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

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    Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an ethologist and certified applied animal behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for more twenty-two years. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience. Her nationally syndicated radio show, Calling All Pets, played in more than 110 cities for fourteen years and her television show Petline played onAnimal Planet for two and a half years. She was the behavior columnist forThe Bark magazine (“The New Yorker of dog magazines”—Time) and is adjunct professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching “The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships.” Dr. McConnell is a much sought-after speaker and seminar presenter, speaking to training organizations, veterinary conferences, academic meetings, and animal shelters around the world about dog and cat behavior, and on science-based and humane solutions to serious behavioral problems. She is the author of thirteen books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed booksThe Other End of the Leash (translated into fourteen languages), For the Love of a Dog,and Tales of Two Species. She lives with her Border Collies, Willie and Maggie, her rescue Cavalier Spaniel, Tootsie, and a very spoiled flock of sheep, and suffers from separation anxiety when she leaves them.


    From the Hardcover edition.
    The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing onour 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.

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    ISBN 9780345446787
    Genre PETS / Dogs / General
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 2003-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ballantine Books
    Copyright Year 20030601
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.54 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Mcconnell, Patricia
    Dimensions n/a

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      i've read many dog books, and this one rates as one of my top 5. the information about communicating with our dogs, and how they read our communication, is invaluable for me. easily readable, sweet anecdotes to make th epoints- i'm a much better human for my dog now. totally recommend.

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      If there is a dog in your life, take the time to read this book. O'Connell explains why we act the way we do around dogs and why they respond as they do. A fascinating journey with a dog behaviorist - we are privy to her sessions with clients as well as her experiences with her own dogs. This book can help you approach your own dog relationships with a better understanding of human-dog interactions to make everyone involved happier! As one who has been living with and training dogs for competition for over 22 years, I was thrilled with this book. You will be, too.

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