How to Talk with Your Dog : All the Skills You Need to Communicate with Your Pet and Understand What He's Saying to You
A groundbreaking visual guide to human--canine communicationFeaturing over 100 full--color action photographs, this unique visual learning resource demonstrates how to read a dog's body language and build understanding between dogs and people. Renowned pet expert David Alderton explains how to get inside a dog's mind, recognize signs of anger and aggression (and what should and shouldn't be done about them), "speak" with a dog in its own language, and foster practical two--way communication. Readers will discover how the positioning of a dog's ears and tail are clues to its mood, what role the human voice should play in communication, and how to build a fulfilling human--canine relationship based on mutual trust and respect. David Alderton (UK) is a bestselling pet book author whose books include International Encyclopedia of Pet Care (0--876--05547--1).
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 172.72 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
- 11 Nov 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- 100 colour photographs
Back cover copy
Ever wondered why dogs sniff each other when they meet? Or what drives your puppy to chew your sneakers? In How to Talk with Your Dog, discover the complex language and behavior of dogs. Find out what your pet is really trying to say when he flattens his ears, barks persistently, or seems to smile. Learn from dogs themselves how to deal with problem behavior or integrate your new puppy into the family pack. By mastering your pet's language, you can get the most out of your relationship, whether you're training or just having fun together. Bring up your puppy responsibly by using the language he will instinctively understand Discover how to read your dog's complex body language-from ear positions to resting postures-through lavish color photographs Get expert advice on spotting-and dealing with-an agressive, sick, or anxious dog Learn how to discipline, train, and care for your puppy just like his mother would
Table of contents
How Dogs Talk Naturally. Why talking is important for dogs. Communication in puppyhood. Communicating with each other. Growing up together. Changing the rules. Moving on. Early roles in littermates. Looking for messages. Leaving a mark. Out of sight. Conversing with a stranger. Sniffing and greeting. How a bitch in heat communicates. Doggy dreams. Growling and whining. Facial expressions. Personal space. How dogs use their eyes to communicate. Hearing things. How Dogs Talk with You. Jumping up. Resting postures. Begging. Ear carriage. Tail positioning. Playing. Indicating uncertainty. Investigating shopping. Mealtime agression. Seeking affection. Opening doors. Seeking to be taken out. Dogs and cars. Humble dog. Urinating in the home. Possession aggression. Phantom pregnancy. Destructive nature. Dog in pain. How to Talk with Your Dog. Dealing with a truculent puppy. Attracting a dog's attention. Winning a dog's confidence. Introducing a dog to other pets. Calling for food. Communicating what you expect. Distance communication. Playing with a ball. Using a flying disk toy. Playing with a tug toy. Calming a distressed dog. Recognizing the causes of aggression. Dealing with fights. Persistant barking. Going places your dog doesn't want to. Chewing through your possessions. Communicating with an elderly dog. Useful Addresses. Index.
About David Alderton
David Alderton (U.K.) is an international best--selling authority on pets and their care, with his book sales now totaling more than five million copies world--wide. He has written several titles for Howell, including the International Encyclopedia of Pet Care, ISBN 08765646X.