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Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors And Reveal How To Prevent Or Change Unwanted Ones (2014)

3.66 of 5 Votes: 5
0547738919 (ISBN13: 9780547738918)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
review 1: For beginners only. This is really a series of essays from different vets and as a result you end up with an incohesive manual for dog owners. My favorite WTF was the essay on choosing the right dog. Basically, don't adopt an adult dog from a shelter unless you are sure it is a well behaved well adjusted dog. Um, no matter how well the shelter evaluates the dog you don't know 100% what you are getting! and so then what is to be done with adult dogs that don't fit this description? Listen, I think the idea of the vet behaviorist title for vets is a good thing but being a vet does not make you an expert in dog behavior. If the topics in this book interest you, read some Patricia McConnell who is far more knowledgeable.
review 2: This is a great book for someone
... moregetting a new puppy. I also liked that it discussed how to work through issues you can have with a pet. We have wonderful dog in Dakota. The one issue she has of licking her paws was even talked about in the book, and it paralleled what our vet said. I also like that this book emphasizes positive reinforcement rather than some of the more tortuous training methods a lot of people recommend. less
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Excellent, reader-friendly, and science-based.
Plenty of good information for beginners.
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