LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED, The Revolutionary Bond-Based Approach to Educating Your Dog By New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Arnold
From the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog’s Eyes—the inspiration for the PBS documentary – comes a paradigm-shifting bond-based approach to strengthening our connection with our four-legged best friends. Dogs are social geniuses, second only to humans in their ability to read and understand emotion. Jennifer Arnold understands this better than anyone, having spent the past 25 years training service dogs for people with disabilities at her non-profit organization, Canine Assistants. She is a pioneer in the emerging field of "bond-based" teaching, and her methods are causing a sea change in the dog world. Arnold believes that obedience training and commands like "sit," "stay," and "heel" are unnecessary and counterproductive – they're actually the root of anxiety and behavior problems in our dogs. Instead, she maintains that only one thing is necessary for a successful relationship with your dog: a secure bond. Arnold's methodology, Bond-Based Choice Teaching®, is based on the latest in canine neuroscience. It holds that dogs are social learners, and once they've bonded with us they become experts at reading our signals, and can learn to make good decisions for themselves. Arnold's signature "teach don't train" philosophy leaves outdated reward and punishment methods behind in favor of a model that will revolutionize your relationship with your dog.