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Understanding Your Dog For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05276-1
E-book
288 pages
February 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: The Fascinating World of Dogs 7

Chapter 1: A Dog for Life: Dog Psychology 101 9

Chapter 2: Understanding Your Dog 15

Chapter 3: Communicating with Your Dog 29

Chapter 4: Seeing Life from Your Dog’s Perspective 47

Part II: Embracing Your Dog’s Identity 61

Chapter 5: Identifying Your Dog’s Individuality 63

Chapter 6: Interpreting Your Dog’s Breed-Specific Traits 83

Chapter 7: Sensory Perceptions 95

Chapter 8: Meeting the Needs of Your Growing Puppy 107

Chapter 9: Reading and Communicating as Your Dog Ages 123

Part III: Doggie Delinquency 137

Chapter 10: Inspiring Behavior with Motivational Techniques 139

Chapter 11: Helping Your Dog Learn from Everyday Living 159

Chapter 12: Happy Training, Happy Tails 171

Part IV: Dogs Don’t Misbehave: Misperceptions and Solutions 185

Chapter 13: Addressing and Solving Problem Behavior 187

Chapter 14: Countering Anxiety-Based Behavior 205

Chapter 15: Understanding and Resolving Aggressive Behavior 221

Part V: The Part of Tens 241

Chapter 16: Ten Forms of Silent Communication 243

Chapter 17: Ten Common Misunderstandings 249

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Become Your Dog’s Leader 255

Index 261

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