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The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Summary

Every dog owner knows that along with the joy can come the stress and frustration of behavioral problems, which are expensive to diagnose and treat. Enter Kim Brophey, award-winning canine behavior consultant. 

Using cutting-edge research, Brophey has developed a groundbreaking system that allows owners to identify what their dog is struggling with, why, and how they can fix it. Brophey's approach is unlike anything that has been published before and will give dog owners a new understanding of what motivates and affects their dog's behavior. Brophey's innovative technique rethinks the way we categorize dogs, and distills information from over 20 scientific disciplines into four comprehensive elements: learning, environment, genetics, and self. With revolutionary tips for specific dog breeds, this book will change the life of every dog owner and lead to happier human-canine relationships.

©2018 Kim Brophey (P)2018 Tantor

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Useful book for understanding all dogs

This book is great for helping people to understand the history of dogs of different breeds and what that means with regards to the way they behave. It helps to shape our expectations of them - when a terrier has been bred for generations to be a hard-hunting ratter, can we ever expect to suppress that behaviour? Moreover, should we?
This is not a book that teaches you how to train your dog - I found the few training tips rather eyebrow-raising - but nor does it pretend to be. It's more important than that, and I would suggest that the majority of dog owners would benefit from it.

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  • Laika
  • 08-03-19

A dog's breed does NOT define behavior

While some aspects of this audiobook are interesting and useful, the general concept of looking at your dog's "genetics" is simply ridiculous. A dog breed that was meant to do races can run faster, a dog breed that was meant to sniff and find prey can sniff better, but these are physical aspects and don't define what your dog needs as dogs are individuals and taking 2 puppies from the same kennel will show you some behavioral similarities, but one might love to take long walks at a slow pace and the other one likes to participate in agility activities. Dogs are not unlike humans. Following the arguments from this book would mean that if a (human) family had a top athlete among them, the other family members must be top athletes as well and stress out if they can't do sports, because they have the physical capacities. Sure, I 100% agree that pugs have different needs than great Danes, but those differences are based on physical traits and not what the breed was meant to be. The the "self" part of "LEGS"... *SELF* is not only medical conditions or traumatizing events or "character quirks", but everything that happens to the dog and what we call personality. I have seen dogs from the same kennel, the breed designed to trace and hunt, one dog shy and sensitive and always looking for physical contact with his human and the other dog the total opposite, wild and fearless and full of energy. And still both were happy hunting dogs, but with different needs. And although both were bread to hunt, neither of them killed the other family pets, because dogs understand the life they are thrown into, they are not pure instinct, they understand, and that's why we can teach them and each dog adapts individually. Oh, and what about mutts? Mixed breeds? Does this produce schizophrenic dogs? I doubt it.
I recommend "Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do" as further listening.

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  • Melinda Noah
  • 24-09-18

Great book for all Dog people.

I have learned a tremendous amount of information about our new BIG Puppy and our 10 year old puppy 😎🐕. I loved the history of the different dog types.

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  • Carlos
  • 23-08-18

Your book changed my way of interacting with dogs

Listened to your Audio Book. Game changer for me. We had to put my dog down at 12 months after violently attacking my wife. I thought I’d done everything right. Training, training, and more training. The best food. Cadillac health insurance. And tons of love. There was no explanation until now. After time, other resources bust most significantly listening to your book, I now know that the fault was with me. I’d done what I thought was my best. I’d only applied the “L” of LEGS and did not take into consideration the rest. Thank you!