This book is awesome! Pat teaches us how to know our and understand our dogs to build a solid relationship built on trust. Pat truly taught me how to understand my dogs, which made our living together wonderful. Pat's knowledge went far beyond teaching my dogs to hear me. As I am learning to hear my dogs, they are listening to me. Thank you Pat for teaching this human!
Learning so much from this book, it helps put a lot of behaviors or training techniques in a new light. Pat has a way of explaining things in a logical but fun and also gentle way. This book is a must for all dog owners, no matter if you are a first time dog guardian or you've already cared for many dogs over the years. This is one book that will stay in my library always.
Science • Intuition • Trust • Training
Dog training at the intersection where science meets spirit
You will learn to solve behavior problems by training from both the heart and mind; both science and spirit. Training success comes from a deeper understanding of dogs and better communication with them. Dogs and humans seem to speak different languages, but we're coming from the same place. We're all speaking from our hearts.
Dogs and humans seem to have different goals, but basically we all want peace, harmony, happiness, and understanding. Having common goals and speaking a common language are empowering for both ends of the leash. We'll do the training and solve behavior issues, but in a more intuitive way that will ultimately be a more effective and happier experience for all.
Communicating with and understanding dogs builds trusting relationships, relieves frustration, and improves lives on both ends of the leash. Apart from simply reading canine body language, Letting in the Dog explores the juncture between hearts and minds where true understanding begins. It takes a lighthearted, yet earnest approach to exploring how to connect with dogs. The intuitive side of communicating with canines in conjunction with the intellectual side is also investigated: in this space, we build trust, respect, and better relationships, and human and canine lives are enriched. Come walk with us on our journey.
This is a book for dog trainers, other dog professionals, and dog owners. Intended to educate and entertain, it covers the many aspects of living with, training, and understanding dogs. It is philosophical in voice and versatile as a resource.The book is part chronicle, part laughable musings, and part practical edification about dog training and canine behavior. It will explore the intersections of experience and spirit, training mechanics and mindfulness.