27th out of 46 books — 29 voters
How To Be The Leader Of The Pack...And Have Your Dog Love You For It. ("How To" Booklets From Dog's Best Friend)
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
Published January 1st 2007 by McConnell Publishing Limited
(first published January 1st 1996)
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Dec 02, 2013 Ana Domingos rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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
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
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.
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.
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...moreMore about Patricia B. McConnell...