Love Has No Age Limit; Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home

Love Has No Age Limit; Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home

by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., Karen B. London, Ph.D.
     
 

So here you are, right next to a new dog who just entered the house, and whose life history you know little or nothing about. Now what? How do you welcome an adult or adolescent dog into your home and incorporate this new individual into your family? This booklet is designed to help you ease the transition from "new dog" to "family member" by guiding you through the…  See more details below

Overview

So here you are, right next to a new dog who just entered the house, and whose life history you know little or nothing about. Now what? How do you welcome an adult or adolescent dog into your home and incorporate this new individual into your family? This booklet is designed to help you ease the transition from "new dog" to "family member" by guiding you through the first steps of this new relationship.

Love Has No Age Limit includes information on what to do as you enter the house, how to handle the first few days, what to do and what not to do as you get to know each other, and tips on everything from the car ride home to the first vet visit. It includes advice on training and a section on solving common behavioral problems to helps prevent the most frequent dilemmas that people encounter when adopting a new dog.

Editorial Reviews

Ian Dunbar, DVM
"They say, you can't judge a book by its cover but as soon as I saw the dear old dog on the cover of Patricia McConnell and Karen London's Love Has No Age Limit, I just knew I would love the book. And I do. Yet another outrageous success by Patricia and Karen. I have always been a champion of adopting adult dogs and this book is most certainly a valuable resource for anyone welcoming an adult dog into their home. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Let Patricia and Karen show you how."<
Sy Montgomery
"Love has No Age Limit is the book shelter dogs have been praying for. This book takes the worry out of adopting adolescent and adult dogs--who comprise most of the dogs who end up at shelters. This wonderful new book is like having two of America's top dog trainers right beside you from the moment you take your new dog home. With calm, friendly, specific language, Patricia McConnell and Karen London give you the guidance you need to give an adopted dog the forever home he or she deserves, and t
Victoria Stilwell
"If you are considering adopting a dog from a shelter then 'Love Has No Age Limit' will be your perfect companion. Packed with great information, this book will make the transition period from shelter to home a lot easier for you and your dog. For shelters, 'Love Has No Age Limit' will give adopters a unique support system, thereby increasing the rate of successful adoptions by helping to keep dogs in their new homes."

Victoria Stilwell, Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013348448
Publisher:
McConnell Publishing
Publication date:
06/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
95
Sales rank:
200,927
File size:
485 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for over twenty years. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience. Her nationally syndicated radio show, Calling All Pets, played in over 110 cities for fourteen years. She is the behavior columnist for The Bark magazine (the New Yorker of Dog Magazines) and a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Comparative Psychology. She is Adjunct Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships." Dr. McConnell is a much sought after speaker and seminar presenter, speaking to training organizations, veterinary conferences, academic meetings and animal shelters around the world about dog and cat behavior, and on science-based and humane solutions to serious behavioral problems. She is the author of eleven books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed books The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs, For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend and Tales of Two Species.
Karen B. London, Ph.D. received her B.S. in Biology from UCLA and her Doctorate in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin. Her research and scholarly publications cover such diverse topics as interactions between species that live together defensive and aggressive behavior, evolution of social behavior, communication within and between species, learning, and parental investment. Dr. London is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and a Certified Pet Dog Trainer whose clinical work focuses on the evolution and treatment of serious behavioral problems in Dogs. Karen London is currently a columnist for The BARK Magazine and served for three ears on the Animal Behavior Society's Board of Professional Certification. She has written widely about training and behavior, as well as giving educational seminars and speeches on canine behavior for trainers, veterinary and shelter staff and the public. She is a lecturer at Northern Arizona University for a tropical biology field course to Nicaragua and has given guest lectures in Animal Behavior at several universities.

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