Learn to communicate with your dogâ€”using their language
â€śGood reading for dog lovers and an immensely useful manual for dog owners.â€ťâ€”The Washington Post
An Applied Animal Behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty yearsâ€™ experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell reveals a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogsâ€”sharing insights on how â€śmanâ€™s best friendâ€ť might interpret our behavior, as well as essential advice on how to interact with our four-legged friends in ways that bring out the best in them.
After all, humans and dogs are two entirely different species, each shaped by its individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (as are wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. This marvelous guide demonstrates how even the slightest changes in our voices and in the ways we stand can help dogs understand what we want. Inside you will discover:
â€˘ How you can get your dog to come when called by acting less like a primate and more like a dog
â€˘ Why the advice to â€śget dominanceâ€ť over your dog can cause problems
â€˘ Why â€śrough and tumble primate playâ€ť can lead to troubleâ€”and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of mischief
â€˘ How dogs and humans share personality typesâ€”and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than â€śalpha wanna-bes!â€ť
Fascinating, insightful, and compelling, The Other End of the Leash is a book that strives to help you connect with your dog in a completely new wayâ€”so as to enrich that most rewarding of relationships.