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How to Talk with Your Dog

by David Alderton

ISBN 000717862X / 9780007178629 / 0-00-717862-X
Publisher Collins
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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David Alderton's How to Talk With Your Dog is an engaging illustrated guide to understanding and communicating with your dog. Written by a leading authority on pet care and animal behaviour, this book combines expert insights into canine psychology with fascinating, specialized photography. A definitive guide to canine communication, How To Talk With Your Dog deals not only with the variety of ways in which dogs talk to one another, but also explains the signs and sounds they make in their daily attempts to talk to their owners. Most importantly, it provides practical and insightful suggestions as to how owners can communicate effectively -- and have fun with -- their pet. Covering an extensive range of behaviour from puppies to elderly dogs, and from playful to aggressive conduct, this book is relevant to dog lovers of all ages. It is packed with easy-to-follow advice on using communication to discourage violence and destructive behaviour, as well as to ensure that your dog communicates peacefully with other pets and young children. Contents include amongst other subjects:Part One -- How Dogs Talk Naturally Doggy dreams Growling and whining How dogs use their eyes to communicatePart Two -- How Dogs Talk with You Jumping up Ear carriage Dogs and carsPart Three -- How to Talk with Your Dog Dealing with a truculent dog Calming a distressed dog Dealing with fights [via]