will find the puppies are well cared for and you will have a large choice of various breeds in one easy to reach location."
I was staggered by the irresponsibility of this statement. Forget finding the right puppy of the litter for you, forget 'puppy testing': this is an INVITATIOn to buy a dog based on its looks, a throw-away dog from your local shopping center. I couldn't believe that 'easy to reach location' can even be mentioned as a criterion !!!!! Puppies in the shop window almost NEVER receive adequate socialisation, and present a vast range of problems, including toilet training difficulties.
Sure, the authors are Australian (they mention kangaroo meat as a possible part of your dog's diet) and I'm sure that the distances between cities, etc. make 'convenience' appetising. It may well be, too, that Australian law does not allow puppy farms and that all pet stores are run according to incredible quality standards. Nonetheless, I found this advice shocking, and it is an example of how well-meaning but utterly stupid some of the advice this book gives is. No true "experts" would ever offer this advice !!!!
Much of the advice given is outdated information on 'dominance' theory. The only positive point is that the writers attempt to promote a wishy-washy form of positive reinforcement training, but in a way so simplified as to not give readers a true background and reliable knowledge. What a disappointment.
Charming illustrations by Ms. Cole---- but that's not enough.
If you're looking for true help in understanding your dog, start with 'If A dog's Prayers were answered, bones Would Rain from the SKy: deepening our relationships with dogs' by Suzanne Clothier, 'The Other End of the Leash' or any other book by Patricia McConnell, or 'Calming Signals: WHat your dog tells you' by Turid Rugaas! These books are all worth their weight in gold. The help they gave me is beyond description-- and thanks to their advice I have been able to raise a huge German SHepherd to be as gentle as a lamb and a happy obedient agility dog, with gentle training strategies that have led to a dog that trusts me and follows my lead even in the hard moments -- at the vets, with shots, nail trimming, scary new situations, etc. He is a joy every day-- in large part due to the help these wonderful books gave me as a first-time dog owner.
The best training books I have read are 'Positive Perspectives 2- KNow Your DOg, Train Your Dog' by Pat Miller and 'Get Connected with your dog: Emphasizing the relationship while training your dog' by Brenda Aloff-- which although expensive comes with a companion DVD, and is definitely chock-full of exercises and concrete advice-- well worth the expense. ALso very interesting and helpful are 'My Dog Pulls. WHat do I do ?' by Turid Rugaas, 'Stress in Dogs' by Martina Scholz and Clarissa Von Reinhardt and 'When Pigs Fly! Training Success with Impossible Dogs' by Jane Killion. The entire series of 'Dogwise Training Manuals' is enormously useful and helpful !
For info on how dogs learn, try the following:
'How DOgs Learn' by Burch & Bailey, Excelerated Learning: Explaining how dogs learn and how best to teach them' by Pamela Reid, and 'If Dogs Could Talk: Exploring the Canine Mind' by Vilmos Csanyi'... all of which are excellent, understandable and RELIABLE.
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