Meet Your Dog: the Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

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Author:
Kim Brophey
Publication Year:
2018
ISBN:
9781452148991
Page Count:
224
Publisher:
Chronicle Books

Every dog owner knows that along with the joy can come the stress and frustration of behavioral problems, which are expensive to diagnose and treat. Enter Kim Brophey, award-winning canine behavior consultant.

Using cutting-edge research, Brophey has developed a groundbreaking system that allows owners to identify what their dog is struggling with, why, and how they can fix it. Brophey's approach is unlike anything that has been published before and will give dog owners a new understanding of what motivates and affects their dog's behavior. Brophey's innovative technique rethinks the way we categorize dogs, and distills information from over twenty scientific disciplines into four comprehensive elements: learning, environment, genetics, and self. With revolutionary tips for specific dog breeds, this book will change the life of every dog owner and lead to happier human-canine relationships. 

What experts are saying about Meet Your Dog:
"In Meet Your Dog, nationally known behavior consultant Kim Brophey introduces L.E.G.S. (Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self), an innovative model for understanding how dogs think and why they behave the way they do. Based on the latest findings in the field of canine cognition and behavior, this book is an invaluable resource, both for experienced dog lovers and for individuals seeking their first four-legged friend." 
Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals 

"It's refreshing to finally find a book that takes into consideration the many predispositions to behavior problems in dogs. Many written works and theories do not take this into account, yet it is one of the major keys to understanding, and subsequently changing, canine behavior. This book is unique as it considers the whole dog. Dogs are different. They have different personalities and breeds have specific tendencies. Kim does not ignore this. On the contrary, she teaches us simple and practical ways to use these differences and tendencies to not only give dogs a better life, but also to have a more harmonious relationship with their human.

This publication is a game changer because it teaches us to really see the dog in its entirety. It present us with a framework to understand all the major factors that are essential in understanding canine behavior." 

Alexandre Rossi, star of "Pet Mission" (National Geographic, Brazil), and author of A Dog at the Keyboard 

"Meet Your Dog is an original book that will lead even the best of us dog people to think about both dog behavior and our own behavior in new ways. It is an important book that creates a bridge between behavior science and its daily practical application by dog owners and trainers. I truly wish I had had this book to read fifty years ago." 
Ray Coppinger, author of Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior, and EvolutionWhat is a Dog?, and How Dogs Work 

Kim Brophey, CDBC, BA, is a nationally certified and award-winning canine behavior consultant and the owner of Dog Door Behavior Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

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  • 5
    Meet Your Dog

    Posted by Terry Kennedy-Lares on 4th Oct 2018

    While this is not a "How to Train Your Dog" book, it will give you insights into your dog that will help you Immensely in your training process. Kim's detailed descriptions of the different behavior propensities for each canine type will give you an understanding of why your dog is actually doing the behavior you are trying to change. Want to know why your herding dog is barking? Want to know why your terrier is digging up your back yard? This book will tell you, and it also will give you a few ideas to help with the problem. Reading this book has made me more tolerant of some of the behaviors my dogs have. As a trainer, it also gives me a methodology of how to look at each individual dog. Understanding their "Learning, Experience, Genetics, and Self" will give any trainer a detailed look into the individual behavior of each dog that crosses your path. I recommend this book for anyone who owns a dog, or works professionally with dogs.

  • 5
    As a Professional Dog Trainer

    Posted by Carrie Davis on 3rd Oct 2018

    Anyone here have a dog? Anyone thinking about getting a dog? YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Kim has such a calm and realisitc approach to helping people underestand their dogs and the expectations we have for living with that dog. I review each breed/genetic section before I see a client. This helps remind myself of the potential issues they could have, and how to inject some humor into the situation. I will bring the book with me and read some parts of the gentic section to some clients! Faces light up, they smile and the remember they are not alone. Their dog is not out of the norm and there is a way to bring more peace to the home. The world does not need another training book- but a book to to open us to WHO ARE DOGS ARE. Kim gave us exactly what we need. This is a quick read that you wil go back to again and again- even for those of us who have been in the indsutry for years! Share this book with clients- share it with SHELTERS, RESCUES and VETS! Let's set up people and dogs for success by making sure they know what they are getting.