From the Inside Flap
You think your life is crazy. Try looking at the world through your dog's big melting brown eyes. If your dog is neurotic (and what dog isn't these days?), consider these helpful pointers:
• Don't interrupt your dog's naps—remember, he needs your bed far more than you do.
• Don't force your dog to play fetch just because you feel like it—keep in mind his busy schedule too.
• Never bark orders at your dog. "Please" and "thank you" work wonders with the neurotic dog.
• Give your dog a canine personality quiz—it's the first step before starting him on full-fledged psychoanalysis.
• If all else fails, feed him!
Stephen Baker's delightful HOW TO LIVE WITH A NEUROTIC DOG is sure to have both you and your canine companion rolling on the floor and begging for more. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Can you cure your neurotic dog?
One of the more important relationships in your life is the one you enjoy with your dog. He is your constant companion, and his loyalty is unmatched by any other animal--or human. But no matter how much time you spend with Fido or how many rawhides you buy for him, he always seems moody, in need of constant reassurance, and overly suspicious of the cat. What can you do?
How to Live with a Neurotic Dog is like a bright red fire hydrant on an otherwise dark street. This book will help you understand your dog's idiosyncrasies, such as why your canine companion insists on squeezing between you and your partner in bed, his aversion to soap and water, and the break-neck speed at which he devours his food.
Inside, you'll find prescriptive techniques and sage advice for dealing with your pooch's quirks and calming his insecurities, such as:
- Never buy a more expensive toy for the baby than for the dog at Christmas
- Invite your dog to the dining table and let him know that what's yours is his and what's his is his
- When shopping for your canine's clothes, avoid discount stores--he'll think you're cheap
- In addition, you'll find a breakthrough method for keeping your dog off your bed.
How to Live with a Neurotic Dog may not solve your relationship problems with your four-legged friend, but at least it will keep you both laughing. Read it with a dog you love.