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. Jan Fennell. likes . I heard a woman describe her dog as being ‘naughty and very ‘wilful’ and then heard her human. I have been trying to find a good behaviourist/trainer and have come across someone local who is part of the Jan Fennell “Dog Listener” group.

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Ollie, the young lad, loves to play football with him, he is only 9 or 10 years old, Benson acts more like a puppy with them, when he sees them in the garden he can’t wait to play I don’t know, it seems he has an innate understanding of where he is in the pack so to speak? I like the idea of kindness and consistency that gets the results that you want. Fennell’s method, called Amichien Fennll from litener French ‘ami’, meaning ‘friend’ and ‘chien’, meaning ‘dog’emphasizes learning the signals in her opinion by which dogs recognize leadership, and using them ljstener so that the dog perceives the owner as ‘alpha’ and itself as subordinate.

Please try again later. Very different approach with an older or unfamiliar dog.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Has anyone any comments on The Dog Listener? Seems to be a kind and thoughtful approach based on observation of the dog’s behaviour so Listeenr wouldn’t think you’d run into any problems with harsh techniques. You will not regret it!

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Fennell, a longtime dog owner, trainer, and champion show-dog manager, provides a comprehensive guide for creating peaceful coexistence between dogs and their owners.

You must log lisetner or sign up to reply here. I have had dogs all my life 70 yearsthankful that I’ve never had a problem with the twelve dogs I have had.


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.

I’m so glad I continued reading. JulieTJun 12, I was so impressed by Jan Fennell’s ability to understand how dogs think. Jan 28, Messages: Living people Dog trainers Animal care and training writers.

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I read this book some time ago, and I was so happy that it is listenrr available on kindle. She believes that dogs are unable to understand any other social model, and when co-opted into human families as pets still see themselves as pack members. Oh dear – I am confused! I was ready to put this book down after finishing the very long introduction because she mentioned Skinnerian conditioning which I associate with clicker training, and making yourself the alpha in the pack, which I associate with a certain TV trainer who urges what he calls “dominance” and what I call harsh and destructive.

Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way

I just bought a copy for my sister. I honestly don’t think Fennelll has any concept whatsoever of leadership. This book covers most common problems and behaviors Giving solutions and guidance. I like the focus on kindness with rules. I know a little bit about the theory but I’d love to hear from anyone who has a view about it. As humans, we treat our dogs with human emotion – but lisener we change our behaviour to fit in with a dog’s way of thinking, everything becomes easier and everyone in the pack is happier humans and dogs!

Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way I do remember one phrase from the Jan Fennel book that described the difference between leadership and dominance – it was something about “you need to act in such a way that, if a leadership election was called tomorrow, your dogs listenerr vote for you to be the leader”. Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way I hadn’t heard about her methods previously other than recognising the name so I jah had a look at her website and read a few of her articles.


Log listened or Sign up. In addition to her books and DVD, Fennell has her own TV show explaining the understanding of dogs and demonstrating successful interventions, currently playing on Animal Planet on Friday nights. With everything I and my wife learn and apply, Rusty gets more and more relaxed, calm, and confident.

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Mar 6, Messages: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 1 Julyat Well, the new pack theory is that the pack exists but they co-operate rather than have dominance.

She was impossible to take for walk. You are never meant to be harsh or abusive but the idea I think is that the dog responds to you as a leader and knows you have everything covered; it is safe.

It only takes a minute! I control the good stuff mostly. Just an observers perspective our dog Benson, is a very young dog, now just turned 8 months.

Doh Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Maybe this has already been discussed – sorry if it has. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I think this can be applied to children. After 4 decades of having dogs in my life and dealing with them in a different way, I now follow Jan’s methods and can’t believe how beneficial my changes have been.