Dog Training, Dog Behaviour and Dog Whispering Book.
Living with an Alien by Pam Whyte.
Let's first see what the media has to say about Pam's book on Dog Language, Living with an Alien:
"In this fascinating,
humorous and beneficial book on dogs, Pam Whyte lets us into the psyche
of the dog and teaches us how to live successfully and happily
with our canine companions. The author has been doing animal
behaviour therapy in Johannesburg for decades and has a good
reputation. This book illustrates her thesis on why dogs go
wrong and how to put them back on track. A must for every dog
owner." The Star.
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About Pam Whyte's book - Living with an Alien:
Just because dogs can't speak - it doesn't mean they can't talk.
Pam has studied the
totally fasinating communication that takes place
between wild dogs in Eastern Africa, and followed it through with studies
on communication between domestic dogs, and between dogs and their owners within many thousands
of homes in many countries.
Her highly successful and extremely popular book on The Language
of the Pack (i.e. Nature's Formula for Obedeince) - Living with an Alien, teaches
dog owners how to co-exist peaceably with their dogs by looking
at the world through their eyes - rather than by trying to impose
human logic onto them. This simple, non-gimmicky, down-to-earth
shift in perspective makes dog owing easy, and even more enjoyable!
Dogs are designed to live within a social system that is very similar to that of a human society. A pack of dogs is a team, and within this social community there are families where there is love, loyalty, compassion, trust and respect, jealousy, rivalry, feelings and emotions that are identical to ours, and express intense loyalty to one another...... They have brilliant minds that strategise and network with each other (which is how they "pack" with one another), have memories virtually as long as their lives, and even have a sense of humour. They rear and teach life skills to children, and when they go hunting, the pups are left with baby sitters - usually the "teenagers" from a previous litter.
Wild dogs all possess a conscience, with a strong sense of right and wrong (or we could not live with them) coexisting under a strictly imposed moral code and hierarchical order, where there is a trusted leader that makes all the decisions regarding survival and hunting. This gives the team (which is what a pack of dogs is, with their leader the Captain) cohesion, which is vital within a community that lives under constant "kill or be killed" conditions. And which leads conservationists to state that a pack of dogs is a cameo of a perfect society.
And our dogs still retain these original Stone Age instincts, which ican clearly be observed in domestic dogs that have gone feral and formed packs - and is how dogs came to be called "Man's best friend". They have the capacity to protect, and even lay down their lives for their families.... and so much more. Which all explains why we and they
are so drawn to one another - because we can identify with,
and relate to one another's emotions, social instincts, politics, and need for companionship.
Which is why we find a connection with dogs that we do not find with other animals
that live in less complex social systems, such as rabbits and pigs
and zebra. Sure, they may make very nice pets - but they do not
identify with us to the same degree as dogs do, so we are unable to establish the same degree of
rapport with them that we do with dogs.
But cano-sapiens and homo-not-so-sapiens speak a different language. All these similarities draw us together - but we do not understand everything (most of) what we are saying to each other. E.g. "Don't you dare!" in human lingo means in "I dare you!" in Dogspeak - just for starters.
Which explains why so many people are experiencing disobedience, destructivenss, hyperactivity, braking problems.... with their dogs. Simply becasuse the artificial dog behaviour systems go to the army and to the laboratory to learn how to communiate with dogs instead of tapping into and developing their awesome potential to please, cooperate with, protect, and live by our groudrules - without being told. In human language, that is.
When we take an honest and objective look at our dogs, and relate
to who they really are: i.e. highly intelligent, complex, sensitive
and exciting pack (i.e. social) animals that are designed for living within
the parameters of a mutually supportive community, with
all it's caring, loyalty, love, affection, power play, politics, as well as for hunting
their prey and keeping their enemies away -- then the control that we are able to have over them and therefore the the pleasure that they give us will be vastly increased. This means that problems, like exessive barking, jumping
on visitors, chewing our things, fighting, pulling on their lead, chasing cats, disobedience... can all be a thing of
the past, as our dogs start coperating with us willingly - out of choice, and not through fear of punishment. (Or to set us up to bribe them.)
Even very "disobedient"dogs, are simply dogs that would dearly
love to please their owners - if only they could understand what
they're saying! Dogs are not disobedient! They're not stupid! Or stubborn... They just speak an alien language - not English - Doglish.
Ever tried saying something to a person who doesn't speak your
language, then tried saying the same thing to them in their
own language? The change in their behaviour is amazing! You
can expect the same dramatic change in the behaviour of your dog - once he understands what you're saying to him!
The best part is it is totally non-gimmicky, and non-whacko. It involves nothing more than simply not confusing our dogs by sending them mixed messages - which their natural instincts are not able to decipher, or interpret the way humans do - and therefore the way we expect them to. Obedience therefore depends more on fear of punishment than winning the cooperation of our dog. (Or on bribery, which won't work if you don't happen to have a bag or a pocket full of treats with you or if your dog is too excited or distracted.)
There is far more to a dog than ordering him around, and looking
for his on and off switch. So much more. Our Western society relates
to dogs far too superficially, and this seriously detracts from our
enjoyment of them - and their enjoyment of us. As well as from the degree of control that we are able to have over our dogs. Dog owners are
being shortchanged. Living with an Alien corrects this shortfall.
This book on Natural Dog Training is filled with amusing cartoons and rivetting and very enlightening case histories that are
not only extremely entertaining - but also highly informative. It
is a must for all dog owners who want to live harmoniously with
their pet dog; who want to save money, vet bills and petrol bills -
and valuable time and energy, by not having to take their dog to obedience
training every weekend, practice every day, (try and) get rid of their dog's energy or replace their lawn, sprinkler system, plants, children's toys, pool net, dog....
One of Pam's readers put it this way: "I lent my book to a
friend, and when she returned it, the friend said: "I always enjoyed
my dog - but now I enjoy him even more! And my dog enjoys me even
All this for only R235
Normal postage and packaging in South Africa: R45.00; Overnight: R75.00; Other countries, according to weight. Delivered to your door by courier R150
The very popular eBook version with the cartoon illustraions:
Without the cartoon illustrations: R105; with the cartoon illustrations:
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Dog Language - Older than History - Newer than Tomorrow...
ALL Dogs Want to be Good - They Only Need to be Understood!
Pam wrote her first informative and humorous book on dog behavior, Who Wants a Dog! in 1975. In 1978 it was published in the UK, where the London Times said: "This book provides a much needed new approach to dog owning." It was translated into Braille, Afrikaans and Japanese. It is now updated as Living with an Alien, to meet today's more sophisticated market - and more sophisticated dogs.
Since 1967 - Leader of the Pack!
A Dog Makes a House a Home - Pam Makes a Dog a Pleasure!
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