Our knowledge of dogs has changed –
why haven’t our training methods?
Old dog training methods based on being “alpha” are out of date.
Punishing dogs for their behavior creates anxiety for them.
There are no bad dogs – there are only ineffective training methods.
the only dog training book based on modern dog psychology research.
“Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.”
–Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts. Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn.
Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods. Decoding Your Dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs.
“[The] authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs’ demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido.”
–Ranny Green, coauthor of Good Dogs, Bad Habits
“Decoding Your Dog is an important addition to the canine canon, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend.”