The human-canine story is the greatest love story that has ever existed. After living side-by-side for tens of thousands of years, dogs have an uncanny ability to engage with us on a deep emotional level that makes our life better, longer, and more joyful. We eagerly welcome them into our homes and families, expecting them to fit in seamlessly. But things don't always go so smoothly.
While most people turn to various training methods in an attempt to deal with behavior issues, they typically encounter limited success because these approaches fail to take into account a dog's perspective. Creating a truly balanced pack requires that we learn to see the world through their eyes and recognize and honor the unique personality of each individual dog. When we make this shift and begin to communicate with our canine companions from a place of respect, we create the opportunity for a relationship of reciprocity and mutuality, one that enriches our lives and allows them to fulfill their soul's inherent purpose.
In Through the Eyes of a Canine, animal behavior specialist David J Kurlander takes us on a journey through history, science, biology, ethology (the study of animal behavior), quantum theory, and personal development to lay out exactly how we can shift our human-centric way of seeing things and learn to perceive the world as dogs do.
Based on decades of work with more than 150,000 dogs and years observing wild canines, Kurlander offers real-world examples, practical suggestions, and exercises you can implement immediately to gain a deeper understanding of structure, communication, nature, and nurture. As you open your mind to this new way of relating to the dogs in your life, you will begin to recognize how understanding and connection can create a harmonious pack, and even change the world.