Jan Fennell, “The dog listener”, is an English dog trainer who applied the insights of Monty Roberts into horse behavior to the behavior of dogs. Her training. Jan Fennell. likes . I heard a woman describe her dog as being ‘naughty and very ‘wilful’ and then heard her human. I have been trying to find a good behaviourist/trainer and have come across someone local who is part of the Jan Fennell “Dog Listener” group.

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It can then possibly trust its owner to take decisions and will become contented and relaxed.

fenbell Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way Thanks Julie!!!!!!!!! Jan Fennell has completely reformed the way I treat my dogs with absolutely amazing and immediate results!!

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See all reviews. I was ready to put this book down after finishing the very long introduction because she mentioned Skinnerian conditioning which I associate with clicker training, and making yourself the alpha in the pack, which I associate with a certain TV trainer who urges what he calls “dominance” and what I call harsh and destructive.


By a Skinnerian approach she means using praise and treats as rewards, and withholding of them to communicate displeasure, The hardest thing is teaching myself to consistently apply what the author teaches.

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Certainly, Fennell does not lack confidence. This book was recommended as a must-read in conjunction with a local dog socialisation class. He is motivated by getting odg good stuff in life – sea biscuits, cuddles, attention, play and so on – and avoiding the bad stuff which in his world is the absence of the good stuff.

I’m very happy with the book. If that is the case, maybe this is one of the reasons why socialisation at a young age is so important, especially with other dogs. Seems pretty clear that she rejects the Cesar Millan school of thought. Views Read Edit View history. The dog does not need to protect itself or the handler because the handler takes on the role.

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I am beside myself – that I might actually be involved in a movie quote! With everything I and my wife learn and apply, Rusty gets more and more relaxed, calm, and confident. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


I was at my wits end with this dog Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way ;D When does puppy arrive? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon.

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Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way

I just read a lot! Very different approach with an older or unfamiliar dog. Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way I find the whole debate around “leadership” and dominance” fascinating. Oh dear – I am confused!

Her training method is based on the theory that dogs, being descended from wolves, fit the social model of the pack – an ordered hierarchy with a clearly defined leader. Car sick on every journey short or long. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? You will not regret it!

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