Animal behaviorist & author John Bradshaw

by | Jun 29, 2011

John Bradshaw–Foundation Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol, and a longtime academic and scientist specializing in animal welfare and behavior–discusses his new book, “Dog Sense: How The New Science Of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend To Your Pet,” and the reactions to it.




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John explains, drawing on research and studies–his own and that of many colleagues–how certain principles (dog as wolf, dog training emphasizing the “pack approach,” dominating the dog and physical punishment for behavior have proven ineffective and unsound. He also addresses the senses (beyond the keen sense of smell) and skills that dogs possess that were previously unknown or underappreciated. He also provides a technique to employ with dogs who are unhappy or worse at being left alone during the day, and more.

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