Head of the Pack: Chester Gigolo’s Innovative Canine Schooling Strategies

Head of the Pack

By: Christina Potter
Publisher: Aperture Push
Publication Day: August 2017
ISSBN: 978-0997302097
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Evaluation Day: March 19, 2018

Dog trainer and author Christina Potter, in her third reserve in the “Chester Gigolo” series, delivers a ebook that is a large amount of fun to browse while, far more importantly, offering readers a great deal of quite valuable details on puppy instruction.

Head of the Pack is divided into sixteen chapters that take a look at several features of the puppy earth that will aid you practice your canine. The e book opens with an introduction that shares how significantly pet dogs appreciate human companionship and how it is effective greatest when equally puppy and human recognize each other. So, how do you increase your potential to converse with your pet? That’s what the reserve is all about.

Correct away in the first chapter, the creator supplied guidance that drew me in and designed me want to study the rest of the e book. “Blur the lines amongst participating in and teaching, and you will have a doggy that is delighted to function with you any time.” From there, she goes on to demonstrate that you must be business but not also business. How? She utilizes an analogy of a spaghetti noodle that operates properly to get her level throughout. The chapters are rather quick – most are a few or four webpages – and every thing is quite quick to understand.

Head of the Pack is “written” by Chester Gigolo, a Berger Picard, and he is 1 wise pet. Chester shares his schooling knowledge on a broad array of subjects from realizing what every breed has been bred for (and applying that awareness to find the appropriate doggy as well as applying their innate instincts to edge when coaching) to how usually to give treats and even what form of treats work ideal. And not like lots of doggy schooling manuals that offer recommendations in a dry, uninteresting method, Chester is fairly funny and entertaining. He livens up each and every chapter with commentary – for case in point, when talking about getting treats, “march into the kitchen, load up on yummy treats – in your arms, not in your tummy – and let’s get started out.”

There is a lot of handy details in this ebook that both of those 1st-time canine homeowners and much more superior canine followers will find out from. What I specifically appreciated is that the creator failed to just share her sights and say “it works for me, it’ll get the job done for you.” Fairly, she backs up her statements with exploration from close to the entire world, noting the researchers/institutions/journals, how the checks have been carried out, and the effects. Whilst I have experienced canine all my existence and like to feel I know what I’m doing when instruction, I absolutely uncovered a lot from this reserve. Did you know that tail wagging does not always suggest a dog is pleased? What about growling? For methods, the creator advises using your dog’s breed to assistance determine what tricks will be most straightforward for your pet to study and then follows up with quite a few serious daily life examples that exhibit how various breeds react to the similar circumstance. And talking of methods, chapter ten (smack dab in the center of the e-book) is committed to trick teaching. There are 25 tips dissected in these a way that once again, it really is effortless to see how to educate every single trick. Most are also accompanied by a photo of a puppy doing the trick. I “pet-examined” numerous of the methods on my pet Rocco (a dachshund/yorkie mix who is lovable but not the brightest mild bulb in the pack), and he was able to abide by my direct and do the tips. That is alone is well worth the price tag of this guide!