Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

  • Title: Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones
  • Author: American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Debra Horwitz John Ciribassi Steve Dale
  • ISBN: 9780547738918
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Decoding Your Dog The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family But often despite our best intentions we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direct
    More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need Unwanted behavior is the number one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.The key to training dogs effectively is first to understand whyMore than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need Unwanted behavior is the number one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.The key to training dogs effectively is first to understand why our dogs do what they do And no one can address this authoritatively than the diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behavior, whose work, the culmination of years of rigorous training, takes them deep into the minds of dogs in an effort to decode how they think, how they communicate, and how they learn.In Decoding Your Dog, these experts analyze problem behaviors, decipher the latest studies, and correct common misconceptions and outmoded theories The book includes Effective, veterinary approved positive training methods Expert advice on socialization, housetraining, diet, and exercise Remedies for behavior problems such as OCD and aggressionWith Decoding Your Dog the experts experts deliver a must have dog behavior guide that ultimately challenge the way we think about our dogs.

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    1. I was looking forward to reading this book once it was published - I even ordered it early. But I was disappointed. I learned a few things, but much of the book seems to be written for folks who either don't have dogs (yet) or who have dogs and have never bothered to spend much time with them. Solutions for problem behaviors seemed to fall into two groups: 1) give the dog a food toy or spend all your time with the dog, or 2) call a veterinary behaviorist. For the former, they don't address how t [...]

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    2. This book was all I hoped for and more. As a veterinarian, finding training books to recommend to clients is very frustrating. Some training advice is downright dangerous (see Cesar Milan) and many books have enough significant inaccuracies to prevent me from endorsing them (an unseemly number of training books make unnecessary and potentially dangerous feeding recommendations.)This book echoes all the current science and focuses on safe, positive reinforcement techniques, appropriately emphasiz [...]

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    3. For beginners only. This is really a series of essays from different vets and as a result you end up with an incohesive manual for dog owners. My favorite WTF was the essay on choosing the right dog. Basically, don't adopt an adult dog from a shelter unless you are sure it is a well behaved well adjusted dog. Um, no matter how well the shelter evaluates the dog you don't know 100% what you are getting! and so then what is to be done with adult dogs that don't fit this description? Listen, I thin [...]

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    4. Even though the behaviorists at AVSAB are kind of my personal gods on canine behavior, I am still miffed with this book even after the newest edition. Most of the content is from 2014, when several things that are recommended in here had already been proven to be detrimental to canine welfare in long term studies way before then. How on earth is it still ok to recommend Citronella collars? Yes, if only given two options on earth, a shock or citronella collar, choose the citronella. Thankfully we [...]

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    5. Decoding your Dog is a decent book as an introduction to dog training and behavior. It summarizes the main points that you will read in more detail in other books. I think the biggest draw back is the level of redundancy found throughout the chapters. This is most likely in part, due to the fact that several people are writing this book. It would have been wiser to put a disclaimer at the beginning of the book about seeing a vet first prior to behavior modification and seeking professional help [...]

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    6. I really felt like I got a lot out of this book being a first time dog owner. I have had family pets as a kid, but never was the primary care giver until now. I really enjoyed learning about dog behavior and have been applying a lot of the training techniques with great success. I recommend this to anyone who truly wants to understand their dogs behavior and even learn a trick or two in creating a well balanced and happy relationship with their pet. :-)

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    7. Wow! This book comes with an 'Acknowledgments,' a 'Foreword,' a 'Preface,' and an 'Introduction.' After all that, you get 315 pages of nothing you cannot find online, a 'Conclusion,' an 'about the editors,' 'about the authors'. Seriously, these people could not stop writing!!!

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    8. Decoding Your Dog is a perfect introduction for first time dog owners, but anyone who owns or works with dogs will benefit from this. All of the information is backed up by studies and I love that it is compiled by veterinary and veterinary behaviorists. I have 2 dogs that have been through all levels of training, this book reaffirms everything that I've learned. While some of the information does seem repetitive, that is because a lot of issues overlap. This isn't the be all, end all of trainin [...]

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    9. Great insights on dogs behavior One of my two senior dogs currently started to become aggressive towards our other senior dog. I bought this book to try to find out about what would have caused the issue. I really enjoyed the reading and I got a lot of information I needed to understand a dogs behavior

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    10. Knocked this down a star for being so intensely targeted at beginners in the dog world. I was hoping I would learn at least a little bit, but nope - all review. That being said it is an accessible and fairly quick read for those who have never had a dog before, or those whose training methods are stuck 20 years in the past.

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    11. Top notch info on dog behavior from the American College of Veternary Behaviorists.

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    12. This is a great book for first time dog owners. The methods described in this book are all based in positive reinforcement and the latest science in dog training.

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    13. An excellent quick and accessible read. I only wish I had read it *before* adopting my dog!

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    14. Great read for pet owners and veterinarians

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    15. This was nowhere near as awesome as I had hoped. A lot of it was really basic stuff, but I guess that's helpful for people who have never had a dog before. My biggest issue is that it was just SO repetitive. Not just the 'basic rehash' portion at the end of the chapters, and not entirely the fact that chapters were written by different experts (that particular repetitiveness – a word they felt compelled to define, btw – should have been fixed by the editors). chapters themselves were constan [...]

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    16. This is a good, down to earth training guide for anyone unfamiliar with dog behavior or a first time dog owner. This book was written by a team of veterinary behaviorists and offers a more scientific approach to understanding a dogs behavior and creating a desirable behavior. The chapters are organized by specific behavior, so it is easy to research the information you need to know. However, the first few chapters about dog behavior in general are very informative for everyone to read.There were [...]

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    17. This book was written by veterinary behaviorists, who understand both a dog's psychology and it's anatomy and natural behavior. These are the guys that dog trainers learn from. They are called "diplomates".This book is filled with good tips on dealing with specific issues, like how to introduce children to dogs, and how to teach them the proper way to interact with dogs. And how to deal with fear and aggression in dogs, and even otherwise mundane but highly difficult things like how to get your [...]

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    18. HelpfulHelpful tips for my new puppy. Working on the biggies, crate training, potty training and minimizing mouthingme good info included

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    19. This is an excellent book for a new dog owner or anyone considering becoming one. I enjoyed it as a thorough review of basic training and veterinary care. It applies to the vast majority of pet dogs. However, Veterinary Behaviorists do not provide answers for people who have truly aggressive or very strong working dogs. They never advocate aversive training methods or tools for managing such dogs. There are rare times when expert use of these methods can save a dog from euthanasia. I understand [...]

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    20. Decoding Your Dog offers articles from veterinary behaviorists that help dog owners choose a dog, train a dog, and diagnose problems that a dog may be having. It is clearly written, and charts present what dog owners should and should not do about various issues. A review is presented at the end of each section. I read 2 sections: one on noise sensitivity, which affects my dog, and one on obsessive-compulsive behavior, which affects another dog I know. The most interesting take-away was that beh [...]

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    21. This is a must read for anyone interested in animals. As both a dog owner and an animal care professional, this book has been incredibly helpful. It’s curated by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, as you can see on the cover. It advocates behavior management by understanding your dog’s behavior, rather than outdated “dominance” theory, and explains why dogs react to different methods of training the way they do. It coincides point for point with the behavior modification me [...]

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    22. I wish I'd had this book 12 years ago. Reading it actually caused me a lot of anguish because I now believe that my heart-dog, Sunny, suffered greatly from phobias and separation anxiety which were not treated. He was my first service dog, I was only 16 when I got him, and because he was with me so good and was so well-behaved, I didn't see the signs or know to recognize them. Sunny passed away at age 13 in October 2013. I miss him constantly. Another thing this book taught me is that Ryver, Sun [...]

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    23. Obtained this copy from NetGalley in exchange of honest review.I got my doubts cleared in this book about tail wagging dogs. Are they in friendly state or aggressive state? The fact is that we should look at the entire dog to read their emotions.Another doubt is, dogs in submissive stance doesn't mean they're feeling guilty (especially when they did something wrong). Often we see owners punished their dogs after the wrong-doing was happened perhaps hours ago. In this book, we're able to learn ho [...]

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    24. This is not just a training book, but also a book to help you understand your dog's behaviors. I thought it was interesting, well written, and useful. It had recent data from studies to support theories, also. Although at times it seemed a commercial for vet behaviorists, there is probably some relevance in many training and behavior issues that could be solved by consulting them. It was written in a collegial format, with varied authors, which I liked. The chapter on sr dogs and the issues they [...]

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    25. Perfect compendium of salient dog-rearing advice from behavioral veterinarians. I'd give a copy of this to every new dog owner! The book includes essays on a range of important topics, such as house training, canine body language, separation anxiety, aggression, and so on. Would that more dog owners could read it! I am confident that the welfare of dogs in this country would improve if they could. May not be as in-depth as the deep dog nerds may want, but it's the ideal place to start for new do [...]

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    26. An excellent, down to earth book about coping with and training your dog. This is written primarily for the new dog owner, or an owner who has little expertise in training. (ie many of us) In reading the reviews, I found that the lowest ratings seemed to be from people who were expecting a more advanced approach, which I can appreciate, but this book was on my level. My only real criticism was the continual suggestion of consulting a Veterinary Behaviorist. I'm sure there are many in cities and [...]

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    27. Super helpful and well-written book about dog behavior. I'm a new dog owner and this publication explains a lot about why dogs behave certain ways and how to try to prevent or at least minimize behaviors that are unhealthy or destructive. They offer lots of behavior modification tricks but also don't shy away from prescriptive solutions -- the authors seem very keen on not letting dogs suffer unnecessarily. Also great advice on how to train with positive reinforcement and enjoy your dog. It's a [...]

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    28. Lots of good information, would be great for someone who doesn't know much about the topic. I really liked how terms were defined and everything was summed up at the end of each chapter. The one thing I didn't like was there was a blatant plug at the very end for a specific brand of dog food which I felt they could have left out. Instead they should have emphasized the important ingredients and nutrients in the food that made it special.

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    29. Did I hold the book? Yes. Did I turn the pages? Yes. Did I read here and there from various chapters? Yes. Just enough to know that we have gone wrong in just about every aspect of dog raising. This is a book for people who are contemplating getting a dog but haven't yet done so. And probably won't if they read the book carefully. We just muddled through and now have a lovely 8 year old dog who is essentially well behaved with one serious flaw. I won't say more.

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    30. This is a great book for someone getting a new puppy. I also liked that it discussed how to work through issues you can have with a pet. We have wonderful dog in Dakota. The one issue she has of licking her paws was even talked about in the book, and it paralleled what our vet said. I also like that this book emphasizes positive reinforcement rather than some of the more tortuous training methods a lot of people recommend.

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