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The Dog Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Canine Questions [Kindle Edition]

Arden Moore
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Book Description

It happens all the time. Just when Max’s owner thinks she has him figured out, he exhibits a bewildering fear of the neighbor’s skateboard. Or, despite endless corrections, Bailey still refuses to understand that she doesn’t belong on the leather armchair.

Then there are the dogs that almost always behave appropriately and predictably but can still display a few surprise reactions in situations that disturb their routines. Houseguests might be ruining Buster’s sense of order — taking over his favorite room and distracting his humans from important things like fetch and dinner. And that dog park near Sadie’s new house is terrific, but she might be having a tough time understanding the rules of etiquette.

To all these situations and a hundred more, dog expert Arden Moore provides answers that clearly explain canine actions and reactions, and then helps readers with suggestions for modifying unacceptable behavior. For every canine misdeed, there is a human counter-response to fix the problem. Read about both sides of the story in these friendly questions and answers, taken from real-life situations with real dogs. There is hardly a behavior that will not have dog lovers nodding their heads in recognition.

The Dog Behavior Answer Book will solve the mysteries of canine shoe theft, food guarding, and grass eating for puzzled humans everywhere.


Editorial Reviews

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It's hard enough for different people to live together let alone different species. What people often regard as doggy misdeeds are simply cases of dogs being dogs. In the Dog Behavior Answer Book, pet expert Arden Moore unleashes great advice on how to bridge the people-pet communication gap. Read this incredible book and you'll learn new insights into the canine world, prevent problems, and meet your dogs on a richer, deeper level. Go fetch this book!

 

Marty Becker, Host, The Pet Doctor, PBS

 

 

What a great way to learn how to better communicate with our dogs, and why it is they do what they do. This book addresses some quality questions with in-depth answers that help develop that strong bond with Fido. Arden’s writing style packages useful information in a fun and entertaining way.

Nick Sveslosky, Editor, Fido Friendly Magazine



 

“This concise, small-format book in a question-and-answer format takes you through puppyhood to greet-and-sniff to your aging pet.  Baffling habits and destructive behavior are some of the many topics covered.”

 

Asbury Park Press, Jan. 15, 2007

About the Author

Arden Moore is the author of 20 books on cats and dogs, including The Cat Behavior Answer Book, The Dog Behavior Answer Book and Real Food for Dogs. She is the editor of Fido Friendly magazine, editor of Catnip, an animal behavior consultant and host of “Oh Behave!” weekly radio show on Pet Life Radio.com. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN Headline News, HGTV’s "Smart Solution," Martha Stewart Living Radio, NPR and hundreds of radio and television programs. She is known as "America’s Pet Edu-Tainer™" and gives pet talks throughout North America. She shares her Oceanside, Ca. home with dogs, Chipper and Cleo and cats, Callie and Murphy. Learn more by visiting her website: www.ardenmoore.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2925 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1580176445
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (December 8, 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JXBLCY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,178 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mystery solver November 6, 2007
Format:Paperback
Aha! This easy-to-read resource confirmed my suspicion as to why my new dog Lucy barks madly at the FedEx guy (see p. 97). But I never figured out why she did some other odd things until I found the answers in this helpful book. It solved such mysteries as:

Page 100: Why dogs sniff the crotches of guests.
Page 103: Why dogs vigorously, messily splash water out of the water bowl with their front paws!
Page 107: Why dogs do the "dead fish dance," such as the time Lucy threw herself atop a dead Dungeness crab and wiggled wildly. Yuck.
Page 95: How to get dogs like Lucy to not bark nonstop when the pizza guy comes to the door.

The forward of this book is written by John Grogan, author of famous "Marley & Me," and owner of trouble-boy Marley. He includes some humorous insights, plus says The Dog Behavior Answer Book "could have helped us in a big way. Had we had Arden's commonsense expertise then, we would have better understood what motivated Marley's bad-boy behavior and been able to formulate a strategy to change, or at least, temper it."

What particularly impresses me is that Arden doesn't just write about dog behavior, she lives it. My husband and I have known Arden since the 1980s. When she recently met our German shepherd mix Lucy in our home, I was nervous. Lucy barks at visitors -- looking at it most charitably, I suppose it's in hopes that she'll remain the center of attention.

Arden wisely surmised that visitors typically make rapid movements and, among other things, reward Lucy's barking by giving her treats as she barks.

Arden employed an altogether different strategy.

Examples:

1) She initially met Lucy outside the home on neutral turf.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Behavior Book !!!! November 22, 2006
Format:Paperback
After reading Arden Moore's The Dog Behavior Answer Book, I wish I had had this book when I first got my puppy. I would have saved myself a lot of money and aggravation. Arden sure knows how a dog thinks and her solutions are "right on". I recommend this book to ALL new and OLD dog owners.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book May 9, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Lots of information in this book. It answered many of our questions about our two shitzus. Highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book for a Pet Blogger | Great Gift Idea December 12, 2012
Format:Paperback
I'm a pet blogger and I write Keep the Tail Wagging ([...]). I bought this book as a resource for my blog and it's been great. I can flip through and come up with 10 article ideas from the pages of The Dog Behavior Answer Book. But I've learned that it's important to combine what we read in this book with what we know about our own dogs, because this book can't answer every single question.

I do wish there was more to it, because sometimes our dogs are a mystery - the glances they give each other, the position of the ears, the howling for no apparent reason. Why Why Why? Some questions this book can answer, but others this book cannot. But it's still a fun book and think it's a great gift idea for a dog lover.

Another reviewer mentioned that this is a great book for someone new to dogs; I think differently. I would be concerned that a person new to dogs would lean to much on this book. Maybe when they've had a dog for a year or more, then they'll be able to appreciate this book without seeing it as a "Bible" for dog behavior. I only say this, because I was so clueless when we adopted our first two (litter mates) and quickly learned that the books only had part of the answer, not all of the answer.

Kimberly
Editor in Chief of Keep the Tail Wagging
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Arden! I am now a better quardian to my dog December 13, 2006
Format:Paperback
I have found it - an easy-to-read, complete pocket-size reference book on what to do when my dog does things that confuse or frustrate me. Arden has done a great job of bridging the communication gap between people and dogs. Thanks, Arden. I feel like I know my dog better and I can be a better guardian to her. I highly recommend this book to both new dog guardians and to long-time dog lovers.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Dog Info! December 11, 2006
Format:Paperback
What a great book, full of information and ideas on how to understand and correct dog behavior, resulting in happier times for all. Lots to learn even for the long time dog owner. Yes, you can correct older dogs behavior probelms with the ideas in this book!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars you've got a puppy or dog - you've got your guide April 18, 2014
By Alee
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
this is a very nice pocket size smart edition of "why my dog does this" and "what to do to make him stop" guide. anytime-anywhere and all sorts of behaviors explained, it's your "Dear Abby" on dog behaviors. Totally recommend it even when you "think" you "know" your dog!
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This is a great book with practical advice for dog owners. The format of the book is in a question and answer style that makes it difficult to revisit items unless they are specifically bookmarked by the reader for follow up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
Good book some help in thinking like a dog to help solve behavior problems
Published 6 months ago by Mamapanz
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Good book. Good, common sense advice. Will use some of the solutions when dealing with my nine month old female lab.
Published 12 months ago by Jacklynn Barthel
3.0 out of 5 stars its ok
not what I wanted, and its ok. really not any stuff that I have read before. im sure someone will like it though
Published 15 months ago by autismbites
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Thanks for the quick delivery. This is a great info book and being an animal lover I really injoyed it. I often refer back to it at different times. Thanks so much
Published 22 months ago by Barbara J. Appelt
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book for all dog owners!
Really gives the answeres to all of your dog questions. I have it on loan to many of my friends.
Published on March 23, 2011 by Carl E. Brady
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Book
I checked this book out at my library. Loved it so much I bought it for myself and my students. Book was in perfect condition.
Published on October 29, 2010 by Tammy M. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great dog behavior book
This book is right up there with their cat one. Both have great stories and info to relavant behaviors and what these behaviors mean from the dog perspective. Read more
Published on October 29, 2010 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Just okay
Okay book for a beginner dog person. Was hoping for a bit more detailed insights.
Published on March 11, 2009 by S. M. SHEA-BRESSETTE
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Little Book!
This portable little guide is jam-packed with good advice. Each Q&A is like an enjoyable short story (plus adorable illustration! Read more
Published on March 3, 2009 by citywulf
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More About the Author

Arden Moore is the author of 20 books on cats and dogs, including The Cat Behavior Answer Book, The Dog Behavior Answer Book and Real Food for Dogs. She is the editor of Fido Friendly magazine, editor of Catnip, an animal behavior consultant and host of "Oh Behave!" weekly radio show on Pet Life Radio.com. She has appeared on Fox News, CNN Headline News, HGTV's "Smart Solution," Martha Stewart Living Radio, NPR and hundreds of radio and television programs. She is known as "America's Pet Edu-Tainer™" and gives pet talks throughout North America. She shares her Oceanside, Ca. home with dogs, Chipper and Cleo and cats, Callie and Murphy. Learn more by visiting her website: www.ardenmoore.com.

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