Bringing Light To Shadow: A Dog Trainer's Diary by Pamela S. DennisonBringing Light To Shadow: A Dog Trainer's Diary by Pamela S. Dennison

Bringing Light To Shadow: A Dog Trainer's Diary

byPamela S. Dennison

Paperback | October 31, 2004

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Experienced dog trainer chronicles retraining an aggressive dog to be calm and pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Title:Bringing Light To Shadow: A Dog Trainer's DiaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:233 pages, 10.02 × 7.1 × 0.62 inPublished:October 31, 2004Publisher:Dogwise PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1929242174

ISBN - 13:9781929242177

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from lacking in substance The first chapter or two were interesting, but from there on I found myself forcing myself through this book. As someone with a literal library of training, behaviour and nutrition titles, most of them well read and well worn, this is one that will look new for many years to come. It is my opinion as a rescuer specializing in aggressive cases that this was not a serious case by any standard, and could have been corrected much quicker if Ms. Dennison had sought out proper advice. She pushed too quickly when she should have taken things slowly, and went far too slowly when the dog was ready and willing to progress. Her second book, "How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong" has been sitting on my shelf for months now, and I literally can't bring myself to pick it up, the first book was such a bore. There are far more experienced trainers who have written far more engaging and educational books, such as Karen Pryor, Jean Donaldson, etc. Do yourself a favour, and unless you're seeking a cost-effective re-usable sleep aid, put your hard earned money elsewhere. If you have an aggressive dog, start first with an assessment by a competent, capable trainer with experience dealing with aggressive dogs. Overnight cures are not possible (sorry, Cesar Milan) but you certainly don't need a year or more to make a dog reliable in a crowd.
Date published: 2008-10-31