What should you do if you can't train your dog to heel? Or it keeps tearing up the furniture? Or it's aggressive around other animals?
The Pawfect Guide to Thinking like a Dog doesn't waste time on lengthy and complicated explanations that you will never finish reading, let alone put into practice. Instead, it explains your dog's behaviour from tail wagging to self-harming, and in brief instructions explains how to train your hound, how to handle tricky issues and how to address health matters.
Featuring 110 colour photographs, the book deftly addresses all manner of issues, from fouling to whining, from barking to disobedience, from how to travel with your dog to how to wash your dog to how to train your dog to behave around children.
Packed with easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply information, The Pawfect Guide to Thinking like a Dog is an essential guide to forging a lasting, healthy relationship.
Emma qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 1996 and is best known for her appearances in the highly successful BBC 1 programme, Vets in Practice. She has since appeared in numerous TV and radio programmes and has co-presented programmes on wildlife and animal welfare. A keen writer, Emma has been a feature columnist for several publications including BBCs Girl Talk magazine, Dogs Today and Yours magazine. Emma has written several books on animal welfare and her series of five children's pet care books, The Pet Detective Series, teaches children that it's just as important for pets to be happy as well as healthy. Emma now lives in France and besides continuing her writing, welfare and media work she is an advisor on medical nutrition. Karen Wild, Dip App Psych, CCAB is an ASAB-Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist with over 20 years experience. She runs a full time behaviour practice `Pawprint' near Peterborough, UK working with family pets on Veterinary referral. Karen is a Full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and an Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist and ABTC Registered Animal Training Instructor (ABTC-ATI). She has authored three books published by Hamlyn; `What your Dog Wants', '21 Days to the Perfect Dog' and 'Being a Dog' all communicating welfare and training issues to the wider dog-owning public. Karen is resident behaviour and training feature writer for Dogs Today magazine.
Introduction BEFORE GETTING A DOG The Five Welfare Needs Where Dogs Came From How Dogs Learn Body Language Breed Traits Picking a Breed Picking a Breeder PUPPIES! Behavioral Health Picking a Puppy Mutilations Puppy Development Socialization and Habituation Vaccination Worms and Other Parasites Getting Used To The Vet Nutrition Body Condition Score and Obesity Raw Foods Insurance Neutering ADOLESCENCE Growing Up ADULTHOOD The Power of Food! Staying Safe Worms Ticks, Fleas, Lice, and Mites Common Poisons When To Go To The Vet SUPER SENIORS Common Health Problems for Older Dogs Aging Gracefully Nutrition and Exercise for Older Dogs Saying Goodbye A DOG'S SENSES Sight Taste and Touch Sound Smell BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING How Training Works Chasing and Predation Resource Guarding Fears and Phobias Digging and Scavenging Jumping Up Stealing Food and Household Items Barking and Vocalizations Fear of Cars and Travel Living With Other Dogs Living With People Household Rules Harmony With Your Dog Index