The Other End Of The Leash

Author: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307489180
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Cesar S Way

Author: Cesar Millan
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9780307382054
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In Cesar’s Way, Cesar Millan—nationally recognized dog expert and star of National Geographic Channel’s hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan—helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviors. From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense—his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar’s Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions. Cesar’s formula for a contented and balanced dog seems impossibly simple: exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order. Taking readers through the basics of dog psychology and behavior, Cesar shares the inside details of some of his most fascinating cases, using them to illustrate how common behavior issues develop and, more important, how they can be corrected. You'll learn: • What your dog really needs may not be what you’re giving him • Why a dog’s natural pack instincts are the key to your happy relationship • How to relate to your dog on a canine level • There are no “problem breeds,” just problem owners • How to choose a dog who’s right for you and your family • The difference between discipline and punishment • And much more! Filled with fascinating anecdotes about Cesar’s longtime clients, and including forewords by the president of the International Association of Canine Professionals and Jada Pinkett Smith, this is the only book you’ll need to forge a stronger, more rewarding connection with your four-legged companion. Also available as a Random House AudioBook

On My Honor

Author: Shannon Kleiber
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402267940
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In 1911, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low was widowed I and completely unsure of what to do with her life when a chance meeting changed her course forever. Determined and inspired by a belief that young girls and women should be taught to rely not on their husbands and fathers but on themselves, Daisy founded the Girl Scouts of the USA the next year. One hundred years later, Daisy's life lessons still motivate and encourage thousands of young girls and women across the country through the Girl Scout organization . Shannon Henry Kleiber gives Daisy's classic, timeless advice a modern focus that is sure to inspire women of all generations. learn from Daisy's words of wisdom and strive to: •Known Yourself and Be Yourself •Love Living Things •Give to Others •Be a Sister •Challenge Yourself "Have you ever stopped to think that your most constant companion throughout life will be yourself? You will always have this body, this mind, and this spirit that you call 'I,'" — How Girls Can Help Their Country (1916) /body /html

Pets Need A Life Too A Guide To Enriching The Life Of Your Pet

Author: Miss Gillian Shippen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409233006
Size: 64.10 MB
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Yes this is another dog book but it's a different dog book than any other you have read before; this is a breakthrough resource for dog owners that will revolutionise life with your pet. Drawing on over 17 years of Veterinary Nursing experience and a special passion for environmental enrichment, the book came about after repeated requests from clients craving information on how to enrich the life of their pet. Click on the preview button to have a sneak peak at a comprehensive guide, in an easy to read format, packed with useful information the reader can go back to time and again. Providing practical tips covering food and feeding, work, play, fabulous toys for your dog and where to buy them; what a fabulous gift for any dog owner.

The Education Of Will

Author: Patricia B. McConnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501150200
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Bestselling author and internationally renowned animal psychologist and dog trainer Patricia McConnell “gives a voice to those who can’t speak in words and provides hope for fearful animals everywhere” (Temple Grandin) in this powerful and uplifting memoir about healing. World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn’t just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth. Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for a young Border Collie named Will, whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core. In order to save Will from this dangerous behavior, she must find her own will to heal, and along the way learn that will power by itself is not enough. Interweaving enlightening stories of her clients’ dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, this is a “compassionate account of the reclamation of the author's life from abuse and shame. An uplifting story of hope about how both dogs and humans need "a sense that they are not helpless victims" (Kirkus Reviews).

For The Love Of A Dog

Author: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307420572
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Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we vary. As behaviorist and zoologist Dr. Patricia McConnell tells us in this remarkable new book about emotions in dogs and in people, more and more scientists accept the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives, exhibiting a wide range of feelings including fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love. In For the Love of a Dog, McConnell suggests that one of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they express emotions in ways similar to humans. After all, who can communicate joy better than a puppy? But not all emotional expressions are obvious, and McConnell teaches both beginning dog owners and experienced dog lovers how to read the more subtle expressions hidden behind fuzzy faces and floppy ears. For those of us who deeply cherish our dogs but are sometimes baffled by their behavior, For the Love of a Dog will come as a revelation–a treasure trove of useful facts, informed speculation, and intriguing accounts of man’s best friend at his worst and at his very best. Readers will discover how fear, anger, and happiness underlie the lives of both people and dogs and, most important, how understanding emotion in both species can improve the relationship between them. Thus McConnell introduces us to the possibility of a richer, more rewarding relationship with our dogs. While we may never be absolutely certain what our dogs are feeling, with the help of this riveting book we can understand more than we ever thought possible. Those who consider their dogs part of the family will find For the Love of a Dog engaging, enlightening, and utterly engrossing.

Life Lessons From My Dog

Author: Patricia Budd Kepler
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462840809
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One fall day, I found myself in the car holding on to a squirmy, very adorable puppy. We were taking her home. From the moment we picked her up, she became my mentor, teaching me life lessons without ever trying. She loved the world and all of us. She became a wonderful traveler, and over time, she became socialized. She taught me patience, got me through some rough times, showed me how to be playful, and strengthened me spiritually. I began to record some of our experiences together. Those reflections became this book. The book ends with her first birthday and our celebration of Dog who opened insights to God.

My Dog Pulls What Do I Do

Author: Turid Rugaas
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1929242239
Size: 52.63 MB
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Is walking your dog a tug-of-war? At last, a simple way to teach your dog to walk on a leash without pulling your arm off! Norwegian dog trainer, Turid Rugaas, internationally known for her ground-breaking work on canine body language and author of On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, turns her attention to the common problem of dogs that pull while on a leash. In My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? you will learn Turids quick and easy method to train any age, size or breed of dog to walk calmly and quietly on a loose leash. Her approach is humane and based on a solid understanding of why dogs pull and how to work with the dogs nature and the environment to overcome the problem. City, town or country walking will become more relaxed, reducing stress for dog and owner. My Dog Pulls explains: Why dogs develop pulling problems.Simple steps to retraining even a vigorous puller.How to rehabilitate the puller with clear, helpful photographs. Correct use of leashes, collars and harnesses. What works, what doesnt.Troubleshooting problems that arise in training.

Dogs Are From Neptune

Author: Jean Donaldson
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1617810088
Size: 20.61 MB
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But people are on another planet! Dogdom's most influential dog trainer and behaviorist, Jean Donaldson, is back with a newly revised and expanded edition of her popular Dogs are from Neptune. In 41 essays, Jean highlights the common and frequently wrong-headed notions people have about why dogs behave the way they do, and explains what really motivates your pooch and how to change behavior. Jean's innovative ideas are delivered via quirky and witty-but always scientifically based-essays will help create "Aha!" moments for every dog lover on earth. If you loved Jean's best selling The Culture Clash, you will enjoy learning more about the dogs who inhabit planet Neptune and the people who don't! Your dog is from Neptune-narrow the gap by learning more about: The truth-and power-of consequences and how you can use them to train your dog. The best ways to deal with common problem behaviors including guarding, separation anxiety and fear. Why you should be skeptical of anyone whose training techniques and philosophies sound appealing but cannot be backed up with scientific evidence. Dispel common myths associated with using food in training, dominance and whether playing tug with your dog really encourages aggression. While we may be on different planets, learn how the fundamentals of behavior apply equally to dogs and people. Why it seems that owners become more attentive trainers when they dress their dogs in costumes!