The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Patricia McConnell
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Chapter 2 Summary and Analysis

Dogs are especially attune to shapes. For them, a human they are accustomed to, but who is wearing a hat or carrying a cane or a package, becomes a stranger because the shape of the body, the silhouette, has changed. Wear a hat around the house for a couple of weeks with a new dog to get them used to the idea that humans' shapes change.

Next discussed is getting a dog to come to you. The command "Come!" said in a clear, cheery voice is a start, but not enough. Ideally, an owner should point their feet and head in the direction they want to dog to go. Usually, that means an owner should turn away from a dog, yell "Come!" and then begin walking in the opposite direction, accompanied by a single clap. The author also recommends the "doggie...

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