In a Dog's Heart : A Compassionate Guide to Canine Care, from Adopting to Teaching to Bonding

Description

AN INDISPENSABLE GUIDE FOR ANY DOG OWNER--NEW OR SEASONED Jennifer Arnold has come to a unique understanding of the human-dog bond over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for Canine Assistants. She developed a methodology--Choice Teaching--that pairs scientific and behavioral knowledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect. Here Arnold shares - how to choose the puppy that's destined for you and what to have on hand before you bring that puppy home - best practices when it comes to teaching your dog essential and even lifesaving commands - what to stock in your doggie first-aid kit - how to keep your pet safe from dangers at home and in the outside world - how to help your dog overcome anxious behavior, from separation anxiety to thunderstorm phobia - the challenges and rewards of adopting an older dog Throughout the book are captivating stories of the extraordinary ways in which dogs prove themselves worthy of our care and devotion--and how we can, and why we should, help them achieve what they so deserve. "This guide is as practical as it is wise, a keeper book for ready reference."--Susannah Charleson, author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog "An informative and entertaining book . . . [Arnold's] insightful words provide knowledge every dog owner needs."--Publishers Weekly

Details

Author(s)
Dr Jennifer Arnold
Format
Paperback | 230 pages
Dimensions
134 x 203 x 15mm | 191g
Publication date
01 Jan 2013
Publisher
Spiegel & Grau
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0812982452
ISBN13
9780812982459
Bestsellers rank
811,741