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Puppies For Dummies

Published 04-16-2019

<p><b>Everything you need to bring home a new puppy</b><i>&nbsp;</i></p> <p>Across America and beyond, tails are wagging with anticipation. Why? Because puppies and the people who love them are eager for the update of <i>Puppies for Dummies.&nbsp; </i>&nbsp;Originally released and welcomed as a positive, loving alternative to the alpha dog philosophy of a popular celebrity trainer, <i>Puppies for Dummies</i> is now updated and more relevant than ever.</p> <p>This new edition covers the latest puppy training&nbsp;gadgets, tricks, and tips&nbsp;and offers&nbsp;expanded coverage on the latest training techniques, including new studies on positive reinforcement methods. This edition continues to provide readers with the trusted and proven advice that has made previous editions a success.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Integrate a puppy in your life</li> <li>Explore the latest science of dogs</li> <li>Train a happy, healthy pup</li> <li>Raise and nurture a loving dog</li> </ul> <p>Rather than saying: "Uh oh, now what?!" new pet owners can be equipped with the best advice.&nbsp;</p>

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Understanding Your Dog For Dummies

Published 05-29-2007

If you&#8217;re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you&#8217;ve already brought home, now you can relax. <i>Understanding Your Dog for Dummies</i> helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.). <p>Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulses influence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need to speak her language if you expect her to learn to understand yours.</p> <p><i>Understanding Your Dog for Dummies</i> gives you everything you need to learn to understand your pooch&#8217;s unique dialect of &#8220;Doglish&#8221;&#8212;and shows you how to take on the role as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, and consistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Inside you&#8217;ll discover how to:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Read your dog&#8217;s body language</li> <li>Communicate with your dog</li> <li>Interpret your dog&#8217;s breed-specific traits</li> <li>Correct dog-behavior-gone-bad</li> <li>Counter anxiety-based behavior</li> <li>Understand and resolve aggressive behavior</li> <li>And so much more!</li> </ul> <p>Think of this book as Doglish 101&#8212;a prerequisite for every human member of your dog&#8217;s family. Now, let the training begin!</p>

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