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Publisher Description

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 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.

Lifestyle & Home
June 4
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Quequig ,

The other end of the leach

The book was wonderful. It was informative and endearing. If you are looking for something strictly on dog training this might not be your first choice. But if you love your dogs this can help you to better understand how they think. I loved it and will buy a copy for my daughter since I'm not going to give her my iPad.

Gentle friend ,

Very I formative

I have read Patricia's book "for the love of the dog" which taught me a lot about my lovable reactive dog, Sox. This book is just as helpful. It gave me a lot of great ideas & good insights. She writes very reader friendly! Love this book.

Liz0006 ,

Invaluable insight for dog lovers of all kinds

A must read for the prospective, first time, experienced and lifelong dog owner, alike. An easy read, while highly informative book you'll want to read more than once.

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