New edition of the classic guide to canine psychology for dog owners.
In the 1980s and 1990s John Fisher revolutionised dog training, first in England, then in the US. With his self-deprecating manner and 'Oh! So British' sense of humour, he taught us to Think Dog. In this seminal pet psychology book, he examines the mind of the dog with examples taken from his practical experience, explaining to owners how the world appears from a dog's point of view.
The first section of the book traces the ancestry and inherent behaviour of dogs, from their origins as pack animals related to the wolf or the jackal. The second part examines what most people describe as problem behaviour, which is just normal canine behaviour exhibited in the wrong place. The book concludes with an A-Z of common problems, their causes and cures.
About the Author
The late John Fisher was a full-time professional canine behaviourist with a practice in Surrey and a referral clinic in London. He lectured on canine behaviour at the Canine Studies Institute, and was consulted by many official bodies and veterinarians on dog behavioural problems. He was also a founder member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Consultants.
A true pioneer of dog behaviour therapy, John Fisher was at the forefront of a new understanding of dogs and positive methods to train and educate them.Think Dog
is my mentor's legacy. John's ideals of kind, fair and effective training stand the test of time. A must-read for dog owners everywhere.