Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
Description"Although 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." -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. "[The] authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs' demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido." -Ranny Green, coauthor of Good Dogs, Bad Habits "Decoding 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." -Bark
January 06, 2015
5.25 X 1.1 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author
Drs. DEBRA F. HORWITZ and JOHN CIRIBASSI are experts and leaders in the field of veterinary behavior, with decades of combined experience. Dr. Horwitz is a past president of the ACVB and Dr. Ciribassi is a past president of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. STEVE DALE is a nationally syndicated pet journalist and radio host who has written numerous books.