Book Reviews of The Latchkey Dog : How the Way You Live Shapes the Behavior of the Dog You Love

The Latchkey Dog : How the Way You Live Shapes the Behavior of the Dog You Love
The Latchkey Dog How the Way You Live Shapes the Behavior of the Dog You Love
Author: Jodi Andersen
ISBN-13: 9780062736666
ISBN-10: 0062736663
Publication Date: 3/1/2002
Pages: 224
Rating:
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4.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: HarperResource
Book Type: Paperback
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i found this a very interesting perspective on dog behavior. A pretty simple read, and something to consider if you have pets that are home alone for lengths of time.
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This was an enjoyable, entertaining & educational book. Oh, it was a little redundant, but it had many amusing anecdotes and helpful hints that, so far, work with Chief pretty well. But he is a fast learner, which I am sure is a big part of it. There wasn't much information on pits, or even a mention of Australian Cattle Dogs, so that was a bit of a disappointment. Still, it was a fast and fun read.
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This is THE BEST dog/human relationship book. To understand canine behavior you must understand pack sociology. The smallest loving action may set in motion the creation/development of the "Dog From Hell". The smallest loving action may set in motion the creation/development of the finest companion/friend dog you pray for. Good info for anyone who already has a dog, and especially good for the prospective dog human companion. A wonderful read, and a thoughtful gift for friends who already have a dog.
The first time I read "Latchkey" I learned that I MUST put food in my mouth before I fed my dog. I changed my behavior and suddenly any command I gave got immediate and full compliance. Alpha eats first, the rest of the pack eats by the grace of alpha. In feeding my dog, then sitting dowm to eat, I confused my dog/friend regarding which of the two of us was Alpha. Easy fix thanks to the info from "Latchkey"
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dogs home alone!!!