The Pawfect Guide to Thinking Like a Dog

The Pawfect Guide to Thinking Like a Dog : 501 Tips and Techniques

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What should you do if you can't train your dog to heel? Or it keeps tearing up the furniture? Or it's aggressive around other animals?
The Pawfect Guide to Thinking like a Dog doesn't waste time on lengthy and complicated explanations that you will never finish reading, let alone put into practice. Instead, it explains your dog's behaviour from tail wagging to self-harming, and in brief instructions explains how to train your hound, how to handle tricky issues and how to address health matters.
Featuring 110 colour photographs, the book deftly addresses all manner of issues, from fouling to whining, from barking to disobedience, from how to travel with your dog to how to wash your dog to how to train your dog to behave around children.
Packed with easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply information, The Pawfect Guide to Thinking like a Dog is an essential guide to forging a lasting, healthy relationship.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 154 x 214 x 20mm | 472g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 110 photos; 110 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782746153
  • 9781782746157
  • 2,644,514

Table of contents

Introduction

BEFORE GETTING A DOG
The Five Welfare Needs
Where Dogs Came From
How Dogs Learn
Body Language
Breed Traits
Picking a Breed
Picking a Breeder

PUPPIES!
Behavioral Health
Picking a Puppy
Mutilations
Puppy Development
Socialization and Habituation
Vaccination
Worms and Other Parasites
Getting Used To The Vet
Nutrition
Body Condition Score and Obesity
Raw Foods
Insurance
Neutering

ADOLESCENCE
Growing Up

ADULTHOOD
The Power of Food!
Staying Safe
Worms
Ticks, Fleas, Lice, and Mites
Common Poisons
When To Go To The Vet

SUPER SENIORS
Common Health Problems for Older Dogs
Aging Gracefully
Nutrition and Exercise for Older Dogs
Saying Goodbye

A DOG'S SENSES
Sight
Taste and Touch
Sound
Smell

BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING
How Training Works
Chasing and Predation
Resource Guarding
Fears and Phobias
Digging and Scavenging
Jumping Up
Stealing Food and Household Items
Barking and Vocalizations
Fear of Cars and Travel
Living With Other Dogs
Living With People
Household Rules
Harmony With Your Dog

Index
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About Emma Milne

Emma Milne qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University, England, in 1996 and is best known for her appearances in the UK television program Vets in Practice. She has since appeared in numerous television and radio programs on wildlife and animal welfare. Milne has written several books on animal welfare and her series of five children's pet care books, The Pet Detective Series, teaches children that it's just as important for pets to be happy as well as healthy. Karen Wild is a certified clinical animal behaviourist with over twenty years experience. She runs a full-time behaviour practice, Pawprint, near Peterborough, England, working with family pets. Wild is a member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and she is an Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and ABTC registered Animal Training Instructor (ABTC-ATI). She has authored three books: What Your Dog Wants, 21 Days to the Perfect Dog and Being a Dog. She is a resident behaviour and training feature writer for Dogs Today magazine.
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