Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Insight Into Dog Behavior

I recently heard animal behaviorist John Bradshaw on Fresh Air, and it was super interesting. Bradshaw's new book on dog behavior - Dog Sense: How The New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet - debunks much of the conventional wisdom that has prevailed among dog trainers for decades, a la Cesar Milan and his punitive physical corrections. (This is probably the right time for me to confess that watching The Dog Whisperer almost always makes me cringe). For a much more informative view on dog behavior (and better suggestions for dealing with naughty canine antics!), listen to Bradshaw's interview with Terry Gross by clicking here. After hearing the interview, I will definitely be reading Dog Sense!

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