Excellent book. I bought it as a gamble against the negative reviews, started reading it with trepidations but was soon very pleasantly surprised by the quality of its vocabulary and content.
maybe the fact that I am an MD helped to understand its contents, but to be honest there were no obscure words used.
there was one technique mentioned early on which I did not know before, but I persevered until it was explained halfway through the book.
in my opinion, this is a very interesting and well written book with solid content.
Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs Paperback – Illustrated, 1 January 2013
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"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"
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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 better understanding of the research and science of canine behavior. Jean's award winning book, The Culture Clash, is a pivotal book in the dog trainer's library because it called into question many sacred assumptions about the origins of behavior and behavior problems. Jean lives in the San Francisco area with her Chow Chow, Buffy.
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