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Merles Door Ted Kerasote

Merles Door

Ted Kerasote

Published
ISBN : 9781615529544
Paperback
416 pages
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 About the Book 

Me and Ted found each other in the Utah desert, Merle was about ten months old, surviving on his own, and looking for someone to hang his heart in. Ted was forty-one, liked to write about animals, and had been searching for a pup whom he could shapeMoreMe and Ted found each other in the Utah desert, Merle was about ten months old, surviving on his own, and looking for someone to hang his heart in. Ted was forty-one, liked to write about animals, and had been searching for a pup whom he could shape into a companion. The training went both ways. Ted showed Merle how to live around wildlife, and Merle reshaped Teds ideas about the complexity of a dogs mind by showing him how a dogs intelligence could be expanded by allowing it to make more of its own decisions.Acting as Merles translator, and using Merles life and lessons as a door into the world of dogs, Ted Kerasote takes us on the journey they shared. He explore why the dog-human bond is so intense and how people and dogs can communicate readily with each other. He also uses the latest wolf research-showing that wolves treat maturing pups as partners rather than as subordinates-to explain how sharing leadership with your dog, rather than being its alpha, can help to create a healthier, more self-reliant, and better-socialized companion.Funny, fascinating, and tender, Merles Door is a moving love story that reveals how the partnership between dogs and humans can become far more than we have imagined.