- 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: #357,926 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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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.
~The Rebecca Review
The language is simple enough for a child to read and importantly the messages are very simple. This does not come across as a lecture like a lot of child safety books unfortunately do. The text is very conversational and together with the pictures is full of humour. Children (and even adults you don't have to be a child to learn about interacting with a dog safely) will enjoy each piece of advice and not even really catch on that they are learning. Lessons learnt include how to approach a dog in a car, how to pat a dog as well as know when it is okay to pat a dog, how to approach a dog with an owner, how to be beside and not make it feel threatened as well as dog related advice. As a nice bonus in teaching the dog related stuff the reader will also pick up some stranger danger or what's okay for people touching them advice as comparing human behaviour with the dogs perspective which can be built upon in a wider discussion later.
This is a really good picture book. Illustrations done in cartoon style are really well drawn too.
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.
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 6 months ago by GARY H ALCORN
I will definitely be re-ordering. They are a big hit in my dog training classes.Published 7 months 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 14 months ago by homeschooling mom
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