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The Practical Dog Listener

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If dog owners up and down the land were heaving huge sighs of relief when Jane Fennell's first book on tackling canine behaviour hit the shelves, they will be building shrines to her for years to come after reading her follow up, The Practical Dog Listener. While The Dog Listener proved to be a fascinating anecdotal study of the various behavioural patterns of man's best f ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 4th 2002 by HarperCollins Entertainment
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The Kittens Mum
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read this book years ago, lent it out and never got it back (never lend a book). So I have purchased it again. We have the worlds best dog. I think this book gets some credit for that.
Kathy
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How can you not want to use this technique after reading y my handsMs. Fennell's book.

I'm a dedicated fan having read both the original The Dog Listener and now this more practical based one. I really wish I could lay my hands on her series referred to for television as I would like my husband to engage with this too, but could never get him to read the book/s. I've already started employing the techniques with promising results so far (after only a day), but may end up doing it single-handed as
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Babesbean
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Some of the training asked of us went against the grain at first as being told to ignore our excited giddy dog was the last thing we want to do when we got home from work, but to establish the role of leader it was important to do. My partner & I brought a beautiful lab from a rescue centre into our home a few months ago & he had issues from day one. Here's hoping using some of Jan's techniques will help him relax more.
Deborah Laux
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. Excellent advice

This method makes extreme sense. We need to adapt and "speak" dog language - not the other way around. We are the more intelligent - aren't we? :-)
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