In a Dog's Heart

In a Dog's Heart : A Compassionate Guide to Canine Care, from Adopting to Teaching to Bonding

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Jennifer Arnold has come to a unique understanding of the human-dog bond over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for Canine Assistants. She developed a methodology--Choice Teaching--that pairs scientific and behavioral knowledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect. Here Arnold shares - how to choose the puppy that's destined for you and what to have on hand before you bring that puppy home
- best practices when it comes to teaching your dog essential and even lifesaving commands
- what to stock in your doggie first-aid kit
- how to keep your pet safe from dangers at home and in the outside world
- how to help your dog overcome anxious behavior, from separation anxiety to thunderstorm phobia
- the challenges and rewards of adopting an older dog Throughout the book are captivating stories of the extraordinary ways in which dogs prove themselves worthy of our care and devotion--and how we can, and why we should, help them achieve what they so deserve.

"This guide is as practical as it is wise, a keeper book for ready reference."--Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

"An informative and entertaining book . . . [Arnold's] insightful words provide knowledge every dog owner needs."--Publishers Weekly
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 134 x 203 x 15mm | 191g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0812982452
  • 9780812982459
  • 869,799

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Praise for In a Dog's Heart "With insight and compassion, Jennifer Arnold guides us through the inside of a dog's heart and teaches us how to build a relationship of love and trust on both sides. This guide is as practical as it is wise, a keeper book for ready reference."--Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog Praise of Jennifer Arnold's Through a Dog's Eyes

"A perfect balance of science and observation, this book . . . is a worthy tribute to our canine friends."--Publishers Weekly "Charming."--The Washington Post "Arnold's voice is assertive with experience. . . . Her storehouse of anecdotal evidence is telling and entertaining, and her demolition of various alpha-model and negative reinforcement teaching techniques is thorough and lofty."--Kirkus Reviews "There can be no doubt Jennifer Arnold knows her stuff when it comes to training dogs."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Vivid, memorable, moving . . . This book's message is simply the truth."--Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants and Ape House
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About Dr Jennifer Arnold

Jennifer Arnold is the founder and executive director of Canine Assistants, a service-dog school based in Milton, Georgia. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Through a Dog's Eyes, which was also the subject of a PBS documentary. She lives with her husband, veterinarian Kent Bruner, son Chase, three dogs, Bob the cat, eight horses, and a number of other animals. Canine Assistants is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service dogs for children and adults who have physical disabilities, epilepsy, or other special needs. Canine Assistants does not charge for the service it provides; rather, it relies on the generosity of those who recognize that helping one benefits us all.
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