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Head of the Pack: Chester Gigolo’s Advanced Dog Training Secrets

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Head of the Pack: Chester Gigolo’s Advanced Dog Training Secrets

Head of the Pack

By: Christina Potter
Publisher: Aperture Press
Publication Date: August 2017
ISSBN: 978-0997302097
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Overview Day: March 19, 2018

Pet trainer and creator Christina Potter, in her 3rd guide in the “Chester Gigolo” collection, provides a guide that is a good deal of entertaining to browse whilst, extra importantly, offering readers a large amount of very practical information on canine coaching.

Head of the Pack is divided into sixteen chapters that take a look at numerous elements of the canine planet that will enable you teach your puppy. The e-book opens with an introduction that shares how a lot canines get pleasure from human companionship and how it functions finest when equally doggy and human recognize each and every other. So, how do you strengthen your ability to communicate with your pet dog? That is what the reserve is all about.

Right away in the first chapter, the author provided tips that drew me in and manufactured me want to go through the rest of the e-book. “Blur the traces among actively playing and training, and you will have a canine that is delighted to perform with you any time.” From there, she goes on to make clear that you must be business but not too company. How? She employs an analogy of a spaghetti noodle that functions completely to get her level throughout. The chapters are reasonably short – most are three or four web pages – and everything is very quick to understand.

Head of the Pack is “penned” by Chester Gigolo, a Berger Picard, and he’s one particular good dog. Chester shares his coaching expertise on a wide vary of subjects from knowing what every breed has been bred for (and making use of that awareness to choose the appropriate dog as nicely as making use of their innate instincts to benefit when teaching) to how typically to give treats and even what type of treats get the job done best. And as opposed to a lot of pet dog coaching manuals that provide recommendations in a dry, dull way, Chester is fairly amusing and entertaining. He livens up every chapter with commentary – for instance, when chatting about obtaining treats, “march into the kitchen, load up on yummy treats – in your palms, not in your tummy – and let us get begun.”

There is a great deal of valuable info in this book that both equally to start with-time canine house owners and additional state-of-the-art canine admirers will discover from. What I significantly appreciated is that the author did not just share her views and say “it is effective for me, it’ll perform for you.” Somewhat, she backs up her statements with study from close to the world, noting the scientists/institutions/journals, how the checks were executed, and the results. When I’ve had canine all my everyday living and like to feel I know what I’m undertaking when training, I certainly uncovered a whole lot from this reserve. Did you know that tail wagging does not normally indicate a puppy is pleased? What about growling? For tricks, the author advises applying your dog’s breed to aid determine what tricks will be best for your canine to discover and then follows up with numerous serious daily life examples that demonstrate how different breeds react to the similar circumstance. And speaking of tricks, chapter 10 (smack dab in the center of the reserve) is committed to trick teaching. There are 25 methods dissected in these types of a way that yet again, it is really effortless to see how to educate every single trick. Most are also accompanied by a photo of a canine doing the trick. I “pet-examined” several of the tips on my pet Rocco (a dachshund/yorkie blend who is lovable but not the brightest light-weight bulb in the pack), and he was in a position to comply with my lead and do the tips. That is itself is value the selling price of this e book!

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