Harrison Forbes with Beth Adelman
St. Martin's Griffin
Dog Talk chronicles Harrison Forbes’s life with dogs, from the first bond he formed as a boy with his neighbor’s Belgian Tervuren, Sabina, to the story of Lex, a police dog who attacked his handler’s wife, was saved by Harrison from euthanasia, and transformed into his favorite companion. Dog Talk combines Forbes’s intense love for these extraordinarily driven and intelligent creatures with the more practical aspects of understanding and dealing with whatever type of dog the reader may have at home.
Dog Talk will deepen the reader’s understanding of dog behavior and as a result will enable him to approach his own dog in a fresh and motivated way to begin, improve, mend, or strengthen a relationship that can last a lifetime.
"Harrison Forbes talks 'dog' fluently. As one of this country's leading dog trainers and behaviorists, he truly understands canines and can solve any doggy dilemmas in his unique, no-fuss style. Whether he's importing and training German Shepherds for high security police work or schooling Chihuahuas to cope with apartment-style living, he has some great stories to tell. If you love dogs, you'll love this book."--Sandy Robins, Pet lifestyle expert, author and regular pet contributor to MSNBC.com and DogCentral.MSN.com
“Harrison Forbes is a treasure for the pet-loving public. He has the combination of experience and intelligence that cuts to the essence of those topics that matter.”--Rolan Tripp, DVM, veterinary content consultant for Animal Planet and Founder of Animalbehavior.net
"In a compelling and engaging style, Harrison Forbes has recounted experiences with dogs throughout his life. In doing so, he reminds us of the extraordinary power of the human-animal bond and the special relationship we have with dogs in modern American culture."--Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
“Harrison Forbes is who I use for all my dog advice.”--James Gandolfini, actor
“Entertaining and informative, Forbes’s stories will inspire the average owner and help them build a bond with their own dog.” —DogChannel.com
“In the newest life-with-dogs memoir, veteran dog trainer . . . Forbes forgoes the maudlin for some genuine insight into dog behavior and psychology. . . . Forbes’s tone of love and respect for his charges is itself both instructive and encouraging.” —Publishers Weekly
“As Forbes talks about dogs he has trained and potentially dangerous situations he has encountered, he is also teaching the reader a tremendous amount about why dogs act and react the way they do.” —Booklist