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Dogs are thinking, feeling beings: individuals, just as we are, with different personalities, strengths and weaknesses, and distinct emotional lives. Get to know your companion from a different perspective through simple routines and games that you can do at home, and understand your dog much better as the relationship between you grows even deeper.
Most books about dogs talk about the history of various breeds, and are filled with useful training advice, yet we learn almost nothing about how dogs think and feel. Dogs are considered to be easily trained creatures of instinct, but this attitude falls short of the mark. It doesn’t take into consideration that dogs are thinking, feeling beings; individuals, just as we are, with different personalities, strengths and weaknesses, and distinct emotional lives.
The aim of this book is to have dog owners get to know their companions from a different perspective, through simple routines and games that can be carried out at home. Owners will learn about – and see for themselves –
the mental abilities that their dog possesses, and understand their dog much better as the relationship between them grows even deeper.
"A fascinating read, taking you through your dog's senses, how he learns, and the differences between breeds. It includes exercises to improve mental and physical dexterity, hearing, vision and so on, and is full of interesting snippets of information." – Dogs Today
"An interesting little book, quite an in-depth read but the exercises that you can carry out with your dog are plainly explained and easy to follow." – Dog Training Weekly
"Based on the author's strongly held belief that every dog is an individual with its own personality, strengths and weaknesses, 'Know Your Dog' offers practical tips to help owners understand their dogs and use this knowledge in their training." – Dogs NSW
"This book has some great information on not just how to train your dog, but how to really know and understand them – how to consider their feelings and ensure they learn things too. A chapter devoted to the Daily Mental Workout is a must-read …" – Pets Magazine