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The truth about wolves and dogs TBD4427

Common price: 330,00 ZAR Our price: 270,00 ZAR each


The truth about wolves and dogs

Dispelling the myths of dog training

Toni Shelbourne


 A myth-busting book that challenges old traditions and misconceptions about dogs and the dominance theory, and questions the advice given by out-of-touch trainers. Begin working with your dog in an atmosphere of trust, love and mutual respect.

Your dog will thank you for reading this book!

There are billions of dogs in the world, each with his own character and breed traits. Is it possible that ALL of these dogs have dominant personalities? Apply that concept to people: are all humans trying to dominate one another? The answer, of course, is no. Like us, dogs fit into many categories and not all of them want to be boss. Similarly, all people and dogs will boundary-push; that’s part of life and learning.

This unique, myth-busting book encourages the reader to challenge old traditions and misconceptions about their canine companion, and question the advice given by out of touch dog trainers. It explains that the dominance method of training was in use long before any wolf pack hierarchy studies were carried out, and will help owners throw out old ideas and begin working with their dogs in an atmosphere of trust, love and mutual respect.

Although there are numerous dog training books available, The truth about wolves and dogs is a critique of traditional dog training and all the myths surrounding it, that will take the reader on a journey of discovery. Your dog will thank you for reading this book.

Toni Shelbourne is a successful Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner, and has worked professionally with dogs since 1989. In 2001 her work took her to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, where she was introduced to a pack of socialised wolves.

Toni Shelbourne started her career with animals in 1989 when she was employed by The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. She quickly progressed from kennel staff to supervisor, and then on to the staff training department, where she managed all the City and Guilds kennel programmes.


Format Paperback • 250 x 250mm • 112 pages • 126 colour pictures
ISBN 978-1-845844-27-1
UPC 6-36847-04427-5