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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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To lead do you have to dominate? Yee haa I am so happy and excited!!!!!!!!! I’d just be prepared to go along with a willingness to question and literally ask questions, which I am sure you will do! I am beside myself – that I might actually be jaan in a movie quote!

Oh dear – I am confused! I honestly don’t think Charlie has any concept whatsoever of leadership.

OberonJun 12, Perhaps the label of leadership has led people to interpret it as dominance. I had a discussion with a potential Day Care provider today who trained with her Jan Fennell and would use that training just to maintain behaviour at dog day care.

If that is the case, maybe this is one of the reasons listenre socialisation at a young age is so important, especially with other dogs. listeer

Yes, my password is: So I don’t think the leadership concept is entirely baseless as far as actual dog behaviour goes. This page was last edited on 1 Julyat 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 would vote for you to be the leader”.

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 know a little bit about the theory but I’d love to hear from anyone who has a view about it. I think it is interesting. I don’t have a problem with it anyway as, put into practice, it’s not likely to be harmful to the dog or your relationship with it.


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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.

We hopefully don’t rule them out of fear. Fennell’s method, called Amichien Bonding from the French ‘ami’, meaning ‘friend’ and ‘chien’, meaning ‘dog’emphasizes learning the signals in her opinion by which dogs recognize leadership, and using them consistently so that the dog perceives the owner as ‘alpha’ and itself as subordinate.

RosieJun 12, 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 don’t think it matters a jot if your dog jumps on the sofa when it wants but still kind and positive and responsive to the dog in nature. Where does leadership become dominance? And Rachael’s timely and philosophical warning about ” questioning”. RosieJun 11, Was hard from the website to get an idea of the basic methodology underlying her approach – ‘Amichien Bonding’.

It only takes a minute! Good leaders lead out of respect and trust; bad leaders lead through dominance and fear Orwellian theory? Fennell argues that most inappropriate dog behavior arises if the owner does not consistently signal that he or she is ‘pack leader’. However, I think there is also the idea that play is ONLY instigated by the handler; sitting on the sofa is ok, as long as you invite it and do not let the dog decide when it can happen; ignoring the dog when you return home; giving a dog a short time out when behaviour is not acceptable and repeating this in a calm controlled way until behaviour is acceptable also seems to be a format.

Do you already have an account? There are short films of her on youtube if you are interested in finding out more. I like to hear others’ responses as it is so helpful in defining what I like. Discussion in ‘ Dog Training: 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.

Seems pretty clear that she rejects the Cesar Millan school of thought.


Your name or email address: And if this means you are calm, jzn and clear and so on, with your dog, fab and it’s a good system unless it starts getting distorted into daft rules.

Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way

Look at me, I know nothing! Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way Also interested to hear views on this UncleBobJun 12, Maybe a bit more ‘rule bound’ than it needs to be eg. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Articles with permanently dead external links All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Year of birth missing living people.

There has been some work on wild dog packs not wolves but feral dogs suggesting that the dogs that seem to be leading are the ones that are calm and confident and have worked their way there through a history of building relationships with other dogs sorry, don’t have a reference off the top of my head but will look.

The leadership concept is different to the dominance concept as it’s based on something you earn not something you demand by force.

I control the good stuff mostly. Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way Thanks Julie!!!!!!!!! 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.

I would give it a go with the trainer and just see if it all feels right to you. Mar 6, Messages: Amichien Bonding essentially means the dog is consistently shown by the owner that the human half of the partnership is responsible for making decisions.

The dog has a stress listfner life. Thoughts on “training” the Jan Fennell way I have read some interesting ‘critiques’ of Jan Fennel’s approach.