- File Size: 984 KB
- Print Length: 29 pages
- Publisher: CattleDog Publishing (September 26, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 26, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005Q134XI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,033 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
How to Greet a Dog and What to Avoid Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I read it on the cloud reader--which was good because it turns out the points are made by nice, colorful, easy to understand (without being preachy) cartoon drawings all contained in a mere 113 Kindle location size.
The basic points are (without just rewriting the points):
1. Don't approach dogs in cars...
2. Approach slowly and calmly...
3. Ask for permission...
4. Avoid staring at dogs head on....
5. Don't loom...
6. Avoid reaching into...
7. Avoid interacting if...
8. Touch and pet...
Super highly-recommended by a certain dog who may have snapped once (completely out of character) when her head was unexpectedly held while a face loomed over her.
You will find this little book to be very useful when explaining how to greet a dog in a way that children will understand. The kids should appreciate that they ought to treat dogs with the same consideration they expect for themselves. I've run into plenty of adults who need these basic lessons, too!
My obedience instructor uses many of Dr. Yin's freely available materials in her puppy kindergarten and basic obedience classes.
I also recommend that you pay attention to Dr. Yin's blog, web site, and video clips that show clearly how easy it is to teach a dog a new concept or behavior. My favorite is the one where she teaches her dog to put both front feet in a box on the floor using just treats and the word "Yes!" It took a total of about three minutes.
no doubt it is advertising for the author and her other publications.
thank you dr. yin for a cute easy presentation.
~The Rebecca Review
The last book I read was Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher. I picked this book to read because I am pretty scared of dogs and I wanted to learn about how to not be as afraid. I liked how there were rules that you could follow and practice before you see a dog. I even practiced them at home with my cat. I think they will help me. I gave this book four stars.
On second thought, I decided anything else would be unacceptable. Like the Ten Commandments, there are a few basic rules, like the Ten Commandments, they are easy enough to learn and obey, and like the Ten Commandments, there are harsh consequences for failing to follow the rules.
The thing is, decades ago, I was a baby photographer. It took a while for me to learn how to interact with kids, but I eventually learned how, and these were basically the rules that I evolved for dealing with them. Basically, they consist of "don't be aggressive, be familiar and friendly, and respect the kid's (or the dog's) right to set the pace."
Once I learned how, women would arrive at the studio, and gasp. Oh, they'd say, a man, or Oh, a beard, or Oh!, you wear glasses. Don't worry about it, I'd tell the mother. If you don't get upset, things will be OK. And I'd approach the mom slowly, and talk to the mom, while the baby would study me. Pretty soon, the baby would decide to peek, and I'd play peek with the baby, with the baby soon laughing. I'd offer my arms to the baby, and the baby would shrink back, and I'd pull back my arms, and cry, Aha, fooled you!, teasing the babe, and the babe would turn to see me laughing. Before you know it, the baby would be leaping into my arms.
I own a german shepherd, a 130-pound female, and since she has no hands, she inspects things with her mouth. If she gets excited, she can sometimes pinch with her mouth, and that scares people. Since I don't want to be sued, I thought perhaps this book would help me teach others how to make friends with my dog.
Well, the answer is no. This book is about keeping dogs from getting scared and hurting you on purpose.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for parents or anyone having children around dogs to show/teach them about the proper way to interact. Read morePublished 12 days ago by GARY H ALCORN
I will definitely be re-ordering. They are a big hit in my dog training classes.Published 1 month ago by S. Strickland
Quick and easy to understand, apply and teach right away. This is an especially useful tool for teaching children and adults proper behavior.Published 6 months ago by B G.
OK for very young children - should specify that it's a children's book. Glad I only got a sample.Published 7 months ago by W. Lewis
As a professional trainer and certified behavior consultant, I often have need to explain the information illustrated in this delightful booklet. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Christy S. Redenbach
It looks like an amazing book to read and is very informative. I also learned that I have to treat dogs gently. And to care of them. And ask the owner to pet it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by lilith
We have a new dog, and this is a great info for dog body language and why dogs react to certain things.Published 8 months ago by homeschooling mom
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