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The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

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Publisher Comments:

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends.

After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation.

The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, youll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn

• How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask.

• Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea.

• Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble.

• How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!”

In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships.

Review:

"It matters greatly that people who love dogs understand enough about them to provide a good environment, writes McConnell....[This book] offers sound advice for dog owners....[A] helpful guide for pet owners by a specialist who clearly loves her work." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

A nationally renowned dog expert and public radio personality creates a profoundly new and exciting understanding of humans' relationships with dogs, combining true stories, scientific perspective, and professional dog training tips.

About the Author

Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an expert applied animal behaviorist. Her company, Dogs Best Friend, Ltd., specializes in family dog-training and treating aggression in dogs, and she is an immensely popular speaker around the country. She is the co-host of Calling All Pets, an animal behavior advice show syndicated to a hundred public radio stations, and works daily with four dogs (three border collies and a Great Pyrenees) on her sheep farm outside of Madison. Her Web site is www.dogsbestfriendtraining.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345446794
Author:
McConnell, Patricia
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
McConnell, Patricia B.
Author:
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
Author:
Mcconnell, Patricia Phd
Location:
New York
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Dogs - Care/Health
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Dog owners
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
345-007 - 345-009
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.58x6.36x.99 in. 1.20 lbs.

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