The Dog Decoder

The Dog Decoder

The Essential Guide to Understanding your Dog's Behavior

Book - 2011
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Shows how to pick up signals and messages from dogs to understand their behavior and bond more closely.

Barron's Educational Publishing
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The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

When your dog becomes excited, do you know whether he's expressing joy or anxiety? This book shows how to pick up on the signals and messages he sends out to you and others. You'll also learn how understanding your dog's behavior will help you bond more closely with him.

  • Clear, annotated photos show the signals that dogs convey in both normal and special situations.
  • Authoritative text helps you interpret the different messages your dog sends out.

    Often, when a dog owner finds that his pet has become excited, he can't tell if the excitement indicates joy or anxiety. This book shows how to pick up on all the signals that dogs send out through their voices, body language, postures, tail-wagging, and more. The Dog Decoder helps readers understand what dogs are trying to say to their human masters. Aided by vivid color photos, author David Alderton describes how dogs communicate inside the home, out on the street, encountering visitors and other animals, walking off their lead, and at play in the park. Alderton has carefully selected, captioned, and annotated photos to help fellow dog owners gain a clear understanding of their pet's behavior. He advises on how to predict a dog's reaction to a particular situation, enabling owners to use that knowledge for a more enriching and less stressful relationship with their dog. More than 100 color photos.

  • Publisher: Hauppage, NY : Barron's, 2011
    Edition: 1st ed. for North America
    ISBN: 9780764147258
    Characteristics: 176 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


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    Feb 05, 2012

    This book is more of a children's picture book, best suited to a high school project. Though it is full of nice pictures, it doesn't really contain any useful information.

    This is a book about dogs, not about having dogs; it contains absolutely no useful information on how to treat or train your dog.


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