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PARENTING YOUR CANINE CHILD: HOW BEHAVING LIKE A DOG CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER HUMAN
Discover the fascinating similarities between human and canine experiences in this thought-provoking book. Canine behaviour expert Jessica Eden O'Neill draws on her personal and professional experiences to explore topics such as empathizing with nervous dogs, the chaos of dog parks, and the true meaning of being a canine parent. This emotional, authentic, and sometimes comical narrative is a must-read for all dog lovers seeking a unique and entertaining path to canine enlightenment. Through relatable parallels, readers are challenged to reconsider their perceptions of dogs and become better pet owners, ultimately leading to a better understanding of their role in their dog's life.
“An engaging, thought provoking, and sometimes humorous look at parenting our dogs. Jessica Eden O’Neill compares the many challenges of raising children and living life with those of caring for our canine companions. Jessica recounts countless, real-life events as she draws parallels with the struggles of dogs in our care. Her sometimes colourful and emotive language is a reminder of the realities we often face. This is not a “how to have a perfectly obedient dog” sort of book; it’s a philosophy and a guide to help us be responsible, kind, empathetic dog parents and to help our dogs be happy.”
—Shay Kelly, Canine Behaviour Consultant and author of Canine Enrichment: The Book Your Dog Needs You to Read, Dog Training & Behaviour: A Guide for Everyone, and Puppy Nurture: Raising Your Puppy with Love
“O’Neill’s new book cleverly draws parallels between her human home and work life, and the lives of dogs. Through the sharing of personal anecdotes and colorful stories, she is able to convey the intricate, complex, and rewarding relationship we have with our dogs. Her humour is delightful, as she lends a strong voice to “those yelling from the rooftops,” working hard to change the way we think about dogs, “helping owners to reframe their understanding of what dog training should look like.” O’Neill’s knowledge and love of animals, dogs in particular, is palpable and comes across loud and clear, as she writes from a perspective of great empathy and understanding. This book provides readers with the motivation to develop a different perspective, one that can only enrich our relationship with these wonderful beings.”
—Dale M. Ward, Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant, and award winning author of Raising the Worst Dog Ever: A Survival Guide