"Must-reading for the serious trainer or behaviorist." -- Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers
"Neptune has it all: intelligence, brilliance and passion..." -- Daniel Tambourine, owner, Training With Tambourine
"Neptune is a damn good read. Dog owners, dog trainers, animal shelter personnel - all will find these pages invaluable. Jean's advice is orderly, effective, motivating and humorous." -- Sue Sternberg, owner, Rondout Valley Kennels and Shelter
"This book, which is highly readable because of Jean's wit and her flair for analogy is destined to totally revolutionize how trainers, veterinarians and owners view dog behavior." -- Pamela J. Reid, Ph.D. author of Excel-erated Learning
"Written with the engaging, humorous language that is Donaldson's trademark, and contains a wealth of information based on positive training methods." -- Whole Dog Journal
From the Publisher
Jean Donaldson heads the Academy for Dog Trainers out of the San Francisco SPCA. The Academy offers a full-time, six-week program in pet dog training and behavior counseling as well as one-week intensives and weekend seminars for existing trainers. She is also the author of The Culture Clash (winner, Best Behavior Book of 1997, Dog Writers Association of America, Direct Book Service best selling book of 1997).
Before relocating to San Francisco, Jean lived in Montreal, where she studied at McGill, founded the Montreal Flyball Association, started up Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement school and counseling service in the province, and toiled her way to a black belt in Hung Gar Kung Fu. She has lectured extensively in the US and Canada on animal learning, dog training, people training and dog aggression and is a charter member of APDT. Her dogs and dogs she has trained have numerous titles and wins in obedience, tracking and Flyball.
A health nut, animal nut and tired of Canadian winters, she is happy to be in California, "where I belong."