In a Dog's Heart

A Compassionate Guide to Canine Care, from Adopting to Teaching to Bonding

By Jennifer Arnold
(Spiegel & Grau, Paperback, 9780812982459, 230pp.)

Publication Date: January 2013

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AN INDISPENSABLE GUIDE FOR ANY DOG OWNER—NEW OR SEASONED
 
Jennifer Arnold has come to a unique understanding of the human-dog bond over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for Canine Assistants. She developed a methodology—Choice Teaching—that pairs scientific and behavioral knowledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect. Here Arnold shares
 
• how to choose the puppy that’s destined for you and what to have on hand before you bring that puppy home
• best practices when it comes to teaching your dog essential and even lifesaving commands
• what to stock in your doggie first-aid kit
• how to keep your pet safe from dangers at home and in the outside world
• how to help your dog overcome anxious behavior, from separation anxiety to thunderstorm phobia
• the challenges and rewards of adopting an older dog
 
Throughout the book are captivating stories of the extraordinary ways in which dogs prove themselves worthy of our care and devotion—and how we can, and why we should, help them achieve what they so deserve.
 
“This guide is as practical as it is wise, a keeper book for ready reference.”—Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog
 
“An informative and entertaining book . . . [Arnold’s] insightful words provide knowledge every dog owner needs.”—Publishers Weekly




About the Author
Jennifer Arnold, MD, completed her medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD and graduated in 2000. She is currently an attending neonatologist at Baylor College of Medicine and Medical Director of the Simulation Center at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Arnold is married to her best friend Bill Klein. They live in Houston, TX and have adopted two special needs children. Jennifer and Bill are the stars of TLC's "The Little Couple".
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