ales from the Dog Listener 28 Secrets to Being Your Dog's Best Friend

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  • Copyright: 2006-04-20
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
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Jan Fennell is beloved by thousands of dog lovers who have used her compassionate training techniques to live happier, more fulfilling lives with their dogs. In Tales from the "Dog Listener" she goes beyond technique to tell the illuminating real-world stories of dogs and people learning to live together with mutual love and respect.
Presenting the inspirational stories and experiences that have informed and guided this world-famous trainer, Tales from the "Dog Listener" reveals the inner language that guides dogs and illustrates the importance of such qualities as patience, trust, loyalty and leadership. Along the way, readers discover the path to becoming the great companion their dog deserves.

Author Biography

Jan Fennell lives in rural Lincolnshire in the UK. Her previous book was a comprehensive introduction to her methods and presented the method she has developed over the years for turning around the behavior of even the most troublesome dogs.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xi
"How Would You Feel?" 1(7)
I Why great owners put themselves in their dogs' place
The Ties That Bind 8(8)
Why great owners understand man's special relationship with dogs
"What's in It for Me?" 16(7)
Why great owners work with, not against, their dogs
Our Mutual Friends 23(8)
Why respect is the key to a great relationship with dogs
Feeling the Force 31(5)
The importance of drawing on the lessons of others
Living in the Real World 36(8)
Why great owners know their limits
Role Models 44(8)
Why great owners lead by example
Second among Equals 52(8)
Why great owners always put their dogs first
Flexible Friends 60(10)
Why great owners keep an open mind
When the Going Gets Tough 70(11)
Why it pays to show courage under fire
The Great Healer 81(7)
Why patience really is a virtue
A Dog Is for Life 88(6)
Why great owners understand the meaning of responsibility
99% Preparation 94(6)
Why great owners think ahead
The Buck Stops Here 100(6)
Why great owners always shoulder the blame
Happy Families 106(7)
Why great owners are fun owners
Cometh the Hour 113(7)
Why great owners rise to the occasion
The Best Dog Comes Home with Us 120(5)
The importance of owning dogs for the right reasons
Better Happy than Rich 125(6)
Why great owners understand the real value of dogs
Give a Dog a Good Name 131(6)
Why great owners don't pigeonhole their dogs
The Glass Half Full 137(6)
Why great owners are positive owners
Sense and Sensibility 143(6)
Why great owners never underestimate their dogs' instincts
Separate Worlds 149(7)
Why great owners accept that dogs are different
Letting Go 156(5)
The importance of knowing when to say goodbye
In Sickness and in Health 161(10)
When their dogs grow weak, great owners grow strong
Through Thick and Thin 171(7)
How great owners show strength for their dog's sake
Reaping the Rewards 178(7)
Why you only get out what you put in
Breathing Space 185(12)
The benefits of letting a dog be itself
A Dog's Best Friend 197(8)
Why great owners just want to give their dogs the best
Acknowledgments 205(5)
About the Author 210

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