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Only buy this if you believe in Homeopathy as well as thinking that Barbara Woodhouse got it right......
on 7 January 2014
I'm sorry but due to a scientific background, my only belief in Homeopathy is that of the placebo effect & as such, I don't view it as a viable approach to take with animal issues, although I know that some folk will disagree.
John Fisher believed that Bach Remedies have a role in curing various negative behaviour patterns in dogs but I personally found this aspect spoiled the whole book for me as I lost respect for the author on learning his views on the subject.
There were also a number of aspects which I found distasteful (not to mention cruel) & to give an example was his view on retraining behaviour with taste aversion therapy.
The following text is taken from page 222 & quoted verbatim:
"First of all you need to obtain a cheap perfume which should be diluted quite considerably and then put into a spray bottle. Then you need a bottle of Bitter Apple and a tissue. Soak the tissue in Bitter Apple and put it on the floor. A few inches in front of this tissue, spray the floor with the diluted perfume and call your dog over. As it arrives at the tissue, its highly developed olfactory system will have registered the smell of the perfume. Pop the tissue into its mouth and hold it shut for a few seconds before allowing the dog to spit it out - which it surely will. Your dog will then sneeze, salivate, spit, rub its nose on the carpet, do anything to get rid of the awful taste."
Not the way I go about training a dog, irrespective of what he chews (too much Barbara Woodhouse for me).
Everybody is entitled to their opinions & all I'm trying to do with this review is make the future customer aware that dated aspects such as these are included in this book. Had I known prior to purchase, I wouldn't have bothered.
Hope this helps.