The Science Behind a Happy Dog: Canine Training, Thinking and Behaviour

The Science Behind a Happy Dog: Canine Training, Thinking and Behaviour


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How can you be sure that your dog is happy? What can owners do to ensure their dog has the best chance at a long, happy life? Experts in animal behavior, Emma Grigg and Tammy Donaldson, set out to explore our current understanding of canine well-being in this engaging and authoritative guide to dog training. Making use of the latest in animal behaviour research and studies, The Science Behind a Happy Dog covers both scientific approaches to dog raising and practical solutions to common behavioral problems in a clear and accessible style. The science behind canine cognition and body language shows how we can use the clues that our dogs give us to maximize their well-being. This enlightening guide addresses all aspects of a dog's life, including nutrition, socialisation, exercise, reducing stress when visiting the vet, and canine mental health. It is the ultimate training book aimed at teaching owners how to raise a well-behaved, well-adjusted, and happy dog. [Subject: Pet Care, Dog Training, Animal Behavior]

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ISBN-13: 9781910455753
Publisher: 5m Publishing
Publication date: 06/05/2017
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication vi

About the authors vii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Quality of life in dogs 13

Chapter 3 Canine cognition: how your dog sees the world 31

Chapter 4 Reading your dog 51

Chapter 5 The science of humane dog training 71

Chapter 6 Canine mental health: the importance of enrichment 105

Chapter 7 Canine behavioral problems and solutions 127

Chapter 8 Canine physical wellness 167

Chapter 9 Veterinary care for your happy dog 195

Chapter 10 Too short lives: quality of life and end-of-life decisions for your dog 225

Annotated Bibliography: a brief list of some of our favorite dog resources 249

Index 257

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