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The Social Lives Of Dogs

Author : Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
ISBN : 9780743422369
Genre : Pets
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Explores how dogs adapt to life with their human owners, contributing to a comfortable environment by making adjustments, accomodating to newcomers, and forming alliances within the household's various subgroups. Reprint.

The Other End Of The Leash

Author : Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
ISBN : 0307489183
Genre : Pets
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Contemporary Authors

Author : Scot Peacock
ISBN : 0787646040
Genre : Authors
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The Incidental Guru

Author : Cindy Stone
ISBN : 1553662415
Genre : Psychology
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Imagine the Dalai Lama, renowned psychiatrist Scott Peck and a temperamental mutt named Harry on a long walk where the topic of conversation is emotional healing? Prepare for an illuminating journey. Respected psychotherapist, Cindy Stone, shares an inspiring and insightful tale about how she met her incidental guru, an abandoned and rebellious dog whose defensive manner helped unveil touchstone elements for profound self awareness and developing intimate and satisfying relationships. Whether relating with our partner, family, friends, co-workers, or pets, The Incidental Guru will touch our souls with wisdom and insight encouraging us all to relate to both animals and people with greater understanding and compassion.

The Smile Of A Dolphin

Author : Marc Bekoff
ISBN : UCSD:31822029541885
Genre : Nature
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A fascinating look at the complex emotional lives of animals presents firsthand accounts by leading animal behavior researchers that offer a compelling argument that humans are not the only creatures to experience emotion, in a collection that includes contributions by Jane Goodall, Roger and Deborah Fouts, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, and others. 25,000 first printing.

Book Review Digest

Author : H.W. Wilson Company
ISBN : UOM:39015078261925
Genre : Books
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Braille Books

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN : UOM:39015079914845
Genre : Blind
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Against The Grain

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ISBN : UOM:39015063375177
Genre : Acquisitions (Libraries)
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Public Library Core Collection

Author : John Greenfieldt
ISBN : 0824210948
Genre : Public libraries
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Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : UOM:39015078416560
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