Embracing the Wild in Your Dog
An understanding of the authors of our dog's behavior - nature and the wolf
On Sale: September 27, 2015
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Some time ago, dogs became as interwoven in the American
culture as baseball, apple pie and the Fourth of July. In
fact, in most households, the dogs have even trumped
evolution itself and jumped straight to being four legged
humans where they are adorned with human names, designer
outfits and fed 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
no longer dogs to us, they're family! Yet, for all that man
has done to carve the wolf from the wild to create a
surrogate human, today's dog is still a wolf at heart and
accompanying instincts borne from 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 dog ownership today. Believing in a
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,
breeds being banned in several states, an alarming
of aggression to humans, a rising cost in homeowner and
business insurance, and a record number of clinically
This book is not a training book. It does not cover
topics such as heel, sit, down, stay, and come. Instead,
about righting the ship of American dog ownership by
our perception of our dogs. It is about the author growing
in the Alaskan wild under the tutelage and guardianship of
Special Forces survival instructor who introduced him to
ways of wolves and the similarities they shared with dogs.
is about the wisdom and splendor of nature and the many
lessons she provides. Mostly, it about developing a deep
understanding of the authors of your dog's behavior; nature
and the wolf. In doing so, you will truly learn who and
your dog really is and the whys and hows of its behavior.
will learn the tools that nature gave them to survive and
coexist in both the mountains and in our homes. You will
learn how activating and deactivating natural impulses and
mechanisms in your dog will lead to the harmonious
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
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