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.
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.
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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.
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!
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!
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?
Schluss mit dem Grübeln und Herummäkeln! Sara Eckel räumt endlich auf mit all den Mythen des Singleseins – von „Du bist zu wählerisch“ über „Du bist zu verzweifelt“ bis „Du bist zu emanzipiert“. Anstatt den Frauen zu predigen, was sie alles falsch machen, plädiert sie dafür, auf all die Dinge im Leben zu achten, die schon richtig sind. Denn es gibt nicht einen bestimmten Grund, warum man Single ist. Man ist es einfach. Ein wunderbares Mutmachbuch für all die wunderbaren Frauen, denen nur noch der richtige Mann fehlt. Und der findet sich auch noch!
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.
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.
From the author of the global best-seller, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, comes a brand new serial novel set in the heart of London. 'Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteelly crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico. This is the home patch of - among others - a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights. Loafers, wine merchants, vitamin evangelists and the occasional psychoanalyst pass each other on the stairs of this delightful metropolitan des res. With his trademark wit, charm and lightness of touch, Alexander McCall Smith introduces a colourful cast of characters, full of the life, laughter and humanity so beloved in his writing.
Eddy Shade was your average police detective. That is until one evening he witnesses a mans bizarre murder. Despite the mans death being dismissed as natural causes Eddy decides to pursue the case anyways. A decision that will forever change his life. Eddy will learn that monsters and magic are not only real, but are everywhere, and that perhaps one of the most dangerous of all may be the very thing he is looking for.
A FUR-EVER FAMILY Baker Lily Langtry isn't one to commit to anything more than her mouthwatering pastries. So when a puppy appears at her door, she's stunned at her new responsibilities…and how quick she is to fall for the adorable creature. But Lily gets more than she bargains for when she takes the cute canine to visit strikingly handsome town vet Christopher Whitman. Unaware of the Matchmaking Mamas' scheme to bring them together, Lily and Christopher give in to an immediate attraction. The good doctor shows her the ropes—or leash—in pet ownership…among other things, which causes Lily to question her fear of love. Can this shy beauty take a chance on the strong, steadfast man of her dreams?
A New York Times Notable Book On Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween, some citizens of Detroit try to burn down their neighborhoods for an international audience of fire buffs. This gripping and often heartbreaking tour of the “Murder Capital of America” often seems lit by those same fires. But as a native Detroiter, Ze’ev Chafets also shows us the city beneath the crime statistics—its ecstatic storefront churches; its fearful and embittered white suburbs; its cops and criminals; and the new breed of black officials who are determined to keep Detroit running in the midst of appalling dangers and indifference.