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Man is not ape. Dog is not wolf. From startling facts about its origins, to the fundamental reasons behind dog and man’s unbreakable attachment, Clever Dog: The Secrets Your Dog Wants You to Know explores the myths that so many pet owners have been led to believe – and forms conclusions as to how our future relationship with the dog needs to change in order to survive, and thrive.

With her unique understanding of the secret language of dogs and her belief that all dogs are ‘clever dogs’, Sarah uses amusing anecdote and useful case histories to discover the mysteries of dog behaviour and show us a way of communicating with the four-legged friend who shares our hearts and homes.

Dog lovers can look at their best friends in a new light and create the perfect bond. As a world-leading expert in canine psychology, and often acknowledged as the ‘trainer’s trainer’, Sarah Whitehead shares her unique understanding of dogs in Clever Dog.

With sections on Life, Love, Health and Happiness, this is a book about how we can become a harmonious team with our best friend. Here at last are the secrets your dog wants you to know. With fascinating case studies and expert practical advice, Clever Dog is much more than a guidebook – it is the book your dog would want you to buy.

©2012 Sarah Whitehead (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Brilliant

Absolutely every dog owners bible!!! I learned a lot, I just wish it was twice as long.

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Brilliant insight for dog owners

Sarah Whitehead had been recommended by our puppy training tutor and she did not disappoint.
Most memorable chapter was when she identified a food allergy was the cause of the problem not a jealous pet.

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I'd rather ask my dog!!!

I am sure that Ms Whitehead knows a lot about dogs but I felt that her self satisfaction and her contempt for the rest of the human race did not make me want to learn anything from her!

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very good!

lots of information from puppyhood right to adult. Sarah goes through some cases she has experienced and explains how she trained each dog. from separation anxiety to wall staring and barking !!! loved it. very well written i could visualize everything she said.

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Thank Dog for Sarah!

As a fellow trainee behaviourist, I'm always keen to read and learn as much as I can to help with my day to day role. Sarah's delivery is funny, to the point, relatable and this book has made my go to shelf thanks to my mentor's recommendation. Thank you for taking the time to educate our profession and fellow owners in canine lingo! A must read for any new owner and the experienced owner alike!

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Perfect book to start with!

As a student of canine behaviour, I found this book very easy to read and a good kickstart to the world of dogs!
Made of a collection of case studies, with amazing explanations for each course of action taken by the behaviour specialist!

Recommended to all dog owners and lovers

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an amazing guide to how our dogs think

I loved this book, learning about dogs behaviours and how they learn told through great story telling.

I really want to learn more after this book.
Sarah Whitehead is a truly great teacher

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Great listen

This is one of the books recommended to read for a course I’m preparing to take. I use both the kindle version and audible as I like to both listen & read. The narrator has a very pleasant easy to listen to voice and the information in the book is fantastic for all dog owners. It’s simple to understand, using caring rewarding methods for dog training and also helps how to understand dogs from their language.

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What a good book.

Quite different to training books I've seen, but makes much more sense why dogs do what they do and how to make your dog a happy dog.

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Enjoyed this

Sound advice and facts tha every dog owner and trainer needs to know. Well narrated .