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. In The Dog Listener Jan Fennell shares her revolutionary insight into the canine world and its instinctive language that has enabled her to bring even the mo. Jan Fennell. likes . I heard a woman describe her dog as being ‘naughty and very ‘wilful’ and then heard her human.

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RosieJun 11, And if this means you are calm, consistent and clear and so on, with your dog, fab and it’s a good system unless it starts getting distorted into daft rules. Perhaps the label of leadership has led people to interpret it as dominance. We hopefully don’t rule them out of fear. Is ignoring a dog dominating it?

Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way

Well, it seems that way to me, anyway. Theoretically this makes the dog anxious: The dog does not need to protect itself or the handler because the handler takes on the role. I like the focus on kindness with rules. Where does leadership become dominance?

In the attempt it may become aggressive or difficult to handle, as it tries to assert dominance; hyperactive, through uncertainty on what it should be doing, or sometimes acutely stressed. Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way If thinking of your interactions with your dog in terms of “leadership” helps, that’s just fine. I am beside myself – that I might actually be involved thw a movie quote!


Do you already have an account? Jan 28, Messages: Have fun with your pup, work on a great relationship built on love and trust I think this is very importantdon’t reward bad behaviour, reward good behaviour, and it seems to work out just fine.

Oh dear – I am confused! OberonJun 11, Yee haa I am so happy and excited!!!!!!!!! Apr 16, Messages: I know a little bit about the theory but I’d love listenet hear from anyone who has a view about it.

In addition to her books and DVD, Fennell has her listensr TV show explaining the understanding of dogs and demonstrating successful interventions, currently playing on Animal Planet on Friday nights. Views Read Edit View history. As I understand it limited knowledge the handler takes away the stress and responsibility that comes with the dog being the pack leader, by making all of the decisions.

Maybe a bit more ‘rule bound’ than it needs to be eg. So I don’t think the leadership concept is entirely baseless as far as actual dog behaviour goes. Amichien Bonding essentially means the dog is consistently shown by the owner that the human half of the partnership is responsible for making decisions.

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Discussion in ‘ Dog Training: Fennell does not believe in physically dominating or chastising the dog.

BeanwoodJun 12, Has anyone any comments on The Dog Listener? I would give it a go with the trainer and just see if it all feels right to you. Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way I find the whole debate around “leadership” and dominance” fascinating. Jane MartinJun 11, Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way ;D When does puppy arrive?

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Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way Thanks Pippa, it seems a bit grey actually; I think she promotes the pack theory but my understanding is that its not dominance but leadership that she espouses. I HAVE seen clicker training, in a similarly quietly controlled atmosphere and environment and I definitely will be going to clicker classes.

Jun 15, Messages: OberonJun 12, Well, the new pack theory is that the pack exists but they co-operate rather than have dominance.

He is most relaxed and comfortable playing with puos his age or younger, dig appears confident and carefree. Was hard from the website to get an idea of the basic methodology underlying her approach – ‘Amichien Bonding’.