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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475235291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475235296
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,692,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Average 4.6* on Goodreads!
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About the Author

Karen Davison is an Associate Member of the Animal Care College, Ascot, England; is passionate about dogs, their welfare and building positive relationships between dogs and their owners. Karen holds academic qualifications in Canine Psychology, Advanced Wolf Behaviour and Ecology, Advanced Canine Behaviour Psychology and Training and Dog Agility Instruction, and has been working as a professional dog trainer and veterinary referral behaviourist since 2001. An important part of her work has been not only training dogs and improving their quality of life, but also working to educate their human companions. Karen has also been involved in dog rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing for many years in Co Kerry, Ireland, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and their own six rescue dogs.

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Karen Davison is a professional dog trainer and canine behaviourist and is passionate about dogs, their welfare, and building positive relationships between dogs and their owners.
Her first book, The Perfect Companion, Understanding, Training and Bonding with your Dog published in June 2012, condenses Karen's knowledge and experience into one concise and comprehensive guide to canine psychology, training and problem solving, is an invaluable edition to any dog owner's library.
Since then she has published Complete Guide to House Training Puppies and Dogs and two Fun Reads for Dog Lovers - It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog Trainer and A Dog's Guide to Humans.

She is currently working on her first work of fiction, which combines her love of writing, wolves and fantasy - Wolf Clan Rising which is due to be published 2015.

Excerpt: Wolf Clan Rising
BLEYD

The setting sun filters through the forest, casting red gold rays that dance with the spirits of the living canopy. Through the dappled sunlight, a lone wolf moves on silent paws along the narrow trail, his powerful legs cover the ground at an easy trot.
Far to the north, the distant howls of stranger wolves carry to him faintly on the wind; he pauses, pricking his ears towards the sound. Licking his nose he inhales deeply to explore his surroundings.
The north east wind brings with it the scent of snow from the high peaks and the freshness of the White Water river. Close by, rain and earth, the souls of trees and undergrowth, and spirits of a myriad living things that inhabit the forest.
He smells what is, and also, what has gone before. The older scents are fainter, like the tracks of ghosts.
He registers this in a few heartbeats then lifts his muzzle and flaring his nostrils, he casts his mind out further still, seeking the one scent that has caused such restlessness; the scent that surrounds him like an invisible force, pulling him further and further away from his pack. The scent of the she-wolf.
On the wind, a minute trace of what he seeks causes his heart to race; he throws back his head and lifts his voice in a long and wavering howl.
Away to the south, back at the clan camp, his own pack add their voices, weaving through and around his, wrapping him with warmth and comfort and bringing with it an overwhelming sense of loss.
In the midst of the voices, he hears his soul brother calling to him. His chest tightens and for a moment he looks back over his shoulder, but as twilight descends the faint cry of the she-wolf beckons him north.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John on June 12, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I like to think that I have done a reasonable job with my dog. He sits, stays and goes to bed when I tell him. One thing however, is that when I take him out for a walk and let him off the lead, I usually spend the next hour trying to retrieve him.

This book has given me a different perspective and insight to the way dogs tick. After a few weeks following the suggested course of training, he now behaves himself and comes when I call him. It is both a revelation and relief to myself, and other local dog owners.

I initially brought the book in the hope it would help with just this problem, but after such success I have read the whole book and now understand so much more about the way he behaves.

The book is very well written and easy to understand and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a problem dog, or just wants to understand their companion better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Grace McC on June 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
A lovely concise book that deals with the common problems we have with our dogs. There is so much confusing information out there about how to deal with bad behavior all this stuff about dominance and alphas, it is refreshing to have information that is backed up with behavioral studies.
There is also a lovely warm feel to the book written by someone who obviously loves dogs. The last thing you want to do is punish your little friend. Her advise is not disimilar to how you should raise children, love, plenty of attention and consistancy. This would make a great gift for someone contemplating geting a dog. Unfortunately I have made many of the mistakes!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L C Grandcourt on November 10, 2012
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These simple steps will no doubt work but it is the owner that needs training first - to be consistant. I will no doubt be returning to different chapters as time goes by to reinforce the learned behaviour.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pdank on January 21, 2013
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I work at fostering, training, socializing and preparing dogs for adoption for a local rescue and i still found tips that helped me. Great book
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