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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Easy to read with practical examples.
posted by 2010118 on October 4, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Good methods, but nothing profound....
posted by Anonymous on April 30, 2007Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Selling Tamar Geller
You can skip much of this book without losing any valuable information. There IS some very useful information in it: the author has a training philosophy that uses the carrot (or piece of chicken) rather than the stick to produce well-trained, obedient dogs, and when she sticks to her subject the results are worth reading.<BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/>But she doesn¿t stick to her subject. Geller opens the book by giving us her autobiography, which I found less than fascinating. She uses horrible example after horrible example of dogs who were abused by their owners, but it does no more good to rub my nose in horrible examples than to rub your dog¿s nose in the remains of an accident he had hours ago. And she incessantly drops names of Hollywood celebrities. I don¿t know why she thinks I care that she¿s buddy-buddy with some people whose names I¿ve heard; maybe she thinks it will sell me on Tamar Geller. It doesn¿t.<BR/><BR/>The writing, by ghost writer Andrea Cagan, is workmanlike but pedestrian. If Geller had concentrated on the technique, with more good examples of training dogs to do more things, the book would have been a good technical manual.<BR/><BR/>As it is, you¿ll have to extract the gems from the dross.
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Posted March 14, 2014
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Posted June 23, 2010
Posted May 28, 2007
The power of 'TV Stars'
OK book, but it lack¿s real substance. The first five chapters are a waste of time unless it¿s important to you to know her background. There¿s no doubt that she knows and understands the canine mind. However, she seems more interested in impressing you with who she knows rather than really teaching the average person about dog training. If you are looking for a book to get down to the real details of canine training, this is not the book. FYI¿. she does not respond to email questions at her web site. Oh well, maybe Oprah needs her again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.