A stirring, inspiring book with the power to change the way we understand and communicate with our dogs.
Jennifer Arnold has trained service dogs for people with physical disabilities and special needs for over twenty years. In that time she has developed a unique understanding of dogs’ abilities and their as yet untapped potential. By understanding the capabilities, intelligence and extrasensory skills of dogs she has taught dogs to make choices, instead of following commands, and her results have been extraordinary.
Through A Dog’s Eyes reveals the science behind Jennifer Arnold’s remarkable training methods. Based on the belief that dogs are naturally trusting beings attuned to their owners’ needs who aim to please, Jennifer Arnold calls for an end to traditional dog-training strategies based on the theory of alpha dominance that is being increasingly challenged by modern science. Jennifer Arnold’s choice-based, positive-reinforcement-only methods are based on kindness and respect, founded on scientific discoveries from the work of Charles Darwin, Edward O. Wilson, Rupert Sheldrake and many others.
Written with the practical experience of having founded a service-dog school Jennifer Arnold is an inspirational guide for any dog-owner and she draws from her own life, and the lives of the dogs who were her greatest teachers, in emotional, compelling and uplifting stories that are testimony to the training methods she has developed.
A heartwarming, captivating read that will forever change the way you see your dog by showing you the way that your dog sees the world.
Jennifer Arnold is the founder of Canine Assistants, one of the US’s largest service dog organisations. She lives with her husband, son, three dogs, eight horses, a cat and a number of other animals.
“Jennifer Arnold provides a scientific argument for what dog lovers everywhere already know: Dogs love, dogs trust, dogs sense, dogs feel. And they deserve to be treated accordingly. This book’s message is simply the truth.”
Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants
“Transformative… (Arnold) shares her methodology and stories of canine intelligence, sensitivity, language, comprehension, and prescience bordering on telepathy… Engagingly written with a perfect balance of science and observation, this book… is a worthy tribute to our canine friends.”