In a Dog's Heart - What Our Dogs Need, Want, and Deserve--and the Gifts We Can Expect in Return-logo

In a Dog's Heart - What Our Dogs Need, Want, and Deserve--and the Gifts We Can Expect in Return

Jennifer Arnold

What our dogs need to live a good life, and why we must come through for them Over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for people with disabilities, Jennifer Arnold has come to a unique and profound understanding of the human-dog bond. Though it may seem simple and instinctive, the friendship and devotion we share with our pets is a wondrous evolutionary development. Our two species have come to rely on each other for protection, companionship, comfort, and happiness-needs and benefits that go both ways. Yet when we step outside our designated roles and take on practices that require us to display dominance over our canine charges, we misread cues and misinterpret behavior, sometimes with disastrous results. Conversely, when communication between dog and keeper is clear and based on kindness and a willingness to see things through a dog's eyes, the payoff for both dog and owner is tremendous. When respect and care are brought together, we come to know the inalienable goodness in a dog's soul. As the founder of Canine Assistants, Arnold has implemented and advanced a methodology-Choice Teaching-that pairs scientific and behavioral knowledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect. But she does not consider herself a dog trainer; rather, she sees herself as a relationship expert who improves the connection between humans and dogs and in the process betters the quality of life for both. In a Dog's Heart offers Arnold's offers her best practices and useful tips that range over a dog's whole life, including: • how to choose the puppy that's destined for you from a bustling litter and what you need to have on hand before you bring that puppy home; • what to stock in your doggie first-aid kit; • how to keep your pet safe from dangers at home and in the outside world; • the challenges and rewards of adopting an older dog; • how to help your dog overcome anxious behavior, from separation anxiety to thunderstorm phobia; • when to recognize that it's

What our dogs need to live a good life, and why we must come through for them Over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for people with disabilities, Jennifer Arnold has come to a unique and profound understanding of the human-dog bond. Though it may seem simple and instinctive, the friendship and devotion we share with our pets is a wondrous evolutionary development. Our two species have come to rely on each other for protection, companionship, comfort, and happiness-needs and benefits that go both ways. Yet when we step outside our designated roles and take on practices that require us to display dominance over our canine charges, we misread cues and misinterpret behavior, sometimes with disastrous results. Conversely, when communication between dog and keeper is clear and based on kindness and a willingness to see things through a dog's eyes, the payoff for both dog and owner is tremendous. When respect and care are brought together, we come to know the inalienable goodness in a dog's soul. As the founder of Canine Assistants, Arnold has implemented and advanced a methodology-Choice Teaching-that pairs scientific and behavioral knowledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect. But she does not consider herself a dog trainer; rather, she sees herself as a relationship expert who improves the connection between humans and dogs and in the process betters the quality of life for both. In a Dog's Heart offers Arnold's offers her best practices and useful tips that range over a dog's whole life, including: • how to choose the puppy that's destined for you from a bustling litter and what you need to have on hand before you bring that puppy home; • what to stock in your doggie first-aid kit; • how to keep your pet safe from dangers at home and in the outside world; • the challenges and rewards of adopting an older dog; • how to help your dog overcome anxious behavior, from separation anxiety to thunderstorm phobia; • when to recognize that it's
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What our dogs need to live a good life, and why we must come through for them Over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for people with disabilities, Jennifer Arnold has come to a unique and profound understanding of the human-dog bond. Though it may seem simple and instinctive, the friendship and devotion we share with our pets is a wondrous evolutionary development. Our two species have come to rely on each other for protection, companionship, comfort, and happiness-needs and benefits that go both ways. Yet when we step outside our designated roles and take on practices that require us to display dominance over our canine charges, we misread cues and misinterpret behavior, sometimes with disastrous results. Conversely, when communication between dog and keeper is clear and based on kindness and a willingness to see things through a dog's eyes, the payoff for both dog and owner is tremendous. When respect and care are brought together, we come to know the inalienable goodness in a dog's soul. As the founder of Canine Assistants, Arnold has implemented and advanced a methodology-Choice Teaching-that pairs scientific and behavioral knowledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect. But she does not consider herself a dog trainer; rather, she sees herself as a relationship expert who improves the connection between humans and dogs and in the process betters the quality of life for both. In a Dog's Heart offers Arnold's offers her best practices and useful tips that range over a dog's whole life, including: • how to choose the puppy that's destined for you from a bustling litter and what you need to have on hand before you bring that puppy home; • what to stock in your doggie first-aid kit; • how to keep your pet safe from dangers at home and in the outside world; • the challenges and rewards of adopting an older dog; • how to help your dog overcome anxious behavior, from separation anxiety to thunderstorm phobia; • when to recognize that it's

Language:

English

Length:

7h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:48


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:05


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:39


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:21


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:52


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:37


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:20


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:33


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:03


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:53


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:10


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:20


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:08


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:22


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:40


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:03


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:44


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:40


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:09


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:57


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:46


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:36


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:35


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:02


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:25


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:51


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:24


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:23


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:05


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:01


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:37


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:24


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:28


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:12


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:33


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:13


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:32


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:34


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:34


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:52


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:54


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

01:03