AN INDISPENSABLE GUIDE FOR ANY DOG OWNER--NEW OR SEASONED Jennifer Arld 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 kwledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect. Here Arld 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 . . . [Arld's] insightful words provide kwledge every dog owner needs. --Publishers Weekly
Jennifer Arnold is the founder and executive director of Canine Assistants, a service-dog school based in Milton, Georgia. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Through a Dog's Eyes, which was also the subject of a PBS documentary. She lives with her husband, veterinarian Kent Bruner, son Chase, three dogs, Bob the cat, eight horses, and a number of other animals. Canine Assistants is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service dogs for children and adults who have physical disabilities, epilepsy, or other special needs. Canine Assistants does not charge for the service it provides; rather, it relies on the generosity of those who recognize that helping one benefits us all. From the Hardcover edition.