Written with wit, wisdom, and compassion, this easy–to–use A–to–Z reference is a godsend for dog owners and prospective dog owners.
Dr. Nicholas Dodman, expert animal psychologist and acclaimed author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much, gets us inside the minds of our pets to learn what makes them do the crazy things they do.
From aggression to zoonosis and just about everything in between, Dr. Dodman draws on case histories from his own practice at the prestigious Tufts University Veterinary Center and offers fresh and incredibly useful tips that apply the latest discoveries in canine behaviorism and pharmacology. Here are simple, sensible, step-by-step instructions on diet, exercise, environment, and lifestyle changes that any pet owner can safely implement to effect seemingly miraculous improvement in their dog’s behavior. Authoritative, entertaining, and immensely practical, Dr. Dodman proves that when it comes to caring for man’s best friend, he’s the best friend we have.
Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, MRCVS, is a professor of behavioral pharmacology and the director of the Behavior Clinic at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine as well as the author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much. He is an internationally known specialist in… More about Nicholas Dodman
"A Dr. Spock-like owner’s guide to rearing and training the family dog." —The Washington Post
"I love Dr. Dodman’s work!" –Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
"This witty, insightful guide explains the gamut of canine behavior, from the peculiar (‘Honey, why does Buffy keep staring at the sofa?’) to the problematic (‘and why does ripper keep eating it?’)." —American Way
"Owners will learn the ABCs of communicating with their dogs." —The Plain Dealer, Cleveland