If Only They Could Speak Stories About Pets and Their People review ☆ 3

review If Only They Could Speak Stories About Pets and Their People

They Could MOBI #238 Did you hear about the dog who always arranged exactly six pieces of kibble in buttonhole depressions in the couch before he could lie down Or. I would have given this book a 35 star is I have the choice It was an easy read

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If Only They Could Speak Stories About Pets and Their People

The cat who compulsively hoarded shiny Only They Could Speak Stories PDF objects Over years ago animal behaviourist Nicholas Dodman began studying the psychological. I m sure that Dr Dodman is a terrific vet but he s a terrible writer so much so that I considered putting the book down several times Here s an example from the first page of the Somerset Farm chapter Dr Dodman your next appointment is here prompted the receptionist at the front desk as she slid a case record a couple of inches closer to meThank you Gina I replied glancing at the owner s and dog s name on the outside of the manila fileGina swept a few wayward strands of her long dark hair away from her indigo eyes and flashed me an impish smile Have fun with this one she saidI always do I replied with a grin This isn t even one of the worst examples but the one that I recall most clearly because what the fuck Indigo eyes Jesus It s great that you re attracted to your receptionist doc but this reader is not interested I can t fathom why this was written in a first person narrative style The dialogue feels beyond forced this is not how people talk The stilted exchanges made me uestion the truth of the anecdotesAll that said I still enjoyed the stories at the heart of most chapters I thiiiiiink I picked up some good nuggets about pet behavior and I liked the little indexes at the back of the bookOne final complaint the pitbull chapter Again I defer to Dr Dodman s experience but I don t agree with his belief that all pitbulls are genetically flawed He uses one anecdote one bad experience where a pitbull was raised right but still turned out aggressive to conclude that all pits are bad newsNigel pit owner used to think that a responsible dog owner who interacted and cared for his dog properly would never end up with a hound from hell He now knew better and swore that he would never own another pit bull Despite his realization that faulty genetic wiring underlay Tucker s aggression Nigel was still extremely attached to his dog and it was with a sorrowful heartThis is dangerous thinking I don t like sweeping judgements especially ones based on a single experience This conclusion is so contrary to the book s primary message that each dog and cat is a sentient feeling individual that I had to call it out

Nicholas Dodman ☆ 3 summary

Maladies that afflict our pets This book contains a collection If Only ePUB #10003 of true stories from his own practice that portray the lives of disturbed animal. This is about dogs and changing their behavior I really liked this author from Tufts


10 thoughts on “If Only They Could Speak Stories About Pets and Their People

  1. says:

    What an enjoyable insighful book Follow Dr Dodman through some of his tough cases of animal misbehavior The stra

  2. says:

    Every story which talked very little about behavioral and or veterinary medicine seemed to be trying to teach a lesson Much like fables in a bad way Stories seemed to have a I know best sort of feel to them Overall not my favorite Vet MedBehavioral medicine book by far

  3. says:

    I would have given this book a 35 star is I have the choice It was an easy read

  4. says:

    I'm sure that Dr Dodman is a terrific vet but he's a terrible writer so much so that I considered putting the book

  5. says:

    I enjoyed this book written by a prominent animal behaviorist in New England based on some of his most memorable

  6. says:

    This is the first book I've read from this supposed celebrity vet maybe? and I liked it I can't comment whether it's just similar materials from his other books though this being my first book by himI enjoyed the cases he presented

  7. says:

    I think I would have given this only 2 12 stars if I could It was an interesting read Some of the details the author provided I thought were odd Amazing how much people will go through and pay for their pets Makes me glad that my pets are pretty normal

  8. says:

    Yes another book by everyone's favorite veterinarian Nicholas Dodman It's of the same from him but I keep reading his books because I like stories about real dogs that aren't clouded by emotion He's a bit like our modern James Herriott

  9. says:

    This is about dogs and changing their behavior I really liked this author from Tufts

  10. says:

    I liked this book and learned a few things but at times it felt like an advertisement for Prozac