By Michael Brandow
A provocative examine the "cult of pedigree" and an enjoyable social historical past of purebred dogs
In this illuminating and pleasing social heritage, social critic Michael Brandow probes the "cult of pedigree" and strains the economic upward push of the purebred puppy. Combining buyer stories with sharp observation, A subject of Breeding unearths the sordid historical past of the puppy and exhibits how our brand-name pets—from Labs to French bulldogs and every thing in between—pay the fee with devastatingly bad well-being.
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This section focuses on the first two factors: your expectations and your attitudes. We deal with the other factors in Chapter 9. Knowing your expectations Most people have varying ideas of what they expect from their companions. Some of these expectations are realistic; others aren’t. You have heard people say, “My dog understands every word I say,” and perhaps you think that your dog does. If it were as easy as that, you wouldn’t need dog trainers or training books. Sometimes your dog may seem to really understand what you say.
Prevention is the cure here: Put the garbage where your dog can’t get to it. One of our Dachshunds learned to open the refrigerator by yanking on the towel we kept draped through the door handle and to help himself to anything he could reach. Prevention was the answer. We removed the towel. ” You can look at these as safety and sanity commands — your dog’s safety and your sanity. The “Sit” command You use the “Sit” command (check out Chapter 7) to teach your dog to sit politely for petting instead of jumping on people, to sit at the door instead of barging ahead of you, to sit when you put his food dish on the floor instead of trying to grab it out of your hand, and anytime you need him to control himself.
After all, that’s what Bill had taught her. Sometimes dogs pick up consistent cues from unexpected sources. For example, before leaving for work, Wendy always put Heidi in her crate. It wasn’t long before Heidi went into her crate on her own when Wendy was about to leave. ” Dogs often give the appearance of being able to read your mind. What happens in actuality is that by observing you and studying your habits, they learn to anticipate your actions. Because they communicate with each other through body language, they quickly become experts at reading yours.