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.