16 de julho de 2013

In Defense of Dogs - Jonh Bradshaw

John Bradshaw  - in Defense of dogs! um livro muito interessante com uma crítica, até positiva, ao famoso Cesar! vale a pena espreitar!
...Bradshaw says: "I am reluctant to demonise Millan, he has come under a lot of pressure." On a recent tour of the UK, Millan was told his methods were close to breaching Defra guidelines (which forbid harsh training). "He is a smart guy and sees which way the wind is blowing. He is now embracing reward-based methods. All that stuff he spouted about wolves was not based on science." Besides, as Bradshaw observes, there are more "hardcore" trainers out there – such as the massively influential Monks of New Skete in the United States who "sound as if they ought to be the gentlest people in the world" but base their bogus, punitive methods on wolf biology: they urge owners to shake their dogs "because this is what wolf mothers do to keep their cubs in line".
Bradshaw favours humane, reward-based training. The latest science shows that dogs learn to "please their owners". It is wonderful to hear this: he makes one feel fantastically upbeat about being a dog owner (and it is a relief to drop all thoughts of a primitive power struggle)....
aqui fica o link com a critica
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jul/17/dog-training-john-bradshaw-animal-behaviour

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