The Dog Decoder (Hardcover)

The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

By David Alderton

Chartwell Books, 9780785836292, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/4/2018)
Paperback (9/1/2011)

List Price: 14.99*
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While many dog owners have an intuitive link with their four-legged companions, wouldn't it be fantastic of dogs could talk?  Sadly, they can't, but when looking for a way to deepen relationships with your dogs this book will point out the key signs that you and your dog are actually engaged in an ongoing conversation. When your dog becomes excited, do you know whether he's expressing joy or anxiety? This books shows how to pick up on the signals and messages he sends out to you and others.  You'll also learn how understanding your dog's behavior will help you bond more closely with him.  It contains clear, annotated photos that show the signals that dogs convey in both normal and special situations.

The Dog Decoder helps you interpret the different messages your dog sends out, and in no time, you and your pooch will be speaking the same language.

About the Author

David Alderton trained as a veterinarian and his books about dogs have sold over a million copies. David has been awarded the Maxwell Medal by the Dog Writers’ Association of America and has acted as consultant on canine programmes screened by the Discovery Channel. He was very closely involved in the TV documentary celebrating the Crufts Centenary dog show, screened by the UK’s BBC and broadcasters in thirteen other countries worldwide.