Release Date: 01 May 2010
Dog-keeping may be as old as hunting and cave-painting, but keeping domestic dogs in family homes is a complex business. In a "A Modern Dog's Life," Dr. Paul McGreevy -- a veterinarian, a professor of animal behavior, and dog lover and owner -- offers a new approach to owning and training a dog, using the latest scientific research to help readers see the world through a dog's eyes. The book explains what motivates dogs, how to train them effectively, and how to meet their needs for fun and exercise.
Using humor, easy-to-follow instructions, and memorable characters (like Uncle Wolf and Feral Cheryl), McGreevy is able to make dog psychology and scientific research easily and fully comprehensible. He also offers explanations as to what dogs are thinking and feeling. Full of practical tips and advice, "A Modern Dog's Life" aims to help readers to become better companions and life-coaches for their dogs.
* Insights from recent studies on how dogs see, smell and experience the world.
* Explanations of canine behaviours, with over 40 photos of dogs in action.
* Tips on everything from petting dogs to calming them at the vet's.
* User-friendly training techniques that build skills gradually and keep dogs motivated.
About the Author:
Paul McGreevy PhD, MBCVS, has worked with and studies animals professionally for more than 2o0 years. He is an associate professor at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science, where his research focuses on the behaviour and welfare of dogs and horses, and is the author of six books and more than 80 peer-reviewed articles on animal behaviour. He is also the proud owner of three dogs, Wally, Neville and Tinker, pictured on the front cover.
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