In a Dog’s Heart

A Compassionate Guide to Canine Care, from Adopting to Teaching to Bonding

AN INDISPENSABLE GUIDE FOR ANY DOG OWNERNEW OR SEASONED
 
Jennifer Arnold has come to a unique understanding of the human-dog bond over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for Canine Assistants. She developed a methodology—Choice Teaching—that pairs scientific and behavioral knowledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect. Here Arnold shares
 
• how to choose the puppy that’s destined for you and what to have on hand before you bring that puppy home
• best practices when it comes to teaching your dog essential and even lifesaving commands
• what to stock in your doggie first-aid kit
• how to keep your pet safe from dangers at home and in the outside world
• how to help your dog overcome anxious behavior, from separation anxiety to thunderstorm phobia
• the challenges and rewards of adopting an older dog
 
Throughout the book are captivating stories of the extraordinary ways in which dogs prove themselves worthy of our care and devotion—and how we can, and why we should, help them achieve what they so deserve.
 
“This guide is as practical as it is wise, a keeper book for ready reference.”—Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog
 
“An informative and entertaining book … [Arnold’s] insightful words provide knowledge every dog owner needs.”—Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Praise for In a Dog’s Heart
 
“With insight and compassion, Jennifer Arnold guides us through the inside of a dog’s heart and teaches us how to build a relationship of love and trust on both sides. This guide is as practical as it is wise, a keeper book for ready reference.”—Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog

Praise of Jennifer Arnold’s Through a Dog’s Eyes
 
“A perfect balance of science and observation, this book … is a worthy tribute to our canine friends.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Charming.”—The Washington Post
 
“Arnold’s voice is assertive with experience… . Her storehouse of anecdotal evidence is telling and entertaining, and her demolition of various alpha-model and negative reinforcement teaching techniques is thorough and lofty.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“There can be no doubt Jennifer Arnold knows her stuff when it comes to training dogs.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
“Vivid, memorable, moving … This book’s message is simply the truth.”—Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants and Ape House


From the Hardcover edition.