To me this book is not so much a training manual as a mind-opener. While difficult to read at times (I found the author's tone occasionally hard to take) this book nevertheless profoundly reoriented the way I look at dogs— our relationships with them and our expectations of them. I feel like I respect dogs as dogs more now.
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Dog to dog socialization is, if you think about it, a laughable problem. How far would dogs have gotten as a species if they routinely mutilated each other. An awful lot is wired into dogs to prevent this if we only provide an adequate crucible for the intraspecific social repertoire to develop. This is a big "if only" because many owners make such a mess.
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