Decoding Your Dog

Decoding Your Dog

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a€œAlthough this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.a€ a€“Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts. Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn. Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods. Decoding Your Dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs. a€œ[The] authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogsa€™ demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido.a€ a€“Ranny Green, coauthor of Good Dogs, Bad Habits a€œDecoding Your Dog is an important addition to the canine canon, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend.a€ a€“BarkExplaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Debra F. Horwitz ... Jumping up, therefore, is not a bid for dominance but a normal canine greeting behavior. Rowdy ... must for a young and energetic dog, but he still spends at least eight hours alone with no company and nothing to do except trash diving and counter surfing.

Title:Decoding Your Dog
Author:American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2014-01-07


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