Leader of the Pack: How to Take Control of Your Relationship with Your Dog

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Experienced animal behaviorists Nancy Baer and Steve Duno demonstrate that dogs, like their wolf cousins, are essentially pack animals and need to establish dominance. In this practical, straightforward training book you will learn how to take a firm lead and the specific steps required to eliminate the aggressive attitude of your dog. No matter what kind of dog you have, the real life examples and simple, nonconfrontational exercises in Leader of the Pack will help both of you live happily ever after. Discover ...
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Overview

Experienced animal behaviorists Nancy Baer and Steve Duno demonstrate that dogs, like their wolf cousins, are essentially pack animals and need to establish dominance. In this practical, straightforward training book you will learn how to take a firm lead and the specific steps required to eliminate the aggressive attitude of your dog. No matter what kind of dog you have, the real life examples and simple, nonconfrontational exercises in Leader of the Pack will help both of you live happily ever after. Discover how to take charge; why treating your dog as an equal can get both of you in trouble; why hitting your dog is futile; what are the right and wrong ways to walk your dog; how to initiate behavior and give only earned praise; how to selectively limit the dog's freedom of movement; how to feed a food-aggressive dog; how to prevent your dog from jumping up, leaning, or stepping on your feet; and much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061010194
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 280,501
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 Leaders Eat First 1
Ch. 2 Leaders Initiate and Control Interactions 13
Ch. 3 Leaders Maintain a Dominant Posture 36
Ch. 4 Leaders Go First 54
Ch. 5 Leaders Control Their Space and Possessions 77
Ch. 6 Leaders Protect Their Packs 98
Ch. 7 Leaders are Calm, Fair, and Confident 116
Ch. 8 What Next? 129
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2005

    DID WE NEED HELP!!

    My Rhodesian Ridgeback really needed me to read this book! He's much more confident now and EAGER to obey. I had been doing so many things the wrong way and it was confusing him. The authors explain things from the dog's point of view.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2002

    excellent book for the dominate or aggressive dog

    I started working with a 1 1/2 year old german shepard who was somewhat aggressive and thought he was top dog with everyone. This book gave me the tools to completely retrain this dog and allowing me to show/teach him where his 'place in the pack' was. Isch did a 360 in his personality, becoming more submissive, cooperative and eager to please. He became a joy to train and work with.

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