Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones (Hardcover)

The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

By Debra F. Horwitz (Editor), John Ciribassi (Editor), Steve Dale

Houghton Mifflin, 9780547738918, 360pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

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More thanninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them theguidance and directionthey need.Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.
The key to trainingdogs effectively isfirst tounderstand why our dogs do what they do. And no one can address this more authoritatively than the diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behavior, whose work, the culmination of years ofrigorous training, takes them deep into the minds ofdogs in an effort to decode how they think, how they communicate, and how they learn.
In "Decoding Your Dog, " these experts analyze problem behaviors, decipher the latest studies, and correct common misconceptions and outmoded theories. The book includes:
Effective, veterinary-approved positive training methods
Expert advice on socialization, housetraining, diet, and exercise
Remedies for behaviorproblems such as OCD and aggression
With ""Decoding Your Dog"" the experts experts deliver a must-have dog behavior guide that ultimately challenge the way we think about our dogs.
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