The well-adjusted dog: Dr. Dodman's seven steps to lifelong health and happiness for your best friend

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c2008.
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One of the greatest myths in dog ownership is that once a puppy is housetrained and has graduated from a puppy training class, an owner’s work is done. In fact, that work is just beginning.Forty-two percent of dog owners in this country report problems managing their dogs’ behavior. Our nation’s pounds and shelters are teeming with dogs who have been given up for just this reason. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As Dr. Dodman points out, almost every dog problem can either be treated or, better yet, prevented. Every dog has the potential to be happy and well adjusted.In The Well-Adjusted Dog, Dr. Dodman shows you how, offering what he calls continuing education” for dogs and their owners. A comprehensive, seven-step approach takes on the whole doghis health, behavior, and environmentand lays the groundwork for the proper care and training of your best friend, for life. You will discover how much exercise your dog really needs (and why) how diet can affect behavior how to communicate clearly with your dog and understand dog body language how to lead your dog, not dominate him how to prevent or deal with fearful conditions how to optimize your dog’s environment how to address medical problems that might underlie unwanted behavior In this essential new book, Dr. Dodman draws on some twenty-five years of clinical experience to bring together the artand scienceof dog ownership. His approach is based on the latest research as well as a unique understanding of the whole dog. It’s also proven to work, and to work long term. Only in The Well-Adjusted Dog will you truly find what every good dog owner should know.
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