Head of the Pack: Chester Gigolo’s Superior Canine Coaching Secrets and techniques


Head of the Pack

By: Christina Potter

Writer: Aperture Press

Publication Date: August 2017

ISSBN: 978-0997302097

Reviewed by: Ellen Feld

Evaluate Date: March 19, 2018

Canine coach and creator Christina Potter, in her third guide within the “Chester Gigolo” sequence, delivers a guide that’s loads of enjoyable to learn whereas, extra importantly, giving readers loads of very helpful data on canine coaching.

Head of the Pack is split into sixteen chapters that study numerous features of the canine world that may assist you prepare your canine. The guide opens with an introduction that shares how a lot canines get pleasure from human companionship and the way it works greatest when each canine and human perceive one another. So, how do you enhance your means to speak together with your canine? That is what the guide is all about.

Straight away within the first chapter, the creator provided recommendation that drew me in and made me wish to learn the remainder of the guide. “Blur the traces between enjoying and coaching, and you’ll have a canine that’s delighted to work with you any time.” From there, she goes on to elucidate that you just have to be agency however not too agency. How? She makes use of an analogy of a spaghetti noodle that works completely to get her level throughout. The chapters are pretty quick – most are three or 4 pages – and all the pieces may be very straightforward to grasp.

Head of the Pack is “written” by Chester Gigolo, a Berger Picard, and he is one good canine. Chester shares his coaching experience on a broad vary of matters from realizing what every breed has been bred for (and utilizing that information to pick the correct canine in addition to utilizing their innate instincts to benefit when coaching) to how usually to offer treats and even what sort of treats work greatest. And in contrast to many canine coaching manuals that supply ideas in a dry, uninteresting method, Chester is kind of humorous and entertaining. He livens up every chapter with commentary – for instance, when speaking about getting treats, “march into the kitchen, load up on yummy treats – in your fingers, not in your tummy – and let’s get began.”

There may be loads of helpful data on this guide that each first-time canine house owners and extra superior canine followers will study from. What I significantly appreciated is that the creator did not simply share her views and say “it really works for me, it’s going to be just right for you.” Somewhat, she backs up her statements with analysis from around the globe, noting the researchers/establishments/journals, how the checks have been performed, and the outcomes. Whereas I’ve had canines all my life and prefer to suppose I do know what I am doing when coaching, I positively discovered quite a bit from this guide. Do you know that tail wagging does not all the time imply a canine is completely satisfied? What about growling? For methods, the creator advises utilizing your canine’s breed to assist decide what methods will likely be best on your canine to study after which follows up with a number of actual life examples that present how totally different breeds react to the identical state of affairs. And talking of methods, chapter ten (smack dab in the midst of the guide) is devoted to trick coaching. There are 25 methods dissected in such a method that once more, it is simple to see how one can educate every trick. Most are additionally accompanied by an image of a canine performing the trick. I “dog-tested” a number of of the methods on my canine Rocco (a dachshund/yorkie combine who’s lovable however not the brightest mild bulb within the pack), and he was capable of observe my lead and do the methods. That’s itself is well worth the worth of this guide!


Supply by Ellen F Feld

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