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.
Was machen Hunde, wenn sie sich unbeobachtet fühlen? Wie denken sie, was fühlen sie, wie orientieren sie sich sich «in freier Wildbahn», welches Sozialverhalten legen sie an den Tag? Die Biologin und Verhaltensforscherin Elizabeth Marshall Thomas erzählt, was sie im eigenen Rudel von elf Tieren erlebt hat. Ob es um die Huskys Misha und Maria geht, den asthmatischen Mops Bingo oder den australischen Schäferhund Rider: Sie folgte den Wegen und dem Verhalten ihrer Tiere über Jahre hinweg und beschreibt, was sie dabei lernte, liebevoll, aber durchaus unsentimental. Antropomorhismus ist für sie kein Vorwurf. Früher als viele andere hat die Autorin teilnehmend beobachtet und beschrieben, nach welchen Regeln Hunde sich und ihr Leben organisieren, wenn Menschen nicht eingreifen.
Hunde sind nicht immer mutig: Die Evolution hatte noch nicht genug Zeit, sie auf das Leben in unserer modernen Gesellschaft mit all den zahllosen Umweltreizen und der Enge vorzubereiten. Angststörungen oder angstbedingte Verhaltensprobleme sind deshalb einer der größten Problemkomplexe, mit dem Hundehalter zu kämpfen haben. Nicole Wilde hat das bisher umfassendste Buch zum Thema geschrieben und gibt dem Hundehalter wirklich umsetzbare Tipps an die Hand. Wovor auch immer Ihr Hund sich fürchtet: Hier finden Sie und er Hilfe!. Verkriecht er sich zitternd, wenn es donnert, hat er Angst vor fremden Menschen, spielt er nicht mit anderen Hunden oder zuckt er zusammen, wenn er ins Auto einsteigen soll? Die Autorin beleuchtet die Ursachen, Entstehung und Auswirkungen angstbedingten Verhaltens ausführlich und macht Trainingsvorschläge, die nachvollziehbar in die Tat umzusetzen sind. Dabei kommen ausschließlich positive und gewaltfreie Methoden zum Einsatz.
Dieses Buch wirft eine revolutionäre, neue Perspektive auf unseren Umgang mit Hunden: Es beleuchtet unser Verhalten im Vergleich zu dem der Hunde! Als Doktorin der Zoologie, Tierverhaltenstherapeutin und Hundetrainerin mit mehr als zwanzig Jahren Praxiserfahrung betrachtet Patricia McConnell uns Menschen augenzwinkernd wie eine interessante Spezies von Säugetieren. Fundiert, aber höchst unterhaltsam beschreibt sie, wie wir uns in Gegenwart von Hunden verhalten, wie die Hunde unser Verhalten interpretieren (oder missverstehen) könnten und wie wir am besten mit unseren vierbeinigen Freunden umgehen, um das Beste aus ihnen herauszuholen. Beginnen Sie, Hundeverhalten aus der Sicht eines Hundes zu betrachten und Sie werden verstehen, warum vieles, das wie Ungehorsam Ihres Hundes aussieht, einfach ein großes Missverständnis ist. Denn wir sind Primaten, die Hunde Caniden - und sprechen folglich andere Sprachen! Hier erfahren Sie: - Wie Ihr Hund eher auf Zuruf kommt, wenn Sie sich weniger wie ein Affe und mehr wie ein Hund benehmen - Warum der Rat, "Dominanz" über den Hund erlangen zu müssen, Sie in Schwierigkeiten bringen kann - Welche Persönlichkeitstypen Menschen und Hunden gemeinsam sind und warum die meisten Hunde lieber mit großzügigen Herrschern als mit "Möchtegern-Alphas" zusammenleben - ... und vieles mehr! Zahlreiche kleine Geschichten, Erlebnisse und amüsante Begebenheiten am Rande machen dieses Buch zu einer Fundgrube für Aha-Erlebnisse, bei denen höchstes Lesevergnügen garantiert ist. So viel Spaß kann Verhaltensforschung machen!
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In the United States roughly 2 million people are incarcerated; billions of animals are held captive (and then killed) in the food industry every year; hundreds of thousands of animals are kept in laboratories; thousands are in zoos and aquaria; millions of "pets" are captive in our homes. Surprisingly, despite the rich ethical questions it raises, very little philosophical attention has been paid to questions raised by captivity. Though conditions of captivity vary widely for humans and for other animals, there are common ethical themes that imprisonment raises, including the value of liberty, the nature of autonomy, the meaning of dignity, and the impact of routine confinement on physical and psychological well-being. This volume brings together scholars, scientists, and sanctuary workers to address in fifteen new essays the ethical issues captivity raises. Section One contains chapters written by those with expert knowledge about particular conditions of captivity and includes discussion of how captivity is experienced by dogs, whales and dolphins, elephants, chimpanzees, rabbits, formerly farmed animals, and human prisoners. Section Two contains chapters by philosophers and social theorists that reflect on the social, political, and ethical issues raised by captivity, including discussions about confinement, domestication, captive breeding for conservation, the work of moral repair, dignity and an ethics of sight, and the role that coercion plays.
Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, Third Edition provides practical, step-by-step instructions for preparing and performing a wide range of veterinary assisting tasks. With expanded coverage of large animal and exotic restraint, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and feeding, digital radiography, and electronic medical records and client communication, this revised edition now includes why and when to perform each task with the preparation and procedure information. The book includes everything from appearance and professional language to equipment maintenance and dental and surgical assisting, making it equally useful for learning new techniques or as a memory refresher. Offering a detailed, comprehensive guide to all aspects of veterinary assisting, the book is written using an accessible, user-friendly style. A companion website offers figures from the book, downloadable flash cards, lesson plans, exams, a competency checklist, and concept maps. Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant is equally useful for acquiring new skills and gaining confidence in the veterinary practice, making it invaluable for veterinary assistant students and veterinary assistants of all experience levels.
Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog?If you walk your dog just 20 minutes a day, in ten years you will have walked far enough to cross the United States! With all that walking ahead for you and your dog, aren?t you ready for a new place to hike?The Baltimore region can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within an hour?s drive you can hike on sand trails, climb hills that leave you panting, walk some of the most historic ground in America, explore the estates of America?s wealthiest families or circle lakes and never lose sight of the water.The 50 Best Places To Hike With Your Dog in the Baltimore Region ranks the top 50 such places with your best friend in mind. Also reviewed are another 37 parks - all within 25 miles of the I-695 Beltway. Also included are:Maryland and Delaware beach regulations for dogs...Local dog parks...Outfitting your dog for a hike...Low impact hiking with your dog......and much more. So grab that leash and hit the trail!
Katie Brenner aus dem ländlichen Somerset hat einen Job in ihrer Traumstadt ergattert: London! Die Lockenmähne wird gebändigt, der unfeine Dialekt abgelegt – und das Großstadtleben kann beginnen. Doch Katies Chefin Demeter entpuppt sich als Tyrannin, die sie nicht nur dazu verdonnert, ihr den Ansatz nachzufärben, sondern sie auch aus heiterem Himmel wieder feuert. Warum musste Katie sich auch in Demeters Affäre Alex verlieben? Zum Glück braucht Katies Vater just in diesem Moment ihre Hilfe: Die heimische Somerset-Farm soll zum Glampingplatz werden. Und als der tatsächlich zum begehrten Reiseziel wird, tauchen dort plötzlich Demeter und Alex auf ...
The year is 3520 and planet Earth is on the verge of total destruction. Prophecy tells of two who would marry and right the imbalance which is destroying the Earth. Spirited, sixteen year-old Tara Youngling is chosen, to her horror, to be the bride of Derek Roberts, a man whom she has never met. Yet, she classifies him as a barbarian. Tara defies the order of the Elders by refusing to marry. As punishment for her selfish actions, she is sent to Earth's distant past to live among barbarians until she has a true change of heart. The copper haired beauty meets her match when she meets the mysterious, dark haired, sapphire eyed Wolf. He is everything she swore to hate in a man. Can she learn to love a man who has dominion over her? In order to save her world, will she accept her destiny and return home to marry the dashingly handsome Derek?
This story takes place in the vast and dreary forest of Mt. Saint Helens, five days before the devastating volcanic eruption of 1980. Despite several verbal warnings, a film crew of seven ventures onward to perform and film a dangerous B.A.S.E. jump, attracting the attention of the legendary Bigfoot. After an accidental death, the rest attempt to hike back to the safety of their departure point, Spirit Lake, only to be picked off during their horrific journey, one by one. Just as the mountain begins to erupt, they not only discover who Bigfoot is and where he came from, but what he really wants.
In the memoir Vet Noir, a seasoned veterinarian humorously recounts stories of animals she treated and the people who loved them. Robin Truelove Stronk owned her own veterinary practice in Vermont with her husband for twenty-four years where she often dealt with clients who expected too much, listened too little, arrived too late, and sometimes just fainted. With an entertaining style, Dr. Stronk shares not only her own professional challenges, but also the unique expectations of the animals' owners. From a New England dairy farmer who expected her to strip to the waist to assist his cow with a difficult birth, to the distraught owner who held her guinea pig up to the telephone so the veterinarian could hear the noise her pet was making, Dr. Stronk's anecdotes illuminate the delightful, sometimes tortuous, and very often amusing relationships between a pet, its owner, and the veterinarian. Vet Noir provides a light-hearted glimpse into the world of veterinary medicine where animals are unconditionally loved and the people are kind beyond measure, dedicated, and splendidly appreciative mostly when they are not being quirky, infuriating, and more often than not, unknowingly comical.
Dieses Buch ist das ungewöhnlichste Managementbuch des Jahres. Sein Credo: "Im Zentrum effizienter Führung steht seit jeher das Miteinander–der Weg über Befehl und Gehorsam führt nie zum Erfolg." Auch in der Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Hund geht es stets um die Wahrnehmung des Gegenübers. Das gilt auch in Unternehmen und im Wirtschaftsleben. DOG Management steht für eine Führungskultur in der Wirtschaft, aus der aufrichtige und wechselseitig geprägte Beziehungen hervorgehen–so wie im Idealfall bei Mensch und Hund jetzt auch zwischen Chef und Mitarbeiter. Mit den drei wichtigsten Eckpfeilern von Führung: uneingeschränktes Vertrauen, tiefe Bindung und grenzenlose Freiheit.
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of “survival of the fittest”—and invites us all to think and act more altruistically The phrase “survival of the fittest” conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness, makes the startling assertion that altruism is the key to lasting personal and societal success. In fact, altruism defines us: Natural selection favored those early humans who cooperated in groups, and with survival more assured, our altruistic ancestors were free to devote brainpower to developing intelligence, language, and culture—our very humanity. Klein’s groundbreaking findings lead him to a vexing question: If we’re really hard-wired to act for one another’s benefit, why aren’t we all getting along? He believes we’ve learned to mistrust our instincts because success is so often attributed to selfish ambition, and with an extraordinary array of material—current research on genetics and the brain, economics, social psychology, behavioral and anthropological experiments, history, and modern culture—he makes the case that generosity for its own sake remains the best way to thrive.

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