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How to Greet a Dog and What to Avoid
     

How to Greet a Dog and What to Avoid

by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS
 
Have you ever seen a child or adult approach a dog and get bitten? Or gone up to a seemingly friendly dog and been snapped at when you tried to pet him? Dogs frequently bite or snap when they are fearful or uncomfortable around unfamiliar people, and humans frequently approach in ways that are unintentionally rude and threatening.

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Overview

Have you ever seen a child or adult approach a dog and get bitten? Or gone up to a seemingly friendly dog and been snapped at when you tried to pet him? Dogs frequently bite or snap when they are fearful or uncomfortable around unfamiliar people, and humans frequently approach in ways that are unintentionally rude and threatening.

Written by one of the leading veterinarian/animal behaviorists in the country, this book shares eight simple rules on how to greet a new dog and what to avoid. Using analogies and illustrations that make the greeting mistakes both memorable and clear, this book is appropriate for both children and adults.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013322882
Publisher:
CattleDog Publishing
Publication date:
09/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
753,111
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

DR. SOPHIA YIN is a veterinarian, applied animal behaviorist, speaker, and author of numerous books and scholarly articles about pets and their training. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of California–Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her Master's in Animal Science in 2001—also from UC–Davis—where she studied vocal communication in dogs and worked on behavior modification in horses, giraffes, ostriches, and chickens. Dr. Yin currently makes behavior house calls, teaches dog training and kitty kindergarten classes, provides consults at San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, writes for several veterinary and popular magazines, and lectures internationally on animal behavior. Dr. Yin made The Bark’s list of the 100 Best & Brightest in the World of Dogs in 2010. For tons of free articles and videos about animal behavior and training and to see a video of Dr. Yin explaining and illustrating her dog training philosophy, go to www.drsophiayin.com.

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