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The Other End of the Leash

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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, you’ll 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.

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Synopsis:

A fascinating glimpse into the world of dogs explores humans' relationships with their canine companions and the mysteries of human-canine communication, provides new insights into human and dog interaction, and explains how readers can retrain themselves to avoid sending conflicting messages to their pets. Reprint.

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, Dog’s 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Monkey see, monkey do — Translating primate to canine — Talking to each other — Planet Smell — Fun and play — Packmates — The truth about dominance — Patient dogs and wise humans — Personalities — Love and loss.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307489180
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Pets : Dogs - General
Author:
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
Author:
Mcconnell, Patricia Phd
Author:
Patricia B. McConnell
Author:
McConnell, Patricia B.
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Dog owners
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Dogs - Training
Subject:
Pets-Dog Care and Ownerships
Subject:
PETS / Dogs / General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030429
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

Related Subjects

Pets » Dogs » General
Pets » Dogs » Training
Pets » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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Product details 272 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307489180 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating glimpse into the world of dogs explores humans' relationships with their canine companions and the mysteries of human-canine communication, provides new insights into human and dog interaction, and explains how readers can retrain themselves to avoid sending conflicting messages to their pets. Reprint.
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