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Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household. Paperback – August 1, 2001
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Top Customer Reviews
I didn't find the information all that helpful in dealing with my three-dog household. I felt most of it was in umbrella terms and there were very few specifics. Also many topics on things to do with your dogs, but for more details or the how-to's you were referred to a book-list in the back of the book.
Most of the information was common sense.
Probably good for beginning owners of multiple dogs but if you have owned multiples for awhile, I don't think this information will be new.
She has interesting ideas about group naming and group commands. Good advice for when another dog is being added to an already extant group of dogs - she also differentiates between an adult and a puppy - which are accepted differently by dog society.
Great pointers on when play is play, play is 'powerplay'and when to stop the powerplay from becoming a fight. My dogs can play rough and sometimes I am aware that it is becoming a grudge match - it was nice to have someone say that its alright to break it up and you DON'T have to let them 'sort it out'(sometimes I just don't want to listen to 15 minutes of growling and banging around during the 'play herding' phase). I find after a couple times that I have stopped the 'powerplay' that they seem to be playing more politely/quietly because they know that I am watching and ready to tell them 'go bed'.
The progressions are common-sense (something as rare as manners) and the approach is to make the training a fun game: if people like games, dogs LOVE them. My favorite line is "simple doesn't mean easy." How wonderful to have a truism put to words! Manners are NOT easy to teach...hence the packs of pushy, selfish children in our schools and hordes of aggressive, selfish drivers on our freeways.
The book's an easy, fun read--the goal, when attained by lots of work, is a more happy and stress-free home, shared with tolerant and well-mannered companions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have a 16 dog household, and could have written this "book" and filled another 200 pages as well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. Osborne
Light easy and helpful reading. I just adopted 2 dogs and my instincts were not helping much. This book corrected my thinking and gave me sound direction. Important topic.Published 3 months ago by DMB
Really helpful for a multi-dog home. I really wish I would have read this book prior to adopting our second dog, it would have been helpful to be able to head the problems off... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Meesh
I know some people have not found this booklet helpful, especially if they have already had multiple dogs in their homes before. Read morePublished 4 months ago by kes
Great tips and training steps. I feel I will refer back to this book in the future
I have 3 dogs and I think can make home life more manageable after reading this book
It did not get here when it said and if u are looking to get this to help you train pitbulls it's not the book for you. Read morePublished 5 months ago by lakeshia blair
Very useful book with great tips. I am a fan of Dr. McConnell and her methods!Published 5 months ago by B to the G
I wish I had read this book before introducing my puppy into a family with an older dog. The authors' advice would have been helpful. Read morePublished 6 months ago by HalKid2