Understanding your Dog for DummiesBook - 2007
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting adog or nervous about caring for the one you’ve alreadybrought home, now you can relax. Understanding Your Dog forDummies helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves theway she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into awell-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, andcomes, etc.).
Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has adistinct identity that makes her unique. The first step inunderstanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she wasoriginally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulsesinfluence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need tospeak her language if you expect her to learn to understandyours.
Understanding Your Dog for Dummies gives you everythingyou need to learn to understand your pooch’s unique dialectof “Doglish”—and shows you how to take on therole as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, andconsistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Insideyou’ll discover how to:
- Read your dog’s body language
- Communicate with your dog
- Interpret your dog’s breed-specific traits
- Correct dog-behavior-gone-bad
- Counter anxiety-based behavior
- Understand and resolve aggressive behavior
- And so much more!
Think of this book as Doglish 101—a prerequisite for everyhuman member of your dog’s family. Now, let the trainingbegin!