What Dogs Want

What Dogs Want

A Visual Guide to Understanding your Dog's Every Move

Book - 2012
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Interprets all the postures, expressions, sounds and actions exhibited by dogs individually and with other dogs and people. The 100 behaviors are described over one or two pages each with a photograph and an explanation of why the dog is doing the behavior and what he is telling its owner, such as showing attentiveness or being aggressive. Vet's Notes provide insight into potential medical causes and Breed Boxes shed light on genetic predisposition to certain behaviors.
Publisher: Buffalo, NY : Firefly, 2012
ISBN: 9781770850552
1770850554
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm

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ksoles Feb 23, 2013

This informative, visual guide interprets 100 postures, expressions, sounds and actions exhibited by dogs. A detailed, glossy colour image accompanies each behaviour (ears down, tail flicking, growling etc) and explanations cover the rationale behind said behaviour.

Vets' notes provide insight into medical causes of certain behaviours and breed boxes shed light on genetic predisposition to specific behavioural tendencies. Arden Moore cross-references each action according to type (submissive, attention-seeking, compulsive, aggressive etc), which she fully explains in a clear appendix.

This book will open any dog owner's eyes to how his/her pet communicates with both humans and other animals.

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