Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.
The key to training dogs effectively is first to understand why our dogs do what they do. And no one can address this more authoritatively than the diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behavior, whose work, the culmination of years of rigorous training, takes them deep into the minds of dogs in an effort to decode how they think, how they communicate, and how they learn.
In Decoding Your Dog, these experts analyze problem behaviors, decipher the latest studies, and correct common misconceptions and outmoded theories. The book includes:
Effective, veterinary-approved positive training methods
Expert advice on socialization, housetraining, diet, and exercise
Remedies for behavior problems such as OCD and aggression
With Decoding Your Dog the experts' experts deliver a must-have dog behavior guide that ultimately challenge the way we think about our dogs.
What experts are saying about Decoding Your Dog:
Kudos to the Veterinary Behaviorists! Decoding Your Dog is a welcome addition to the voices supporting science-based and benevolent dog training. Read this book and your dog will thank you for it!
Patricia B McConnell, PhD, CAAB, author of The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
Behavioral problems often risk damaging the canine-human bond. Veterinary behaviorists are uniquely qualified to consider potential medical explanations while also understanding how to appropriately treat a wide array of behavior problems. This wonderful, practical book can help dog owners to insure that their relationship lasts a lifetime. Highly recommended for anyone who loves a dog.
Dr. Doug Aspros, 2013 president of the American Veterinary Medical Association
The very best information to help your best friend from top veterinary behavioral experts. A must buy for the caring dog owner. Two paws up!
Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and author of The Well-Adjusted Dog
What makes your dog tick? Do you wish he could talk? You don't have to! Decoding Your Dog is all you need speak the language, thanks to a Dream Team of top veterinary behaviorists. This is one book every dog-lover needs to have, for better-behaved companion who's as tuned in to you as you can be to him.
Dr. Marty Becker, veterinary contributor for Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show and author of Your Dog: The Owner's Manual and Your Cat: The Owner's Manual