How To Be The Leader Of The Pack...And Have Your Dog Love You For It. ("How To" Booklets From Dog's Best Friend)
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How To Be The Leader Of The Pack...And Have Your Dog Love You For It. ("How To" Booklets From Dog's Best Friend)

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Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in this booklet are based on the way dogs com...more
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Published January 1st 2007 by McConnell Publishing Limited (first published January 1st 1996)
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Ana Domingos
Gostei, um livrinho pequeno que se lê num instante com boas dicas acerca de como manter a liderança. Atenção que ser líder não significa ser o "alpha" ou o "dominante" ou outras balelas do género. Significa apenas que devemos manter regras e não deixar o cão enlouquecer e fazer tudo o que lhe dá na gana, e isto faz-se aplicando, entre outras coisas, o castigo negativo do condicionamento operante, assim como o reforço positivo. Dou apenas 3 estrelas pois, para quem já está um pouco por dentro des...more
Michelle
We just brought a new rescue dog into our home -- one that is younger, less trained and more stressed than our previous dog was when we got her. This took me about ten minutes to read, and it won't be the only dog training book that I'll read, or the only training activity we'll undertake, but it provides us with some basic behavioral understanding and actions that will help minimize mistakes in the short term. This book is also good if you have, or will be sharing a home with, an already-traine...more
Kartika
Useful info for the addition of a pup to the household...
Joseph Schlag
quick read, full of insights
Crystal
I was disappointed to see that it is only about 20 pages long. Not really a book, more of a pamphlet. But it was full of helpful information. Short, sweet and to the point. Written so it is easily understood. A nice compliment to her book I have by this author, The Other End of the Leash.
Chris
Jun 03, 2011 Chris rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Chris by: my dog's trainer
This is a *very* short and simple read. There are not a lot of training tips, but the tips that are suggested make a lot of sense in working with dogs. I tried a couple of the techniques immediately, and they had the desired effect on my new addition.
Liz S.
Amazing how so much relevant knowledge is found in these few pages. I would recommend this book to anyone who has/is thinking of getting a dog. In my opinion, would make loving your dog and your dog loving you a much more rewarding experience
JD
More of a pamphlet than a book, but includes some interesting thoughts on training your dog. I thought some of it was a bit too severe. Tug of war and horsing around are family pastimes!
Aga Artka
Quick little read on how to dominate your dog in a smart way. No force, just a few simple rules. It's a good reminder for all dog owners, small and large, young and old.
Erika Floyd
Easy to read, quick, and simple to understand with excellent training tips and behavior/body identifying. Good hand out for all multi-dog owners.
Alexis
Mar 04, 2012 Alexis rated it 3 of 5 stars
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nothing I didn't already know, but a good reminder and charmingly written. This would be a great book for brand new dog owners!
Dixie
This is *terrific.* I recommend it for any & all dog owners (and have given it to literally dozens).
Keira Wickliffe Berger
Very good for helping train your dog. short and to the point.
Jennifer
One of her many additions to "The Other End of the Leash"
Melanie
Nice little basic pamphlet one can refer back to.
Emily
Aug 06, 2011 Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars
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basically, nothing in life is free.
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Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, (CAAB) has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars. Patricia has seen clients for serious behavioral problems since 1988, and i...more
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