Dogology: What Your Relationship with Your Dog Reveals about You

Dogology: What Your Relationship with Your Dog Reveals about You

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by Vicki Constantine Croke, Sarah Wilson M. A.
     
 

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Dog owners, this book reveals, fall into 9 distinct personality types: Angel, Dynamo, Soul Mate, Idealist, Observer, Expert, Buddy, Master, and Free Spirit. While most of us recognize that a rescuing Angel needs to save the neediest dog at the local shelter, what makes a Soul Mate a soft touch for round-headed, big-eyed toy breeds such as Shih Tzus, Pugs, and

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Dog owners, this book reveals, fall into 9 distinct personality types: Angel, Dynamo, Soul Mate, Idealist, Observer, Expert, Buddy, Master, and Free Spirit. While most of us recognize that a rescuing Angel needs to save the neediest dog at the local shelter, what makes a Soul Mate a soft touch for round-headed, big-eyed toy breeds such as Shih Tzus, Pugs, and Pekingese.
Authors Vicki Croke and Sarah Wilson, experts on the complex bond between dogs and their owners, use quizzes, psychological insights, and humor to analyze why dog owners gravitate toward certain breeds as pets—and to explain what owner's choices reveal about their character and emotional makeup. With Dogology in hand, anyone visiting a dog park can instantly spot the various types and subtypes, from the Image Maker fashionista with her accessory Yorkie peeking out of her Prada bag, to the Free Spirit, whose dog often bears a botanical name and rarely comes when called.
Similarly, readers will themselves learn that paying attention to the words they choose to praise their dog reveals the specific approval that they crave themselves. With quick checklists to identify what type of dog owners readers are, tips for training, and exercises for bonding with one's dog, Dogology will make a welcome addition to any of the 43.5 million American households that now own at least one dog.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605298016
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

VICKI CROKE has been covering animal issues in print and broadcast media for more than 20 years. The Lady and the Panda, her acclaimed book about the American who in 1936 brought the first live giant panda out of China, is being adapted for film. Croke lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
SARAH WILSON, a popular speaker on animal topics, is an authority on the bond between women and their dogs. She has co-authored seven books and won awards for her commitment to educating the public on animal training and care. She lives in Auburn, New Hampshire.

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Dogology: What Your Relationship with Your Dog Reveals about You 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully fun book on the human-dog relationship. Just the right combination of lighthearted fun and savyy insights into what makes us tick!

I started reading it and became so engrossed in reading about the different owner types that I actually forgot to feed my dogs!!

I really recommend this for anyone who has now or ever, loved a dog.
Melissa_Fischer More than 1 year ago
I LOVED Dogology! Nearly every page made me laugh or cry and wonder if Sarah and Vicki had somehow been watching me with my dogs for years. These authors know dogs, and just as importantly, they know people and what makes them tick. They also write in an engaging and entertaining style while delivering significant insights.

As a dog trainer, I find this book a helpful read for understanding the various mindsets and personalities that I encounter in my work. I'm also sure the write-ups about the different personality types will help me with my relationships in other spheres of my life, as it discusses people and what lies behind some of their choices. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a dog or anyone who wants to understand their dog-loving friends or relatives.
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