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Learning


 

 

Jennifer Arnold (2011). Through a Dog's Eyes.


Few people are more qualified to speak about the abilities and potential of dogs than Jennifer Arnold, who for twenty years has trained service dogs for people with physical disabilities and special needs. Through her unique understanding of dogs’ intelligence, sensitivity, and extrasensory skills, Arnold has developed an exemplary training method that is based on kindness and encouragement rather than fear and submission, and her results are extraordinary.


Review by Canine Assistants: http://www.canineassistants.org/through-a-dogs-eyes.html

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Sebastian Junger (2011). War.


In WAR, Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. 


Review by Dexter Filkins, New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/books/review/Filkins-t.html

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 Karen Pryor (2006). Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training.


What started as a goofy experiment had such good results that Sutherland began using the training techniques with all the people in her life, including her mother, her friends, her students, even the clerk at the post office. 


Review by Crazy Bird Lady, PetKnows: http://petknows.com/2009/02/10/dont-shoot-the-dog-book-review/

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 Beth Raymer (2010). Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling.


Beth Raymer arrived in Las Vegas in 2001, hoping to land a job as a cocktail waitress at one of the big casinos. In the meantime, she lived in a $17-a-night motel with her dog, Otis, and waited tables at a low-rent Thai restaurant. One day, one of her regular customers told her about a job she thought Beth would be perfect for and sent her to see Dink, of Dink Inc. Dink was a professional sports gambler—one of the biggest in Vegas. He was looking for a right-hand man—someone who would show up on time, who had a head for numbers, and who didn’t steal. She got the job.


Review by Lynn Harris, New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/books/review/Harris-t.html

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 Amy Sutherland (2009). What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage: Lessons for People from Animals and Their Trainers.


What started as a goofy experiment had such good results that Sutherland began using the training techniques with all the people in her life, including her mother, her friends, her students, even the clerk at the post office. 


Review by Lori Leibovich, New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/30/books/review/Leibovich.html

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