What do you do with a dog who attacks the telephone whenever it rings? Or one who chases imaginary rabbits down imaginary holes? Or one who is terrified of microblinds…or turns into Cujo every time company arrives?
In this warm, compassionate, entertaining, and very informative book, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, one of the premier veterinary behaviorists in the country, tells real-life stories from his practice that illustrate his unique approach to correcting unwanted behaviors. By making key changes in a dog’s diet, exercise regime, environment, and training, Dr. Dodman has been able to work wonders with even the most difficult problems. Utilizing revolutionary discoveries in canine behaviorism and pharmacology, Dr. Dodman has given hope and help to owners whose only previous options were obedience schools, or if these failed–euthanasia. Whether you own a problem dog or just want to better understand the complex, intelligent mind of your canine companion, this is a book you won’t want to miss.
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
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Praise for The Dog Who Loved Too Much
“Fascinating and engrossing reading for all those interested in understanding the nature of dogs in their full biological and behavioral complexity.” –Oliver Sacks, M.D., author of An Anthropologist on Mars
“Dodman’s descriptions of various ‘problem dogs’ make fascinating reading, and his recommended ‘treatments’ are often unusually insightful and always quite practical.” –Stanley Coren, author of The Intelligence of Dogs
“Thank God this book has been written! The Dog Who Loved Too Much is splendid–as accessible as it is profound. Dr. Dodman writes with sensitivity, a sense of fun, and an extraordinary depth of understanding as he explores the psychology of dogs. This should be compulsory reading for anyone who would own a dog.” –Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs