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Bringing Light to Shadow

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  24 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A fearful, human-aggressive dog. A trainer who wouldn't give up. Positive, no-force training methods. Will this be enough to save Shadow from death row? The gods that protect fools, optimists, and little children must have known what they were doing when they brought together this dog and this owner. Shadow was a handsome, fearful, aggressive, one-year-old, second-hand Bor ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published November 18th 2008 by Dogwise Publishing (first published 2004)
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Jan 10, 2016 Meaghan rated it really liked it
Amazing recount of how positive reinforcement can turn a human-aggressive dog around, mistakes all included. The diary format is repetitive but I think it is the most effective way to show exactly how much work went into this dog. Rehabilitating an aggressive dog is no walk in the park!
Pam has done a wonderful thing, good work.
Jan 12, 2008 Anita rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone dealing with aggression in a dog
If you have a dog that has any aggression issues, this book will give you hope. My adopted German Shepherd would not tolerate other dogs. This book helped me to know it was possible to use positive methods to teach a dog to not be aggressive. Since I was new to dogs, what I learned from this book, combined with more traditional training methods, helped me get my my dog through the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. She was also able to participate in group classes, though she always had her limits of ...more
Mar 02, 2014 Dixie rated it it was ok
Lots of good information but the diary format makes it very difficult to follow especially with all of the side comments. In my opinion information would have been better layer out in a novel format. I actually only got half way through before discarding the book.
Dec 15, 2008 Christina rated it liked it
Pamela Dennison is a fantastic trainer who is willing to share her knowledge and experience (failures included) with other dog trainers. This book is easy for serious dog lovers, or dog owners who have dealt with aggression issues, to relate to.
Sep 29, 2011 Louise rated it liked it
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A wonderful account of what patience, perseverance and positive dog training can do.
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