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Bringing Light To Shadow: A Dog Trainer's Diary by Pamela S. Dennison
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2004
Publisher Dogwise Publishing
ISBN 1929242174 ISBN13 9781929242177
Availability 0 units.
More About Pamela S. Dennison
Author Pamela Dennison, owner of Positive Motivation Dog Training, has been training dogs since 1992. After switching methods from traditional punishment-based training methods to positive training, Pam started her own school in 1997 and has helped more than 500 owners to build better relationships with their dogs.
Pamela S. Dennison currently resides in Blairstown, in the state of Pennsylvania.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bringing Light To Shadow: A Dog Trainer's Diary?
interesting, but not very relavant, Jan 11, 2008
I read this is about an hour of skimming, an interesting project, but not I fear a good use of time and energy. This book feels like the mandatory "see what I can do" dog trainers book. Why keep a dog that fights /attacks your dogs and bites people? This dog has bitten several people, would you ever be able to trust a dog like this?
I am glad the writer wrote this, when people with aggressive dogs call me, I refer them to this book, so they can see how long, slow, and possible no results, the process is of attempting to rehab a biting dog.
A document of patience and example Jan 16, 2007
This book and the author's work were inspiring to me as a dog owner and trainer of my own dogs. It gave me perspectives and encouragement to use patience. In the descriptions and journals of her trials and progress with Shadow, Dennison outlined usable and applicable formats and plans for reaching troubled dogs and establishing and keeping their trust and loyalty. Most of all, I laud her faith in herself and in Shadow despite any measurable setbacks and lessons.
Review of "Bringing Light to Shadow" Aug 17, 2006
"Bringing Light to Shadow" is the daily journal of a skillful dog trainer's experiences as she gradually modified the behavior of a human-aggressive Border Collie. She succeeded with this difficult dog because of her understanding and perserverance, and with the help of a wise mentor and several patient and helpful friends. Shadow's story is an inspiration to anyone who has a similar dog and is wrestling with the difficult choice between behavior modification and euthanesia.
must read book for anyone with an interest in training, rescue, or shelter work Apr 13, 2006
In my mind, this is the best, most comprehensive book on the market on the subject of rehabilitating a dog who has "baggage."
Why? Because it explains in heartfelt detail everything that can go wrong or right in the process of retraining and does so through personal experience of an expert trainer. As Yogi Berra said: "In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is."
It also reveals how we humans we will ride the highs and lows of a journey that is at times filled with joy, hope, and exuberance, and at other times great disappointment and guilt.
In the end, it is also a "how-to" book for everyone who loves a scared dog, and who has the dedication and perseverence required to keep working.
Her mistakes and successes come to life in a diary which tells of a successful achievement Oct 12, 2005
Dennison's Bringing Light To Shadow: A Dog Trainer's Diary provides the diary of a dog trainer who turned an aggressive rescue dog into a good pet. Shadow lashed out at people without warning and was dangerous; Dennison was a pro dog trainer who faced a real challenge with her new Internet acquisition. Her mistakes and successes come to life in a diary which tells of a successful achievement.