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  • Embracing the Wild in Your Dog

  • An Understanding of the Authors of Your Dog's Behavior - Nature and the Wolf
  • By: Bryan Bailey
  • Narrated by: Lewis Arlt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Home & Garden, Pets & Animal Care
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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, dogs have even trumped evolution itself and jumped straight to being four-legged “humans”, adorned with human names, designer outfits, and a place at the family dinner table. They’re no longer dogs to us. They're family! 

Yet, as nationally recognized, award-winning animal behaviorist and master trainer Bryan Bailey explains in his book Embracing the Wild in Your Dog, 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 the accompanying instincts borne from such ancestry defines how the dog approaches its world. 

Reflective of his extensive background - studying wolf and other predatory behaviors worldwide, working alongside law enforcement and special service dogs, training in US Navy dolphin and sea lion projects, etc. - Bailey emphasizes the damaging and paralytic problem of attaching our human traits to our pets. 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, some breeds being banned in several states, an alarming escalation of aggression to humans, a rising cost in homeowner and business insurance, and a record number of clinically maladaptive dogs. 

Through Embracing the Wild in Your Dog, listeners will gain the knowledge and tools to activate and deactivate natural impulses and mechanisms in their dog, leading to the harmonious existence and control they’ve always dreamed of.

©2015 Bryan Bailey (P)2018 Bryan Bailey

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Bit outdated but a good lessen hidden in there

The person writing the book seems a little full of toxic masculinity but the way it’s read is softer so it’s easier to swallow. I now started to treat my dogs like wolves and not humans. It has made my relationship with my dogs stronger because of it. Thanks
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  • 16-12-2019

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Yes, the author is very smart. he knows more than anyone else. I just don't need him to spend half the book telling me how amazing and perfect he is. And I definitely don't want to hear his opinions on child rearing and why Americans are weak and stupid. I bought this book to learn about my dogs behavior and I feel like all I learned was how wonderful the author believes himself to be.

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  • gigi gordon
  • 01-11-2019

Spellbinding!

I too had a mentor who has now departed this life. He left me with many things to reflect on and ponder about dogs and their ancestor, the wolf. I loved every minute of this must read! Even the parts that are difficult to hear but absolutely necessary to comprehend if we are to live in harmony and responsibly with those which we have tamed.
Respectfully, Sheila Gordon

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  • Mary Mumma Brown
  • 06-01-2019

Great Book!

I am not new to dogs but I learned a lot. Wonderful stories, too. Really enjoyed the book.

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