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Tales of Two Species: Essays on Loving and Living with Dogs
     

Tales of Two Species: Essays on Loving and Living with Dogs

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by Patricia B. McConnell
 

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How well do you and your dog understand each other?
Have you ever caught yourself wondering what your dog is thinking when he rolls in something stinky? Do you wonder how much of your emotional life is like that of your dog's? What about life from your dog's perspective? Join best-selling author and ethologist Patricia McConnell in pondering these questions in

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How well do you and your dog understand each other?
Have you ever caught yourself wondering what your dog is thinking when he rolls in something stinky? Do you wonder how much of your emotional life is like that of your dog's? What about life from your dog's perspective? Join best-selling author and ethologist Patricia McConnell in pondering these questions in this thought-provoking collection of essays about people and dogs. Written for every dog lover out there who wants to know more about their canine companion.

Gain insight into the dog-human relationship:
What does the name given to a dog say about the owner and the future relationship between the two of them?

Humans are experts at using words. Dogs are experts at body language. How can we use these talents to better communicate with each other?

We have bred dogs for many different purposes over thousands of years to hunt, to herd, to provide protection, even to cuddle. How has this process impacted a dog's ability to learn and be trained?

Why getting dominance over your dog isn't the answer to having a more obedient dog.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929242610
Publisher:
Dogwise Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Tales of Two Species Essays on Loving and Living with Dogs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great resource for anyone seeking to educate themselves and consider the unique needs, emotional considerations and mindsets of older and established Dogs who may later in life find their forever homes. Provided in a simple and easy to read format, canine behavior and psychology is discussed in an easily digestible and approachable manner, context and progression. As the author mentions that every chapter could each encompass its own book, an excellent job is done condensing the high points of areas of concern along with helpful hints and clues into canine behavior making transition into a new home and environment all the less stressful for pet and pet parent. A must read resource and starting point for anyone either considering opening their heart and home to an older Dog or whom has already brought their new family member home and seeks to make the transition as positive as possible. If you can read this before bringing your new older pet home, all the better - as your new Dog will most certainly thank you! The book is an invaluable resource on understanding the needs of your older pet whose prior background may or may not be known to you and how patience and empathy are crucial to building the lasting foundation for a harmonious bond between you both. While the book is geared towards both experienced Dog owners and newbies, anyone with an interest in dealing with older adopted Dogs in general or anyone volunteering in an animal shelter can benefit from the insights and suggestions presented in this book.
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