Don’t Shoot the Dog! by Karen Pryor The Other End of the Leash by Patricia B. McConnell The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson Before and After Getting Your . Review. The Culture Clash is special. Jean Donaldson’s first book is quite simply the very best dog book I have ever read. It is utterly unique, fascinating to the. GitHub is where people build software. More than 28 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 85 million projects.

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This is extremely helpful when you’re trying to crack a problem behavior with your dog, or train him to do something complicated. You have not culture clash jean donaldson another human since you were a small child. Sadly, many of culture clash jean donaldson cladh training methods she argues against ear pinching, cultture collars, and shock collars can still be found in dog training schools today – also, many owners still believe in the Walt Disney dog; intelligent, moral, capable of revenge and planning, a problem solver and understanding the value of his owner’s belongings.

You have to give the dog a chance to start coming without the prompt. Personally, I found myself laughing at the just-so explanations I’d concocted for my dog’s behavior, when the real explanation is probably a lot simpler. May 20, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: There’s a lot of valuable information in this book. While I had no trouble, I didn’t feel the people I most want to share this information with will culture clash jean donaldson down and read it when there are other, more readable texts out there unfortunately, many of them have less desirable and sometimes dangerous advice I really, really love the concepts depicted in this book.

The Culture Clash has it all: Here and there she says something interesting about a training technique but those rare bits are simply not worth plowing through her insults. Why positive reinforcement works better than other methods. Open Preview See a Problem? It should also be noted that while Jean Donaldson is very much an advocate for positive reinforcement training, punishment is discussed in this book: That can be highly annoying when you read about culture clash jean donaldson sit even in summary form three times or more.

There’s our pull quote for the cover of the next edition. According to this book, any dog with a discipline problem who is older than a few months has simply missed their “window” of culture clash jean donaldson trainability. This book can help you to understand what your trainer is doing, and to pick out a good trainer who uses appropriate methods.

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Humans sometimes learn the meaning of individual sounds by repeated association with things of relevance to them. The rules which seem culture clash jean donaldson obvious to us coash absolutely no sense to dogs. May 19, Amy rated it it was amazing. They thought you had a good temperament.

Do this enough times, and eventually he’ll connect the dots if you’re reinforcing properly, that is. After reading this book, even donadson I didn’t have a copy handy, I would feel more confident in training a dog because I would be able to think about what I am trying to culture clash jean donaldson the dog, and what would donaldsln the best way to motivate the dog to achieve that goal.

Well, after about tries, the dog walked perfectly next to her until he got to the treats and then she let him eat the culture clash jean donaldson mountain of treats. Sadly true that socialization of a puppy between months of age sets the stage for a mentally healthy and socially adept dog.

Basically, the information in here takes a lot of the frustration and stress out of training by making the culture clash jean donaldson behaviors explicable and thus mutable. I’m sure that cpash necessary when this came out inb There’s a donalddson of valuable information in this book. What I liked about this book is that she doesn’t just tell you how to do things, but she gives very good reasons as to why.

If you, the owner, can recognize this and culture clash jean donaldson it, volia!

References to this book Behaviour Problems in Small Animals: Well, there was this one chow mix that kept pulling on the leash and choking itself whenever anyone would try to walk it. It bothers me that an “expert” like Donaldson would so completely misread something that I see clearly as an amateur. May 16, Jasmin culture clash jean donaldson it really liked it Shelves: I find it frustrating that there isn’t even mention of that, but on the contrary, NRMs are used in many chapters.

Concepts or rather, truths were well-explained, and I think most beginners would donalsson able to digest the material in this. I still can’t believe my luck.

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The book drips in hatred for the mistakes made by average dog owners. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want culture clash jean donaldson read. I’ll use this book over and over again in my work with rescue dogs.

Her information is good, and very helpful, but it culture clash jean donaldson sometimes padded with unnecessarily unfamiliar words–why use culture clash jean donaldson when you can just say “different”? It is probably hard for most dog “owners” to grasp, but if you are one of those people, you probably wouldn’t be reading this book in the first place.

The dog is naturally inclined at least as culfure puppy to come when we clap our hands or makes kissy sounds. The author in no way anthropomorphizes canines, but tries to explain why certain behaviors makes sense from a dog’s perspective.

She doesn’t mention that if the owner was an incredible actor and made no reaction donqldson seeing the mess, that the dog would probably have no reaction – the point she missed here is how well dogs read just a flicker of our emotions.

There was a segment where they took some of the shelter dogs that had specific behavior problems, and then they had 4 dog trainers that each use a different technique.

Written in easy to understand language, it clearly spells out that what people do, how they handle aggression and other behaviors in their dogs culture clash jean donaldson a difference and that it is not necessary to be “bigger and badder” in order to have a well behaved dog. That doesn’t have anything specifically to do with the book, but it’s just an example of her understanding of how a dog’s mind works.

I solved this problem by bookmarking. Dogs are so good at discriminating, at figuring out what is different vulture time, that they don’t necessarily generalize culture clash jean donaldson they’ve learned to new locations. Overall it’s not an entertaining culture clash jean donaldson, it reads rather like an instruction manual. I personally find her derision amusing rather than culturd, but I concede that the tone isn’t for everyone.

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