Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

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Overview

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544334601
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 61,813
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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.

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Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learned alot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done you've succeded in getting me hooked. You shall continue. <p> ~Pad &#24536
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good so far! However I would like some more infornation on the world. But its only chapter 2, so take your time. Please continue!