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If you re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you ve already brought home, now you can relax. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.). Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how…mehr

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If you re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you ve already brought home, now you can relax. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.). Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulses influence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need to speak her language if you expect her to learn to understand yours. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies gives you everything you need to learn to understand your pooch s unique dialect of Doglish and shows you how to take on the role as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, and consistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Inside you 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 every human member of your dog s family. Now, let the training begin!

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 288
  • Erscheinungstermin: 16.02.2011
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781118052761
  • Artikelnr.: 38232239
Autorenporträt
Stanley Coren is best known to the public for his popularbooks on dogs and on general psychological issues. However, withinthe scientific world, he's also a highly respected scientist,a Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia,and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His engaging writing style and his broad knowledge about thebehavior of dogs and people have made his books The Intelligenceof Dogs, Why We Love the Dogs We Do, What Do Dogs Know?, Howto Speak Dog, The Pawprints of History, How Dogs Think, Why Do DogsHave Wet Noses?, and Why Does My Dog Do That? allbestsellers. Roger Caras, President of the ASPCA, and himself a bestsellingauthor of dog books, noted "Stanley Coren has an incrediblegift -- the ability to take the most complex matters and makeit all seem so simple and clear." Perhaps this is why Corenwas named Writer of the Year by the International Positive DogTraining Association and is a sought-after contributor to a numberof national dog and pet magazines, including Pets Magazine,Modern Dog, AnimalSense, Dog and Puppy Basics, and AKCGazette. Many professional associations have recognized Coren'swork with service dogs, and he's received awards from severalmajor police dog organizations, including the California CanineNarcotic Dog Association and the British Columbia Police CanineAssociation. His work with and knowledge of dogs has often caughtthe attention of the media, and he's been the subject offeature articles in People Magazine, USA Today, Time Magazine,Maclean's, US News & World Report, New York Times, LosAngeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, andothers. His affable manner has also made him a popular guest withthe broadcast media, and he's been featured on numeroustelevision programs, including Oprah, Larry King Live, Dateline,20/20, Maurie Povich, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose, andthe Today Show. He currently hosts the national TV seriesGood Dog! in Canada. Sarah Hodgson, president of Simply Sarah Incorporated,has been a trainer of dogs and their people in Westchester, NewYork, and Southern Connecticut for more than 20 years. She'sthe author of eight dog-training books, including Puppies ForDummies, Dog Tricks For Dummies, Puppies Raising & TrainingDiary For Dummies, Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training, You andYour Puppy (co-authored with James DeBitetto),DogPerfect, 2nd Edition, PuppyPerfect, and MissSarah's Guide to Etiquette for Dogs & Their People.In addition, Sarah has produced two videos, patented a dog trainingleash (the Teaching Lead), and invented many other products tosimplify the shared lives of dogs and people. Sarah is frequently featured as a dog training specialist onnetwork television, radio, and print media, including The NewYork Times, NBC, CBS, Animal Planet (Disney syndicate), FOX,CNN, WOR, Hollywood Pets, Parenthood magazine, and others.She has worked with many famous persons' dogs, including TVpersonality Katie Couric, actors Richard Gere, Glenn Close, ChazzPalminteri, Chevy Chase, and Lucie Arnaz; business moguls GeorgeSoros, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Mottola, and Michael Fuchs; and sportgreats Bobby Valentine and Alan Houston. In addition, Sarah is a behavior consultant and educationfacilitator at the Adopt-A-Dog shelter in Armonk, New York, whereshe holds training and socialization programs, conditioning each ofthe dogs within a fully decorated home environment before theirformal adoption.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction.

Part I: The Fascinating World of Dogs.

Chapter 1: A Dog for Life: Dog Psychology 101.

Chapter 2: Understanding Your Dog.

Chapter 3: Communicating with Your Dog.

Chapter 4: Seeing Life from Your Dog's Perspective.

Part II: Embracing Your Dog's Identity.

Chapter 5: Identifying Your Dog's Individuality.

Chapter 6: Interpreting Your Dog's Breed-SpecificTraits.

Chapter 7: Sensory Perceptions.

Chapter 8: Meeting the Needs of Your Growing Puppy.

Chapter 9: Reading and Communicating as Your Dog Ages.

Part III: Doggie Delinquency.

Chapter 10: Inspiring Behavior with Motivational Techniques.

Chapter 11: Helping Your Dog Learn from Everyday Living.

Chapter 12: Happy Training, Happy Tails.

Part IV: Dogs Don't Misbehave: Misperceptions andSolutions.

Chapter 13: Addressing and Solving Problem Behavior.

Chapter 14: Countering Anxiety-Based Behavior.

Chapter 15: Understanding and Resolving Aggressive Behavior.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Forms of Silent Communication.

Chapter 17: Ten Common Misunderstandings.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Become Your Dog's Leader.

Index.