Dog-keeping may be as old as hunting, grunting and cave-painting, but keeping domestic dogs in family homes is a complex business.
One family may lavish attention on their dog while another virtually ignores theirs.
One person within a family may be a great trainer while another, within the same household, may be inconsistent or incompetent.
Written with clarity and humour, ""A Modern Dog's Life"" offers a new approach to owning and training a dog, drawing on the latest research on dog behaviour and the author's expertise as a vet and animal behaviourist, to explain why dog's behave they way they do.
The book takes the time to explore the challenges for the modern dog (and their owners) while exploring what motivates dogs, how to train them effectively, and how to meet their needs for fun and exercise.
In short, it is the thinking person's book for dog lovers.
It will appeal to every dog owner, vet, trainer or breeder that is genuinely interested in dogs and wants to understand why they behave the way they do. ""A Modern Dog's Life"" also explains how our own behavior can be mystifying to dogs, and establishes why dogs may never comprehend some of our habits.
It examines features of dog management that many owners struggle to get right - and sets out some blunt home truths about the realities of keeping a dog.
Ultimately, ""A Modern Dog's Life"" is for anyone who wants to understand more about their dog.
Its aim is to help you to become a better dog-watcher, team-player, care-giver, companion and life-coach by knowing when and how to intervene.
Although 'dog books' abound there are few that address why dog's behave they way do in a scientific yet accessible way.
This book provides true insight into dog behaviour offering practical tips and advice throughout.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/10/2009
- Category: Dog obedience & training
- ISBN: 9781742231051