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EBOOK: LOVE HAS NO AGE LIMIT - WELCOMING AN ADOPTED DOG INTO YOUR HOME
by Patricia McConnell and Karen London (See other books by author)


Publisher: Dogwise Ebooks
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2011 E Book, 96 pages

ISBN: 9781891767142
Item: DTB1214EBK
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Summary: Who says you have to get a puppy to create a bond? Adult dogs make excellent pets. Learn exactly what to do from the moment he walks into your home to avoid problems and how to retrain a dog with “issues.”

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Winner of the DWAA Maxwell Award for 2011, Best Soft-cover Guide and the North Shore Animal League America Award.

So here you are, right next to a new dog who just entered the house, and whose life history you know little or nothing about. Now what? How do you welcome an adult or adolescent dog into your home and incorporate this new individual into your family? This booklet is designed to help you ease the transition from "new dog" to "family member" by guiding you through the first steps of this new relationship.

Love Has No Age Limit includes information on what to do as you enter the house, how to handle the first few days, what to do and what not to do as you get to know each other, and tips on everything from the car ride home to the first vet visit. It includes advice on training and a section on solving common behavioral problems to helps prevent the most frequent dilemmas that people encounter when adopting a new dog.


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Love Has No Age Limit, July 12, 2011
Reviewer: Debra Eldredge
Love Has No Age Limit is a book by respected authors Patricia McConnell and Karen London. Both authors have PhDs in animal behavior and plenty of real world experience to back up the book learning.



This book is geared at 'Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home' and is aimed at helping families adjust to adopting an adult or adolescent dog versus a puppy. Of course, much of the information is appropriate for a puppy adoption or addition as well.



The book starts with preparations. If you have warning or know ahead of time you will be adding a canine member to your family, this chapter is excellent for reminding you of the challenges a new dog will face. Followed by 'Coming Home: The First Day', these chapters can help get your new relationship off to a great start. Simple suggestions such as taking the new dog for a walk with the current resident dog are excellent for avoiding dog/dog problems.


I did feel the veterinary care chapter was a bit lacking in important information and the training chapter is basically an overview of what training your new dog may need. The authors do emphasize that this is not intended as a complete tome on adding a new dog to your family. It is an overview of what is important and what situations people commonly face with a new dog. They provide a listing of resources, both books and websites, to fill out your depth of knowledge.



The last section of the book covers Behavior Problems 101. While no problems are covered in depth, there are practical and useful suggestions for how to deal with dilemmas while you get more knowledge or help. So if you wake up at midnight with your new dog snarling over a toy she is guarding, there is some quick advice to get you past the immediate problem - throw some really great treats in another direction. When your dog abandons her prize for the treats, you quickly and quietly retrieve the object she was keeping. The next day, you can check out the in depth resources and develop a full and detailed plan for handling the dog's resource guarding problem.


The print may be a touch small but the book is very well organized. It is easy to find the information you are looking for. I love the cover photo of Theo - clearly an older dog adoptee. Love Has No Age Limit sells for $9.95 through Dogwise.com and would be an excellent addition to your library if you were contemplating adding an older dog to your family.



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