Bryan Bailey: Embracing the Wild in Your Dog an Understanding of the Authors of Our Dogs Behavior Nature and the Wolf



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Fairy tale world where dogs possess the same moral consciousness and sense of altruism as attributed to humans has led to a drastic increase in leash laws dogs being outlawed in a rising number of city and national parks some beds being banned in several states an alarming escalation of aggression towards humans a rising cost in homeowner and business insurance and a record number of clinically maladaptive dogs This book is not a training book It does not cover obedience topics such as heel sit down stay and chime Instead it s about ighting the ship of American dog ownership by changing our perception of our dogs It is about the author growing up in the Alaskan Wild under the tutelage and guardianship of a Special Forces survival instructor who introduced him to the ways of wolves and the similarities they shared with dogs It is about the wisdom and splendour of nature and the many life lessons she provides Mostly it is about developing a deep understanding of the authors of your dog s behaviour nature and the wolf In doing so you will truly learn who and what your dog really is and the whys and hows of its behaviour You will learn the tools that nature gave them to survive in both the mountains and our homes You will learn how activating and deactivating natural impulses and mechanisms in your dog will lead to the harmonious existence and the control you always dreamed of Most of all you will come to embrace the wild in your dog and the grace and the peace that is breathed into its acceptance ReviewGoodness I m not entirely sure where I should start Parts of the synopsis I agree with parts I most definitely do not Where the author grew up together with his experiences and culture have clearly influenced his opinions about the similarities between dogs and wolves I m willing to bet that should he have been born elsewhere his views would be entirely different As a multiple owner of dogs rescued Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls from certain death at the hands of man this was always going to be a hard sell to me I ve seen with my own eyes how much psychological damage and distress can be caused by human s improper treatment of dogs There is a part in this book that concerns the author s refusal to work with a woman to help integrate a rescued pitt bull into heramily which included 3 other rescued dogs He refused because he considered that the new dog who he suspected had been used The Soul Of A Thief for dogighting was not a good Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights fit with the household let s just say the conseuences were deadly The author also mentions that thinking there are no bad dogs just bad owners is short sighted He s obviously never rescued a bad dogrom being euthanised and seen the Secret Baby, Surprise Parents fantastic progress that can be made using positive reinforcement While I may not agree with many of the author points of view there were a couple of parts that made interesting reading once I d ignored all the author s prejudices As I m not American I m not up to speed with some of the laws around dogs and other statistics I m pretty sure that believing in aairy tale world where dogs possess the same moral consciousness and sense of altruism as attributed to humans is not responsible or the alleged drastic increase in leash laws dogs being outlawed in a rising number of city and national parks some beds being banned in several states an alarming escalation of aggression towards humans a rising cost in homeowner and business insurance and a record number of clinically maladaptive dogs I d like to know how the author arrived at these conclusions and indeed where he got such informatio. E dog approaches its world In this book you will come to know the wolf in your dog and the tools that nature gave it to survive and coexist in both the mountains and in your home You will learn how activating and deactivating the natural wolf impulses and mechanisms in your dog will lead to the harmonious existence and the control you always dreamed of Most of all you will come to embrace the wild in your dog and the grace and the peace that is breathed into its acceptanc.

Ndled Ranger and became a bit of a wolf myself in doing so and considering how leadership is established between species Embracing the Wild in Your Dog is a delightful blend of memoir and insights into wild and domestic animal alike and is highly recommended or canine owners who seek animal psychology than the usual how to train your dog book offers I The New Baby found this book to be incrediblyascinating and informative Personally I m a cat person have always been and always will be but when offered the opportunity Wild Streak for this book Iigured I d broaden my horizons and learn something new I wasn t uite sure what to expect and I was blown awayThe author has incredible insight but then he speaks P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, from experience He brings up many many valid points including warning us against seeing animals as people He does stress that animals deserve to be treated with respect and dignity but again they are not human so we can not hold them to the same standards as we do other humans Animals do not understand things the same way we do and when we understand that it leads to a lot less griefHe tells us several stories and concrete examples of the wolf in the dog and how this affects dog behavior and what owners can do to understand that inner wolf so that they can live a good coexistence with their dogs I don t own dogs but relatives of mine do and I ve spent some time around various dogs some well trainedbehaved others not so much Reading this book has given me a better understanding into their behavior and also their ownersThough this book is about canines specifically I can see how much of this information can also be applied to cats who like dogs are descendedrom apex predators and carry the instinct within them Like dogs cats can attack children or babies who get into their space and make them Say Youll Stay And Marry Me feel threatened And like dogs cats suffer at the hands of owners whoail to understand the reason Rafaellos Mistress for this behavior among others The author highlights other behavior which owners may see as bad such as a older dog pinning down a younger dog to teach it its place within the hierarchy Humans would see this as abusive but the older dog isn t actually hurting the younger dog any than a human parent is hurting their children by giving them time outOverall I would highly recommend this book whether you re a dog or cat ownerlover as this book offers much valuable insight into nature and animal behavior I have definitely learned several things which will help improve my interactions and understandings with dogs in theuture Review Embracing the Wild in Your Dog by Bryan Bailey Published by Fastpencil Inc 24th September 2015 Source NetGalley ISBN 978 1619334717 Rating 15 SynopsisSome time ago dogs became as interwoven in the American culture as baseball Apple pure and the Fourth of July In The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, fact in most households dogs have even trumped evolution itself and jumped to beingour legged humans where they are adorned with human names designer outfits and Rascal feed diets that would confound even the best nutritionist In most cases we ve granted them our human intelligence and our sacred human emotions as well They are no longer dogs to us they reamily Yet ask that msn had done to carve the wolf Another Day of Life from the wild to create a surrogate human today s dog is still a wolf at heart and the accompanying instincts bornerom such ancestry defines how the dog approaches its world The ontogeny of anthropomorphism where we attach our human traits to our pets is the most damaging and paralytic problem associated with dig ownership today Believing in Scalation of aggression to humans a rising cost in homeowner and business insurance and a record number of clinically maladaptive dogs This book is not a dog obedience book Rather it is about developing a deep understanding of the authors of your dog's behavior; nature and the wolf For all that man has done to carve the wolf What Would You Like? from the wild to create a biological doll today's dog is still a wolf at heart and the accompanying instincts bornerom such ancestry defines how th.

Review EMBRACING THE WILD IN YOUR DOG by Bryan BaileyWow Never your ordinary dog book here Bryan Bailey comes barreling out of nowhere actually out of Nature and evolution with an entirely new standpoint That dog you think you own in my case they own me is not just some domesticated human trained creature here Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, for its owner s delectation Sorry that dog is a domestic wolf product of millions of years of evolution and as Wolf is so is Dog Author Bailey advises look at Nature Examine Wolf behavior Here is where you willind the template Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, for your Dog not by studying human behavior and interactions It s definitely an education in which I intend to engage This book recounts the author s experience of growing up in the Alaskan wild under the tutelage of his mentor a Special Forces survival instructor who taught him to understand how nature and the wolf contribute to the behavior of dogs The author s upbringing had a direct impact on his philosophy on dog training which is based on the tenet that dogs are really wolves and behave as wild animals This belief is reinforced by the author s personal accounts of tragic events caused by dog owners who treat their pets as humans and expect them to behave like humansIound this book very interesting because it supports my husband s approach to training our dog and he was the best behaved dog I have ever seen I also enjoyed the great photos and uotes at the beginning of each chapter However I have one suggestion Friend Foe for the author hyperlink theootnotes I also would like to have learned about the author s training techniues but I can understand that each case is individual Interested readers can visit the author s ProTrain Memphis website to The Longevity Diet find out about his training programs One thing is certain After reading this book you will never look at your dog the same again You will come to know the wolf in your dogI received this book in returnor an honest reviewFull blog post Embracing the Wild in Your Dog An Understanding Of The Authors Of Our Dog s Behavior Nature And The Wolf considers the relationship between domestic dogs wolves and humans and is a recommendation Grassroots Innovation for any dog owner who seeks a discussion of the differences and similarities between dogs and their wolf brethren This isn t to say that Bailey claims that the wolf and the dog share the same characteristics he s careful to point out where their heritage links and where it diverges and also analyzes human influences on a dog s personality traits and development Comingrom a canine trainer with than enough experience in obedience this means that Embracing the Wild in Your Dog isn t so much about control techniues as it is about understanding the wild nature of the domestic dog and how to redirect these natural tendencies to tailor aggression and change undesirable habitsThat said the wolf in a domestic dog isn t something to be dominated so much as something to be embraced it s this process of acceptance and ine tuning that leads a canine trainer to the type of control that syncs with a dog s nature resulting in harmonious interactions or all involvedThis is not a dog training book however readers who approach it as such may be disappointed It s about understanding a dog s underlying psyche its sources and how to interact with the animal with this knowledge in mind and the approaches use the author s experience growing up in the Alaskan wild and his encounters with wolves as the starting point Architecture and Utopia for such an understandingUniue in its approachilled with the author s insights I changed how I ha. The ontogeny of anthropomorphism where we attach our human traits to our pets is the most damaging and paralytic problem associated with dog ownership today Believing in a airy tale world where dogs possess the same moral consciousness and a sense of altruism as attributed to humans has led to conseuences that include a drastic increase in leash laws dogs being outlawed in a rising number of city and national parks some breeds being banned in several states an alarming

Raised in Fairbanks Alaska Bryan Bailey grew to appreciate the wildness of the land and its abundant wildlife In particular he developed a fondness for the gray wolves that roamed the vast mountain ranges and forests near his home Under the guidance of a Special Forces Survival Instructor he spent years studying the social interactions of wolves in their packs and discovered that beyond obv