The paperback edition of The New York Times Bestseller, Through a Dog’s Eyes, written by Canine Assistants founder Jennifer Arnold, is being released. We have the hardback copy already, along with the DVD of the PBS documentary narrated by Neil Patrick Harris. After we had watched the documentary in 2010, we were so moved by the stories, the dogs and those they helped, that we took the opportunity to renew our membership to our local PBS station during a pledge drive.
"Good With Dogs"
The book includes stories from Arnold’s life and the lives of the dogs who were her greatest teachers, and provides convincing and compelling testimony to explain her choice and style of teaching. Early in her career, Jennifer was told that in order to be "good with dogs" you had to be tough with them. Now she knows how wrong that is and why it is wrong. She wants all dog owners to know what she had learned. The book truly is unforgettable and will forever change the way you view the relationship between dog and owner.
She describes a kind way of handling your dog can bring a happier life for both of you. Her opposition to dog management methods that have you dominate and become physically controlling when handling a dog is clear. Like so many dog trainers that I've met since starting Grouchy Puppy, Jennifer opposes shock collars and choke chains.
Encouragement and Respect
This book spans her journey of discovery about dogs, and we were lucky enough to get sent a copy here and have been given the chance to offer a second paperback copy to you.
How to Enter our Giveaway
Leave a comment below on this question: what’s your favorite method of encouraging your dog's behavior?
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Deadline: This giveaway closes Wednesday, June 24, 2011 at 11:59am PST. The winners will be sent one notice via email.
Restrictions: You may enter once per day per email address per method above. The two winners will be selected at random among all entries. This giveaway is open to readers in the US only.
Disclosure: We received a paperback copy for the giveaway; we were not compensated and all statements are entirely our own.
Learn More about Canine Assistants
Since 1991 Canine Assistants is a non profit organization that trains service dogs for children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs.
Go to their website: Canine Assistants