When I started down the road to become a CPDT, the first thing I did was track down books that every trainer should read. On the short list was “Culture Clash,” by Jean Donaldson. It was suggested by numerous people and it surely did not disappoint. As many other people who are familiar with this book, I have read it multiple times. The one thing it did better than anything I have ever read was shift my preconceptions about what a true, inspired and mutually beneficial relationship with a dog actually looked like. If I had the resources, I would supply a copy to everyone in the world who cares for a dog. I ran across this blog which reignited my gratitude for this book and Jean Donaldson. Please read the original post and then order the book. It will be money and time well spent.