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

10 thoughts on “The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

  1. Jennifer (aka EM) Jennifer (aka EM) says:

    This is animal behavioural science, not dog whispering, and it should be required reading for everyone who has a dog, is thinking of getting a dog, or is at all interested in dogs It s a necessary antidote or at least counterpoint to the wolf pack dominance school of dog training.The book is structured to compare and contrast primate including human behaviours and their underlying meaning with canine wolf and dog behaviours McConnel

  2. Shirley Shirley says:

    I d read anything she writes She s a wonderful writer and I can never learn enough about dogs.

  3. Tina Tina says:

    I had been struggling with the idea of training my golden retriever puppy I had been reading everything in sight because I wanted to do the right thing and in the process have a well behaved dog It came as a surprise to me that , as educated as I thought I was becoming , problems still snuck in Ms McConnel s book completely changed my way of thinking I now relish the challenge of trying to communicate in a very loving but firm way wit

  4. Celia Celia says:

    This was a fascinating book about the psychology of dogs, but based on a muchscientific approach than Cesar Millan s version of dog psychology This is not so much a training manual, but part advice, part memoir, part comedy I found the difference between a primate approach and a dog approach to things so interesting, and Patricia McConnell is a very engaging writer I loved all her anecdotes about sheep herding As someone who has owned

  5. Straw Straw says:

    4 1 2 for this one..I am desperate to understand how to communicate with my dog and this book sets the stage for that I m a snotty academic with a Master s in Anthro so, I also love the fact that an individual with a background in ethology is describing not only canine behavior but our own primate actions reactions I ll definitely be reading her other books.

  6. Donna Donna says:

    I learned a few things from the book about my interactions with my dog, but mostly, it is not a very engaging read I couldn t finish it.I could not get over the author s short, but frequent, quips to remind us how qualified she is to be writing about the subject at hand OKAY, we get it You got a PhD Let s leave it alone now Chances are, people already acknowledge your qualifications if they picked up your bookThe other major problem I ha

  7. Anneliese Anneliese says:

    this is one of my all time favorite books i love the way P.M writes, including anecdotes and then going through to explain the details of what she thinks about it i think everyone who owns a dog should read this book.

  8. Stringy Stringy says:

    What a great book, a must for everyone with a dog in their family McConnell explores how dogs and humans have a lot in common but are separated by our different languages She explains how you can communicate in a way that any canine can understand, and put that to practical use with your pet.I like her down to earth admissions that even the best dog trainers sometimes repeat commands and raise their voices, even though they know it doesn t

  9. Miles Miles says:

    Reading this book will change the way you interact with dogs, and for the better We have a 2 year old pit corso, Ramona, who was sometimes slow to respond to our input, though it was clear that she wanted to please After modifying my behavior around her based on McConnell s advice, Ramona s response is near instantaneous, cheerful, and confident.Note that I started, and finished, this book yesterday and am already speaking in the past tense

  10. Stef Stef says:

    I really enjoyed this book It is so weird because I have read so many puppy books, but Charlie is reallydog than puppy now, and it is time i face facts I no longer have any use on the how to books, and i want athoughtful perspective of dog human interaction which before, to be honest, i couldn t really understand these books until owning a dog In this book, the author compares the social structure of dogs as they have descended from wolves t

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