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How to Be the Leader of the Pack: And Have Your Dog Love You for It! [Paperback]

Patricia B. McConnell
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Jan. 1 2007
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 and teach your dog that being polite is fun, 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 communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand. An essential part of any canine library!

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed reaction Jan. 13 2004
Format:Paperback
I've read several different dog training and behavior books, and Patricia McConnell is one of the best... and one of the funniest. Everything in this pamphlet is good advice, and good things to be reminded of. We have a problem in our household with different "standards" for our dog, so I will leave this book around the house hoping my DH reads it. It is short, so he might, and if he tries some of the suggestions it would solve many problems. Pushy begging, refusals to give back stolen objects, you get the idea -- involving the dog and DH.
So yes, this book is an excellent resource for new dog owners or dog owners that are having problems. It is a short read, so it is good for experienced owners to look at to. I earmarked a few passages to remind myself to work on those things with the dog myself.
However, this is not The Other End of the Leash. There isn't anything new or deeply in depth in this pamphlet, and having read other of McConnell's writing, I was hoping it would have some new insights. So I was a little disappointed.
But the trainer's assistant in me is delighted that there is a brief and clear pamphlet with a lot of good advice in it that I could hand to a student and expect them to read it, understand it, and learn gentle things they can do to improve their relationship with their dog from it. McConnell clearly wrote this because she found that many of her human clients (she is a behavioral consultant and trainer) needed this information, and wouldn't it be nice if she could hand them a pamphlet so they could easily remember what she explained to them. And yes, the information in this pamphlet could certainly help reduce the number of dogs visiting the behaviorist or the humane society. So, brava on that score.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy helpful Dog Training March 8 2014
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McConnell's writing is clear and her results are good. What more could you ask? The book is small and good... doesn't have to be long to be good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book for everyone Jan. 17 2014
Format:Paperback
This is the real pack you want to create - a family. Great book by a fantastic lady. No ridiculous statements about dominating your dog or using harsh tools to train.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is not a book--It's a 12 page pamphlet May 24 2012
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$10 for a 12 page pamphlet? I was very disappointed when I recieved this. This item is listed under "books", though I guess if it were a children's book it would be almost long enough. The content is available on 100 different web sites for free.
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172 of 175 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed reaction Jan. 13 2004
By cammykitty - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I've read several different dog training and behavior books, and Patricia McConnell is one of the best... and one of the funniest. Everything in this pamphlet is good advice, and good things to be reminded of. We have a problem in our household with different "standards" for our dog, so I will leave this book around the house hoping my DH reads it. It is short, so he might, and if he tries some of the suggestions it would solve many problems. Pushy begging, refusals to give back stolen objects, you get the idea -- involving the dog and DH.
So yes, this book is an excellent resource for new dog owners or dog owners that are having problems. It is a short read, so it is good for experienced owners to look at to. I earmarked a few passages to remind myself to work on those things with the dog myself.
However, this is not The Other End of the Leash. There isn't anything new or deeply in depth in this pamphlet, and having read other of McConnell's writing, I was hoping it would have some new insights. So I was a little disappointed.
But the trainer's assistant in me is delighted that there is a brief and clear pamphlet with a lot of good advice in it that I could hand to a student and expect them to read it, understand it, and learn gentle things they can do to improve their relationship with their dog from it. McConnell clearly wrote this because she found that many of her human clients (she is a behavioral consultant and trainer) needed this information, and wouldn't it be nice if she could hand them a pamphlet so they could easily remember what she explained to them. And yes, the information in this pamphlet could certainly help reduce the number of dogs visiting the behaviorist or the humane society. So, brava on that score.
72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT Jan. 4 2004
By Abigail Staff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Patricia is an excellent animal behaviorist and I recommend all her books. This one is the best one yet.

Trisha is not a dog trainer--she is an animal behaviorist, this is what makes all the difference! Think of an animal behaviorist as a "root-cause" analyzer of behavior. Training only helps to train the pet to do a certain action but it does not get at the root cause of the response or behavior (like inadvertantly rewarding the behavior, you would be amazed at how many of us do this).

One of my dogs has had dog training with Dogs Best Friend and they have the kindest and most dog-friendly ways of teaching!! Patricia's dog training classes teaches us that 99.9% of dog training consists of training the human, not the dog. Patricia teachs us how although we may be animals, the messages we send to our best friends are much different. For example, we may smile at our dog or attempt to hug it, but in dog language that is an act of aggression! In this book she tries to teach us how to behave more like dogs, and less like people (however crazy that sounds). One thing I remember from Dogs Best Friend training was a trainer whom had a family pet as a child who only responded to "sit, sit, sit, sit." It would not answer to just the command "sit." Patricia teaches us the value of the 1-word command, and the usage of positive, rewards-based training. This book is more than just a training book it provides valuable insight into the way dogs think. You will be amazed at how much your pet can learn when you start speaking their language! This book teaches us to think about how we are behaving in front of our dogs, and how important it is to "Be the leader of the pack, A benevolent leader," as she would say.

Any dog lover is at a loss without this book. For more on Trisha, those of you whom can tune in to Wisconsin Public Radio, Saturdays Trisha hosts a program called "Calling all Pets" which answers pet related problems. I do believe you can view past shows on WPR's website.

Best of luck in the care of your dog, and remember--your behavior can mean the difference between having a good pet and having a great pet!
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction Aug. 22 2005
By Carla - Published on Amazon.com
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This pamphlet is a wonderful introduction into developing a the leader relationship with your family's canine companion. It introduces the concept of NILIF "Nothing In Life is Free", a positive training method used to place humans in the alpha role of the pack. It is also often used on proven aggressive dogs, but is better to do it right from the start. I would not recommend using the pamphlet as the sole source for training the family dog, but it's an excellent start. A very fast read with easy, understandable language. Highly recommended. Excellent gift for every new dog owning family.
114 of 136 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Cliff Notes of Puppy 101 Feb. 12 2003
By Anonymustly - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I guess I should have paid more attention to the number of pages contained in this book. When I received it, I was glad I'd paid so little for it. Unfortunately I didn't learn anything new about my 'pack' from this book having been through various courses of beginning and advanced training with both my dogs.
That said, this is a great book for kids as it is short and to the point and I don't think it's too complicated. Same goes for an adult who is getting their first dog, or not necessarily their 'first' dog, but the first one they get once they leave their parents house.
The recommendations in this book are all tried and true and have worked for me and it's a very good start to getting your dog to know who the big dog is at your house.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Simple instructions but a bit brief Aug. 22 2005
By Philippa J. Hall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I didn't learn anything new from this booklet but it covers the basics that a first time dog owner may not know. Its size makes it great to carry around or to pass along to someone who needs it. I found it was easier to give to a friend who's dog rules the house and hopefully it didn't seem too pushy. It seems less offensive if you drop off a simple booklet rather than burying them under a huge book outlining all the things they're doing wrong with a pet. Its great at home too because I can leave this lying around in our living room and certain family members may actually read something this short.

However, the fact that its very brief means it should probably not be the only book read on the topic. Hopefully it will interest them enough to go find out more. I'd call it a portable, quick reference guide.
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