Reading Recommendations from a Former Librarian - The Culture Clash
In this series, Emily (a former school librarian) will be recommending books on training and animal behavior that she's read. These are trusted, tried-and-true tomes that are great resources for the novice and the advanced training pupil.
Generations of dogs have been labeled training-lemons for requiring actual motivation, when all along they were perfectly normal. Numerous other completely and utterly normal dogs have been branded as canine misfits simply because they grew up to act like dogs. Barking, chewing, sniffing, licking, jumping up and occasionally, (just like people), having arguments, is as normal and natural for dogs as wagging tails and burying bones. However, all dogs need to be taught how to modify their normal and natural behaviors to adjust to human culture. Sadly, all to often, when the dog's way of life conflicts with human rules and standards, many dogs are discarded and summarily put to death. That's quite the Culture Clash.
"Simply, the best dog book I have ever read! The Culture Clash is utterly unique, fascinating to the extreme and literally overflowing with oodles of useful, how-to information. Jean Donaldson's refreshing new perspective on the relationship between people and dogs had redefined the state of the art of dog-friendly dog training."
Dr. Ian Dunbar, Founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Author Jean Donaldson has over 30 years experience in dog behavior and training. As the Founder and Director of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Jean leads a new generation of dog trainers to a better understanding of the research and science of canine behavior.
You can learn more about what Jean Donaldson has been up to on her website.
Written by: Emily Weeks