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The truth about wolves and dogs – Dispelling the myths of dog training

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The truth about wolves and dogs

The truth about wolves and dogs – Dispelling the myths of dog training
From Veloce's imprint, Hubble & Hattie.

By Toni Shelbourne
About the Author

Paperback • 25x25cm • 112 pages • 126 colour pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845844-27-1

£ 14.99 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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• A comprehensive myth buster on the theories of dominance dog training and why we shouldn’t blame the wolf
• A true comparison between wolves and dogs and the truth about the differences
• How to have a happy dog
• How to be a good handler
• Superb colour photographs
• Learning to say no to inappropriate dog training
• The freedom to let your dog be your faithful companion
• Looking at where training methods came from
• Recognising pain in your dog
• Dog training from a fresh, more respectful angle


A myth-busting book that challenges old traditions and misconceptions about dogs and the dominance theory, and questions the advice given by out-of-touch trainers. Begin working with your dog in an atmosphere of trust, love and mutual respect.
Your dog will thank you for reading this book!


There are billions of dogs in the world, each with its own character and breed traits. Is it possible that ALL of these dogs have dominant personalities? Apply that concept to people: are all humans trying to dominate one another? The answer, of course, is no. Like us, dogs fit into many categories and not all of them want to be boss. Similarly, all people and dogs will boundary push; that’s part of life and learning.
This unique, myth-busting book encourages the reader to challenge old traditions and misconceptions about their canine companion, and question the advice given by out of touch dog trainers. It explains that the dominance method of training was in use long before any wolf pack hierarchy studies were carried out, and will help owners throw out old ideas and begin working with their dogs in an atmosphere of trust, love and mutual respect.
Although there are numerous dog training books available, The Truth about Wolves and Dogs is a critique of traditional dog training and all the myths surrounding it, that will take the reader on a journey of discovery. Your dog will thank you for reading this book.

Independent Reviews

'Few people know Wolves as well as they know dogs and yet the link is both obvious, fascinating and important and this book reveals a lot we dog lovers should know.'
Chris Packham, naturalist, nature photographer, TV presenter and author, 2 April 2013

***** Learn the real truth about your dog and live a better life
'The truth about wolves and dogs , like it says, dispells myths of dog training. what a brilliant read , the pictures are amazing and you can see all the dogs' body language . If you are a dog trainer to a pet owner, this is the book for you , teaching a new insight into the dog , and settling the myths of old school thinking , learn about the dog in a new way that will open your eyes and your heart even more into the world of the wolf and dog. giving you a better understanding of your best friend, your dog.'
Amazon User, 20 Mar 2013

'… an excellent reference and myth buster! I think it's a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand their dog.'
Peggy Frezon, 25 Jan 13

'"The Truth About Wolves and Dogs" carefully connects the historical and behavioural dots of the two species while not undermining the flow of their parallels moving forward. The result is a philosophical wakeup call framed in a rich portrait of spirit and soul.', 29 Jan 13

'If you are looking for another, much deeper level in understanding you dog, this book needs to be in you library.'
TTouch, 29 Jan 13

'I've highly recommended 'The Truth about Wolves and Dogs' to my clients, my canine psychology students, and my colleagues who work in the areas of dog behaviour and training.'
Amazon User, 30 Jan 13

'…I have learned so much about my dogs communications with me, each other and other dogs… If you want to speak dog and really communicate with your pet, this is the book for you.'
Amazon User, 30 Jan 13

'All who love and work with dogs will find this volume a delight.'
Amazon User, 30 Jan 13

'This well-illustrated book with many wonderful pictures of wolves and dogs accompanying the text will help you appreciate dogs for who they are, not who we want them to be.'
Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, author, and with Jane Goodall, co-founder of ethologicalethics, 30 Nov 12

***** Vet Approves
'This is a fascinating book helping to dispel a lot of old wives tales about wolves and what motivates dogs. Who'd have thought Pugs were closer, genetically, to wolves than German Shepherd Dogs? This well thought out and beautifully illustrated book helps to orientate dog behaviour in the context of their wolf ancestor. As a veterinary professional, I can most certainly recommend this book to anyone who really wants to know about dog behaviour, not just about someone's opinion on dog behaviour.'
Amazon User, 5 Nov 12


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