A Modern Dog's Life

A Modern Dog's Life

How to Do the Best for your Dog

Paperback - 2010
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What do dogs value? Why do they get so excited by their daily walks? And why may dogs of different breeds have different needs? Veterinarian, professor of animal behavior, and dog lover Dr. Paul McGreevy answers these questions and many more. He takes readers on a walk in the paws of man's best friend to illuminate the challenges and confusions faced by dogs in the modern world.

Filled with humor, easy-to-follow instructions, and memorable characters (including "Uncle Wolf" and "Feral Cheryl"), A Modern Dog's Life will help you better understand your dog with:

Insights from recent studies on how dogs see, smell, and experience the world Explanations of canine behavior, with over 40 photos of dogs in action Tips on everything from petting dogs to calming them at the vet's User-friendly training techniques that build skills gradually and keep dogs motivated

Dr. McGreevy offers an exciting new approach to training a dog: By acting as a "life coach"--rather than an "alpha dog" or "parent"--and by reimagining "training" as a fun opportunity for you and your dog to grow closer and learn new skills, you can greatly improve your dog's quality of life--and teach good behavior at the same time.

Published: New York : Experiment, c2010.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781615190188
161519018X
Branch Call Number: 636.7088 MACG
Characteristics: 312 p. :,ill. ;,21cm.
Alternative Title: How to do the best for your dog

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TheMadTabby
Aug 06, 2012

Very strange commentary on dogs. If your dog refuses to obey you, do not put your hands on it's collar, but go get a leash attach the leash and then drag the dog? Huh? Wouldn't this just lead to a leash shy dog who knows he can do whatever he wants as long as there's no leash attached? Even his veterinary advice is questionable, which is bad considering he's a vet. i.e. not all merle dogs are deaf!

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