As a dog behaviour practitioner, Lisa had worked with many deeply trouble dogs, but Charlie was very different. His initial behaviour was more wolf-like, than dog-like, leading some experts to suspect he may have Roman wolf in his genes. The relationship that developed not only challenged and changed them both, but also, with Charlie's eventual blossoming, became a clear demonstration of the power of love, kindness and positive training practices. Starting with Charlie as he is now, happy and coping well with home life, each chapter explores the qualities and emotions that the author drew upon while working with him, and that are relevent to everyone who faces challenges and obstacles. Using these qualities to help Charlie learn to cope with everyday experiences that we take for granted, Lisa also observed how Charlie used the same qualities with herself during their first months together, struggling to adjust to what, to him, was a terrifying, unfamiliar environment. Helped by Lisa's 'mentor dog' Skye, Charlie bonded with Lisa, her daughter, made new human and canine friends, and eventually overcame his fears to settle in and enjoy his new life.Clarifying the diferences between domestic dogs reared in a home, and free-ranging unsocialised dogs, this book is the perfect companion for those who are involved with rescue dogs, have adopted a street dog, or those with anxious or fearful dogs.
It's also great read for anyone interested in dogs!
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 8 x 170 x 8 mm
"Charlie, the Dog Who came in From the Wild is a book that transcends the world of rescue, the world of dog guardianship and the notion of simply loving dogs for who they are. This is a story of mutual learning, of developing trust and of facing the most pertinent questions that lie at the heart of 'rescue'. This is an important story for anyone who shares their life with a fearful dog and provides much needed education for professionals working with dogs. Charlie's experience of his new reality is shared beautifully by Lisa Tenzin-Dolma who, along with Team Charlie, provides inspiration, education and an honest portrayal of life with a feral dog. The lessons from Charlie, with Lisa's incredible understanding of canine psychology and behaviour, offer a profound insight into the power of the human-canine bond." - "Marie Yates, founder of Canine Perspective CIC" Exceptionally well written, "Charlie: The Dog Who Came In From The Wild" will have a very special and engaging appeal to canine companions and dog lovers everywhere. A thoroughly absorbing and entertaining read from beginning to end Midwest Book Review What do you get when you pair a frenzied, one-eyed Romanian feral dog with a dynamic British author and rescue advocate? Enough adventure and challenge for a lifetime-as you will discover in this evocative narrative that brims with tension one minute and passion the next. Seattle Kennel Club Everyone can take something from Charlie's story. There are messages of hope scattered throughout this book which highlight the power of love not only for dogs, but all animals, not only for animals but humanity. And that is something quite extraordinary. To read this book is to nurture one's soul. The Glass House anyone considering importing a feral dog should certainly read this book. The Kennel Club unique and incredibly informative. Kennel and Cattery Management I would recommend this book to children and/or adults as it is a fantastic book, I couldn't put it down. naturallyhappydogs.com